- Where does trade value come from?
- How to steal trade value on a privateer
Universal Europe 4 uses a complex system to simulate markets and deliveries around the world. Even if your country doesn’t produce expensive goods, you can still make a lot of money if those goods pass through your territory. Some countries are surprisingly good at getting rich this way, such as Venice, Portugal, and Oman, to name a few.
Most players can be perfectly successful and content with capturing the world’s trade centers and channeling the funds into their own treasuries, but those who know how the trade system works You can get a lot more from there.
Update May 26, 2023: Sincerely, Avast! Added a section on privateers and pirates to this guide. If Spain, Britain, and other great powers are eating up your trade profits, raise the black flag and steal your share on the high seas!
What are Trade Nodes?
Every region of the world has several trade nodes representing separate markets for commodities. The position of each trade node and the connections between them are fixed, Never change it in-game. However, the value of a node increases somewhat in the following ways: Manipulate the flow of expensive goods toward them or away from them.
The amount of control a nation has over a trade node is trade power There.Origin of trading power Own land within the territory of a trade node and I sent light ships to protect the trade routes there. Merchants dispatched to trade nodes also contribute to trade power, but in very small amounts. Think of trade power as your country’s share of trade nodes. The greater your overall trading power compared to other countries, the more money you can make.
States marked as trade center It offers disproportionately high trade power compared to others. Holding a node’s trading center is essential to controlling its market.
A node’s transaction value represents the value of the node at a particular point in time. If you have a merchant on your trade node, you can either: collection Your share – send money directly to Treasury – or transfer trade authority You could potentially move to the next node and grab a bigger share in a more valuable market.
Where does trade value come from?
Money enters the trade network from wherever goods are produced – everywhere. All controlled regions in the game. Each node starts with a trade value equal to the total price of all goods produced in that state. The price will rarely fluctuate, but it can fluctuate depending on the world situation. A permanent change in the value of a commodity. As provinces begin to produce more goods, so will the amount of money entering the trade network.
state owner You also receive the value of the goods produced there You don’t lose anything when money flows into the trade network as it is earned as income. Rather, there is a double-bottomed chance to make money both in the production of goods and in the trading of goods.
Any transaction value not collected by the merchant is passed on to the next transaction node. This means that all trade nodes in the game will receive funding from the region and the nodes that supply it. If a trade node has multiple potential destinations, the money will be split between them as directed by the merchant with the trade authority transfer order. Merchants from countries with higher trade power Send more shares to your chosen destination.
Money continues to flow along the trade network until it is recovered by a merchant. The farther you go, the higher the value, Especially if it has been transferred by one or more sellers along the way. So the best strategy is: Direct as much trade as possible to the node that has the majority of your trade power and collect it there.
All money flowing into the trade network ends up in Genoa, Venice, or the English Channel If not previously collected.Countries with trading power in those regions stock must be withdrawn And no more can be transferred. All world trade is directed towards these three spots, so managing and controlling them is always very lucrative.
How to steal trade value on a privateer
If you don’t have a strong presence in trading nodes, you may be more profitable. Send a light ship on a privateer mission Rather than engaging in legal transactions. The privateer fleet will sail to the target node and produce trade power there as normal. The trade screen just shows you go to a dummy faction called “Pirates”.
Pirates funnel their loot into the host nation’s treasury and register it in their ledgers as “war booty”. Privateering is most effective on trade nodes such as: mostly ruled by a single statetheir profit is A scaling bonus based on the trade power of the country with the highest share in the node.
If your trading post is looted by pirates, direct your ship to: hunt pirates There.this Reduce bonuses received by privateersmay drive their benefactors to seek more profitable and predatory seas.
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