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SimC should send alert of problem rather than just cut staff (Golden Rainbow)

Topics: Suggestions: SimC should send alert of problem rather than just cut staff (Golden Rainbow)

Joe3811 (Golden Rainbow)

Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 12:06 pm Click here to edit this post
One more than one occasion, I've been "rockin" along thinking everthing is fine (with plenty of supplies) when suddenly my hired staff drops by 50%. Usually this is because a new president decides to bring in a corp without additional pop, or the AI for C3's does the same, and I'm one of the lower wage corps so I take the hit! This is fine, but I think the system should send me an alert so I can take preventative measures. For example the Material list shows first yellow, then red when there's a material issue.

I'm thinking of putting this up for a vote, but I'd like some feedback so I'll know of any history on this issue as well as any flaws in my thinking.

Ravenous Cannibal (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 10:15 pm Click here to edit this post
The corp will only lose 10% and you can easily see that from the "list corporations" page.

If the game sent a message every time the work force dropped and you own 300 corporations you would have to spend a long time deleting messages in order to find one that was worth reading.

The preventative measures you could take would be relocating the corporation or raising salaries. Both take a long time and are not appropriate rapid responses. Find countries that consistently have workers or set your salaries higher than the CEOs in the country.

Joe3811 (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:55 am Click here to edit this post
Thanks RC! I agree we don't want more messages. I would prefer something like having the % hired on the "list corporation" page turn yellow a month before the staff declines. It seems to me the drop in staff is usually greater than 10%, but I'll look into that.

I appears to me that countries that consistently have workers also have CEO's with salary indices at 400 or more. Very few of my corp will turn a profit at that salary, so I can't get into a salary biding war agains the "high flyer" CEO's.

In this game thare does seem to be a "race to the top" inducing corps to increase salary. In actual internationsl trade the push is supposedly a "race to the bottom"

Thanks again for giving me you view onm this.

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