Has anyone out there actually been boarded yet? By that I mean; does the AI use the new boarding sysem or is it just the player? You can invest in all these new security systems like internal defence lasers, marines, hull polarization and firewalls but are they actually of any use?
As far as I know - please correct me if I'm wrong - the only ships to use barding pods are missile M7's and the pirates don't have any. One of the things I was looking forward to was dealing with my frigate being boarded by pirate mercenaries but I don't see any sign of that ever happening. It's even strongly hinted at in the game manual, have I been misled?