Before I start I would like to clarify on what i mean by Character NPCs. When i say Character NPCs i mean NPCs that are NOT grids or drones ie NPCs like wolves and spiders those are Character NPCs now to the idea/suggestion/request.
I like playing solo a lot (manly because my friends don't have a pc lol) and the PvE is really lacking in this game and it feels really empty. So I would like to ask that we get more Character NPCs to make it feel more alive especially in solo. add in human NPCs that you can trade with and also get contracts from, also to fight (like pirate Character NPCs) and also Hire to do stuff for you (like they can mine for you and also help with Building and Deconstructing of grids and Defending them) and to help the NPC navigating on ships/stations there could be an in game tool used for pathfinding maybe and an NPC that can infect your ship and will cause havoc on your ship/station if not dealt with (something kinda like the infestation from warframe or the spiders can infest your ships/stations if not careful) to add more "danger" and also fix the AI to the Wolves and spiders and allow the spiders to destroy blocks again
links here are related and inspired me to make this