I wirte this Guide here to Help u guys Farm stuff for your equippment or for selling to get money for bigger ships ;)
One of they Easyiest ways to gain things for your ships or stuff to sell is by Scavanging ship wrecks ;) this can give u all stuf in all raritys ;) and then u can sell them^^ this also gives alot of energy cells and metal ;) i had moments where i need something and it was inside a wreck ;) like a shield charger cause my shield was loading very slow as a beginner or a new better weapon etc ;) be sure to spend points in engineering ;)
I dont know much about Trading but u need a Trading computer^^ this will show u the average price on station u visited. So lets say the avg. Is 100 and u find a station where it is sold for 50 this would be a good margin.
At the Beginning mining is very slow and it takes ur energy fast^^ once ur in the game u will need a better laser (it takes long to mine) i suggest to sell all goods u mine if u dont need the crystals^^ metal fills the cargo very fast so for a big mining tour i suggest if no station is close to destory the metal and go for chrystals maybe and put points in mining so u get extra stuff other wise its not usefull.
Fighting aka Marauder Outposts
This is very hard in the beginning cause oveaheating and less energy ;) I suggest doing Scavenging until u got a Claymore with 4 Rapid Heavy Lasers (red ones) on the turrets (it makes it easy to hit targets) when ur lucky u get a Ultra Beam Laser that has like 400 DPS and then u are very very strong. This is the setup i use now.
Mining Laser and Ultra Laser on the very front 1 Rocket launcher on each side on the front the red lasers on the turrets and the healing laser on the front turret ) with this build and power distribution i can warp 7.5 parsecs boost endless and shoot endless and to make the enemy die in a fraction of time use ur tractor beam on them rendering them sitting ducks.