Would it be possible for an new module to come with the odyssey update? An optional internal, a crew housing module. This module would house your hired fighters and the actual crew of the ship. Having a crew could give small benefits like slow repair of damaged internals. But might come at some cost. Obviously you would have to pay your crew. It would help to give the ships more lively. You could have “people” to interact with out in the black. This in my opinion would go a long way to help with game immersion. Who actually flies a massive cargo ship alone? Perhaps the crew quarters could serve as a large capacity escape pod. Ship destruction imminent? Call all crew back to quarters and launch the module. They can be picked up and taken to the nearest station.