When you select the icon for a commodity, either from the cargo screen (status -> cargo) or from the exchange, you get the buy/sell prices for that commodity on every world you've been to. It would be nice if that screen would also list the quantity in inventory for that commodity in the exchange on a particular world. It would make it easier to decide where to go to obtain a desired amount of something in order to cash in on a shortage or to fill up your cargo holds for a contract. Just a thought.
Post by mandomaniac on Mar 5, 2015 21:20:55 GMT -5
Im not sure that is possible given the current game engine... however even still it doesn't necessarilly fit logically... the prices that u r seeing when u look at that commodity is NOT the current price at that planet rather it is the last known price from that world... maybe adding last known inventory could be useful but the numbers would not be current... great idea though +1
For security reasons, planetary exchanges do not publish their commodity prices or stock holdings on any real-time stream. Could you imagine how valuable realtime exchange inventory levels would be for factions that have a trade embargo, or who are in a solar war with that planet?
Pricing and quantities are only available when you are on-planet, have cleared the authority checks, and are allowed into the exchange. Even then, the quantities are not actually held in the exchange, but are more promissory notes from various holding interests around the city. That is why, when you buy large quantities of any particular item, it takes much more than a week for the order to be completed.
You dutifully note down the prices that you find at the exchange, and store them on your ship's databanks. However you realize as captain, that it would be a waste of time documenting quantities as well because by the time you get back in a year or two's time, things would have changed marginally for price, but dramatically for stock.