In Dangerous, the universe is alive. Even as you relax in your quarters or anywhere inside a space station, the outside universe keeps ticking: ships dock and undock, warp around, enter through gates, trade, mine, attack and defend, break down, pirates will set up traps, and more!

You can follow other ships using an autopilot and observe their movements, check their cargo contents, set up bugs at each corporate headquarter, or do nothing at all. The universe is OK with that, too, because the universe wont revolve around you unless you make it so.