Hey folks first post here, There's really no one way to win in a game like this. Imo you winning is more of a completion of a personal goal or expectation you set out to achieve while playing. It's different for everyone. One player may find winning to be running a large successful faction, while another afew friends to hang out with and explore space with in the evenings, another may want to get a RP group or faction established in the game while someone else wants the most kills on the shard. It's really just up to what motivates you to come back and play and if you have a good time well that's winning.