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I've been playing games on Steam for some time and I need to make sure I'm not missing anything good elsewhere so I'm coming to the people who know best.
I've looked at Elite: Dangerous (which is on Steam) and it seemed to be the perfect game until I found out that it's 99% combat oriented, everything else you encounter is another criminal or enemy, and there's no mining. I like the open world trading and mining aspects of a space sim, like in Starpoint Gemini 2 and the like. It's nice to be able to salvage a wrecked vessel and tow it back as loot too.
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion looks awesome but I want to actually fly my ship, not control vast numbers. I already tried Rebel Galaxy and meh, it's not indepth enough, not enough interaction and combat is odd with the broadside focus.
Edit: Gimme 3D, 2D lacks some realism for me. Otherwise, a game like Voidexpanse looks like a like of fun.
Edit again: I found Everspace and I'm intrigued, checking it out.