Took me two hours, but I finally found a place in empire space that sells the Vulture. Gliese 58. Woot.
Also, to confirm. Fuel is dirt cheap. My highest refuel cost? 348c. I also was feeding my guinea pigs and almost flew into a star. I took 1% hull damage on my 'conda. Repair cost? $1k. Yeah. This game just got real.
I don't think anyone's gonna be quite so shy anymore...
Before 1.2, 1% hull damage on an Anaconda costed me about $100k. Hunting missions were stupid because the reward was $150k, but my ship damage would usually be more than that.
One thing that hasn't changed is the wear and tear damage. It's strange. You can only see it if you go to the repair screen in the station menu. Clicking "repair all" in the main menu doesn't address this. I'm not exactly sure what this does. I know if you fix it, it'll make your ship all shiny new with fresh paint. It's also prohibitively expensive...my wear and tear is slight, but already would cost $250k. I haven't seen an issue yet, but I have read that wear and tear can make your hull 30% less effective.
This comment was edited on Mar 13, 2015, 02:57.