I can’t get the diplomats to come to an agreement on their trade deal, even after reading all of the hints on that topic.
I gave the OPEN intent to the short diplomat, which causes the negotiation to begin. Fine. I give the EXPLORE intent to the medium diplomat, which causes it to make changes to the trade deal’s tariff on wheat. The hints for this portion of the task say “Have it EXPLORE options until it finds one it’s ready to TAKE,” but I can’t figure out when that is: the short diplomat will keep reducing the tariff to 1%, and then bounces back and forth between 1% and 3%. There’s never a clear indication about when it’s ready to TAKE a deal that’s on the table. Moreover, giving the TAKE intent to anyone at any time doesn’t give an indication that they’re ready to take a deal, but rather just indicates that the relevant diplomat “intends to take all circumstances into account.”
I’ve played through this sequence a dozen or so times, trying various timings on giving TAKE to the various diplomats (even the short one, despite the hints explicitly saying that he plays no role after opening), but I can’t get them to come together on this. Can anyone give me more explicit directions here than the hints do?