Questions tagged [offworld-trading-company]

Become an entrepreneur trying to take control of the Martian market in this economic strategy game by Civilization IV lead designer, Soren Johnson. Release Date: 28 Apr, 2016

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Why can't I turn on my “Glass Kiln”?

I'm in a skirmish game vs AI, and it seems to me I have all resources needed to turn my Glass Kiln on (and it would be positive profits), but it keeps saying "Needs O2", is it a bug or something I can'...
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Why is sum of shares different from total value (10% instead of 100%)?

I know the game is supposed to mimic the real market, about which I know almost nothing, but I don't understand how the value of a share is calculated (I mean why is it calculated the way it seems). ...
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How to pick the HQ you want in skirmish mode?

I have the game including "Jupiter" expansion (it was auto included), which means I have 6 HQs available, but when I start a skirmish mode, I can see only 4 HQs. Is there a way to cyle through the 6 ...
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When to use Seneca?

When to use other command centers seems at least partially obvious to me, Scavenger - Fast upgrades, quick claims, plenty of carbon Scientific - Plenty of low level water tiles, expensive food, etc ...
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Can you use 2+ hacker arrays on the same resource simultaneously?

Can you build multiple hacker arrays and then for example, jack up the price of food on both of them at the same time? There-by potentially doubling the price increase? I recently learned you can ...
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Does Slant Drilling overwrite an existing ressource?

Does Slant Drilling overwrite an existing ressource? In the exemple below, will the small water ressource will become a high one instead ?
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Does Synthetic Meat patent improve food production in all subsequent weeks of the campaign mode missions?

The Synthetic Meat patent's description says "Greenhouse Farm is permanently boosted" but what does it mean exactly? Does it increase the production by 1 level and last for the entire duration of the ...
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How many seconds are there in a day?

I'm trying to figure out if it's worth using Mutiny costing $6k on a Solar Panel during a NEWSFLASH: Solar flare! when it's 12:50 and Power is $180 each but falling. The basic calculation is (time ...
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How is net revenue calculated?

How is net revenue calculated? Which expenses are in the equation? In other words, does the net revenue calculate that I will purchase every resources from the market except the electricity, ...
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How useful are hacker arrays?

I've been trying to find ways to maximize profits when all resource generation is in the green and the most profitable resource's price has dropped to very low values. Hacker arrays seem to only ...
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In campaign, is it more profitable to keep buying colony modules or paying off debt / accumulating cash?

I've noticed that after a certain number of purchased modules, the projected cash/week figure doesn't increase noticeably. My play style results in a lot of debt until the steady production can be ...
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Can currently Mutinied buildings be targeted by Mutiny again?

Can the second player's building which is currently under effect of the third player's Mutiny be targeted by my Mutiny? Will the current process (an offworld shipment, patent research or optimization) ...
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Do I need to keep the Patent lab in Offworld Trading Company?

After all research is "owned" by players. Do I need to keep the Patent Lab? Or can I just use the space for something else -- while keeping all researched benefits?
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How to deal with lack of a certain resource?

When you have a ressource's surplus, you can sell it automatically pressing ctrl + shift. In my case, my farms need water to produce food. I must buy water manually each time it is needed. Is there ...
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What does the neutral colony do?

At the beginning of the game, there is a neutral colony named "New Berlin". Later in the game, what the players and AIs can do with this colony ?
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Should I place buildings from the scientific faction over the larger piles of resource?

When playing as the scientific faction, you can place buildings that need some resource over a tile that has that resource. It will then extract what it needs by itself. Will placing the buildings ...
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How to get a claim back?

If I mis-clicked and placed a wrong building or built one at a wrong place, how can I get the spent claim back? If I bulldoze the building I'm not getting my claim back, and sometimes when this ...
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Offworld trading company placing HQ on top of resource?

Are you supposed to do it or not? What are the benefits / downsides?