Sins of a Solar Empire is often described as a 4XRTS game, or a game that tried to merge the action and tactics packed gameplay of a Real time strategy game with the deep, complex, empire wide strategy of a 4X turn based game. It's up to debate whether Sins succeeded in this goal, but I think all can agree that of the 4Xs of "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate", Sins is much more focused on the exterminate than on the others. This mod seeks to give more depth to the other 3Xs of the game by adding additional game elements or refining the existing ones to reward players who give more strategic thought to the non-combat side of the game. Combat will still be the center point of the game, but players will find that the non-combat options available will be much more rewarding. Spying, exploring, sabotage, diplomacy, culture, and economic development have all been added or changed in innovative new ways. Regardless of what you think Sins is, this is the 4XRTS it should have been.

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Feb 4 2013, 10:14pm Anchor

I have a world with a fortress constructor but no artifact so I can't use it, is this suppose to happen? Seems like a bad design decision here. The anti matter regen structure has this issue too, idk if anything else does

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Feb 5 2013, 12:09pm Anchor
Soul0Reaper wrote:I have a world with a fortress constructor but no artifact so I can't use it, is this suppose to happen? Seems like a bad design decision here. The anti matter regen structure has this issue too, idk if anything else does

Yes, the "Ancient Structures" like the fortress constructor and the rest are meant to encourage you to explore your planets for artifacts. You may not be able to use them every game, but when you can they can be very powerful. There is an issue with the cannons now with the super weapon limit (don't capture them unless you have the artifacts already), but I'm trying to find some way to fix it.

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