| Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 08:09 pm |
Is there any trick to preventing the negative spike in Q or E levels when an upgrade 'expires' before the new one is automatically ordered and puts things back to norm? This bugs the life out of me, I want pro-active upgrading, not re-active.
Thanks in advance.
| Friday, October 24, 2008 - 08:06 pm |
When upgrade level reduces, yes it automatically orders a replacement upgrade IF the corp is ELIGIBLE for one. When the corp falls in efficiency or quality, you will find a temporary fall in q or e. But it's only for a short time.
| Friday, October 24, 2008 - 08:37 pm |
Yes Treas, I see this, but if I were running a multi billion dollar corp, I sure as hell would't wait til everything went tits up before calling in the contractors, and I spend enough on maintenance, where's that going?
| Friday, October 24, 2008 - 08:59 pm |
There are associated costs to running and owning any corporation. Granted the costs aren't always written down in understandable terms. But they are pretty steady and do not fluctuate greatly from month to month unless something is going on, )ie: supplies, change in taxes, a slew of other things)
Please be more specific with your problem. I'm having a hard time trying to figure out your exact problem here. As far as I can figure, you are wondering why their is the occasional decrease in quality and efficiency upgrades? If so, I believe the game takes into count periodic deterioration of product supplies and facilities that require maintenance. Supply quality is ongoing and is geared toward buying you the quality of supply you ask for. Sometimes if there isn't enough product that you require being supplied your product quality will decline because it doesn't have that same quality being supplied to that corp anymore, that is until you start getting the supply problem alleviated. If you manually supply a corp with product from your own country, it will give it the average quality rating that your country had in stock, not necessarily the best quality you had, which in turn will reduce the quality of good being produced. It is temporary and works itself out when your ordering supply strategy problem is no longer a problem.
I hope this helps. If not be a tad bit more specific and I will see what I can do.
| Friday, October 24, 2008 - 09:01 pm |
Is the corp public or private? If public what are the ownership percentages in each? These are important details for determining allowable efficiency and quality upgrade levels.
| Friday, October 24, 2008 - 10:14 pm |
All I'm whinging about Treasurer is that in any corps as you rightly say the upgrades deterioate, go from say 200 to 199 for a month and the automatic buys another so you're back at 200. Great, no problem really except the graph shows this negative peak in one month as the new upgrade replaces the worn out one, and I was just wondering if there was a way to avoid this, like having an upgrade on hand as if to say.
PS. if you could comment on my other post above re: moving corps, that would be greatly appreciated. FYI, on the moving corps post one is a truly public CEO corp (24.9% owned by my enterprise) and I have control, but at this rate of 10% hiring its assets are going down fast, help!!! Thanks Treasurer, "diamond geezer" as we say in the east end of London.
| Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 07:33 pm |
No there is no way to keep from getting the slight dip due to deterioration of the upgrade. It rights itself upon purchase and installation of the replacement upgrade.
OK, 100% hiring is PARAMOUNT for public corporations. They must get 100% hiring or they will fail. Move it immediately if you cannot get the hiring. Now remember that once you move it, place it somewhere there isn't any worker shortages and a low tax rate. Low taxes are very important for public corps, especially struggling ones. There is a link at the top of each (world) forum page that lists in the WIKI where low tax countries are, that should give you a hand finding one. Just pick one that has enough workers. Once the move is allowed, your hiring will increase each month until it regains 100% hiring. (It doesn't go to 100% hiring right off the bat.)
| Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 09:03 am |
Done like you say Treasurer, and low and behold they're almost back to 100 again, phew, had a panic moment there. Maybe I'm beginning to take this game too seriously!!!
| Monday, October 27, 2008 - 01:46 am |
You have fallen under our spell.