| Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 05:59 am |
I may be getting ahead of myself, as I just reached Level 2. But I did that basically without using GCs and learning the game. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I see how to use the coin bonuses from one level to reach the next fairly quickly, up through Level 5 and probably Level 6.
Once reaching Level 6, is the Education Index a problem? I'd think with that many universities you'd constantly need to reassign professionals to be workers or to sell professionals to newer countries in exchange for a greater number of workers. In other words, the required Education Index of 160 is actually requiring over-education as far as the economy is concerned.
For Level 7, the 94% employment requirement seems the only real tough one. I guess with some finicking, it could be achieved temporarily. But if unemployment goes up later do you lose the level and the 10GC/month stipend? Similarly, if you give up some of the five countries, do you lose the stipend?
And what about that second Enterprise you're supposed to own? Is there really any effect of having your corps under 2 CEOs instead of 1?
| Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 10:56 am |
I can answer part of this. The Education Index may result in you reassigning excessive numbers of professionals, but I believe if you reduce your education priorities to total under 120, you educate fewer people to that level and get more workers.
The employment level requirement is much easier to achieve with higher populations. With a population of, say, 8 million, 90% employment does not leave enough unemployed to fully staff an extra corporation. With a population over, say, 30 million, 90% employment will still leave you with enough unemployed to fully staff extra corps to increase your employment rate.
Above Level 7, the Development Index is the deciding factor. I am not sure if anyone has managed to reach levels 8 and above (correct me please), but the constituents of the Development Index aren't known making it harder to increase it.
| Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 11:04 am |
I think it was stated by the W3C that the Development Index hasn't been implemented yet, making Levels 8 and above impossible for now.
That's why I'm wondering if giving up the extra countries costs you the stipend. If I was going for 8 and above, I'd still need the extras. But as is, I don't know if I'll think they're worth the trouble of maintaining.
| Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 11:15 am |
I wouldn't have thought you'd lose the stipend (you don't have to pay back the GCs of earlier levels if you drop down), but I'll wait for others who have reached those levels to verify it.
I would still think it worth holding on to the extra countries. By that point, they should be turning a very healthy profit which you can turn into GCs to extend your membership until you next need to pay: the number of GCs you get when you pay your 12 or 18 month membership is not enough to pay the registration for your empire and enterprise for that period (1 GC per empire/enterprise per day).
| Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 01:23 pm |
Higher education indexes are kind of required if you have a large number of back to work schools and special clinics.
If your a good bureaucrat and manage even the smallest of employment imbalances then you can achieve high employment levels. Your biggest problem will probably be worker levels, as you have less control over their numbers.
Also I think it is impossible to go above levels that require development index. But because you requires a very large empire that has good indexes and population, I doubt many people will find out.