Randomly resurrects self to throw two cents in
Well, the Knossos gates were just stabilizers for jump nodes and were constructed by the Ancients.
And also, in both FS games, there were different energy tanks for your weapons and your boost fuel. How do you plan to accomplish this, or are you just going to ditch the weapon energy system? It may not have seemed that significant, but in some missions you had a draining loadout, and you had to fire a good deal. By the way, I'd strongly recommend against combining the two energy pools.
You might notice that my email is mavericFSO @ gmail (dot) com and that on some other forums, my username is MavericFSO. The FSO is exactly what you might think it is from this thread. FreeSpace Open.