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Started by Vortrex, July 16, 2021, 08:00:33 AM

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July 16, 2021, 08:00:33 AM Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest

base price[/i] and this number will never change. Next, the base price is multiplied by the server's current inflation value. All servers start with an inflation value of 1 at launch, and will slowly increase over time, simulating overall economy inflation. Next, the inflated price is then multiplied by the demand factor. The demand factor is determined by how much demand there is for the item you want. Every 10 of the item ordered increases the demand value by 0.1, and this will slowly go back down over time. If another business just ordered 100 of the item you want, the demand has forced the item's order price to double (went from 1 to 2) to simulate the things involved with increased demand, such as increased manufacturing and shipping this item for import to your business. After that, the inflated and demand-simulated value is then multiplied by a risk value. Each item has a certain risk level and like the base price, it never changes. For illegal items, the risk value will be lower for less-risky items and higher as they get worse. For example, a deagle versus an AK-47 both have different risk levels because an AK-47 is rarer, far deadlier, harder to source, and more difficult to conceal through customs. This simulates the "risk" of ordering items like these. For legal items, there is no risk so the price doesn't increase. Finally, the order cost is multiplied by the amount you want to order. An example of this formula in action is below ... shown for an order for 10 AK-47's with no inflation (value of 1) ... The demand is increased by 0.1 since you're ordering 10 of them:
QuoteBase price $1,000 * inflation 1 * demand 1.1 * risk 5 * amount 10

= $5,500 each

= $55,000 total

So as you can see, the total cost to order 10 AK-47's in this scenario is fifty-five thousand dollars. Remember, an AK-47 is a deadly and uncommon weapon (and illegal!) so it's a costly (and risky) thing to do business with.

Now, let's try this example in the same scenario, but with a higher demand: Another business ordered 10 AK's right before you did. This means the demand will be increased by 0.1 on top of your 0.1 increase since you're ordering 10, so AK-47's now cost $6,000 each because of the base price of $1000, multiplied by risk of 5, then increased by 0.2, which is 20 percent, due to demand). This brings your total order to $60,000.