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Needing some pretty urgent help :) (Golden Rainbow)

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King Yahuchtka (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 04:18 am Click here to edit this post
Could you please take a look at my country on Golden Rainbow please and tell me why my corps are losing value/money. And why I myself is loosing money. I've given my corps money, and just set everything to best price. I have no clue what to do, so please explain clearly :)

Country name is Kingdom of Gondolia

Tranquility (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 04:59 am Click here to edit this post
I thought you said you played before. I guess you didn't know what you were doing then either? ._.

Anyway, there are a few reasons. First, the corp types you have in your country are not particularly good. Clothes, Cattle Feed, Potatoes, Heavy Armored Vehicles, and Minerals are bad choices & are losing money. Bricks are OK, nothing too exciting. I do not recommend nuclear defense missiles either.

Further, your corporations do not seem to be ordering upgrades. Double check that they are doing so.

Also, I don't think you have set your supply quality. It seems to be using "any quality" which is a bullet train to Hell in this game. Average Supply Quality for state corps should be around 190 (you can get away with less depending on the market & your trade strategies), anything higher is a waste of money.

Next, your trade strategies are a mess. I'm seeing corps making 148Q product selling for 138% and buying supplies at 108%. I use quality+20%, -10%/month for selling (so 148Q should sell at 168%), and I buy at 91%, +9%/month. I don't know if they are the best settings possible, but they're better than yours. Use those or experiment a bit to get a feel for it.

Finally, you don't have many private corporations in your country. It can work to have a state-run economy if you do it correctly, but in general I prefer private corporations.

In summary, replace the bad corps, fix your supply quality, make sure you are ordering quality+effectivity upgrades, and then be patient and wait until they improve. Or, you could let CEOs build in your country. CEO corps will pay you country resources used fees right away, so you should see a quick improvement in your income.

Also, your military is costing a bit of money. Military isn't very useful in a secured country. Either buy some MIBs and go for your level awards ASAP or deactivate/sell your military.

King Yahuchtka (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 05:14 am Click here to edit this post
Well I had a pretty good country last time. I just litterly forgot everything lol.

So basicly....uh....go to the trade stradegy tab, and with the corps listed, make the Selling-Start 190? and the Selling-Lower, 10?

What about the buying section? Thats how I'm looking at it, so try to explain things like that lol

I was thinking about disarming my entire country, but my fed is in a IDK. I'll just disarm them.

King Yahuchtka (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 05:15 am Click here to edit this post
Also, what should my tax % be on the corps? And what should the share profit % be? And the rest, with the acualy Trade Strategy made no sence sorry. lol

Tranquility (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 05:39 am Click here to edit this post

Go to my corporations -> trade strategies. At bottom, under sale strategy, select the follow product quality option. Trail quality by 20, lower by 10. In the buy strategy section, time based, start at market price minus 9% and increase by 9%.
Supply quality is the thing that should be 190.
Examine the various screens a bit. It should make sense eventually.

If you're letting others build in your country, you'll want tax low, preferably 0 but you might be able to get away with 5 to 10%. If not, but you plan on IPOing your state corporations to an enterprise of your own, you should set both tax and profit sharing to 0 so you'll be able to IPO easier. If you're just keeping them as state corps it doesn't matter that much. Tax+profit share should add up to about 80% or less or the corporations will run out of money. You could set them at maximum to artificially inflate your monthly income figures if you wanted to. I'm not sure if this effects finance index or not. Doing this will require periodic infusions of cash or your corporations will bankrupt.

One other thing, your country is secured. That means no fighting. So it doesn't matter if your federation is in a war or not. Further, I know what war you're talking about and you have nowhere near the kind of military necessary to not get clobbered if you do fight :) No offense, it's just the truth~

King Yahuchtka (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 06:10 am Click here to edit this post
Oh ha yes I know :) but I want to help. I doubt I will, but yea :) just my two cents, thank you so much for helping me :) I set my tax to 10%

And the 190 thing, did I put 190 for my corps in the wrong boxes? Lol. If so where should it go? Sorry for being annoying :)

Tranquility (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 06:20 am Click here to edit this post
I'm not sure, I can't see what your supply quality is set at. I suspected it was "any quality" before because I saw really high quality stuff being ordered (like 250-300). It'll take some time to show up. If you entered it in the supply quality screen you are fine.

Your buying strategy is starting at 109% instead of 91%. Go back to that screen and invert the sign.

King Yahuchtka (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 06:48 am Click here to edit this post
Ok done. Should I start to see an improvement by the next month?


Monday, November 23, 2009 - 02:33 pm Click here to edit this post
Strange to see people still believe the Q190 for supplies.

For a fully upgraded (200 - quality upgades) state corp selling at 20 - 30 above market, supplies of Q160 are sufficient, and obviously cheaper.


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