When do I get to upgrade my ship?
When do I get to upgrade my ship? And how?, without using the
Replace the '#' with a Tier number (1 to 10?).
... Or using the
So, now that Starbound has been released into 1.0, I've noticed that several of the mechanics and methods to do things have been overhauled. For one, spamming daggers have now been balanced... But that's besides the point.
I've noticed there has been changes to the way ship size progression is done, and that there are multiple ways to progress your ship size.
What are those changes, and how can I upgrade my ship?
(Now that simply doing all outpost quests does absolutely nothing as they are made optional quests now...)
To upgrade your ship, you'll need Upgrade Modules. The amount you need is 2, 4, 6, 8, then 10 respectively for each upgrade. These can be found in chests, reward bags, and rarely as monster drops.
You must then obtain a ship license. This can either be done by getting Crew Members (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) for completing quests for settlers and hiring penguin mercenaries (after defeating Dreadwing), or alternatively by buying the license from The Penguin Bay at the outpost for increasing (10,000, 20,000, 40,000, 80,000, 150,000) amounts of pixels:
Once you have the upgrade modules and the license (fake or real), you'll need to visit Penguin Pete at the outpost, who will carry out the upgrade: