| Friday, June 27, 2008 - 05:54 am |
I know about supply and demand in real life but when I see "need" and "surplus" in the game, I'm not sure I understand. When it says surplus, is that the world's surplus or my countries surplus? How equivalent is the term surplus to the concept of supply and likewise, how equivalent is the term need to the concept of demand or do I have this all backwards to begin with. Likewise, there are many other items in the various reports that are vague. Should I increase hiring above 100%? What does a welfare of 40% refer to? I have more questions as well but all my questions are: what does this statistic mean?
| Friday, June 27, 2008 - 06:20 am |
Without knowing what pages you are looking at, "surplus" "shortage" in the game refer to worldwide demand.
"Needed" is on the "Important Things to do" page. These refer to your country.
Hiring cannot go above 100%. However, production can by increasing the country's welfare and the corporations upgrades.
Welfare of 40% refers to the percentage of a Low Level Workers income that is paid as unemployment.
Ask questions and learn. Also, reading back through old forum posts is helpful.
| Friday, June 27, 2008 - 07:27 am |
Thank you Adam
Referring to the "Trade: Products In Stock" page; does a market situation being green mean that supply exceeds demand?
Monthly Use and Stock refer to my countries monthly use and stock, correct?
Also, when I created the corporation "Cocoa Le Creme", did several others also create cocoa corporations? The supply and demand of cocoa shifted stupendously overnight.
| Friday, June 27, 2008 - 07:58 am |
No, massive fluctuations are likely caused by speculators.
Some people play the commodities game--buy low, sell high.
| Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 04:48 am |
Green is surplus and red is shortage.
Monthly use and stock refer to your country.
When you create a corp, click on on the item to be produced - in your case cocoa. Then click on the price. This will show you the price volitility.
Also click on the graph by the surplus/shortage. This will show you the supply volitility.
Also be aware that some corps are hard to make profitable b/c your supplies are all in shortage - meaning you may not be able to make the product at a profit.