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Supply Quality questions. (Kebir Blue)

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richard shelton (Kebir Blue)

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 06:19 am Click here to edit this post
Does a product's quality reduce the amount of product required? For example, if a corporation requires 100k services, how many services would be required at 200 or 235% quality?

I understand that upping the quality affects the price that can be commanded, and the end product. But unless it reduces the amount required, isn't this really just a ponzi scheme?

My thanks in advance for your time and expertise in answering.

Richard Shelton,
The Grand State of Centron.

CraftyCockney (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 02:41 pm Click here to edit this post
Higher Q input = higher Q output = greater price received.

But there are limits on the price you will get, so its not always the best policy to have the highest quality supplies/output.

Luonnotar (Kebir Blue)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 12:29 am Click here to edit this post
Quality of supplies doesn't affect the amount consumed by a corporation; it only affects the quality of the product produced. For state corporations that are fully upgraded, it is my experience that average supply quality should be 160-170 while for enterprise corps it's ~150. This is because 296% of market price is actually the maximum that any product may sell for, and those settings result in an end product that can sell for 296% with reasonable trade strategies and market conditions. Note that I am not promising this is always the case, but usually.

To achieve the maximum quality, supplies of 190 quality should be used. The maximum quality is 296 for state corps and 333 for enterprise corps. However, as noted above, due to price caps these settings are usually not optimal. If you insist on using contracts however, you will probably want to set supply quality to 190 for those corporations which supply your other corporations. Example: services corps may want maximum quality output to supply your other corporations, as services are often(not always) a good choice of product to contract.

But like I said before, I think contracts are in general a waste of time because of their inherent flaws. Your mileage may vary...

Matthew Patton (Fearless Blue)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 04:08 am Click here to edit this post
quality upgrades are where the money is at
eff upgrades don't really improve the cost side
you may save 1 mil on a batch of upgrades
because it will increase the amount of fixed factory units which run in short supply it was HT services but you can build more companies but you can also run into trouble with

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