Apples and oranges. We can't control which res or with what ping will a player play. We can control whether the cockpits will be on or off, though. I'm honestly not sure if we even have the final decision on this. I'm just saying what the general idea was before. Not sure if there's code support for a "toggle cockpit on or off" keypress, but if there's high enough demand for that, it might get coded in as an update at some point. Till then, if you absolutely hate the idea of playing with a cockpit, you can always grab ships.tbl, copy it over to a mod folder, and set the cockpits off from there. It's a hack but it's not like anything is hardcoded in.