Everyone is always suggesting new policies with every capability of overcomplicating the game or throwing off it’s existing balance, so I thought I’d make a list of the policies that seem like the same thing to tighten it up.
Vertical Farms - City Farms
The descriptions suggest these are very similar, the difference in capital cost offers variety, but there’s some disconnect for me when these feel like the same thing.
Compulsory Foreign Language Classes - Compulsory Language Lessons
Classes sound similar to lessons. There’s a bigger cost difference between these two so a bigger sense of variety, but they’re the same thing. Maybe the 5pc policy could be a publicity campaign Christ knows you need all the help you can get with International Trade
Unemployed Benefit - Universal Basic Income
These policies work very differently in the game, but again seem like the same thing. Perhaps Unemployed Benefit should be renamed Jobseeker’s Allowance to better classify the distinction?
Satellite Road Pricing - Congestion Charges
As much as I enjoy upsetting/monetising motorists, these are the same thing, except one of the charges comes from space. Admittedly a space version is cooler, though. If I could get Space Prisons in a patch I’d finally have the perfect country
Notice I didn’t add the two cycling policies because they’re both clearly different things, if respective of similar values.