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Hostile bidding

Topics: Little Upsilon: Hostile bidding


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 11:51 pm Click here to edit this post
Hello all,

In the past 5 days two players have made bids on some of my enterprise controlled corporations, so I thought I'd mention it and remind players not to do this as its very annoying and, if game etiquette is as i understand, can result in boycotts if players persisted to bid hostility.

The players in question are "kevin1" of "The Dutch Rule" enterprise and "Skyler Denver" of the country "XXX". I have message them both explaining this to them and telling them not to do this. If they hostile bid in the future I'll back action against them, however they may not have understood what they were doing.

Could some of the game vets clarify the general communities position on hostile bidding and could players please avoid hostile bidding.

Kind regards,


Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 01:40 am Click here to edit this post
Hostile bids are tricky. I understand that you feel cheated after spending time and effort to develop your corps. But the odds are that they're paying you much more than the corps are worth.

Fully upgraded corps usually aren't worth more than 150-175 billion. That's the cost of the initial production plants, upgrades, supplies, and cash. If they're profitable and well-managed, their market value is probably 200 billion+.

But hostile bidders pay a premium on top of the market value. From the Game News:
"At market value under 200B, the purchase price will be increased by 50B. At a market price of 200B to 400B, the premium will be 100B and above 400B in market value, the premium will be 200B."
This means you're probably making a big profit by selling those corps against your will. If the bids give you a good profit, you could consider yourself lucky. But if the corps had a low market value, maybe you're being ripped off.

Either way, you would be justified in retaliating against the hostile bidder. But it's worth remembering that war is a business, and you might consider calculating whether military action would be cost-effective. Even so, launching some sneak attacks against the hostile bidders (if you and they have countries) could be very enjoyable.

If you prefer the diplomatic route, a boycott against hostile bidders also is justified.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 02:18 am Click here to edit this post
Don't bother with a boycott. Just attack if you really want action. Heck, I might join in just for fun.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 03:43 am Click here to edit this post
I'm going to save you King T... ooh yeah... let me save YOU man :)


Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 04:32 pm Click here to edit this post
On the other hand, hostile takeovers are possibly the only option a CEO has for playing rogue. Game features exist so they can be used, right? A CEO can profit by making hostile bids on undervalued corps. So if a rogue CEO can handle the blowback, it could be a good strategy.

Maybe we should be grateful when hostile bidders try to spice things up around here.

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