Hey all Great game so far.
I have a few suggestions for general gameplay.
Add left/right strafe to all ships. These are starships after all. If they can hover, they shd be able to strafe too.
Use the Mouse Scroll to allow players to scroll the view in and out, to a certain limit of course This will give us a little bit better situational awareness.
Add the minimap zoom/in out too please.
Can we have an option for throttle, instead of having to hold down on W or S all the way? How about 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and full speed throttle settings? Along with 1/2 and full reverse? This would help players to free up their fingers for other stuff.
Personally I think these options would add to gameplay rather than benefit any one party. That's why they're general gameplay additions.