The game is continuing to progress and features are being continuously polished in the push to get to an alpha. There are a lot of moving pieces not just game related but things are moving along fairly steadily.
Introducing The Flight Crew
The flight crew are the members of the crew who perform the most amount of tasks on the ship. Without the flight crew the ship would not be able to operate, move, or do many tasks. The flight crew's main purpose is in charge of running the most important room on the ship, the command room. Only one command room can be placed on the ship making the placement of the room and the size a very important factor when setting out on your journey. The flight crew also is able to work in the medical bay however the med bay is an unlocked piece of research at this time.
Command Chair - Gives a member of the crew the ability to give orders to others in the room. Provides a boost to output for other members based on leadership skill but does not provide a direct value.
Flight Stick - When used by a crew member allows the ability to navigate and travel via the sector map. Also, when in use gives a bonus to dodge chance based on the users piloting skills.
Medics - Medical beds are able to heal users that are resting in them. A flight crew member assigned to the room is able to assist those that have been hurt and can assist the healing process based on their skill.
Shield Consoles - The best protection of the ship. A flight crew member utilizing a shield console provides shield point increases in the event projectiles are fired at the ship. Output is based on the crew member's console skills.
Weapon Consoles - All weapons require energy to fire their weapons. The weapon consoles when manned by a crew member increase the ships weapon energy levels based on the crew member's console skills.