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Discussion in 'How do I...' started by ndkid, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. ndkid

    ndkid Viceroy-in-Training

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    In my latest game, New Terra was running about a half-billion dollar deficit, which wasn't surprising given that it had a 0% income tax. I remember reading about system/sector foci earlier this year... is there currently any way to convince your underlings to modify the tax rate? I couldn't spot one when I went through the edict and conversation lists, but figured I might have missed something.

    Barring that, is there any way to turn around that large a deficit in a reasonable period of time? The various economic sector choices seem likely to only move the curve slightly in the near term.
     
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  2. Texashawk

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    Hi ndkid,

    I'm working on the balance in the next alpha release, and adding a mechanic where you will be able to set a system/sector fiscal policy of savings/balance spending/deficit spending, which should help. Basically, for now, you can't raise the tax rate - that will happen on its own unless you have an idiot viceroy/sec gov who refuses to see the onrushing train. That code could probably use a pass as well, now that garrisons and retirement subsidies are in the mix, which they weren't when I wrote that code a while back. Unfortunately, there is not a way to raise the tax manually currently. Some other things:

    1) Assassinate the viceroy
    2) Pressure the viceroy to lower government spending - New Terra probably doesn't need all that ADM, but that's a choice you might have to make
    3) Lower industrial taxes - this will encourage spending by the private sector to expand the various sectors (though you will have to pay for it, as a state-run economy) but it will make you more money in the long run, as well as provide more income tax income.

    Any thoughts?

    -Steve
     
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  3. Zireael

    Zireael Alpha Tester
    Testing The Galaxy, One Star At A Time

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    I've been asking for a way to increase taxes for ages - idiotic viceroys are a plague.

    Can't wait for a promised new build with money improvements.
     
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  4. Texashawk

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    The new build (.411) should alleviate a lot of these issues.

    -Steve
     
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