Last update: 21.05.22.
Reason: Update mod to version: 21.05.22
One faction that always felt a little bit 'un-expanded' in vanilla RimWorld is the pirate faction. They feel more like evil outlanders than anything unique, and they don't really threaten late game colonies, nor do they provide engaging content in any way, shape or form. It always annoyed me that they are industrial tier only and don't even spawn with charge rifles anymore.
Vanilla Factions Expanded - Pirates greatly expands the vanilla pirate faction by adding new events, technology, defence means etc. We are also adding two new factions - Junkers, which are inspired by the hordes of Huns, but instead of riding horses, they weld themselves inside powerful warcaskets; and Mercenaries, a spacer-tech faction of 'legal', sanctioned pirates that you can befriend!
You can now use your Comms console to hire pirates too! Pirates you hire join you for a period of time, but they come with a hefty price.
And most importantly, you can now create warcaskets - steel suits of industrial-tier armor, a powered-armor precursor, around your pawns. Fully customizable, with unique weapons and armor graphics!
And with Ideology, you can enjoy a new Pirate meme, with singing sea shanties and much more important camaraderie!
RimWorld 08.04.22 (1.3)