Volatile Fixer Prices

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Volatile Fixer Prices

I couldn't carry everything from my ship to the Old Emporium at once, so I did two trips. The first time, they were buying Hydra intakes for about $5k; the second time, the price was $11k. I'm not surprised by a wide variance in demand, as it is a black market after all. However, at most 15 in-game minutes had passed between the first offer and the second. The market shift seemed to be generated solely by reloading the map.

After going back to the Fixer, I just noticed 1) their inventory updates every two minutes and 2) the "full value" of a Hydra is ~$30k, so perhaps it's expected behavior for a part's selling price to move from 16% to 36% of full value in 10-15 minutes. That does feel like too fast of a swing to me, seeing as K-Leg is supposed to be a backwater. You might have a different view of game balance and/or the setting -- just giving my impression.

On the whole, I'm really enjoying the experience so far, excited to see where it ends up!

so perhaps it's expected behavior for a part's selling price to move from 16% to 36% of full value in 10-15 minutes

Or you could roleplay it away: See, this thruster? It's the infamous 277-B series, won't pay you much for it. And that N2 Container? Hey, you see this? There is a micro-crack on it, can't give you more than 1K for it!