Tuesday, December 11, 2007

You don't believe the government?

Sometimes, amazingly cynicism will take root among voters. And lo! this is modelled in Democracy 2. It means I came across something that looked like ab bug but wasn't.
I had a player whose entire party membership deserted him overnight. it turned out that they were all planning on voting for him, but NONE of them wanted to be party members. why?
Cynicism.
Raise taxes just after an election, or cut them just before and the game rumbles you. The level of cynicism among the voters had grown so high that the amount it cut off from their approval was just enough to put them all under the threshold of joining the party. Hence everyone left!
I plan to change the game in the future so that each voter has a slight tendency to gullibility or cynicism, so that you get more fuzzy and less clear-cut results in such cases. Still... it was fun tracking it down.
Sales are quite good, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get everyone you know to buy a copy!

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