Can't see missiles without launcher

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Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:30 pm

Knowing what ammo is available is kind of important to purchasing decisions for launchers. There's no point to buying a launcher if the shops don't have good ammo for it. Or in the case of an ammo using weapon any ammo at all.
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Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:38 pm

I had this problem at first, too.
If you go to the regular buy screen and hit "s" it shows all the items that are sold. There is a hint at that screen, but it is kind of hard to spot.

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Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:57 pm

That does not help in places like Commonwealth Fortresses where there is no "regular buy screen" and you can only buy items via dock services.
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:48 am

So, could this be solved by having the buy ammo button give an option to show all ammo, and allowing us to use it without ammo weapons installed?

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Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:17 am

The options aren't very noticeable. If there were a way to show everything and highlight stuff relevant to the installed weapon that might be best.

Actually, hiding ammo messes up mods now that I think about it. Weapons using virtual launchers aren't associated with the ammo they actually fire.
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JohnBWatson wrote:So, could this be solved by having the buy ammo button give an option to show all ammo, and allowing us to use it without ammo weapons installed?
Wasn't the buy screen removed from Commonwealth Fortresses to keep players from buying everything to resell on the Black Market? I think the solution is to have some sort of dock element that indicates which types of ammunition a station stocks, but doesn't list specific quantities.

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Watch TV, Do Nothing wrote:Wasn't the buy screen removed from Commonwealth Fortresses to keep players from buying everything to resell on the Black Market?
I do not know if this was the reason, but if so, it failed miserably. In my last EP game, I still bought military stuff from Commonwealth Fortresses precisely to resell at a Black Market for a profit. Yes, losing money over (un)install services was annoying, but an easy profit is still an easy profit.

Commonwealth Fortress is not the only station that sells items only via dock services. Commonwealth Fleet assets (i.e., CSCs and Point Juno) also sell a few items (TeV9s, Katana Stars, Hexphase armor) via dock services only.
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