I've been wanting to get into background simulation recently. It seems like it's a very 'deep' part of the game, even if there's not a whole lot of in-game instruction about it… to be fair, that describes a lot of ED's features.
I've been looking at playing with Ebana Mob, since they're small enough for me to have an effect on and they seem to be far away from most of the bubble's hubbub. I also find them interesting because they're not in power on Ebana, only on another nearby system. They have very little influence on what seems to be their "home" system, and I think it'd be a fun challenge to see if I could make them regain power there. (One giant obstacle I may run into is that it looks like a player faction's in control of Ebana… so who knows if they care about that)
What sorts of goals do you all set for your minor factions?