Well Chip, I rather hate pirates. Why? It isn't because they're a nuisance, or that they waste time. Neither that it takes an hour to get from one planet to another, and in the beginning, you're automatically killed by a pirate (most of the time.) They shoot down your ship forcing you to bring a repair tool every time. On top of that, the ridiculous amount of waiting time you need to go through after being shot down is really quite long. Also that the respawn terminal needs to put you on a "Hold." No, most of those things are actually not that bad. They can be avoided. It's just that, Mind Ark created something itself really REALLY stupid. No offense to those who've dedicated their lives to stealing other peoples goods and having a kick out of it. That aspect is really cool. It's just that, it's literally the ONLY thing for pirates to do. They can't board Motherships and steal their stuff, they need to be approved into their friends list to even be on the ship. You can't have big Mothership battles that require people to fly to their ships and board the other persons mother ship and start a PVP war inside the ship because - THEY NEED TO BE APPROVED INTO THEIR FRIENDS LIST - It would be the coolest thing! It's so doable too! So, everytime I see pirates, I think of how much use they could be somewhere else. Instead of just wasting everyones time. There's nothing honorable about it, they're just dicks. No matter how many times it happens, everytime I get shot down (sometimes I try to fight back, or just jump the gun when they're not looking) but when every I get shot down. They're instantly labeled as a DICK. But, I actually love dogfights, they're the best thing ever, but when I' get shot down. I quickly realize that I've wasted time, and these jerkbags that determined everybody is to be shot down because they might have loot. Is entirely idiotic. Who besides the people looking for an epic thrill with the money to spend, would ACTUALLY try to transport goods? I mean, they go to a mothership to be transported because of that. Those motherships should be the ones getting attacked, boarded, having hostages taken, making demands, etc... Amazing! Anyways, there's my rant. Sorry I called every pirate out there a dick, it's just what I think of you when I spend time in the revival terminal for several minutes. My avatar, standing, doing nothing. Me, smashing my head against the keyboard with keys flying in every direction. So don't mind me. That's what I think of Pirates.