Let me try and explain this to the best of my ability (keep in mind i am a numbers man/code monkey and not a smooth talker).
And i will say this again: it was never my/our intention to implement such a severely formula as raw works.
That would bring lower quality pollution into higher quality industries.
More importantly, in my opinion, is the fact that if this matter would have been unrelated to a inflammatory article on "How it benefits Romania" this clarification would have been hailed as a good thing.
But since it is related to that, all you can see now is some sort of bad rule change.
You fail to see the benefits and only complain about something i have a feeling you haven't thoroughly understood.
But, hey, you must have looked at the numbers and must have calculated what the differences in formulas would mean.
Who am i to argue?
From my point of view, this discussion is over.
First of all, this "fact" you are talking about is "awesome" and really "helps" the industry. The only problem here is that we know about this TOO LATE. You can throw all the crap you want to Azure's article, but he got a point. The only ones that managed the resources in a good way were Romanians (government). Because they are enlightened by a supernatural force that we do not know....
Yes, we all know that Romanians are very, but very intelligent and that's why they chose to make a different distribution of their resources, even though, according to the little information you gave us, doing the opposite was the right thing to do. That is why the rest of the countries of the eWorld decided to do the opposite, gathering all the resources of the same type of industry in the same region. Obviously, we did not know that our 90% was going to be divided in 5. So, this "tiny" change also affects what all the rest of the countries did.
Let me show you what you said according to that:
The productivity of a Company will be computed as the sum of Country productivity bonus and a percentage of the productivity bonus of the Region where the Company is located. Regions will be affected by a pollution factor that is based on the number of “works” done in the Region in the previous day. Basic formula : productivity_bonus = country_productivity_bonus + % of region_productivity_bonus - pollution
Now this is what you said after all ended:
The Country Productivity Bonus is the sum of distinct industry resources the Country owns.
IE: if a Country holds all 5 resources for an industry and the regions are linked to the capital, the Country Productivity Bonus will be 100%.
Keep in mind that if a region is not linked to the Country capital, half of its resources’ productivity bonuses will be used in the formula (ex: 25% for rare will become 12.5%).
The Region Productivity is the sum of the industry specific resources available in the region divided by 5.
IE: if a region holds the best 4 resources for an industry, its productivity bonus will be 18%.
Based on the numbers presented and assuming a Pollution Factor of 25% and no individual Productivity Boosters, the Productivity for a food company will be computed as:
Total Productivity = 100%(base_productivity) + 100%(country_bonus) + 18%(region_bonus) + 0%(individual_booster) - 25%(pollution) = 193% (93% productivity bonus)
For the same example but with no pollution we would 100% + 100% + 18% + 0 - 0 = 218% Total productivity (118% productivity bonus)
So this would be applied to the countries that did everything they could to get the 90% of regional bonus: 90/5=18%
And this is what Romania chose, assuming they got one rare and one uncommon resource: 45/5=9%
Adding the fact that they got 2 different types of resources, they would still have that 18% divided into 2 industries, 9% for each industry.
So now, we must add the "fact" of the pollution:
Pollution Factor is calculated based on the number of goods of the same type that were produced in the region compared to the overall average production for that type of goods. The factor varies between 0 and 25%. The more goods are produced in the region, the higher the pollution will be. Each product type/quality pair will have its own pollution.
And we must add the holding company aspect:
How much does it cost to create a Holding Company?
While the first Holding Company can be created for free, you should know that additional ones will have a specific cost in Currency, as follows:
Holding Company cost = Number of Holding Companies owned * 25 Gold.
As per the above formula, the first Holding Company created is free.
So, now it seems that Romania magically killed 3 birds in a row.
First of all, because the % of the regional bonus difference is not so big now. Even though it is the double, some countries really burned all the currency they had for getting the 90%, because we thought we would have a huge advantage compared with other countries that had less % of the regional bonus, like for example 45%. 90% of 100 is 90, 45% of 100 is 45. It was supposed to be a huge difference, but now it isn't. We got just 18% compared to the 9% of this enlightened by God country.
Second of all, I can have 100 players producing q1 products of A industry, getting X% of pollution and getting Z amount of taxes. Now, Romania will have 100 players producing q1 products of A industry, getting X% of pollution and getting Z amount of taxes, but they will also have 100 players producing q1 products of B industry, getting X% of pollution and having Z amount of taxes. So, it will be much more profitable for them as a country.
Third of all, assuming that the players that install their "factories" in their regions, will need to burn less gold in buying the Holding companies, this will also be a +1 for them. We must add to this that distances vary in the game and the cost of traveling varies as well. So, it will not be profitable for me to put my food factories in Bolivian Altiplano and my weapon factories in Europe, for example. I will have to travel every day just for producing my products. Instead, I could put my 2 type industries in one Romanian region which has both resources and I will not have to travel for fighting if the countries that are in war have MPPs with Romania. But I would have to travel to other countries if I put my industries in Bolivian Altiplano because it is a small country and it does not have many MPPs. Yes, we all have to travel for fighting in a RW, but not for direct battles.
So, my friend, you can now come and treat us like ignorants and assume that your changes did not benefit Romania. I must clear something here and it is that: WE ARE NOT SAYING THAT THE ADMINS DID THIS CHANGES FOR HELPING ROMANIA. WE SAY THAT SOMEONE IN EROMANIA KNEW ABOUT THIS AND MANAGED EVERYTHING TO FIT PERFECTLY FOR THIS NEW CHANGES.
This has happened before in the history of this game, you cannot ask us to think that it was a coincidence. As it was not a coincidence that eRomanian players made the last cheap coup 10 minutes before you guys (admins) changed the rules of the game and increased the prices of the coups. You can treat as like fools, but we are not fools. We get our RL money into this game, expecting that everybody will be treated the same and that no one will have an extra advantage. If this cannot be guaranteed by your Admin Team, then lots of players will leave this game, a game which already has lost too many players because of all the Pro-Visa changes you have made during all these years.
I know I am not a math type person, but any fool can see that there is something wrong here. ¿How come can Romania be the only country in the eWorld managing to fit EVERYTHING for the new changes? If you deny this, then you are saying that we all (the players of the other countries) are idiots. Someone has cheated here and it is unfair to the rest of the countries because we made our resource's distribution according to the information that YOU GAVE US. The only honorable thing to do now, if there is any honor left in your team, would be to allow the rest of the countries to re-distribute their resources with the knowledge of this new information.
And by the way, this discussion is not over, because we are the ones that invest the money here and we have been cheated. Yes, you can act like if nothing happened, but you will loose more players and you will just accelerate the end of this game.