Well my half a brain says there is enough xp in the world of mmo by now to get a launch especially a head start to fly better than this. i don't mean to seem like a hater but come on. Why can't they at least make an offline ship log in so you can work on things aboard you own vessel? That is what is missing here. You should be able to explore your own ship and interact with your npc crew. Get science labs working to solve problems and engineering. At least then if the server was down you could still get something done in the game that the server could update when you Log in to it.