| Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 02:11 pm |
I'm experiencing massive shortages across my CEO corporations (the corporations of Money Incorporated). Is anyone else experiencing similar shortages? Could anyone help me diagnose the problem? The supply hasn't stabilised in months, and it's really troubling and bad for profits.
| Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 02:31 pm |
I think many countries across the world are experiencing the same shortages as you its affecting us all. Me too have also been experiencing a lot of shortages, particularly factory maintenance units. I think the root of the problem is that theres far too many companies opening out just recently as ive noticed in the world of all kinds demanding and expecting litually everything from the world or common markets. Ive also noticed a lot of people playing this game more than ever since its free membership can last forever now. If that stopped it could stabilise the market again.
| Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 03:08 pm |
They took off some of the limiters holding things in infinite supply land.
It's why certain commodities that were hovering at shortage values of -3.6B (like air transport as of about August 2795 LU) have taken a swan dive towards -14.7B at the moment (Nov 2796)
They're feeding less in, so shortages have an impact now besides pricing.
Personally, this opens up all sorts of intriguing possibilities.
| Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 03:57 pm |
I'm also getting bitch smacked on supply shortages. I've been placing immediate orders on things to keep my production levels up. Is that the best thing to do, or is it just feeding the problem?
| Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 05:21 pm |
| Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 10:30 pm |
Im catchin this too! looks like the world is changing
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 01:29 am |
Trade strategies won't help, Crafty :P
I had an inkling that there was something wrong in the world market - thanks for clarifying that, guys. I've noticed shortages across the board, but the problem should be easy to solve. All we need to do is build a crapload of corporations :P
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 01:58 am |
Wanna stop the shortages? Don't upgrade your corporations >.<
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 04:04 am |
Kitsune has a point. That would certainly help with the FMU.
Makes no difference with the services and other goodies though.
Right now, i'm seriously eyeing a soybean corp. There's a nice massive shortfall there.
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 08:36 am |
It's not just little LU, all worlds have been hit with shortages. I'm watching WG get grounded down with a massive shortage in Air Transport and Elec.
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 12:17 pm |
Perhaps the GM can tweak FMU corporations.
1) Lower the number of high tech workers requirment for each FMU corporation
2) Increase the number of units produced by FMU corporations.
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 06:50 pm |
Cant see why trade strats wouldnt help. You offer more for a product than the next guy then surely you will get priority on its delivery.
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 06:52 pm |
Damn this is bad...like a simcountry apocalyspe
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 07:01 pm |
@Crafty - not entirely. If I hit "best price" then that means I will pay the lowest price possible out of the offered prices; if the offered prices are 10, 20, 30, I take 10, if the offered prices are 400, 500, 600, I take 600. So it doesn't really matter if I set my trade strats to best price - at least that's my understanding.
Placing an immediate order is the way to get priority on delivery. When you place an immediate order, you say "I'll pay any price as long as you give it to me now!", which usually means you pay a crapload but you get it immediately. As opposed to, say, a trade strat of 30 over the product's worth - in that situation, the immediate order still wins out, and I think best price would also possibly still win (after immediate).
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 07:02 pm |
so will it fix itself or is it time to really take advantage of common markets to fend for yourself....like white darkness said..this does make for sum new possibilities
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 08:31 pm |
Nice job gamemaster! You need to roll back all of your recent shenanigans to fix this game.
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 08:36 pm |
Hardly what I'd call an apocalypse. Just a shake up. There's people already building air transport and airports are actually in demand for once. Who'd have thought?
We'll all eventually sort things out, think different.
And aye, I expect someone with a good CM will find themselves very popular suddenly.
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 10:32 pm |
Been following the different threads about all this stuff, and I have to throw my hat in with WD's opinion of things.
Yeah, things suck for supplies right now. Especially if you're new, because you can't build all the corps you need to supply yourself.
Good incentive to go full and get a CEO. Then you can buy the corps you can't build due to level restrictions.
And I'm sure most of the successful vets have corps that produce darn near everything, and have a strategic supply to carry them through shortage situations.
Another way would be to buy a little of the needed supplies on the world trade when they're hard green and cheap. Then when the market corrects itself you're still good.
I'm not a vet, but I sell my country a little bit of the critical supplies each month so I can weather the occasional shortfall. I've been able to scrape through, AND my wood corp is eating this up! I'm selling at +45 and making a killing. Grab it while I can, it won't last.
Now if the FMU supply fairy would go take a break... 20M per, anyone?
Concluding, the shortages are realism. Over supply leads to corps closing, enough closures leads to under supply leading to new corps opening, etc.
| Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 10:43 pm |
Sorry for the doubler. Had one more thing to toss in.
If you keep a strategic supply of a bunch of different things, even if your corps don't use them, you can make big bucks selling them in short markets. Example, back a couple game years ago I picked up 25 mil units of fruit juice at 160, and a few months ago unloaded them for 333 (market+45), effectively doubling my money.
| Monday, June 6, 2011 - 10:36 pm |
Accordian. Thanks. But immediate, best price, 10 under, 10 over, whatever, are 'trade strategies'
| Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 01:58 am |
Touche - although immediate is something placed onto a direct order rather than a constant corp trade strat.
| Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 06:00 am |
The end is near!
| Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 03:08 pm |
Maybe that preacher was actually talking about LU.