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Spin Echo 11-19-2012 02:48 AM

Trade screen anomaly
 
Just started playing his game and it seems great so far. Really like the combination of 4X and ARPG, I've wanted to see something like this for a long time.

Anyway, I thought I would chip in with a weird anomaly I noticed on the trade screen. I have been using it to sell various things to my allies for whatever money they have available (I have no idea if that's wise). Since I don't have the patience for haggling, I start by putting my stuff on the left and all their money on the right. That works when they are poor, but not when they are rich. So then I ask for a counteroffer, which weirdly involves money on my side.

Sometimes the counteroffer makes sense, e.g. My random tech + my 800 credits in exchange for 1000 credits. Ok, I guess that's equivalent to selling it for 200 credits. I'll take it.

But sometimes the counteroffer is nonsense, e.g. My random scouting report + my 1200 credits in exchange for 1000 credits. Really? They want me to pay them to take my stuff?? That can't be right.

Zillion 11-19-2012 02:56 PM

What was your relationship number at with that particular race?

Spin Echo 11-19-2012 03:39 PM

Good question, I don't remember. The next time it happens I will take note.

Shadow 11-19-2012 06:47 PM

All of that is possible. The races tend to start the bidding off in their favor.


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