| Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 03:08 pm |
Population Computation System is Updated
We have now updated the population computation system.
when population is very high, the number of births each game month will stop declining and will become largely stable.
Only the natural death numbers as they are computed in all age groups will remain in place and will cause slight reductions.
An increase in the total number of the population will not contribute to the decline.
The population will not naturally grow beyond a level of 100 to 120 millions.
It will remain stable.
In case you grow your population by transfers from other countries, or you purchase population on the market. the new numbers will be sustained.
The way it is done is by preventing the numbers in the 0-4 age group from declining.
Other groups may keep declining for some time, but in the long run, stability in the lower age groups will slowly spread into other age groups.
Stability in the total number of the population, will take some time to materialize.
The change will be quickly visible on the population page, in the numbers of the 0-4 years old.
We have explained it before.
This was published here several days ago
As you probably know, Simcountry has a soft limit for population growth.
This is done a long time ago to prevent population explosion.
The limit was around 110 to 120 millions, depending on several factors, mainly health care.
In all countries, as population increased, birth rates declined until a balance was reached and numbers stabilized.
Anyone who tried to increase the population by purchasing, experienced a decline of the population that ended at the same levels.
It happened because after a purchase of population, the birth rates declined a bit more and the population started to decline until it reached the balance as it was before the purchase.
Reaching 200 or 300 millions was virtually impossible. The birth rates were very small at those levels and the population declined quite fast.
we have now introduced an improved procedure that will change the way the population growth is managed.
Starting with the coming upgrade, the number of new born added each month to the 0-4 years old group, will never be reduced to levels lower than the current numbers in the country.
Independent of the total number of population in the country, birth rates will not be reduced without limit.
The number of new born babies, will always be at a level of the 0-4 years old, divided by 48.
This is the average number for each month, in the 0-4 years old.
This change will lead, after some time, to the stabilization of the numbers in the 0-4 years old to start with, and will lead to stabilization in the other age groups, although this may take some time to materialize.
Purchasing population, increases the numbers in all age groups.
Following the purchase, the new numbers in the 0-4 age group will not decline as they do now. The numbers will stay at about the new level.
One exception is the natural death rates that occur in all age groups.
The numbers are quite low and depends on the level of health care.
As a result, we expect the population numbers in high population countries to decline at a much slower pace, slowing even more with time and end up at a very low level of decline that is consistent with natural death cases in the country.
when population is purchased, even at very high levels of population, declines will be at a very low level and the high population levels can be sustained.
The upgrade will take place today or tomorrow.
The effect of the change can become visible in the 0-4 years old group but only in countries where the population was declining.
| Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 06:13 pm |
I know it's just been a handful of days but the upgrade for KB was completed almost a week before this and I was taking a look at the Country 'Andy' on KB as well as Gokuland on GR (countries with very high populations). I have not observed in either country a noticeable stabilization of the birth rate in the 0-4 age group. Am I missing something or do you expect the effect on the 0-4 group to take more time before becoming noticeable?
| Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 12:26 pm |
First of all I want to say that this is one of the best things you guys did for a very long time - thanks so much! It was on top of everyone's minds.
This change will result in countries having bigger populations and people will try to increase population by moving from other countries as well. Any chance that you could increase limit of how much people could be transferred per game month from 1M to 5M at least or make it based on some percentage.
thanks so much
| Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 03:55 pm |
| Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 07:20 am |
Please update country spending limit accordingly, because current limits can be too low for 200m+ pop countries.
| Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 01:37 pm |
I said before that the stabilization will take a long time.
By now, I see stabilization in age groups up to 15 years old.
More groups start to slow down the decline.
the graphs show declines in the younger groups too, but when you check the real numbers, you see that the decline in 3 days is around 15.000 while in the past it was 70.000. (In a country with 500+ Millions.
the change is meaningful.
It will make population numbers more stable and make very high population countries maintainable.
| Monday, December 20, 2021 - 03:51 pm |
*Does happy dance*