10.01.2022 – Final steps
I just lost time in between. But I feel the period of the contest must be over very soon. The more I am happy, that sector LG, IC and EZ has grown mature and is ready for the next step.
It turned out, that LG-418b (Kinza) is by far the „strongest“ or most active planet in the region. Of course without all the other planets around it would be way harder to make it a good place for business and commerce.
I have discovered a nice graphic, stolen from @happycowz, modified by @PiBoy314 (also stolen for this post) that I would like to present here. Maybe we can get an update of that graphic?
The impressive fact is, that all participants of the contest together made it possible that we see a bubble in the contest area! The bubble represents a population of then more than 5.000 people at the time made. An achievement not to many planets or regions have achieved.
Developing the region profited a lot from the strong participating companies. Without material, cash and infrastructure from them, it would be much harder to have reached where we are now. Since the last entry to the forum a lot of material have been produced and brought to the sector. Materials that are still imported is things like HSE, some RFABs etc. On the other side exports of Hydrogen, Nitrogen from LG-913 and IC-162 as well as Fabs, Iron etc. from Nova-Unalaska helped to bring down the market prices in the core. There is words, that Kinza coffee with LST from Nova had been tasted not only at home, but in the XH-594 sector, on JS-299a and on many Commodity exchanges.
While some of the other planets in the region will receive more infrastructure and upgrades during the next days the main focus recently was on Kinza.
GTU again did a tremendious job. Not only did they convince and help more new (also in a way of fresh) companies to settle on Kinza. They also erected an Administration.
And if everything works out as intended I will be the opening president of the planet, a great honor and somehow closing a circle from naming the planet via jumping into the contest and developing the sector far enough to have LG-418b be a pearl in a well developed oasis in the universe.
Sorry for that little political rhetoric but thats also part of politics. As well as the tasks, that need to be decided with the establishment of an administration.
Like what currency shall be used ? How much fees and what for need to be charged to keep the infrastructure running ? Use the fine auction system of the United Faction discord server ?
@MadMonk21 that should take over the office starting from Term 2 already set up and discussed the daily upkeep costs, to be expected. Probably the local market and the warehouse will be free of fees.
Good news is, since @kerfy promissed a(nother) donation of 100.000 NCC even the taxes may stay „0“ for at least the first term.
With such a budget in hand and most things for upkeep (including Tubes for the Infirmary) produced localy even the also newly established Chamber of Global Commerce can be run free of charge*1 for some time. *1 for everybody else except Kerfy of course
Politics on Kinza will focus on enabling technicians and above production chains, with the first step of slowly growing technician workforce already done. Until then the companies on Kinza will vote a CoGC campain of their needings.
Kinza is a stronghold for GTU, the next steps for them is to make two CORP Headquarters. One for all the GTU members on the planet and one for the governor of the planet. That way everybody on the planet can profit from infrastructure and the other trading and supporting planets like Nova Unalaksa, XS-538C, IC-162 etc. but the governor and everybody that like to join GTU will enjoy that little extra boost.
While the governor HQ might be finished before the end of the contest, its 50 % chance for the second HQ. Another project promiss, that surely wont be done on time is a Shipyard. Yes the LG-418 system will get its own shipyard.
All that would not be possible without the coordination and effort of all participants. Be it time, be it shipping capacity, be it the sponsoring program, be it helping in getting things sorted or providing that little TRU needed. Already a Thank you for the combined effort.
Final words after that that longly entry: The LG-418 system is fully functional, ready to be a starter system with a lot of promissing planets around. A Commodity Exchange in the LG,IC, EZ sector would qualify the region to be even more a center of an expanding prosperious galaxy.
Overview of all relevant planets:
EZ-476b (Nova Unalaska)
Note: I will update that post after the election/next Population update or if we get a new nice graphic. This even might not be the last entry but as so many big things happened on Kinza this time, it just needed more space to express.