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Fiscal Quarter 3 Update | August, 2090


Dividend Stocks
Some megacorporations, to incentivize investment, may pay out dividends in Fiscal Quarter 3 of every year their their investors. Dividends are a sum of money paid regularly (typically quarterly) by a company to its shareholders out of its profits (or reserves). These dividends are on a scale of one to five percent.

Every Public Megacorporation will, via IC post, decide whether their shares will pair out Dividends. If so, they will select between 1 and 5% to pay out. Paying out Dividends will increase the likelihood of Foreign Investors in buying their stocks. This also means in Fiscal Quarter 3 of every year, the MegaCorporation will need to pay out dividends to those investors.




North American Market
Finance corporation Pretoria Qualified sells 24 Orange Book Investment Plants at a price of $4 Billion per unit, totaling sales of $96 Billion at a much needed time for the NAU economy.

South American Market
[Sales Update Here]

European Market
[Sales Update Here]

Middle Eastern Market
[Sales Update Here]

African Market
[Sales Update Here]

World Stock Market
[Sales Update Here]


Fiscal Quarter 3 | July, 2090

[Post 3 of 3]



An employee of Vindicate Operations testing with Securnet 1.0


Vindicate Operations unveils its new asset, Securnet 1.0, a portable handheld hacking access system. Securnet 1.0 is the first commercial grade handheld cybersecurity apparatus in the world. Easily handled, managed, serviced and used, this will allow us to every day IT staff into season cybersecurity veterans.
- Opens the Cybersecurity market.
- Gifts Vindicate Operations the Securnet 1.0 Operating System. (Rating 1.0) [Played Selected Price $1-$20]
- Creates 1d20 number of Anti-Corpo Blackhats across the world.
- -2 CHAOS in every Market that is not CLOSED.

Persephone Station
  • Investigation into the Murder of Alexandr Kurachev continues, with half a dozen suspects being rounded up.

North American Market
  • Pretoria Qualified introduces it's Orange Book Investment Plan to the market at a cost of $4 Billion.
  • Kettler-Russo Corporation introduces their PMCs to the market at a price of $10.
  • Kettler-Russo Corporation designs develops a second PMC, [Ravensoft PMC: 0/5 Enforcers | Rating 1.55]
  • Weapons manufacturer Fairview-Clearweather Manufacturing introduces the FCM-101 Assault Rifle to the market and immediately begins production of it to meet demand. The weapon sells fantastically, selling nearly 5,000,000 units at a total net profit of $25,000,000,000.
  • An attempt by Tech-Comm to introduce a breakthrough in the Media sector amounts to nothing at a cost of $50 Billion.
  • Dreamcloud introduces DMC News into the North American market at a price of $3.
  • Dreamcloud purchases 2 Million Shares of Helping Hands Industry for $22.09 Billion.
  • Lance Solutions opens a new department by spending $50 Billion. The industry? Weapons.
  • Lance Solutions develops a new product in the Genetic Engineering department, the FocusFast, a neural enhancement designed to combat and destroy a short attention span. [Rating: 1.51]
  • Helping Hands Industries introduces the MedQuik product into the North American market at a price of $9, selling $18 Billion worth.

South American Market
  • Weapons magnate SIMA attempts a breakthrough of heavy machinery and weaponry in a similar vein to the OW-1 from Orwell Technologies but testing ends in failure.

European Market
  • Media conglomerate Tech-Comm introduces it's GNN--Global News Network--to the European Market at a price of $10.6 Billion per syndicated viewership.
  • Space corporation Highbeam Incorporated spends $70 Billion by upgrading it's existing space industry. [Space Industry is upgraded to Level 3, additionally they continue production of their Orbital Shuttles.
  • Orwell Technologies opens it's own Weapons Department at a cost of $50 Billion.
  • Orwell Technologies unveils its OW-1 Walker Prototype [Rating 1.61, Weapon, Characteristic: ???] that is now available for production. Given it's ability to move on its own, the OW-1 will enter the battlefield faster than any other purchased weapon.
  • Andromeda Industries develops the Mirage 2092 (Aerospace) [Rating: 1.38].

African Market
  • Pretoria Qualified loans $6 Billion to Orwell Technologies at an interest rate of 30% per Quarter.
  • Pretoria Qualified develops a new product, NVISION, as a cybersecurity asset. [Rating: 1.04] (Characteristic: ???)

Middle Eastern Market
  • [Needs Update]

East Asian Market
  • Floating Lanterns, Incorporated spends $50 Billion to open a new Space Department at it's Headquarters.
  • Floating Lantern, Incorporated sells the new Suikodoragon VTOL into the East Asian market, totaling nearly $30 Billion in sales.
  • Phoenix Rising Entertainment purchases 21 Million Shares of Helping Hands Industriesfor $232 Billion, and they additionally expand their Virtual Reality department by spending $60 Billion.
  • SIMA introduces 100% of the Maurita-89 into the East Asia Market, selling $66 Billion worth of product.

Aery Cities
  • Andromeda Industries introduces the Mirage to the market, though without a price, no sales are made.

World Stock Market
  • No change.







Fiscal Quarter 3 | July, 2090

[Post 2 of 3]

Global Earnings Report


Total Sales for first Global Earnings Report


Though it single handedly destroyed the Asian platforming market for the next decade, the Great Swindle of early 2091 turned Phoenix Rising Entertainment into a superstar literally overnight. Similarly, while making huge strides in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Cognitive Robotics woefully underperformed and lost substantial ground in the market. Similarly, Tidal Enforcement was seen as the smallest fish in a big North American pond and investors quickly sent their investments to other more lucrative tracts in the Security and Weapons industry.

Persephone Station

North American Market
  • Weapons manufacturer Fairview-Clearweather Manufacturing introduces the FCM-101 Assault Rifle to the market and immediately begins production of it to meet demand. The weapon sells fantastically, selling nearly 5,000,000 units at a total net profit of $25,000,000,000.
  • An attempt by Tech-Comm to introduce a breakthrough in the Media sector amounts to nothing at a cost of $50 Billion.
  • Dreamcloud introduces DMC News into the North American market at a price of $3.
  • Dreamcloud purchases 2 Million Shares of Helping Hands Industry for $22.09 Billion.
  • Election Campaigns in the North American Union get underway with the nationalist and protectionist America First Party seek to regain power, while the progressive Alliance for Equality seek to maintain the status quo. Campaigns are expected to end in Fiscal Quarter 1, 2091. Given the current food shortage problem, prospects for the America First Party look promising, while the Alliance for Equality are campaigning on the strength of the current economy.

    Polling (Election Chances)
    - America First Party: 43%
    - Alliance for Equality: 38%


    Flag of the North American Union (2046-)

South American Market
  • [Needs Update]

European Market
  • Media conglomerate Tech-Comm introduces it's GNN--Global News Network--to the European Market at a price of $10.6 Billion per syndicated viewership.

Middle Eastern Market
  • [Needs Update]

East Asian Market
  • [Needs Update]

World Stock Market
  • Share prices in Cognitive Robotics fall 15%.
  • Share prices in Tidal Enforcement fall 15%.
  • Share prices in Lance Solutions fall 15%.





MegaCorporation Actions


1. Design Product: Select one of your Industries. This will generate a new product. It's Rating will be [Current Industry Level] + 1d99, with the 1d99 adding to the two decimals of the Rating. The rating system determines a products initial Popularity and Sales Modifier.

2. Produce Goods: All Industries generate their highest rated product. Production is [Baseline Production] x [Production Facilities] + [Heavy Manufacturing Bonus].

3. Expand Department: Select a Department. Pay $50 Billion + X0 Billion (X being the current Rank of the Industry) to upgrade it one level. Minor Industries cost 10% less.

4. New Department: Select an Industry. Costs $50 Billion. May now pursue Design Products, Produce Goods and Expand that Department.

5. Buy/Sell/Issue Shares: Choose a Public Corporation and select an amount of Shares to purchase or sell following it's relevant cost or price. - If you own at least half + 1 of a corporation available shares, you may begin a Merger or Acquisition of that corporation. You may choose to Issue any amount of Shares (Millions). This will decrease the Stock Price considering, as well as your ownership percentage of the company.
- Shares purchased cannot be sold until they have been owned for two fiscal quarters.

6. Corporate Espionage: Conduct one of several forms of corporate espionage.

7. Bid/Sell/Lease Land: You may Bid on a Land Plot, Sell a Land Plot, Lease it to a Megacorporation.

8. Introduce/Product: Select a Market. Determine selling price for viable products and Maximum Percentage of Product Allotted (What percentage of your product you'll sell into the market). Price is set when using this action from $0.10 to $20 as the maximum. Optimal price for 100% is based on Total Demand divided by Total Supply divided by total active competitors multiplied by [Product Exclusivity Modifier] selling in that space in that Fiscal Year.

9. Attempt Breakthrough: Select a Primary and Secondary Industry of yours. You may spend increments of $50 Billion to increase the Die Roll Modifier by 1. On a 1d6 roll, you will achieve a breakthrough on 5-6.

10. Deploy Asset: Plays an Asset Card. If unchallenged for the reminder of the Year, this will take effect at the beginning of the next year.





INDUSTRIES

[Unsaturated | Competitive | Saturated]

  • Artificial Intelligence: The utilization of machine intelligence that can not only replicate tasks already accomplished by humans but rather adapt and learn from them has nearly no limits. That being said, A.I. is stupendously expensive.
    - 2 of 18 Active Competitors (11%)
  • Weapons: Development of small arms as well as Mobile Frames, vehicles and technologies for combat applications is nearly endless. There is never a soldier that isn't looking for a new shiny weapon or a war for him to go die in.
    - 1 of 18 Active Competitors (5.5%)
  • Pharmaceuticals: Never have there been more illnesses that customers need to take care of. Researching new products will keep our customers alive and buying!
    - 1 of 18 Active Competitors (5.5%)
  • Finances: Financing is neither new or exciting. It is however an easy way of making money by lending funds to other corporations at a nice interest rate.
    - 3 of 18 Active Competitors (16.5%)
  • Cloning: An industry all it's own--though pairing well and often crossing into Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, "RepTech" is considered the "Technology of God," whereas growing human bodies is the trade of the day.
    - 1 of 18 Active Competitors (5.5%)
  • Space: Lunar exploration is gearing up on a whole new level, as are space walks and deep space exploration.
    - 3 of 18 Active Competitors (16.5%)
  • Virtual Reality: Dubbed the Second Universe, Virtual Reality is on the verge of existing with it's own infrastructure, economy and politics.
    - 3 of 18 Active Competitors (16.5%)
  • Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity is both the first offensive and defensive weapon in a megacorporation's arsenal. Protecting against black hat attacks might be the difference between sinking and swimming.
    - 3 of 18 Active Competitors (16.5%)
  • Security: Private Military Corporations legalized under the International Military Privatization Act of 2077 have turned every street walking mercenary into a soldier of fortune.
    - 5 of 18 Active Competitors (27.7%)
  • Media: While the only product they sell is information, media is absolutely necessary for selling your product and making the customer your friend.
    - 4 of 18 Active Competitors (22.2%)






Rules


1. All Orders must be PM'd to the Game Manager as a whole, not individually.
2. All Orders must have the company name and headquarters in the PM, or orders will be dismissed.
3. All Orders that require monetary expenditures will require the money spent to be in the PM.




Fiscal Quarter 3 | July, 2090

World Event: Famines Strike North American Union


By the end of June, incoming shipments from South America and Africa had slowed.

It's easily forgotten how much of a house of cards we live in. An intricate and interlocking web of networks and trade deals, all a single click or hiccup away from collapsing. Today, something definitely fell through. Things didn't really start to hurt until July--the shelves had been emptied long before that, but it's not until you've got nothing that you realize that your neighbor isn't the enemy, it's those who put us into the position anyway. Some say it was climate change: overworking the environment caused minuscule changes in the climate that caused crop yields to fall. Others believed it was the profit motive. Why sell to the Union when there were more mouths to feed with bigger wallets in Europe and Asia anyway?
Johannes Mahster, Journalist for the Chicago Exclusive

- +7 Chaos in North American Union
- Demand for Entertainment and Electronics decrease by 20%.
- Demand for Weapons increases by 20%.
- Rating for Synthfoods in North America market increases by 500%.




Persephone Station
  • The second richest man in the world, Alexandr Kurachev, age 66, is found dead in his holobath. Persephone Security Forces determine cause of death as strangulation and open an investigation. Literally a vacuum of the ultra rich, a panic occurs as headlines: "STUCK ON STATION WITH A MURDERER?" dominate the headlines. [+0.2 Chaos in Persephone Station.]

North American Market
  • Dreamcloud spent the second fiscal quarter of the year producing goods for the year and then subsequently received an asset.
  • Helping Hands Industries spends $60,000,000,000 to upgrade it's pharmaceutical research center.

South American Market
  • Pending.

European Market
  • Pending.

Middle Eastern Market
  • Robotics company Cognitive Robotics unveiled the Ma Musaeid, a handheld artificial partner not unlike the System-1 apparatus. Except this unit was designed for accounting, translation and navigating the web instead of playing video games. Subsequently, the company deployed it's own Artificial Intelligence asset.


    An arabic citizen interacting with a Ma Musaeid prototype, 2090

East Asian Market
  • Tech and transport giant SH Holdings enters the transport market in the hotbed of East Asia--bolstered by the Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shangzhou super highway. The SNR was dropped into the market but at $2,000,000 sales were.. good, but left a bad taste in the mouth of the designer who felt they were being taken of by a lack of competition in the market. "A nine hundred percent mark up," one talk show host lamented. Intending to sell 20 million units, SH Holding found themselves selling only two million, for a total of $40,000,000,000. [Rating for SNR drops to 1.22].
  • Sales for the SH7 were modestly better, but citizens remained all too aware that SH Holding was overpriced. SH7 sales came to a total of only twenty million units for a total of $20,000,000,000. [SH7 rating drops to 0.90]

World Stock Market
  • Share prices for Cognitive Robotics increase by 4.5%.
  • Due to uncertainty in the market, share prices for Dreamcloud, Lance Solutions, Helping Hands Industries, Fairview-Clearweather Manufacturing, Kettler-Russo Corporation Tidel Enforcement and Tech-Comm fall 3%








REAL ESTATE
New Industry available, as of Fiscal Quarter 3, 2090




Fiscal Quarter 2 (April-June)


The World in 2090


[Post 3 of 3]
June, 2090


    North American Market
  • Boston based Tech-Comm continues production of it's nightly news program GNN.
  • Seattle based Kettler-Russo Corporation trains nearly 5,000 new soldiers of fortune for it's security branch.
  • The weapons manufacturer Fairview-Clearweather Manufacturing unveils the FMC-101 Assault Rifle [Rating 1.10 | Price to be set by the Player | Characteristic to be set by the Player]. Similarly, attempts to create a new energy based weapons platform--even with an investment of nearly $25 billion ends in failure and the death of several employees.

    South American Market
  • South American weapons manufacturer SIMA produces nearly 11 million new Maurita-89 rifles and attempt a new weapons design that falls apart at the last second, even with a nearly $50,000,000,000 investment from the Research & Development Department.
  • Kettler-Russo Corporation sells the services of 8,000 PMC employees into the South American market.

    European Market
  • Production on the Zweier 77 civilian space aircraft begins, of which 4 are finished this quarter.

    Middle Eastern Market
  • No significant changes in this market for this quarter.

    African Market
  • Tech-Comm administers it's news program GNN to the African market for the first time, bringing in $11,000,000,000 in revenues.

    East Asian Market
  • No significant changes in this market for this quarter.

    Aery Cities Market
  • Zurich based space conglomerate sells it's first transports for commercial use from Earth to the Aery Cities market, bringing in net profits of $9,000,000,000.

World Stock Market
  • Share prices for Kettler-Russo Corporation increase by 4.5%.
  • Share prices for Andromeda Industries increase by 4.5%.






[Players may now send Turn 3/Q3 Orders]
Fiscal Quarter 2 (April-June)



[Post 2 of 3]
April, 2090


    North American Market
  • The biotechnology company Lance Solutions receives a Genetic Engineering Asset.
  • The pharmaceutical giant Helping Hands Industries produces it's goods for the fiscal quarter and receives a Pharmaceuticals Asset.

    South American Market
  • No significant changes in this market for this quarter.

    European Market
  • Security defense conglomerate Vindicate Operations receives a Cybersecurity Asset.

    Middle Eastern Market
  • Middle Eastern tech company advances it's Artificial Intelligence department in Jerusalem. [Artificial Intelligence is advanced to Level 2.]

    African Market
  • The financial giant Pretoria Qualified ramps up in anticipation for it's Orange Book Investment Plan being released later this year and subsequently receives a Financial Asset.

    East Asian Market
  • No significant changes in this market for this quarter.

    Aery Cities Market
  • No significant changes in this market for this quarter.

World Stock Market
  • The biotechnology company Lance Solutions spends $50,000,000,000 to purchase 5.7 million shares of their own stock. Share prices of LAS increase to $11,812 and LAS now owns 55% of it's own stock holdings.
  • The security defense company Vindicate Operations purchases 1 Million Shares of Highbeam Incorporated at $11,049 for a cost of $11.04 Billion.
  • Middle Eastern Cognitive Robotics purchase 3 Million of their own shares for $34.1 Billion.






Fiscal Quarter 2 (April-June)




[Post 1 of 3]
April, 2090



Industry News brought to you by World News 57


London based space exploration and tourist corporation Highbeam Incorporated has announced plans that by the end of the month, the final piece of Persephone Station will be launched into space. Already with over a million inhabitants, Persephone Station has been halted in the final stages due to stalling negotiations between Highbeam and other megacorporations responsible for logistics and supply efforts for the launch systems.

ASSET CARD (Highbeam Incorporated): The opening of Persephone Station has long been coming, it's time has arrived. Home to 2,750,000 of the world's wealthiest citizens and hanging in low Earth orbit, this will open a new beacon of trade and consumers.
* Persephone Station Market is unveiled, requires Space as a Major Industry or Level 3 Minor Industry to sell into.
* The player that played this card gains +10 Influence in Persephone Station.

[Players with an Asset Card may now post Counter Offers via IC.]



Launch Center at Highbeam Incorporated, London, 2090


    North American Market
  • Existing in an already saturated market, Tidal Enforcement announces the creation of Silver Eye, the newest and most sophisticated security system on the planet. Semi-autonomous in operation, it takes all the worry out of the customer and gives full remote access to it's user. [Rating: 1.20] (Pricing to be set by Tidal Enforcement).
  • Production of the TBR-90 continues, with 10 million units finalized in April.
  • Tech giant Sobel-Braunson Security Systems spends $60,000,000,000 upgrading it's Artificial Intelligence department back in Boston and may now be on the very cusp of something great. [Sobel-Braunson Security Systems upgrades Artificial Intelligence to Level 2.]

    South American Market
  • European manufacturer Orwell Technologies enters the South American automarket with the Eyean, at a price of $1,700,000 per unit. Exactly what consumers in the market wanted, sales appeared to be 7 Million units for a total net revenue of $89,250,000,000. [Eyean rating decreases by 0.17]

    European Market
  • European space giant Highbeam Incorporated invests $60,000,000,000 into expanding it's maintenance facilities of it's patented Blast Off centers for tourist travel in the area. [Space Industry is upgraded to Level 2.]

    Middle Eastern Market
  • Technology corporation Cognitive Robotics finalizes a loan of
    $30,000,000,000 from Vindicate Operations at a Quarterly Interest rate of 2.5%.

    African Market
  • No noticeable changes in April, 2090.

    East Asian Market
  • Retaining presence in it's own territory, Phoenix Rising Entertainment continues selling the Virtual Reality product System-1 in the market at a premium cost of $2,000 per unit, netting total sales of $320,000,000,000. By the end of April, two out of three people in Asia had a System-1 in their home. "It will destroy the market," local economists said. "Another VR system won't sell for a hundred years," a VR specialist said on local television. [Rating for System-1 has dropped to 0.10]
  • Space and transportation giant Floating Lanterns, Incorporated produces it's goods, a totality of: 2 Sawajiro Shooters and 4 Suikodoragon VTL's. In the same quarter they offered thirty Sawajiro Shooters to local airlines for a total of $36,000,000,000 in sales, expected to begin taking to the skies and transporting passengers next year. [Rating for Sawajiro Shooter has dropped to 2.93]
  • The North American technology titan Sobel-Braunson Security Systems struggles in the Asian platforming market, likely due to high sales of the System-1. Selling only 4 million units for a total of $54,600,000,000. Demand for platforming virtual devices has dissipated for the foreseeable future.

    Aery Cities Market
  • No noticeable changes in April, 2090.


World Stock Market
  • Middle Eastern robotics firm Cognitive Robotics spends $62,662,000,000 dollars in purchasing 17 million shares of Fairview-Clearweather Manufacturing to become a 51% majority shareholder in the company.
  • Stock prices for Fairview-Clearweather Manufacturing jump with the recent investment to $5,565 per share, as well as giving them $62,662,000,000 in liquid capital.
  • Foreign investors purchase 8 Million Shares of Highbeam Incorporated at a price of $74,200,000,000. The share price increases to $11,049.






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