So if there’s ever another major expansion to GSB, I have a suggestion for a further type of slot, called the chipslot. It would be a triangle shape, and slightly smaller than a hardpoint slot graphically. What the chipslot would be dedicated to is small modifiers such as the innate ones hulls automatically have. Chips can fit in either chipslots or hardpoint slots. Frigates would have around 2-4 chipslots, Cruisers 5-8 and Fighters would be lucky to have a chipslot at all. Diminished returns would be in effect.
Tractor Beam Amplifier: All tractor beam strengths are increased by 5%.
Overdrive Chip: All Power generators generate 5% more power.
Phase Enchansor: Shield stability is increased by 5%.