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PostPosted: Tue, 27. Mar 18, 19:25    Post subject: Trading with big ships, what am I doing wrong? Reply with quote Print

Hello!

I'm pretty newb to the game, I'm just at the point where I capped myself a couple Titurels and got a Lyraneas.

I think im doing things wrong, I've explored several sectors/zones, always leaving an NPC with "update offers" duty at each station (I think I have around 30-40 stations in that state, far from 100% complete, but still decent I think?).

I'm using the second trade icon from the main menu (the one that has both the buying and selling pre-calculated to maximize profits).

My issue is that trades seem crappy as hell... Like, most are 20k 50k profits, with the bigger ones (mostly illegal goods) barely reaching 300k or so. At those "best" values its 60 manual trades just to gain back the cost of the ship (if I was buying them).

Those seems very unprofitable given the size/cost/risk of the ships I'm using and the fact that I have to manually make them trade (if they where cheaper ships and auto-traded I guess those would be decent returns if they run continuously)

What am I doing wrong? Is trading simply not profitable? I'm using the VR version in case it matters.

To be clear I'm comparing those profits with other types of missions, that net you 800K and mostly require you to sit back and watch as the massive station defenses turn a couple Ps and Ms into dust.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue, 27. Mar 18, 23:48    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Because the game universe is different for VR compared to standard Rebirth, I'll move this to the VR forum.


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PostPosted: Sat, 31. Mar 18, 01:48    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

These numbers seem to be very low to me. Normally profits are much higher. Maybe you don't have enough money to buy big amounts of a ware in the first place? You should also check if trading range is set to galaxy and sort the deals by profit. Hope that helps.

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PostPosted: Wed, 4. Apr 18, 20:05    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Thanks for your answer, I have around 20 million ATM, but the "investment" is always around 500K - 1 mill.

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PostPosted: Wed, 4. Apr 18, 20:06    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Ok, thanks, didn't think the economy would work differently too.

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