I still can’t dogfight for shit in this game. If I get into it with more than one ship, or just one ship that is a 3 star, I get my ass handed to me even after upgrading my weapons and my shields. It would probably help if I switched to a different ship, the little 23-slot B-class explorer I’m flying is not really suited to combat. Although when I do switch, it will be to an A or S class hauler with a lot more cargo room, so probably not suited for combat either. At least if I can find one with more technology slots I can build out more complex and powerful weapons and shields.
Most of the past couple of nights have been devoted to progressing further into the Artemis/Travelers storyline and restocking after building/repairing things. I added the Terrain Manipulator to my multi-tool and have now looted three crashed freighters. I’ve decided it’s a total waste of time. The time and resources you use up digging holes in the ground, uncovering the storage lockers, then repairing them so you can get them open, totally is not worth the 150 or so nanites and 100K units in total you get as your reward.
I’ve discovered a few more systems, but so far nothing really prosperous where I’d be likely to run into aliens flying A-class or S-class ships (or maybe get lucky and find a crashed one). I need to get a small farming operation up and running so I can earn several million more units for the day I do run across such a ship, or an A/S class rifle with a bunch of slots.