Ships can be outfitted with a variety of engine and gun components. The Captain’s selection of components will play a huge part in determining a ship’s engagement strategy. It’s important for the Captain to know how to best fly the ship, which will depend on how the ship handles and what weapons are available. Gunners will need to know what guns are on board and where they are located so they can run from gun to gun when enemies change position. Engineers, in turn, will need to read second-to-second combat tactics and react accordingly. All these things ultimately help shape player behavior from match to match.
In addition to gameplay related customization, ships will have a variety of cosmetic customization options, ranging from decals to flags. Not only can you determine your play style, you can also play with style.