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Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 03:11 pm Click here to edit this post
When I've had countries and an enterprise in the past, I've never had any problems with the ordering of supplies. I rarely saw 'shortage' next to a corp's name and when I did, the automatic system kicked in and the product was ordered without me having to do anything.

Now though, I constantly see shortages every month for several corps and they are not being converted into immediate orders. Sometimes a product is needed immediately and there isn't even an order for it.

Also, I have new corps set to order supplies at 160 quality, but they are being ordered at 100 quality.

Does anybody know why this is happening and is there anything I can do to make it work as it should?

I am not doing anything differently to what I have done in the past - not that I'm aware of anyway.

This is driving me up the wall and if there are no solutions available, I'll just sell the enterprise for any bid whatsoever, just to be rid of it - it has 120 corps and I'll take 1GC for it if necessary, so that players with enterprise corps in their countries don't lose out. It's also not making a profit presently and again I can't figure that out either, but it should do with time and patience, something I have very little of with this game.

BTW, the enterprise is on LU.

JoKeRman (White Giant)

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 08:38 am Click here to edit this post
sometimes the world market has shortages.

Scott Hifeng (Kebir Blue)

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 11:20 pm Click here to edit this post
Hi, Kiteless -

I recently experienced the corp supply shortages that you describe--in both my countries and enterprise--where there wasn't enough of a material for one month's production and yet no automatic order had been placed (steel most recently).

I don't know why this happens, as it does every few real time months or so--world shortages don't explain why no order has been placed--but since the problem does seem to correct itself in relatively short order, my solution has been to buy a modest stockpile of the materials in question through the countries/enterprise at "immediate" prices and then sell three months' supply at market directly to the corps in need.

I'm not claiming that this practice is optimal, and it's a pain in the butt, but it does keep production at something better than zero.

Regards -


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