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Enterprise Order Strategies (Little Upsilon)

Topics: Suggestions: Enterprise Order Strategies (Little Upsilon)

Xaldin (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 02:46 am Click here to edit this post
I would like to see the order strategies feature that is in countries also available from enterprises. Having my enterprise soak up materials for a rainy day on a regular manner would make life much easier and less micromanagement.

Scarlet (Kebir Blue)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 08:08 am Click here to edit this post
I agree. This should've been obvious when the feature was first implemented.

CraftyCockney (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 08:50 pm Click here to edit this post
I would like to have someone to do everything for me, then I could just sit back and have the lulz...

Wait... I could have someone have my lulz for me too...

Splendid idea.


Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:11 pm Click here to edit this post
Could this feature please be added enterprises? My enterprise has hundreds of corporations and it's a HUGE pain in the ass to manually order supplies when there are shortages. Whatever the default low-water mark is, it just isn't effective.

My supply buying strategy starts at 105% of market price, increases at 8% per month, yet I still have shortages every month. It's true that less than 10% of my corps have this problem, but I have enough corps that it's time consuming to manually order supplies.

I really can't think of any reason why you can set the low-water mark and order quantity for countries but not for enterprises.

As for CraftyCockney's comment, every time somebody suggests an automation feature, another person complains that it somehow diminishes the game. But to me what makes the game fun is experimenting with different strategies, not mindlessly clicking the mouse 1,000 times to implement those strategies.

And if that's what you're into, then you have the option to not use the automation feature and manually micromanage to your heart's content. I would be so annoyed if I had to manually order supplies that my countries need or if I couldn't set stock portfolio targets.

Ebenezer Screw

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 08:07 am Click here to edit this post
I'm struggling to keep up in LU at the moment, because every time I look and want to do something for my Enterprise, I need to manually order emergency supplies. It's not a high percentage, but with over 600 corporations it is enough that it is a pain.

100% - and hurry please!!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:49 pm Click here to edit this post
why is it?
do you offer a low price?
there are probably shortages on the market and others get their materials first.


Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 03:17 am Click here to edit this post
Hey GM, thanks for weighing in but I really wish that you'd respond to the actual question/suggestion:

Why is it countries can set a low-water mark + order quantity but enterprises can't?

Is there actually a reason for this or is it an oversight?

I have the same supply buying strategy for my CEO as for my president - the issue isn't offering too low a price or market shortages - it's that my CEO corps don't place their orders until just before they run out, they don't place big enough orders, and I have no control over this unless I spend hours doing it manually.

It's true that I could just set my CEO corps to pay way more for supplies than my country corps - but it makes no sense to me to use drastically different strategies for the same corporation in the same market depending on whether it is controlled by my president or CEO.

The low-water mark is so useful because you make time-based orders many months before you run out of the product, which is a kind of insurance against short-term market shortages.

This feature must be incredibly simple to implement for CEO's because it already exists for presidents...

Borg Queen

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 08:21 am Click here to edit this post
I 100% support Low-Water-Marks and Variable Order Sizes for CEOs as it is for Presidents


Monday, February 10, 2014 - 07:14 pm Click here to edit this post
Are you there GM? It's me, Margaret.

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