Yeah, I saw that they have Matchmaking for CQC available in the Comms panel, but don't know if they let you queue and keep playing.I've been saying for years, they need to let you queue for CQC/Arena from any safe place in the main game. The ability for passengers to use the FSS to scan for USS or new "anti interdiction turrets" to help defend against pirates/police would also give players something to do locally.
That would be a huge plus in terms of getting people to USE CQC
I like the Anti-Interdiction turret idea. A good reason to use crews in Open.
And of course the exploration ideas should have been implemented from the start...