Me and my fleet (of 5 people total) would like to bring something to your attention. Deep Space encounters need some fixing in regards to groups. We tried for 1/2 hr or so to get into the same encounter while in a group of 5 and were unable to. We could never find a instance to transfer to as a group that would allow us to get together and ended up just abandoning the idea.
There needs to be another instance auto generated or something to make sure players grouped together can all get into the same Deep Space encounter instance.
Maybe you can tell me. Does teaming do anything for the participants in one of these encouters other than giving them access to a Team chat room? I don't think so, but I don't know because there's still no documentation for this game other than the online pamphlet.
Seriously. Does teaming do any of us any good? Do we share looting rights when we team?
Someone posted the key to press to bring up the switch instance option. I forget what it is though.
I don't remember the key, but I think there's a button for that at the bottom of your Area Map ('M' and pick from the 3 at the top). There's a checkbox in there somewhere that lets you tell it you want to pick your instance every time you zone, as well, and it'll tell you stuff like: 40 people (2 friends) if you have friends in a particular one. Not sure how it handles teams though as I've been soloing mostly.