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Starcom: Nexus Advanced Trading Guide

    Starcom Nexus trading details.

     

     

    Introduction and Methodology

    You should note that every species/race you can trade in Starcom Nexus will have its own reserve currency. These are listed in the same order when you’re in a trading session. The reserve currency that was removed from the list is now at the top of your window. Trading overflows are drawn from your currency reserve (up to the limit you have) or from their unlimited reserve if you’re trading.

    Species

    Reserve

    Araona

    Chiralite

    Citadel

    Titanium

    Saurid

    Gold

    Tycoeden

    Neutronium

    Ulooquo

    Platinum

    Vanderi

    Cobalt-60

    Adamantine and Yttrium are not used as reserve currencies by any species.

     

    You will notice that the resource list is not listed in the same order you see the trade windows if your press Q. They are listed alphabetically in the trading windows, but they are not in alphabetical order. This guide will adhere to the non-alphabetical order as it appears in trading windows.

    There are many ways to determine if a trade is effective or wasteful due to the complicated network of ratios involved with calculating true trade values. This is made even more complicated by the fact you will get slightly different trade values from different trading partners.

    To get meaningful values, I collected data from around a dozen different trading value for each species. However, the variation isn’t too great. Trading values fluctuate depending upon the amount you have available to trade with your partner. The smallest amount is for a scoutship, and the most for a planet. It is also interesting to note that the spread in price between the selling and buying prices tends to be fairly consistent.

     

    Citadel

    29%

    Saurid

    11%

    Ulooquo

    16%

    Vanderi

    16%

    Araona Nest

    8%

    Tyncoeden

    18%

    The Citadel, for example, will buy at prices 27%-31% above their selling price, while the Saurid, on the other hand, will only pay 10-12% more than their selling price.

    I began to put a lot of numbers into a spreadsheet, and then did calculations that would have been difficult to explain using text. These are my final results for universal conversions.

     

    How many for 1 Adamantine

    How many Titanium To Buy 1

    Adamantine

    1.0

    60.8

    Neutronium

    3.6

    16.7

    Cobalt-60

    9.4

    6.5

    Yttrium

    10.3

    5.9

    Chiralite

    10.4

    5.9

    Gold

    11.8

    5.2

    Platinum

    13.5

    4.5

    Titanium

    60.8

    1.0

    Reserve Currencies and Race Currencies

    Species

    Reserve

    Araona

    Chiralite

    Citadel

    Titanium

    Saurid

    Gold

    Tycoeden

    Neutronium

    Ulooquo

    Platinum

    Vanderi

    Cobalt-60

    Reserve

    Species

    Adamantine

     

    Chiralite

    Araona

    Cobalt-60

    Vanderi

    Gold

    Saurid

    Titanium

    Citadel

    Neutronium

    Tycoeden

    Platinum

    Ulooquo

    Yttrium

    Trading guidelines for profit

    These are some quick guidelines to help you trade. These blocks will help you approach every trade and ensure that you always make a profit. Each species will have one commodity, which you can sell off or exchange for other resources. You can usually buy most resources at fair market value, or at a reasonable discount. You should not attempt to sell the resources at a discount and use them for anything else.

     

    Below I will break down each species’ 8 resources. These can be sold exorbitantly, or for fair market value. The following blocks can be used to help you trade with each species.

    Ulooquo:Dump:Yttrium

    Fair Value:Platinum

     

    How much of the normal market price do you need to get it?

    Adamantine

    Chiralite

    Cobalt-60

    Gold

    Titanium

    Neutronium

    69%

    66%

    48%

    76%

    49%

    80%

    Vanderi:Dump:Chiralite

    Sale at Fair Value:Titanium (10% Bonus), Cobalt-60

     

    How much of the normal market price do you need to get it?

    Adamantine

    Gold

    Neutronium

    Platinum

    Yttrium

    93%

    63%

    79%

    93%

    92%

    Saurid:Dump:Neutronium

    Sale at Fair Value:Chiralite (60% bonus), Gold

     

    How much of the normal market price do you need to get it?

    Adamantine

    Cobalt-60

    Titanium

    Platinum

    Yttrium

    54%

    65%

    84%

    74%

    45%

    Citadel:Dump:Cobalt-60

    Fair Value:Adamantine and Titanium

     

    How much of the normal market price do you need to get it?

    Chiralite

    Gold

    Neutronium

    Platinum

    Yttrium

    68%

    59%

    56%

    79%

    89%

    Tyncoeden:Dump:Cobalt-60, Platinum

    Neutronium at Fair Value:

     

    How much of the normal market price do you need to get it?

    Adamantine

    Chiralite

    Gold

    Titanium

    Yttrium

    66%

    50%

    87%

    61%

    84%

    Araona Nest:Dump:Adamantine, Gold, Titanium

    Chiralite at Fair Value

    How much of the normal market price do you need to get it?

    Cobalt-60

    Neutronium

    Platinum

    Yttrium

    70%

    78%

    54%

    93%

    Summary Table

    This reference table will help you quickly dump, sell or buy something.

     

    Dump

     

    Purchase

    Adamantine

    Araona Nest

    Citadel

    Tyncoeden, Saurid, Ulooquo

    Chiralite

    Vanderi

    Saurid, Araona Nest

    Ulooquo, Citadel, Tyncoeden

    Cobalt-60

    Citadel, Tyncoeden

    Vanderi

    Ulooquo, Saurid, Araona Nest

    Gold

    Araona Nest

    Saurid

    Ulooquo, Vanderi, Citadel

    Titanium

    Araona Nest

    Vanderi, Citadel

    Tyncoeden, Saurid, Ulooquo

    Neutronium

    Saurid

    Tyncoeden

    Ulooquo, Vanderi, Citadel, Araona Nest

    Platinum

    Tyncoeden

    Ulooquo

    Saurid, Citadel, Araona Nest

    Yttrium

    Ulooquo

     

    Saurid, Tyncoeden