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Error Message (White Giant)

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dboyd3702 (White Giant)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 02:19 pm Click here to edit this post
When trying to buy stock from a Corp that is in my country owned by my Enterprize I get the error "Your country can only buy shares of corporations you control."

CraftyCockney (Kebir Blue)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 08:04 pm Click here to edit this post
Is it a public corp?

dboyd3702 (White Giant)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 01:03 am Click here to edit this post
Yes, IPO'ed it myself.
Sold 50% to my other Enterprise, then went to buy 20% in the country it is placed in and got that message. I never had a problem doing this before...
And I just went back in, and it still will not let me.

dboyd3702 (White Giant)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 04:36 am Click here to edit this post
OK, tried again with a differant country and a differant corp, same error.

Joe3811 (Golden Rainbow)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 05:03 am Click here to edit this post
I tried it, buying Enterprise Controlled public corp shares of a Corp in Mullin. I got the same error message. I've done this a thousand times--first time I've had a problem.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 01:50 pm Click here to edit this post
The latest game news would seem to explain this :(
What is the point of this change? I'm sure there must be some philosophy behind it, but for now it eludes me.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 01:51 pm Click here to edit this post
Yes i see it, it is just plain stupid, the GM is trying to give me more reasons to quit.

Luonnotar (Little Upsilon)

Friday, February 26, 2010 - 04:50 am Click here to edit this post
Maybe they don't want people buying shares in investment-fund-controlled (gamemaster) corps with countries? Just a stab in the dark, but it seems like they're pushing gamemaster corps lately.

Oh, here's another stab: Before, if you IPO'd a corp 50/50 between country A and your enterprise, then moved the corp to another of your countries (B) then split the enterprise's 50% with country B, you'd get a truly public corp where:
Country A owns 50%
Country B owns 25%
Enterprise owns 25%

Maybe it's to keep people from doing that. Um, I don't think people did it much though. I only did it like once or twice. It's a pain to set up.

Hmm... okay, one final stab! For a while I was trying a system where I'd IPO corps 50/50 between a country of mine (A) and my enterprise, then move the corp to a c3 that I took. I'd set it up like this:
Country A: 50%
Investment funds of my countries: 50%
The C3: 1 share

Then I'd drop the C3 and collect lots of dividends~

It usually didn't work as well as I'd hoped though, and it took a lot of micro, and that change of theirs where c3s sell shares took care of that scenario anyway.

Well, I'm done stabbing >_>

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