Shiphand missions sort of strike me as a method Carbine could use to introduce a limited vehicle combat system in the future. Not something done so second hand as the Old Republic's system. Maybe more like something like Champion's Online. To clarify, Champion's Online vehicle had full 3D movement. Not the scripted movement of Old Republic. You could start the mission by choosing a small spacecraft like a Dominion Star Oppressor fighter or a Mordesh Star Zombie bomber. You get a couple different choices of vehicles and some base abilities that you can fill out on your LAS bar for the vehicle. You run a mini-mission of sorts to get to your targeted ship and board it. It could be expanded in the future to allow players to purchase specific LAS abilities based on the class and path that the character has. I'm not saying these are flying mounts. These are spacecraft for breaking the Dominion Blockade or vaporizing nosey Exile tresspassers. Overall, it could provide a distraction and a nice change of pace from hack and slash gameplay. A minigame that can add an extra layer to normal missions and quests.