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[Column] Warhammer 40.000: Eternal Crusade: Chaos

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,585MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Earlier this week, the Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade team announced the Chaos Factions with, we believe, the potential for mixed results. Find out why we think so before heading to the comments to chat.

The four Chaos factions in Eternal Crusade are: The Black Legion, Iron Warriors, Word Bearers, and Night Lords.  So you can basically build your character around one of these legions. For those who do not know their history. The Word Bearers really became the first corrupted faction during the Heresy. They are zealots capable of summoning daemons. They have no real ties to any single god. The Black Legion was originally Horus’s own legion. They are the overall chaos bad guys and can have ties to any of the four chaos gods. The Iron Warriors are heavy weapons and siege specialists who employ lots of tanks and destructive weaponry. The Night Lords owe their allegiance to no one and prey on the weak using stealth and terror tactics. All four factions are generally unaligned. So here are the bad and the good aspects of playing unaligned chaos.

Read more of Garrett Fuller's Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade - Chaos.

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  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member

    The most interesting baddies of 40k are the necrons (always a worthwhile plot and a dramatic appearance) and the genestealers (for similar reasons to necrons, but only while they are infiltrating - in 'space hulk invading form', they are just unintelligent cannon-fodder).

     

    I don't know why people have such a fetish for Chaos or the Orks - they are mundane by comparison. 

     

    The best 40k books involve necrons and genestealers - particularly the Ciphas Cain novels.

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,532Member Uncommon

    Necrons are just undead in space.

     

    I agree that Tyranids (the race genestealers are part of) can be cool as a "villain" in a campaign, but as a player race they are pretty... dull.

  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member
    Originally posted by tawess

    Necrons are just undead in space.

     

    I agree that Tyranids (the race genestealers are part of) can be cool as a "villain" in a campaign, but as a player race they are pretty... dull.

    It depends on the context. In 40k novels, plots involving necrons and infiltrating genestealers seem pretty spooky or gripping. 

     

    On the other hand, if you are just talking about a table-top battle, then all enemies probably have an equal number of pros and cons.

     

    However, in the context of a computer game, I wouldn't just want a battle - I would want a plot as well. So a necron plot might involve initially fighting some orks and then coming across a crypt - and exploring that crypt - and waking the crypt up!

     

    A genestealer plot might involve any criminal pretext - corruption, political intrigue, disappearances, strange reports...

     

    Do you see what I'm getting at? I'm looking at the bigger picture.

  • headbanzheadbanz Rio de JaneiroPosts: 11Member
    I dont need to say anything else: Warhammer rullz.

    "The light shall bring victory!"

  • BenkestokBenkestok kjellerupPosts: 17Member
    The deep hatred between The Empire and Chaos, is what makes 40k what it is. Necrons are just bad guys from space, so is the tyranids. But Empire vs Chaos is brother vs brother, its a fight that puts on display the faults of the human race, and also the biggest strenght. The feelings in this conflict is beyong anything else in warhammer. Now orks,.,,, well, they are lolz,, but thats about it.
  • EndoRobotoEndoRoboto Silverdale, WAPosts: 275Member
    I agree the actual Horus Heresy lore had me sucked in more than any other thread or plotline besides. I read one Cain novel, the one about Tau and Genestealers on some backwater planet but wasn't as enthralled as any of the Heresy novels probably because they are so freaking epic.
    Also Empire = Imperium for that guy above me lol.
  • shantidevashantideva bongholmPosts: 186Member
    Originally posted by Mors.Magne

    The most interesting baddies of 40k are the necrons (always a worthwhile plot and a dramatic appearance) and the genestealers (for similar reasons to necrons, but only while they are infiltrating - in 'space hulk invading form', they are just unintelligent cannon-fodder).

     

    I don't know why people have such a fetish for Chaos or the Orks - they are mundane by comparison. 

     

    The best 40k books involve necrons and genestealers - particularly the Ciphas Cain novels.

    Necrons shmeckrons...They were never a part of the original game or lore and were catapult jammed into it to boost GW miniature sales like so many other silly additions to Warhammer...I do agree that Genies are badass but never as a playable race for obvious reasons.

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  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,133Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mors.Magne

    I don't know why people have such a fetish for Chaos or the Orks - they are mundane by comparison. 

    Mainly because Chaos and Orks are more powerful in smaller tabletop combat settings.

     

    Same reason why people don't like Tau as much (because they are not very good if you don't have range).

     

    That and plus the emo/goth crowd like to associate themselves with Chaos, lol

  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,133Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Benkestok
    The deep hatred between The Empire and Chaos, is what makes 40k what it is. Necrons are just bad guys from space, so is the tyranids. But Empire vs Chaos is brother vs brother, its a fight that puts on display the faults of the human race, and also the biggest strenght. The feelings in this conflict is beyong anything else in warhammer. Now orks,.,,, well, they are lolz,, but thats about it.

    Not so much "hatred" per se, Chaos are just manifestation of evil is all (Chao gods are created from bad/aggressive emotions and thoughts of sentient beings, originally, if you are well-versed in the lore).

     

    So you are right Chaos actually had a plot - a intertwining link between Humans, Eldars and Chaos.

     

    Necron's plot is a lot more forced and don't feel fit in (war with the First Ones, Ctan, etc).

  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member
    Originally posted by Benkestok
    The deep hatred between The Empire and Chaos, is what makes 40k what it is. Necrons are just bad guys from space, so is the tyranids. But Empire vs Chaos is brother vs brother, its a fight that puts on display the faults of the human race, and also the biggest strenght. The feelings in this conflict is beyong anything else in warhammer. Now orks,.,,, well, they are lolz,, but thats about it.

    No. Chaos is not brother vs brother - it's run by demons! 

    It's not about the faults of the human race, it's about enslavement.

    The Chaos / demon mission is to create ubiquitous Hell.

  • TsaboHavocTsaboHavoc PinheiralPosts: 351Member
    Originally posted by Mors.Magne
    Originally posted by Benkestok
    The deep hatred between The Empire and Chaos, is what makes 40k what it is. Necrons are just bad guys from space, so is the tyranids. But Empire vs Chaos is brother vs brother, its a fight that puts on display the faults of the human race, and also the biggest strenght. The feelings in this conflict is beyong anything else in warhammer. Now orks,.,,, well, they are lolz,, but thats about it.

    No. Chaos is not brother vs brother - it's run by demons! 

    It's not about the faults of the human race, it's about enslavement.

    The Chaos / demon mission is to create ubiquitous Hell.

    Empire vs Chaos are the bread and butter of wh40k and ill tell u why, its a non-stop losing battle of human beings against its own corruption, sounds familiar to you, yes, wh40k is art and philosofy inside a game.

  • zimboy69zimboy69 chicargo, FLPosts: 374Member Uncommon

    the perfect setting would be  Necromunder 

    isnt that the perfect place setting  to do a mmo

     

    its almost setup as a ready made mmo 

     

     

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  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    I always play chaos if my friends will let me. It's always nice where you can just go into a game and be yourself >:)
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