I’m pleased that, like Subnautica, there is a narrative and plot lines to explore should you wish (and, which as a newbie, are often great insights into gameplay overall) but that you are not punished should you decide to just free range it.
That being said, what is the deal with being attacked in space? Is this going to happen every time I visit a ‘trade outpost’ kind of space station or just this first one? Maybe it is the game telling me I need a sturdier ship with more DPS pronto but I think more it is my ineptitude in dog-fighting those things. Can anyone tell me whether there are tips and tricks to defeat enemy fighter ‘drones’ in space or whatever? Should I just stand my ground and try to lock on them one after the other while soaking up damage? Or can I succeed in outflying and outshooting them? Right now I’m just a mess.
I have stumbled upon a couple of wrecked ships which superficially appeared to be better than my starter ship. I get it that several of their components are damaged and need repair but why can’t I just swap my working components (inc. my warp drive I’ve already charged up) and upgrade myself? And what is the deal with cargo spaces being ‘red’ and unusable; I did not see a way to ‘repair’ those?