Ok .. this has been a blast today. What a fantastic game. Started playing at about 5 .. break for dinner and the back on at 7. Just stopped and 5 hours went by.
Only problem I had was that in one space battle I clicked on follow another player as we formed up. But when we were attacked he must not have been there but his ship was. So when I started to move my ship went right up his backside and I was stuck. I tried reversing to get some distance, but when I went forward .. right up his butt again. Is there a "unfollow"? Anyway being stuck and a sitting duck, I was dispatched by the enemy.