Party Membership Question


#1

Hi everyone,

I bought the game yesterday and love it. I was playing until 4am and couldn’t wake up this morning :blush:

Anyway, let’s go to the question. I’m playing the Freedonia scenario and everything has gone well. GDP to the roof, 5 achievements already, peak of 99,45% voting intention, etc. Everything seems clear and easy (too easy in fact, have to try the other scenarios). But there’s one thing I don’t understand: During the game the party membership went gradually up until almost everyone in the country was a party member. Then, all of a sudden it started to drop…VERY fast. The voting intention has always been between 90% and 99%, almost all groups are happy, but the party membership has dropped to zero. I win the elections anyway, of course, it doesn’t seem to have any effect, but I’m curious to know why that happens. Is that normal?


#2

I’d like to second this. The same thing happened to me last night while reigning over Bananastan (socialist-agrarian). As leader of the socialist party I had 100% support from them, and about 92-95% of the total popular vote of all citizens.

For whatever reason, however, each turn resulted in a serious decline in party membership. Eventually it was down to zero (shouldn’t it be at least one, or did I resign too? hehe). I still had fanatical support from everyone, so I am at a loss to explain why party membership declined to nothingness. Any thoughts? Is this the result of some interconnection of policies, or a bug?

Thanks!

[edit] - I just wanted to confirm that this was with the latest version (1.14), not an older one. I read through some of the patch history and saw that this was a known issue with the original release as well.


#3

I noticed something else playing the scenario a little bit more. At the time of posting I had a vote of around 90%. Changed a few things and it increased again to 99.75% over several turns. During those turns, when checking different groups I would see an increase in membership (from 200,000 to more than 4 mill, depending on the group and turn). But the global membership continued to be zero. No way to move it from there :open_mouth:


#4

If you check each of the voters in a certain voter group, you will notice a complacency meter. I think this is filled by continued good status and lack of change in the country, and reduces party membership and voter turnout.