OK, I’ll try and answer these:
1. Voice comms is rubbish.. Text chat also causes issues, I know some guys have a problem you may need to do ‘Port Forwarding” I believe @hazara can help you with this
2. The higher you go the longer it takes to progress. Stick at it, the rank up missions will come eventually.
3. Yep, I think you need Baron for Achenar. Maybe somebody can confirm this for me?
4. There’s normally people online, it’s just a matter of timing. A lot of us are shift workers, keep trying you will get us eventually. Just log on, stay logged on and somebody will see you eventually. 🙂
5. The game mechanic is ‘faulty’, sometimes it doesn’t work, that’s normal 🙂