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someone give this man a cookie
5y ago
Protoceratops said:Isn't that exactly what the mass driver, space elevator, and star gate do?

more or less... the problem is the more you export, the less money you get. my solution proposes a constant minimal price that never increases or decreases.

plus, startgates and such allow for 100k resources to be sold at a time. what if i have 100 mil gold to sell every day? my fingers will fall off from all the clicking i must do :)
5y ago
Well, the 0.50 update had its good and bad sides. We all know the good, so i'm going to address the one issue that we can all agree is a game killer feature : money. We simply can't make enough of it.

The latest emperor tax left me with 10 bil cash in my account, and i'm ok with that. I have over 1k investment banks, so they should produce enough to get me back on my feet right? right?


seems like despite the fact that i have a ton of investment banks, i still don't make enough to be able to afford infrastructure repairs, not to mention expanding the colony.

Now of course i could always go to the GBT and sell stuff for cash, but if I can't generate excess cash...who the hell can? it's a matter of time till the GBT will be filled with tumbleweed like in the old wild west movies.

There is a very simple, very fast implement that can save this situation :

system generated STANDARD GBT BUY ORDERS

Here's how it works: let's take gold for example. When i go to the GBT, i can sell gold in quantities of 100, 1k, 10k, 100k, 1 mil ALL THE TIME at a minimum price set by the system/dev. Say 1000 cash per 100 gold...

The only effect this will have on the GBT general pricing is that if i need to buy gold, i have to put my orders up above the standard GBT prices.

This simple thing can be done for ALL resources and this way the GBT will once again help us all get rid of our excess of everything, as well as providing that extra income we all need so bad to keep our colonies alive. This is a fix that exists in many games and it is a MUST for ours as well. Without it our colonies will crash and burn.

Dear overlord, please hear my call and make this happen ASAP.
I love this game and love you for what you made for us. Don't let this die. Consider my suggestion and make it work please.
5y ago
doubt it.

i have 138 insectoids on my red planet because of the stargate immigration, but i see no option to build any zolarg buildings.
5y ago
@Nikko , i'll pick up all the alu from you. I need tons of it anyway. Let's talk over discord later
5y ago
give it time

i remember i saw the overlord talking about this on one of the threads. eventually, it will be possible on regular maps as well.

as far as i can tell, us premium players are the guinea pigs. lots of new stuff is being tested on us. the turbo bot is also one of them.i think if it's a success then he will deploy it in the next update for everyone to have.

so keep on dreaming because i also have a dream: ''that one day a white little male will be able to play with a black little bug in harmony '' (Marvin Shooter King)
5y ago
Nikko said:@w0rm ah well. I'll try and steal them off you some other time :)

What is a reasonable price per 100 for diamonds? Since the market is quite empty of them I can't tell what a "proper" price is.

not the slightest clue. I've picked them up from 60k to 1 mil per 100 in the past.... place buy orders at a price you think is fair and hope that someone will fill them :) . That's what i always do
5y ago
@Nikko , i can't sell more. I placed everything i picked up from them up for sale for exactly the same strategy you just told. In a week's time they were supposed to come back to me from the market regardless of my storage capacity.

All i had was bought. I'm left with 10 mil lol
5y ago
Craig said:well, I'm wondering how they can keep selling so many when their gdp is so low. wouldn't it be higher or fluctuating at least?

hence why this whole thing makes no sense. only one who can put an end to this is the overlord.

or them...if they stop.

it's really cool that they managed to populate the GBT with orders, but spam is spam.

question is, who the hell bought all those diamonds from me???
5y ago
well someone bought them for retarded amounts of cash . not sure how to feel
5y ago
Craig said:It sounds like you don't want anyone else to have any diamonds lol

lul i want everyone to have diamonds, but not in the hundreds of millions. the heck is one to do with that many diamonds? i have 10 mil on the colony i play now and they seem to last me for another 2-3 years at the rate i'm going.

either way, they're back to the spammers i think and i'm left off with a colony with a ton of cash that i now have to abandon. good thing i have a new one i was focusing on :)
5y ago
Well that failed lol

They bought everything i had up for sale and now i ended up with a colony of a fucktillion dollars : https://www.my-colony.com/colonies/uQSVxqNU/

Least i tried... hopefully the overlord comes back from his trip soon and solves this mess

@Ottoich , i'd be glad to hand over that massive pile of cash to you to help you restart your commonwealth in case you can't get unbanned. Last time i checked your GDP was in that area anyway. (and yes i know GDP is calculated with the resources held as well, but the money can be used to buy back the resources from other players maybe)
5y ago
well... i figured out how to mess with them :)

i had a colony with a bunch of storage space lying around. picked up 2 batches at a time from the guys and set them up for sale at retarded prices in batches of 200 mil. Some will afford to buy them, but most will not, so in a week's time all the diamonds return to that colony of mine and get locked away nice and safe forever. Problem solved on the diamond front i hope

My mistake was that i put some of them up at affordable prices to some late gamers. But i hope they won't abuse their new holdings to come and make those diamonds disappear like i will
5y ago
Well...it's official. They cracked the game. There are tons of offers on the diamond market for 100 mil at a time @1500 .

Is it even possible to have/hold that many diamonds?
5y ago
It's actually quite a cool tool if used properly. It can be used to populate the GBT when dead on offers. I needed wood today and i could have used a few small sell offers to pick up the small quantities i needed fast... but there was no wood for sale on the GBT.

Then again, such a tool in the wrong hands can cause spam like it did just now. The oil offers made me lol

It's like Trump becoming president all over again. Is this a good or a bad thing? :D
5y ago
I bet some of you already noticed a ton of offers appear out of the blue on the GBT from a player named TRIPPED. https://www.my-colony.com/colonies/FEgd4WpV/

Funny thing is, that 100 sell orders or more appear at once!!!! how does he do it? the man can clearly code and made himself a nifty little tool.

Don't get me wrong, i think it's incredible. It helps out early/mid game players soo much since he sells small quantities at reasonable price. I'd love to do the same. Would help the small ones develop faster if they can afford to buy what they need when they need at all times.

If you're reading this TRIPPED, you are awesome! and...i want one!

EDIT: i think he's using a macro tool. i'll be looking into those later today. i'd love to be able to put up 10's of buy requests for smaller amounts so i can get the resources i need to buy from smaller colonies as well.
5y ago
nothing to do with flipping buildings necesarely. happened to me out of the blue a few times in 0.48 version that was released just now.

luckily my computer is a monster and it went away after a few secs.

i also noticed very massive lag every now and then. apparently the secret to get out of it is to right click on your toolbar (yeah..the windows toolbar..) and hover your mouse over it. for some reason it seems to fix both the lag and the black screen issue. for me it does at least. hope it helps
5y ago
Ottoich said:I was banned too, lost my commonwealth with 200+ members and a RRR-Index of 125...

oh dear lord.i feel for you man
5y ago
well that explains a lot.

i went through the same deal as @tony24334 a few weeks back and i just went like: screw it, perhaps selling the amounts i sold at the prices i sold might be considered cheating...so i just went with it and got myself a new colony.

given this new info i think i was a target as well. heh
5y ago


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