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| Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 06:44 pm |
The recent changes are interesting.
The Game Gods, in their effort to reduce the number of Corps (which is well intended), increased the Corps production levels, which in turn, increased the required employment of workers.
This resulted in a severe shortage of workers, in particular, HLW (High Level Workers), which resulted in a severe decrease in production levels, thus, creating a severe shortage of the produced commodity.
This shortage of production caused the non-delivery of contracted and common market orders, which resulted in a failure of delivery to the recipient Corp, directly causing a decrease of their production levels, and so on (The domino effect).
Many of my Corps, which were debt free, while still incurring their operating expenses, suffered a loss in revenue by the loss of product sales, which in turn, initiated the need for loans. This then increased the world debt level.
What was intended to alleviate the shortages of goods in SimCountry actually created a massive worker shortage, a shortage of goods and a devastating economic downturn.
What does all this mean? A massive recession.
| Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 09:36 pm |
That's if you want to look at the glass as being half-empty.
Yes, my national economy went sluggish and I'm still plagued by labor shortages.
However, in the interim:
1. I've built Hospitals, now 26 over Quality with 2 more on order.
2. Grade schools are at 172%; Universities at 275%. More on order there, too.
3. Continued to order corp upgrades.
I continue to build as I wait for WC3 to implement the Immigration feature. I'll open my borders to newcomers, let the great Education and Health systems attract them, and let them fill the vacant jobs at fully-upgraded corporations.
The CZCP will boom. Think horizontally.