Some time ago there were some pirates that stopped you and asked about some cargo or something. Only in the case of no compliance they would engage in combat.
It was actually good and fun to role play a little, or even try to escape if you wanted to.
But lately there is only gankers. There is no role play, no fun at all. They are just sending everyone to play solo.
It's quite sad that a game advertised as a mmorpg is actually a solo game with some kind of shared background, since 99% of the random encounters with cmdrs are just a waste of time. These people don't even answer to any kind of chat or anything. It's plain stupid if you ask me, just a complete waste of time to even try. And for new players it must be a huge slap in the face to be killed in a second while in a starter ship for no reason at all. Probably they don't even know what's going on.
Dear Reddit community, is there any way to improve this situation or should we just stick to not playing in open?