Original Post --- Hey everyone! It's been a little difficult to find things to show off on the blog lately that aren't massive mission spoilers, but today I've got something pretty cool! When you establish a colony and befriend a colonist by completing tasks for them, they may ask if they can join your ship's crew! If you accept them into your crew, they'll wear a Protectorate uniform and beam up to your ship. When your crew is large enough you'll receive a ship upgrade license. Alternatively, if you'd like to avoid the colony system altogether, you can spend a bunch of pixels at the Penguin Bay for a shady fake upgrade license.