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2 things i need to know if any possible thanks. (Little Upsilon)

Topics: Help: 2 things i need to know if any possible thanks. (Little Upsilon)

AnthonyTheKing (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 10:54 am Click here to edit this post
1st question is,what does the bilateral contracts mean and how and where do i activate them to trade in the market for nuke weapons?
2nd question is,can i bring the yearly budgets down to zero to bring the cost down or does it need to be there to pay all the exspenses?i am trying to bring down the cost exspenses so i don't loose too much money in the game,the budgets is on auto.thanks for you'r help.

Zetetic Elench dam Kahveh (Golden Rainbow)

Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 01:27 pm Click here to edit this post
What do you mean by bilateral contracts?

If you are in a common market, you can offer a proportion of your production for sale on contract on the common market and request contracts for supplies your corporations need (Common Market > Contracts > ...).

It is my understanding (I'm sure I'll be corrected if wrong) that strategic weapons (including nuclear) can only be traded directly in which case you will need to persuade someone to offer a sale to you.

Assuming you are a new player: YOU DO NOT NEED NUCLEAR WEAPONS. There are not a deterrent to war and are an unnecessary expense that you can ill afford early on in the game. You are much better off learning diplomacy and joining a federation.

Re: The Budget. This has no effect on spending whatsoever. Setting the budget to zero will have no effect. Your best means of reducing expense early on is to deactivate weapons (War > Offensive/Defensive Forces > Deactivate weapons). Your main country can remain in War Protection indefinitely so you do not actually need ANY military to begin with. Then work on your economy.

AnthonyTheKing (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 01:51 pm Click here to edit this post
bilateral contracts is the form of another trade market to get nuke materials to make nuke weapons along with trading with other country for supplies,i'm not sure if i'm wrong with that.for the budget i'm talking about is the finance budget where i can change the settings of the cost buy the monthly cost in the budget per department where you have current budget and the next year budget,if you know what i mean?thanks again

Zetetic Elench dam Kahveh (Golden Rainbow)

Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 02:02 pm Click here to edit this post
I'll let others answer the nuke question as I'm not a nuclear power.

We are definitely talking about the same budget (Finance > Budget > Current Budgets and Budget setting for next year). These, apparently, do not affect the amount you spend in the slightest. There may be plans to implement a budget feature in the future, but not as yet.


Monday, July 28, 2008 - 08:34 am Click here to edit this post
so that means i can bring the budget plans to zero,is that right?

JMR32 (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, July 28, 2008 - 11:47 am Click here to edit this post
Yes, you can bring the budgets to zero. But that will NOT stop the spending. The budgets are basically just a cosmetic feature for now. Whether you go zero or let the game do your budgeting will have NO effect on your finances. Your country will continue to spend money on the things your people need. The best way to balance your budget is to, as Zetetic mentioned, deactivate your offensive weapons. And increase your income by having corporations in your country. And again, Zetetic is right about not needing nuclear weapons at your stage of development. They are incredibly expensive to buy and maintain, they are rather easily countered by the defensive weapons available, and they are not neccessary for a newer player.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 06:19 am Click here to edit this post
ok thanks for you'r help.i understand now.thanks again.

Angus88 (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 07:54 am Click here to edit this post
I think the budget does end up costing you money, but does not have any foreseeable effect. I only recently reduced by countries budget to 0, and debt actually started reducing and assets rising (there was no large change in income/costs but invisible causes of accumulating debt seamed to have halted)

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