I was just doing a little thinking earlier about hostile/friendly ships and just kinda wanted to throw an idea out there. I thought it would be cool if there was a system in the game where you could interact with the ships you're orbiting with and you can get several dialog options. With friendly ships you can help them out by doing special quests that take place on the planets you're orbiting around, or you could turn them hostile by sending the death threats and obtain special items that way. You could also interact with hostile ships and try to turn them friendly by offering them items or weapons or helping them out on missions. That's just a few idea's I thought I'd share.