We learn that crew skill trainers will be located on capital planets.
Ask A Jedi: How and when is the player first introduced to Crew Skills? Is it via narrative, or visiting a trainer at a certain level?
Damion Schubert: The Crew Skills trainers all like to hang out on the capital worlds, where the player can encounter them. Each trainer will give the player a description of the Crew Skill they teach, along with the benefits they provide, so the player knows which Crew Skills may be most beneficial to their play style.
Damion explains that companions can fail missions, costing you the associated credits and time.
Ask A Jedi: Is there a risk to your companions while on Missions? Can they die? In other words, what are the downsides of sending a companion on a mission?
Damion Schubert: They don't die but they can fail, which means that the player will lose his initial capital investment (i.e. his credits and time spent). It is up to the player to decide if he wants to play it safe with his companion missions, or go for higher risk, higher reward missions. We have some ideas on how to expand this in the future.
We get a small nod towards the a common concern that missions will dramatically affect alignment.
Ask A Jedi: Another concern regarding missions that might award dark or light side points is that it trivializes the morality system, essentially allowing you to "grind morality. How is this system intended to work?
Damion Schubert: The system is less designed to allow you to grind' morality than it is to allow you to correct some bad decisions which is fairly vital in an MMORPG, where you have no reload button. It would take a pretty hefty time and cash investment to use this system to grind' morality.
Damion alludes to weapon modifications and augmentation.
Ask A Jedi: Its been stated (by you in fact, on the forums,) that Crew Skills will not be the method players use for creating light sabers. Will there be an equivalent non-crafting "weapon system for non-Force users?
Damion Schubert: Guns and vibroblades are made via a Crew Skill. However, they are also ripe for well, let's just call it tinkering for now, and promise to tell you more at some point.
Be sure to hit up Ask A Jedi for the entire Q&A to get all the tidbits about the much anticipated Crew Skills System.