When I beam onto a station from my ship, 8 out 10 times my Character will still be the ship and I cannot do anything. When this happens, my Officers are missing as well. After 30 to 40 seconds my character returns to my officer. However, Missions that require an Away Team are unplayable this way.
Also once I return to Space I see my Avatar as Officer standing in Space. Here to after 30 to 40 seconds it loads the right charactersprite and UI.
Also the UI will sporadically jump between settings while switching Episodes.
I am having this same issue as well. It started happening last night during the Delta Volanis system exploration mission. I managed to work around missing away team members; but it's happened again today.
I put a bug report out last night. I tried to search for it again today; but couldn't find it.
I occasionally suffer from crashes, so I am wondering if that corrupted the server side data somehow.
Also was happening to me today, beamed down to vega colony as a ship, and without my away team, after that mission beamed up as my character, then when i got to earth station beamed down as a ship again.
This happens to me as well and today the game started to crash to desktop when it does that. As of right now the game is basically unplayable between the stuck loading screens, the crashes to desktop because of the wrong avatar spawning, and my away team doesn't join me when I finally do get to beam down properly for an away mission.