I’ve added an Empire-Specific Market Delay of 2 days. Independent of a galaxy’s market opening date, if a new empire tries to use the market within its first 2 days, they receive the following error:
Your empire is still waiting for its trading license, and can’t yet use the market.
This, combined with Galaxy joining requirements (WIP), will better prevent cheaters from creating multis to fund their master accounts via the market.
The limit of 2 days was chosen specifically to tie in with existing empire-age related features; namely the 2 day limit to Change Empire Settings. Both of these features are forming a new “empire freshness” concept that we can continue to build upon.