Y’know, I thought they might be being covered up or something, because boy for a universe with only one star, there sure are a lot of stars during those mission briefings, isn’t there?
Then I remembered the distance between stars is unfathomable to the average mind, and even something as fast as light cannot travel it instantly. Hell, our own Sun could go out, and it would take use five minutes to notice. Those stars could have gone out decades, even centuries ago.
Then I thought wouldn’t that be horrible? Floating on a space ship and look out at the countless stars and knowing that they’re all gone, and watching them fade away one by one, all over again. Then I thought, holy ■■■■ that could actually be happening right now and we’d never know. The Varelsi could actually be taking our stars right now, and we’d be friggin’ clueless.
Christ on a bycicle, Gearbox! I just wanted to play a space dwarf, I wasn’t prepared to deal with this ■■■■!