I did say play at level 50 comfortably, having stock onhand to play with ie. at least 10 of each of the items I listed and 50 or so amp ready to go (1 weeks supply), then loot storage for both hunting and mining loot. This is all crafting what I use, using no UnL equipment but instead having stock onhand that is (L) ready to go. I knew I would get negative no you don't feedback, but the key word was play comfortable and enjoying the game in a fun context with minimal expense to play, ie. losing max 10% per run, playing 10+ hours a day, building up loot at the rate of 5k+ ped a day (hunting & mining). Selling off stacks of 100 odd items that drop in quantities of 200 ped each and waiting for a week or two for each stack to sell. I am not talking about running off a fumes budget of 5,000 ped and cycling that, too painful at level 50 when hunting & mining at the same time. That would likely last a few days only until your stuck with loot that you need to sell and in most cases not enough to produce proper stacks. The budget mentioned above is for sustained play, not TTing anything but collected ammo, selling off all else to other players and continuing to play in the meantime. Sure it can be done with a smaller bankroll, eg 50k ped if you buy everything instead of crafting your own, but when crafting your own, you need to store crafting loot to be able to do that on a continual basis too and have equipment onhand. Anyway each to their own, realistically though to craft your own and have a weeks supply of goods ready to go omhand, I will be needing a budget of 100k ped. The 150k ped mentioned (making 250k ped in total) is just for getting my skills to where I feel comfortable playing the game, level 50. Below that and the game is not fun, been there done that, got my 280k skills naturally last time. So in essence skipping the lower levels and chipping back in to where it is fun is going to cost at least 150k ped, 73,500 spent so far and then a healthy bankroll of 100k ped, 50k of which is for onhand equipment, 50k is for loot storage for sales capacity (In all cases a week's worth/storage/sales capacity/equipment onhand). I personally see nothing wrong with these figures for level 50. Imo it is a lot cheaper than it was a few years ago (The skill chipping back in part anyway).