I heard this idea once in OOC, and I personally support it. As the title suggests, removing the Explorer job would possibly be a positive concept. By removing them and instead extending its job responsibilities to all EC crew, I believe it would come with four primary advantages. There wouldn't be high influxes of people doing "nothing" because they can't do their primary job responsibilities. This means Explorers wouldn't be shuffling around because they can't explore, and bored EC crew could go on expeditions. Other departments would benefit from the extra players who would otherwise fill the exploration department. It'd help to reinforce the third directive of the EC, that all EC members are explorers. Exploration would likely be more specialist-based, rather than everyone being a generic explorer. There are, however, some drawbacks to this. First and foremost, there would be problems with how access to exploration's equipment would work. I'd have to guess the pathfinder would have to grant temporary access (via the flight plan possibly?) in order to not have half the crew being able to access machetes on demand. Would it be a good idea?