| Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 10:38 pm |
If you have some Production Plants in your country stock. Do they get used or do you still have to buy the plants on the open market?
| Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 11:52 am |
They stay put. If you want to make use of them, you need to sell them to one of your corporations (Trade > Local Corporations > Country trading with own corporations).
| Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 01:52 pm |
I thought Corps only use them when they begin. Why would they need them after they are established?
| Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 03:59 pm |
Dose this increase production after the corps established ?
I was under the same impression as Vous and wondering why my country is accumulating a stockpile of production plants.
I guess you could sell them to a CEO too ...... Correct ?
| Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 07:00 pm |
Duh! I need to read the question!
YES, production plants are used when they're in your country stock at the rate of one whenever you build a new state corporation.
I was thinking of Factory Maintenance Units - these are used on a monthly basis by corps and will sit in your country stock until sold to a corp.
You can sell Production Plants on to a CEO - Enterprises also need them to start corporations.
| Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 11:06 pm |
CEOs never use production plants. The country where the CEO wants to build a corp supplies any necessary production plants for the building of corps. The country automatically sells one production plant to the new corp. Then that corp gets built and the production plant just disappears.
(In real life we've all seen production plants suddenly vanish, right?)
Production plants also can be interesting investments. On LU, I've seen their prices fluctuate from around $3 billion to around $30 billion, although I suspect the gamemaster periodically changes their base price. Buy low, sell high, laugh on the way to the bank.
| Friday, July 11, 2008 - 04:32 am |
OK I guess for now I produce more plants than corps. I'll have to spread them out and just keep em like money in the bank.
| Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 10:02 am |
Yeah production plants are a decent investment to make. In real life countries might make investments in foreign currency, gold, or
infrastructure developments with some excess cash.
But since in SC theres a global currency, gold is too cheap, and infrastructure doesn't pay off. Production plants are a good bet to invest excess cash in. They are quite expensive so you wont need billions of them (unless your really rich), and are not in high demand for your country or at all if you have an enterprise (things like nukes, hospitals, and expensive weapons are expensive as well. But either can't be sold easily, or get used by your country when bought (hospitals, weapons), or require upkeep (hospitals (staff), weapons (staff, ammo)). Plus stockpiling production plants has a minimal effect on the global economy, sure someone might have to wait a bit longer for a corporation to be built or pay a bit extra, but it doesn't effect any supply lines significantly. Plus it makes people like me richer ;), (invested largely in production plant corporations)
Also in the case of a recession (surplus of production plants (meaning growth has declined)) you can pick up some cheap production plants, helping your self by making a investment with large return, and helping people like me who are biting their nails because they invested so heavily in production plant corporations and now no one is buying them.
| Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 10:04 am |
Also maybe keep a log of what goods you have bought and at what price, so you know what price to sell them at.