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Quality and Effectiveness Corps--"close the loop" on market (Golden Rainbow)

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Joe3811 (Golden Rainbow)

Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 12:45 pm Click here to edit this post
Quality and effectiveness products are treated differently than other products. If you're producing steel, the price declines, you can choose to build an inventory, then use or sell it later. For quality and effectiveness it apears all you can do is sell it at market, and hope your stock doesn't build up and force your corp to cut production.

If SimC treated Q & E like weapons, and limited quantity you could use (unless you use a "boost", wouldn't Q&E corps fit better into the SimC system?

Joe3811 (Golden Rainbow)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 04:11 pm Click here to edit this post
Doesn't anyone have any thought on this? I'm thinking of putting this up for a vote, but would like some feedback first!

Psychotic Chicken (Little Upsilon)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 08:22 am Click here to edit this post
Storing quality and effectiveness is a bit strange.

I would rather see the catagory services, category utilities, high tech service, and all government category maintenance converted to non-storable. In a given moment is either available or short.

The agriculture and food categories should rot. Agriculture should have harvests in one month of the year which should be determined by lattitude on the world map.

Mining companies should not be able to upgrade quality. The resources in the ground should already have a quality which would drop as more of the resource is extracted.

Or it could be left alone as is.

Joe3811 (Golden Rainbow)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 11:26 pm Click here to edit this post
Thanks for the input! If we're trying to approximate the real world market, Farmers and commoities traders do have ways of "holding" perishables. They really just keep title to a standard item to be delivered at a future date, the perishables are used in a timely manner, but the farmer or trader is able to capture the anticipated future price. Thus my proposal more closely approximates reality.

Psychotic Chicken (Little Upsilon)

Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 04:39 am Click here to edit this post
The perishable commodities have a date associated with them. You can buy and hold onto an option to buy corn in September for example. That is fundamentally different from an ounce of gold or a certificate that says an ounce of gold is being held somewhere.

Awhile ago I suggested adding a futures market.

Joe3811 (Golden Rainbow)

Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 05:10 pm Click here to edit this post
Thanks for discussing this. It appears I shouldn't pursue this.

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