I have been playing a couple of games over the last 12 months and one thing I have noticed which has changed is the stock market.
Just started a game today and the market is full of SELL offers at 1 coin per unit. Why is this ?
COAL SELL 1 / BUY 4.6
OIL SELL 1 / BUY 5.3
GAS SELL 1 / BUY 4.8
The next 2 other so-called Best Offers are also 1 coin per unit, while the SELL average price for OIL for example 5.6 coins.
The market is corrupted because it is forcing me to make an offer rather than selling at a fair and average price to the market itself.
With players of different time zones and playing styles, sometimes players who want to trade resources cannot wait until other players want to or are ready to purchase.
Then there are crazy deals that come up when I am writing this thread, the market puts up a deal of 3 units of oil for 4.6 coins.
These micro deals are stupid and do not allow for any real monetary gains.
Maybe I am missing something, like where are the fun elements in the market and the focus on economic strategy with such an unbalanced market system?
Anyone who can shed some light on the stock market would be appreciated.