| Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 07:24 pm |
Here is the story.
If you look way way beyond the horizon, you will see a little world,a little world called simcountry. And in that little world things are much like home with countries,wars,disasters and corporations.
Now we are not going to discuss all of the countries of this little world. No we are only going to discuss one. Bambaro on Lu.
Things seemed to be going well in Bambaro. Population was booming,there were plenty of hospitals,roads,train tracks,schools and we were making a small profit. The people were happy. We reached level 2 and thought we had this thing in our back pocket.
So in striving for more success we decided to change our sale strat to mach some of the better financial rulers in this world. Wow more profit. We are really moving now! So then we decided to change our Buying strat. Of course, this was going to make us even more successful.
In our elated state we hurried threw the Buying strat form. And made a grave error! (we did not notice this right away I will explain)
Here is what I did. I typed in 90 in the first field thinking I would start the bidding at 90% of retail price.
Then I typed in 5 in the second field thinking it will raise by 5% every month that the product is not purchased. Now i was going to save even more money.
(most of you will already have seen my error. But for the rest i will explain. You do not type in 90 for 90% you type in 10. I read the field wrong it is base minus a percent. not just type in the percent you want.So i was ordering products at 8% of retail price. Now back to the story)
Then I sat back for a few days to gloat in my intelligence and reap the success.
So the next time i logged in,we were a little low on supplies. But that was OK Because I was offering 10% less than base.I knew it would all work out...........
The next time there was a shortage of supplies but of course it would all work out. How couldn't it I was on top of this game........
The next time TERMOIL!!!!! 0% production,Layoffs,Losing billions per month.
Bambaro has not rebounded from this yet. I Am losing GC to buy my self out of debt.
I NEED HELP!!!
1. Take a look at Bambaro.
2. Give some good advice
3. If the advice is good I can offer a GC or 2
4. Thanks for letting me RANT!!!!!
( a brainless noobe twit)
| Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 07:32 pm |
Recently raised taxes from 0% to 30% and bumped profit sharing to 60% dropped salaries from 200 to 100
| Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 09:32 pm |
Yeah, you gotta watch the whole ordering system.
I had a similar experience when I started re sale strategy. When I began i didnt change any settings from defaults and didnt have any enterprise/public corporations in my country to copy. Soon, i started raising my selling price, by 25% a time. All my produce was selling in the first month. Eventually, I bumped all the way to market price + 100%. Things stopped selling. I got it pretty quick, and now sell at market price + 100% with a -25% per month unsold. Everything gets sold in the first or second month.
I also have something like 50% of my supplies sourced from within the country, so I never suffer shortages on most items required by corporations.
| Monday, April 20, 2009 - 08:29 am |
Leave taxes at 0% unless you are trying to get rid of your CEOs.
Profit sharing won't change your profits. All the revenue of a state corp gets to you eventually.
I've gotten good results with salaries around 600 to 800. Ideal salary depends on the product and market conditions. But on LU the market is mostly in severe shortage so high salaries will generally do better. In a lot of your corporations the salaries are 1/3 of your fixed property cost. Over half of the salaries come back to you as taxes. Higher salaries increase production.
It looks like you deactivated your military 13 months ago. Notice that the cost of you military dropped from 36 million to 26 million but the usefulness dropped to 0. Of course in your secure country the usefulness may have always been 0. Since you don't have many medium level managers you won't be able to activate the batteries even if you want to.
You don't need forts or many bases in a secure country. You can destroy them.
Plutonium corporations should be producing quality 100 plutonium. Anything higher will waste your money and can bankrupt your strategic corps.
All of your corporations are buying supplies at "any quality". That is very bad. The ideal supply quality will vary from product to product. You should never set supplies quality over 190. A state corporation cannot produce over quality 296. Supplies at 190 and process quality 200 will reliably produce quality 296. Recently the program started selling quality 296 products as if they were lower quality.
If you set up the trade strategy well you won't have to worry about shortages.
Buy quality 100 for your country.
Your corporations are offering products below the market rates. For instance offering at 280 when the corp produces 296. Maxwells suggestion is odd but fits a general formula.
Quality 296 + 100 is 396% of market price.
396 X 0.75 = 299 (first month might sell)
299 X 0.75 = 224 (second month always sell)
With weapons corps I like to set +20 -12. Price at 316 will often sell on LU. 278 will often sell even if there is a surplus that month.
The strategies are gambling. You want the chance to get the immediate orders but you want to eventually sell.