How to Buy Shares in a Rival Company in Anno 1800
Anno 1800 is a game about the Industrial Age, a time of ludicrous wealth for those able to exploit both the working class and the natural resources of far-flung colonies. As you might expect this too is your goal, and while taxation of your settlers and the proceeds of trade is going to be the main source of your income, there are other methods available to the intrepid entrepreneur.
You are able to buy into the companies of your opponents, and depending on how many shares you purchase, you earn a percentage of what your opponents are making. This is a really solid method to offset the costs you incur by running a company of your own, and if you have enough shares, you are even able to stage a hostile take over and seize an opponents settlement for yourself.
It is worth mentioning that the shares you purchase are applicable to that island only, and not to the entire company as a whole.
What You Need to Purchase Shares
As you might imagine, all you need to purchase shares is cash… and lots of it. The class of citizens that inhabit the island you want to invest in and their overall happiness affect the price of each share, and that price will pretty generally continue to rise throughout the game.
To purchase a share, simply scroll over to a rivals island, and in the top center of the screen will be a pie-chart icon. Click on it, and you will be taken to a screen that shows the available shares and the factors determining their price and the return you would receive on the investment.
A good strategy is to use your starting capital to buy a single share in an opponents base island, especially if you are playing on large funds (starting with 75k). A share at the very start of the game is somewhere in the vicinity of 30k, so you will still have plenty of cash left over.
That’s everything you need to know about Buying Shares in a Rival Company.