Alpha 7.2 has now been updated. Check the full notes here.
The unstable branch has been updated with more polish to the Alpha 7 build once again. There are still some remaining outstanding features so I do not want to push this to the current Alpha stable branch.
Alpha 7.2 fixes many UI issues that crept up however there are still a few remaining just due to the overall size and scope of the game. Doing a major engine upgrade introduces a lot of bugs but also helps smooth things over in the long run so hope to showcase some of those new features soon.
The gameplay improvement with this latest update gives the commander the ability to level up while in the command chair if he is instructing other members of the crew to do their work. The commander will get a percentage of experience based on their leadership skills assuming crew members are leveling up at the same time.
This ultimately will make the commander a very strong unit in the game allowing you to level him up and take over at specific work stations to really push things when you need them.
Working toward pushing out a big update by the end of the month with more features but working toward ensuring it is polished and ready to go. Thanks all for your patience!