He said it again in an interview by MMORPG website :
Many open beta players have complained that the missions are repetitive. Why is this, and is more variation planned in the near future?
We definitely have plans for more exploration and more diplomatic missions. Also more fleet actions will be included. There are a lot of things that we are looking to add in the game that gives it great variation and different styles of gameplay. One of the things people have been talking a lot about is more interaction on your ship, so that is one thing we're looking at now.