I feel like capital ships will be much deadlier when their guns can actually gimbal to the sides and auto-aim or auto-fire. Right now, it seems that the slow projectiles on capitals make them too easy to kill.
There’s been some concern about travel time in the full game once all the objects are much further apart (travel from the sun to pluto, 39.5 AU, takes over 300 minutes). Capital ships should be the solution to this, either through containing a jump drive or just an FTL warp drive. Maybe warping in formation with a capital would pull small ships along and Corvettes could have a similar but weaker ability.
A faster warp drive makes travel seamless, but if there’s no possibility of detection or interception at warp speeds, jump drives seem more optimal.