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Accepting bids on corporations

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:19 pm Click here to edit this post
Hi everyone,

Whenever a CEO wants to take over a state-owned enterprise completely (before IPO), he has to bid on it. At this moment, both the CEO and and the country have to wait till the bidding period ends.

However, if the country agrees to the takeover, there should be an accept option available, so that the CEO can take over the corporation. Otherwise, the market value of the corporation can go up before the bidding period ends, and the CEO cannot take over the corporation (thence, the country won't be able to sell the corporation). So, there should be an option available to accept a bid by a CEO and to sell corporations.

What do you think?

Kind regards,


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:37 pm Click here to edit this post
There are a few things you didn't mention that make this easier. One, the CEO can select an option to raise the bid automatically should the market value of the corporation increase. Two, if the CEO is also the country President (same account), this is an automatic process with no delay.

Given those measures, any change would possibly make it just a bit quicker process between two different accounts. It is possible that this delay is by design as the bidding process is supposed to be open. It also fits with a CEO limitation on simultaneous bids, forcing a delay between each, and could be intended to delay and monitor possible multi-account activity, which is against game rules.

Since the added utility of the change is small and may not fit with other game design, I would leave the current process as-is.

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