My Little Addiction
I don’t think it’s that bad, really.
It’s just that I can’t seem to stop.
I mean, I start off doing something completely normal.
Then the desire comes over me and I become sidetracked.
I have to drop what I’m doing and put my hands all over my…
.. CD binder to grab Sins of a Solar Empire. Though a fan of my PC, I’m not normally one for real-time strategy games. However, I must say.. the intro to this game gets me, every. single. time. What about you guys? Anyone play it?
I need my fix.
Where my addiction started:
“We don’t know who they are
We don’t know where they came from
But we do know they are desperate
And they’ve been on the run for a long, long time
They arrived in trader space almost ten years ago
On the day my son was born
At first, we didn’t stand a chance
A millennium of peace and prosperity makes you soft
But things can change quickly
It’s been a long time since then
And we’ve put up a hell of a fight
When the [Iluxi?] dynasty fell
The order suspended its agenda
And re-branded itself as the Trader Emergency Coalition
A single authority backed by the wealth of the central worlds
The situation was looking so hopeful that command withdrew the weary first generation
And sent us home to our families
I even thought my life might become normal again
Until *they* returned
Our ancestors had found them one thousand years ago
Hidden away on a remote desert planet
A sinful society of deviants
Brethren or not, we could not co-exist with such creatures!
Our ancestors knew what had to be done
There was no question: They were lost to us, and they had to be removed.
And that they were.
An entire planet, expelled into the depths of space
Now they call themselves the Advent
They’re even more twisted and powerful than they were in the stories used to frighten us as children
With most of our forces tied up on the alien front
They are ravaging the undefended sectors
And that’s why decommed veterans are being forced back into service
There’s no one left to defend our homes
And the sons we hardly know”