What was the point of the Great Rift and the Dark Imperium?

Warp travel was already dangerous and the Imperium was already divided.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Warhammer 40k lore doesn't make sense

    whoa, what next, you gonna tell me the sun is hot?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Divide Primaris and old marines. Next question

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dark Imperium will be absorbed by the Tau Empire.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're on the wrong side of the rift for that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They have a wormhole leading to the other side of the galaxy.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To counterbalance the fact that the Imperium gained a bunch of huge wins in Cawl, the Primaris Marines and a fucking primarch returning.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Retarded decisions don't cancel each other out like that

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Imperium is failing, splitting in two.
    Just as the roman empire split in two towards its fall.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Should of had Ultrama get stuck on the other side of the rift. Have Gulliman pull his Imperium secondus crap again after seeing the Imperium is a mess and have the two enter into a kind of cold war, only working together cause Chaos is the bigger threat. Primarus could have only been an Imperium Secondus faction only.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To up the odds without changing the status quo.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They needed to hand Chaos a win to make them seem like a threat and make the setting about them and only them. Other villain factions don't matter, only chaos gets to do things.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To offset a Primarch and a new legion of super space Marines entering the fray

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    to get people's attention

    and also to give them space to have chaos be a major threat in places other than just the Eye of Terror

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GW had to trick idiot kids and WAAC-fags into buying their army twice at a premium. Either you bought Buymoreis or you weren't competitive, at least as far as SM armies went. Sure, there were other, more competitively viable armies at the time, but they didn't have even 1/100th of the sales that Space Marines do. I stepped away from 40k right as 5th dropped. Now the setting's as much of a badly handled shitshow as Age of Suckmore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Either you bought Buymoreis or you weren't competitive

      This is just wrong, though. Vanguard Veterans, Sanguinary Guard, Grav Devs, Centurions, and all kinds of old firstborn marine units have been competitively top end for marines for large portions of the time since 8th edition launched.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The theory for years now has been that we'll do a West and East Rome sorta thing, with Roboute's shinny progressive Imperium on one side and a grimdark hellhole Imperium (likely under The Lion) in the nasty half.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I find it hilarious that the warp is supposed to break the laws of physics, of time and space, yet the great riff being a literal line dividing the galaxy implied traveling through the warp is based entirely on euclidean geometry. Its so fucking stupid.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Warp travel was already dangerous and the Imperium was already divided.
    Power creep

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