Hey, I have been playing with the LCV3.7 for the past ~two weeks and I’m deeply enjoying my play through. Engineering cars & engines works really well. I think the most confusing part is actually selling the cars. Putting aside lack of some informations that would allow me to understand why is car selling better or worse or what are my competitors actually doing (I’ve heard those are coming), the biggest issue that I can not work around are quirks with the sales predictions.
- For starters I’ve observed that sometimes, increase of the profit margin actually increases the car sales?
- For some settings and some cars, sales & profits are jumping up and down every year, while slightly adjusting some parameters (things like expected economy, market awareness or profit margin), stabilises the sales prediction.
- I think my biggest complain. Sometimes if I add a new trim for my model, it destroys sales/profit of other trims for inexplicable reasons. For example in the attached screenshots. I had two trims: 760 for luxury/premium market. 760C convertible that were expected to fully saturate one factory with great scores. I’ve added a much more expensive GT trim aiming the GT Premium market, and the sales for the previous trims collapsed. I slightly tuned working pressure (+3 clicks) for engineering to have release at the same time. There are also some other quirks, like the factory utilisation seems to be dropping from 1.8 to 1.1 in the second and following years (the same happens to the profit), but number of sold cars remain the same?
Are those real issues, or am I misunderstanding something? Also, are that issues of just the sales forecast and the real sales will not be affected? Or if I see issue like that in the forecast, in can also happen after the car is released?
I’ve heard that new sales model is being developed, is it aiming to tackle those issues?
Anyway, great game! Cheers!