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How would you like to see the main plot handled?

  • A Global Campaign is the best way; let the players decide.

    Votes: 11 19.6%
  • Updated Big Rule Book and Codexes are enough to advance plot.

    Votes: 6 10.7%
  • Black Library can handle the depth needed for plot advancement.

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • A combination of the above options.

    Votes: 23 41.1%
  • Who needs to advance anything? Warhammer 40k is just fine as it is.

    Votes: 15 26.8%
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By minor I meant nothing on the scale of affecting all the races in the universe.
I understood that. :)

But again, I would point out that "minor" can still be very exciting... doubly so when "major" would inevitably involve something polarizing for the fan base. As fresh as it would be for the setting, I would not want to see it advanced if it meant, e.g., that the Eldar were finally annihilated or that the Necron threat was abated for another ten millennia (or something).

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.
I'm not sure I understand you here.

What is "soon"? The Tech Priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus discovered failures in the mechanisms of the Golden Throne that are far beyond their ability to repair. No timeline is given, though. The Throne has lasted for ten thousand years. This might not even be an issue until Warhammer 42K, for instance.

Also, I'm not sure how this involves "leaning toward other races". I'm pretty sure that, no matter what change or advancement to the setting that comes in the future (if any), it won't involve the Imperium and/or the Adeptus Astartes losing out (in terms of coverage, products, fluff, etc.) to other races.

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Well it's leaning towards the other races in the fact the guiding light is getting weaker, the golden throne is failing and the other races are running amok all across the Imperium. :)
 

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While that is true it's also to be expected. After all the Imperium is already the primary ruling body, it had its chance to wipe everybody else out and failed. Having the Imperium improve it's standing isn't really progressing the plot so much as eliminating some of the smaller races (much to the rage of Eldar/Tau fanboys everywhere).

Regardless we can all rest assured that nothing will threaten the existance of the Astartes.
 

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I wouldn't mind every race getting a "returning Primarch" of some kind. The story could advance and each race would have a reason that they survived the re-shuffling of galactic power. I don't want things to get unbalanced or lose races, I just want a reason for more more continuity. Of course, Primarch models would probably sell pretty well, so I'm not opposed to that, either. :wink:
 

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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 whole point is that YOU the player advances the story with the actions of your army with your club with your friends on your terms, GW help with that by adding new models and codexs to keep things fresh, but ultimately its your game and you can do with it what you like, you dont need to be spoon fed anything from GW HQ,Its up to you what part of the time line your on or if you want to follow the fluff as its set out or if you want to be in a different time stream altogether.

Anyway GW will never progress the "setting" fluff and battles and campaigns will happen but in the end it will always be nearly the year 40000 give or take, the imperium of man will always be in decline, the eldar will be dying out,the Orks will be everywhere but never organised enough,Nids will eat everything but get stopped by an impossible alliance,chaos will do chaosy things,but apart from the possibility of a new race at some point the story will stay the same as it has for 25 years,because for every successive generation that joins the hobby the story is current and new



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What is "soon"? The Tech Priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus discovered failures in the mechanisms of the Golden Throne that are far beyond their ability to repair. No timeline is given, though. The Throne has lasted for ten thousand years. This might not even be an issue until Warhammer 42K, for instance.
You would think the Eldar would help. Despite being enemies, I am sure they are aware of the Emperor's efforts of keeping a lot of daemons away from the material realm.
 

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You would think the Eldar would help. Despite being enemies, I am sure they are aware of the Emperor's efforts of keeping a lot of daemons away from the material realm.
I'm probably ignorant and I don't know much about the thing in question but what would the Eldar know of the Throne ? Sure its probably ripped off of their stuff since "webway gate something something" but it's the most advanced piece of functioning technology in the Imperium as far as I know and it took the Emperor all of his concentration and knowledge to build it. Not to mention it's human tech built by humans to be used by humans.
How come they'd be able to do anything useful to it ?
 

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I think that before they worry about 41k, they should finish off the Horus Heresy, and fill in the gaps between then to now.
 

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I would personally like to see some sort of advancement, but then all i care about is the fluff and of course advancing the plot in any significant way would no doubt require alot of changes on the table aswell, but obviously you can't change all the armies in one go, so its difficult to impliment. But sure, i would definely love to see some advancement, its half the reason i love LordLucans 50/60k fanfic series.

The background can still be easily fleshed out at the same time aswell, Star Wars has done it just find, as has WoW.
 

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I used to be for advancement but then I realized there is possibly an infinite number of things they can do with the 40k timeline.

Introducing a new xenos threat like the Slaughth for example or shedding some light on the halo/ghoul stars would be something fresh I think.
 

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I am not sure about advancement but I am always going to advocate the revival of world wide campaigns with results that stem from it.

Maybe not as large as the 13th black crusade was but definitely bigger than Medusa 5.

These sort of campaigns can fill in the gaps between the heresy years and the current timeline.
 

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I really want some elements of the plot wrapped up, like the discovery of the long lost Primarchs (especially Leman Russ. I want him to beat the crap out of that red Thousand Sons bloke.) Or the "could be" return of El Jackson fella from the Dark Angles as well as the hunts for the Unforgiven. Or the recovery of Jaghtai Khan, from the Dark Eldar Webway...

And what about the Emperor, will they scower the filing cabinets for the "ancient knowledge" needed to fix the Golden Thrown, or attempt to build a new one?

Theres so much stuff to wrap up! and I wish GW would continue these stories, instead of making up new ones every codex! I really think they should start something like a Hammer Wiki, or Lexacanum that updates all the time so we can all know What Happens Next!

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I really want some elements of the plot wrapped up, like the discovery of the long lost Primarchs (especially Leman Russ. I want him to beat the crap out of that red Thousand Sons bloke.) Or the "could be" return of El Jackson fella from the Dark Angles as well as the hunts for the Unforgiven. Or the recovery of Jaghtai Khan, from the Dark Eldar Webway...

And what about the Emperor, will they scower the filing cabinets for the "ancient knowledge" needed to fix the Golden Thrown, or attempt to build a new one?

Theres so much stuff to wrap up! and I wish GW would continue these stories, instead of making up new ones every codex! I really think they should start something like a Hammer Wiki, or Lexacanum that updates all the time so we can all know What Happens Next!

-LugNutz
Because of this

The whole point is that YOU the player advances the story with the actions of your army with your club with your friends on your terms, GW help with that by adding new models and codexs to keep things fresh, but ultimately its your game and you can do with it what you like, you dont need to be spoon fed anything from GW HQ,Its up to you what part of the time line your on or if you want to follow the fluff as its set out or if you want to be in a different time stream altogether.

Anyway GW will never progress the "setting" fluff and battles and campaigns will happen but in the end it will always be nearly the year 40000 give or take, the imperium of man will always be in decline, the eldar will be dying out,the Orks will be everywhere but never organised enough,Nids will eat everything but get stopped by an impossible alliance,chaos will do chaosy things,but apart from the possibility of a new race at some point the story will stay the same as it has for 25 years,because for every successive generation that joins the hobby the story is current and new
And this

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

If you really want the story to advance then I'm sorry but you're playing the wrong game.
 

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If you are a child of anything but the 2000s you will remember the 'Build your own adventure' books.

40k is like that, but with figures.

The End.
 
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