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Whats with all the shortages?? (Little Upsilon)

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Clarisse (Little Upsilon)

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 01:51 pm Click here to edit this post
Hi, I'm not sure if I'm missing something here like is there a tree roadmap or something as I seem to be going around in circles. it's really frustrating I am almost about to quit.

I build something, theres a shortage. I build that supply it's short of, then this corp experience a shortage. I try to build again and this 3rd corp experience a shortage also and can't sell.

I even tried making a ceo. So for example I build a computer then it has shortage of software and electric, so cannot sell. so i try to build those 2, but in turn it lacks hi-tech services, fmu, news, etc so after that i try to build each of those per month and then each one has shortages of its own.

it's a never ending cycle >_<

Crafty (Kebir Blue)

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 04:29 pm Click here to edit this post
Well, Clarisse - have the lambs stopped screaming?


Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 11:43 pm Click here to edit this post
Try turning off help from the game under automatic settings, and that might help

RagingPencil (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 02:09 pm Click here to edit this post
What are your buying strategies?


Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 08:54 am Click here to edit this post
Clarise, it's shortages arent due to your corporations, they purchase there materials from the world market. if they don't order it within 4 months, then they switch to immediate orders. you in most situations, the corporations will order most of the things on its own. most things that are vital, are yes usually in shortage, hence why we have corporations to continue building. if we always had everything we needed, why would we even need corps at all? if that makes sense. It's all Supply and Demand, for instance, Oil and FMU are always in shortage (that makes them good corporations to own, never having to worry about (or rarely) worry about a surplus, meaning you can sell them at a much higher price because of the demand for them.

Easier way said: set ordering for corps wualities of products to 120, and buy to 8% over market value (put an 8 in the box) and increase 10 (put a 10 in the box) :)

Then if they are in shortages, it isnt just use, all corps requiring that item are in shortage, but one way or another they'll usually be fine on their on, focus more on your empires education/health and leveling then build more corps. Also @Keto, the auto settings really hurt people in the long run. I agree with him.

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