It started with De Valtos Prime having a shortage of spice. Two or three later in 66 AE, Ursae-Thulun puts taxes on spice, which skyrocketed its sell price to 864 per unit, while 0 spice was available to buy 66.4 AE Gamma-Javat II has a shortage of spice, and keep in mind Gamma-Javat is only 3 AU from Ursae-Thulun.
You see what Thulun is doing? Between DV Prime's shortage and the artificial scarcity that Thulun manufactured, all Gamma-Javat's spice must have been bought up in a flash, and they probably aren't recovering soon while Ursea-Thulun keeps up those taxes. Most of the time taxes seem random, but that Thulun prince seems to know what he was doing, which is funny because Thulun and Javat were in an alliance at the time... and still are.
May your death be remembered by all... and stop confusing me with Zer0winds!
Post by Cory Trese on Mar 24, 2016 18:00:23 GMT -5
Rumors (taxes included) aren't random but are derived from economic rating, existing conflicts and baseline behaviors. Thulun and Javat are more likely to be in an Alliance. Taxes are more likely during the end of a Trade Alliance.
Solar Wars cause Shortages ... game is so deep, player has to swim out.