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"Profitable" country, yet still losing money and assets? (White Giant)

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Matthew Purcell

Monday, December 24, 2012 - 08:12 pm Click here to edit this post
Hi everyone.

I was wondering if somebody could look into my country and resolve this very odd problem for me.

My country is pronounced profitable every game month to the tune of around SC$9billion. However I am often told that my cash reserves are decreasing by considerably greater amounts. Can somebody explain to me and help me to solve this problem of why I am losing money eventhough I am "profitable".

I understand that the loss of money is causing my loss of assets.

The Kingdom of Purcell


Monday, December 24, 2012 - 09:37 pm Click here to edit this post
I only had a brief look at your country, but it appears that the main reason your country is losing cash is the quality of supplies you are buying for your country.

On the financial page the "cash changes to date" indicates that 161B was spent on materials that month, much greater than expected for a country of 30M population.

Buy materials for your population at 120Q to save a lot of cash (currently around 200ish?)

You are also buying a lot of shares (550B in that month)

Neither of these items are shown on the P&L sheet which is why it appears your country is making money when it actually isn't.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 01:53 pm Click here to edit this post
I could not see any sign for this.

Cash is high for the last 18 months.
it is fluctuating of course because of periodic spending by the country for materials, food etc. but the amounts are then compensated by the population, consuming these products and paying the country back.

If you have a problem, mail us.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 09:34 pm Click here to edit this post
I've not looked, but I've seen this several times. One thing to look for is the cash sent from your country to your corps when the corps cash runs low (under about 20 - 25 B$). You'll see this as a negative number on your finance page. It's taken from your cash float so doesnt effect the profit numbers shown but obviously will send your balance down.

The fix is to not let your corps lose money regularly.

Matthew Purcell

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 01:45 am Click here to edit this post
@Richard - It is not a case of buying high quality goods being the problem, as once bought, it is also sold on to the population of the country, therefore making no loss. I am in the process of buying back shares, so that figure would appear high, however this issue arose before the repurchase of shares.
@Crafty - My corps are successful and not draining my cash reserves. No corps has anywhere near your stated figure, but much more.
@Andy - do you have a mail address mate, because I think there is a big problem - I think I may have found a way of success that is not recognised by the game! I did have about SC$32trillion in assets a few real months ago. To lose SC$6trillion, doesn't go unnoticed!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 07:09 am Click here to edit this post

Looking at your Country Controlled Public Corps:
Most are true public and show a very good profit.

However the percentage of shares owned by your country is very low. One at 30%, one at 27% all the rest are below that, all the way down to 1%.

So you have very good and profitable true public corps that are doing a hell of a job for investment funds.
You need to figure out how much of that profit is actually going to your country???

Richard is right on the quality of products being bought for your country.
Although I have no idea what quality your buying, it's not as simple as passing on the cost to your pop.

Hope that helps.

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