Holy heck, I think I actually made a breakthrough!
I went back to the 90% complete version and I not only managed to get the correct names to show (the ships already liked to show the correct ship in this version anyway) but I've got a sort-of highscore board going too!
Here are the points of view of all 3 users I pretended to have logged on. It's actually coming together!
(Also I know the resolution in this test version is back to being tiny, now that it works, I'll scale it back to 720 like the current version)
I'm so excited that something finally gave! I'll post some videos soon!