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Doctor Dread
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8/3/2016
Doctor Dread
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Currently the "Component" tier of products like Alloys and Ceramics take 10 units of varying resources in addition to 1000 credits a turn to produce their products, but they turn out 25 units a turn at level 1. Costs double but you make 2.5x. End products take 10 units of components and turn out 50 units of product a turn. All these products are all worth 100 credits each at normal demand. You get a lot more units with the higher tier products is why its profitable.

This type of system causes a problem because you can buy 10 components at double price, 2000 credits, to supply your end product factory and turn out 50 units worth 5000 total, that's huge profit and remains good even if the component price doubles. This mechanic breaks the whole demand system especially in Sol.

Instead we're going to make all the structures produce at the same 10 per turn base rate but make the products themselves worth more, this works as it should and makes a lot more sense anyway. The component tier products are going to be worth 250 each at 100 demand and the end products worth 500 at 100 demand. "Demand" is actually the PERCENTAGE of demand for a product. At 100% demand the price is where it should be, at 200% demand its twice what it should be. A cities population growth is determined by the average demand of the all the products, the lower the demand the higher the growth, past 200% produces a negative growth that increases as the demand gets higher. This all will stay the same. But the price you sell for products for will change. A component product which is worth base 250 will sell for 250 when the demand is 100% and will sell for 500 per unit when the demand is 200%. And end product like PDAs are worth base 500 per unit. If sold at a city where the demand for PDAs is 800% then they will sell for 4,000 per unit. The Demand tab under the view screen will still display the Demand % but will now also display the actual sell price of the product. The Buy/Sell report option under Corporate >> Accounting shows how many units were sold and how much each were sold for.

These changes will probably be implemented tomorrow night.
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Doctor Dread
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8/4/2016
Doctor Dread
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These changes were just implemented. Please report anything does looks funny money wise!
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