After the infestation of the zerg and subsequent obliteration at the hands of the Protoss, the Kel-Morian prospectors discovered a unique mineral on the twin colony worlds of Mar and Chau Sara. A siege on the Sara system saw it secured in the name of the Kel-Morian Combine.
Having captured the planet they were after, a task force was established to counter Dominion control while aiding those who opposed its tyranny. Discontent with the brutality of Mengsk’s tyrannical rule, the Umojan Protectorate offered assistance to the Combine.
The Terran Dominion discovered this treachery from their former ally and greatest competitor, and sent their most fearsome weapon, a Psi Emitter, to the Kel-Morian Capitol world, Moria.
The resulting Zerg invasion saw chaos engulf the world. Quarantine Zones were established, trade networks crumbled, and the stock market collapsed.
The Kel-Morian Combine had sold off its frontier planets and mining operations as a result.
General Mah Sakai learned of the Dominion’s part in the infestation of Moria and set his contingency in motion, the order “Burning Ground”.
The Second Guild War began on the premise of eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth.
The Dominion had not finished in their punishment of the Combine but did not wish to openly acknowledge their use of the Psi Emitter. Likewise, the Kel-Morian Combine was now too weak to field their own forces, but still had enough liquid assets to hire an army.
The Mining Guilds of the old war were replaced with Mercenary Guilds as this new proxy war unfolded. It was not a war of principles or freedom, it was a war that would be won by the highest bidder.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like StarCraft: Burning Ground. We love games like StarCraft that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Steam Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Bigger and better
Whether it is for fun, for laughs or for the challenge, modding is what sets PC gaming apart from our closed off friends in the console and mobile gaming worlds. And based on the recent outpouring of support for mods after the concept of paid modding was explored, we are not alone in our love for mods and open platforms that embrace them.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
Introducing Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built kicks-ass. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2015 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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