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Defense spending running wild (White Giant)

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Duchess Gloriana XII (White Giant)

Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 04:42 pm Click here to edit this post
I hadn't checked one of my slave countries "The Principality of Guilder" in a few days and when I did I found it had taken over 2 trillion in loans!!! Upon investigation I found the country had purchased without my asking it to over 2 trillion worth of defense weapons. I have not made any automatic setting changes in several game years and everything with the country was going along just fine. I have put the unwanted weapons on the market to sell them but I keep finding pending orders for more weapons. Neither of my other countries has an issue with this. Please let me know what is going on and how I can fix it.

Keith Allaire (Little Upsilon)

Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 08:18 pm Click here to edit this post
I have sporadically noticed this in a few of my slaves but fortunately munitions shortages are severe enough on LU to leave me time to catch the errant orders and cancel them.

I suggest checking the "pending orders" under the Trade menu religiously as a stopgap, until this is resolved.

Jo Jo Hun (Fearless Blue)

Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 07:18 pm Click here to edit this post
Also check over the Order Strategies.

Keith Allaire (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 09:54 pm Click here to edit this post
When it happened to me, it generated several orders for 8000 batteries of various types (AA, defensive, MI), and it was NOT explained by the Order Strategies.

Shortages of weapons on LU were, at the time, severe enough that the phantom orders were never filled and I had the chance to cancel them.

Apparently in Duchess' case, the unordered weapons were delivered, thus spiking her costs and depleting cash.

Duchess Gloriana XII (White Giant)

Monday, February 9, 2009 - 12:54 am Click here to edit this post
It had nothing to do with order strategies.

As a follow-up. I was able to sell enough of the items at a profit to cover the 2+ trillion in loans. The loans were paid off automatically without my action leaving almost no trace of the incident ever happening. I am not sure why that happened either since the loans should have run their course. I have actually benefited from this because of being able to sell most of it at a profit. It was just a little unnerving to find the game spending money like that on its own.

This is another reason we should be able to accept or reject loans given to us before they are granted.

Duchess Gloriana XII (White Giant)

Monday, February 9, 2009 - 02:35 am Click here to edit this post
Seems big brother is reading the message forum.

Not 5 game days after the above was posted everything I had left disappeared and I only received a few cents on the dollar. I had at least 20 items still listed including some not related to the issue above. I netted about 500 billion. I had 750 fighters listed at over 1b each so big brother ripped me off pretty good. I guess I can't complain too much since overall I came out okay.

I guess I learned not to say anything since when it goes their way they will not fix it but if it goes the players way they are all over it.

Kaymen Sabarata (White Giant)

Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 08:33 pm Click here to edit this post
I just had this same thing happen to me. friggin game ordered 150 nuclear defence missile batteries at over $3B EACH!

Instantly created a huge debt... c'mon! what friggin use do I have for 150 NDMB's?!?!?!

please fix asap.

Jack Frost

Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 10:41 pm Click here to edit this post
hehe you shoudl probably order those back incase you piss someone off

ShcyzMattiCa (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:52 am Click here to edit this post

good advice.

Pathetic Sheep (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 03:28 pm Click here to edit this post
A country with 10 million people and 6 bases would need at most 32 NDMBs

My guess is that you deployed the default setting "tiny garrison" to your forts, towns, counties and/or corporations. 100 forts, 20 towns, 15 counties and 25 corporations would be 150 garrison.

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