I can only respond with what ive observed. Form your own opinion and please reply.
Given your obvious atttention to detail on the scripting stuff I hope its aligned to my own and I would welcome your views...you have clearly been delving into the code. By the way..have you gone got Trop2 yet? Go on do it..you know you want to..
Two officers. Gunnary skill shown individually as 2 and 3. When their average is shown on the ship log it comes up as 2.5. Correct. After an encounter at sea the ship log average shows up as 2.6 and the individuals still as 2 and 3. After more less bloody encounters the average went to 2.7. Individual skills still individually at 2 & 3.
Game saved. Game closed down.
Game reload. Same point. Officers skill still 2 & 3 and the average on the ship log now at 2.5 again.
This is the micro details. Looking wider - a number of players report seeing no increase. One said they did (a post from a year ago). Reading between the lines - the players who play slow dont see. The one who did see increases plays an entire scenario in an evening.