I get wanting the ship to feel alive with NPC characters moving about. But do they need to take the stairs and block you from getting past them? Every time I end up having to take a different route just because they won’t step aside or keep moving. And then sometimes that alternate path is blocked as well. They stop and stand there like a deer in head lights like they expect you to bestow them with some grand wisdom. No, just get out of the way.
They either need to be set to not use the stairs. Or set to not block players on stairs, as in the player can just pass through them if the NPC is on the stairs. The player shouldn’t have to take some long detour just because an NPC is blocking a path.