I purchased Demoracy 2 largely because I was interested in modding it - and modding it rather heavily. I have not started this yet (I’ve barely started playing!) but a few thoughts, mostly related to differences between the two versions of the game:
1: Is the modding forum for both games? Should it be split down to the two sepaerate versions, or is modding so similar between the two?
2: Whilst I do like the visual aspects of the latest version, I wonder if these may make it harder to mod? To fully achieve the desired effect of my intended mod, I would need to replace the cabinet, the voter images and even the background images on the main screen (where the national flag used to be in the original). I am glad to be able to include such flavour in my mods (assuming these aspects are moddable…) but I do fear it will reduce the amount of mods that become available, as it means more work for the modder.
3: Is it possible to change the seven categories of policy, maybe even reduce or increase the number? I can think of a few real world examples where one would want some different options, not to mention some fantasy variants (anybody want to run a nation from 1984, or a Dwarven kingdom?)
4: It seems a shame to lose the real countries - I had been looking forward to running my own country, to seeing how well the game’s Japan and USA tie in with the impressions I have got of them through my own experiences and media coverage, and to learning more about the politics of a few other nations. I trust some people will be eagerly modding a few of these soon! I’m curious, why the move away from real nations?