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Pang Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 4:43:59

Hi all,

As part of our ongoing efforts to get the game ready for a new generation of players, we've made a couple of changes to the market system with the goal of creating a more positive playing experience.

When buying goods from the public market there may be times when it is cheaper to buy these goods from your country's private market. By default, purchases attempted on the public market will now be made on whichever market can supply the goods at the lowest price. This change was made because we feel that most of the time players will want the cheapest goods available regardless of where they come from. This also will also take market commissions into consideration as well.

We also realize that there are times where countries will want to bypass the private market and always buy their goods from the public market. To facilitate this, we've created a new option in country preferences ("Preferences" link on the Main Menu page for your country) to force all sales attempted on the public market to be made on the public market regardless of private market price.

We feel this is a positive change and will not cause unbalancing of any rounds, so we are rolling this out across all servers right now.

Thanks!
-EE Dev Staff
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Ozzite Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 4:49:17

Great change guys! No way to argue this one, if you don't like it just toggle the preference!

I like this a lot. I accidentally bought off the pub market instead of my theo PM once just cause I am dumb, now that won't happen haha
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diez Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 4:56:01

I like this change.. great job, developers!

M m i x X Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 5:32:47

yeah... great job! :)
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NOW3P Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 7:02:30

very cool! 2 less clicks x16 when destocking! :-)

qzjul Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 7:12:38

:) indeed

This should, in theory, take tax into account by the way.
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iolair Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 7:42:14

Swirve's version did this ... I remember the message

"Some Items were bought more cheaply on the Private Market"
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I'd really like to have to option displayed on the market page just to remind you what the setting is. I also always thought it should work the other way as well. If public is cheaper than private (tax rate included) then you should get them from the public market.
nothing to see here ... move along

spawn Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 10:47:27

i'll laugh at the first failed buyout attempt :P
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Pang Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 15:06:06

Originally posted by iolair:
Swirve's version did this ... I remember the message

"Some Items were bought more cheaply on the Private Market"
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I'd really like to have to option displayed on the market page just to remind you what the setting is. I also always thought it should work the other way as well. If public is cheaper than private (tax rate included) then you should get them from the public market.


It does display that message when things are bought more cheaply :p
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TAN Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 16:39:50

so basically you turned CI into fluff again, because now we won't make a profit off of idiots who don't think to buy from the private market?

prices seemed to shoot down after you made that change.
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qzjul Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 16:53:07

Incidentally you should still be able to set an SO for higher than your PM price
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iolair Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 17:11:05

Didn't check the Standing Orders but ...
it seems SO's should not be effected by this change!

(SO's can be used strategically )


Edited By: iolair on Aug 28th 2010, 17:19:24. Reason: Spelling and grammer
See Original Post
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iolair Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 17:15:08

Originally posted by Pang:
Originally posted by iolair:
Swirve's version did this ... I remember the message

"Some Items were bought more cheaply on the Private Market"
------------------------------
I'd really like to have to option displayed on the market page just to remind you what the setting is. I also always thought it should work the other way as well. If public is cheaper than private (tax rate included) then you should get them from the public market.


It does display that message when things are bought more cheaply :p

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Not what I meant - the market page should say that statically so that you know. for example:

"Private market WILL be used if cheaper"
"Goods will be obtained from cheapest market"
or
"Private market WILL never be used "
"Goods will be ONLY from Public Market"
nothing to see here ... move along

TAN Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 20:52:43

seems like a stupid change. why not just have one market then?
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qzjul Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 21:16:29

it was like this in Earth2025 TAN~!
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Pang Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 22:39:08

TAN's a stupid change!

and qz is correct :p
we're actually making it better than e2025 had
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TAN Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 22:40:20

no facts please. i want to blame something for the slumping market prices.
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llaar Game profile

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Aug 28th 2010, 23:34:24

great, finally

i remember asking for this the first set here in EE

:)

dantzig Game profile

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Sep 13th 2010, 16:29:13

Can you add an override option to this feature? Maybe I want to buy the more expensive public market goods for some reason. I appreciate getting a warning that I'm about to do something that is potentially stupid but I should be able to do it anyway if I really want to!
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qzjul Game profile

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Sep 13th 2010, 17:38:34

there is one, in preferences....
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dantzig Game profile

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Sep 13th 2010, 17:46:30

Reading comprehension = F
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Detmer Game profile

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Sep 13th 2010, 17:49:33

I liked it better the E2025 way. This won't kill CI though. Reversing mil strat tech is what did that ;)

(ok, now I see why you guys get confused about my sarcasm)