The patch notes for Quantum Rise are finally online, and folks can now see all the details of the upcoming expansion.
There’s a godawful lot of changes coming in this patch, and may of them have huge effects on a lot of players, so I encourage everyone to check them out to see how their experience is going to change. Most notable of these modifications to the game are the changes which rebalance ship speeds, and the addition of the industrial-focused capital ship, the Orca.
Quantum Rise is due to go Live on 11 November 2008.
Source: Build 69018 Patch Notes