So, long story short, I'm retiring my old gaming rig (amongst other things I'm liquidating) so I can live light for a little while. In retrospect, the last couple years may not have been the best time to make a career change and move to Los Angeles, but I'm still optimistic something will work out.
Few games have ever kept my interest as long as this one, and few have I played so much that I actually started to feel like a member of that game's "community". Which is probably why I always have the Sins forums up in a browser window, even though I sometimes go a few weeks without playing.
Who knows...maybe I'll be back for the 2nd or 3rd expansion if I get some job stability. In the meantime, rest assured...if some ebil smurf vents the atmosphere from your ships and sets your cities on fire, it wasn't me.