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View Poll Results: How would you like to see the main plot handled?
A Global Campaign is the best way; let the players decide. 11 19.64%
Updated Big Rule Book and Codexes are enough to advance plot. 6 10.71%
Black Library can handle the depth needed for plot advancement. 1 1.79%
A combination of the above options. 23 41.07%
Who needs to advance anything? Warhammer 40k is just fine as it is. 15 26.79%
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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-13-11, 09:40 PM
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Considering it wouldn't take much to irrevocably damage the status quo and send some of the more endangered races in the game into a hopeless downward spiral of complete annihilation ... I don't think GW will do anything drastic anytime soon.

If the Tyranids get an advantage or press the assault, it's over. Same with the Necrons. The Tau and Eldar are small in numbers and influence as it is, so if it really started raining down on them at this point they'd probably be done for.

But the question is, how to advance the story ? The Tyranids get more worlds ? The Necrons get more worlds ? The Orks get more worlds ? The Imperium finds a new kick-ass STC or a Primarch or something ? The Eldar reactivate some millenia-old sorcerous trinket that they had lying about wth devastating consequences ?

I don't know enough about the lore to think of something game-changing that could happen outside of those possibilities ...

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We can not under any circumstances let the players decide, there are far too many space wolf and space marine lovers in proportion to the other races to allow for an even transition.
We cannot allow players to decide because then it would just turn the whole of the 40k universe into a "who has the biggest fan base" competition, and the losers would be made massivly worse off

By losers I do primarily mean the Eldar
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Maybe the turth about the Lost Primarchs comes out...

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Wahammer 40,000 is a setting, not an advancing story line... Thus it is good as it is...

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The Imperium has hope in the form of Dormant primarchs and potentially rediscovered STC`s.

And who knows what failsafes the guardians of the Black Library may instigate should they become desperate enough?

Assuming the plot ever progresses, their are plenty of potential rabbits to pull out of proverbial hats so plot advancement while keeping balance wouldn`t be a problem. However, given the paperwork and rewriting of sourcebooks needed I don`t really see it happening.


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Wahammer 40,000 is a setting, not an advancing story line... Thus it is good as it is...
I agree, but GW seem to be advancing it anyway, if only in miniscule ways. Little tidbits like the Golden Toilet starting to act up and the Astronomican apparently not as bright as it was would make it appear that there are dark times ahead for humanity. If they're only going to move it along in tiny increments like this with every new edition, then it'll be 25 or 30 years before we see any significant developments.
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Problem is it's really hard to slide major events into the current timeline, the only way to do something major is to progress past the current timeline, it really depends on whether you truly want something new and major to happen or continue to just flesh out the current timeline with many minor events.
I'd argue the term "minor". Some of Abaddon's Black Crusades have been "minor". I think between the Sabbat Worlds Crusades and the various campaigns Forge World has put out for their "Imperial Armour" series, it's been shown that there are a lot of interesting concepts yet to be explored.

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By minor I meant nothing on the scale of affecting all the races in the universe.
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By minor I meant nothing on the scale of affecting all the races in the universe.
Which is for the best. Anything that messes with the overall status of a race is a bad idea. People will get pissed, GW will loose customers and it will become an even more Marine-centric universe. You can have lots of fun messing around without permenantly altering the status quo of races.

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Well they are already leaning towards other races, what with the most recent rulebook pretty much stating the Emperor is going to die soon and the rest of the Imperium is falling into ruin.
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