Thrudd's Trading Tools is a community populated searchable database of trade commodities and station services for the space simulation Elite: Dangerous.

A Setting Star

Hi commanders, I've been thinking about making this post for a while now but couldn't really bring myself to do it. As many of you have noticed my posts on the site have been few and far between. Sadly I've not had the time or money to work on the site to the extent that it needed this past year. On top of that the poor state of the Elite API and no alternative support for trade data from FDev it hasn't really encouraged me to invest the time into the rewrite that the site badly needs. The site is costing me significantly more per month than donations cover and with user numbers getting low I've decided that it may well be time to shut down the site.

The current hosting cycle ends on the 24th of October so that will be the day that the system will be going down. If anyone in interested in the source code or database I'm happy to provide it if you just drop me an email.

It's been a fantastic experience developing and running this site in the time since alpha and I'd like to thank you all for the tons of encouragement I've received over the years. The Elite community really is a wonderful bunch of people and it's been a pleasure providing a tool that so many folks have found useful.

Fly safe,
Cmdr Thrudd


How is the data gathered?

All data is gathered by members of the community and entered manually through an admin interface on the site, by uploading a csv of data gathered by using OCR tools or by using the EDDN network via ED Market Connector.

To upload CSV data you need to have reached Competent rank on my site but using the site or updating prices. See the list below.

How can I contribute?

Access to the site is gained through registering and using the site. New users can query existing data after a few searches they can unlock the ability to edit prices and later adding editing stations and systems. Sending me a nicely worded email also works. ;)

Reputation awards are given for:

  • Making a trade query
  • Confirming prices in the Station Commodities editor
  • Correcting prices in the Station Commodities editor
  • Uploading CSV commodity data.
  • Uploading commodity data via the EDDN.
  • Adding a missing Commodity to a Station
  • Adding or editing a Commodity thats new to the game or otherwise incorrect
  • Adding or editing a System or Station
Rank Rep Benefits Suggestions To Achieve
Elite n/a Admin features. Not achievable
Deadly 16000 It's a cool title. No other benefits. :)
Dangerous 8000 It's a cool title. No other benefits. :)
Master 4000 Add/edit systems & stations. Import another seven stations worth of data.
Expert 2000 Delete incorrect station commodities & add all missing commodities to a station shortcut. Import six stations worth of data from CSV.
Competent 250 Add station commodities & use the CSV import feature to update existing stations. Update prices in about five stations.
Novice 50 Can manually confirm all prices in a station at once. Update a station or two.
Mostly Harmless 25 Manually edit & confirm prices. 25 queries, won't take long to achieve. :)
Harmless 0 Nothing special, you can query the data using the forms on the main page. Make an account.