Updated to build 1.38 here are the changes

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Cannot upload images by mobile.

  4. Legal Abortion should reduce organized crime.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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

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

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

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

  13. 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

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

  15. 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?

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

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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. No achievement for maxxing out corruption.

  21. 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

  22. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  29. 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

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

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

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

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

  34. 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

  35. 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

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

  37. 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.

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

  39. 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.

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

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

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

  43. 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

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

  45. 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

  46. Should higher wages lead to lower productivity? Parts of Northern and Western Europe 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

  47. 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.

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

  49. 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

  50. 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

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

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

  53. 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.

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

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

  56. 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

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

  58. 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

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

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

  61. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  67. 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?

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

  69. 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).

  70. 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.

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

  72. 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.

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

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

  75. 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 108 points. :smiley:

  76. 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.

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

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

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

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

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

  83. 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.

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

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

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

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

  88. 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

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

  90. 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.

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

  92. Have a Mega-Thread of peer-reviewed suggestions as has been done before to preserve Cliff’s time and sanity. By Plexus. https://forums.positech.co.uk/t/policies-to-merge/17741/2?u=chantern15

  93. Policies to Merge? - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Plexus. It would make sense to merge Unemployment Benefit and UBI to, for the sake of simplicity, UBI is just UB on steroids. It would also link up with a similar observation of mine, that the lowest values of UBI could be more reasonable ($300 per person). This would help with that. Additionally, if those who are getting UB have to actively search for jobs, would it really boost unemployment all that much? This could be something that could be looked into for balancing purposes.

  94. Border Wall is not invulnerable event (i.e. planes, tunnels, etc.) Border Wall Failure Event - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By TheDenskan.

  95. Has this issue been looked at? State pension costs - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Rabid.

  96. Balance Policy Implementation to make it arguably more realistic and challenging. A way to make the game more challenging - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By jmski.

  97. Explore clean transport and other environmental policies. Car effects should be passed through electric transport transition rather than affect environment directly - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By jmski.

  98. In a way this reinforces my earlier point of requiring more in-depth mod support and to making modding much easier for the general player (and even some veterans who don’t know how to code, like me). Modding tools, modding videos, etc. Modding video - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By siralexh.

  99. Immigration has been rebalanced to a good extent, explore if it needs to be rebalanced more. Immigration in 1.17 - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Nebulix.

  100. Functionality to sort influences by type. Suggestion: Add ability to sort influences and effect by source type - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games. By raxo2222.

  101. Stock dilemma inspired by GME stock. Dillemma and Event suggestions - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By raxo2222. Suggest third option: “free-for-all”.

  102. Code & other issues noticed by raxo2222, for your consideration. 1.126 notes (Early Acces :D) - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By raxo2222.

  103. Should the “Empty Homes Tax” have different outputs? Capitalist v Socialist & Wealthy v Retired? Empty homes tax - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Rabid.

  104. Broken manifestos now clearer, but the deeper meaning of Rabid’s observations, Cliff would understand better. Broken manifesto promise - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Rabid.

  105. Hopefully this issue should be resolved by the introduction of Chinese. Characters failed to display correctly - Windows 10 Taiwanese - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By penguincouple.

  106. Tips for 1.124 & 1.38 and after. Tips for update 1.24 [or 1.25/1.26 ecc…(because 1.23 is almost done)] - Democracy 4 - Positech Games & Suggestions for update 1.38 or later updates - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By Franztroll. Having the unemployed as a voter group would be a great idea. I leave the other points to Cliff’s discretion.

  107. Even though I have got no response from this forum member, this issue seems to have been resolved. Feel free to correct me, if not. Game Crash - After naming Ministers? - Democracy 4 - Positech Games. By WizardGimple.

  108. Ideas for implementation. Coalition Negotiations exist in a form. The rest are up in the air for consideration. How Many Of These Issues Have Been Resolved? - Positech Games. By PrimeMinisterSoren.

  109. Family policies have virtually no impact on gender inquality? Family policies don’t affect gender equality in earnings - Democracy 4 / Alpha Feedback - Positech Games. By VineFynn.

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