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Has anyone played this yet?

I just picked it up and OMG it chews Homeworld into mush and spits it out. This game rocks!

My name in game is Cyrilmak feel free to add me and we'll get a game going at some point. I just bought it today and already have 8 hour invested, loving every minute of it... This may be an MMO killer for me for a while that's for sure.
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Sins is a GREAT game. Just the correct balance between battles and strategy. The lack of a single player 'campaign' is not my favorite, but the game has TONS of replayability. Large maps can take days to complete, and are great fun. I wish all game studios were like Stardock, and produced high quality games such as Sins.
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I've been playing it a fair bit lately. I'm tempted to play a large map, but I haven't yet because I know if I do that any chance of actual work being done goes out the window.
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Sins is great but I get VERY tired of it whenever I try to do anything more than 4-6 players.

Anything more than 1 star takes forever and not in a fun way
    
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I've blown eight hours in a row playing one game in Sins, without even realizing I was doing it. If that doesn't tell you it's a great game, I don't know what does.
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Hey I got a couple questions. If I take down the war temples after I learn all the skills required for them do I lose the skills? It's not really possable to learn all the war skills and to also learn the harmony stuff at the same time atleast while occupying one star. I know I built a couple capital ships and destroyed the hangers that makes them to put my frig plant back up.

And what exactly does it mean when you tell your fleet either "gravity well" local area, and hold position. I know what the last two mean, but cant figure out what "gravity well" means.
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I've blown eight hours in a row playing one game in Sins, without even realizing I was doing it. If that doesn't tell you it's a great game, I don't know what does.
Same here lol... I just bought it yesterday, started at 3pm and well didn't realize is was 1am when I quit LOL.
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The gravity well is that coloured ring around a planet in which ships can move, it is also the place where you can build planet structures. If you set your fleet to engage gravity well, they will attack anything that jumps in to the well. Immediate area is about a third of the size of the gravity well around the leader of the fleet, and hold area means they will only attack if they can hit things that come in to their weapons range.
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The gravity well is that coloured ring around a planet in which ships can move, it is also the place where you can build planet structures. If you set your fleet to engage gravity well, they will attack anything that jumps in to the well. Immediate area is about a third of the size of the gravity well around the leader of the fleet, and hold area means they will only attack if they can hit things that come in to their weapons range.
Ah thank you! Any idea if this game is multithreaded? I can't seem to tell...

Plus I can't figure out how to make a ship the flagship!
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Anyone know if there is some demo of this game? I love the screenshots but I don't want to invest on a game that will end up collecting dust on my shelf.

And is this game RTS? Can you play online with other people? Is it anything like C&C3?
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