FCs are persistent in all modes. So one could dock in solo and go to the engineers with the mats in town without any issues.How about buying from a fleet carrier. A new player needs 1 meta-alloys to make Felicity Farseer happy in Deciat. One can fly some distance to find one or go to a nearby friendly fleet carrier and purchase one at say a 15 percent increase in cost. Same for the other rares engineers request. Would still have to figure out how to meet especially if in Deciat without griefers killing the new player.