Thanks for all the replies, people!
@AndrewKurtz wow, that really is a bargain! Perhaps I'll get it, since there are no interesting games near release any time soon, XR is under repairs, Planet Explorers comes in February, Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous will come at some point in time and space. Though I just booted up my old DW installation and I had a blast, with the exception of empires piling on top of each other and colonizing in a weird manner, which seems to be largely fixed in DW:S, with influence area and colonization range.
Sad to hear about the pirate feature being a bust... Oh well, guess DW2 will fix them all, right? :P Any idea when DW2 is coming? Is it even in the works?
PS: Is Data still around?