| Monday, November 29, 2004 - 03:23 am |
talk to wartime.
You can make money in VOLUNTARY CEO/president cooperation. You move in established good corporations, the president benefits from the corporations isntant arrival, and eventually he or she can buy the corporations off of you (the CEO) at inflated prices. Everybody is happy.
I didnt realize they removed the feature due to abuse, BK. Makes sense. Just goes to show in yet another way why permitting mult-ing is BAD for the game.
I think my other suggestions to make CEOs more attractive to presidents are just as good -making CEO corporations inherently more profitable, and/or immune to the market value penalties (as well as being more resistant to rebel damage)
in fact I think the best combination of alterations i can think of would be:
1. CEO corporations are more resistant to rebel damage (or immune to them)
2. All CEO corporations are 20% (or more?) more productive than state corporations.
This would make them more attractive to presidents as well. Not hugely imbalancing for those who want to run their own stuff, but enough to get those players who care about milking every dollar out of their country to attract CEOs -even if they dont have a large empire.
As noted the market value penalties+enterprise expenses* mean that CEOs with upgraded corporations make more profit in high tax environments than they do in the default 30%
3. Public corporations would be immune to market value penalties, and might be given other bonuses as well.
The best one I can think of would be to immediately double their production and hiring upon going public. Thus the effective PPW is halved, but one gets massive influxes of cash from the share sale, and the surge in market value doesnt kill the corporation. As jozi noted the largest corporations are always public. Managing fewer corporations might be attractive enough to entice presidents to get smaller shares of the profit pie, and for clever players, the share market is quite lucrative.
CEOs already have incentive to build in player countries. Higher taxes are good for fully upgraded corporations than lower taxes, due to the higher enterprise expenses and market valaue penalty accrued by high-value corporations.
@Mr Carn - A high market value for corporations is generally something to avoid. This is especially true if you are a president.
*this is old data, but is still probably correct