i recently purchased a ship with a pilot droid (which i own) in the ship cockpit. heres my question: how do i give orders to my pilot droid? can it be done even though its in a different sector of the galaxy than me?
You dont. Its only function right now is to pilot a ship while you board a different ship that is docked to the ship you are already piloting. So in essence it prevents you from dropping hyper or aborting sublight travel if you happen to board a ship or vehicle that is docked in your ship
With a little luck they will do much more in the future. the combine is run and codded by the admin's in there spare time, because of this things tend to take some time. be patient and hold on to your droid, it will be worth it one day. ;)