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I was just thinking about the 40k universe in general (even though it consists of only one galaxy except for the nids) and came to the decision that there is a flaw with the game and the story line. In a galaxy theat is constantly at war planets are destroyed (the current campaign proves this) for various reasons by all sides in the conflict.
Now I am not a astronomer but i believe that it takes billions of years for a planet to form. So since it is only the 40,000 millenia thats 1000*40,000 which gives u 40,000,000 years since the humans started keeping time and war has been raging for long before that (in the necron dex).
Is it just me or will the galaxy eventually run out of planets to fight for. And none of the races can travel between galaxies so...
I think your time keeping is a little flawed there- AFAIK 40k is 40,000 years in the future- not 40,000 millenia. And no- I don't think there's any danger of running out of planets. There's quite a few out there.
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And some people wonder why not even the C-tan know how many planets there are...
CUZ THERE ARE LIKE A FREAKING ZILLION!
40k is fought over an entire galaxy. This means there are a lot of stars and, however true this may be in real life, millions upon millions of planets.
Of course it has to end, but not for a very long time. There are more than enough planets to get through yet.
And don't forget that however it is portrayed, planets are seldom destroyed. Ravaged by war, yes. But not destroyed. While chaos and exterminatus do destroy or render inhospitable some, they are by and large the minority.
Yeah that's a gross understatement. There are some 200 billion stars in the galaxy.Originally Posted by The_Giant_Mantis
(read the whole page, it's pretty interesting)
So if each sun has just one planet, and if a thousand planets blow up a year, it would take 200 million years to run out of planets.
That was pretty interesting, but then at the end I think, "how the hell do they know that -_-'" still, thoughOriginally Posted by Ezekiel1990
And to clear up another point, 40k does indeed refer to the year 40,000, which would the be the 40th millennium, and... the 400th century.
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Ok but in the necron codex war has been waging and entire solar systems have been destroyed by the wars of the ctan. So and not every system has habitable planets.
I know that it will take a while (understatement) but i am just saying at the rate campaings are beeing fought worthwile planets are droping like flies. And i was just making the observation that the 40k UNIVERSE is just one galaxy.
And think how many stars were killed before the ctan wars. I mean they ate them. that kills the planets areound them.
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True enough but the c'tan have been eating stars for as long as the universe itself has existed, and in that time plenty of new stars have formed. In fact i'd say the rate of production has likely been far greater than the rate at which the c'tan have been draining them. Especially sicne teh c'tan have found physical form and found other energy sources as well.
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