Natural Resources

To reduce the possibilities of any company having a monopoly on natural resources, new natural resource sites will become available soon after the exiting sites are acquired by companies.

To prevent having too much supply of raw materials flooding the market, the cost of acquiring a new natural resource increases significantly as the number of sites in existence increases, thus making it harder for companies to keep acquiring new natural resource sites in an attempt to monopolize the industry.

You can point the mouse at a natural resource site on the map to see the price premium on the natural resource site info window.

When an AI company has acquired a natural resource site with a price premium, it tends to sell the raw materials at a higher price in order to cover the cost.

n this game, the huge demand for oil has prompted companies to invest heavily in oil drilling, and thus has lifted oil resources to an extremely high price level.

An oil well’s profitability is affected by the demands and oil prices, as well as the cost for acquiring the land with oil resources in the first place. This screen shows oil wells of different profitability.

Indicators of Natural Resource Sites on the Mini Map

On the mini-map, natural resource sites that have been occupied by companies are shown in green color, to distinguish themselves from natural resource sites for sale, which are in white color.