As a big fish in the universe in the department of cross CX trade and CX to CX shipping contracts. I’d like to put forth a request to remove the warehouse rental limitation on all of the CXs and increase the storage capacity of each warehouse. I’d love for this to make it into the April steam release.
Currently, the maximum number of warehouses you can rent on any given CX is 10. Each warehouse has 500 m^3/t of capacity. I’ve been at 10/10 warehouses on the CXs since the 2nd or 3rd month of the game (We are on month 13-14). I currently have 5000t of capacity, and probably 15000t of “hidden” resources inside the CX. I have to put inventory on the CX at unreasonable prices to store it temporarily. The issue is that this solution doesn’t help with throughput.
I am trying to move large amounts of resources between the CXs but it’s becoming very hard to ensure space is available for delivery because I have over 2000t of stuff being shipped to the Antares CX at any given time. Every day I have to check and make sure I’m not getting too close to 5000t. If I am, I have to start stowing stuff inside of CX sell orders otherwise players can’t deliver on my contracts.
Additionally, I can no longer setup CX buys without fear of overloading the CX storage. For materials like MCG, which would be nice to ship out to Hortus, I really just can’t afford the space. For RAT, I’m struggling to find a way to provide an adequate buffer in the Antares region to stabilize the price. I’m looking to hold 50,000 RAT on the Antares CX. Technically I can do that right now, but it’s a bit of a stretch. If I put up 10k RAT at a time, I can do that 5 times to get 50,000 in sell orders. But to put up 10k RAT in one sell order, I have to have 2100t of space at the CX taken up by RAT. Once I do that, I basically cannot cancel the order to change the price because I would need 2100t of capacity to cancel the order (You cannot cancel an order if you don’t have space for it).
My projection of what I need right now is about 50,000t of capacity to be comfortable. If I wanted to completely specialize in trade, even 50,000t isn’t enough.
Currently there is only a limit of how much storage a single player can hold. The truth is that the economics of this game are supported by some of the richest players who provide massive amounts of market liquidity. Without being able to provide more market liquidity, I can’t support the region anymore. I’ve basically hit the maximum number of bases allowable as the HQ upgrades are prohibitively expensive.
I propose a complete removal of the CX warehouse limitation and an increase in the warehouse capacity of each upgrade from 500t to 2,500t, which is in line with half the capacity of a STO. I propose this change across all warehouses, even the ones on planets. Planet warehouses being only 500t are lackluster. Personally I only ever used the planet warehouses on gas giants to temporarily hold H which was purchased from someone. I don’t think anyone really uses planet warehouses for planet storage, because STOs are just far more superior (I have 4 STOs on a few planets due to the need for warehouse capacity).
I’d really really really appreciate more storage on the CX. It is my bottleneck for any sort of growth in the game and it feels very arbitrary.