Looks like we have a consensus. Now would you guys like to be operating for King and Country? Or freelance? King and Country would make more sense,and could supply reason to a few things (ship, crew, why you are exploring in the first place), but there would be some restrictions (probably have to be more 'diplomatic', have to check in every once in a while, wouldn't be able to keep all of your loot). Freelance is much more unrestricted, but you would have to justify a lot of things in order to make it work.