Now that you mention it... Lavian Brandy may be involved in my CMDR's life. Or is it Onionhead? Hhhmm... He never can remember...Maybe back in my days where the most expensive ship I had was my Courier, but right now I imagine that logging into the game in the pilot seat is him waking up after passing out in the cockpit after a day on Lavian brandy and eating too much braised Ceti rabbit (I'm assuming he's got a cleaning robot for the empty bottles).
As befits a commander of wealth he's also got involved in politics. At the moment this mainly involves murdering any politicians that are a problem for the local anarchy faction. Violence is never the answer, but he got it wrong on purpose.
My character started out as an Imperial Slave, having sold herself into slavery for the money needed for entry to the Pilots' Federation. (This was during the Alpha, Betas, and Gamma, as a way of explaining the frequent Commander resets.)Your character can buy military-grade warships with pocket change. Pretending they are somehow financially unstable or not stinking rich is disingenuous.
I make this thread only because I've noticed a distinct trend in fleshed-out CMDRs - they're always some kind of grizzled person and emphasis is often placed on their mediocre, gritty living conditions. This doesn't make any sense, considering they could probably paper their ship's cargo hold with thousand-credit bills.
Why is everyone so obsessed with being grizzled and poor? Is it a projection thing? What does my character being a spoiled, irreverent rich brat mean for my real life personality?
Or as my father once told me, "If violence isn't the answer, son, it might just be that you've asked yourself the wrong question."Violence is never the answer, but he got it wrong on purpose.
I remember working this out and coming up with a similar answer. Did you work this out from the price of a pint of beer as well?It's even worse when you consider that 1cr = £50.
I remember once sitting in my Viper, very proud of having bought it and then scrolling through to see the cost of a Python and thinking how am I going to earn that? I do look back on those early days of near total ignorance and I'm glad I had that introduction to the game, rather than having the money for an Anaconda in a week.Or as my father once told me, "If violence isn't the answer, son, it might just be that you've asked yourself the wrong question."
As to the idea behind they thread...I do remember the early days...mid 3303...and I would see a (one) CMDR in an Anaconda and I would sigh and think, "One day, that will be me...one day." Now Opalaconda's, Newberial Cutters, Voideral Corvettes are ubiquitous.
But yeah, across PC and XBox, I am worth roughly only five billion....which to me is hysterical because I can clearly remember thinking a few years ago, sitting in my CMKIII, how on Earth anyone could ever even earn a few million, let alone billion.
I really wish the neighbours would stop writing about me.There's a book about this topic: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley. I read it a few decades ago after my mum gave it to me as a gift. Its a good book and reveals a lot about different careers and how successful ppl use (or misuse) their money. ... just thought I'd leave that here