Merging of corporations and vertical integration

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Merging of corporations and vertical integration Status: Please read our response

Detailed Description:

Corporations need supplies to function, but currently trade contracts are rarely mutually beneficial to adequate levels. It is just a combination of favors. The game has a strong capitalism lean in which presidents will make corps dependant on the strength of the industries, and not through a grand design. My proposal is to allow the utilization of vertical integration into the game. For example household products corporation can service 4 software companies. If you can merge the 5 corporations together you will not have to be concerned of the stability of the household product corporation. As of now price fluctuation can greatly harm your local contracts. It may be incredibly beneficial to the software companies until your Household Products company folds. So in short it would decrease the volatility of having supply companies meant to lower the costs to your big sellers. So here's how it should work: Any merger is allowed only 1 output to make it easier on devs, inputs from the downward vertically integrated corporation will be added to the new single corporation, increased fixed costs will presume in proportion to how large the merged corporation grows to. Downward vertically integrated corporations done to specifications will no longer be a needed supply(HHP in the software example). Employee requirements will increase in proportion to how large the corporation grows to. **If this does get implemented there is a lot of fine tuning and extra incentives that can be added, as it would be much more efficient**

11 gamers voted for the proposal.
5 gamers voted against the proposal.

The proposal has been ACCEPTED.

W3Creative reaction:

This is too complex. There is no need for any exact fit between producers and matching the need of corporations with the output of others. We do see the possibility of merging corporations into bigger ones with some advantages and incentives for doing it. This is part of our plan but will take some time to float to the top of the list.

We should really be careful with the introduction of features that make the entire process more complex. It is quite complex as it is. The free market provides the flexibility for corporations to purchase what they need and it will survive any planned mergers without any change.

Making economies rely on themselves for all raw materials is very hard to achieve and can work for a high percentage in very large economies and cooperation between countries and enterprises.

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