View Poll Results: Would you like to have remote shopping and delivery?

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  • I'd love remote shopping and delivery

    15 41.67%
  • I'm happy with the way things are

    21 58.33%
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Thread: Feature Request - Remote Shopping and Delivery

  1. #1

    Feature Request - Remote Shopping and Delivery

    In my opinion, one of the biggest barriers to actually having fun in this game is the time it takes to find and acquire ships and modules. If I like the sound of a particular mission type or community event but I just don't have the appropriate ship or modules for, I have to waste time searching websites for the closest starport selling what I'm looking for... and of course nowhere sells absolutely everything you're looking for! So you have to travel from one system to the next until you have everything you need, by which point you're kinda bored or you've run out of time.

    We now have ship transfers and module storage, so I would love to see an expansion of these systems to include remote shopping of modules and having them delivered to your current location. While still having to wait x minutes/hours for the delivery, much like ship transfers, this would allow CMDRS to fly to where they need to be to participate in the activity, and wait for everything they need to arrive.

    This would make trying different ship specs and professions so much quicker, reducing the time it takes to perform whatever activities they are looking to try, and allowing people to have fun faster. Personally, I want to be able to load up the game and do something fun asap, but I always seem to be planning to have fun, rather than actually having it. So I end up just playing something else.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    It would certainly help when trying to fit out a ship that currently has too low a jump range to get out of the system you bought it in and nowhere in the system sells a better FSD for it. I bought a T6 and had that problem, had to sell it again and buy it elsewhere.

    I would have waited for the part to be delivered if I had the chance, the station was part of my trade route so I didn't really want to travel 125Ly to the nearest station that had both the T6 and better FSD to fit in it.
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  3. #3
    I don't want remote shopping or delivery but am also not happy with the way things are now.

    The station menu should have a facility to show you where the nearest station selling the module you want is located.

    You'd think by that time in future there would be some kind of space internet.

  4. #4
    Short answer: No.

    Long answer: No thank you.

    Lol

    Just kidding.
    If we had online module shopping, that would inevitably lead to requests for online ship shopping, and online commodity shopping.
    Eventually, it would lead to there being almost no reason to ever leave the space station.
    While I get that is in fact what we do in real life, with delivery of everything, real life doesn't make for a very good game.

    What is needed is more information on where the items we want are located.
    More or less a built in accurate EDDB or whatever.

  5. #5
    Originally Posted by CMDR_Cosmicspacehead View Post (Source)
    Short answer: No.

    Long answer: No thank you.

    Lol

    Just kidding.
    If we had online module shopping, that would inevitably lead to requests for online ship shopping, and online commodity shopping.
    Eventually, it would lead to there being almost no reason to ever leave the space station.
    While I get that is in fact what we do in real life, with delivery of everything, real life doesn't make for a very good game.

    What is needed is more information on where the items we want are located.
    More or less a built in accurate EDDB or whatever.
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  6. #6
    Originally Posted by siberia View Post (Source)
    It will be alright if you play as a delivery man Elite Dangerous: UPS
    No. It's FedEx.
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  7. #7
    Some ingame method to find out where to find what would be a good start... nothing against remote shopping/delivery either.

    It's pretty dumb we have to resort to third party databases to find modules/ships.

  8. #8
    No thanks.

    The point of this game is not to do things 'quicker.' There is no end, you can't get to it sooner by having the better stuff now... Just play, go fly in the galaxy, that's why you're there. If they wanted you to be able to get everything from the one location, you already could - The point is to make you go out there and get it

    To give it perspective, imagine Fallout 4, or WoW had access to everything from the one location. That would be no fun at all, apart from quick fix/instant gratification

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  9. #9
    Originally Posted by Bortas View Post (Source)
    Some ingame method to find out where to find what would be a good start...

    It's pretty dumb we have to resort to third party databases to find modules/ships.
    This..

    But as for the OP, after reading it..aye I'll be up for it.

  10. #10
    Originally Posted by mp4x View Post (Source)
    No thanks.

    If they wanted you to be able to get everything from the one location, you already could - The point is to make you go out there and get it
    Well if that were true, we wouldn't have ship transfers.

  11. #11
    Originally Posted by Rumik View Post (Source)
    In my opinion, one of the biggest barriers to actually having fun in this game is the time it takes to find and acquire ships and modules. If I like the sound of a particular mission type or community event but I just don't have the appropriate ship or modules for, I have to waste time searching websites for the closest starport selling what I'm looking for... and of course nowhere sells absolutely everything you're looking for! So you have to travel from one system to the next until you have everything you need, by which point you're kinda bored or you've run out of time.

    We now have ship transfers and module storage, so I would love to see an expansion of these systems to include remote shopping of modules and having them delivered to your current location. While still having to wait x minutes/hours for the delivery, much like ship transfers, this would allow CMDRS to fly to where they need to be to participate in the activity, and wait for everything they need to arrive.

    This would make trying different ship specs and professions so much quicker, reducing the time it takes to perform whatever activities they are looking to try, and allowing people to have fun faster. Personally, I want to be able to load up the game and do something fun asap, but I always seem to be planning to have fun, rather than actually having it. So I end up just playing something else.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.
    You don't have to use 3rd party tools to find things ingame. There is a galaxy map with filter for commodity flows. As soon as you dock on a station, the data gets updated. For more accuracy you can also buy in the galaxy map (when docked) the market data of surrounding systems. You just need to know how to use it. It's not as simple as eddb.io where you "push button and show me" works but where you have to carefully watch these streams including system economy and government state.
    Once you are used to it, it works very fast without alt+tab or any 3rd party tool.

    Remote (even how it is now) is just complete senseless in terms of canon, story and immersion. There is really no way of FTL communication (these mission updates are already out of place) and still you can order a 500ly distant system to deliver you a module. In the same moment you make a data delivery mission

    This game is supposed to benefit planing and thinking rather than stupid 'just wanna press button to get it'. That what you want to have, is a behavior of Tutorials. And sry if i can't be with you, when you ask to make the complete game Tutorial-mode

  12. #12
    Originally Posted by Rumik View Post (Source)
    Well if that were true, we wouldn't have ship transfers.
    You have to go there and BUY it to start with.

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  13. #13
    Originally Posted by Bortas View Post (Source)
    It's pretty dumb we have to resort to third party databases to find modules/ships.
    There's a difference between 'can' and 'have to'. Obviously the most efficient method that requires zero thought/exploration is to check EDDB or similar. You can use the in-game tools though - the Galaxy Map, searching for High Tech, high population and LYR power exploited, for example. It doesn't take that long to get what you want.

  14. #14
    Well here we go, ship and module transfere bore a slipery slope lets try not to slide down it.
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