The Six Taste ability?
You can get up to 400 free ARX a week as a result of in-game activities, which works out as a basic paint every couple of weeks, or a more complex one every month. Depending on how many ships you regularly fly and what colour(s) you want them, that might be more than enough (is for me)I recently looked at painting my ships. The Arks required are thousands! So can there be another way to get my ship repainted? Perhaps based on rank or buy it with your in game credits?
Your wife should be happy when you play ED. I remember what the wife of a friend of mine said about his gaming time: at least with him and the games i know where he is. He's up at the computer, playing games. Not out at a bar, drinking, picking up other women or getting into trouble.Wife called it a sad addiction, but at least it's quiet out in space, no one can hear you scream!