In the Movie Business in addition to production of movies, from the very beginning there was an opportunity to spend cash on luxury. In the first part of the game it was the cars, immovables and even airplanes. In the second one, there are auctions where you can buy works of art. This functionality, Judging by the trophies earned by players, do not enjoy a particularly high interest. I must admit, however,, that my "mission" is to create a game, which also has educational value. In the case of X. muse is to get known with perhaps less popular but important and valued, or simply iconic creators (probably you have noticed, that set of the creators in the game is very wide: from teen idols, iconic heroes from tv series, by the biggest stars of Hollywood, the legend of the film till creators of the mainstream cinema. and independent productions).
Similarly, I would like to play in educating other fields of art ... specifically painting. Yes, finally (because this feature was, of course, planned from the very beginning) paintings will be visuallized by photos. So you can see what you buy at auction. Perhaps this will encourage you more to this type of investment.
However, if the connoisseurs of painting among fans of the Movie Business were not too many I have prepared a slightly different alternative. Well, cars trading ... specifically oldtimers. You wil be able to get 100 classic cars. Some of them will appear with the passage of the game, and the player will be able to "hunt" (buy as investment). The other will be able to get in a little less obvious ways. One of them will be, for example, winning several awards at the given festival. I do not want to write about other possibilities of acquiring cars (there will be occasion in the next post where next new features will be described...)
Of course, the car can be sold, and in a way you will also able to make money.
What's more to motivate you to purchase, when you come into possession of at least 5 cars or images you will be able to organize an exhibition. If during the exhibition will be present a unique exhibits (such, that have not been exhibited in other exhibitions organized by other players or Vico) you will receive additional prestige points.
As you probably noticed prestige points are even more valuable than cash (that is relatively easy to get) because they allow for the hiring of the biggest movie stars (if you do not have adequate prestige they do not want to work with you or demand a much higher salary). So this is a side gate to gain prestige in the world of film (if you do not go to festivals).
Depending on whether admit function of investing in car / pictures as an interesting perhaps in the future they will be further developed. But it depends on you ...
I hope, that these options are somewhat smarten the game and will be a springboard from the film production. I still have a few small improvements associated with these features but not be able to complete them before the next release. I gives myself time to gather feedback from you about whether it is worthwhile at all to develop such incidental aspects of the game.