Is combat avoidable?

  • Is combat avoidable? Alok

    I am slowly working through the Tutorials; the beginning tutorial seems to be bugged right now (just drops my ship on a map, no popup or anything at all) and in the missiles one ... my 'target' Mr. T (not from A-team) ran out of taunts and was begging me to end his life, because I took so much time working out the auto lock :(.

    How important is combat in the main game; is it possible to mostly/completely avoid it? My crappy skills aside, I'm not exactly enthused with the combat mechanics and would prefer to play it as a 3X game without the last 'eXterminate' spoiling my enjoyment.

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