So I had a "new" idea for Sins of a Solar Empire.
I've been playing Sins since it came out and for the longest time now I've wondered why you can't have multiple players control one empire. I've seen some cool mods and seen the game changed COMPLETELY. So why cant you have multiple players control one empire? I mean honestly how much more fun would you have if you and your friends could all play as one empire and only have to worry about what you were assigned to do with your friends? And then you could even set up a tier system where one person was say "The Admiral" and he had basic economic control and logistics and planet authority, and he was in charge of production and research and fleet coordination. "The Commander" would be in charge of large fleets and would recieve his ships from "The Admiral" and could in turn pass on ships to "The Captain" who would not have access to any of "The Commander's" or "The Admiral's" ships, only what he was given.
And to combat the problem of people leaving, or conflicting agendas, The game could incorporate a voting system in which everyone on the team could choose who the "Admiral(s)" "Commander(s)" and "Captain(s)" were on the fly so that your team could adapt as needed.
My idea comes from Starcraft Brood War, one of the game types was called "Team Melee." It allowed multiple players to control a single base and allowed for a far greater ammount of teamwork at the expense of production capabilities (i.e. 200 unit limit compared to 800 unit limit.)
I may just be blowing my mind at the idea but I think if this mod could be possible that everyone would want to play it, and possibly stardock would want to impliment it into future games. I have no experience whatsoever with modding games and so I would just ask that if someone reads this post and likes the idea and creates a mod like this that they share it with me.
I have several friends who are also interested in this idea but have no time on their hands and no experience modding. We would love it if someone could come up with this. I love sins of a solar empire and think that this would increase the games potential exponentially.
Also Sins Developers I would be happy to share ideas with you. I have many, and have friends who have many as well. Best of wishes on Rebellion, I do not own it, and from some forums I understand there are balance issues, However In my mind that makes you only human, and as such you have my best wishes on creating the best games you can.