There is no exploring, the game is boring. This is the truth though, as much as it pains me to say as I looked forward to this game for so long, and it is the overwhelming consensus.
But really, there's hardly anything to explore, and I feel at this point it would require a complete overhaul of the game to make it fun for those wanting exploration and adventuring. It feels like the game was released at least a year too early.
While I no longer think giving a PvE-only option will fix the game due to the fact there is absolutely nothing to do in the game, I still support giving gamers the choice as many are calling for it, and many have quit playing or are about to quit playing because of this.
At this point it appears the die hard supporters of the game are those who play it solely for the PvP aspect of the game. This is also clear from the multiple threads asking for a "battle royale" mode or asking for more weapons, more ways to kill each other, more ship types, more cannons, etc. In contrast, there are rarely threads asking for more content that can make the world feel alive and not empty. And whenever people mention PvE, they are met with a barrage of toxic comments about how the game isn't PvE, how it is not the intent of the game, how it goes against Rare's vision, etc.
I'm 100% certain the intent of the game wasn't a PvP free-for-all. If this is indeed the intent, or if this is what Rare wants and tolerates now, then the game description and game information on this website needs to change ASAP, and many people need to be reimbursed and apologized to.