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Ships: Hull Upgrade

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Hull upgrades are an important part of character advancement. Over the course of play, a ship's hull can go through a total of 6 hull evolutions.

Each hull evolution will give you either an extra device mount or an extra weapons mount and this is determined by your race/class combination. For example, a Progen Warrior ship with the maximum number of hull evolutions will have 6 weapons mounts and 3 device mounts while a Jenquai Explorer will have 6 device mounts and 3 weapons mounts. Hull evolutions can also give ships more cargo space so players can store more items.


Hull Upgrade 1
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Hull Upgrade 3
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Hull Upgrade 6
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You will also notice a change in the physical appearance of your ship. Each hull upgrade will change the way your ship looks to correspond with the physical additions of new mounting points! A ship with all 6 hull evolutions looks quite impressive when placed next to a ship without a single hull upgrade!

You will notice a decrease in speed with each hull evolution. This is because the mass of your ship increases as you add more cargo room and mounting points. More importantly, the hull strength doubles EACH TIME you upgrade the ship. Fortunately, there are many types of engines, reactors and devices that will help overcome this slight lose in engine speed.

To view your ships hull strength, and other numerical factors that influence how the ship will operate, press the equip button. In the center is a list of factors including:


Ship Info/Stats
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  • Hull Strength - Increases each time a hull is upgraded. Hull Strength corresponds to the number of Hit Points (HP) your ship can withstand.
  • Defense - Not Implemented
  • Missile Defense - Can be enhanced with devices. Missile Defense is linked to Turn Rate and refers to the amount of damage from missiles your ship can absorb.
  • Speed - The rate of travel at Impulse Speed. As the mass of a ship's hull increases, the speed will decrease. This can be overcome with the purchase of more powerful engines. Please visit the Navigation page for more details.
  • Warp Speed - The rate of travel at Warp Speed. As the mass of a ship's hull increases, the speed will decrease. This can be overcome with the purchase of more powerful engines. Please visit the Navigation page for more details.
  • Turn Rate - Turn Rate is the maneuverability factor of your ship and linked to Missile Defense. Turn Rate can be enhanced with Devices.
  • Scan Range - Scan Range is how far you can see things in space. Scan Range is a fixed number and will not be altered by hull evolutions.
  • Visibility - Visibility is how far others can see you. Visibility is a fixed number and will not be altered by hull evolutions. The more visible you are, the easier hostiles and creatures can see you approach.

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