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So who are the good guys? I think one of the things I particularly enjoy about the game and universe is the dark setting that makes it in fact a very honest one.

I would imagine to the new player the imperium would appear to be the good guys, however as has been covered in many topics the imperium appears to be a very classic case of those that are in charge get it good and everybody else is meat to the grinder.
Now the only reason that the treatment of the citizens of the imperium is perhaps "a little naughty" is because all being human ourselves we know that there is a human capacity to treat each other well.
in terms of treatment of other races they are intolerant to the extreme and as murderous as any other of the major factions.

The Tau offer themselves as working for the greater good, however the only real difference between their expansion and the imperium expansion is that the Tau give the opportunity to join them before you get a kicking by them.

Eldar are secular and look after number 1, ruthless to the extreme when it comes to playing the other races off against each other - often causing large loss of life in other factions to save themselves.

Orks love a good scrap - its what they do. I dont think that they are evil as such, just aggressive and expansive. in all fairness its better for them not to wipe out everybody else or life will get awful boring!

Necrons I must admit I know little about their motives and as such am unqualified to comment so perhaps somebody could help with this? my gut feeling is they are probably as evil as they come!

Dark Eldar and Chaos marines I consider probably more evil then the chaos daemons themselves.
my thoughts are as follows - The daemons act on their nature and consuming souls to survive? (I am speculating here , I haven't read the codex and so again unqualified to comment)
Chaos Marines and Dark eldar have made a definate choice to kill for their own personal gains i.e. power. thats worth a minuute or two on the naughty chair as far as I am concerned.

The final faction I will look at is the Tyranids - who are imho the most honest race going. they simply act on the most basic instinct - eat and move on.
they are very similar to the imperium in a way their basic tactics (send in the little guys mixed with a few killer units) however the tyranid process has units that are almost designed to die where as everbody is designed similar in teh human race and no person is put into existance to die, somebody else tells them to.

In summary I believe that the tyranids are honest but too animalistic to be considered the good guys and the universe of 40K contains races driven to all manner of atrocities which allow them to survive. there are no good guys,

there is only a struggle

there is only war
 

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there is not good or evil only power and those to weak to seek it
 

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No good guys. All ass holes, the entire group.
 

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Yeah, it's all just shades of grey (or shades of black, your grimdark may vary).

 

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For me, the only 'good' race is Tau. I know, they are good as long as you accept their vision of Greater Good, but... I'd join them if I had a choice. They help all who join 'em, they don't cheat on food rations. But, to be honest, I'd join Farsight Enclaves, cause I have mah own vision of it, uniting humans and Tau.
But still, if you accept their offer and join them, you'd have home, job etc.

Otherwise, i'd join inquisition (they are good, they seek scum to 'heal' Imperium!) or Nurgle (Fuck everything, kill, rot and dance, and you'll be loved by your God!)
 

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Mmm... Sadly the Imperium is the lesser of the 10+ evils..


And dont mistake tyranids... They're evil bastards.. More like wasps than bees.
 

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Quit hating on abaddon, He'd win hands down in a 1 v 1 against Typhus.
 

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aaaah but has he ever fought with cancer
 

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there is no "good" or "bad", as I said before
in the 41st millennium there is no black and white, only shades of grey.
 

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Papa Nurgle.

He just wants to love you, as far as shades of gray go in 40k that's pretty light.
 

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This has been done before but the 'good' guys would be tau=imperium=eldar
Pray tell how those three factions would be the 'good guys'? They are no better than any of the factions people like you consider to be 'bad'.
 

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Papa Nurgle.

He just wants to love you, as far as shades of gray go in 40k that's pretty light.
Actually some truth in this xD
Although there are no good forces or bad forces, only shades inbetween, Nurgle's main desire is to grow new life... Although it's one of the most basic forms of life and rather deadly xD
 

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there is no "good" or "bad", as I said before
in the 41st millennium there is no black and white, only shades of grey.
Disagreed. There is definitely some black in the WH40K world, and all shades of grey are pretty close to it. There's really nothing grey about a race of mindless robotic drones that want to enslave and harvest all life for their vile, insatiable gods.
 

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Pray tell how those three factions would be the 'good guys'? They are no better than any of the factions people like you consider to be 'bad'.
Necrons wants to kill/kill/kill all
Dark eldar want to screw/torture/kill all
Nids wants to eat/kill/absorb all
Chaos wants to kill/screw/change/infect all
orks wants to....WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!

There are no good or evil only grey as others have said but these 3 are the closest to white grey you can get

Imperium wants to reunite/kill all
tau wants to unite/kill all
eldar wants to survive/kill all
 

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I say Nids are good simply because there is less malice involved with them. Sure, they kill all, but only to feed, there is no hatred, betrayal, or anger involved.

It is simply a matter of hunt, kill, feed. How can you deny the purity of such an existence?


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With lots of big ass weapons, that`s how! :laugh: (I knew that reply was coming)
 
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