Both titles offer a lot in regards to game politics and domination over other players and territory.
In Elite: Dangerous, it's very common for conflicts between various factions to break out, with Commanders fighting it out in space. But they also try to dominate the opposition in other ways, such as through political and economic turmoil.
Conan Exiles has a lot to offer in the domination game, too. Players can wage wars, fight enemies, and rule over Exiled Lands.
It wouldn't be very difficult for ED commanders to switch the space of the Milky Way to the wastelands of the Barbarian Continent.