I can't wait until this game comes out. This game is going to the ****!
Perpetual is talking about being able to be your own charachter going off to explore space itself. You can choose your specialty such as command, security, science, etc. You'll be able to complete missions by yourself or as a cooperative effort with multiple players. I don't like the idea of having your bridge crew being made up of real online players but, I think it will be very interesting to see how that will play out. Perpetual also stated that you won't need a real live bridge crew to command a ship if you're a loner like myself:). NPC's will be available to assist in running your ship.
I think it sucks that a real life player won't be able to command Galaxy and Sovereign class starships also. They said they are going to leave it up to NPC's to control those larger classes.
What do you think?