Star Sonata is a space-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMO), that uses a third-person 2d overhead view similar to that of Asteroids. In addition the game offers complex and involved commerce, construction and team systems. It's a hybrid of action, RPG, and empire creation. The goal for players in Star Sonata is to bring their team to domination and claim the seat of emperor.
The first time I played it was in 2012. Damn, it is something like Space Rangers and Freelancer in one game, but with extra features like in RTS and RPG, also with the improved micromanagement and endless items.
If you have some free time and friends, why not to make own fleet, make a team, bring your friends and slaves into the action, and travel across the Universe? It's up to you yet =)