And the moral of the story is not to go to quince. Clear save, start again, join a player faction, do some exploration or something else more fullfilling then just the acquisition of credits. I have avoided all of these get rich quick schemes for exactly this reason. They would ruin the game for me.I have created this account to tell me tale and post a warning to Elite Dangerous players!
I have now stopped playing this superb game but it is NOT the devs fault or the games, it is MY fault and my fault alone.. BEWARE!
I bought the game on the PS4 launch day, I love space games and have for decades, I fell in love with the game within an hour of playing it, so immersive, such fun!
However I struggled to make decent credits (by 'decent' I mean more than 20,000 an hour) So after looking around and reading various places I found out about Quince!
Off I went to Quince, took me a good day to get there but once there I was making a fortune! Planet scan missions I'd pick up 5-10-15 of them at a time and with the planet being so close I could get 3-8 million credits in under 6 mins!!
Soon I had 200m , then 3, then 5 then 700m
By then I had got to the point of picking up scan missions, doing them and then ramming my ship into the ground as it would save me the time to fly back and dock. (yes, really)
After doing this daily for a month, I got tired of it and this is where I ran into trouble.
I bought myself a Python, outfitted it and tried going to various places, but all the stations I found only offered me what I saw as "pointless" missions, ie ones for 50k, 200k or 1.1m
Did I want to do a mission that would take me an hour for 200k? no way!! , did I want to do a passenger mission for 5m that would take me 4-5 days to do? no way!!
I had been utterly spoiled by Quince and now I didn't even want to leave the dock unless I was getting paid 5-10m
a week of trying various things my love for the game waned and everything was "too much hassle for too little pay".
as from today the game isn't even installed on my PS4 anymore, I deleted the game files to get some space back because I know I won't be going back to it.
I know I ruined the game for myself by doing these runs over and over, I just hope my tale helps someone from falling into the same trap and spoiling the game for themselves in the same way I did.
That is all I wanted to say and goodbye.