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Spartan30007

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Trade Depression?
« on: March 02, 2018, 06:58:54 AM »
Hello. First off, I'm thoroughly enjoying my first game of Oriental Empire! I've run into a problem, however, and don't know why it happened. One turn I was making about 2000 in profit and then it plummeted to about -500 the next. For some reason, my trade income decreased rapidly, especially at my capital. No disasters happened--nothing changed. Oddly enough, destroying the Market in a nearby large city increased my trade income from the current 2000 to 6000 (netting me 3,500 per turn). Is this supposed to happen? It does not make sense that destroying a nearby market or city should make me MORE money. Please help.

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Re: Trade Depression?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 10:04:06 AM »
Destroying a market in a nearby city could increase trade income in nearby cities, as there is less competition for their goods, but it shouldn't affect your overall total by much, except for a decrease in internal trade where the market formally was.

It sounds like there was a bug when your trade initially dipped, and destroying the market refreshed the trade routes and restored it to what it should have been.

If you have a save game from the time when your income was depressed, please send it too me so that I can take a look.  Email to bob@shiningpixelstudios.com. Saved games are stored in Documents/My Games/Oriental Empires/Saved Games
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Re: Trade Depression?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 11:03:51 PM »
Thank you for the response. I unfortunately don't have the save (overwritten, doh!). I did test again the next turn but did it again, which, makes me doubt it got reset. However, I tried again many turns later and only caused a small drop (as you said should happen). If this happens again I will be sure to send it to you.

I sent you a pm about a glitch on the forum though.