Thats part of the problem...multi crew is a feature that is unable to stand on its own, so they needed to incentivize it with extra pips, lower rebuy, no wanted tags, instant drop in drop out. NPC's were a no go, because they would compete with, and likely be far more used than human crew members. When it became clear that even that was not enough, they are making payout changes, and changing more things, and when it comes to Exploration, unfortunately, there does not appear to be enough that could be added to even come close to making multi crew engaging and used beyond the momentary gee whiz try it once just to say it was tried, never to be touched again.[up]Awesome, looking forward to it.
Would like to see some type of benefit for multi-crew exploration. You might as well pilot your own ship along side your buddy (wing it!) and receive data entries. What's the point of riding as a passenger if you don't get data entries or for that matter any rewards?