Npc's crews, slaves, employees, employers, LEO's, pirates and npc factions are what is going to make this game the greatest game ever made! I agree with everything you said. I cant wait to see a city populated with civilians walking around doing daily tasks. It'll take me back to my days playing KOTOR, Fable, and Mass Effect for hours on end. The worlds are so immersive when everyday people are walking around performing tasks or chores with dialogue. I love interacting with npc's and discovering little pieces of lore and current events in the universe. Empyrion needs this to build the lore of the universe. I believe enough RPG gamers and story driven gamers have fell in love with Empyrion for its potential to be a beautiful immersive experience in a time period we'll never get to live in. This is the closest I'll ever get to travelling the stars, so I'm in it for the long haul and I want this game to be successful. The cool part is we get to influence the design of the game and suggest features for the devs to build a unique experience the favors multiple genres.