| Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 02:07 pm |
I have a State corporation that produces train tracks. They produce roughly 50 a month. I have contracted that full production goes towards the country and i but each mile of track at the market price. What i wanted to know, is if this contracts is set up, does the 50 miles of track each month get automatically added to the length of train track in the nation? Or do i have to go to the transport page and order some?
| Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 03:22 pm |
Hmm.. I remember trying to do the same with hospitals a while back but it didnt work, no home grown contracts went through. I was told at the time that the same would be true for schools and all state infrastructure buildings, so maybe traintracks too...
My opinion is that you are better off upgrading your tracks corp and selling on the world market and then buying your countrys needs at 100Q again off of the world market. It will definitely make you more money.
| Friday, December 17, 2010 - 08:27 am |
On a related note about trading on the local market, is there an option for you corporation to trade its products automatically? instead of going to the company's page and doing it manually?
Take Services for example, both your country and other corporations use them. Instead of doing it manually to contract to country and corporations, is there a button for it to do it by itself? I am tired of updating the supply/demand each month.
| Friday, December 17, 2010 - 11:57 am |
Funkmaster sounds like you are creating more work for yourself.
Just do like Crafty suggested and set to 100Q off the world market.
Make sure you cancel contracts you may have created and also make sure your Automatic setting is set to auto purchase the stock your country needs.
| Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 05:15 am |
Okay then, I have a question for the veteran players here regarding local and common market vs international.
Is it good or bad to create a self-sufficent economy? I've read in the Church of Sim. that you shouldn't.
| Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 06:31 am |
"Is it good or bad to create a self-sufficent economy?"
Bad. Horrible. Worst thing you could ever possibly do.
It's because your corporations, when upgraded, will produce high quality stuff. If you try to become self sufficient, that high quality output becomes input for some other corporation that you own. Yet, you only want supply quality to be ~160 for a state corporation (less for private, less still for 'truly public' corporations). If you use supplies of a quality higher than this, you are wasting (a lot of) money.
| Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 12:12 pm |
So therefore, should I cancel my common market and local market contracts for my country AND my corporations?
| Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 02:33 pm |
If you are looking just for profits perhaps yes cancel them and lose the game points. It depends on your goals.
My personal strategy is to try and balance both the profits from the World Market and game points that are gained from participating in the Common Market.
| Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 02:36 pm |
Lose the contracts as advised by Kitsune. Let your corps trade on the world market.
| Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 03:53 pm |
Alright, thanks for all the help.