The first of the Pardus summer updates is released: NPC crew members and the Gap Cluster.
From the newly added Crew Quarters found on all planets, NPC crew members may now be hired to serve onboard the player's craft. Ordinary crew members are numerous and provide bonuses for certain skills at a relatively low pay rate. A handful of legendary crew members are also scattered throughout the universe, which give enormous advantages in various fields but demand significantly greater pay. This new feature provides more depth and options for high-end as well as not so advanced players.
A brand-new neutral cluster, the Gap Cluster, was also implemented and awaits exploration and colonization. Additional features will be released over the coming weeks; watch for them at www.pardus.at.