You can now form and join mission teams,crews, and factions! Crews are organization specific, so use the &org command to switch to the correct one first.
The &faction command is no more, as you can now form/join crews and factions via the proper in-game UI.
As a result of having proper group chat, area chat no longer reaches the whole server, but you can use /shout if you still want to do that.
EDIT 28.09.2023: Item trades between players are now working.