x4000 might there be the possibility to convert a normal savegame to one with the expansion units (when on has registered the expansion?)?
Unfortunately, I just don't think it will be workable, for a lot of reasons. I actually spent a solid day and a half getting the mechanics of the expansions set up, and that was my conclusion. It's annoying for me as well, because I also have savegames that I'm in the middle of, but the fact is that the expansion content affects everything from map generation to the ability to then load a given savegame later, onwards. Especially as more capturables are added, playing the same map seed with the expansion, and without, will be like two completely different maps.
In the end, I basically went with the route that will lead to fewer quality headaches and bugs. I may revisit to a degree for some of the content, especially the capturables and so on, but also ships that you find via ARSes, but I'll have to think about that more.
Those Golems look absolutely stunning too, can't wait to have them!
Hopefully the first three by Monday! I'm really pleased with them, and Phil's got a great process for making them now, so we're going to do more than I had initially planned (at least 6).
And yeah, i too ask for the conversion because of the bombardment ship, that ship is worth GOLD
Haha, yeah, I think that might be the new favorite out of the first three classes added. I think some of the upcoming classes will trump it, though.