November has arrived! In my game I want to move to Gotenborg in early November to get LM. In order to do that I have to raise 1Million and keep the rest of my Hanse running. Well, I narrowed it down to two choices: manual arbitrage or find another way. I tried the arbitrage method but I found that the timing really interferes with a lot of other things going on in the game. I can now see the advantage to piling up the cash early for flexibility later in the game. By the way, the hot keys method is great for filling in the lag time when you are waiting for the next event to happen. Thanks for that tip. Anyhow, I decided to try the raiding again. First town- yeilded 450K. The town coffer was only 30K but my goods sales and then re-aquisition worked fine. I resupplied the trading office and moved on. After the raid, no change in the satisfaction levels, they were low already. I was amazed to see that 2 days after the raid, the levels started coming up! Testing has shown me that the next 2 raids should yeild well over 600K per raid with the same results in satisfaction. So I've decided to keep this going to see what happens. It looks like I'll have the money to move, and some extra GSto boot!
Where does that 1M go anyhow?
The plan is that after the raiding, there will be a star burst effect from Gotenborg to the hanse with over 10,000 goods beginning their journey on a regular distribution schedule. I think I will have just enough ships to make it happen.
The bricks are piling up! Bergen, Bremen and Hamburg are up to speed and bricks are available for use. Oslo is under development but has lagged behind the growth of others for various reasons. Ladoga is poised to build the eastern Hanse. A convoy will begin supplying those towns that need an increase in Merchant and Gable houses. Also, Whalers, Meat and Beer will finally get underway. 5 IG are already underway. Most towns are over 80% wells and roads. 3 Med trips have returned but I will crank those convoy's up to 4-5 ships each when the ships become available to maximise the trips.
Q-Does the distance travelled to a town in the Med have a realtionship to the price you pay for a good? I ask that beause I've never gotten this far in a game before!
As a matter of fact, I took down a 2 ship pirate convoy with my own 2 ship convoy, all ships remained above 90%, and I had never done that before either!
Now I've got to figure out those supply convoys!