| Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 10:39 am |
Alright Xeolyte, you asked for it.
* puts on evil hat *
I see.. So a simple message isnt worth the bother when it takes a while to sabotage a corp?
CEOs bidding on a corp in my country is the economic equivalent of someone pointing a gun at me, imo. I can either try to talk my way out of being shot, or I can make sure the gun explodes. After being in this situation several times, I would rather make sure the gun explodes than beg not to be shot. If I have time, I might even write up a sabateur's seminar on TNN.
Or have you thought that maybe they like the corp and not the country and would move it as soon as it was theirs?
Heaven forbid! Why the ^@#$ would I want MY corp to be removed from MY country? Have you considered that maybe I want the corps in my country to be in my country? Your very proposal of that makes me want to bid on all your corps, plague them with low profits, and leave them in your country as festering sores that can be sabotaged as soon as you bid to nationalize them. Not to mention go to war with every country your CEO corps are in to bomb the hell out of your corps.
I realize how UNprofitable that would be for me, but you don't have a clue how much that idea pisses me off. If you think you have a clue, multiply by a pissed off factor of 1000, and you might be almost somewhat close to halfway nearly approaching how much it pisses me off.
* calms down *
Nevermind--such extreme imbecility is only natural for the reborn one. Still makes me want to sabotage your economy everywhere, but there's no point in being pissed over someone's handicap.
Not all ceos are aggressive or multis and the mistake you are making (repeat...) is that you judge us all to be the same.
All CEOs that bid on my corps are what I would consider aggressive. I'm pretty sure Bad Karma would agree. Aggressive CEOs are not tolerable in my book. I can make a shitload more money with the corp under my country's control. And if the corp is moved, I've lost all the time and effort that I've invested, saying nothing of the Production Plant that I lost, costing 8B $E or so.
Anyway, my personal experience is that bidding on or building in a country of a pres that has logged on in the last 30 days or so, is a gamble at best, the two most important things to a successful corp are low taxes and workers, and the stability of said items.... pres's have a tendancy to make VERY unstable tax code, and they have the ability to open corps when there's not enough workers, so a country with an active pres is a complete nono from a purely financial perspective anyway imo.
There's a reason why presidents do that, you know. THEY DON'T WANT YOU #@!%$& CEOS! Ever thought of why the tax code is unstable? Dropping to 0% to make the bid cost as much as possible, jumping back up to 80% after the bid is won to get the MV low for nationalization. That is just a mild reaction.
The only reason why I would want a CEO in my country is if the CEO a) is likely to not move the corps, b) is likely to stick around the game as a CEO, c) is likely to be able to keep the corp as profitable as I could, AND d) could confer some real advantage (as opposed to just score advantage) to my country beyond keeping the corp profitable.