Could someone explain to me the mechanics of shipyard spaceship appraisal in the PC version of EV Nova? My understanding is that the exact amount of credits you're expected to pay is equal to the Cost field in the ship resource, but is there anything at all that could discount this amount by, say, 10-20%.
I have created replacement data for Nova by building off of AbsoluteMinimum (similar to a typical TC). I have added several new ships, one of which is supposed to cost exactly 15,000 credits. However, it consistently shows up, in-game, as 14,100 credits (even when calculating escort dues and the trade-in value).
Every ship I have added does this; regardless of associated govt, standard weapons, the cost field, or any other conceivable thing that could do so. It even discounts an arbitrary percentage for each ship. There are no ranks or control bits active and I am using EVNEW to create the plugin.
I thank anyone who can relieve me of this curse in advance...