The Most Epic List Of Suggestions Ever! Of All Time! Period! :)

  1. Make Tutorial More Comprehensive?

  2. Make Tutorial More Comprehensive?

  3. Address American Right-Libertarian Concerns?

  4. Model Society Better?

  5. Full Employment Mandate

  6. Vote Results Revealed!

  7. Link PP with Judiciary?

  8. Focus Group Data More Intuitive? (2/3rds implemented, not for opinions as of yet)

  9. Blue Icons Data Made Intuitive? (Largely implemented, only needs to reflect 0% now)

  10. Productivity To Be Partially Decoupled?

  11. Productivity To Be Partially Decoupled?

  12. More Money Theory? (MMT rejected by Cliff)

  13. Make Elections Great Again!

  14. OMGZ Modz In Base Game?

  15. How Does Democracy Go VRRRRMMMMMM?!

  16. Bureaucratic Collectivism in D4?

  17. Allowing LED Bulbs doesn’t increase energy efficiency (FIXED)

  18. Allowing GM Food Crops doesn’t lead to a reduction in food prices, boost in GDP, farmer’s income, farmer’s membership and employment. (Partial, now boosts GDP)

  19. 0% PHC leads to reduction in socialist membership, allow for a pass to be made on other “0% Private industries” for this “maybe” issue.

  20. UK Census Results being used to update UK statistics? - #2 by Chantern15 Issue by SamPhoenix. Is this done with other countries too?

  21. Policies get disabled in next turn after being implemented in the current term (FIXED).

  22. Allow for non-steam screenshots, outside the election.

  23. Fire Engine Dept Policy for general safety and to lower the probability of the heatwave event firing.

  24. Independent judiciary should be a pain in the ass. Higher PP required to pass unpopular policies. Policies which marginalize groups or oppress the people or undermine the constitution should get cancelled by the judiciary. Greater independence of judiciary should make it harder to lower its independence as well.

  25. Opposition should not just fade away and should be a pain in the ass of player, especially if the election was close.

  26. Coalition partners should be more assertive and demand more, give less PP when their vote share in the government is close to yours and you accept their demands. Coalition dissolution should lead to a fresh election, where a loss is a “game over” event.

  27. “Game Over Man” achievement, losing over 10 consecutive elections leads to this achievement.
    Description: You thought you were hot, but you’re not.

  28. A general education policy, ranging from regressive to progressive.

  29. CCS/DAC should reduce energy efficiency, since it is so energy intensive, this would probably expand the energy industry as it stands today in the game, but if Jevons’ Paradox is implemented, then it would contract it (somewhat). If the transition to full renewable energy isn’t complete, then its implementation should have a lower impact on CO2 reduction than it does currently.

  30. Nuclear Energy Funding and Energy Industry Link (Suggested by Rabid as well) (Solved).

  31. Legalization of Drugs makes Organized Crime Fall, but Crime rise (Would make sense of very hard drugs like PCP, but Cannabis?). Similar things noticed by Tyberius_D.

  32. One Child Policy triggers Conservative Members - Error - Democracy 4 - Positech Games (IS THIS FIXED?)

  33. Suggestions for “Ban Porn” policy symbol: Lips with finger over them? Lips with a cross over them? A whip with a cross over it? xxXxx? xXx?

  34. Courtesy of Franztroll. It’d be great to see the compass positions of the opposition parties, either by right-clicking on them, or on the compass graph itself. Compass of the opposition at the start of the game - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  35. Ideas for Positive Situations and Events? - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  36. Balancing the energy industry’s needs with reinforcing the electrical grid. All the microgeneration policies basically contract the private energy industry.

  37. Plastic Bags Ban should reduce oil demand and improve the environment.

  38. Are wages/incomes part of GDP growth calculation? If so they should count!

  39. CO2 emissions should go up because of rare earth metals mining and trade.

  40. Foreign relations should be impact due to rare earth metal mining, due to the exploitation of the poor in some rare earth mining. If worker’s rights are low in the player country, then the poor should be unhappy with both at home as well. If racial tensions are high, then so should the ethnic minorities. More discussed here: Reviewing the new rare earth rules - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  41. Race & Gender Discrimination Acts should be renamed so that they are not confusing. It’s not clear that this is positive discrimination as opposed to negative discrimination.

  42. Clicking on the changes tab on the electioneering screen in dark mode, the white border goes away and it just becomes black. (FIXED)

  43. Bug - Manifesto’s goal creates a new referencing point in policy slider - Democracy 4 - Positech Games-Bug noticed by Thimeo. (ISSUE RESOLVED)

  44. As noticed by Pierno and me here: Disappearing policies - Democracy 4 - Positech Games, the negative impact of compulsory school sports on the youth should be lowered. Not everyone would be displeased with sports amongst the youth, even if forced.

  45. Black Lives Matter Event should be influenced by racial tension? Should the event be called something else, when the skin colour of the largest ethnic minority is other than Black?

  46. Patriot image clips into influence menu on focus group screen. (FIXED)

  47. Clicking on “Patriots” enough number of times under “voter types” turns it and/or “Parents” tabs black from their original colours , requiring the player to click on them one or more times to make them go away and to enter the selected voter type screen.

  48. Cannot upload images by mobile.

  49. Crypto Currency Crash is too frequent. (FIXED)

  50. 6% reduction in tax income when tax minister leaves corresponds to ~19 billion USD when revenue is 125.96 billion usd per quarter, 1.17 times or 1/6th more? I had calculated the wrong figure in that post there, but even with that wrong post, it would be too much. The tax minister leaving leads to far too much revenue reduction. Impact of income loss is reduced now. (FIXED)


  52. Heatwaves should release CO2 emissions like they do in real life. Heatwaves should reduce the impact of reforestation due to burning trees. Is deforestation represented through high GDP growth per capita at base level? Updated to 1.35 here are the changes: - #18 by Chantern15
    Updated to 1.35 here are the changes: - #23 by Chantern15

  53. Legal Abortion should reduce organized crime.

  54. Uphold Stalin (solidmentalgrace) and I agree on many issues. Particularly one where complexity is reduced. Consolidating language policies into one. A few suggestions that i came up with over the months - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  55. Issues around judicial independence and organized from Rabid. Judicial independence and organized crime - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  56. Tech should reduce healthcare costs. And so should automation, thanks to Plexus.

  57. Some benefit to having reserves.

  58. Modelling Private Postal Industry.

  59. Allow us to be Trump, corrupt (and untrustworthy) but popular. Or more generally, a corrupt (and untrustworthy) right-wing (or left-wing) populist.

  60. Alcohol Consumption should be tied to obesity.
    Suggested link: Alcohol consumption to obesity - #2 by Chantern15

  61. Balance around state dismantlement? Custom country: Ancapistan - #2 by Chantern15

  62. Drastic drop in popularity, fixed? [BUG?] Popularity went from 77% to 2% With No Understandable Reason - #11 by Chantern15

  63. Modelling Quebec as a Canada specific adjustment, like Basque and Catalan are for Spain?
    More Canadian feedback - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  64. Chinese Language (ADDED)

  65. Weird edge effects here: Alcohol Tax Hits Poverty and Equality Even if Consumption is Zero - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

No cars + full electrification possible. Alcohol effects poverty and equality even if consumption is zero. And checking whether the mentioned taxes affect Black Market (Besides Sales Tax) and whether or not they should or should not.

  1. When World and/or domestic economy is going down, but you have a solid surplus, does the credit rating still go down?
    Credit rating downgraded despite constant surplus? - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  2. Firefighters and Property Damage - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games by Artificer.

  3. Nested Sliders/icons, even if only for a few special policies (like income tax). Grouped icons to declutter the UI. Consider allowing more than one slider per policy - #23 by Chantern15 by kram1032.

  4. Electronic Direct Democracy. Whatever happened to Electronic Direct Democracy? - #2 by Chantern15, by Plexus.

  5. Homeless Dilemma by rboni. Homeless dilemma - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  6. Moon / Mars Policies - Democracy 4 - Positech Games by calexander.

  7. Concept Suggestion: Multi-Stage Dilemmas - Democracy 4 - Positech Games by Xenomorphman.

  8. Accommodate the needs of disabled players by katiekat3000. Game working with mickrasoft narater - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  9. Urban Development Grants by Citi. Urban Development for Balance? - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  10. More Categories for the D4 forum? I love the game but it won't let me play - #16 by Chantern15

  11. USA Start Position Inaccurate by amaranth. Includes my point about Oil Subsidies.
    USA Start Position Is Inaccurate - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  12. Rebalance SOE’s to make them more profitable. Rebalance values for rail, energy, water, broadcasting, etc. Have private broadcasting and airlines reflected in game (this is somebody else’s idea, forgetting who). Profitable Nationalized Services And Corruption - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  13. Who’s making money off of the private schools and other private industry’s? Bug: State Schools - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  14. From the comments section on Youtube for Blog #14, I understand that Cliff dislikes [or to put it more impolitely, has contempt for them, for their contempt for devs. :)] Apple. Could we see Android version of game, maybe they like Cliff more? :slight_smile:
    Microsoft Phone too?

  15. Education should reduce opposition to nuclear power (especially in Japan). Pro-Nuclear Power Campaigns - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. ADemocraticDragon.

  16. Policies that should create jobs, don’t. Unemployment Balancing Notes - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Plexus.

  17. Just a short pass over this post to see how many of the minor bugs, fixes and tweaks have been addressed.
    List of Minor Bugs/Tweaks! - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  18. How many of the suggestions here have been addressed? Contributions to the thoughts on Income Tax, UBI, Mechanics, and Elections + a bug - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  19. Entry 291 deleted. Was a repeat.

  20. Extreme GDP increase, when taxes cut to zero and spending put to max (with no PP), is this realistic? Additionally, paying higher taxes while services are being cut (which some players do) should impact voter opinion a lot. Modeling the tax burden on reduced GDP - #29 by Chantern15

  21. Citizen’s Health Brigades as a cheaper solution to the Hospital Overcrowding Crisis. Could boost democracy as well. Suggestion: Nerf causes of Hospital Overcrowding OR buff remedies to it - #8 by Chantern15

  22. Some way for Cliff to get help? Pollution rebalancing - #8 by Chantern15

  23. Tropico in D4?!!! :smiley: Positland! - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  24. Can’t scroll down or up on media stunts screen. It’s required to click on arrows. Please add this functionality.

  25. Add values to electioneering graphs, please. :slight_smile: Is this chart confusing? - #5 by Chantern15
    If possible.

  26. Prorogue parliament dilemma. Automatically initiates emergency powers. Craters democracy, independent judiciary makes it temporary. Ultra Liberal Socialism Is Broken - #43 by Chantern15

  27. Game should reflect issues with automation (in this case driverless cars). Driverless Car Laws D4 modifier tweak ideas - #10 by Chantern15

  28. Can we have the home ownership tax, if “ban second home ownership” is not set to a outright ban, or would programming that be too complex? Big list of Suggestions - #13 by Chantern15

  29. Somehow represent “Veteran’s Benefits” in D4? Policy Idea: Veteran’s Affairs - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  30. Revamp recycling and waste in game. Waste Management Policy - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  31. Historical Reparations. Reparations and other indigenous / ethnic minority policy suggestions - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  32. Banning women from driving should impact GDP too. Tourism and Vices - #11 by Chantern15

  33. Even complacent/cynical/apathetic citizens should prefer a good government (if it is the current one), over a new, untested one. Improving the long-term challenge of the game - #61 by Chantern15

  34. Global CO2’s “year” value should fall and not be constant (the world is moving away from fossil fuels). High foreign relations, especially those climate policies which directly affect them, along with signing the climate change protocol should make this “year” modifier fall faster. Improving the long-term challenge of the game - #60 by Chantern15

  35. Have bureaucracy reduce unemployment due to all those administrators (if not already)? Rebalance bureaucracy in general. Beraucracy Supply/Demand - #12 by Chantern15

  36. New Achievement: Trash To Cash.
    Trigger values: Make environment reach 70%+, with GDP 70%+, no respiratory disease or water
    shortage, recycling is maxxed out.
    Description: You live the ideal, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Now here’s your gilded
    trophy made from recycled computer chips.

  37. Political Capital should go up, the higher our vote share (when not voted out)? Term Length - #6 by Chantern15

  38. Model the burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (for ex.they are making inroads into the US as well now)? Can be tied into climate change to give it more of an oomph.

  39. The civil service? The civil service - Democracy 4 - Positech Games by Rabid.

  40. Constitutionality? Suggestion: Constitution and scaled costs of implementation by raxo2222 & Constitutionality - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games by cslawyer0328.

  41. Custom prereqs Custom Prereq bug - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games (ADDED!)

  42. Debt Crisis Balancing. Debt Crisis balancing is completly broken - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games (FIXED! Balanced to a great extent!)

  43. State Aged Care and Nationalized Retirement Villages. State aged care - Democracy 4 - Positech Games by rboni.

  44. Market Meltdown Post by cwg9. Has some good ideas, even if they’re from D3. Market meltdown event is out of control - Democracy 3 / General Discussion - Positech Games

  45. Trippy glitch fixed? Possible Scaling Issues? - Democracy 4 / General Discussion - Positech Games. By Kevin.

  46. New Kinds Of Taxes by tsullz95. Prostitution Taxes could interplay with my suggestion for prostitution subsidies, if that’s ever modelled explicitly. New Kinds of Taxes - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  47. Should higher wages lead to lower productivity? Parts of Northern and Western have very high wages, but their productivity per hour is not very far from that of the US. So, certainly there must be other factors determining this, perhaps higher wages mean that workers do more in the time that has been allotted to them for work. Population and Economy - #14 by Chantern15

  48. Why is EU value so low, if currently in the game, you cannot leave it? Has this bug been fixed?
    UE Bug - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games by Franz.

  49. Minister randomness sorted out, when “random start” has been deselected?

  50. Is compulsory work for unemployed at high values equivalent to the unemployed going into every sector, i.e., an implicit full employment mandate? Full Employment Mandate - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  51. Since not all liberals are libertarians and vice-versa, perhaps rebalance liberalism, to include some favourance for harm-reduction in liberals? Why does an alcohol ban please liberals - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  52. Uranium Mining for Australia. Uranium mining - Democracy 4 - Positech Games by rboni.

  53. State Banks? State Banks - Democracy 4 - Positech Games by rboni.

  54. Country specific immigration adjustments. Immigration improvement discussion thread - #19 by Chantern15 (ADDED)

  55. Should commuters be happy about toll roads? Can commuters be motorists in game and vice-versa? Commuters opinion on Toll Roads - Democracy 4 - Positech Games by Steel_Virgin.

  56. “Sign-In With Google” bug fixed? BUG: sign-in with google seems to be broken - Site Feedback - Positech Games by SLAKslayer.

  57. Rare Earth Mining should exacerbate water shortage. Comparing oil and rare earth metals - #31 by Chantern15

  58. What’s the low price fuel in “food stamps”? Wood? Or something else when “Winter Fuel Subsidy” is active? Is it even modelled? If it’s wood, it should lead to deforestation (i.e. -Environment), if it’s fossil fuels, it should boost CO2. If it’s renewables, they should boost rare earth prices. Speaking of which, renewables don’t increase RE prices. As I’ve mentioned before. Low Food Price Should Affect Obesity? - #14 by Chantern15

  59. Deflation Policies inclusion by Canis. Inflation - Deflationary policies - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  60. Is the policy, “Oil Drilling Subsidies” an aggregate value, or just for oil? If yes, it should be renamed, if no, let it be (and have separate policies for other fossil fuels?). Banning coal - #12 by Chantern15

  61. As oft mentioned, give state airlines and broadcaster, assets. Privatizing a state airline - #3 by Chantern15

  62. Does falling air travel, lower the cost of state airline? If not, it should. Privatizing a state airline - #3 by Chantern15

  63. Is this issue fixed? [Bug 1.126] - Game crash when multiplying an exponent with a negative number - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games By man_with_flan.

  64. Are these issues fixed? [1.128a] various UI element bugs - Democracy 4 - Positech Games By magnous_orion.

  65. Is this a bug? Coalition bug with majority - Democracy 4 - Positech Games By Rabid.

  66. Links between Crime & Organized Crime added? Suggestion: Two way links between organized crime and crime - Democracy 4 - Positech Games By Rabid.

  67. ID cards for Canada by Rabid. ID cards - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  68. Super-Long term crises now impact business confidence? Guide - Hyperinflation Takeover - #7 by cliffski

  69. If $29 trillion spent over a couple of years by the Fed to stabilize the economy couldn’t cause hyperinflation in America, how could anything possibly?

  70. Global Happiness Balance by raxo2222. Global happiness modifier/rebalance - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  71. Welfare without regulation should allow companies to push down prices to force people to live off of welfare with very low wages (unless this is already modelled in game).

  72. When a whole lot of policies are implemented, public services minister icon overlaps with political capital icon a bit. For others, political capital icon overlaps with their icon.

  73. Solidarity Tax visible in search bar, but not tax menu.

  74. Clicking on “patriots” enough number of times under “voter types” turns it and/or “parents” tab black from their original colour, requiring the player to click on them one or more times to make them go away under the selected voter type screen.

  75. Regarding invisible effects by VineFynn. Regarding invisible effects - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games

  76. Manipulate the electorate. By RD4150545. Manipulate the electorate - Democracy 4 - Positech Games

  77. Inconsistent saving in Discourse causes drafts to be lost. For example deleting an unrelated post, can lead to a draft being deleted along with it. Most frustrating. Recently lost a 70 point draft. Will now need to recreate it. Recreated, now with 105 points. :smiley:

  78. No achievement for maxxing out corruption.

  79. Deflation is mentioned in the description of inflation, but no explicitly deflationary policies as of yet. Look forward to seeing them at some future date.

  80. Capitalism Too Strong? - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Xenomorphman.

  81. One Child Policy triggers Conservative Members - Error - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By GrandExplorer.

  82. Addressing a similar concern as in other posts related to this theme. Wages decrease productivity - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Rabid.

  83. More Countries. Consider this somewhat lower priority, as Cliff already has this option in his votes. Nordic country as an included nation - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games. By Njawl.

  84. Health Rebalanced to some extent, but as the Trello board shows, it does need more work. Health care programs in general need a rebalance - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Rabid.

  85. State employees, farmers and trade unionist membership - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games. By peloxi. I believe that these numbers have been revised, unless I am mistaken. So I shall put the “fixed” tag on this. (FIXED)

  86. Consolidate All Riot Policies Into One. Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets and Water Cannons should be one policy - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Ferby.

  87. Much Teeth Gnashing will ensue, but consider rebalancing GDP again, please, considering the fact that it’s one of the most, if not the most important part of the D4 sim. Deficit Management & maxed out GDP / unemployment - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games. By Pierino.

  88. Some potentially valid points partially implemented. Some feedback - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games. By jh5g.

  89. Small Business Grants, Rural Development Grants & Winter Fuel Subsidy all should be active in the United States.

  90. Revamp political capital system. Political capital and national debates - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Rabid.

  91. Make how term limits work more clear. Possible Election Bug - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By aeliaran.

  92. Bug - Manifesto’s goal creates a new referencing point in policy slider - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Thimeo. (FIXED)

  93. Frequent issue, Flat Tax does not impact GDP. it’s like a big glaring cheat. even if it requires PC. Updated to 1.35 here are the changes: - #43 by raxo2222

  94. Has this bug been resolved? Interface visual bug - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By javive11.

  95. Fake News & Polarization still exist in countries which have right to privacy, in fact, I would argue that they can proliferate even more, as you have more rights, so what should be the link between these? Right to Privacy should reduce Fake News and Polarization - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Eisdaemon.

  96. Icon Control suggestion. Suggestion for Icon Controls - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By RCTycooner.

  97. Have a Mega-Thread of peer-reviewed suggestions as has been done before to preserve Cliff’s time and sanity. By Plexus.