Like many other mmo games, this one became too cluttered with overly powerful payed items and boosts. I started playing over 10 years ago. Back then there were players of all levels and skill everywhere you went. New players with weak ships and maybe a drone or two on the lower maps, killing all the npcs they could to level up and gain credits. Then there were medium level players talking to these low levels in the chat and helping them with quests or sharing profit from killing stronger aliens ships. High level players roamed lowers and uppers, protecting the low levels from enemies from the other companies. Maybe getting a few buddies together and killing cubikons or hitting Uber map. Or sometimes hitting the enemy companies back with a hunting squad all cloaked up. Now there are zero players that aren't full elite. Company chats are dead. The only goal in the game is PvP. No noobs to help out. No Big Boys or Nostromos on x-3 trying to pop their first devolarium. No circling big kris' without getting creamed by an enemy raid. Sad, the game brought me much joy when I'd play instead of sleeping on a school night. I spent more on this game back in the day than I have on any other game across all platforms because the fun and community was worth it to me back then. Now my account I had at full elite when I stopped playing is worthless and will sit unused like the million others. Good job BigPoint, you got your cash. Farewell Darkorbit, thanks for the good times and cyber friendships.