| Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 01:18 pm |
To those CEOs whose corporations I have or will damage in the current wars, I apologise in advance for the inconvenience. I generally do not intentionally destroy any corporation but only damage them sufficiently to meet the needs of war. If I have destroyed your corporation, let me know and if it was not done by intention then I will make amends elsewhere.
| Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 10:36 pm |
As a courtesy, it may behoove you to at least pre-notify the CEO’s concerned that their Corp is in imminent danger. CEO’s do have the option of relocating the Corp that may be located in the Country of your “interest”. It would only take one “real” day for that CEO to move the Corp, thus saving and preserving all the hard work building the Corp into a viable and productive contributor to the world market. Surely, that is not too much time to ask.
You, above most here, fully understand that philosophy.
| Friday, January 16, 2004 - 01:11 pm |
EE, under normal circumstances I would do exactly as you outline above. During the current round of my wars with the Monkeys, I have dozens of wars running at once. I barely have enough time to run a defense.
Let me put it this way: CEOs with corporations in countries at war with Erehwon are on notice. They may well be damaged or demolished if they remain in a country at war with me. I won't be hunting down CEOs belonging to people at war with me. But their corps in countries with which I am at war may be damaged along with the rest.
I'll post a list of countries at war with me next.
| Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 03:15 am |
I agree with Erehwon here his empire is on the line he doesnt need the added work notifying ceos about one corp. War is alot of added work, if ceos are worried they should check the home pages of countries erehwon is at war with. The other option is to tag your corps so the attacker knows who owns corp that may save your corp. The other problem i have is why ceos think they are immune to reading the world headlines, i recently tried to capture 6 C3's near erehwon and he discovered them all and stopped me by reading headlines. Ceos should try reading the headlines sometimes if they are that worried about their corps.
| Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 06:42 am |
Yes, Greed. You are correct. It appears Erehwon is experiencing Armageddon. . Yes, I did look to see what “aggressors” there were. My …., what a list too All of Entrepreneur Enterprises Corps are tagged with “EE” before the Corp type. .
With “my” Country player aspect of the game, State and National Corps are free game. Any Corps that are owned by CEO’s always get a “heads up” and they are avoided, at all costs. I politely request that they move the Corp out, even if temporarily, to preserve its integrity and sound state of being. All Corps that are owned by shareholders are ignored, as if they are not even there. I know that I get “ticked-off” when I incur a financial loss of stock (my Country portion of the game) when that particular Corp is destroyed and my stock value is wiped clean.
I have lost a many Corps to aggressors. Of course, that is an aspect of the game and I accept it. However. When the Corp suffers heavy damage and the aggressor states that they only wanted to bring down the index, I am laden with billions of repair costs and the Corp never recovers. It usually auto-closes in a few game months, even after I move them to “safe haven”.
It doesn’t take much time, as the aggressor does see the list of all Corps, as targets, to just take a few minutes (you have a 5 min lag time between assaults anyway), to IM a quick note to the CEO that his/her Corp is in danger of damage. I just asked for a little player-to-player in-game courtesy. That is not too much to ask anyway, is it?
I read the “Headlines” daily, CEO, World, and of course, our great TNN
Good luck with your game and congrats on your rating. You are doing something right, of course.
| Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 08:42 am |
When your involved in a large scale war it takes up so much time that when you have the 5 minute break between attacks there is better things to do then track down ceo owners. At the end of the day its the ceo that owns the corp and its their reponsibilty. maybe you should name the corps the name of the c3 its in and that would take 30 seconds to check each day if one of your corps is in danger. Sometimes i forget to check for ceo corps and once the war starts im not stopping to save a corp because c3's rebuild far to quick. I see 2 ways around your problem....1 ask josi to introduce an auto message when a country your corp is in is declared on or 2, it seems that ceo corps count towards business index, which means that they need to be destroyed to take the country, i remember something about this a while back about ceos corps not counting towards the business index or corporation value of a country so josi may not want to change that.
| Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 09:24 am |
Excellent suggestion, having an “auto-message” sent to all CEO’s and Shareholders when a declaration of war is declared, similar to the message sent to the owner (President) of the Country soon to be attacked. I will indeed suggest it, however, the credit shall be accredited to you, not I.
I have sent several suggestions into Jossi that were eventually incorporated into the game. A few are even in this latest “Game News” post by the Game Gods, Enterprises (CEO’s) getting the ability to also have a “Strategic Stockpile” of supplies for their Corps. No longer will we have to “over-buy” just to maintain a stock within the Corp. Soon CEO’s can just “transfer” the needed stock like Presidents can do.
Also they moved back the date to 12 Jan for the “peaceful” conversion. I had many friends who were still on Holiday and would miss the original cut-off date.
So, Jossi is very receptive to suggestions. I will relay that it was your idea for the “auto-message”.
Now, if I can just get Jossi to implement the funds transfer ability to the CEO’s Enterprise Controlled Public Corps, similar to the ability to the transfer funds to our Privately Held Corps. Heck, we still own them and maintain them, why not funding as well.
I’ll keep you posted. Enjoy your game.
| Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 10:55 am |
As a CEO I accept any damage to my corps as part and parcel of being a CEO, and all my corps are tagged with the name of the enterprise.
As for checking news each day, when you have over 1000 corps spread out across the world, if a country is declared on I have no idea whether I have corps in that country or not, so don`t bother looking.
I get the news for my individual CEOs of course, and if a corps is destroyed, well, thats just my bad luck for being in the wrong place.
| Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:28 pm |
Long ago I suggested that such DoW be put in the corporation news.
Of course, it never happened.