How does the plot progress in Shadowrun: Hong Kong


So, it's day two of my shadowrunnig career, first mission done, jobs are piling up fast. That got me thinking. I'm a completionist, and would like to (at least) have an opportunity of taking every side mission I'll want to take.

Is that possible? Do I have a limited amount of missions before the plot progresses? Does sleeping in the bunk affect that? How to tell which actions move the plot forward and which are non-essential?

Best Answer

So, after doing the work myself:

Every mission gained through the computer could be considered a side mission. The plot moves forward after each mission (regardless of sleeping), along with dialogues etc. After set amount of missions you get the info about starting the endgame, getting explicit warning that after taking that route coming back to various shadowruns will not be possible. As far as I could tell, despite of what the briefings might tell you, no side mission is time-dependant and all of them can be completed before moving on.