At the Town Hall this weekend the question was asked what happened to Faction development seen earlier this year. Cal said they are currently working on the Adventures on the High Seas Booster. Maybe someone else has the exact answer, but I think he also said they wanted to get it "right". It was pretty clear that no Faction development is or has been taking place since what we saw several months ago. But at least we are going to get ship combat, that will make Factions more interesting if they try and make ocean travel more common. I find it acceptable to delay Factions for this.