With the recent reset/upgrade, we increased the costs of unlocking an R&D Station and MFG Station in a Manufacturing Business to g200,000 per station. This one-time setup cost is reduced based on the country the Manufacturing Business is located in, with the least expensive countries costing g120,000 per station.
On Monday March 13, 2017 we are going to double this cost to g400,000 per station with the minimum being g240,000 per station.
We are doing this because we think it makes for better gameplay to make it harder to add all the stations. At the current costs, some players were able afford to add all the stations within 2 days (RT), which is far too fast. The easier it is to add the stations, the easier it is for all players to offer cars with maximum quality and features. We think it is better to have a wider distribution. The variable market demand does motivate players to manufacture and sell less expensive cars (ie, minimum quality and features) in certain countries, but if everyone can easily add and remove stations, it makes the game less interesting and less realistic.
RETAIL Businesses are currently set at g50,000 per Signage and Salesperson. We are still evaluating whether this number is good as is or not.