I did enough money in the 3.3.6 to try a few weapons, get a few armors, and have a lot of fun in the jumptown lab, best way to get money in my opinion, at least the fastest, with a cutlass black, what's new in the 3.3.7 ? the expo is gone... but just that?
Been down to the lab a few times today and the terminal was bugged both times... no commodities show up. I re-logged and then couldn't get out or the Hab room... kept being teleported back to the bed. Escaped the bed and called the elevator but it took forever to come and took forever to go to the landing pads. Tried to call ship but it couldn't be accessed. Tried several times but got the same message. Quit to desktop...
I spent 3.3.6 getting a real firm handle on legal trading. I broke out the old calculator and the spreadsheets and put together a streamlined roadmap from broke to rich. It was a long slow climb up the income ladder, but eventually I became a forty thousandaire. Then a series of crashes had me back to basically broke. I think I made it back up to about 30k grinding one trade after another for 500-1000 profit per load.
Then they pulled the rug out from under me with 3.3.7, so I found my way to Jumptown and learned how to really make some money.
Then some pirates started staking out JT and whacking anyone that came by, so me and some other dudes got together and took a hammerhead to provide security. That was hands-down the most fun I've had playing this game.
We arrived at JT just as the bad guy was firing a salvo of rockets at a departing lancer. I called his name out to the crew and we started shooting. After we killed him we were all wanted fugitives. We tried to put down at PO for repairs, but there was a disaster. I was exiting down the lift as a bug of some kind jolted the ship into the air. I fell to the pad and started running before the ship came back down on me. I looked back just in time to see the ship explode as it hit the pad.
That Grand Mernier would have come in handy this afternoon.
After finding one bad server after another today and then just taking a break, I finally did get a chance to log back on and try another run.
I was suprised to see no one outside Jump Town as I landed and went in and actually bought some cargo this time. I went back to the ship and took off and noticed someone in the chat saying that "the server is going down bois". Aw crap...
I made it out of the atmosphere and that is when I noticed... QT spooling wasn't working at all... pressing 'B' did nothing... Whaaaat??
I couldn't even get it to target GH so I was flying blindly toward that general direction. I couldn't log out because I just spent all my cash on cargo and would lose it all. All I could do was wait for the server to crash and hope that I got the message to reload my prior instance when I reloaded the game.
Success!! I was able to reload my prior instance and pick up where I left off on the way to GH but the QT still wouldn't spool. However, I was able to use F2 now, which was not working before, to select my destination and when I got out of F2, GH was targeted by the QT calibrate circle even though pressing "B" still did nothing so I couldn't actually use the Quantum Drive. I just had to do a full-burn all the way to Grim.
I was able to land and start to sell my cargo and then boom... server crash again. (eye roll)
I reloaded the game again and still had all my previous cash and the remaining 2 SCU's to sell but couldn't sell due to server bug... again. I re-logged yet again and was able to sell the last 2 SCU so now I'm up to 19K. 'whew'... break time...
Well, I got sick of Jumptown last release, so I tried legal trading. After a couple of silly mishaps (my fault) I went back to mining and was pleasantly surprised at the improvements since it was first out. Heard about "Brexalite", did a YouTube search and read @Black Sunder 's post, and struck out on my own. The first run wasn't anything special, but got 18k and 24k on my last two runs. Definitely the chillest way to make money, and since you aren't fronting any money, you don't lose anything if you crash or die (like I did when I tried climbing the ladder of my Prospector...twice. PRO TIP--> if your ladder is touching the ground, you will die. Wait for the ship to calm down/raise up, or close the ladder and try again).
I don't know. We had to go to SPK and clear our records. I've been attacked over, and over and my attacker never gets marked red. We shot down a guy right after he rocketed a lancer, and we were marked criminals, but not him. Something about the crime system is busted.