| Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:39 pm |
Currently, a few of my corporations have selling problems. Its just that too much supply is flowing in to the market. Well, its not really a surprise at first look but then, I look a lot of products and I saw that last August 3717 (that was June 19 late afternoon GMT +2) a massive wave of supplies flooded the market. For example, aircraft fuel supplies jumped from a feeble 375 M tons of fuel per month to a whopping 3 billion tons. However, I do know that instead of hundreds of corporations opening at the same time, rather it is a single dump of stocks from someone, probably with the intent to sell a massive amount of their own asset (or just a prank), which in turn flooded the market with a massive supply.
(Rather than complain, I am quite fascinated at this action because, actually it resembles a real market where one country or enterprise dumps an insane amount of supplies to the world market, giving all competitors the option to drop down their price, shed off some workers, or close the factories all together. As for me, I bought all of my corporation's stocks to soften the impact the oversupply has to my corps, but I know this is not sustainable - and soon, I might be forced to shed down some workers, lower salaries and lower down my price.)
I do want to ask this too - I know this is not a fluke. Who do you think did this? A player or the gamemaster?
| Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 07:42 pm |
A player did it. I believe it was Supersoldier. Whoever it was sold off not only aircraft fuel but also aircraft maintenance, military supplies, and factory maintenance. No biggie. The surplus on the market in those products will be temporary. Some corps will close and robust consumption on the world will eventually push these products back into shortage and the price will recover.
This is not an unusual thing. As a producer of products, it is best to focus production on things that are the most difficult to interrupt in this way. Currently, products like services, household products, and chemicals are in very deep shortage and require the most corps to make a dent in the world market situation. This characteristic is the most important factor I consider when choosing which product to produce in new corps.
| Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 07:55 pm |
Atleast the market is alive. If it was the Gamemaster, it would be rather boring because the players are not doing it. What corporations Aries do you think is the best for profit accumulation?
| Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 08:07 pm |
You can do well making any product that is consistently in world shortage. I identified three types I am currently building with some others being a few Building Materials, Books and Newspapers, Electronic Components, and Computers corps. All these types are pretty good bets right now.
Household Products and Services, in particular, are the two products that have been in deep shortage recently. With Services, I believe they have been in shortage to the point where GM controls have added that product to the market. I believe that when this happens, the necessary supplies that would normally be required to produce this quantity of Services is not consumed. I believe the overall market situation on LU is improved when player corps produce this product rather than being artificially added by the GM.
| Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 03:10 pm |
Thank you Aries... I'll take a note on this suggestion of yours.
| Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 02:05 am |
I just picked up the surplus aircraft fuel, military supplies, and factory maintenance. Prices should be returning to normal on those items. Another player picked up the airforce maintenance. These are the types of things that happen often on the market. If you have the buying power and time it right, you can pick up some deals.
| Friday, July 29, 2016 - 07:25 pm |
The gamemaster never floods the markets.
Our interventions are meant to prevent large scale shutdown of corporations that experience a long term shortage and are not receiving any supplies for a long time.
These (automatic) interventions are small, and never create a surplus at all.
It could get to about 10% of the shortage, hardly a quantity that can change the market "logic".
| Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 08:02 am |
That's good to know!