I have a query regarding exactly how the three Cabinet Minister metrics of effectiveness work ?
COSTS : Does this only refer to the cost of each policy ? I assume so but would like confirmation if possible. I think D3 would benefit greatly from being able to see POLICY costs GROUPED by MINSTRY, so that the relative strengths of each minsters EFFECTIVENSS are more readily apparent. More sorting/organizational controls for stats and data would be very helpful IMO.
EFFECTS : Does this correspond to ALL effects ie GOOD AND BAD or only the GOOD ones (relatively speaking) ?
IMPLEMENT TIME : I don’t really understand this one, on first glance it would appear to reduce the time to implement a NEW policy (or perhaps inertia times), but the bonus is percenatagewise and implement times in general are relatively small and discrete (mathematically speaking). How does a 10% bonus affect any implement time that is less than 10 quarters ? Am I just misunderstanding this ? It seems a little pointless, with times modelled as they are now, except for really large projects that take years to complete. It must be an issue with my understanding/interpretation.
Thanks in advance.
Costs and income are both affected. So a decent chancellor will raise more tax than others (presumably by having less loopholes and being more efficient at revenue collection), and likewise, a poor chancellor will raise less money. With costs, these are also scaled, so the incompetence or inexperience of a poor minister will cause project costs to overrun, and a really good minister can get those costs lower.
Yes the actual effects of each policy are scaled by the effectiveness of the minister (to some extent, they only adjust it slightly), so they cabn basically act as a multiplier to the intensity of all the effects of a policy.
The implementation does work in fractions, so if it takes a policy 2 turns to implement, it’s implementation will be 0, 50%, 100%, but with a 10% boost from a decent minister it will be 0, 55%, 100% (for example). With large infrastructure projects, as you mentioned, this can be quite a big deal, but either way, it is always in place. Top tip: Rail subsidies and space programs probably benefit a lot from decent ministers
Thankyou for taking the time to reply, your response was most helpful.
RE : (1). Costs and Income, that certainly will make a big difference.
RE : (3). Yes I did not consider the impact of a greater percentage at discrete points, that’s certainly worth considering even for moderate implementation times. As you mentioned the RAIL SUBSIDIES and SPACE PROGRAM would seem to be great candidates for capable ministers.