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Or any other way for companies or individuals to interact with each other.

Apart from recruiting people from other companies, the stock system was the only way for people to have an in-game impact on each other. Is there any way we can do something similar here, or is it our goal to make this game as independant as possible with almost no real way to cheat and have an impact on other companies?
I personally loved the stock system but if we do this it would need to be known from the beginning. So now is the time to figure out if we want to do this. We have a little time b/c I'm going to get drivers working correctly b4 I add the companies, but I'm personally all for this!
(04-12-2010 11:17 AM)jefffan24 Wrote: [ -> ]I personally loved the stock system but if we do this it would need to be known from the beginning. So now is the time to figure out if we want to do this. We have a little time b/c I'm going to get drivers working correctly b4 I add the companies, but I'm personally all for this!

Maybe something like company bonds would be better as the RL stock system is not entirely linked to companies' RL performances. If you would like a gambling element in the game lets go for it, otherwise we could give each driver the option of buying a limited number of company bonds.

Then they get a % paid out by 'the game' each week based on the profits of that company they have chosen to buy the bonds of. Essentially this would be an improved version of the bank account system on Trukz. You would now have to think what to buy. No profit of that company would of course also mean no returns.

It is of course a system under which inactive players could still make money but there could be a requirement to log in/drive a leg during each week. No activity = no cash from bonds.

Also we could make it so that bonds from large companies return less per bond if lots of people own them.
If we can come up with a decent system to stop stocks spiralling out of control like the original I'm all for this. I think we really need to set total stock value to the cash + company assets value so that if everyone sells up (to company) the company is not liquidated.

Player-player sales would also be good to implement.
(04-12-2010 12:15 PM)Norman Wrote: [ -> ]If we can come up with a decent system to stop stocks spiralling out of control like the original I'm all for this. I think we really need to set total stock value to the cash + company assets value so that if everyone sells up (to company) the company is not liquidated.

Player-player sales would also be good to implement.

Agreed... We(Utopia) used this to torpedo a couple of competitors as we climbed the rankings. Have everyone buy in for a couple of days.. wait for the price to shoot up as others noticed. Then sell like mad..
stock idea is pretty cool, i think it would co mingle with Merger/buyout Idea. But could Companies have the choice to be Private or Public? Or would the stock thing be mandatory?

Quote:Then they get a % paid out by 'the game' each week based on the profits of that company they have chosen to buy the bonds of. Essentially this would be an improved version of the bank account system on Trukz. You would now have to think what to buy. No profit of that company would of course also mean no returns.

awesome plan, wouldn't need to raise the Bank Interest rate if ppl can earn additional money by the stock system, Dont wanna give ppl to many way's to earn a lot of money lol
(07-30-2010 03:56 PM)King Wrote: [ -> ]stock idea is pretty cool, i think it would co mingle with Merger/buyout Idea. But could Companies have the choice to be Private or Public? Or would the stock thing be mandatory?

Quote:Then they get a % paid out by 'the game' each week based on the profits of that company they have chosen to buy the bonds of. Essentially this would be an improved version of the bank account system on Trukz. You would now have to think what to buy. No profit of that company would of course also mean no returns.

awesome plan, wouldn't need to raise the Bank Interest rate if ppl can earn additional money by the stock system, Dont wanna give ppl to many way's to earn a lot of money lol

Well, in real-life you can stay private, or public. What about selling only to your employees? I think I remember that option, back when I had a Trukz company. It would be a good incentive.
stock sounds like a great idea. it would be a great way to have companies get built up quicker since we wil all be starting from 0
If we are going to have stocks in the game then one thing we must never have is that like in RL the company that sells its stocks gets that money from the buyer. This would only open the floodgates for some people to try and create multis in any way they can to buy their own stocks with the new accounts.
I think a stock system would be neat. It was discontinued on the other game just before I started playing it.
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