I have read some threads regarding the issues that appear once you unlock more subsystems, in that the more you unlock the less chance to get good rolls on the ones you want. I have then encountered this myself, hopefully this makes sense and I do not regard myself much more than a novice…
Here is my problem:
Lets pretend i am level 9 (or 10? which ever makes it my last choice) and i want s-link not y-link.
How about having a choice each level, this could be for everything - choose between small/medium/large armaments, then you still get random rolls and random stat rolls.
An example level would be choose - Hull - Generator Ability - Crew
Hull - Mixed / Distilled / Pure
Generator Ability - S-Link / Y - Link
Crew - (This could be taking it one step too far - but to me it feels a waste of a ship to miss bad rolls just getting crew you want for another ship)
You still have the randomness of getting bad rolls even after you have made a choice, and by grouping systems in abilities i would assume there would still be a small chance of getting completely ‘bricked’ ships
Hopefully this makes sense and Grouroux told me you guys would explain if this is a good or bad idea