The newest Ask Cryptic
for Star Trek Online
starts off with a big "Yes!" to the question of whether or not the game will feature collision detection. After that, it gets into the nitty-gritty of starship customization
. The gist of it is that Cryptic wants players to have the ability to look at other ships and generally know what class they are -- so no adding four nacelles to a Miranda class vessel.
However, you can pick the type of nacelles you want on your ship and for that matter you can mix and match every single piece (IE hull, saucer, pylons, etc) on any ship. Beyond those visual changes, players will also pick colors and decals for their interstellar space rides. Now as far as the rest is concerned...