Was thought to be necessary to keep it going, I agree with the decision as did many others at the time.
Was thought to be necessary? Why? Light Industry is sucking the life out of Japan in my game, because need those resources for HI. Have plenty of supply already. If you can toggle other types of production then why not LI? Will be part of my downfall as Japan because I can't adjust my LI. Sorry, but that is ridiculous and from this scale of game borderline unacceptable. Very disappoint in those that made this decision not to allow any control of LI.
It was taken away after the 1st major patch iirc.
I hope if you think about it more you will realise that it was taken away to stop the unacceptable situation whereby players could (do as you propose)turn off LI and thus not use as much shipping, fuel etc as they should. Sure, it may be a nice cushion to have, turning LI on and off, to conserve resources but LI is a representation of small scale industry (supply production), which to my mind would never be turned off IRL unless shortages halted production. Furthermore, as Downfall approaches, this imposed decision by the devs better simulates the shortages Japan faced.
If LI is sucking the life out of your resource stockpiles, then you are not hauling enough. This is not a fault of the game, but rather your logistical TF mismanagement. There are plenty of resources close enough to keep Japan stocked with Resources. Go back and sort out the TF's (using Tracker or eyeball101) and you'll have no problem.
I am ever willing to tutor people on how to maintain a good economy ... email me your file and I'll have a look, read my 101Doc(link below) or post us some Tracker screenies and we'll all help you get it right.
Maybe being a little strong in my assessment; but complaining about the game when you can't get the logistics right is not the way to approach this.
BTW - I had nothing to do with the decision. It was made much higher up.
I don't think you understand the big picture about this as a game and the control players should have when making choices about their economy.
Now that is a laugh out loud moment... thanks
Why should I be forced to make supplies when I already have plenty of them? Thus, not allowing the resources I need for other areas of my war effort? This makes no sense, so please convince that their is any logic in the argument to FORCE the Japanese player to have no control over the industry (in this case light)?
And this is where we can agree to disagree; as it was done as a gaming decision for the reasons I've already mentioned. As well as others that were discussed way back when it was changed (but can't find the thread).
Good luck with that, because if you are already setting the precedence that the game is allows the Japanese to adjust their resources as needed, then why hamstring them with the silly restriction on LI.
I'm unsure what you are trying to say here. The Japanese import resources to the Home Islands - what precedent are you talking about?
Because there's nothing about the Japanese people or economy that says they were not in a total war status (unlike Germany until late in the war). Thus, making less supplies (consumer goods too?) should be something the player has control over. Is this not a game? Should it not be flexible with this concept? I've yet to hear or seen anything remotely reasonable to convince me otherwise.
I will quote back to you a thought ...if you understand the big picture about this as a game and the control players should know when running their economy efficiently, then at least I'd think that you had aired an argument from experience rather than lack of understanding the economy. (See I can throw barbs too) Furthermore, if you have played the game through to its end and seen the "big picture" as a game - then maybe you would see some of the points I made regarding the economy, fuel use, shipping, and late war collapse.
And, you're right it is a game and it has rules and restrictions. This is one of them.
No point arguing with me or getting steamed - it is a mute point but if you want to canvas MichaelM, DonBowen, JWE, J.Wilkerson etc ... maybe they will change it back.
O.T - Believe me, when I say the economy in stock is too easy and having a million points accrued in '44 is ridiculous though...(yes this is another discussion)
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