1) When spending skill points, do you have to choose between increasing your own skills or increasing your Bridge Officers' abilities, or do they get skill points of their own?
2) When you gain a rank, and therefore a ship of the next tier, do you earn a specific ship or can you pick any of the ships in the tier? In other words, if I want to go from a Miranda to an Excalibur, can I or can I only go to a Constitution, then spend merit points to move to an Excalibur.
Following the previous discussions, there were concerns that large numbers of higher level players would end up cruising around in the big top-tier ships, especially since they are given automatically upon obtaining a certain rank. Will there be enough advantages particular to the lower-tier ships to make them worth using even if a player can access higher tiers?
Is this gonna work on a level based system like WoW, or is it going to work through federation/ alien ranks?
How many levels do you have to go up to get a new ship?
When a player levels up, does he always get the same new kind of ship? Or is there like a tree where if someone is more interested in exploration they get a Discover class at level "X" and if they are a more aggressive player they will instead get a Vigilant class at level "X"?