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Nations Needing Aid Apply Here

Topics: Little Upsilon: Nations Needing Aid Apply Here

Jay Booker

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:59 pm Click here to edit this post
For new nations or nations under 2trillion in net profit trying there best to grow and need assistance please apply here. I'm trying to reach out and help LU.

Sincerely,Your Security Council Member
Jaybooker

Letsie

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 08:56 pm Click here to edit this post
I would love a few trillion of aid in order to grow my country :)

Jay Booker

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 12:22 am Click here to edit this post
Whats the name of your nation?

russianruk

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 04:14 am Click here to edit this post
I have no idea why but my country is leaking money and its in a critical condition, 1.07 to be specific. Ive traced it down too spending. I keep on setting it too 3 months low water mark too 7 months order quantity(the max it will even let me) but it switches it back. Any aid would be appreciated!

Letsie

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 05:53 am Click here to edit this post
My country name is lets dance :)

@ Russianruk

It sounds like you need help with running your country instead of getting money try fixing your economy first.

Jay Booker

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 06:24 am Click here to edit this post
Russianruk what time zone do you live in and what times are you normally on?

Letsie

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 04:40 pm Click here to edit this post
Russainruk

What is your country name? Pherhaps I can give you some pointers.

Karr

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 07:53 pm Click here to edit this post
I may need a boost after this bankruptcy rubbish. Ouch.

Jay Booker

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 04:29 am Click here to edit this post
Karr whats the name of your nation

Lola

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 08:26 pm Click here to edit this post
Who's on First Base?

Karr

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:36 am Click here to edit this post
"Roost", but I'm good now. Got it all sorted out. Thanks for the offer, though.

russianruk

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 08:32 am Click here to edit this post
ive been running my country successfully for over a year.. im not new here. with that said I am open to anything that will help solve this. My time zone is pacific. the country is The Republic of Cloudy

Letsie

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 08:13 pm Click here to edit this post
Hello Russianruk,

I've taken a look at your country and I noticed a few things. Here are a few pointers:

1. Up your social security to at least 70%
2. get rid of all of your national industries and get good profitable ones for them instead. CEO corps are the best if you can get them but at least get rid of the national industries. They are the worst you can have so keep their numbers low.
3. get rid of all of your defensive army units. You are under protection and don't need them so don't waste money on them
4. Lower the quality of goods orderd for your country to 120 (if you have already done this sorry for the comment)
5. Make sure every corp has 100% hiring. You'll make more money with 10% unemployment and 121% functioning corps then with 1% unemployment and 101% functioning corps.
6. Lower your taxes and raise your profit share. Something in the area of 20-60.

What will these things do?

In the short run it will cost you billions. Hundreds of billions. In the long run the better corps will generate more cash. Because of the higher social security setting your efficiency will rise and you will get more welfare (and more cash)

With your population you should be making an easy 25B per month. I hope that with this advice you'll get there :)


Good luck and happy gaming!

Madoff

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:25 am Click here to edit this post
The Republic of Cloudy is doing well. Hitting the country with a wrecking ball by closing corps would be a waste of investments. Instead, it's better to make the corps more profitable by increasing their product quality.

1. A higher supply quality would provide a higher product quality. The goal is a product quality of at least 270.

2. The state and national corps could achieve a higher product quality as public corps. If I'm not mistaken, the maximum product quality is 296 for public country corps.

3. The country would earn even more by selling public country corps to CEOs. Then their product quality can go up to 330. More importantly, the country would earn resource payments from the CEOs. Those payments tend to be higher than what the country would earn as profits if it kept those corps as state or national corps.

Regarding IPOs, it helps to lower the profit transfer to zero. That will increase the market value of the corps faster.

When creating corps, something to consider are salaries. Corps that require lots of engineers have a high payroll. That provides high tax income.

Letsie

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 08:06 am Click here to edit this post
This is the beauty of this game. Two people look at the same country and both see something different.

Madoff has a few good points on which I would like to comment.

First your 2 point. I have ceo's and countries and I've read the game 'rules' and I can't find nor see where you got the idea from that state and national corps can achieve a higher quality of products then a ceo. Could you please explain this to me?
The quality of the corps of my ceo's is a lot higher then that of my country corps. And my public ceo's get an even higher quality.

Point 1.
You're right that in the long term higher supllies for corperations means that they will produce better products. but most of his corps simply can't afford getting better quality goods without some serious investments and i'm not sure that those are worth it.

point 3.
You're right, that would earn him more cash. The problem is finding CEO's willing to invest that much money in a country with a much lower welfare index then a C3. At this moment in time a ceo would be better off building in a C3 then in his country and that's not a good sign.

About IPO'ing
Ipo'ing is the way to go. That's true. But most of his corperations are not exaclty the easiest to IPO. 6 of his corperations (10% of his total) have really low productivity and hiring.

At least 1/4 to 1/2 of his corperations are corps that are not exactly the most profitable ones especially not for a country which makes IPO'nig them even harder.

He can't lower his taxes/profit sharing to much because then he wouldn't earn any money which means that IPO'ing is even harder.

Those are the reasons why I said that it might be wise to just tear down some corps and get more profitable ones. Let the ceo's/comp/empires get the corps that produce little to no profit but have a lot of strategic value. When you're a 1 man country I believe it's best to focus on the money.

Iâm really interested in how you are going to develop your country from here on.

C- ya around Russianruk

Madoff

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 03:42 pm Click here to edit this post
Regarding point 1, I disagree with your view that the corps cannot afford higher quality supplies. Improving the supply quality of the corps is a cost-effective way to improve product quality. The foundation of the corps' mechanics is that higher quality products are usually more profitable.

Regarding point 2, I never said
"that state and national corps can achieve a higher quality of products then a ceo."

Nor did I suggest that IPOs are easy. Nor that he can IPO all of his state and national corps immediately.

My advice is that he focus on improving product quality. That is a step-by-step process. The final step is CEO ownership of the corps that have had an IPO. No, I didn't explain every excruciating detail of an IPO.

I trust that russianruk is smart enough to figure out some of the details about improving pre-IPO profitability. Yes, that includes achieving high production and hiring. Yes, that includes improving the welfare index.

LU has public corps for almost all of the industries for which The Republic of Cloudy has corps. Pessimism about doing IPOs is unjustified.

On the other hand, your advice is that he "get rid of the national industries." His country already has a profitable economy. Telling him to destroy a bunch of his corps is like telling him to get his country nuked repeatedly. Your advice would have him trash a massive amount of existing upgrades and trillions worth of market value.


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