You know why I did this even without a good amount of information I usually want before making a purchase? let's investigate.
I bought sins because I like things in space, be it wars, treks, or balls. For several games I was enthralled with all the ships and worlds and epic zoomability that was soo new to me. Then after the initial shine wore off, I started to see holes. The game became a rush from world to world as the defensibility of these worlds was sad, so sad that I put the game down for a lengthy amount of time.
Then Entrenchment came out. By the gods, the developers identified the biggest hole in the game and fixed it. Wow, this game is playable again. So I begin anew; "look at these giant fortresses, kicking ass in outer space is finally less of a pain. Wait, what's this mission stuff that keeps popping up, it's so retarded, 15 minutes to go deep into enemy territory and kill civilian structures so you like me a tiny bit more? Screw it, locked teams, issue resolved, back to ruling the universe all by my lonesome, didn't need anyone anyway."
Then diplomacy came out. Instantly bought, not waiting like last time, I think the developers are on a roll...."Mmmm..... nice try ironclad, I like the effort, the changes made were not cosmetic, you guys really did try to overhaul the whole system, but I'm gonna stick to locked teams...maybe I was too quick in buying..."
Again the shine wore off and I thought, "Any developer in there right mind would have put this game down and focused on a sequel" But no, Sins developers kept pumping out updates, fixing this and fixing that. EVEN getting the AI to finally build superweapons! Something I thought would never happen! Why do they care so much?
The point is, even if Rebellion comes out shit they won't give up on it because they have what many other game makers don't, Commitment to the fans. When I pay for a simple fix to a game that I could technically use to buy a whole other new game for, I realize I am paying for a game that has a group of people behind it tinkering away waaaaaay after it has come out and all that's left is a few true lovers of the genre.
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