Hello E4X (and Sins mod) players,
Just a heads up, we got a post from Stardock Developer Yarlen today that the new Sins Rebellion 1.8 patch and a yet unnamed DLC will be released Wednesday. While I've been working on a bunch of cool new stuff for E4X anyways, including the pirate overhaul and even a new minimod, we do not know anything about the new DLC besides the in the linked thread. As such I can't make any promises about how long it will take to update the mod.
As a result, if you wish to continue to play E4X (or any other mods) until the mod is updated for the new patch/DLC, remember to go to Rebellion's steam preference and tell steam not to automatically keep the game up to date. If you update there is no way to go back and you'll need to wait for us to update the mods. :p
Once I have more information about the DLC expect another post on how I intended to handle it in E4X, as well as some detailed changed E4X 1.7 will bring.