So... I do see where this could go poorly. It also might not. I imagine the devs have thought things through, and are prepared for the worst case scenario. Lord knows they have enough practice with how the often the poison comes out on this forum with every update and small or large change. I'm at about 1500 hours on this game. I tend to jump around a bit with my gaming habits, but there are a few games that I'll come back to once, twice or thrice a year. Skyrim - 134 hours Fallout New Vegas - 187 hours Mount and Blade Warband - 469 hours Now, these three games, you could probably double, triple, maybe even quadruple those times. Steam doesn't seem to track things super well between installs, and I've had those games on disk. When that was still a thing. If you quadruple the numbers, Warband is pretty much even with Empyrion, and it's been around a HELL of a lot longer. Empyrion is an awesome game. Eleon could stop dead in their tracks right now, and I would still come back on a regular basis for a new playthrough, to build a few new ships. They've more than earned my money. If they start up a new project in the future, early access, crowdfunding, whatever, you can bet they'll be getting some more of my money. They've earned that trust, that even if I don't agree with every decision, they have what it takes to put out a fun game. Something that damn near every triple a company seems to have forgotten. It might be a roll of the dice, but I wish y'all the best of luck Eleon.