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Question about far range trading
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:26:49 AM »
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I bought 25 silver goods, worth 15 silver, traveled far enough to get a 300+ bonus, but when I visited town my goods only worth about 5 silver each,  and I could only sell them about 20 silver each, why is that? I don't understand the mechanism among them.
S&D means Supply and Demand, is it the total amount of available trading at this period?
Should I purchase goods in the town with high current available S&D and sell them to the low available S&D town?
How does S&D affect the price?
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Re: Question about far range trading
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 03:45:01 AM »
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I bought 25 silver goods, worth 15 silver, traveled far enough to get a 300+ bonus, but when I visited town my goods only worth about 5 silver each,  and I could only sell them about 20 silver each, why is that? I don't understand the mechanism among them.
S&D means Supply and Demand, is it the total amount of available trading at this period?
Should I purchase goods in the town with high current available S&D and sell them to the low available S&D town?
How does S&D affect the price?

S&D has some effect on price but not enough. When you click on the fief it'll tell you a "price" thats the base price that the 300% bonus gets applied too. So the fief you are at sells and buys for 5 price while the one you bought from is 15. Unfortunately you should have bought at that 5 price fief and sold at the 15 price fief but you should still be able to make money if you go to a 15 or higher fief.

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Re: Question about far range trading
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 06:05:40 AM »
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S&D has some effect on price but not enough. When you click on the fief it'll tell you a "price" thats the base price that the 300% bonus gets applied too. So the fief you are at sells and buys for 5 price while the one you bought from is 15. Unfortunately you should have bought at that 5 price fief and sold at the 15 price fief but you should still be able to make money if you go to a 15 or higher fief.
So you are saying every good had a price of 5s and price of 25s for different towns and villages?
Is there any "rank" of goods to make them a level of prices? Or actually all the goods had same basic price?
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Re: Question about far range trading
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 07:21:12 AM »
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So you are saying every good had a price of 5s and price of 25s for different towns and villages?
Is there any "rank" of goods to make them a level of prices? Or actually all the goods had same basic price?

the owner of the fief sets the price.

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Re: Question about far range trading
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 10:22:59 AM »
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Here's the most dumbed-down and not very realistic aspect of Strategus trading that's kinda barely fit for purpose:

If the fief of Slezkh has 'Goods Price 5', then they sell their goods for 5 silver apiece, but they also buy every type of trade good for 5 silver (multiplied by distance modifier). So all goods forever are always worth '5' in that one fief.

From your perspective as a trader, if you visit Slezkh in this example you can always consider your goods to be worth '5' each (+distance multiplier) but if the neighbouring village the same distance away has goods price set to '25' then they'll buy for 25 +distance muliplier.

For this reason Strategus is broadly split into 'buy' and 'sell' fiefs:
- ALWAYS buy goods in a fief where the goods are worth less than 10 silver each.
- ALWAYS sell goods in a fief where goods are worth more than 20 silver each.

As you can imagine, with distance bonus the small difference in selling price becomes huge. It's dumb but it's how trade and economy works in this game unfortunately.

*PS. It doesn't come up so much, but if a fief has very low S/D (lower than it's 'prosperity' - which means how much S/D they make in a full day) then the actual goods price in the fief menu is shown as being less good and you'll want to wait. Eg. goods price '5' creeps ever-closer to goods price '15' as S/D approaches 0, same for high goods prices everything creeps back to the default middle-value.
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Re: Question about far range trading
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 10:26:13 AM »
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TLDR - The trade goods you carry don't actually have a fixed value. The value depends entirely on the 'price' listed in the village, and applies to all goods equally.
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Re: Question about far range trading
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 04:35:48 PM »
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