View Full Version : Keeping a good economy
07-16-2010, 05:06 PM
I bough the game yesterday andI'm only playing on Continious mode yet almost whatever i do my income always turn down to - and I'venever survived going into patricians as when i do that they make a revolt for no thaving the stuff when i cant make them. can any1 please tell me some tips. Because this is REALLY anoying
07-16-2010, 05:58 PM
Might be a good idea to block ascension rights until you're better equipped to handle the needs of Patricians. It really just takes a little practice. Peasants and Citizens are a good source of income; make sure you have enough to feed your economy.
07-16-2010, 09:19 PM
Make sure to set the taxes to dark yellow when not currently upgrading citizens to maximize the revenue you generate and to stay in the green.
07-20-2010, 01:24 PM
one thing I started doing that I found is you can click the options menu and on the second bar that comes up will be an overviews button. Hit then and view your cities and you can tell which ones are positive tax wise. I try my best to keep enough people per city to net a positive value on tax alone. So far only my nomads fall behind on taxes but more than make up for it on passive sales of tier 2 stuff.
07-21-2010, 05:21 AM
A few things:
- Try to get a shi tload of peaseants. They only need fish to be happy and the 2 wood per house are easy to afford (no need to buy tools). Cider gives you a good bonus to income aswell and is very simple to produce. Keep they in the yellow area unless you need more citizens.
That way you can can *easily* get +500 or more in the beginning.
- If you notice that the higher civ levels are short of a good they REQUIRE, lock the good for the lower level if possible. For example, if you don't have enough spice for your noblemen and patrcians, lock it for your citizen, then focus on increasing your spice production and unlock it again.
- Keep an eye on the usage of goods. If a good stays about the same level without increasing, it is time for building more farms/whatever to increase that certain good if you plan on building more houses.
If the amount decreases, you need to increase the amount of farms/whatever for that good asap or you might run out of that good.
- Make use of passive trading. If you have too much of a certain good, sell it though passive trading. If you lack a good and can't substain it yourself, have it bought from the traders (note: this can get very expensive, so I only recommend it temporarily and if you have enough money - this is mostly useful with tools in the beginning)
- Sell stuff to the neutral powers or other players/cpus - that gives more income then passive trading and can be a very good source of income depending on what you sell. Some goods, like provisions or cannons sell at a very high price.
- Ask the computer players (especially easy comps) for tributes regulary
- Try to get allied with the computers. Usually they send you some money from time to time
- Don't get that cease fire contract with the corsairs until they are actually are attacking your ships and you can't defend them (or don't want to)
- Do all the quests. Usually you get rewarded with goods or money for them, so this can be a good source of income aswell, especailly if you are low on money 5000 gold from a quest can be VERY useufl.
- Trade in honour for gold if you are low on money, or the other way around if you have enough money but not enough honour. Though, I'd do this only if you desperatly need money (eg for a peace treaty or something) since honour is otherwise needed for upgrades and items.
07-21-2010, 06:01 AM
Omega, I might edit some of your points into my post eventually, especially the part about tributes. I never figured of how to demand them so I never did. Trading in honor is also viable, although I rather spend it elsewhere as there is a risk that the friendly NPCs might refuse you money and you just wasted your honor.
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