Designer, YOLOL programmer and engineer. I've played plenty of games where I can fly ships or shoot things, but Starbase's potential for building and manning ships as an actual crew is what appeals to me the most about it. I figure some group of players will always need more people to help out on their biggest ships, so I'll always have something to do without risking my own ships or credits. Better still if I can do combat repairs while I'm at it.
It would be cool if you made a video diary of your travels as a pirate/smuggler, to be able to see what changes your heart to join the cause of the Empire. As in, what drove you to it Maybe you saw the Kingdom doing something you did not like and decided it was time to join the fight