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Help (Little Upsilon)

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mulljohn (Little Upsilon)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 04:36 pm Click here to edit this post
In my enterprise when I check my financial statement it always is showing that I am transferring cash to my corporations, and I would like to know which ones that are getting the cash. So instead of going through each corporation and trying to find which ones got the cash, is there a way to check? Also, is there a way to turn off the automatic cash injections?

Psycho_Honey (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 05:18 pm Click here to edit this post
Unfortunately no way to undo that. W3C made this change a while back. What is annoying is that failing corps won't fold down and close if they are performing poorly. This will in turn suck a bunch of money from your enterprise.

The only solution is to go into your corps, check one by one to see if they are turning a profit year over year and if not, close them, especially the corps losing more than 2 Billion per game year. Start with any weapons corps you have, most likely they are the ones getting the cash.

CorporatePartner (Little Upsilon)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 07:09 pm Click here to edit this post
wow...totally un-necessary, un-needed, and un-warranted...whom is the CEO and whom is not?

Open Sesame (Little Upsilon)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 07:25 pm Click here to edit this post
On whom's authority?

Crafty (Kebir Blue)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 08:06 pm Click here to edit this post
If the CEO didn't inject cash, the corp would take out loans instead wouldn't it? In a way its saving you the loan interest. But on the whole I agree that I would rather have the control of that than be forced into things. Like quite a few things around here currently.

mulljohn (Little Upsilon)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 08:32 pm Click here to edit this post
That's true, but at least when you check the profit, cash, and debt you can see the loan amount that the corporation received without having to go to that corporation site

Psycho_Honey (Little Upsilon)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 09:02 pm Click here to edit this post
Personally, I'd rather the corp take the loans and fold. A lot of money is wasted by the game automatically transferring money to failing corps. Its hard to look at each individual corp regularly to make sure they aren't losing money. So odds are you may not ever catch wind of a failing corp. Those nice warning signs by your corps will let you know something is wrong and needs fixing. You don't see many of those anymore becuase as soon as the game transfers cash, everything appears normal.

Then if you chose to close it you could close it or inject cash if you think the slump is temporary.

To me this is just a money suck mechanism.

mulljohn (Little Upsilon)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 09:08 pm Click here to edit this post
I agree Psycho Honey

Crafty (Little Upsilon)

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 10:01 pm Click here to edit this post
One of my most frequently viewed pages is the profit/loss/loans page.
I see a minus sign, I check the graph, I see a low cash figure, I check the graph. A quick way to catch most failing corps but maybe not 100% reliable.

Dustin Chronicals

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:19 am Click here to edit this post
Figured I should just use this topic rather then making another since the title suits the content and the original topic has already been covered.

I noticed that all of my construction corporations in my CEO are losing profit, however I haven't changed anything with the trade strategies which were previously gaining profit just a few months ago. The market situation has been consistent with a massive shortage and my hiring / production have remained 100%. What could be causing them to inexplicably start losing profit?

Also my high tech service corporations are turning over -2B each, although this one can be explained by the substantial surplus in the market, I was wondering if there's anything I could do with the trade strategies to cut the losses without closing them, as I can't justify closing corporations every time there's a surplus in their market.

Crafty (Kebir Blue)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 02:17 pm Click here to edit this post
Couple of ideas:
Salaries? keep them low (200 - 300), look at the monthly salary graph, is it rising?

You might be trying a too aggressive selling strategy, if you're going for lower salaries keep your selling modest, 25/8 maybe for construction.

Could be declining welfare in the countries your corps are located in, check each corps monthly production numbers to see if this is declining.

You've probably checked already but when you say construction is consistently in the red check the market price graph and be sure the market price is staying about the same.
(All these opinions of mine assume the corps are fully upgraded, and quality produced/bought has remained constant.)

Dustin Chronicals (Little Upsilon)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 07:19 pm Click here to edit this post
Hmmm, Salaries are all 300, welfares are 91-99 and static. corps are all fully upgraded, so I'll try changing the trade strategies and see if it helps any, I suppose I'm just confused as to why a trade strategy that was working great previously is no longer working under the same conditions.

Crafty (Little Upsilon)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 10:50 pm Click here to edit this post
Hmm, must be the market at work, I note a good drop in demand coupled with a rise in the number of construction corps on LU a few game months back.

It'll turn around, things are pretty cyclical at SC.

Linebacker Six

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 07:05 am Click here to edit this post
Base Pricing has been undergoing significant changes across a wide variety of products lately.

Avoid major decisions until this tinkering rash passes.

Dustin Chronicals (Little Upsilon)

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 03:51 am Click here to edit this post
I've had at least 3 corporations I've kept despite over 3 game years of negative performance just to experiment with trade strategies on them. They all run fully upgraded with over 100 welfare, one of them has experienced surplus's the other two have had a consistent shortage in their market. After all this time and several trade strategies each given up to 6 game months to take effect, all 3 are still running with a persistent negative performance.

The most odd part of all is that some of them (as is the case with my cable company) are running negatively while other corporations of the exact same type in my enterprise, with even less welfare for that matter, are running a good profit. Why would one cable company do so poorly while another does great, even when both use the same trade strategy? especially when the one that isn't running well has higher welfare... I'm inclined to believe that some corporations are just destined to do poorly no matter what.

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