| Monday, April 5, 2010 - 09:09 pm |
To control extremely rapid population growth, add a degree of uncertainty to the cost of health care and to make that department more in-depth, we should have a few global diseases that emerge every once in a while. There could also be vaccine corporations and vaccination centers. And perhaps, after disasters or during particularly bad outbreaks, there could be vaccination tents.
| Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 12:21 am |
I proposed this in my 'bio warfare' section.
Pandemics can be created through strategic weapons and are harder to suppress if higher quality.
Pandemics require quarantining from military units - so it incapacitates some of your mobile land defense units (and supply units if they need to work for a long enough time to deplete their resources); if you don't have any, then a message appears saying that you need to create some before conducting a relief effort - and some number of doctors/nurses/senior doctors are needed for the relief effort. If you have to pull doctors/etc. out of hospitals, then you need to pay more on the relief effort.
As for 'vaccination centers' - I'm thinking instead 'quarantine hospitals', which are like special clinics in that they need to be converted from regular hospitals (any number can be converted at any time though, and it's immediate - but there's also a fee associated). Quarantine hospitals are an easier way to recruit doctors/nurses/etc. to work against a pandemic than actually assigning them through the relief effort - but this also knocks off the health index, obviously. Outside of a pandemic, only 5 or so can be converted per month.
So my suggestion is potentially more punishing - also bio warfare creates even worse pandemics than nature, if properly delivered (standard procs). The risk of pandemic only appears once you go over the regular population cap (60 mil I think?).
| Monday, October 18, 2010 - 03:51 am |
Pandemics have only happened THREE times in world history.
| Monday, October 18, 2010 - 09:45 am |
4 if you count Scarlet fever. LooooL
| Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 06:19 am |
Eh... with a world population of 40 billion on most worlds, nature is probably trying to fight back against the human race. :D
So yeah, more pandemics baby.
| Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 11:59 am |
Uhhh....yeah...players are leaving SC everyday, so lets kill off some population while we're at it too. Great plan.
Maybe we could add random whirlpools that suck gold coins away from us down to the abyss.
Or how about this...we ruin the war game completely, mess with everyones finances, and screw up the direct trade market while we're at it.
| Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 03:36 pm |
Remember to point the (middle) finger at whiteboy, who screamed and whined until w3 changed the war game. They were only trying to do what they thought the players wanted.
Laguna has said it in the past and me in the not so distant past, be careful what you wish for.
Congratulations WB you have effectively trashed simcountry.
Don't blame the gms for at least listening, which is what everyone was accusing them of - Not listening to players.
| Monday, October 25, 2010 - 11:08 pm |
The GMs should exercise logic though. I don't think they have priority over the actual game designers thinking about what is and isn't a good idea.
Players aren't devs either.
BTW, thanks for finally giving this input.
| Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 07:02 am |
It's all in the name of features, buddy. I'd be more likely to play if I new there was going to be pandemics killing everybody it.
| Friday, December 17, 2010 - 06:19 am |
I'm still waiting on sharks with Laser beams..
and don't we have a pandemic for rapid pop growth?..
I call it the population bubble, or the baby boom..
Keep thinking though! Like posted, I like new players with new ideas, one of these Ideas, will get some backing!
| Friday, December 17, 2010 - 07:25 am |
I would bet there are very few people here anymore that even know of or understand what a population bubble is BA.
| Friday, December 17, 2010 - 08:10 am |
Isn't that when you have a really sick kid that is prone to infections? And they gotta live in a big hamster ball?
So with a population bubble, so that they don't feel bad or discriminated against, everybody lives in one. Is that what you guys mean?
| Friday, December 17, 2010 - 01:17 pm |
Hate to burst your bubble Serp but... no.
/me drop kicks Serpent in hamster bubble out of the window
| Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 12:07 am |
I'm down for a pandemic feature, but the disease must be Scarlet Influenza. That is the only requirement for my support.
| Monday, December 20, 2010 - 02:14 am |
Population bubbles.... uh.... it's like a baby boom that, if the "bubble" "pops", it causes unemployment and homeless crises, right?