I have looted 2 consoles, 1 green, 1 white and hypo, tribbles, etc etc and a million batteries, and 1 hyper velocity mk 1 engine and thats it. Id say about 80% are batteries, wtf happened to the loot? Its was alot better in beta. Im still using standard issue stuff on my ship, almost all of it, pathetic.
Random is random. I never got loot drops of note in beta, and I still don't get loot drops of note live. All I have managed to loot in seven levels so far is a science console for +5 to photonic theory, and a Mk 1 shield.
Of course, I haven't done Starbase 24, which I need to do before it gets flooded with players using Mk 4+gear to constantly get top of the charts... because apparently DPS is the only metric worth measuring for rewards.