Originally Posted by Tuidjy
Design components with socketable chips
These are insanely powerful. One of my ship, at level 39, found a chip that gives nearly 50% extra damage to a weapon. I have also found some lasers which recharge in 66% of the time it usually takes. The combination would more than double the damage output compared to what's possible in vanilla Drox.
Good to hear that, I was worried that chips might not be that big of a deal after all (since it's the one feature I was most excited about).
The chips I've been finding so far are all borderline useless (+1 Thrust? Come on.), but knowing that it will get better with time and luck is keeping my hopes up.