smuggling

  1. Old Duck

    How Effective is Silent Running in 3.3?

    As an ex-submariner, "silent running" has great appeal to me. I've been playing around with different builds and configurations and flight practices to maximize my time in SR, but I'm starting to wonder if it's still viable in the latest update. It used to be that when I switched to SR when...
  2. Deareim

    BGS - Trading / Smuggling : Decorrelate system source and goods when registering a BGS transaction

    Today, Trading and smuggling, related to BGS transactions, are tagged by system source. For instance, if I mined 5 different material but from the same system, it would count as 1 transaction in the same system when I am selling them to BGS until I have emptied my cargo. In order to tied more...
  3. JohannStrauss

    New idea: smuggling compartments

    New idea: smuggling compartments placeable inside the regular fright compartments. Why? Because the current scanning procedure with a 100% detection is boring, annoying and useless. Depending on the quality against scanning the size decreases yet the chances of not being detected increases...
  4. IcemanAJL

    Black Market and Legal Goods

    Currently when you have anonymous protocols you cannot access the commodities market. That’s fine and fair, but it’s really weird that the Black Market won’t let you sell your legal cargo to them. While a legitimate buisness caring about the legality of cargo makes sense, it’s absolutely...
  5. M

    Has Smuggling been forgotten?

    I've been on a long break from this game and redownloaded it earlier. My problems mainly lied with the fact that Grinding engineers gave an unfair advantage in PVP, lack of innovation when it came to missions, lack of meaningful PVP within Powerplay, but mainly the lack of depth and profit with...
  6. C

    Making Illegal Activities more Fun and Viable

    The biggest impediment to illegal activites are:- 1. Low payouts that are not at all commensurate to the risks taken 2. Overzealous, overcomplicated and oversensitive Crime and Punishment system that actively discourages any sort of infraction whether major or minor (and therefore makes illegal...
  7. T

    Sane smuggling

    I'm having a very hard time taking smuggling seriously in this game. The stations appear to have a significant ground crew available for each and every ship that lands, given the architecture. But if I ask permission to land and then suddenly disappear off the radar then they can't spare just...
  8. T

    Newcomer / Intro Silent Running Cool Temperature Scan

    I know silent running closes your vents and gives you a low heat signature profile to keep stations form scanning you. What is the ship temperature % where they can begin scanning you again? I ask because I have some smuggling I want to do and I am flying in an Anaconda. I have heat sinks...
  9. Raiko

    Community Event / Creation Buckyball Racing Club presents: The Black Riband Rebooted

    Buckyball Racing Club presents The Black Riband Rebooted A Standing Challenge for Smugglers CURRENT HOLDER: Cmdr Bruski (Flaming OnionBe4r Freight) Time: 02:48:41 BLACK RIBAND STANDINGS - 21:00 UTC 18-JUL-3304 BOOTLEGGER EXPRESS STANDINGS - 21:00 UTC 18-JUL-3304 COBRA CHALLENGE CUP...
  10. DMC831

    The Krait is amazing-- Please reinstate better smuggling missions to honour it!

    First of all, hats off to the designers of the Krait. It's like you took all of my favourite elements of design and functionality from my most-used ships and put it all into one. It's perfect! However, we now have a ship great for smuggling, but there's (literally) zero good smuggling...
  11. Limoncello Lizard

    PSA for smugglers

    If you have a smuggling mission, and are also carrying some normal cargo of the same illicit commodity, make sure you complete your mission before trying to sell the other goods on the blackmarket. Ii discovered an annoying bug last night:I took a mission to deliver 144 imp slaves to a surface...
  12. DMC831

    Blockade Running Cargo Missions

    Like many players, I wish to have more dynamic and exciting missions. While normal cargo hauling can be relaxing and used to be a fine money maker, I'd hope that there could be a more challenging version that has better pay to match. Blockade running! You have to haul cargo to a destination...
  13. DMC831

    Reconnaissance missions.

    Back in TIE Fighter and other space-y games, I always enjoyed the reconnaissance missions where you gotta sneak somewhere, scan something, and then get out. In systems experiencing war or even just rival factions trying to size up their competition, I think it'd be fun to have a mission where...
  14. T

    Medium Size Cargo Ship

    Please an alternative to a Python. Something that carries 200+ (preferably 250) but is lightweight, and quick. Maybe its internals are 1-2-3-7 and so you can choose what to put in the 7 Cargo... or maybe Fuel Scoop... whatever it is you are a one trick pony. But you are a quick and...
  15. A

    Smuggling 3.0

    Hi I just saw that smuggling is more profitable now. I miss the old days of smuggling and I would like to do it again, anyone knows profitable ways to do it ? Because I love the emotion of smuggle illegal things but if its not profitable at all... Thanks!
  16. M

    PvP The Savior of Momoirent

    On February 17, 3304, the Momoirent System came under attack by a squadron of the Screaming Eagles piracy group. Over the course of several hours, Traders from all over the bubble found themselves at the mercy of these intrepid pirates. All seemed lost until the Saviour of Momoirent appeared...
  17. Barking_Mad

    Idea - Black Markets & Smuggling

    I thought it would be nice if a) smuggling had a little more depth and b) players had the ability to create black markets. After a collision of brain cells I came up with the following non-fully thought out ideas. Any suggestions or comments welcome - I’m sure there’s plenty sticking points I’ve...
  18. O

    A smugglers life for me: Thoughts on improvements to smuggling

    My first introduction to smuggling in Elite Dangerous was the Robigo Mines slave runs. At the time I was using my cobra mkiii to ship 24T of slaves back to the bubble as fast as possible while avoiding NPCs at almost every star and speeding away as fast as an unmodified cobra mkiii could when I...
  19. C

    3 New Anarchy/Pirate, BGS, C&P ideas to help gameplay

    3 Bullet points that I think will strongly improve both overall gameplay and the BGS with Anarchy style systems. 1 (and 2): Influence and One New Faction Type Anarchy Faction: All ill-gotten and illegal goods are able to be sold to their markets Increasing their influence within the system...
  20. DMC831

    Please bring back Long Range Smuggling (and cargo hauling)

    Last night, I did the Robigo Run for the first time in almost a year and a half! I love smuggling. I have tons of money and all the ships in the game, yet all I wanna do is smuggle. I took about a year and a half off from Elite (I love the game and was having fun, but just got too busy in...
  21. T

    Demand/Production/Stock price dilemma, and Smuggling issues - Save the Merchants!

    Hey pilots. I was thinking for a while about how galactic economy works. I was first playing E: D with (don't laugh) Spice and Wolf in mind – a story about two smart people using their wit to turn in some tasty profit. So I did cargo runs, and deliveries, and smuggling, tried piracy (heh) and...
  22. Curvemn17

    The Black Void Syndicate

    Commanders: The seedy underbelly on the Ps4 has decided to unite together to form the Syndicate. This will be a place for the smugglers and pirates to come together to make the most out of our less than reputable careers. We will be banding together so that we can find the best smuggling runs...
  23. bliss

    How to improve both smuggling and piracy at the same time

    Highly illegal goods (hig) The different states of the background sim would determine if a black market has a demand for a hig. For example during a lockdown state Battleweapons become a hig, which could sell for 50 - 60k a pop. Hig's would have a maximum demand shared by all players, first...
  24. Raiko

    Community Event / Creation Buckyball Racing Club presents: The Black Riband

    The Buckyball Racing Club presents: The Black Riband - sponsored by Evil Juice. Are you the best smuggler in the galaxy? Prove it then... Please note, this event is for OPEN-MODE ONLY The Leaderboards Correct at 08:00GMT 01-SEP-3303 Current Holder Previous Holders Unsuccessful...
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