Weapons Update: Manual targeting and target lead indicators
Combat is in a strange place right now - manually controlling turrets is nigh useless unless you're directly on top of the target, and fixed weapons aren't that far ahead owing to having to eyeball distance and relative acceleration when leading shots.
I propose remedying this by allowing us to manually target ships - put your crosshair over the target, press a magic button and voilà! A reticle now appears on the screen that tells you where you should aim in order to land your shots. Manually targeting a ship should prioritise it as a target for your turrets if it meets the criteria.
Better still would be the ability to target specific blocks when a ship has been targeted. Elite: Dangerous allows this with ship modules, and in a game where everything is a module and can be destroyed, this feature would really shine. Exposing the ship's (or each turret's) current target to a programmable block API could also allow for a lot of inventive new scripts - gimballed weapon mounts, anyone?
Better gun reticles are also a must - the red dot currently in the game is too faint, if it even appears at all.