a combination of reading starwars novels, playing Eamon and Sryth, and watching 
my brother play Final fantasy crysis core on the psp is really getting me in 
the mood for something scifi, but every online game I've looked at in a scifi 
setting seems to be either a, galactic empire building pvp stratogy, or B, 
galactic ship sales pvp trading! 

I must admit i'm getting a litle hacked off here. for me, one of the major 
attractions of startrek, starwars, doctor who, babylon 5 etc is exploration of 
the various worlds, different land scapes and alien races. 

of course as these are works of fiction I'm also interested in the characters, 
the politics etc, but from a purely scifi point of view (particularly in 
something like Starwars or Doctor who which has a very! diverse landscape), 
there's quite a lot of stuff to explore. 

I find it completely astonishing that every single scifi game has only focused 
on the statistical elements of player interaction and/or combat, ---- and to be 
brutally honest, find it rather silly. Afterall, if people want to play the 
stock markit, they can just pick up the financial times. 

while I can see the attraction of pvp combat (though as I've said before it's 
not something which interests me at all), I'm amazed that nobody has developed 
an online scifi game which does not have this focus. 

Admitedly I'm probably expecting a lot, afterall, the only things I've found in 
the pure fantasy genre along these lines are Sryth and various gamebooks, ---- 
and to a lesser extent any of the Logd or KoL varients. 

smugglers 4 I really like for the non linnier game structure, missions and 
backstory, though I'm slightly disappointed that the actual planets themselves 
don't play a larger part in the game in terms of being unique locations, and 
also that there weren't any new systems to go to in S4 as compared to S3. 

eitherway though, S4 isn't an online game. 

Basically, what I'm looking for is Sryth in space, ie, you have your spaceship, 
fly around and have adventures, ----- basically sryth, in space!

If anyone knows a game like that I'd be interested to here about it, ---- 
possibly a mud? ---- though i admit I have heard many muds are pvp stat 

Any input here would be appreciated. 

Beware the Grue! 

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