Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2018, 22:39:
Does this mean you'll be able to see what stations are paying what for item XYZ without actually having to physically visiting them?
It has been possible since launch to buy trade data for most systems with an economy from the galaxy map.
Open the map, click on the system and then it is usually the icon farthest to the right.
No one really does that though except newbs. If you want to find a lucrative trade route then 3rd party websites have always been the way to go like EDDB
What about arriving in systems nearby stations instead of the sun and wasting 5 minutes real time to get to one.
I agree that they should have in-system jumps for the extreme
distances like the infamous Hutton run* but space is vast so a certain amount of "space trucking" should be required imo.
Well, with the exploration changes you can now at least scan the system from the entry point instead of flying 300K ls to an earth-like planet at the other ass end of the system.
* infamous Hutton run = There are missions leading to the Hutton Orbital space station in the Alpha Centauri system. This station is a whooping 6,783,638 ls from the entry point at the main star, i.e. you will be traveling for approximately an hour real time.
As a "reward" and a badge of honor the devs have added a Hutton space mug as a purchasable item to the Hutton market. What sucks is that you don't really have a personal storage for market items (instead only for materials) in Elite so you can really only keep it temporarily in your cargo hold.