one thing I hate about SE is that when trying to take a ship, there's almost only one way to do it, that is grinding up everything and then welding it, there's also some way to do it with connectors but idk how to. I think i'd be a great idea to add another character tool that would give you control over systems of the ship, like turning off A. gravity or turning the ships defences against itself. although there'd have to be ways to counter that, like a block that works like a fire wall, it'll slow/ halt hacking on the ships
How I'd work: I think it should work by going to the main cockpit and left clicking with the hacking tool, then a pop up will show on your screen, it should either work by showing how much time is left on the hack or by giving you small tasks to do while hacking. If there's a fire wall, you'd have to find where it is and A: shut it down or B: blow everything up. After the fire wall is down it should work like the regular hacker.
P.S. I love this game