I'm here to make CEO pay great again. In the new GW4, I thought I was off to a good start. I was maximizing my salary and set my bonus to obscene levels as part of my multiyear achievement quest to be the top paid CEO in a game world. As my hopes have been dashed in other worlds with up to a year of effort put into it by a bug or where I selected a base primarily based upon wages compared to the rest of the world, I had high hopes for getting ahead of the ball in GW4 to settle it once and for all. I was leading after the first quarter, but at this point, I have been left in the dust by a significant margin in GW4 and I did not think that it was possible to do so given one of the notes in the changelog when the CEO bonus was implemented:
CEO Salary level is no longer country specific. Each CEO from every country has now the same maximum salary.
So, if the maximum salary for all CEOs is the same, how is it possible for me to be 100k in pay behind this early in the game? I do see a note that taxes are taken out before being added to "player wealth", but that's not a feature that has been implemented yet - CEO pay
should reflect gross
earnings and not net earnings (even though accumulated wealth is best presented on a net basis). Even if the taxes are being inappropriately included in the game statistic, it would not be valid to use the corporate tax rates as the personal tax rates for the CEOs and I do not believe that there's by country personal tax data loaded behind the scenes as this would be the only place it would be used.
Anyhow, this bugs me quite significantly.