I’m pretty sure the only time the rich buyers turn up on the BBS is when the items they are after are out of stock - the only reason the Fruit&Veg were available for Drew to buy was because he’d just sold them to the market.Bizarrely, one thing which has never occurred to me, in all my years of playing the Frontier Elite games, took place on Drew's stream at the weekend. It's looking for the ads on the bulletin board where someone is willing to pay twice the market price for a commodity, buying a load at the local stockmarket and then selling them to this person for a 100% profit. Perhaps I've never been devious enough!
Ah! That'll be why I'd never noticed it before. I was thinking in the back of my mind that those ads only appear on the bulletin board when there is no stock in the usual market, but seeing Drew buy the stock before reselling it made me think I was mistaken. I obviously missed the bit where he sold the cargo first; there's always too much going on at home to watch every second of the streamI’m pretty sure the only time the rich buyers turn up on the BBS is when the items they are after are out of stock - the only reason the Fruit&Veg were available for Drew to buy was because he’d just sold them to the market.
Yeah, it's a great read. Let me know if you ever find the Mirage ship
I’ve tried this morning - I set a course out from the system orbital plane, away from the pirates, and while they all ended up behind me they were still strung out over several million km’s. They eventually intercepted me one at a time as normal. I’ve also tried “kiting” a pirate - let it intercept me then I burned away towards the next nearest pirate, and while I escaped several times from the first ship I couldn’t get it close enough to the second.I'm guessing evading pirates probably requires you to locate them when you enter a system and choose a route that would prevent them from intercepting you - but if they're between you and the only spacedocks in the system, then you're going to get a fight regardless.