Are there going to be sidekicks in this one? like the recruitable voyagers in 2238?
Additionally mercs as well?
They won't be mercs like in 2238. In beta, won't be any sort of such an element. Later we are considering NPC supporter characters assuming a comparative job to F1/F2 NPC mates, so with some foundation story and character, not simply callous robots taking shots at the direction. Those ought to be valuable just for antisocial people, amateurs, and so on to help in some cultivating and leveling, or give some underlying assurance in the no man's land. It's not made sense of yet or structured - simply some first musings.