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Topics: Suggestions: Conglomerates

Perival Lovacore

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:43 am Click here to edit this post
Hi, still newer to Premium, but perhaps we could have an addition of Conglomerates to Enterprises.(I say to Enterprises, since its more economy focused, but States could participate as well I guess)

Say, if you have 3 or 4 or ten corps producing the same product, you could combine them, or link them, to form a conglomerate. This would, ostensibly, give them greater cost savings and perhaps increase productivity. (I'm not sure how cost savings could be represented, but perhaps the effect could be captured simply by increasing the amount of products produced by each corp. by a small amount)

The benefit shouldn't be too large at first I guess,(maybe a 1% increase in productivity per firm added) from combining just a few firms, but maybe it could grow if you combined say 10 max upgraded firms (you may want to limit the total amount of firms able to combine?) into one conglomerate, the benefit would grow to 2% or more per firm.

This would make the economy game much more interesting on many levels, I think.

- Profitability could be enhanced for more intensive players.
- It could potentially make the share/buyout market much more aggressive as folks sought firms to scale.
- It would give larger players another level of competition. Attempting to buy out a conglomerate could be much more challenging than buying a firm.

I think its a concept that could start small, and grow larger over time with more development.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:19 pm Click here to edit this post
i like the idea it gets bait unwieldy to manage hundreds of corps and combining some would be nice..... it would have to be limited somehow maybe only corps that are the same product and located in the same country could be combined... and owned by the same entity... it would definitely streamline the game

Perival Lovacore

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:08 am Click here to edit this post
I can see your points, although I think the 'same country' rule couldn't work, as that is far too limiting. If you mean same Empire, then yes of course, although letting some Common Market corps form one for different member corps could be interesting. I admit that would be much more complicated.

Most countries don't have 10 of any one corp., except for oil corps perhaps. I agree they should be the same product, and owned by same Enterprise or Empire.

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