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Subject: If K.O. purchased, why not start yellow? rss

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Glenn Martin
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Private number 7; the Koninklijke Ondersteuning is one of the two most expensive privates and gives the owner a share of the NRS (yellow) company. If someone has bought that and you go before them in the first stock round, why wouldn't you start NRS.
-it gets the money for the free share from the bank
-you can then par NRS higher knowing the bank will flesh out the funds
-you can invest in a third share in another company and possibly ding its' stock value later.
-you can keep a sum of personal money that, with the dividends from OR 2 will allow you to buy a cheap share in the second stock round which is usually very hard to do. That will give you a small advantage in certificate earnings that may snowball.

Add in the fact that its' starting spot (South Amsterdam) has a nice 2-route into North Amsterdam for $70 in yellow and $90 in green; the highest on the map and a host of cities and towns south and west to connect to.
So why wouldn't this be an automatic choice?
Other than specifically wanting to try out another strategy.
 
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Devin Smith
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I haven't played SoH specifically, but generally the company that has a share go with a private is designed to be started in SR1. If the company is good, arranging it so that it's you is part of the strategy.

The private is probably still good: free shares are free shares, and you still have the private afterwards.
 
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Glenn Martin
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Yes but I'm not questioning buying the private. I'm asking why not automatically start yellow if someone else has bought the private since it brings benefits to financing yellow?
 
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Dave Berry
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Your logic seems plausible to me. One reason for not starting the NRS might be to force the owner of P7 to open itthemselves, possibly at a lower initial price. They have a share in the NRS and you might want to make that share worth less so that they get less benefit from the purchase of P7.
 
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Roel van der Hoorn
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fluffyevil wrote:
-you can then par NRS higher knowing the bank will flesh out the funds

I'm not sure I agree with this.

First, a higher par price gives the owner of the Koninklijke Ondersteuning private more free moneys, since he owns a share. If you start it at a low price, you make his share worth less.

And secondly you want more certificates in the early game. In general a low par price gives you more certificates, while a high par price gives you less.
 
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Glenn Martin
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That still doesn't nullify the advantages of having someone else investing in your company so why not start this company over all the others?
 
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Devin Smith
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Right, why not? There being a right move isn't necessarily a bad thing! The intention of the design is that someone will start the company. If starting it is really good, then you want that person to be you!
 
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