In the current state of Starbound, the only things that make your stats better is the tier of your armor. Even the weapon's damage are mostly controlled by that! My suggestions is to find a way of maybe boosting some stats individually. That would make each player's charcacters more unique (because for now, two tier 3 characters got the exact same stats) It doesn't necessarily need to be as complex as a RPG stats system. Just giving more customization on stats would be something really great to add to the game in my thoughts. Feel free to post a reply to this thread!