Lemme start by saying how hard I love Lusty and wish I'd discovered it ten years ago when I had no kids and lots of money!
So, one of the things that excited me about Lusty was aether ships. I wanted to throw out a few questions because I didn't realise how expensive they were, so want to be sure it's something I want to spec towards before going down that route. Just a note: I know that much of this may be in the help files, and I have read them, but I'm honestly a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information.
1) am I correct in thinking that aether is largely designed as the 'endgame' component of lusty?
2a) is there pvp in aether space. I guess what I'm actually asking here is whether there are players that would/could blow up my aether ship and completely nix my characters investment just because I'm in an enemy org)
2b) is it possible for your ship to be permanently destroyed?
3) do you have to have a crew to use your aether ship or can you do stuff solo? I'm asking because of my time zone there are LONG periods of time when I'm one of about four people awake in my commune
4) how many lessons do you need to trade in aether space?