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    Tech dealing 101

    Post by Ralend on Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:50 pm

    Tech Guide
    As a new nation you NEVER want to buy tech. It’s expensive, and you can make much more money by selling it.


    Tech Deal

    A tech deal is the term we use for when a large nation and a small nation exchange tech. This happens because tech gets more expensive as you acquire more of it. Eventually it is cheaper for older nations to buy tech from a smaller nation who’s tech is still cheap.


    Tech Deal Formats

    There are different kinds of tech deals such as the Tech Matrix which can be 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4

    The most common one is a 1on1 Tech Deal. This deal is fairly simple, the buyer sends the seller three(3) million. Then the seller buys 50 tech. After the first aid slot expires, you send the 50 tech, and then buy another 50 tech to send once the aid slot expires again. Often people try to get a tech deal like this to be continuous/renewed.


    Basic Tech-Selling Pointers for 1v1 Deals

    The assumed deal is $3million for 100tech. You'll get the $3m first. 10 days later you are required to send out the 1st batch of 50tech. Then another 10 days later, the last batch of 50tech.

    $3million (Day 1) = 50 tech (Day 10) + 50 tech (Day 20)


    e.g.:
    Nation A: Buyer
    Nation B: Seller

    Nation A send Nation B 3M
    Nation B Buys 50 tech
    Nation B sends 50 tech to Nation A after the aid slot expires(10 days)
    Nation B send the last 50 tech to Nation A after the aid slot expires(10 days)


    How to Buy Tech?


    The best way to buy tech to make the most money is to buy it in this sequence 4.5+10+10+5+10+10+0.5 The reason this saves money is because the tech price only starts scaling at 5 tech. Also a way to make even more money with tech dealing, is to get 2 universities (improvements) these cut tech costs, and allow you to make more money.

    NOTE: DO NOT BUY MORE THEN 50 TECH AT A TIME, IF YOU DO YOU WILL LOSE PROFIT


    Reminder: DOs and DON'Ts of Tech Dealing

    DOs:
    1. Buy in this order: 4.5, 10, 10, 5, 10, 10, 0.5
    It is the most cost efficient.

    2. Buy and hold no more than 50tech. 50tech is the maximum you should go. Tech will cost more as you buy more. Otherwise, you will lose your profits in the process.

    3. If you can, try to get the resource GOLD, bonus Microchips and improvements UNIVERSITIES. It will further cut costs of purchasing tech.

    4. Be punctual and courteous to the tech client/buyer. Customer satisfaction will get you a Tech Deal Renewal in most cases. Getting regular customers is a priceless asset.


    DON'Ts:
    1. DO NOT OVERSPEND. This can never be emphasized enough. Do the math.
    If you do not have gold, chips or universities, DO NOT spend more than $1.3million. This is because 50tech will cost you about $850,000. 100tech will cost you about $1.7million.

    Spend $1.3m or slightly less. Buy the 1st 50tech. Hold the rest of the $850k until 10 days later when you buy the 2nd 50tech, after you have sent out the 1st batch of tech.

    The situation will be slightly different if you have more than 1 tech customer. Do the math yourself. It is simple.


    2. Do not go to war. If you lose the tech or cash reserves during war, you are gonna screw up the tech deal and your own nation.

    3. Do not try to run away with the money. You will be hunted down.

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