This is mostly a good update.
This is the right direction for progression. The long period saving for the next ship sucked. The expenses on the modules are too high though. I think the sweet spot is 10-20k even for T4 and higher. The fun is that it's something a normal player can accomplish in a night. I make between 1k and 7k xp with elite. I think the sweet spot is to unlock a thing in one or two hours of playing. That keeps the rhythm fun.
The Orion. This was pretty much perfect. Priced great. Looks great. Bought that in 2 seconds.
You brought back the pilot cosmetics. Went to buy that a few weeks ago and was surprised you removed it from the market. Just leave that stuff up. Also, 500 gp is good price for it. Appreciated.
For the guys who love grind and want longer and longer and say they'll be bored when they've unlocked it all, I appreciate that you like it but I don't think it's a good spot for the game. 35k for T4 modules isn't fun for the filthy casuals like me. When there are some 20 or 30 modules to unlock per tier times 1.5 hours (assuming 10-18k xp per unlock) that's a long time. It's plenty. If T3-T5 were all 10-15k xp module unlocks, that would still be plenty of progression for folks. It makes it have broader appeal in my opinion.
Feedback for future updates:
-Please fix the market. It does not showcase things well. It's awkward to navigate, awkward to see exactly what's in the bundles, awkward to see a close up of emblems, etc.
-Please introduce more color options for pilots. I like the paperdoll style of the pilot cosmetics and might even prefer a way to use more elements at once. Mix pants and shirt? Add things like shoulder pads? Also patterns on pilots would be good. Digital camo comes to mind.
-Separate ship geometry from hero ships in terms of pricing. 4000 gp is too much when I already have the T4 ship and enjoy flying it customized. Very happy with the Orion pricing. Would buy the demeter cosmetics if it was priced similar. Don't care about having another hero ship.