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Market situation

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Friday, October 03, 2003 - 01:21 pm Click here to edit this post
market situation in this world goes mad. The surplus and shortages levels change constantlly. Why is that? How I am supposed to biuld long term strategy if I dont know what price I will get tomorow even if today the price is high and there is vast shortage of certain goods. Kebir Blue Was much better and more predictible. My Oil Corp (fully upgraded) dosent make profits even if all production is sold each month at a decent price (80% above MP)
I dont expect you comment it it is only general complaint

Pawnkingia

Friday, October 03, 2003 - 03:36 pm Click here to edit this post
I know what you mean. I had to close down some car & gas corps which were fully upgraded and at 150% above MP selling all their production but still losing 15-20bn per annum. Unfortunately this cost me 300bn as they had a lot of loans !!

Services is an example of teh mkt swings, 15bn shortage one month then 3bn surplus the next ... crazy but I guess that is just how the market works. When people need supplying they need supplying

Missouri

Friday, October 03, 2003 - 04:52 pm Click here to edit this post
Well if even 1/3 of the people in GR are doing the same as I then it will only get harder to sell product.

At some point I won't be buying anything unless I produce it myself.

Helios Granda Socialist State

Friday, October 03, 2003 - 05:42 pm Click here to edit this post
Tech corporations and Oil seems to be messed up , my corps are also fully upgraded i sell all production each month above 30 % MP and they still find a way to get 160 billion in debt after 4 months , dont even ask about profit i got no idea if they make any.

I think something is bugged , ill check 2 more in game months my corp and if they still messup with the loans im gonna close em down for good.

Missouri

Friday, October 03, 2003 - 07:13 pm Click here to edit this post
Thats because of shortages in GR when they order they go hog wild.

As a prime example if a service corp of mine sells anything on the open market it's either due to the fact it has ten months reserve or I've missed changing the setting.

I have other uses for my product for the time being.

It's nothing for a Oil corp to buy 110B of service.

Ollobrains

Friday, October 03, 2003 - 10:25 pm Click here to edit this post
Its because there are few human players in GR and the w3 controlled countries are a bit confused. Until we get more human countries this situation will remain as we have a smaller amount of supply points and demand can flucate. We need to set up these common markets so supply and demand are at least more stable within each one. Use the contracts to better use. In both getting corp supplies to make the goods and on the selling front.

Missouri

Friday, October 03, 2003 - 10:42 pm Click here to edit this post
Thats not necessarily true Ollobrains.

It's the C3's with thier best price buying strategies that even allow you to sell at 150%

Since C3's don't upgrade, player controlled countries with fully upgraded corps should have the advantage.

Players are locking down thier supply to some extent, the C3's immediately see a demand and build creating an oversupply.

Supply and demand makes no difference to a correct buying strategy.

I can sell at 150% above market when the supply is literally flooded. Why? because as far as they are concerned it's the "best price".

It's material buying in the corps that is effected the most drastically. If there is a shortage in the market a company will order more.

Oil companies which use a lot of services historically go bananas when they first build. It's much better since you can determine the buying strategy before-hand but they still buy alot of service.

If you let an Oil corp run it's self it will go broke in a heartbeat in this type of enviroment, same with just about anything right now.

My buying strategy in general is 10% over and raise 10% per month. MOST of my corps have a contracted supply and many I let buy nothing automatically.

Illusion

Saturday, October 04, 2003 - 07:38 am Click here to edit this post
Yeah, listen to this loser. He knows everything!

MaBo

Saturday, October 04, 2003 - 09:06 am Click here to edit this post
One day three midgets were sitting around the table drinking
tea and having crumpets.

The first midget says to the other two, "You know, I think
I have the smallest hands in the world." He continues, "and
I think I should go down the Guinness Book or World Records
and try to get in the book!"

The second midget replies with, "You know, now that you
mention it, I probably have the smallest feet in the world.
I think I'll go with you and try to get into the record book,
too!"

The third midget joins in with, "I'm going too because I
think I have the smallest penis in the world. Let's go!"

So the midgets set off to the offices of the Guinness Book of
World Records.

When they arrive, the first midget is called in and is gone
for awhile. Finally he comes out very excited. "I made it!
They measured my hands, and sure enough they are the smallest
in the world. I'm in the record book!!"

The second midget is called in, and soon he comes out very
excited. "I made it too! They measured my feet and sure
enough, they are the smallest in the world. I'm in the
record book, too!!"

The third midget goes in, is gone a very long time, so long
that his friends became concerned. Finally he appears with a
rather forlorn look on his face.

"What's the matter?", his friends asked.

The third midget responds with "Who the hell is Adrian Lalla?!?!!"

(Adrian Lalla = "Illusion")

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