I now can load torque2d, key in my user/pass, select my character, and hit Enter Game, upon which the server happily tells me to spawn a player ship in the middle of the screen. T2d happily complies.
I only spent about 3-4 hours today working on this, I spent some time goofing off. Tommorow I want to work on the movement stuff but I need to rethink the way I want to do command passing. I started to implement it, and I realized it wasn't going to work the way I wanted it to. Thats ok though, I just need to flesh it out a little more.
For now, its bed time.