I've recently been doing a little bit of research into the actual rules of the combine and it's features. Several things have caught my attention, however, one which I just encountered facinates me. I'm not all that experienced in the combine, (about a year in) but I understand that for a person to make or create anything they need 3 things, the facilities to make it, the raw materials to make it, and the data card to make it. The last is the object of my question. In the rules it says that if you have a dc , and I assume if it's in a r&d station or lab, then you can modify or advance the technology. So does this mean that if, say a faction has a dc for the yt-1300, if they dedicate some time and have it at a r&d station that eventually they will have a dc for a YT-1300 with a hyperspeed of 7 instead of 6? Like I said, I'm still fairly new, and I'm sure these rules were probably written at the beginning of it all, I just want to know if this is something that is "coming" like combat, or is this not the case at all. Hope you understand my question. Thanks.