Pirates! Can we outrun them? Damn! Well, would they accept a bribe? What? They won’t even consider it? Okay, well, drop the cargo. No? Give them the ship and they’ll let us live? Oh, they’re not actually pirates, they’re just mindless omnicidal monsters pretending to be pirates? Well… I guess I’ll just reload an old save, then.
That’s how some games treat pirates. It’s stupid, boring and rubbish.
Star Traders: Frontiers is better than that. It’s better than just about everything.