| Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 11:51 am |
1. Some weapon corporations and weapon maintenance corporations have shed some manpower. They use a smaller number of workers.
This will free more workers for other corporations. In the past we made corporations to be huge. One of the reasons was that the number of corporations in a world had to be limited or processing them each game month and the trading of their products could overwhelm servers capacities.
In the meantime, servers have been replaced and new servers can handle some more load. The changes are not very large but we will in the future continue to make some corporations use smaller number of workers and make it possible for countries to have more profitable corporations with the same numbers of the population in the country.
2. Diversifying the use of raw materials.
Some corporations use more raw materials of products that were added to Simcountry recently like carbon, electric motors, displays, and some metals. At the same time, they use a slightly smaller quantities of other raw materials. The changes are small and will continue, the profitability of corporations is never harmed.
3. Increased "own responsibility"
There are always requests for less interventions by the gamemaster in the world markets. These interventions have never been significant and took place when markets where entering a "danger zone" that could lead to a breakdown.
We have made some more small changes to delay such interventions and we allow product pricing to go higher or lower as a result of shortages or overproduction. There are more opportunities in the markets and some corporations can create very large profits. We will continue such changes as long as the markets are not showing wide range unsustainable shortages.
June 8, 2016
4. More Pricing Flexibility
Some product pricing can now fluctuate more widely, allowing corporations to become more profitable if the products are in short supply. It will also drive them lower if the product they produce is in oversupply for a long time.
The changes are implemented, mainly for products that are more complex, and are not available on all worlds. The changes will continue and make such products more attractive to produce.
5. Using New raw materials in corporations
We have made changes to some products. The production process in some types of corporations is extended and more raw materials are used. For example, glass was hardly used and is now part of the production process in several more types of corporations. Also the used of recently added new products is increased. Their use was very low to start with because of the small number of corporations producing them, they were hardly available. With many more corporations available now, the use is somewhat increased.
These changes do not influence the profitability of these corporations.
| Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 09:20 pm |
| Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 01:41 pm |
Number 1 and 2 are the best ones in my opinion, although number 4 is a good one too.
| Friday, July 8, 2016 - 03:36 pm |
Changes were not large.
We made more such changes this week and will continue to do so.
You will see the number of unemployed workers increasing in some cases. This is caused by such reductions.