Combat and finances

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Re: Combat and finances

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jacksy wrote:...why are all the jobs, be they parcel or people to places so bloody distant
<grins> Because all the easy, short-distance jobs have already been taken.

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jacksy wrote:why are all the jobs, be they parcel or people to places so bloody distant :(
What Cody said.. to start with, you will probably struggle to really turn a profit with contract runs, but once your rep gets to triple-A+.. hoo-boy does some nice work come your way! Stick with it!
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Diziet Sma wrote:What Cody said.. to start with, you will probably struggle to really turn a profit with contract runs, but once your rep gets to triple-A+.. hoo-boy does some nice work come your way! Stick with it!
Indeed! Right now I'm hauling just over ten kilos worth of Gemstone contracts across G2, as well as half a ton of Gold and nearly 400kg of Platinum contracts. I'm eagerly waiting for my cash balance to skyrocket when I cash this lot out!

I'm also running a contract for 130 tons of Furs. And just over the same amount of Textiles.

And a passenger to Beedbeon.

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<chuckles> Damn.. sounds like a nice little earner you've got going on there.. I'd love to hear what the profit margin turns out to be, after you've shifted that lot! 8)

Think I may have to give this 'Conda-jockey game a shot myself..
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Diziet Sma wrote:
jacksy wrote:why are all the jobs, be they parcel or people to places so bloody distant :(
What Cody said.. to start with, you will probably struggle to really turn a profit with contract runs, but once your rep gets to triple-A+.. hoo-boy does some nice work come your way! Stick with it!

I will take your advice and get myself to A+ :)

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