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A standing offer for population exchanges

Topics: Little Upsilon: A standing offer for population exchanges

Tim_Mankins

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 09:19 am Click here to edit this post
My country, "The Republic of Kochatka", has a robust education system which produces more than enough skilled professionals, but I'm looking to grow my country's population. As a part of my population growth program, I'm offering to trade small numbers of more skilled workers/professionals to players who urgently need them, in exchange for larger numbers of less skilled workers/professionals in order to help grow my population. Send any and all offers of worker exchanges to my country in game. Feel free to offer or request whatever types of workers or professionals you wish. So long as the total number of workers or professionals offered is greater than the total number requested, I'll probably accept. I know most players will be reluctant to take me up on this offer because they will lose population this way, but I'm hoping that if someone is caught in a pinch and needs skilled professionals quickly, they'll take this offer. I intend to make this a long-term policy to help accelerate population growth, even if the effect is only minor. Consequently, unless and until I post otherwise, you may assume that this offer stands.

blah Blah

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 09:25 pm Click here to edit this post
Hello,

Welcome to the game and to this forum. It's always nice to see new and active players. Please don't get me wrong for what I'm about to say but your current plan can't sustain itself. Your economy is not yet strong enough.
If you take away your beginners boost your total income is 9B and this includes a 100% profit transfer from your corps.
Of these 9B you are spending just under 2B on education
Just under 2B on health.
1.4B on social security's and another 1B on some other smaller things.

When you add those things up you are spending 6.4B per month just to keep things running.

That leaves you with 2.6B per month to invest and grow with. You hardly have an army so I'm assuming you don't want to play the war game.

If I may give some advice.

Try to get your corporations running properly first. Most of your corps are in average/bad shape because of the great depression which is now hitting little upsilon.
Since you still have your beginners boost it might be profitable to take them all down and rebuild them in a more self sustaining way. Even if that means building more low tech corps. A low tech corp that is producing materials is worth a lot more then a high tech corp which is producing nothing.

It might also be smart to lower your tax percentage by a lot. 30% is more then enough. You should be grateful for having ceo controlled corps at your level. I donât think you have any back to work schools or special clinics yet and you need ceo corps for those. Hint: get them
Profit contributions of 100% are not good unless you know exactly what you are doing. Your corporations need to grow so they need money to buy upgrades. Please lower this by a lot or they will not be able to grow at all.

At your current level you don't need such a high social security payment setting. You can easily drop it by 20 points.

The same can be said for your education. You can easily drop it by 50 points. This will free up quite a lot of money.
Try to set aside all the income boosts you're receiving right now. Offer it in loans of 120months. It will give you a nice little extra boost in income.

All in all this is not a game where you can grow fast. This game simply isn't designed that way. Is that a bad thing? No not at all. Because size doesn't matter that much. Somebody with just over 15million pop can still become nr 1 in the ranking. As a matter of fact most of the high scoring players are single country players. You'll learn why eventually.
Try to enjoy the ride, grow, invest, make a mistake and laugh about it.

Things can get pretty hectic at times but if you stick to your own plan and just maintain a cool head things will work out.

These are just a few minor tips. If you have any questions feel free to in game message me. My country is called: the land of me

Tim_Mankins

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:00 am Click here to edit this post
@ blah Blah:

Thanks but I'm not in any way a new player. I've been playing off and on for years as a free player, intermittently opening an account, playing for some time and developing a country as much as possible for a free player, and then closing the account again when I got tired of the restrictions on free players. I certainly don't know everything about the game, but I actually know much more than you think. I don't want to take the time to explain now, but I have good reasons for running my country the way I'm running it. Anyway, my offer will stand until further notice.

blah Blah

Friday, July 4, 2014 - 01:19 am Click here to edit this post
I wish you all the best in the game as we can always use new blood and I'm definintly interrested to see how things will develop in your country.

Good luck and happy gaming!

blah Blah

Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 12:55 am Click here to edit this post
I find if fascenating to follow a country that's not my own. I'm very curious to see if you can make it with your current policy.

If you are going to make it I will revise my own template for my new countries.

Keep it up!


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