From: Ilyos, the Arbiter
Subject: The Future of Shipforge Supplies.
It has always been our intention that you, the players, become the main drivers of the economy and that you would all rely on each-other for supplying the goods that make the sector run. Such is the case for the shipforge supplies as well: ammo, repairkits, astromechs, probes, tethers, etc. Having all those items readily available at fixed prices from a non-player entity does not do much to encourage the manufacturing and trading of those goods.
As such, the shipforge supplies will be slowly phased out. Over the next few days, we'll increase the price of all consumables sold at the shipforge and then, over another set of days, we'll start phasing out the consumables from sale. From that point on, the supply of ship consumables will rest solely in your hands!
We will be monitoring this transition closely to ensure that everything goes well and that we aren't left with a sector-wide shortage of ammo, repair kits or mining supplies.