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Admittedly this might be due to over-exposure from friends and various youtubers who won't shut the heck up about it while completely ignoring Fantasy and AoS, but I really can't see the appeal of the lore of Warhammer 40K. (I emphasize lore because the videogames are pretty fun gameplay wise)
The entire setting seems like a big case of Darkness Induced Audience Apathy.
I read through some wiki pages and listened to my friends and have played enough of the games to know the basic premise and factions; and I couldn't give less of rats ass who wins. 95% of the characters are evil jackasses and the ones who aren't are probably gonna be dead knowing this setting, and that's not getting into how there are no actually "good" or even "meh" characters. It's also why WH Fantasy > 40k big time for me. You can at least sympathize with the Empire/Dwarves/High Elves (sometimes) and they're clearly more progressive than the forces around them.
Heck. reading the tvtropes pages alone made me feel uncomfortable, there's no hope, its overly violent and its practically childish; something an "edgy" and pretentious young adult who grew up with Pat Mills and Garth Ennis' comics would make up.
Can someone explain the appeal of this universe to me? Because to me it all seems mean spirited for the sake of it and plain stupid.
Warhammer Fantasy is less grimdark than 40k. Ogre Kingdoms when CA? Dogs of War need Ogres and halflings.