How do you want to appear to other CMDRs? On the gameplay level I agree with most here and would say shooting on sight is absolutely viable. On the other hand the population of the game isn't big and there is the block function, so some light rp can help to actually arrive at the well filled friend-to-kill list, which makes PvP a lot easier. Pure murderhoboism will appeal to murderhobos ect., If your gameplay is centered around CGs, Deciat and Shinrarta, that's all you need. So the question is what kind of contacts do you want to have in-game?