About the flickery texture. I just sat down with MHighison, and 2 guys from the Tech Art team and we figured out a solution for the borg and Aegis materials.
Previously they all just flickered on and off and looked like *****. That got fixed, but made the borg look like a drab army green nacelle with no glow... Then THAT got fixed and made a bunch of unintened UV layouts to draw THOUGH ship geometry in unintended ways...
now THAT is fixed. It will no longer flicker, everything will glow, and nothing will draw through geometry.
This is a huge failure of testing on my part... I apologize. Next time a patch is released this will be fixed. Sadly I do not know when this will be... it could be as late as August. In the meantime, enjoy the lack of flickering lol!
Thank you for the update, honesty, and extreme hard work! You ROCK!!