We have had a really nice influx of new players since Sins has expanded to Steam. Member Sinperium suggested we have an "introduce yourself" thread and I thought it was a great idea.
So if you are new to Sins, come introduce yourself to the community and maybe even setup some matches!
i was playing since 2011, mostly singleplayer and lan games. i worship sins i did organize 2 tournaments in my city Krakow in Poland, even made a mod for the second edition, using your posts as reference. i've been reading stuff here and there on the forum since like ever
i already bought rebellion! and im already lovin it waiting for vasari!
Hello fellow sins fans. I've been playing and loving this game since it was first released. I initially bought the game because of the name of the game and the cover art and have not regretted it for a moment.
I do play a ton more Civ 4 (mostly FFH mods) but this is my second favourite game of all time. I'll likely be picking up rebellion on pre-order and may actually play some MP (gasp).
Hello people, Been with sins since the release of the first game, but only recently started playing big time and paying attention to the forums since the release of the rebellion beta.
At 15 years of age, some of you may expect me to be a cod playing screaming Dick. Only part of that is true.
As an avid RTS player since sup com the first, sins is now my favourite game out there.
If anyone wants to have some PvP matches, Name on Rebellion Is Paravox.
İ just met Sins and love it. I just bought rebellion and trying to learn deeply. Not multiplayer experience yet but i look forward to it.
If you want to match 1v1 for practice or 2 v AI add me through steam.
My steam acc is thedreamon.
Hi, my name is Daniel, and I started playing Sins of a Solar Empire in 2011. I joined the forum in October '11 and have been really impressed with the community. There are a lot of friendly faces on here and experienced players who will answer your questions and flesh out important details that help you improve your game. I'm still improving, asking questions, learning from other players, and developing my own ideas through trial and error.
I look at Sins as a challenge, and not just a game - learning about the different structures, ships, and research, learning how to expand quickly, figuring out how to best protect my assets, scouting my opponents, and creating an effective offensive. Or as multiplayer sometimes makes abundantly and painfully clear, either delivering an early offensive, or locking the enemy down in their corner. A lot of paths to victory. I personally prefer the long game over the short, but I hope to excel at both.
On the surface, I love the look and feel of Sins. I also love the story and can't wait to see where they go with it. Beneath the surface, I love the concept of exploring space, expanding and developing an empire, building military assets for defensive and offensive purposes, researching, forging alliances, recovering artifacts of power, and dealing with pirates. It's very similar to a story that's been in my head for many years - a story that I continue to conceptualize and hope to one day novelize. That's probably why I have a lot of respect for Sins and plug into it so much.
My advice for new players is to be honest, humble, and helpful on the forum. This attitude will help you grow, becoming more experienced, and connect with other players. Be active in the community and enjoy it as you play Sins because it really is a good group.
Hi everybody, I'm TrippyNinja.
I've been with Sins for a while and originally found it when I was looking for a space-based rts similar to Star Wars - Empire at War. I mostly play single player against hard ai's, normally on multi-star maps.
I love the scope and variety of strategies in Sins. I love working out the ebst way to expand my economy, protect my planets, weaken and invade enemy territory. One of the best things about this game is in other rts's your little base gets attacked, whereas in Sins, an entire frontier of your planets gets attacked. I like the theater of war aspect.
Hey everyone, name's BadTune
I've been playing Sins since late 2008, but I'll be honest, I pirated it first. Been a member of the forums since early 2009 when I bought the game though, didn't take me more than a month to know this was a game I'd be playing for a long time. I play mostly SP(mainly because of all the heavy modding that's been crammed in there )
I'm one of those Advent players, but I'm not as "bomber-spammy" as that sounds. I love disabling enemy fleets or forcing your fleet to fire on a battleship with a revenge on it , or taking whatever ship of yours that tickles my fancy in a fire fight while I have a fleet wide shield restore and damage share on me.(I'll save you the rest of the explanation and just say, you help kill your fleet for me). Anyway, you'll see my name around the modding areas now and then, I lurk often. If you have any questions on something, like turning off the moving logos on start-up or reducing a bit of processing needed to start the game then look under my posts for "Advanced user setting" and you'll be good to go. Also works for you Multi-player mad men(and women, since I know some girls play this ) and doesn't alter the game itself, just how it functions on your machine
K all done, bye now
Hi BadTune. We see you.
Hi guys.From Brisbane Australia, have just picked up the game as i want a new challenging rts i can really get into.Finding the game hard to understand and trying to read through the best easiest walkthroughs as possible but some ppl either tend to go too fast or skip over things. Does anyone have a youtube link for a noobie like me i can look at?
Ive been trying couple games against AI and can sorta grasp the main idea about conolonzing and all that , i just get lost in the research screen on where to start, last night my last game i researched all the military stuff and had all the ships unlocked..im still unsure which ones are best? plus the ai had 2 capital ships thrown at me? how do i get more capital ships?
When you go to research. You should see a tab marked Fleet Logistics on the side. When you click it, a screen will show two rows of buttons. Top buttons unlock more capital ships and the lower buttons unlock the number of ships you can have overall. More supply means the less income you gain due to fleet upkeep so be careful when doing the research.
arrr that makes sense now !!!
Hello all, I started playing Sins (the original vanilla) just yesterday. It's been sitting on my shelf for a year and after finishing World in Conflict yesterday I wanted to try something new. Loved the Homeworld series and played Eve for a bit so the idea of more space strategy was instantly appealing.
I was going to order the Trinity set which is about £11 but I noticed that the new expansion is coming soon with those included so I'll hold off and get that instead.
Played for 2 hours this morning on my first single player map against an easy AI and kept getting pirate attacks and had a range of other issues. One quick search on here and a little reading solved all of those problems and now the pirates go elsewhere for their fix!
Incredibly I installed the game while the web servers were all undergoing maintenance so when I clicked on the update link or the web link I got nothing but a blank page. I thought the site/forums were down since the game is old and then they all popped back last night!
Probably won't be engaging in online for a while as my connection is terrible but BT have been promising Infinity some time in the next 2 months so maybe then I can get my backside handed to me!
From searching around I know it's a sore subject, but I was a little surprised to see no campaign. I always enjoy learning about the universe that the game is set in before being let go on my own..
Welcome DBT85. I'm glad you decided to dust off that copy of Sins. One piece of advice: scout your system and learn the layout. Then be mindful of high risk wells where you need to build a strong defensive. Wells that connect to an enemy world, a pirate base, the sun, or a wormhole all need to be properly fortified. If you don't give careful thought to this then you will make my mistake and leave yourself vulnerable in multiple places. One more piece of advice: don't put all your eggs in one basket by creating a single fleet. You will create a single fleet in the beginning, but eventually build others to help respond to emerging threats. There are rushing strategies you'll learn eventually, but begin by focusing on quickly expanding and effectively defending territory.
I'm still learning, but those are a few tips that helped me.
On the topic of a campaign, I'd like that too, and maybe in the next release. Right now, the focus is on expanding the existing content, creating an even more dynamic game, and enhancing the multiplayer. They have a back story, but I know what you mean - a campaign with briefings and missions, and maybe some cinematics that help tell that story, and make you feel like a character in it.
Hi everybody, I'm ntswm2.
I've been on-and-off around for a while (as in, since launch), I'm pretty terrible, but hey it's a fun game.
Also, any reasons why I can't register my older games to get the discount on Rebellion? I just get an internal server error every time I try.
EDIT: Well I figured a way around it by using the service (impulse) that I originally used for it. But I really would have rather given the sellers fee on my purchase to valve or directly to stardock/ironclad. Ah well, though there's still a page error with the link on the site, is there an explanation I'm missing or is it just a bug?
Yeah, the idea is good, but thanks to recent Innovations, I can not get into the game pops up an error with minidump.
Hello Space Tyrants. I'm a VERY new player and just purchased the game on Steam. My name is Dr Cyrus. But I'm an old gamer IRL, and cut my teeth on Master of Orion....the first one...in DOS. Yep, nuff said. wheres my SS?
Anyway this game looks right up my alley, and will be my first RTS. I hope to enjoy it someday soon, but am currently a bit overwhelmed.
A random question... Is there any way to "pause" the game in single-player? Just so I can have time to study the UI, research tree, etc without being invaded?
If not, how do you guys pause the game to take a bio-break, a bong hit, or "listen" to your girlfriend when she talks at you?
Wow.... Look at those questions. apparently im a newb. But hey, thanks to whoever answers. later.
Well if there isn't a pause button somewhere on the keyboard, you can always go to options> key bindings>toggle pause and change the key to any of your choosing. On that note, welcome to Sins of A Solar Empire. Enjoy the game
You are allowed several pauses (I forget exact number) each MP game--unlimited solo. Welcome aboard!
Hi my name is Ryat.
Specifically Lord Ryat of the Dreaded Distant Stars Pirates. I like pirates. I rule pirates. And everyone fears my pirates.
hey my name is axxo2, i have been playing soase since it came out.. but i joined the forums in '2010
i mostly play first person shooters but i decided to give soase a try and i liked it!
the name axxo stands for my fav dvd ripper group that was active back in 2007.. loved their high quality work... but they are retired now...
most of the time you will see me doing fan art so check it out
Thanks to King-B, Sniperium, and Stant! Knowing that pause exists AND can be key-binded...so helpful.
I'm Inpute and I'm entering the SoaSE community as a newcomer as Rebellion will be my introductory game in this wonderful series. I'll be trying my best to contribute to the forum as best I can.
I played Diplomacy for a bit a year or two ago, and then again recently (all SP).
I've started reading this forum a lot since picking up Rebellion. I'm leaning towards TEC Rebels after trying a few games with AL. With Advent i have found economy to be a problem, and i don't really like their caps abilities. I quite like the TEC caps abilities, maybe i just find it easier to see how to combine them to good effect. Vasari seem totally OP in every way, so i prefer to have them as an enemy than use them. Aside from Kortul's and moving SB's and self-repairing HC's there isn't that much i like about them either...oh except for the migrator building SB's...shouldn't TL get...nevermind.
A bit off-topic there but it does introduce me i guess. I wouldn't be much good at playing against other humans, but playing with other humans against AI might be fun.
hmm, not new, but I just got on the forums. I bought the retail version just after it got the game of the year award and have played and loved it ever since.
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