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Your Ironic Dec 29, 2013 @ 11:38am
Can't please some people
So some policies, Citizenship tests for example, make a group, Ethnic Minorities, angry. However, this policy also reduces Racial Tension, which thereby makes Ethnic Minorties happy. This is realistic I guess, but this policy caused me to be assassinated by the Black Power Group. Help?
I'm not asking to please everyone, but some things don't make sense.
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mrb708058 Dec 29, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
I avoid that policy for that exact reason. I ended up assassinated by the black power group myself. Use other policies that affect ethnic minorities.
NimrodX Dec 29, 2013 @ 5:33pm 
That's what the game is about, basically. You can't make everyone completely happy and nothing has totally isolated effects. Some things tend to make almost everyone happy, but they're all things that you can't force directly, like a high GDP and low unemployment.

Also note that some policies have a delayed effect, and that one way the game differs from reality is that it doesn't really try to simulate the "media-policial complex" all that much. What I mean is, it's like simulated voters don't pay any attention to the usual media hype on TV about, say, a new anti-discimination law getting passed. Instead they seem to not care until they actually get some beneficial effect from it. The only time that seems to come in is when you get a random event like getting denounced by a pop star, etc. So unhappy groups don't get instantly appeased just because you passed some policy that sounds good, especially for policies that have a long implementation delay.

I keep telling people that a game like this can't really be all that super realistic and remain playable, and a bunch of the policy or situation causes and effects are highly debatable (thus the modding interface), but the one thing that the game has right is that policies in reality can't just force stuff to happen, especially in isolation, becaue everything affects lots of other things. It's just that in reality things are way more complex and way more counerintuitive. In this game you have the major advantage of having the essentially godlike ability to see what a policy actually will do, whereas in reality there would be a lot more politically skewed guessing and counterintuiive effects.
Tyco Dec 30, 2013 @ 10:27am 
I think I've been assassinated by every group so far. No one is happy :P
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