[X2] How do i make serious money from assassination missions?

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[X2] How do i make serious money from assassination missions?

Post by Fedora » Wed, 26. Dec 18, 21:15

So, i got into this game a few days ago and i have recently purchased my first M6 (dragon) after making some millions from SPPs and now im aiming to get an Osprey and my first M2 afterwards. I've seen some people in this forum saying assassination missions can give you a lot of money so i guess im missing something, because i get 250k for doing one of those, and it takes me quite some time to visit all the stations in a sector and then fighting the enemy ship (usually another M6). I can do two of them every hour at most, 500k, not that impressive to be fair.

Is it because of my rank? I'm commodore. If so, what's the best way to rank up? I've noticed i need to kill a lot of ships to get it up, M3 give me like 1% each and i don't find them that often in pirate sectors or near xenon sectors. Should i just keep doing assassination missions and rank up that way? because it feels slow. Feels like im wasting time while i could be capping and getting much more credits, but i really want to put my new M6 to use, and assassination missions are more fun to me than capping. I don't want to make 10 more SPPs and seta while sleeping, feels so cheap to do that.

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Re: [X2] How do i make serious money from assassination missions?

Post by jlehtone » Wed, 26. Dec 18, 23:18

Yes, it is due to the combat rank.
Fedora wrote:
Wed, 26. Dec 18, 21:15
I don't want to make 10 more SPPs and seta while sleeping, feels so cheap to do that.
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You really don't want that.

Personal kills count for Combat Rank. Mission foes and reward depend on rank.

Note that the escorts of the "mark" can bail. At some combat rank the escorts become M6, and they too have slight chance to bail.


There are plenty of native Xenon to kill. They won't mind. I would focus on X472. Kill all but the Shipyard. Leave for a moment, and they should respawn.


There are Xenon Invasion missions. They appear near Xenon sectors. You will fight in race sector, i.e. gain reputation too.

Beware though, when such BBS message appears the BBS will generate more such messages uncontrollably as long as you stay docked. That is a bug.

The actual reward for Xenon Invasion is way more than the BBS says.
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Re: [X2] How do i make serious money from assassination missions?

Post by fig » Thu, 27. Dec 18, 12:59

Some sectors are better than others for assassination missions: they spawn more frequently in some sectors. Try Three Worlds, Circle of Labour, Light Water. Those sectors have proved very lucrative for me.

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Re: [X2] How do i make serious money from assassination missions?

Post by jlehtone » Thu, 27. Dec 18, 17:29

fig wrote:
Thu, 27. Dec 18, 12:59
Some sectors are better than others for assassination missions: they spawn more frequently in some sectors.
I don't think so.

Xenon Invasion occurs only next to Xenon sectors. Tour Buses are required at Trading Stations.

Assassinations occur everywhere. It is highly unlikely that probabilities are by sector. (If in doubt, dig into S&M Forum. If there is probability attribute for assassinations, then galaxy mods have used it.)
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Re: [X2] How do i make serious money from assassination missions?

Post by fig » Sun, 30. Dec 18, 04:36

I don't think so.
It seems that way in my game. I've tried traveling around the galaxy to different sectors but I always end up back in the sectors that I know can be very lucrative. Assassination missions make the most money, followed by the "Fast M5" missions. Xenon invasions top the lot by a long way (due to the bug), but those don't come up so often and you have the hassle of having to search for them. Kill the M1s and M2s during a Xenon invasion, if you can, to get the most money.

One thing about Light Water and Circle of Labour (and some of the other edge sectors, like The Vault) is that when you take an assassination mission in them, the target always spawns in the sector. That makes the mission easier. In other sectors, the target spawns in a random sector, often a sector or two away.

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