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Masive problems with Common Market 'offer contracts' page

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Alex Borders

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 11:28 pm Click here to edit this post
I recently joined a common market. I had previously created a number of contracts within my country and state-owned corps for product.

So I set 'offer % of the total production' to 80 and hit 'Confirm' - this updated the per-corp offerings above, so I hit 'Confirm' in the upper box - I now have several corps that are offering over 100% of their production. I can't figure out any rhyme or reason to it, other than corps that have a high percentage of already committed product are more likely to see that.

Unfortunately, I didn't notice this the first time I saved the screen, and others in my Common Market contracted up to 100% (and in a couple of cases over 100%) of my production, forcing me to cancel contracts that I couldn't fulfill.

The only way I've been able to deal with this is to manually enter the # of units of each product I am willing to put on the common market - in addition, for any corp that has it's max production already committed, I put '0' otherwise, it tries to over-commit me again.

This is mostly a gripe about the flawed interface, but I'd also like to throw a suggestion out there - I'd love to be able to offer some of my product on the common market, but reserve some for my local market as well, and there doesn't seem to be a way to do that.

Any suggestions welcome.

Alex Borders

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 11:30 pm Click here to edit this post
Yes, I know I misspelled 'massive' in the subject here - unfortunately, I didn't catch it until I hit save, and there's no 'edit' function for the subject, only individual posts.



Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 01:23 am Click here to edit this post
set them all to 0,confirm, then reset to 80,confirm, but only confirm once or it will happen again.

Alex Borders

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 09:55 pm Click here to edit this post
Nope - this has the same problem.

Hmm. OK, it seems that the system wants to commit a minimum of 10% (the common market rule) of base production to new contracts, above the current contracts. At least in some cases.

So if I've already contracted 100% of production, it's not going to let me commit less than 110% of production - the 100% I've already committed and 10% for new contracts. Really?

Oh, well. I kept trying until I got it close enough, and then I gave up.


Friday, November 9, 2012 - 07:42 am Click here to edit this post
Don't give up. I had the same problems as you, but now it works.

If you offer goods on the local market first, go to accept offers for your corporations or country. Then offer the rest on the CM.

You might need to go edit the common market settings of some single corporations individually.

Spend the time on it. It pays in the long run.


Friday, November 9, 2012 - 08:03 am Click here to edit this post
You have to set each contract idividually. Annoying I know but that's what's needed or every corp will offer 10% when using the common market page.

Alex Borders

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 03:51 pm Click here to edit this post
I finally gave up, and just set everything on the individual corp's market setting page.

And even there, it insists that I offer 10% of my production on the market, even though 100% of the production is already committed to the common market.

I fixed that by switching it to local market only (which it would accept), then contracting for that remainder, then cancelling the contract. As long as I don't touch it again, I think we're good. Fingers crossed.


Friday, November 9, 2012 - 05:54 pm Click here to edit this post
The 10% requirement is the lowest one can set for a CM.

But glad you figured it out. I used the same method.

So you are still selling SOMETHING on the CM? Or only buying (fine with me)

Alex Borders

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 04:27 am Click here to edit this post
I'm selling around 40% on the common market, and offering a fair bit more.

Honestly, I'd like to scale back a bit, at least for some corps, as I've got 7 corps with 100% of their production committed, and another 6 that are over 95% committed. I'd like a little more wiggle room, not to mention if anything happens, I'm not able to supply the goods, and I'm in breach.

Oh well. live and learn.


Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 03:52 pm Click here to edit this post
It's doing your score good though Alex :)

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