Players start the game by creating their character and selecting their starting stellar system. This is where some important decisions come into play.
Players are given 50 points to distribute to the following character attributes:
At least 5 points must be assigned to each attribute. It is possible to obtain more points in the game through a variety of quest and non-quest related activities. There is no maximum for an attribute.
When players lose in battle, they may also lose Attribute points in one or more areas.
There are also a number of hidden attributes that players lose and acquire during game play.