I'm curious about this - when you select "Ship Specs" in the menu, it gives a brief rundown of what the ship is, who made it, etc. In the second paragraph there is usually something that suggests a unique ability. For example, for the Gencore Maelstrom, the ability to materialize armor at the cost of shields.
However, I'm unclear as to how to activate these abilities. Do you guys know how this is done?
It's probably just me, but I hate twiddles from deep in my heart. First: some (most, to me) are crap. Second: keyboard only. Third: some (most, to me) are far more expensive than they should. The repair system is maybe the only one which is ok-ish. Fourth: I've played for years without even knowing about that, most are unnecessarily complicated.
I wish a future version could at least include the trigger sequence in ship's description. Some sort of user's manual of operations.