buy/sell entire stations. Well why not?

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Bastelfred
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buy/sell entire stations. Well why not?

Post by Bastelfred » Sat, 21. Nov 20, 21:36

buy/sell entire stations. Well why not?

The AI checks which stations it needs and builds them, or tears them down when no longer needed. So every station has a value. Valuable when it is needed and cheap when the AI wants to get rid of it.

So why can't I buy stations in X4? Or if I have a station, why not sell it? I would like to be able to buy or sell whole sectors.

It is capitalism, everything is for sale if the price is right. That would be something for 4.0

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Re: buy/sell entire stations. Well why not?

Post by Lord Crc » Sat, 21. Nov 20, 21:56

Buying stations is pretty much what you do when you hire a builder, buy a plot, design what you want and transfer enough cash to complete it.

Though that being said, it could be interesting to have "reverse missions". Why couldn't you hire an escort for a trip? Or announce you want a hull parts station in sector so and so?

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Re: buy/sell entire stations. Well why not?

Post by Bastelfred » Sat, 21. Nov 20, 22:34

That has absolutely nothing to do with what I mean. When I build something, I build something. When I buy something then I buy something. If I want to sell something, I cannot do that in X4.

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Re: buy/sell entire stations. Well why not?

Post by Lord Crc » Sun, 22. Nov 20, 01:30

Sounds like something for the mod section then. I don't think buying up an entire sector worth of stations will work in the context of a plain game, as money is too easily acquired (once you get over that initial hump) and the AI isn't sophisticated enough to deal with it.

Like what would the price be for a station? For any old scruffin farm, the price of the parts + some profits seems reasonable. But if it's a hull parts factory and the entire neighborhood is starved for hull parts, well then it's suddenly a strategic decision to sell or not.

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Re: buy/sell entire stations. Well why not?

Post by Matthew94 » Sun, 22. Nov 20, 01:36

It's a good gameplay idea and I support it. If the AI is going to scrap a station then it may as well offer it for sale to make some cash from it (I know the AI has unlimited cash but still).

It would be hard to justify in the lore seeing as the player is the only free agent in the galaxy. Would they really sell a station to their enemies?

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