I got an email from Positech today (based on having bought GSB a few months ago), was offered to buy Democracy 2 for 5 dollars. Best damn five dollars I ever spent, no discussion!
Now, to learn the game… I have two questions:
- I like changing things a lot. This means I need lots of political capital. I start out (playing as USA) with 3 political capital per minister, seven ministers, 21 total. Apart from letting them stay on office so they can experience, is there any way for me to gain capital faster? After about 3 turns (9 months out of 4 years in office) my most experienced minister started giving me 4 capital per quarter. If I wait 2-5 quarters more, most of them might give 4 per quarter.
But is that all I can do? I want POWER! Yet I don’t want to disable the political capital change cost system so I can make unlimited changes. I just want to know if there is anything I can do, without cheating, that gives me more power faster.
- What can I do against terrorist threats? I’ve raised Intelligence funding to the max, and am happy with that, but it seems there isn’t anything else I CAN do. What have I overlooked?
(I realize there’s a delay factor. Maybe my increased funding hasn’t kicked in fully yet. Still, I’m sitting here being nervous, and not knowing WHAT I can do. There’s no terrorist threat icon I can click so I can see what causes terrorism and how I can squash this ugly and dangerous phenomenon.)
- Oh, one more: Back in the mid 1990s, I had some vague ideas for an “Afrika” game (including a sort of power points gained per year, each change made costing 1 power point, pretty similar to Political Capital, except simpler), a political simulator about the player being president of a poverty-stricken backwards country (typically African) and heroically dragging it out of the mud. Between Tropico, Tropico 3 and now Democracy, I seem able to get my itch scratched without having to program it myself, but if I wanted to get closer to “Afrika”, what’s the official scenario or unofficial mod-scenario that I should look for?
(Actually my game idea involved democracy being optional: Usually you’d start as a dictator, friends with the army, and then hopefully after a couple of decades in power, you had fixed some of the shittiest problems, to the point where you could reasonably assume people would vote for you if you let thm, so you’d hold a free election. Is there any way to do that in Democracy 2, maybe with a mod? It sort of defeats the purpose of the game’s title, but would be realistic and if done right, would be fun.)