Hello all. I recently reinstalled Sins after a long break. I purchased both expansions but I'm not sure which one to play. Which one are most people into, and are there any major mods you guys would recommend? Thx.
Hey Dual_CoRed, Welcome back. Diplomacy includes everything that Entrenchment has, plus all of the Diplomacy features. So go straight to Diplomacy! Most people online play Diplomacy like they would play Entrenchment, and ignor most of the Diplomacy features. But Diplomacy has one important difference: it doesn't allow feeding until the Eco guy researches a tier 3 Civic tech. This greatly evens out early rushes and makes the game much fairer & competitive.
Some of the Diplomacy pacts are quite powerfull, but they take a considerable amount of time & investment to get working.
Also all of the artifacts in Diplomacy have been improved considerably, so they may finally be worth exploring for. Other than that, Entrenchment & Diplomacy are identical, except for the additional Diplomacy features.
Oh, and the Distant Stars mod for Diplomacy seems quite popular, and people play it online on Sunday afternoon/evenings!