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Raiding Profitability

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Star Foth

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 07:52 pm Click here to edit this post
Currently, the War Level game does not produce a profit, an will have you regretting every increase.
WL3 was profitable, WL4, not so much. By the time I became WL7, it is no longer profitable and doesn't really pay for itself.

I would recommend making a buff to the player's combat abilities, 50% of (your) lost weapons and ammo are back. The value in stuff you broke is in the treasury, and a small increase in the money made.

This will encourage higher war levels and stop people like me from constantly complaining. I complain about everything, but still. Others have agreed that it's a rip.


Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 03:56 am Click here to edit this post
I make 3.5-4T profit at WL6, and this is with me spending more to save my soldiers, I could make perhaps 300B more if I didn't care about the pop damage to my country. I believe that profitability peaks at WL6 or WL7, and Raiding is probably only unprofitable at WL10 and 11.

If you can't make money from raiding ask yourself: Is the C3 easy to take? (how many corps) Am I targeting the right targets? (painting is 30DP for free) Am I attacking with the right weapons? (airVSlandVSmissles)

I agree that players are not properly rewarded for the raids the do at some WL's, but this later than you think. It is important to note that players aiming for 7+ will be going for GC.


Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 02:23 am Click here to edit this post
Chris is about spot on. If there are those that believe there is a problem. They need to post the units they use, including the mix of weapons and fighting level of the unit, and how they hit targets.

This issue has been discussed in other places on this forum and, I believe, I am the only one to post all my info. My data shows that raiding income is fine and likely too good. Raiding certainly remains the number one way to generate cash in the game world. It is rare to find players that have large assets and to find it was earned in a way other than raiding.

Newer players need to seek help from other players before recommending game changes to fix their problems. In addition, if there are more experienced players who believe there is a problem at certain war levels, they too need to post their data.

Star Foth

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 02:33 am Click here to edit this post
I made an updated post on help.

Easy mode ended. Idk how I was supposed to know about easy mode, but it dragged me to WL7, which I cannot do. Remember when I attacked interceptors directly and lost about 6 fighters an attack?

Idk what to do. Unless I can get my war level to lower so I can get a good raid to fix my economy, I'm screwed.


Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 03:02 am Click here to edit this post
Reviewing your country, you have 100s of billions in wasted assets. You claim your economy is in shambles. Yet, you have piles of strategic and defensive weapons while your country remains quite safe in secure mode.

How about selling some of these assets, buying a few bombers and other raiding forces, and buying some upgrades and putting together a decent raiding force?

It also appears your country makes a monthly profit even without the assistance of the beginners income booster. This income can be improved with additional economic focus and I would go further and tear down your forts which will add thousands of new workers for corps.

Your economy can be in plenty good shape to allow your raiding force to approach the needed quality to effectively fight at your war level.

Star Foth

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 03:08 am Click here to edit this post
Thank you!

Star Foth

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 04:15 am Click here to edit this post
Hey, Aries, I got this advice, is it good advice?

"Let it go into debt, it'll pay off for the corporations you stupidly closed. It'll continue to sink until upgraded, you can't make any purchases whatsoever, so what? You will eventually profit and slowly get out of that debt as you pay it off. It might go in deep (like 10T) but it will eventually go away and you'll be able to expand once more. It'll be an IRL month before it starts profiting. Plus, stop buying stuff on your country. Let it sit there and rack up it's insane profit. It'll grow enough money to eventually support the enterprise until it recovers. Keep upping your weapon quality until it's around 500, then you might try a single attack to see the casualties. If you don't like them, leave it to expire and keep upgrading. Also, yeah, don't....stop...upgrading.... PS stop upgrading if your country falls into debt. That's the last thing you need. If all goes bad, get a job, buy a ton of GCs, and be like the guy on TF2 who has 50 unusuals, except on SimCountry."


Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 04:32 am Click here to edit this post
Well, except you don't have to go into debt. You have unneeded armed forces that can almost immediately be converted into the cash you need.

I do agree with one gist of the post that you need to be patient. I didn't raid right away myself and spent several RL months learning how the econ stuff worked. I then studied multiple threads and asked for advice from multiple players before I risked my hard-earned weapons in raiding. I bet if you spent a week or two on econ and quietly trained your raiding forces in the meantime (400+ fighting level), you would be ready to raid again.

Star Foth

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 04:39 am Click here to edit this post
Dyna Unlimited is what's going into debt. The country's doing very well.


Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 04:57 am Click here to edit this post
The problem with the enterprise is you built many corps that will need many upgrades to start to be profitable. Also, until you are very knowledgeable in managing an enterprise, it is quite risky to go big quickly. Enterprise mistakes can be costly and best learned when you have only a few dozen corps.

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