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How much to buy a Rock Hermit

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:41 am
by phkb
Just out of curiosity, mind you, completely academic...

What would a Rock Hermit cost to buy, in general terms. Ignoring any local factors (eg government, economy, etc). Would 1mil CR be too much? Too little? Suggestions?

Re: How much to buy a Rock Hermit

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:16 am
by Cody
That depends on whether owning a rock hermit would generate income for the player. Certainly in the seven-figure bracket, anyway.

Re: How much to buy a Rock Hermit

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:27 am
by montana05
phkb wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:41 am
Would 1mil CR be too much? Too little? Suggestions?
Interesting topic, personally I would be higher than 1M, some ships are already in this range.

Re: How much to buy a Rock Hermit

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 am
by Disembodied
Cody wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:16 am
That depends on whether owning a rock hermit would generate income for the player.
Very much this … and something like this would be a long-term investment, so it could take a long time before anyone sees a return on their investment.

I think, in game terms, it might make sense to ask what you want to do with a player-owned Rock Hermit, and at what time in their career a player might be thinking of buying one. It could be possible to give a Rock Hermit a (relatively) low price, if there are also ongoing operating costs: equipment, wages (or replacement slaves), food, air, etc. To say nothing of permits, taxes, protection money, and the like.

Re: How much to buy a Rock Hermit

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
by Cody
Grabbing numbers out of the air...

Initial purchase price: 5 million
Operating costs: variable (see Big D's post)

Optional:

Refurbishment costs: 1 million
Upgrade of shipyard: 3-5 million


Disclaimer: I have oodles of cash, and need a money-sink.

Re: How much to buy a Rock Hermit

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:53 pm
by montana05
A thought of mine, why not a company model ? Either taking over the entire place or buy a package of shares with occasional offers to get more. The Rock Hermit could be a place of trading, a base, a factory or a mixture of all. Obviously every quarter (?) you will receive your part of the profit or need to pay in for future improvements (better shipyard ?).

Re: How much to buy a Rock Hermit

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:10 am
by NorthenderPNE
Cody wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
Grabbing numbers out of the air...

Initial purchase price: 5 million
Operating costs: variable (see Big D's post)

Optional:

Refurbishment costs: 1 million
Upgrade of shipyard: 3-5 million


Disclaimer: I have oodles of cash, and need a money-sink.
Yeah i'm somewhere around this amount, but i think i'll need a bank loan as i only have 6500cr currently. :cry: