Alpha 5.3 is just around the corner and the focus for the update is player submitted suggestions and wishes. Here is a sneak preview into some of the changes already in the test build and are certain to be in the coming update next week. There will also be more coming soon.
Upon the loss of a crew member surviving crew members will now lose a large portion of their fun meter resulting in a major morale loss. This of course can have devastating effects based on your current supplies.
Mouse Over Tooltips
One of the biggest requests with the game is although the mouse over tooltips helped with giving orders it just didn't give enough information on what was occurring. With the new update there will be some additional information given to help explain what each of the order you are attempting to give. Currently looking into allowing this to be a toggle as well in the event you do not wish to see this additional information.
Doors of the ship will no longer open when crew members are outside of the room and simply walking by them. This should help when the crew size is much larger.