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Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 04:49 pm Click here to edit this post
Two of my corporations that were running a deficit, have been closed down by the game.

I was just in the process of doing a turn around and profit was on the rise so I'm really annoyed.

I looked through the automation seetings, but did not find anything about closing corporations. Where is this set?


Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 10:17 pm Click here to edit this post
Corps close automatically when they have somewhere between 50b and 80b in debt.

That's not too much debt, and corps with that debt shouldn't be forced into bankruptcy. But that's the programming. The settings are not involved.

The only option is to prevent a corp from getting that much debt.


Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 10:38 pm Click here to edit this post
They didn't have any debt at all.

Game says they had too low utilization and were running a negative profit.

It's debatable IMO. utilization was 37% and rising. Profit was -0.07 or there abouts. Not a big deal.

Can't this shite be turned off somehow?


Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 11:22 pm Click here to edit this post
But why did they have only 37% utilisation? Not enough workers? bad settings? So really either you had too many corps for your population, not enough education for hi level workers or you need to rethink your starts. Sounds like the game is doing you a favour in the long run. Just dont worry too much about the trivial things, focus on the whole.

Haha, there I go again...


Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 12:13 am Click here to edit this post
Each corp has settings for production level and hiring level. You can set those levels from 10% to 100%. Or you can set them to automatic.

If the settings for production level and/or hiring level were on automatic, perhaps the automation decided your corps weren't worth keeping open. That's just a theory.


Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 08:03 am Click here to edit this post
If your hiring and production drops sharply, the auto setting will close the corps because it sees that corp as a money pit and will cost the state more money then it's worth keeping open. Thus you need to make sure you have enough people to fully staff the corps before opening new ones this includes trained workers. I ran into this problem and had 3 or 4 corps close on me because i did not have enough skilled workers to keep production up.


Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 04:06 pm Click here to edit this post
Now I'm having a serious dip in the hiring level again. For ONE company only. It's down to 23% while every other company has 95-100 hiring. Salaries are the same in all of them and there is no shortage of any people. The company doesn't even run a deficit.

What on earth could be wrong?


Monday, September 24, 2012 - 04:12 pm Click here to edit this post
State corp or CEO?

If it's state you should double check its not set to auto hiring and production. Check the corp > manage > hiring & production page. I believe the game will reduce production, hence hiring, if the market demand is poor in an attempt to keep it from losing too much by making too much product, if you have it set to auto.

Also, check the settings in your country automation pages as these apply to any new corps you may start.

It does seem to pick on one corp initially to reduce hiring, I've never narrowed it down to any particular type of corp but it normally is one of the better ones, lol.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 08:39 am Click here to edit this post
I've never seen a corp shut down without 120B of debt and they had to be losing money. But state corps don't accumulate debt the country bails them out. Chances are you may not realize how much money that corp really drained you of. I know I haven't had this problem since shortly after I stated though. And once in a c3 I conquered it was actually kind of peculiar


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:44 am Click here to edit this post
No, production and hiring is and was set to manual (100). None of my companies ever had debt, so that's not it.

Two days ago, the game closed an oil company that was even running a profit and had around 50% hiring.

Today all my state companies in the leader, except one, is running a profit. I'd be damned if the game continues to close down corporations!

Hopefully it'll quit medling from tomorrow, which marks the 2 weeks from my beginning.

Btw.: I can't find out how to turn off the tip pop-up that the game shows upon log-in. I know I've seen it somewhere, but it's not under settings.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:14 pm Click here to edit this post
Its under the country automation page, top item I think.

You must have worker shortages, there is no other reason for less than 100% hiring. Check the history graphs. Its very important to have 100 hiring, but saying that, you can use one or two corps at very low salaries to lower the salary average so lower govt. salaries, and these will absorb the worker losses first too.

Ongoing upgrades can cause unexpected shortages, plan for them.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 04:04 pm Click here to edit this post
Yes, I have occassional shortages. But where's the logic in closing a whole corporation just because hiring goes to 50% for a few months? The corporation still produces about the same level of profit/loss as with 100 production.

'Receive advice at log-in' is allready unchecked. So why do I get those pop-ups?

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