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You can talk big Ardavix but please, we already know how to find trade routes in Elite - it's in the forums silly! I say there is a better way! One in which you have likely not considered.
I will tell you my secrets strokes beard Be somewhere in the Galaxy; preferably the Federation or the Empire. You'll be able to see nearly all of the different types of economies e. Granted, it depends mostly on where you're located within the cosmos i. Open the Gal Map. Then, limit the population sizes to large populations only obviously ; for High Tech systems, that's roughly M and up.
And gaze laboriously upon them as the pop up It's very convenient because you won't need to check the "Systems Map," for every possible trade start system i. Now here is the cool part: As you probably already know, to the farthest possible right of each query is an arrow; this arrow let's you plan 2, 3, 4, 5 etc. Accordingly, because you're always trading between High Tech stations and somewhere else, using this method will help you to automatically find the, "somewhere else" station without having to grind it out of the Universe.
Additionally, Thrudds can tell you all you need to know about the star systems without having to use that annoying, "Systems Map.
FYI, using this method, I found a 7 absolutely incredible unused trading routes within about an hour and a half. Doing this the old fashion way probably would have taken me days Map; select High Tech economies only! Open Thrudds; input your system into the, "Trade Calculator.
Confused, read point 4. Use the arrow at the far right of your query after you've pressed, "Calculate" to find a solid bidirectional run within the distance that you want it to be! It saves you the time of happening on two nearby star systems that may or may not be good trading partners Because you're inputting Huge Pop. High Tech systems, you're pretty much guaranteed to get very high supply and demand and very high bidirectional or more profits - you're welcome.
You can use Slopey's instead of Thrudds if you want; it makes practically no differance. Instead of high pop. Try it for yourself. The tool is useless without the trick. The old way of finding two efficient trade routes was to happen upon them or to use your Gal. Map, search for two probably nearby stars with high pop densities, go there, see their stats and try them out. It's painstaking; this method allows you to by pass all that!
I'm pretty new to the game and i find Slopey's to be the most amazing tool ever. I've been carefully documenting each star port i visit with eliteOCR and exporting to Slopey's. Too bad there's very little to no Empire data There's tonnes of Empire data! I could be totally wrong about this I've never actually tested this observation. You sir deserve the upvote you just got and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
I know it seems complicated - due to my particular writing style and perhaps too much added information [I wanted it to be as clear as possible but I did add a TL;DR section for your convenience] - nevertheless, it takes less than 2 minutes to find, input, calculate and compare stats. It's really really easy.
Simply put, if you're in the Empre, you'll get Imperial [economic] stats and if your in the Alliance, you'll get Alliance [economic] stats on your Gal. Well this is embarassing I was bothered a little bit by your comment As it turns out, it wasn't; although difficult to find, it is possible to see both Federation and Alliance economic stats even if you're in the Empire.
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