I think Space Battles is a big enough topic to deserve its own thread - and we didn’t have one, so…
Anyway, I was doing some business in a space station. There was a freighter battle going on outside, but it wasn’t any of my business, so I let them get on with it. By the time I left the space station, it had escalated into the largest battle I’ve ever seen in NMS.
This is what I saw when I left the space station:
Now that’s big. But you can’t see all the defenders yet. Once the battle was over, the defenders all headed back home. I can count something in the order of 200 ships in this defender swarm.
When you consider that each of those ships has its own behaviour, AI, animation, and, if you get close enough, that there are a mixture of different types and models, that’s quite an achievement