| Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 09:43 pm |
keeping economy supplied is a great challenge and very difficult task to acomplish. this becomes more painfull for players with more countries trying to develop them all and not just use them as population dump/transfer countries. but not as someone might think because of planning it requires, problem is mechanical in nature (and time consuming). i dont dare to count how many mouse clicks i just made purchasing all my corporations need. if i would i d probably quit the game (and it has to be done three times a day).
partial solution is to purchase at higher price, but still a lot of shortages occurs. common market is not effective, just killing remaining profit. contracts cant keep up with everchanging prices. fully upgraded corporations can afford regular production shortfall, but it is hard to get them there. bringing them up with CEO account then selling them to your countries at low price is one way but probably not intended by game creators (another misuse of CEO account).
like countries have their stock of material, so should corporations. all trade regarding industry would go through it. no more orders for each corp separately. for single product only one purchase order for all corps. each month they just take whatever material they need from this 'material stock'. it would also reduce number of purchase orders (easier processing).
country stock with strategic reserves is very similar except population doesnt have access to it. it is hard to supply large quantities of services when they are in huge shortage while population consumes large ammounts of them.
what do you think?
| Friday, April 09, 2004 - 08:47 pm |
I think it's a good idea. I would add a Priority List, to define which industry has the first take in say, Services.
| Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 02:48 pm |
Corps as well as c3s need a strategic supply base and I believe it is under development.
I reckon the current common market system needs a major overhaul too. The current situation where companies still sign fixed contracts is flawed.
How about this: First, each company sends its produce to a common 'pot'. Next each buyer takes its supplies from these common comodity pots. Shortages in any commodity pot would be shared by each buyer. Oversupply would be returned to the respective suppliers to be offered on the world market.
I know the current market rotation system would make this system unpractical, but couldnt the market be worked out by grouping common market members together?
| Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 04:27 pm |
Neither I or my common market partners have a problem with the current system. It works for us.
| Monday, April 12, 2004 - 12:52 am |
since i started this thread, one crucial change has come in effect- dumping money in country (public or not) controlled corps. if loss is made by production halt, it can be easily corrected. before this change corps have taken loans and were more vulnerable to closure from high debt and little could be done about it as debt was rising and interests with them. now, you just fail to make some more profit, corps are healthy as never before...
it is also wise to maintain supplies for production of 10 months for goods such as services. when they run out, industry can function normally and in 10 months country is usually able to purchase new (even if in high demand as quantity is high and order is immediate).
common market is good for CEOs. country, in my opinion, is better off without it...
| Monday, April 12, 2004 - 12:59 am |
hmmm... my name has changed, but not by me. i know, it is only capital L, but still.
| Monday, April 12, 2004 - 01:11 am |
huh, it was changed a few months ago, but havent even noticed untill now.
just disregard these last two posts