The Last Stand is an addon project for the Sins of a Solar Empire, aiming to provide additional and original content, depth and challenge to the game, including three new races, new gameplay elements and tactical gadgets such as mines, interdiction abilities, deployable starbases, new ship classes and more.
This time I bring you the latest addition to the Xin capital fleet, a ship no self-respecting galactic conqueror can do without - the Overlord.
Yes, it's that big.
Where the Tyrant is built to hunt down the toughest of the tough, the Overlord is built to hunt down everything else. Sporting no less than eight hangars full of combat drones, it can quickly assert its power over any given sector, provided it does not have to deal with overwhelming enemy capital ship presence. While durable in its own right, it is no battleship in that regard.
The Overlord is built to dominate gravity wells.
However, those who think it easy prey due to the lacking of armor are in for a rude surprise. For the hosts of minuscule combat drones are not the only ace up this behemoth's sleeve. It also boasts an impressive array of side-mounted plasma guns capable of dealing swift death to any fighters or bombers unwary enough to come too close. And for the larger targets there are the infamous Slicer Plasmids launched from the apertures on its beak, capable of latching onto enemy ships and literally cutting them to pieces with powerful energy beams.
And as if that were not enough, for the most prideful of enemies there is a weapon to humiliate them to no end - the Mass Energy Cannon. Fed directly from the ships massive Singularity Engines, the nose mounted MEC can sometimes rend a smaller ship asunder in just one hit - a truly fearsome weapon to face. And when all else fails, the Overlord can use its armored beak to ram its enemies, dealing massive damage to them and to itself.
The heavily armored beak is a fearsome
weapon in on itself.
To put it simply, this giant, like its cousin the Tyrant Battleship, is built for war. But where the battleship is meant to outlast its enemies, the Overlord is simply built to kill them as quickly as possible.
And for the end, as a sort of a belated Christmas present from me, here is a little piece of wallpaper art I've put together.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like The Last Stand. We love games like Sins of a Solar Empire that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
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.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. 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 #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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