| Friday, December 21, 2018 - 08:18 pm |
On WG the products Stone and Wood used to be profitable corps. For the past few weeks they've been loosing money every month. If you look at the graphs the supply always mirrors the demand and there is never a period of extended shortage or surplus. In about a year there will be a cycle of a brief period of shortage followed by a brief period of surplus. Their selling prices have hit bottom and do not rise much above it.
The change in the number of corps producing these products seems to have no effect on the supply. The change in the number of corps that use these products seems to have no effect on the demand. Because it is repeated every year and has been going on for a while I doubt it is caused by players.
I believe some GM intervention is needed. Thanks.
| Monday, December 24, 2018 - 03:39 pm |
I have been looking at these products a little closer and it sure does look like they are scripted. The number of corps producing has gone down, the number of corps demanding is unchanged and there is a yearly cycle of shortage/surplus.
I seem to remember the GM stating that the only intervention in the world market was insertion or retraction of product to keep the market from collapsing.
On WG you can see other products that have similar patterns. Construction and Chemicals are examples. They both used to be in constant demand now they are cyclical.
It would be nice if a GM would comment on this. Thanks,
| Monday, December 24, 2018 - 06:28 pm |
I think it is supposed to Cycle just like real world. I have noticed that on porducts too. As you told me on other issue just part of the game. Kinda a related note. I've noticed I few products (namley electriclty) price is constant. I get that thee GM doesn't want players asking too much above/below market. But when the price is steady do to a constant shortage it would be mor erealistic to have the price go up. Maybe have a general script that if it always selling out at 50K raise the base by a generl infaltion factor. And vice versa if companys can't sell at the low mark lower the mark
Just a though
| Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 05:16 pm |
If you keep track of your country's monthly consumption you'll see that some products cycle, and other supplies remain constant or slightly increase. This is realistic and acceptable. These products are used only by corps and should be market driven and it appears that they're not.
As far as the pricing goes, there are min and max prices for products. Constant demand will raise the price to the max, that is what you are seeing with Electric.
There are some other strange things happening on WG. The total number of corps has dropped by almost 800 in the last 2 weeks. Even products that have constant shortages have a fewer number of corps. I'm not quite sure how Nuc Power works but the demand for it has been zero and the price is flat lining.
Again, some comment from a GM would be appreciated. Thanks,