How is multiplayer? I'm playing single player at work now, so I can't try it, but my week of watch is ending soon, so I can finally take the game home. is it still active? persistant? trading, or just kind of a deathmatch zone?
I like freelancer an awful lot, it's got a very nearly perfect interface and beautiful environments, but it's greatly varying difficulty level, all to rapidly moving (and forced) story, and somewhat underdeveloped trading system have me looking into your *many* pages of mods. Do you guys have any recommendations for the new guy? The massive download section is awfully intimidating, and picking a starting point is a challenge.
Also, since I'm very recently back to PC gaming, and simply love freelancer, I'm wondering what other games you folks like to play. I have an awful lot of catching up to do, and Elite and Privateer were about the only other games in this category that I've played. Each stole large chunks of my life. I just bought x3--for some reason thinking that I could run it, but it turns out that I should probably be looking at x2 since I don't feel like buying a video card anytime soon. Eve online also looks like something else I could try.