Ok, so I know an instance scales depending on the number of people in the team, but are there other factors like rank, ship or mission level?
I'm asking because I have a friend who may start playing in a month or so. If I join her for a mission while she is still starting out, at a higher rank with a big ship what types of opponents will we face? I don't want to make it to easy if it scales by team size, 6 frigates vs. a cruiser and a light cruiser seems stacked in our favor, but multiple battleships would likely get my friend killed a lot.
I would like to know ahead of time if I should jump back into my starter ship.. or start over so we can level up together.