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"Don't matter to Nef one whit you're an engineer or a lowly thrower. You owe, you go. That's where Ticker comes in, ray of sunshine that she is."

—Ticker

Ticker is a Solaris who serves as a medium for players to help pay off the debts of other Solaris, located on a platform above The Business' shop and can be accessed by a small elevator that can be found to the left upon entering Fortuna. By buying off debts, Ticker rewards the player with two or three types of Debt-Bonds, which can be turned in for Solaris Standing or can be used to buy secondhand ornaments and decorations for the player's Orbiter.

Purchase Debt-BondsEdit

Ticker will have 5-8 possible debts available for the player to purchase with each including a number of Debt-Bonds. Lower tier Training and Shelter Debt bonds are always on offer, while higher tier Medical, Advances, and Familial are on offer at times. Each debt is tied to a unique case identifier and requires 5,000-350,000 Credits64‍ credits along with in most cases (but not always) some form of resource, with the rewarded debt-bonds scaling up with the cost. Additionally, each case is set to an expiry timer, before being replaced by a new one. Timers are limited to 8 hours, so visiting Ticker 8 hours later will guarantee that the selection of all debts on offer will be completely refreshed.

These cases also provide information about the Solaris with each one noting the Solaris' profession, details about their lives, their criminal records, and their respective punishments.[1]

View Possible Case Details List
Occupation

One of these appear in the file.

  • Abigail
  • Accountant
  • Action Doc
  • Admin Assistant
  • Asset Tracker
  • Atmospheric Engineer
  • Bartender
  • Blast Helper
  • Bodyguard
  • Bouncer
  • Cargo Thrower
  • Construction Engineer
  • Convoy Dispatcher
  • Convict
  • Cook
  • Corpus Liaison
  • Courier
  • Criminal
  • Crud Diver
  • Crusher Operator
  • Cutter
  • Cyberneticist
  • Dealer
  • Dewatering Operator
  • Driller's Assistant
  • Driver
  • Dryman
  • Electrician
  • Enforcer
  • Enviro Tech
  • Equipment Operator
  • Fire Control
  • Fitter
  • Fixer
  • Flotation Tech
  • Fluid Engineer
  • Foreman
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Guard
  • Habway Cleaner
  • Hydrologist
  • Investigator
  • Janitor
  • Laborer
  • Lugger
  • Machinist
  • Manager
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanic's Helper
  • Mercantile Mercenary
  • Metallurgist
  • Millwright
  • Nutrition Tech
  • Ops Director
  • Outflow Attendant
  • Overseer
  • Paramedic
  • Paver
  • Personnel Cleric
  • Pharmacist
  • Pipefitter
  • Plumber
  • Pneumaticist
  • Project Director
  • Propulsion Engineer
  • Rack Maintenance Tech
  • Reagent Tech
  • Recordkeeper
  • Remote Comms Tech
  • Rigger
  • Safety Monitor
  • Safety Officer
  • Sampler
  • Scientist
  • Security
  • Senior Security
  • Shift Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Slurry Monitor
  • Sumper
  • Supervisor
  • Surveyor
  • Technician
  • Terraforming Engineer
  • Torsion Engineer
  • Tractor Jockey
  • Tractor Mechanic
  • Traffic Controller
  • Transpo
  • Unemployed
  • Vendor
  • Warehouse Clerk
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Welder
Name/Designation
  • A letter followed by a dash and a number (e.g. G-56).
Number of Dependents
  • Ranging from 0 to 10 (e.g. 8 Dependents).
Comments

One, two, or three of these appear in the file.

  • Addict
  • Aids the poor
  • Avoids overtime
  • Best friend brain-shelved
  • Black market connections
  • Brother brain-shelved
  • Colourful history
  • Corpus informant
  • Criminal record: Assault
  • Criminal record: Fraud
  • Criminal record: Racketeering
  • Criminal record: Smuggling
  • Criminal record: Vagrancy
  • Criminal record: Vandalism
  • Daughter brain-shelved
  • Employee of the Month
  • Excessive absenteeism
  • Ex-gang member
  • Ex-mercantile mercenary
  • Father brain-shelved
  • Gives to charity
  • Has traveled widely
  • Hereditary illnesses
  • High IQ
  • High pain threshold
  • High-quality upgrades
  • Highly experienced
  • History of violence
  • Hounded by a drive gang
  • In demand
  • Industrial accident: Capacitor discharge
  • Industrial accident: Cargo crush
  • Industrial accident: Coolant inhalation
  • Industrial accident: Long-term exposure
  • Industrial accident: Mauled by wildlife
  • Industrial accident: Plasma leak
  • Industrial accident: Spaced
  • Known criminal associate
  • Known dissident
  • Known killer
  • Known Quill associate
  • Limp
  • Low IQ
  • Low pain threshold
  • Low-quality upgrades
  • Married
  • Military history: Earth
  • Military history: Mars
  • Military history: Mercury
  • Military history: Phobos
  • Military history: Neptune
  • Military history: Saturn
  • Military history: Uranus
  • Military history: Venus
  • Minimal modifications
  • Mother brain-shelved
  • One-armed
  • Orphaned
  • Ostron connections
  • Partially blind
  • Peak physical specimen
  • Poor health
  • Prior repo
  • Pro-Corpus
  • Recently demoted
  • Recently married
  • Recently promoted
  • Regular overtime
  • Repo Rights advocate
  • Respected
  • Respected by drive gangs
  • Sister brain-shelved
  • Solaris United connections
  • Solaris United sympathizer
  • Son brain-shelved
  • Suspected dissident
  • Temple donations: High
  • Temple donations: Low
  • Temple donor in good standing
  • Underworld affiliations
  • Well-known
  • Widower
Quirks

Any two of these appear in the file.

  • Ambitious
  • Disciplined
  • Helpful
  • Introverted
  • Martyr
  • Promiscuous
  • Spiritual
  • Unlucky
  • Wild
Punishments

One of these appear in the file.

  • 60 days/3 years/10 years hard labor Fortuna sumps
  • 60 days/3 years/10 years hard labor on the Orb Vallis
  • 60 days/3 years/10 years hard labor orbital mining
  • Optical repossession
  • Limb repossession
  • Organ repossession
  • Exile
  • 1/2/3 year(s) brain-shelving
  • Total bodily repossession and permanent brain-shelving. Debt passed to dependents.
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LoreEdit

Ticker Mem Fragments (Lore)

Ticker Mem Fragments (Lore)

Ticker's SecondhandEdit

Ticker also has a daily rotating selection of Fortuna-themed Decorations for a player's Orbiter or Clan Dojo, with each item having a decoration capacity of 5. These may only be bought with Debt-Bonds, and the price for each item on offer is randomized every day from this item's price band.

View Wares List
Item Price Band
Localized Air Purifier Decoration Training Debt-Bond
Rail Agent Manifest Decoration Training Debt-Bond
Solaris Cargo Crate Decoration Training Debt-Bond
Solaris Diagnostic Tool Decoration Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
Solaris Food Box Decoration Training Debt-Bond
Solaris Food Can Decoration Training Debt-Bond
Solaris Motherwrench Decoration Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
Solaris Sampler Decoration Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
Solaris Sawchain Decoration Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
Solaris Supplies Decoration Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
Solaris Supply Cart Decoration Training Debt-Bond
Solaris Supply Rack Decoration Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
Solaris Toolbox Decoration Training Debt-Bond
Venus Bounty Trap Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
Widebody Ore Transport Decoration Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
Price Band Price Variants
Training Debt-Bond
  • 6-12 Training / Shelter / Medical / Advances
Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
  • 5-15 Training / Shelter / Medical / Advances
      +
  • 5-15 Shelter / Medical / Advances / Familial
Training Debt-BondTraining Debt-BondTraining Debt-Bond
  • 5-15 Training / Shelter / Medical
      +
  • 5-15 Shelter / Medical / Advances
      +
  • 5-15 Medical / Advances / Familial

Trade Debt-Bonds for Solaris United StandingEdit

The player may also turn in debt-bonds for a certain amount of Solaris United Standing.

View Trade-Ins List
Trade-In Standing gained
Training Debt-Bond Training Debt-Bond ReputationLargeBlack100
Shelter Debt-Bond Shelter Debt-Bond ReputationLargeBlack200
Medical Debt-Bond Medical Debt-Bond ReputationLargeBlack300
Advances Debt-Bond Advances Debt-Bond ReputationLargeBlack400
Familial Debt-Bond Familial Debt-Bond ReputationLargeBlack500

TriviaEdit

  • Ticker is voiced by Guy Cunningham.
  • Ticker refers to herself as "she" in the in-game dialogs.
"Don't matter to Nef one whit you're an engineer or a lowly thrower.
You owe, you go. That's where Ticker comes in, a ray of sunshine that she is."

ReferncesEdit

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 27.0
  • Improvements towards the algorithm of dynamic vendor (Hok, Ticker, etc) items to guarantee even appearances.

Hotfix 25.1.2

  • Hovering over Debt Bonds in Ticker’s purchase screen now displays the amount you’re getting, as opposed to just how many you already own.

Update 24.6

  • Ticker has added a Venus Bounty Trap to their Secondhand Wares! A true hunter keeps their tools close at hand.

Hotfix 24.0.7
Since the initial release of Fortuna, the acquisition of Debt-Bonds has proven to require further changes in order to bring balance between the procurement methods. As it is known, you can obtain Debt-Bonds by purchasing Ticker’s Case# or from Bounty rewards. Ticker’s inventory not only took quite some time to refresh, but the inventory itself did not offer a diverse source at any given time. Considering the cost at which Debt-Bonds are required to Rank up in Solaris United, we have made the following changes to bring a more balanced rotation for Ticker:

  • There will now always be 3 Common, 1 Uncommon, and 1 Rare Case# available at any given time.
  • Increased the rate at which Ticker’s Case# inventory refreshes by reducing the duration they persist for.

Hotfix 24.0.2
We have removed an unintentional multiplier within ticker’s Case# purchases, which resulted in some players receiving 5x/10x/20x the indicated Debt-Bonds. There was a bug causing this multiplier under the hood. A script is running to remove the accidentally multiplied goods. You will be left with the intended amount (i.e if you bought 10 but received 70, you'll have 10).

Update 24.0

  • Introduced.
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