Trying to be a bird
And you can even adhere to heresy against the God-Empress on her Golden Throne (of Hours).Just by swapping your main source of income to Prospects, I feel that the shape of the game has changed. Sunless Sea felt like a seaborne adventurer - Sunless Skies feels like a skyborne *merchant*-adventurer, in that you've always got one eye on your pocketbook and your stock. Eventually of course you've got the working capital and hold space to just keep stocks of good around so that when someone wants something you have it (or most of it) on hand.
... Rogue Trader. That's what it feels like. It feels a little like being a Rogue Trader.