| Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:35 pm |
seems many of my corps even in high shortage industries like oil and services like to huddle just under 600B value required for IPO... any tips on how to give the value an extra boost... my taxes are zero and I'm working on improving my welfare a bit more... anything else?
| Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 04:33 pm |
How is your welfare index?
in the country and in the corporations?
increasing it will boost production in the corporations and increase their profit.
This in turn, will increase the market value.
| Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 05:15 pm |
my welfare index is 125 and taxes are still zero.... my corps MV is hovering beneath 500 billion.... MVs were increasing across the board but there was an inexplicable decline in production for services corps so i expect that to slow
| Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:08 pm |
tax and profit sharing can lower the market value, if you lower either, it can raise your MV enough to IPO then return to your normal numbers
MV is based on net profit, anything that would increase that, will increase your market value, if tax and profit sharing are already low, you'll need to figure out how to squeeze more profit out of you corps, maybe lowering salaries, or raising supply quality (not to much,) possibly even try new trade strategies?
| Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:12 pm |
if your on FB or LU look at my CEOs, do a search for "Thursday," with my standard settings, i'm able to do allot of IPOing
| Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 05:07 am |
Profit sharing and taxes are 0 I'm gonna boost my welfare abit more but I'm at the point of reduced returns... What do you recommend for salaries?
| Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 05:08 am |
Mine were at 300 but I lowered them to 250 without any change then I bumped them back up to 275
| Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 05:42 pm |
600B seems too high these days as the value of money increased.
we have reduced to 550B for now and will keep watching it.
| Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:02 pm |
for salaries, 300 works fine in my CEO, i only run sals that high in my CEO to compete for workers, i run them much lower in my countries, my main i run 200, and the rest i run 100-120. maybe 150
i would assume your doing the auto-upgrades for quality?
for trade strats,
Sale Strategy Best Price
Buying Strategy Start at 101% of the market price and increase by 3% every month that the product is not delivered.
and for supply quality, i use 220 for my ceo, 200-210 for my countries
seriously, as long as the product is in the red, its pretty certain that i'll be able to IPO it once it matures enough
| Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:20 pm |
for you salaries, if your talking state corps, make sure to run your gov sals at 75%+1 of your state corps, as a min
thats, 300 corp sals would mean a min of 226 gov sals
how ever, i don't really recommend that, thats what you need to prevent your teachers and doctors from leaving their jobs for a better life. what i actually recommend is running your gov and state corps at the same, because of how your pop pays you for supplies like cars, and food, it works better to keep the sals even
higher the salaries, the higher the countries running costs, in health, education, and military, running lower salaries will reduce your welfare some what, but the savings in cost can largely counter that, especially if you have a sizable military
running higher sals increases welfare, as a 2 for one bonus, it increases the country welfare, and on top of that, the corp welfare, it also increase income tax, and pop pay-in the the new and improved IF system, which is significantly better than what it was
so their is good and bad both ways, just what you want out of your country
sorry for the tanget
| Friday, October 10, 2014 - 03:46 am |
sweet thanks andy
all my corps are fully upgraded and yes i have them on auto
I've always ran my gov salaries at the lowest possible and never had any problems with worker shortages
i raised salaries again to 300 just so my corp production isn't stunted even though I'm raising welfare
looks like services is in the green for the first time ever so that might be affecting my values but the price is still high
thanks for the help guys
| Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 09:02 pm |
so what exactly is the point of diminishing returns in terms of salaries when you are running a 130 welfare country
| Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:30 pm |
yeah my trade strategies were all messed up and my values are skyrocketing thanks to your recommendations orbiter.... i never really understood how that function was supposed to be operated
| Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:57 pm |
well, i had 137 welfare, with 200 sals, i raised my salaries the other day to 300 to XP with the new IF pay outs, and pop supplies, you know, try new things, some times they cost more than they are worth, but you'll never figure things out if you don't
right now my welfare is dropping, but thats because i'm replacing 77 corps in my country, my unemployment has drop 8-10 points, thats gonna kill my welfare for a while, but it'll come back, you know, its a long term game
and a last word about country welfare, check your supply quality under "business and trade," that can add allot to your country welfare, using your country trade strat, under the trade menu, you can improve your welfare by buying HQ good for your pop
if you even out your gov and corp salaries, the pop ends up paying for 95-98% of the costs, if not, then your country general fund will end up paying allot
| Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:01 pm |
as far as salaries go, raising them does raise your production, but you have to weigh that against higher costs, higher production uses more supplies, not a big deal, i know, but by reducing salary costs, and monthly supplies, but have a very solid country welfare, with your health, education, transportation and social security, all at 120, with max q country supplies, you'll still have a very high base production for your corps, with a lower salary, increasing profits, while if your gov and state corp salaries remain even, and low, you'll further reduce cost, more than the lost production
main thing i'd try to impress on you, try experimenting
| Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:06 pm |
You say buy the highest quality supplies? Is this only for pop or for pop and corps? I recall Andy saying the optimum quality for pop consumption supplies was 190 or something
| Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:07 pm |
my consumption q for pop was in the 280s, with my countries indexes at the 120 mark, and 200 sals, i had 136-137 country welfare
also, keep in mind some things have a secondary expense, if you buy HQ military services, it will also increase your monthly military upkeep costs, same basic effect for medical supplies and the like, so you might want to find a happy middle ground that you can afford
| Friday, October 17, 2014 - 02:33 am |
Goddammit is there a way to sell shares directly To my CEO I was almost done transferring 51% ownership to my CEO but went to eat dinner and now all these IFs have ordered shares and I only want to sell to my CEO
| Friday, October 17, 2014 - 02:47 am |
You should wait till the middle of the month before you ipo. That way you'll avoid the IF's buying up your shares.
| Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:07 am |
what lucky said is true, once its already happened, well, i guess you'll just have to place orders and wait
| Friday, October 17, 2014 - 02:58 pm |
| Friday, October 17, 2014 - 05:31 pm |
Try bidding top $ for the shares you want, sometimes it works. Tank production for a while if you really need them.
| Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm |
yea, i wasn't gonna say that, in the real world, as a CEO, if you hose profits to lower share price, so you can buy cheap shares, you'd go to jail
| Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 05:13 pm |
SimCo Maximum Security Country Club.
| Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:08 pm |
Well in my country it's dog eat dog capitalism so fuck it
| Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:25 pm |
Jonny, its obviously a bug, but i'm curious if things will change with the new IF features, in a year, their will be half the funds out their, so IFs just might hold on to their shares, who knows?
Not to mention, in the real world, a CEO, (just like every one else,) can build a reputation for being good, or bad, which can effect price, if something like that was implemented in SC, it would devastate some share portfolios
i do know that we should find new MOs for IPOs and managing shares