Hey there farmers!
We’ve been publishing a series of dev blogs to give you an insight into the exciting new features coming to Farming Simulator 17, which releases later this year. For this post, we’re taking a look at the economy system in this latest entry!
The basic economy of Farming Simulator 17 is very similar to Farming Simulator 15. In the finances menu, you’ll be shown a recap of what can be sold, and at what price:
- Red arrow – Price is going down.
- Green arrow – Price is going up.
- Blue – There is a great demand for this type. Unloading stations are competing with each other, so a station may detect a sudden need for a certain commodity. When that happens, a temporary demand peak starts. During demand peaks, the unloading station in question offers a significantly higher price than usual. You will receive a message as soon as peak demand starts, and you can look up all current demands in the Prices menu.
- Green – Price is very good at this location for now.
- Red – Price is very low at this location for now.
The prices of all sellable commodities will change daily, and act in accordance with supply and demand. You can influence prices, by deciding what you want to deliver and how much of it.
For example, if you sell wheat and only wheat for several days, demand will decrease and the price will fall accordingly. This also means that prices for commodities you rarely sell will increase faster.
Here are the different selling points:
- Denton Bakery
- Goldcrest Pacific Grain
- Gomez Ridge Acres
- Maplefield Mill (which is only usable with the train, as the small icon shows it)
- Mary’s Farm
- MacLean Biogas Plant
- Stanton Sawmill
- Wright Agribusiness
Almost everything you produce can be sold on these points. However, each selling point has specific traits. For example, wool can only be sold at the spinnery. Here’s a list of sellable goods:
- Manure New
- Slurry New
- Round and square bales
You can also sell wood at the Stanton Sawmill directly. From the prices menu, it’s possible to place a beacon on any selling points – this will make it easier to find your way to specific locations!