We already knew about classes from the Star Trek Online reveal in Vegas, only a few days ago. The real news in Cryptic's FAQ is the information about PvP.

The FAQ confirms both PvP and PvE mechanics for the game with the PvP ruleset being based around faction vs. faction (so dueling starships are out, I guess?). It goes further to confirm the rumors that there will not be separate PvP, PvE and RP servers.This is one big hint towards what we've been hearing all along, which is that Cryptic is aiming to have one big server for everyone, in the style of EVE Online.

Open PvP, according to the FAQ, will be restricted to far-off disputed or unclaimed sectors of space (once again, sounding a lot like the 0.0 sectors of EVE). There will also be: "consensual PvP and competitive PvE between realm borders (the Neutral Zone), where players will be competing over territory and resources with the option to PvP."

Will this mean a Starfleet Command 3 or EVE -style competition for territory between the two major powers? It also sounds like we'll be seeing the sort of situations, as there were in World of Warcraft, where major resources will only be available at the site of major conflicts.

What does this mean for players that invade enemy territory? Will there be an option to engage them (in the way that you can go active PvP in WoW)? This would make a lot of sense as there were plenty of cannon situations where Federation ships chose whether or not to engage enemy ships within their own territory.