esd's Guide to MORTs

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Post by Nanook » Fri, 3. Aug 07, 21:34

esd wrote:That's strictly not a MORT, that's somewhere in-between a MORT and a UT :wink:
It's a SMORT - Semi-Manually Operated Remote Trader. :D

Can't be any type of UT since it still relies on the player to make all the decisions on what to buy or sell. It simply strings those commands together, rather than waiting for player input at each individual stage.
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Post by jlehtone » Fri, 3. Aug 07, 21:41

MTC (Manual Trade Commands) is no MORT, because it is semi-automatic. :P

The 'Manual Trade Run' does have a safeguard that it will not sell at loss, but it may still sell at minimal win. True MORT would see that an be able to pick a better offer in changing economic climate.

And the 'Best ...'. Sure, they save you the trouble of checking several sectors manually. And it needs property in sectors. (Then again so do your eyes.) But you do not know (unless you watch ship details) where the ship will go. It might be a sector infested with red. A thing you prefer to know in advance.

And the "best price". Say you want GPPC. If the only GPPC in jumprange happens to be a Forge with one gun in stock, you will end up paying the highest possible price (and get only one gun). Hard to make profit on that.

As you see, MTC is convenient, because it does things for you. Very convenient. Last time I used it to buy ECells from my SPP. On purpose, as I hate to just take resources from my factories and fiddling with the account is boring too. But that automation brings in the element of uncertainty and risk, that true MORT avoids.


(me slow) :gruebel: SMORT does not sound nice. Initially I thought it as MTC-MORT, but since it is no MORT, I think MTC is enough to tell what it is.
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Post by MrBigTime » Sat, 4. Aug 07, 00:43

Wow, I guess I'll have to rename those freighters. (Currently MORT1 and 2)

In my mind, not having to make sure I answer the "I'm done" message quickly more than makes up for any times I may have bought 1 or 2 GPPC. (I think one of my SMORTs bought 2 BPPC's at a forge once). Usually, if the jumprange is high enough the best buy price ends up being an ED if all of the forges are sold out in which case the weapon gets sold back and the only cost is time and ecells.

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I should have realized that esd would have included the MTC if that's what he was writing about.

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Post by BugMeister » Sat, 4. Aug 07, 00:48

- it's great fun just trucking the space lanes looking for bargains..

- lots to observe on the way, too..
- especially if it's as a result of other ventures you're auto-controlling..

- watching your MTC's as they go about their remote business
- your CAG's shuttling goods to and fro between their home factories and the market..
- seeing your own patrols go by in formation..

- just brilliant! :D

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Post by soRahms » Thu, 11. Oct 07, 20:49

Noob alert but..

Can't find the bloomin' notify when order complete setting. It's not on the command console, or under any of the headings.... And it's annoying the shit out of me.

Help please :shock:

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Post by jlehtone » Thu, 11. Oct 07, 21:00

It is in the Command console, way down, near "Homebase" and missile firing probability.
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Post by soRahms » Thu, 11. Oct 07, 21:17


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Post by Carlo the Curious » Thu, 11. Oct 07, 21:29

That's not right...

Are you running any mods?

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Post by Nanook » Thu, 11. Oct 07, 21:30

What software do you have installed on the TS? As I recall, that command shows up after installing either the Nav Cmd Mk I or the Special Cmd software. Either that, or it's part of the Bonus Pack with the MTC commands. In which case, you need to install the Bonus Pack if you haven't already. Anyway, try those three options.
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Post by soRahms » Thu, 11. Oct 07, 21:31

Nope...

I have a feeling its a game version thing, and if it is...its pretty stupid they waited till a patch to add such a basic feature.

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Post by Carlo the Curious » Thu, 11. Oct 07, 21:33

It's not a software command - a newly built M5 from the HQ has it. Although it could be part of the BP I guess, I've never tried without it.

Which X and which version?

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Post by soRahms » Fri, 12. Oct 07, 00:14

X3, 1.3.

I'll reinstall the BP, but I'm pretty sure I installed everything except MMD (doesn't work with 1.3).


And yeah, I just shot myself in the foot bigtime by buying 8 APBEs...maybe I'll sell one if I'm lucky :P

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Post by Nanook » Fri, 12. Oct 07, 00:19

Ramiw00t wrote:X3, 1.3...
And here's the reason. I bet that option came with the 2.0 patch. You really should upgrade anyway, because a number of issues were fixed with both the 1.4 and the 2.0 patches.
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Post by soRahms » Fri, 12. Oct 07, 00:34

1.3 is the only version which doesn't crash on startup. Posted a couple of threads ages ago (months), and after the "update drivers" didn't work (huge surprise), the threads just sank.

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Post by JoeVN09 » Sat, 17. Jan 09, 17:12

I'm sold, MORTing is actually a lot of fun. MORT Pyke and MORT Brian are currently trekking the universe, filching the best deals on masses of PPC before those bloody Paranid weapons dealers can ruin the day.
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