This page lists all the features impacted by owning a PRO license. You can acquire a PRO license from the APEX hub.
|Feature||FREE License||PRO License|
|Local Markets||FREE users may trade on official commodity exchanges, but cannot close any bulletin-board-style contracts on the local markets. *||PRO user companies are assigned trust ratings and can place or accept orders on the local markets. This includes posting and accepting shipping contracts.|
|Space Flight||FREE users may not have more than 2 ships in flight simultaneously.||PRO users can have an unlimited number of ships in flight simultaneously.|
|Unload on arrival||FREE users cannot activate “unload on arrival”.||PRO users can have ships automatically unload their cargo on arrival.|
|Shipbuilding||FREE users can design their own spaceship blueprints, but cannot use shipyards to build or upgrade ships.||PRO users can enter their blueprints and the required materials at a shipyard to build their own custom spaceships and upgrade them.|
|Corporations||FREE users may join an existing corporation, but not found their own.||PRO users can found and oversee their own corporation.|
|Foreign Exchange||FREE users cannot trade currencies on the foreign exchange market.||PRO users can freely place buy and sell orders to trade all currencies on the foreign exchange market.|
|Recurring production orders||FREE users cannot queue recurring production orders in their production lines.||PRO users can add any amount of recurring production orders to their production line queues.|
|Headquarters upgrades||FREE users cannot upgrade their HQ beyond level 5.||PRO users can upgrade their HQ indefinitely.|
|Governorship||FREE users cannot run for governor of a planet.||PRO users can run for governor.|
|Planetary Projects||FREE users cannot contribute to planetary projects.||PRO users can contribute to any planetary project.|
|Global Chamber of Commerce Voting||FREE users cannot vote on CoGC programs.||PRO users can vote on CoGC programs.|
|Production Queue Management||FREE users cannot re-order their production queues.||PRO users can move production orders around in the queue.|
|Commodity Exchange Material Info||FREE users cannot access the CXM command.||PRO users can access the CXM command to compare CX information on a material across all exchanges.|
* Note that if you ever possessed a paid PRO license (i.e. there is at least one payment associated with your account), it will be converted into a BASIC instead of a FREE license when it expires. A BASIC license will allow you to accept local market ads, but not place your own ads.
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