Since the end of Sins of a Solar Empire is almost upon us, in the form of Diplomacy, there are some unanswered questions the campaign (or storyline) of SOASE leaves un-checked in both the Vanilla and Entrenchment expansions. I hope that Diplomacy will shed some light on this.
As the very name of the game suggests, each of the Empire's in the known Galaxy has had some sort of sin or sins in it's past or present, and that the current war is the result of this. Not only does the story-line say this, but several very early trailers say this as well. To begin, let's re-cap on the 3 races.
The ancient Vasari race, once the most powerful in the Galaxy, until an experiment at a transportation research facility went haywire 10,000 years ago, and began ravaging everything in it's path.
The Advent, a group of deeply psionic people who exiled themselves from the rest of humanity on a Desert planet to escape what they called the "Great Wars of Antiquity". The Advent lived well, until the Traders arrived, and banished them from their homeworld.
The Trader Emergency Coalition (TEC) the Traders were a prosperous people, whose society was based on expansion, trade, and peace. They flourished without war for centuries, until the Exodus Fleet, all that was left of the Vasari, started to take over the Trader worlds. The Traders formed the TEC to combat the threat, and quickly turned a civilian fleet into a fleet of war. However, the Advent have returned to exterminate their long lost bretheren.
Now, there are several question's I'd already like to ask, but let's see how our races match up in terms of sinners and saints.
The Vasari have sinned in many ways, genocide, enslavery, stealing... and what else?
The Advent are called sinners by the TEC for their unusual and "Taboo'ed" Psitech, they also seem to have a lust for revenge.
The TEC, however, aren't prominent Sinners. Their most sinful recorded act is their exile of the Advent 1,000 years ago. And that's nothing compared to the thousands of races the Vasari did this to before.
Now, for my questions. I sincerely hope that at least 1/3 of these will be answered in the Diplomacy expansion.
What have the Vasari created (or unleashed) that is so powerful they had to flee for thousands of years?
Is the current war the Final Chapter in Vasari history?
Why are the Vasari suffering the least in this war, when technically, they have the most Sins to account for?
Is the Advent Psitech a gift, or is it the sin that will lead to their demise?
How long do the Advent plan on revenge?
At what point will their bloodlust cease?
What have the Trader's done in their past to deserve such punishment as they are recieving in this war?
What was the "Great war of Antiquity" that the Advent refer to as the ancestors of the TEC?
Why are they suffering the most during this war, when they've Sinned the least?
Who holds the key to the Future of the Galaxy?
When will the Vasari Nemesis arrive?
Is Diplomacy saying that, once the Nemisis does arrive, the 3 factions will form 1 to fight off this unknown foe?