How about a special combat feature where if you earn a gazzillion honor points you can earn the right to use special weapons in battle? you could call them in or deploy them on your ships or in the field for a price. also some new ideas for ships hulls.
- Crystalline ships.
- organic-type hulls.
- ships that look like freaky space animals.
- hollowed-out asteroid ships.
- saucer ships.
also it would be a good idea to include race-specific weapons and components. as it is now all ships are really the same ship types with minor asthetic differences. really make them unique!