Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment Announced

Stardock has announced plans to expand Sins of a Solar Empire before the end of this year with an expansion called Entrenchment, reports Joystiq. There's not much detail on the space strategy add-on, which will presumably be rather small based on its $9.99 price tag. Here's word: ""Entrenchment promises to bring fans a Starbase defense platform for each race (extremely powerful and armored bases housing a variety of weapons and other upgrades capable of defending an entire planet), turret upgrades for each race to make them more powerful mine fields and a Subspace Inhibitor platform that will slow enemy ships within its range." In related news, there's a Q&A with Stardock's Brad Wardell and Gas Powered Games' Chris Taylor on Gamasutra with an in-depth discussion of the new Impulse platform, and the future of game publishing. They also mention the new "gamer's bill of rights," reproduced in the next story.
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Re: Dammit
Aug 30, 2008, 14:23
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Re: Dammit Aug 30, 2008, 14:23
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Yes, as that is YOUR opinion. Pot, kettle, black. Next!

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Re: Dammit
Aug 30, 2008, 10:40
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Re: Dammit
Aug 30, 2008, 05:36
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Re: Dammit Aug 30, 2008, 05:36
Aug 30, 2008, 05:36
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With the amount of content in the free updates Stardock and Ironclad have been releasing, it seems a little petty to complain about a ten dollar optional booster pack. It would be different if this was a multiplayer only game in which you have to be using the latest version in order to playing online. That is not the case. I will wait and see what the full content of this booster pack is before deciding whether to purchase.
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Re: Battlefield
Aug 29, 2008, 23:05
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Aug 29, 2008, 23:05
 
What was your first clue? The price tag?
ironically, yes. i didn't bother with the whole press release when i was hoping for a campaign. Still, it's not like it's never been done before at that price point.

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Re: Dammit
Aug 29, 2008, 21:42
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Re: Dammit
Aug 29, 2008, 20:58
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Re: Dammit Aug 29, 2008, 20:58
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I'll buy this ASAP. Turtling could be fun in this game. It'll be nice to have more options.

People whining about ten bucks for some more stuff in an already enjoyable game should go put their tampons on. Game producers have to eat and pay bills also, so just STFU. Please.

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Dammit
Aug 29, 2008, 19:46
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Aug 29, 2008, 19:46
 
Where's my campaign?

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Re: Battlefield
Aug 29, 2008, 18:13
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Re: Battlefield Aug 29, 2008, 18:13
Aug 29, 2008, 18:13
 
aw shit. it IS a booster pack. very disappointing.
What was your first clue? The price tag?

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Re: Battlefield
Aug 29, 2008, 17:09
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Maybe, but considering everything they've been adding and changing based on community feedback in the free patches, and the fact that this expansion will add a bunch of stuff that people have been begging for since the game was released, I think it's worth ten bucks. The weak ass planetary defenses were a major issue for a lot of people. It was just too easy to roll over them, especially on big maps. Hopefully this will change that.

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Re: Battlefield
Aug 29, 2008, 16:55
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Re: Battlefield Aug 29, 2008, 16:55
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aw shit. it IS a booster pack. very disappointing.

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Re: Battlefield
Aug 29, 2008, 14:45
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Re: Battlefield Aug 29, 2008, 14:45
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I'm so buying this

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Battlefield "Booster Packs" anyone?
Aug 29, 2008, 14:08
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Battlefield "Booster Packs" anyone? Aug 29, 2008, 14:08
Aug 29, 2008, 14:08
 
Dear Stardock,

Why are you doing this to us YOU PIECES OF SHIT! We deserve better than this. In a move straight from the EA "fuck the customer" model, instead of getting 3 or 4 quality expansions for about $20 each, all we get are these fucking "micro updates". I'm done with this game, Stardock, and that piece of shit they call "Impulse II". FUCK YOU STARDOCK, YOU'RE NO BETTER THAN EA NOW. ASSHOLES.

Steam > Impulse
Piece of shit > Stardock

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Re: i hope
Aug 29, 2008, 13:24
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Re: i hope Aug 29, 2008, 13:24
Aug 29, 2008, 13:24
 
"Wow, we get 3 new turrets and it only costs 10 dollars."
Didn't it say starbase's, mines, upgradable turrets, new turrets, Subspace Inhibitor platform & more.

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Re: i hope
Aug 29, 2008, 12:21
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Re: i hope Aug 29, 2008, 12:21
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the campaign is one of the things they want to address, supposedly, although how soon that'll happen is anyone's guess.

Overall I think this is a neat game but being a single-player only kinda guy (skirmish - really couldn't care less about a campaign), playing vs. the AI wasn't enough to hold my interest for very long.

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i hope
Aug 29, 2008, 12:14
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i hope they add a single-player campaign with a story... (like Balance of Power did for XvT) that would make this amazing game even better.

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Re: hah
Aug 29, 2008, 11:06
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Re: hah Aug 29, 2008, 11:06
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Wow, we get 3 new turrets and it only costs 10 dollars.

That was my concern also. I have no problem buying additional content, provided the amount of content is worth the price.

Obviously, that's opinion based (one person's "deal" is another person's "they're nikel and diming us"), but seeing as StarDock has yet to disappoint me, I'm hoping for the best.



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Re: hah
Aug 29, 2008, 10:57
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Aug 29, 2008, 10:57
 
Wow, we get 3 new turrets and it only costs 10 dollars.

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hah
Aug 29, 2008, 10:51
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hah Aug 29, 2008, 10:51
Aug 29, 2008, 10:51
 
which will presumably be rather small based on its $9.999 price tag

Anyone else read that as $9,999.00 for a split second? I did a funny double take there for a moment.

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