I originally wrote this as part of my opinion on Elite: Dangerous but it quickly turned in to something far too long and deserved its own separate post.
Your ship, a Viper, is a small yet well-armed, powerful combat ship. You’ve recently made enough money – running courier missions and plying the goods market between systems – to trade it in from your Sidewinder, a small all-rounder ship. But it’s now time to take off the shoes of an intergalactic Alan Sugar and put on the gloves of a space Maverick to go kick some pirate ass for lucrative bounties. […]