I would love to recommend this game, I really would, but I just can't. The game is awesome and has a TON of potential, but it is rife with bugs that render the game basically unplayable. Namely the ship autopilot that you basically have to use when under time warp, but it randomly sends you crashing into other sips, asteroids, or even jump gates, so unless you save every couple of minutes you end up losing hours of progress, over and over and over, mining ships constantly destroy themselves as well.
The game feels unfinished, there are text entry boxes that are crooked, I mean really... c'mon.
If you are on linux DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!! Egosoft did NOT do the linux port, they had an outside company do it, and said company is nolonger in business. Egosoft directs ALL linux support to this outside company that nolonger exists, they do not support it themselves as they cannot, so if you have an issue under linux you are SOL.
Bottom line is the game is basically unfinished and has game breaking bugs, if they were to spend another month or two and release an update patch to remedy the glaring issues I would recommend it, if you are on windows.