So, let me first preface and say that this is shaping up to be a single player EVE, in the sense that the underlying simulation has the scope and persistence of EVE, but instead of having to deal with thousands of people who range from friendly to outright cantankerous, it's just you as the sole orchestrator of shenanigans.
With that in mind, what will your play styles be? I'm interested. I'll start with my dreams for Limit Theory, which I hope is possible by the time of release.
I imagine myself starting off as a humble miner, with barely a few credits in his pocket, a small ship and a extraction laser to boot. My first forays into the world will be rough, dangerous, and costly. But eventually, I see myself moving up into larger miners and haulers before finally establishing my very first mining corporation. This is where my dream truly begins. I expect to setup trade routes, build factories to supplant my mining fleet with guardian AI that will safeguard the ore and refined minerals to starbases across the universe. I will manipulate the market economics to grant me the most of amount of credits in the least amount of time, I will crash markets and let them soar, because the little seed planted long ago is now germinating; but it's not ready yet, no.
Soon, rival corporations will begin targeting my operations. They will attempt to destabilize me. I will see alliances form and wars reach the doors of my empire. Now the seed has become a small shrub, a bud is forming. With the wealth I've amassed, I can finally set my dream in motion. I will create shell corporations and shell factions. They will receive funding from me, but will target my own ships to buy favors with alliances across the sectors. They will vi for blood and cheer to see my empire burn to the ground, war has passed through the doors of my empire; it's in my house, it's hunting and I am ready.
In this time, I will have amassed a massive
fleet in thousands. I will push the shell factions and corporations to bring rival factions and their fleets to my system. I will have my grand battle, no planet, no ring, no asteroid belt will be safe from conflict. It will be a fight that will make its way into the history of the universe.
And I, I will park my ship, cloaked, on a nice asteroid near the biggest battle. I will grab my Oculus Rift, a nice cool drink; kick back my legs, relax and enjoy the show.