Everybody starts somewhere, and combining data missions with small trade runs will quickly net you starting credits. Not only is the Hauler a cheap start, but it can also be used to travel reasonable distances. With 16T of capacity, this ship will take you past Sidewinder and onwards to your best intermediate trader, the Python. Make sure to combine up missions and carry as much data as you can. You can even combine data missions with helping your Squadron with BGS goals.
HAULER TRADER // CMDR AESICA
When you’ve just started Elite, spending 50m on a Python can seem unachievable. A Hauler is an easy purchase early on; its the perfect ship to learn trade with and you can easily make your first 100 million with one. Be sure to combine, whenever you can – similar destinations, missions for the Empire or Federation; soon you’ll be ready to purchase a Python which is the ultimate multipurpose ship and a very good trader. Don’t forget to fly with rebuy costs in hand.
Remember to buy your ships and modules at Li Yong-Rui controlled stations. You’ll get a 15% discount on the ship and modules; and your rebuy cost will be 15% lower permanently.
USING EDSY WITHIN SAPERE AUDE
Note: when using EDSY within SA, it’s referred to as SA-EDSY.
CMDRs and LDRs can host their own ship builds within the website. Understanding how this links with EDSY is simple:
- You can edit any ship build within the SA website. Refreshing the page will revert back to the build originally posted.
- If a CMDR has edited their build since they posted it, it will update here. So some info may change from what you expected to see, if they don’t note it to their post here. In addition you may hold a cached version of the build, in which case if you press the orange circular arrow to Reload the build, it will update.
- If you save an edited ship build with a different name, by changing the name and clicking on the orange floppy disk icon, you’ll be able to access it from any shipbuilding page on Sapere Aude. This means you can compare builds from other CMDRs, edit them and save them into your SA-EDSY library.
- Your SA-EDSY builds will always be available from within Sapere Aude.
- However your SA-EDSY session is separate from any EDSY session you may have, even in the same browser, if you started it from another CMDR’s linked build.
- So you won’t be able to access edited/changed builds outside of the SA site. Copying the shortlink by pressing the orange download icon to the left of the build name, then GENERATE will give you a web address, which you can then paste into a browser to save the build in your own EDSY session.
- It is possible to link your own builds into your own blog pages within SA; if you do so, you’ll then find your sessions linked. Changes and builds made from a build you linked in from your own session, will link back to your EDSY session even if you edited them here.
The simple way to understand it is to think where the build originated from; if it originated from your own session and was pulled to the site, you can retrieve it within your own session both on SA-EDSY and EDSY. If you edit someone else’s build, it originated within SA-EDSY and will only be available to you from within SA.
In addition to copying shortlinks for ship builds, you can back up the SLEF code using the orange download link. Whether within or outwith SA-EDSY, its recommended you keep a backup of your ship builds within a text file as if you lose your cookies or change computers, you’ll lose your builds.