How to upgrade the mothership(bigger/more hangars resource aps improving etc.)? Or happens this on progress?

Since I actually have trouble getting to next objectives without doing a lot of grinding in each sector for getting through blockades. Or is that way of grinding the way one has to play SPAZ?

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    It's been a good while since I played the game, but I think the mothership upgrades are heavily tied to the story progression.
    – DJ Pirtu
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 13:26

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The mothership is upgraded during the story. You have to advance further to get more hangers etc.

As for getting further one easy way I've found was to jump into high level sectors(bribe your way there) where you are neutral to both sides and then find conflicts and pick up blueprints when they destroy each other. You can easy pick up some higher tier ships that way.

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    by blueprints you mean blackboxes, right?
    – Zaibis
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 17:59
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    @zaibis yes, but completing black boxes gives you the blueprint so it's still technically correct :p
    – l I
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 18:03
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    I aggree, your point
    – Zaibis
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 18:09

All Mothership upgrades are locked behind story missions, so it's entirely progress based. They are:

  1. Rebuild a fleet (part of the tutorial) - the mother ship gains max capacity (500 resource, 50 goon) and expands the Hanger to have two slots: small and tiny.

  2. Finish Repairs (also part of the tutorial) - 2500 Rez, 150 goons, can have 4 specialists with 1 active. Hanger slots: Large, Small, Small.

  3. Big Fish - 10k rez, 150 goons, 8 specialists with 2 active. Max Tech level now 8 (from 6). Hangar: Huge, Medium, Small.

  4. Pandora's Box - 50k Rez, 1.5k Goons, 12/3 specialists. Max Tech level 10. Hangar: Huge, Large, Medium, Small.

Pandora's Box spans the entirely of chapter 3 in story terms. It has many steps. If one skips the tutorial, the game starts with the Clockwork upgraded as it would be at the end of Finish Repairs. Also note that in the demo there are a few tweaks to the upgrades (e.g. Finish Repairs only gives a medium hangar slot).

  • Thanks for your effort Really informational. I'm sorry that I'm not accepting this one, but z took also some words about the grinding aspect of my OP. I hope the upvotes you got negate this for you ;)
    – Zaibis
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 8:51

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