The idea is to follow, but here is the reasoning. It takes a while to travel in this game, and a trading license costs like 315k for 90 days. Either I really suck at trading, or that is too much money /not enough time. (The part about it being just me sucking at it would be true I think) 315k is A LOT of money. 300k+ should last a year, not 90 days. Or scale the price down. Can you really make say 400k trading in 3 months game time to make it worth while? It can take 14 days just to get from one place to another. And is only 100k profit really worth it for 3 months of work? So obviously, scale the price down, or boost the time up. Also, if you have above Neutral relations with a Nation, why should you need a trading license? They know you and like you. So places where you have good standing you should not need a trading license.