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Pandemics (Little Upsilon)

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opensesame11 (Little Upsilon)

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 09:09 pm Click here to edit this post
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.

SolidSamurai (Fearless Blue)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 12:21 am Click here to edit this post
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?).

Scarlet (Little Upsilon)

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 03:51 am Click here to edit this post
Pandemics have only happened THREE times in world history.

Psycho_Honey (Little Upsilon)

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 09:45 am Click here to edit this post
4 if you count Scarlet fever. LooooL


Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 06:19 am Click here to edit this post
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.

EC (White Giant)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 11:59 am Click here to edit this post
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.

Psycho_Honey (Little Upsilon)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 03:36 pm Click here to edit this post

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.

SolidSamurai (Fearless Blue)

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 11:08 pm Click here to edit this post
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.

Tiempo Misdaad (Kebir Blue)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 07:02 am Click here to edit this post

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.

BaneslayerAngel (Little Upsilon)

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 06:19 am Click here to edit this post
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!


Crafty (Kebir Blue)

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 07:25 am Click here to edit this post
I would bet there are very few people here anymore that even know of or understand what a population bubble is BA.

Serpent (Fearless Blue)

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 08:10 am Click here to edit this post
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?

Crafty (Kebir Blue)

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 01:17 pm Click here to edit this post
Hate to burst your bubble Serp but... no.

/me drop kicks Serpent in hamster bubble out of the window

Scarlet (Golden Rainbow)

Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 12:07 am Click here to edit this post
I'm down for a pandemic feature, but the disease must be Scarlet Influenza. That is the only requirement for my support.

Tiempo Misdaad (Kebir Blue)

Monday, December 20, 2010 - 02:14 am Click here to edit this post
Population bubbles.... uh.... it's like a baby boom that, if the "bubble" "pops", it causes unemployment and homeless crises, right?

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