I've been following Starbound's development from the very start, and I think it has an immense amount of potential. But one thing has always bothered me whenever I looked over photos or watched live streams of the game; What do you actually do? Aside from building and exploring, as well as the main missions of the game, what do you occupy your time with? For example, in Terraria the main time consumer was mining, something that was essentially the base mechanic of the game. In Starbound there has been little to no information on mining (From what I have seen, correct me if i'm wrong) besides using the building tool to remove blocks. Obviously the game is not built around mining aspects. So, from this I am just wondering what are you supposed to actually do in a game like Starbound? I understand building is something to do, but what about those who aren't builders? Fight off endless monsters? Explore the endless universe? I feel as though I have answered my own question, but I would like to get other's opinions on this.