Something worth blogging about!
Talk about cool! Cryptic games had envisioned this as Star Trek Online, but that doesn't work so well in a networked MMO setting. Can you imagine the nightmare when a PUGged bridge crew loses the helmsman to an unexpected AFK? "Sorry, guys, had to take out the trash." Or "Pizza's here" just as you give the order to engage the enemy.
Anyway, these are my kind of gaming innovations. It's rare to have something this unusual appear.