Can we PLEASE see our hired crew sitting in our ships please???

You can render the NPC's now, so can you please render my crew member into one of my empty ship seats? Heck, you could even let them get outfitted with suits / accessories same as our Commanders.
All those hours flying with my fighter pilot, would be great to see them sitting there at long last.
 
Yes, this would be great. In multicrew they could be exchanged and rest of the time they are there. And maybe actually talk to you.
 
I'd be so happy to see this . . . despite my only MC ships being T10 and Crusader, where the pilot can't see the crew

Hey, you can see the tops of their heads in the Type 10 if you look down...

Regardless, just "knowing" they're there. I M M E R S I O N.

The models exist. The animations exist. The voice work exist. Fdev please!
 
Actually hirable NPC crews with a set of different roles which have different effects on the ship would be a good next step.

Fighter pilots are nice and all, but there are other interesting ways NPC crews could interact with different features of Elite, and give players different choices in tweaking their ship (eg. a Gunner can improve turreted weapon performance, whereas a WSO gives a grace period of a second or two before chaff takes effect, with ships only having up to 3 crew you'd basically never have all the roles available to every ship all the time so there would be more interesting and specific choice matching than engineering)
 
Actually hirable NPC crews with a set of different roles which have different effects on the ship would be a good next step.

Fighter pilots are nice and all, but there are other interesting ways NPC crews could interact with different features of Elite, and give players different choices in tweaking their ship (eg. a Gunner can improve turreted weapon performance, whereas a WSO gives a grace period of a second or two before chaff takes effect, with ships only having up to 3 crew you'd basically never have all the roles available to every ship all the time so there would be more interesting and specific choice matching than engineering)


I had a suggestion post for NPC crew a little while back. It would be an awesome way to add even more depth and choice to ships.

Make them take up roles in the ship, and if you multicrew then human players can take over those roles.
 
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