Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

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KalisaFox
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Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

Post by KalisaFox » Sat, 14. May 22, 23:42

I been selling protectyon at my station for awhile now at the min price of 22,500, and have not recived this yet, did i screw myself over by selling a batch of protecyon with my astrid at tidebreak earlier in the game? that seemed to count at selling it at max price and i got a message from my teladi friend being mad at me because of that, did that lock me out of this other achivement then even though i didnt intentionally sell my product at max price, and never have at my actual station.
https://gyazo.com/6667a34df354d0d0d1f9cf4c467af2c1 screenshot of the last few hours of my station here, it also sells allot of energy, but you can spot afew sales of condensate in there, at the price, i have made maybe 10-15 sales at this price so far?

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Re: Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

Post by DanKara » Sun, 15. May 22, 07:36

I have unlocked this achievement in the same way you are trying - but that was back in 5.0.

In this thread AdrianH from EGOSOFT stated, that the opposite achievement 'Freest of Market' will unlock, if Protectyon is sold 2x above 'average' in a then upcomming patch. Not sure if that has already arrived (doesn't seem so). I suspect, it is now (or will be) the same for 'Market Regulation'.
Since like a month I am watching the global achievment list. According to that 'Freest of Market' seems stuck at 0.2% unlocked, and 'Market Regulation' doesn't move as well at 0.4%.
With the changes in 5.10 to 'Protectyon at Tidebreak' it is hard to not sell Protectyon at 'above average', so the unlock-number for 'Freest of Market' should have jumped ahead. It doesn't ... and therefore I believe there is something more amiss... (maybe both achievement are disabled?)

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Re: Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

Post by KalisaFox » Sun, 15. May 22, 13:03

i did unlock Freest of markets on may 12th, that was the time i got my ship and sold to tidebreak, then proceeded to set up a station to sell protectyon at the lowest price, have not sold to tidebreak since and continue to sell at my station with no achivement, so maybe they are mutually exclusive? also maybe just not many players playing on steam unlocking that achivement. (i also play hidden so dont think my achivements display their as well)

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Re: Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

Post by gorman2040 » Fri, 5. Aug 22, 09:24

Interesting! I've played the plot on 5.10 and got the "Freest of Market" after my second batch of 4 protectyon sold to stations in Avarice: Dead End.
I do hope I can get the other achievement as well but I haven't set up any station yet.
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Re: Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

Post by Rensai » Sat, 6. Aug 22, 00:26

I got the market regulation achievement back in April so it is or at least was possible at one point to get it. Unfortunately, that's all I can say about it. I don't remember how I got it.

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Re: Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

Post by grapedog » Tue, 9. Aug 22, 18:33

I just got it a week ago. Took selling to stations that only needed 1 protectyon. I think it took 8-10 sales. I think i did two sweeps of 4-5 stations. Sold 5 stations 1 protectyon, then after a tide passed, sold the same five stations another one... got the achievement.

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Re: Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

Post by rene6740 » Tue, 9. Aug 22, 18:54

According to this guide on steam, this achievement is mutually exclusive to the other achievement Freest of market.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... 2376337650

Can’t say if you really only can get either one in the same save. I also did those achievement fairly recently (around may/June iirc). I made a save before selling Protectyon and after I got one of the two achievements I reloaded and got the other one. I basically just set up a station to sell protectyon, assigned some traders to it and made sure to buyout all protectyon from tidebreak right before the tide so I am the only seller.

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Re: Market Regulation Achivement, is it possible?

Post by Caedes91 » Thu, 11. Aug 22, 14:41

Am here to confirm it is still possible on 5.1HF3, provided, you didn't unlock the opposite "freest of markets" on your save before.


Just manually set the buying and selling price for protectyon in logical overview to minimum and then sell it to own stations a few times. Not sure, if you need to have it automated to count or manually dock yourself, but after a few trades it will unlock.

AGAIN: Sell only to your own stations. You can not control AI prices. It will never work when you try to sell to AI.

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