I'm wrapping up the last story mission in Episode 1 now, and barring a bit of polishing and testing, it might be available for download as early as April 8th. Here's what to expect in the next installment:
-New story missions, side quests, and random map splices.
-Three new characters to recruit.
-The ability to divide up your allies into fleets.
-New weapon components and code fragments.
-A thing that lets you adjust the cursor's speed in battle (yes, really!)
-Labels above the doors in the Inquiry! Why didn't I think of it before? Who knows!
-New exploration gimmicks like environmental hazards, fog of war, and patrolling enemy fleets.
-Bug fixes, general streamlining, and other stuff I can't think of at the moment.