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09-06-15 09:32 PM
Mellow_ OK, to be fair I knew none of my above was technically accurate. But the common theme of AI is certainly there.

Plus I'm not 100% but don't Tau use AI?
09-06-15 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by Mellow_ View Post
The Tau use AI. The Eldar used them and they fell. Humanity used them and they fell. The Tau are merely next in line.
The eldar fell to the birth Slaanesh.... Humanity did not actualy fell to AIs either. does not mean the Tau won't make a sky net equivalent tho.
09-06-15 08:06 PM
Mellow_ The Tau use AI. The Eldar used them and they fell. Humanity used them and they fell. The Tau are merely next in line.
08-24-15 09:15 AM
Originally Posted by Oldman78 View Post
The Tau will destroy themselves by building bigger and bigger battlesuits until they build suits soooooo big and sooooo powerful they collapse under their own weight mwah mwah mwah
08-20-15 10:32 AM
Old Man78 The Tau will destroy themselves by building bigger and bigger battlesuits until they build suits soooooo big and sooooo powerful they collapse under their own weight mwah mwah mwah
08-20-15 08:26 AM
Brawndo The Tau empires saving grace is its size really. Its not so large of a threat that i draws on a large scale attack from any of the major forces. And when a sizable force does get put against them from IOM will be redirected to bigger threats. They just have to pray that the Necrons don't pop up in their neck of the woods.
07-10-15 05:02 PM
el_machinae Well, the Imperium has to make the 'deliberate decision' to wipe out the Tau, and they're just not worth the effort compared to their other worries.

But for the 'nids and the Orks, I suspect that the Tau are 'worth it' to them the same way an Imperial planet would be. The biomass reward to the 'nids is comparable. The fun brawl aspect is comparable (but maybe less) for the Orks.

Now, technology vs. 'nids has always been hard to predict. 'Nids seem to have a ceiling in how effecively they can use any piece of biomass. And then you either do or don't have sufficient technology to defeat it. A bear is scary. But if you have IR goggles and a hunting rifle it's way, way less scary. A cloud of bumblebees is terrifying unless you have a bug bomb, etc.

If you pass a threshold in capacity, the problem becomes ... well, trivial.
07-09-15 09:49 PM
mayegelt I think like a lot of the people here that Tau will be ok for the moment.

Basically they aren't big enough to offer a huge problem for anyone if they did turn their force on them, but currently there isn't enough of a reason to do it.

The Imperium are far to slow to act, as ordered get passed down a long chain leading back to Terra, and by the time they would reach the front line the orders are of no use as they are out of date or are twisted by all the local bureaucrats to fit their own needs and funds / forces will have been syphoned off to their own pet projects. The ones at the end that are asked to fight the Tau will stall and delay as much as they can to save their own skin as they don't want to be in the firing line. Also things like the Space Marines and Mechanicum are shit scared on even looking at the tech of other races to think that they should conquer them and enslave them to make new stuff for them.
Chaos on the other hand could and probably would go in and steal their battle suit tech to harvest for themselves. Maybe someone like Iron Warriors would love to make new Daemon Battlesuits.
Orks are random, if it happens it happens. But the likely chance is, unless they hit the home world then some Tau will find a way to hide off somewhere till it is gone. Also that greater good thing will likely mean if the Ork force is big enough that they will sacrifice whole planets and systems to limit the damage and repel the Orks.
Necrons are a bit random as well. Not sure of the reaction between them, but in either case they seem to busy piecing their Empires together again, and unless that happens to be the Tau homeworlds as part of one of those Empires they won't go after them.
Tyranids would be a random act of genocide on their part. If it turns out they are in the way then they might be crushed, if it brushes by the side then they will be happy. But as Tau have little to no warp presence, it isn't as if the Tyranids will have a lock-on to them.
07-09-15 05:29 PM
Demon of Humanity exactly the tau will be whos left standing in the end due to the fact everyone else will be to busy being idiots
07-09-15 03:29 AM
CotC The Tau should be fine based on how quickly they scale up tech in the fluff; they're sort of the underdogs, late to arrive but with some of the coolest toys, the ability to make more and better toys, and the desire to do so.

Also, until we have any idea where the Ethereals came from and what they're up to, it'd be hard to count them as utterly doomed -- at least when compared to everyone else.

Best case scenario? Everyone else destroys one another, and the Tau introduce what's left to the Greater Good.
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