I joined the game about 3 months ago and played it very enthusiastically since then. The game is indeed unique, wonderful and worth playing but with the passage of time, the players are losing interest as the game is static and no new options in the game play are being introduced. Moreover, after the price restrictions clause, the chase to earn more G money has also faded away as this has aided the super rich to be on their position while new players struggle to earn money in the game. The game business process is very carefully designed and it meets the criteria of somewhat real business world but after understanding the logic behind the game play, interests in the game is usually lost. Nevertheless the developers are indeed working on to bring in some new features/products in the game as what I read from the previous posts but they need to be deployed at the earliest as I just went through the business directory wherein I have observed that majority of active players have left the game as it does not lure them to stick around. In this regard, I humbly request the Developers team to introduce new products or feature.
Some of the features that I am recommending over here are as follows:
Designing the supply chain network feature which might include procurement/stocking of raw material, placement of distribution center and warehouse of finished goods depicting well defined capacity, Freight logistics agency (which may include buying the fleet of carrier, trucks and resolving port clearance issues) and so on.
Mass production of products engaging designing of products, buying of plant, hiring adequate human resource, frequent machinery breakdowns, up-gradation of plant involving huge capital investment to make prudent decision, return of defective products and maintenance routines of Plants.
Sale of products into the retail market should be contingent upon number of companies operating in the country and the marketing efforts put in by the player. I have observed that sale proceeds in the normal manner even if you run the advertising campaign or not or how much companies are operating in the country. There is no sense of competition in the retail market and also on the manufacturing side. I can sell my products in the market without any strategy and that makes it a status quo routine whereas the real world scenarios are vice versa.
In the beginning the ample amount of cash is inherited to the player and as soon as he/she joins the retail world, he/she start rolling over the money backing ideal world sales with adequate amount of cash to open new businesses in the matter of g world days without analyzing the time constraint and investment blocked into the new project. There must be huge investments criteria to open a new manufacturing business so that the player keeps him/herself busy in achieving those milestones either in terms of branding, financial figures in the balance sheet or HR pertinent issues.
In the real world, HR department plays a key role in the functioning of the organization and I see hardly any HR role other than advisors giving repeated messages. This function can be enhanced by hiring the skilled employees demanding higher compensation and their subsequent impact on productivity. There must be a floor of HR department in the stimulated tower of our company to make central decisions of hiring, firing, promoting, transferring (to other countries) of employees.
The Go Venture World political system of countries should be governed by the players themselves. This system can indeed be back end audited by the developers but the decisions regarding taxation, licenses of opening new business in the foreign land, justice and political infrastructure should be made by the president, prime minister or whatever the executive body you name it. For the purpose of the game, you can develop the political infrastructure regime on the basis of regions and not on the basis of countries as it will be much complex and that executive body should be the one or two players from each region duly elected by the players in the region. If you are interested I can give you the entire flow of this module in a much specific detail.
I know that the above-mentioned features might have been requested by many players of Go Venture community. I have just added my part to reinforce the importance of this game in the years to come if exploited fully.
I am sorry if my critique or suggestions are out of box and the only reason for this might be my little understanding of the game or may be I am expecting too much from this game.
Thanks and keep up the good work,