Terrific news. I especialy like the bridge crew idea for their apearances in race customization. For bridge skills is it also plesant to gain the ones of the player's crew.
PvE should only in case of inside Star Fleet or Federation be limited not for a Klingon faction. So that PvE is effected by PvP to not being able firing on any other Fed ship with exceptions. It seems conclusive in special sectors.
More news, sweet. I still would like to know what happens to your ship when you beam down, especially in a PvP zone where it could be attacked!
I was wondering about this one too... although it would be more realistic if you could be attacked while on a planet, I'm sure there would be a percentage of players who would exploit such a situation to the point of great annoyance. Can't decide if I'm for or against it at this point...
The multiple ship comment has me worried. I'm so hoping that the game will be more "Trek Like" and Captains and crews stay with their ships for weeks (simulating years like in the different series) before being able to transfer to new ships and not like a game of frogger where you jump from ship to ship to ship every hour until you find the one you like and you just park all the other ships in your "garage". That would completely destroy the game for me. :-(