During this longest dark I’ve been thinking about how I might want my character to develop and was wondering (as a new player) if there was realistically any chance of acquiring enough funds to, say, purchase a bourse seat at the auction in a year or two of play. It seems like the well- established players have too many resources to challenge. I recognize that this is a result of hard work and graft by the long- term players, after building resources for the better part of a decade those players are naturally going to be in a position to bid more. Even if one went full trader all the time, you would be competing against others who were also focused to trade and had years of resource stockpiling ahead of you.
I’m not certain that this is a bad thing, mind you. Perhaps this is intentional and PD meant there to be a class system develop, as in ancient Rome. It is ‘Empire’ after all, and all empires have their haves and have-nots. I’m just curious whether it’s an achievable goal for a new player.
(Or perhaps are there sources of funds which I was unaware of? Skirmishes that yield treasure hoards etc?)