I only stopped playing because I'm living on my laptop while on TAD and living in what is essentially a hotel room for 7 weeks. Never even touched the vanilla campaigns but went straight for some of the mods after experiencing the Rome Total Realism mod with Rome TW.
Im really excited for Empire TW, not only because of the time period and sea battles but just to see what advancements/improvements they have made to the campaign AI and diplomacy. I'm hoping they open it up to play a bit closer to the Civilization or Europa Universalis series where you run a real empire.
Star Citizen is an upcoming persistent-universe space simulator being created by Chris Roberts (veteran of the Wing Commander...