“No real work has been done on R&D yet, and with the current schedules of the devs, I'd be surprised if that happens for a long time. Zhao had barely had time to show his face around SWC at all for the last few months.
...no one even has details yet because there aren't any to have because there isn't even a functioning dev outline for any of this yet.
- Syn speaking to R&D on Y14D135 ”
This is what I've last seen on this, but things could have changed (though I doubt it).
Edited By: Maha Michi on Year 14 Day 156 19:12 ____________
From what I know of one of the potential R&D systems, you dont work on existing entities. You collect research points and then unlock new entities, based on the dcs you currently have available to you. R&D in the first many phases will not allow you to reverse engineer stuff, or modify existing ships. Its a way to unlock new DCs.
*This is not a confirmation of the final workings of R&D. This is one way that was suggested and is a very basic idea of how the system will potentially work*