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Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Stardock announces the release of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion via digital distribution, calling this "the most significant expansion to Ironclad Games' hit real-time strategy game." This trailer shows off the standalone expansion, which does not require ownership of the original game to play, this page shows where to find the game, and this page has details on an upcoming boxed Collector's Edition (which will be available as an upgrade for owners of this digitally distributed version). Here's word on the game:

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion combines the best elements of real-time strategy with the depth normally reserved for 4X games. Players take command of a space-faring civilization that is fighting for its very existence in a vast interstellar war. This conflict will see players colonize planets, battle pirates, research new technologies, conduct trade, use diplomacy and engage in epic battles with massive fleets.

"What I think has made Sins of a Solar Empire such a phenomenon is that it demonstrated that you can have a real-time strategy game that rewards victory to the player who has built the better civilization, rather than the player with the best reflexes," said Brad Wardell, president & CEO of Stardock Entertainment.

In Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, years of unending conflict have resulted in internal strife within the three warring races - the Trader Emergency Coalition, the Vasari Empire and the Advent Unity. As a result, players can choose to play as a loyalist or rebel faction of the three races, each with their own techs and ships.

In addition to warring factions, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion also includes new "Titan" class warships. These massive vessels are fleets unto themselves and can unleash destruction across an entire star system. When matched with the additional new corvettes and capital ships, they create a variety of interesting tactical options for players.

"Each faction gets their own Titan," said Wardell. "Seeing one of these behemoths enter a system can be pretty awe-inspiring. It's a real game changer in the middle of a big multiplayer battle when someone manages to get their Titan into the fray."

The underlying game engine has also been overhauled to deliver state of the art graphics resulting in breathtaking visuals.

"The combination of being a space-based game with massive scale and the new graphics engine really helps bring home just how epic these battles can be," said Wardell. “When you see the already massive Kol battleship being overshadowed, literally, by a Titan, it conveys a level of scale that you just can't get in a non-space game."

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion can be purchased directly from its home page (www.sinsofasolarempire.com) or via digital distributors including Steam, GameStop PC Downloads, GameFly and others.

System Requirements:

        • Requires: Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2

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35. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 14, 2012, 17:15 nin
 
GayBlade wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 17:03:
Just a follow-up to my correspondence with Blair, from Ironclad. I e-mailed him as he suggested, and true to his word, he contacted Stardock on my behalf. Very nice of him to do that.

Anyway, Stardock says they don't want my money because I returned "every game" I ever bought from them!! LOL. I made many purchases on Impulse over the years and only ever returned two games: Demigod and Elemental. Need I say more?

In any event, I used, not misused, their own return policies and they banned me from making any future purchases!!! Doh! There must be some fine print someplace I missed where if you ask them to honor their own policy they will refuse to take any future money from you

On well, as nin said, I suppose they are giving me permission to seek other, less savory methods of acquiring the game.


That's really unfortunate. While I'm sure there's a small group that abuse the system (and I'm not saying you're one of them) I just don't understand the logic of "we'll never let you buy a product from us again". What do they think is going to happen next? I would assume a person in that position would either pirate the game, or play a competitors game instead. Either way, the customer tried to make a legitimate purchase, and the company seemingly turned them away.

Kudos to Blair for stepping up and trying to right it, even if didn't work out according to plan.


 
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34. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 14, 2012, 17:03 GayBlade
 
Just a follow-up to my correspondence with Blair, from Ironclad. I e-mailed him as he suggested, and true to his word, he contacted Stardock on my behalf. Very nice of him to do that.

Anyway, Stardock says they don't want my money because I returned "every game" I ever bought from them!! LOL. I made many purchases on Impulse over the years and only ever returned two games: Demigod and Elemental. Need I say more?

In any event, I used, not misused, their own return policies and they banned me from making any future purchases!!! Doh! There must be some fine print someplace I missed where if you ask them to honor their own policy they will refuse to take any future money from you

On well, as nin said, I suppose they are giving me permission to seek other, less savory methods of acquiring the game.
 
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33. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 14, 2012, 06:02 gray
 
Island Dog wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 13:02:
gray wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 08:02:
Is this playable yet? Desyncs are/were a complete game breaker.

They fixed the desyncs in the final release.

Finally, thanks Island Dog that's great news.
 
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32. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 18:11 Ventura
 
Prez wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 01:40:
I never got an email - you had a stardock login when you bought Sins Trinity (or the expansions). Login at Stardock and navigate to the Rebellion page and click "purchase". It will show you "$29.99". At least that's how it worked for me.

Yup, done and done. Pretty good deal, all things considered. Looking forward to building my first Titan class.
 
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31. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 13:04  Island Dog 
 
Just an FYI about the discount, it's available to any Sins owner. I don't know how much longer the discount will be around, but it is active now.
 
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30. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 13:02  Island Dog 
 
gray wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 08:02:
Is this playable yet? Desyncs are/were a complete game breaker.

They fixed the desyncs in the final release.
 
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29. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 12:53 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yep I was able to do the same, that's brilliant. Thanks a lot and that's a huge heads up Blair. Sold!

edit: gah drugs can't see worth shit

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28. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 12:48 Tumbler
 
I have trinity, and definitely did not receive such an offer.

When I get home from work I'll try the website link and see if it's still valid though, because I'd like to take this opportunity to get me a version of the game on Steam.

I was able to purchase it for $29.99 off their website. I just used my login info for Stardock, then after your purchase you get the code and use it in steam. I watched the lets play video someone posted below, looks fun, I'll give it a shot.
 
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27. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 08:02 gray
 
Is this playable yet? Desyncs are/were a complete game breaker.  
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26. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 01:40 Prez
 
I never got an email - you had a stardock login when you bought Sins Trinity (or the expansions). Login at Stardock and navigate to the Rebellion page and click "purchase". It will show you "$29.99". At least that's how it worked for me.

They have the usual password recovery procedure as long as you remember the email you registered under.
 
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25. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 00:46 Ventura
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 20:55:
Checking old emails, the $10 off pre order was for owners of trinity or diplomacy.

I have trinity, and definitely did not receive such an offer.

When I get home from work I'll try the website link and see if it's still valid though, because I'd like to take this opportunity to get me a version of the game on Steam.
 
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24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 22:58 Ozmodan
 
Funny I really tried to like this game, but just found it wanting. I just don't understand why people like this game. My favorite game type is space strategy games, but not this game.

I tried the beta hoping they had made it better. Definitely did not like the beta.
 
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23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 22:31 NegaDeath
 
Ok I just watched the new launch trailer and saw the Vasari's apparently new ability to destroy planets. No not wiping out the civilization, I mean pulling an Alderaan. That made me grin. Hadn't played beta since the Advent were added so I didn't know that would be in there.  
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22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 22:25 Tumbler
 
Hmm I see the offer for $10 off on the site. I'll go watch the let's play and see if I like it.  
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21. Re: Sips Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 22:22 Leper
 
So do you still get to build your own type of ships? I only played one of these games and I can't remember which one. The gameplay for this one looks a tad complicated.

I don't think you can build you own ships in this game. You might be thinking of a different one. This one really isn't too complicated and definitely worth checking out in one way or another.
 
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20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 21:59 grudgebearer
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 20:55:
Checking old emails, the $10 off pre order was for owners of trinity or diplomacy. No offer was made to owners of sins and entrenchment. (I believe) I have no emails regarding beta access being attached to anything besides preorders of rebellion. (pre purchases I assume, big difference) Doesn't seem like there was any offers made to the folks that bought the main game ages ago.

I only have the original Sins, logged in and got the $10 off.
 
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19. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 21:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 20:55:
Checking old emails, the $10 off pre order was for owners of trinity or diplomacy. No offer was made to owners of sins and entrenchment. (I believe) I have no emails regarding beta access being attached to anything besides preorders of rebellion. (pre purchases I assume, big difference) Doesn't seem like there was any offers made to the folks that bought the main game ages ago.
I only have Sins and Entrenchment, and I did get an email a while back (a couple months ago iirc) with the discount offer. Seems to still be available as long as you login to the site.
 
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18. Re: Sips Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 21:24 Iurand
 
Prez wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 16:56:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 16:41:
It's about time. I'll start a large scale map tonight, and fill that bitch with starbases! Slow Advance + Turtle = satisfaction.


I'm a turtler too.

The you'll be happy to know, that TEC loayalist can build 2 stations per system.
 
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17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 21:13  Blair Fraser 
 
Tumbler, I could be mistaken on the email but the discount is definitely available to anyone who has any previous version of Sins if they go here: http://www.sinsofasolarempire.com/store  
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16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 12, 2012, 20:55 Tumbler
 
Checking old emails, the $10 off pre order was for owners of trinity or diplomacy. No offer was made to owners of sins and entrenchment. (I believe) I have no emails regarding beta access being attached to anything besides preorders of rebellion. (pre purchases I assume, big difference) Doesn't seem like there was any offers made to the folks that bought the main game ages ago.  
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