EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: I am missing the trade routes and all associated trades and resources I should have received for my new trade routes created in the last two and a half turns.
Okay. So I am France in the "nofrills" PBEM. It is a 1792 scenario. With advanced economy.
For the first several turns, I dramatically increased my trade with Poland. I mean rapidly. By September 1792 or so, I was importing roughly 91 resources per turn and exporting 116 gold for it. By the next turn it was 116 resources for 142 gold. In December 1792 I was confirmed for another 34 imported Polish resources. In January of 1793, I was confirmed for yet another 38 imported Polish resources, bringing the total Polish imports to 188 resources, in exchange for a nice chunk of French specie.
Initially, every turn I proposed trades, I would get messages in the trade proposals portion of the event summary report which indicated that I had added new trade routes. I would then go check the trade routes summary and was satisfied to see that the new trade routes were, indeed listed.
However, that pattern (propose trade>get new "accepted" trade routes confirmed in events summary report>have these "accepted" routes appear in the trade summary portion of the economy screen) has been broken. It seems at some point I "saturated" or something, and the new, verified and accepted trades--as indicated in the event summary report--are not showing up in the trade summary list in the economic advisor.
In other words, I can propose trades as normal, the next turn's event summary indicates that indeed 95% of them were accepted. But they do not appear in the summary of trade routes in the economic advisor--but all of the old ones still do. I know because they are listed in chronological order, I can check them against my old trades, and I see that for two turns now, the list has not grown by a single trade--even though I have had roughly 20 new, confirmed trade routes on my event summary report since then (spread out over two turns).
And I know because I have been keeping precise written records of all of my trades with Poland. It is easy to go right down the list and see that the old ones are all still there... and then suddenly it stops. As if nothing has happened in the last two turns in spite of 20 reported new "accepted" routes in the turn summary of events (presented below).
Additionally, for several turns now, I have tried to trade with Spain (also a human player), and this has not succeeded at all. First of all, I am not able to trade for Spain's vast warehouse of horses, as they don't appear for any province on the "propose trade" screen. I gave up on that, and much to the disappointment of Spain and France, went on to secure vast quantities of horses from Poland. However, in the last two turns I have tried to buy wool and cotton from Spain as well, and I see neither hide nor hair of these "accepted" trades either. I don't know if this problem is related to the problem listed above or not. What is working is that the early trade routes I had with Tunisia and Algeria have been taken over by Spain in the Economy Advisor's "Trade Review" list following Spain's occupation of these two minor nations. But the new trades for cotton and wool which were reportedly accepted are nowhere to be seen on the Trade Review list. Why the other trades offered to Spain failed, I do not understand. Perhaps the Spanish player, FRANCK, may have a guess or theory?
(ADDIT: I just confirmed my Spanish trade problems... In the event report for the January 1793 turn it indicates that my trade proposal of 10 money from Le Mans for 4 cotton from Valencia was accepted. This trade is nowhere to be seen in the "Review Trade" portion of the economy advisor. Interestingly, additionally, for some reason another trade with Spain where I proposed to send 10 money from Paris for 2 wool and 2 cotton from Bari was rejected. Of course, it isn't listed in the "Review Trade" report either.)
Again, it appears that my trade list just stopped growing for the last two turns, in spite of the fact that I am sure the events summary report has indicated I have added another 20 routes in the meantime.
Is anyone else having similar problems?
< Message edited by barbarossa2 -- 7/9/2009 3:59:02 PM >