As the community pores over the beta book, we've generated a lot of good questions without clear answers. This might already be planned and underway, but if not, I'd like to request that the design team consider assembling a Beta FAQ to address some of the issues the community has raised.
If it will help, I'm sure we can compile a list. A few off the top of my head would be:
+ Are derived stats like Wound Threshold and Strain Threshold determined before or after spending XP during character creation?
+ Exactly what gear and credits does a new character begin play with?
+ Is it possible to improve Force Rating? If so, how is this done?
+ Are melee attacks resolved using an opposed check, as the Skill decsription states, or a Routine difficulty check as the combat chapter states? (My wording on the difficulty check might wrong, I don't have my book handy).
I'm sure there are many other questions out there that would be good additions to a Beta FAQ.