My wife created a new Fed character and wanted to replay the tutorial. All went well until she gets to the bridge in the training cruise. The captain tells her to take a seat and the mission objective changes to "sit in the first officer's chair". The chair icon appears when you hover the mouse over the chair but no position you take and no amount of clicking, will actually force the character to sit. Standing on the chair and doing the sit_chair emote doesn't work either.
Normally we'd abort mission and try again like every other time weird problems occur (like once every week or 2) but being in the tutorial, that isn't an option. She's already tried exiting (for hours, not just 15 minutes) and going back in, no improvement.
My wife is tempted to just delete the character and start over but skip the tutorial. I know she wants to run it though so that seems like a sad solution. I showed her how to file a bug report under the Request GM assistance/Stuck but I have no idea if anyone will respond.
Anyone else seen this problem and if so did you figure out a way to progress?