Given that the economy is so crushingly hard, we need to do whatever it takes to survive.
Post here your advice, tricks, lucrative quests, hunting grounds, exploits, cheats, anything that comes to mind.
Firstly, theres a quest at port prosper (which seems to be in a fixed location northeast of new winchester) which gives 800 guineas. However, you need to take along 250g worth of materials, namely 1x bronzewood and 1x stained glass. Try to get them on the first trip to save two journeys. You can pawn one of your guns to get the cash for materials, then buy it back when you return.
Secondly, at lustrum, there’s a quest unlocked after you climb the mountain (its a hard iron check, but its infinitely retryable with no penalty(that’s probably a bug)), which requires 1x bronzewood,1x stained glass and 1x carefully packed ammunition. This quest does not use up those three items after you hand them in, and you can go sell them back once you’re done (this is definitely a bug).
This quest rewards a rare curio that i’ve not yet found a way to sell or profit from, so it may not be worth your time when strapped for cash
Thirdly, a general tip: All ship equipment, including your starting guns, and the bronzewood plating you can buy, can be bought and resold anytime for 100% value. So feel free to pawn things when you need money, then buy them back later at a total cost of nothing. Conversely, this also means you can buy new gear when you have the cash (like after the quest in the first point), and pawn it later if you regret the purchase
Fourthly: A questline that involves going to hybras and back, unlocks a new shop in new winchester. it buys curios from you for a healthy amount of money. Although you do need these same curios to pay for mental treatment so be careful
Fifth, this is very definitely a bug; Any gear that you sell while equipped, will remain equipped on your train and is useable, though you no longer own it. You can fix this by attempting to remove the bugged piece of equipment. Or you can not-fix it and exploit the bug for free cash from selling and still keeping the same piece of gear. up to you
Sixth: If you ever run into the bug where ports show on your map, but don’t appear ingame, you should know that this is caused by loading more than once in a session. To both fix and prevent it happening in future, quit the game, relaunch from steam, and use Continue on the main menu. Always do this when loading, such as after you die
Last but not least, if you do ever allow your terror and condition to reach the max levels (rank 5, 100 terror) the game will immediately end. I wont spoil what happens, but the event at that point kills you instantly, and there’s no way to avoid it. Avoid reaching that high at all costs
edited by Nanako on 9/2/2017