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hakkarin Dec 11, 2013 @ 4:48pm
The whole "outside world is in recession" ruins the game
Why bother trying to run your country when the outside world can just break everything at no fault of your own? I can understand if this only happened very rarely, but it happens all the god damn time.
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cliffski  [developer] Dec 12, 2013 @ 2:59am 
If this annoys you, you can edit the parameter controlling the impact of the global economy in a simple text file here:
\program files\democracy3\data\simconfig.txt


GLOBAL_ECONOMY_INTENSITY = 0.5

Just reduce that :D
hakkarin Dec 12, 2013 @ 7:01am 
Originally posted by cliffski:
If this annoys you, you can edit the parameter controlling the impact of the global economy in a simple text file here:
\program files\democracy3\data\simconfig.txt


GLOBAL_ECONOMY_INTENSITY = 0.5

Just reduce that :D

Perhaps I will try that out.
zarembaremington1 Dec 14, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
So if I changed the intensity to 100, the GDP would virtually die. Interesting.
NimrodX Dec 29, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
It doesn't ruin it for me. Due to careful long term planning, the golbal economy is crap right now in my game and I'm (Canada) runnnig at a budget surplus.

All it means is that when the economy is doing well and you're raking in the tax money, try to operate at a surplus so you're more close to balanced when it tanks. Don't spend your whole surplus during good economic times.
nathelbiya Jul 9 @ 11:28am 
As if there ever are good times. Iplayed a couple hours now and it always goes like 10-20 turns recession, then 2 turns ok (not good, mind you), then crash and another 20 turns recession.
I hardened my economy enough to wheather that, it just feels unrealistic.
Zekka Jul 9 @ 12:57pm 
You can kill international trade by raising tariffs if you want, but I haven't checked to what extent this decreases the effect of the global economy on your GDP.

I'd experiment with that though.
faithful2thecall Jul 9 @ 2:27pm 
It's about being a good manager. You need to leave yourself a margain to weather the downturns in the global economy. I recently had a global economic downturn on my game, and I was still turning out budget surpluses--and that despite increasing spending to help shape the country in the way I want it to head, while not cutting too drastically the programs popular with those opposed to my vision for the country to try to keep their extremists from trying to assassinate me.
NimrodX Jul 9 @ 3:01pm 
Originally posted by faithful2thecall:
It's about being a good manager. You need to leave yourself a margain to weather the downturns in the global economy.

Yes, exactly.

The game is much less forgiving about running a deficit than the world seems to be in real life, btw.
hakkarin Jul 9 @ 3:50pm 
The problems with global economic crisis is that they happen too often. Recently I had an insane sitation where the economy crashed, recovered after a while, and then crashed like no more then just 3 turns later again. It was insane and made no sense at all. It really is just a cheap to to punish the player.
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