Other than ship tiers and higher rank skills, what else gets unlocked / becomes available as your character goes up in rank?
Outside of skill points and rank, are their any other mechanics to track player progression? For example is there an equivalent to the perks (like in CO), is there a reputation system based upon your characters behavior, PvP threat ratings based on your kill-count, etc?
Will their be factions within the factions for players to join? Organizations within the faction to join or align your characters interests with?
Will we be able to earn commendations or medals for our accomplishments and what, if any, effect do they have on our characters?