If there is one thing that stands out for me, after having played the latest builds extensively, as many of you have, and that’s the feeling of being immersed with complete freedom.
Freedom of movement.
Random, completely unexpected things happen, even with the game being, so called set pvp-shooter. I LOVE that!
Freedom of choice.
When the space-battles got too frantic for my brain, I just warp down to the planet’s surface, and relax for 5 minutes, exploring, enjoying the view. Then 2 enemy NPC’s come to pester me, which in game context is expected, but the location and terrain is random, which creates new game-play. I dealt with the NPC’s swiftly and got great satisfaction from that. Then warped to the circular station, in time to see 7 interceptors and a bomber take down a destroyer. (3 inties and the bomber survived).
In all other space games I’ve played, even if they claim that you can supposedly go anywhere, I still feel boxed in.
I don’t have that with I:B. I would find it heart-breaking, if we lost that freedom.
So do what feels good, cause it’s working! I don’t think i can play anything else, you’ve spoilt me.