Some of us have completed the game. Some of us are here for the achievements. Some have been succesful, where others failed. How did they do it? The purpose of this thread's is to answer just that, in hope that seeing a succesful example -and later trying it yourself - will improve the game-play exeprience for many (and maybe even their knowledge behind the World's issues).
You can use any sources, as long as they work and they win the mission. Youtube videos and in-game screenshots are welcome :)
I'll start with an easy to understand/apply strategy for the 'Oil Fix It' mission:
Main cause of stumbling for most is the 'India problem', that is the inability to raise this region's HDI to the required standard, above 0.7. India faces serious watter stress problems compared to other regions and the resulting famine, from this. People have suggested to purposefully crash the region's agriculture, while investing in the very beginning of the mission in 'Cap and Trade' card and then, after the crash, investing in 'Grow Industry' card. No investment in 'Drought..' (green) card needed.
But for those that just want India happy - like me - here's a less harsh strategy :D "i managed to get 0.94 hdi for india
some key things: 1) manage health and water ASAP (because once tox cancer starts, it will have unrecoverable effects, same for droughts). 2) economic growth is second priority.
more details: health: * decline coal power (asap) * decline oil power (asap) * commit to 4th nuclear * cap and trade (asap) * decline gas power (a little bit) that's enough to have 1.00 life exp. index in 2080
water: * improved drought defence (asap) * ban tight gas (asap) * vegetarian revolution (after eco campaign) * water infrastructure i think this result can be improved
hdi: * cap and trade * grow commerce * one child policy (better start early i think) * education * protect forests (4 turns) * high yield crops (for last turn)
still, i think this result can be improved
Update: i did a second game. now i used quantum computing and high yield crops at last turn in india and got 0.95 hdi"
Comment from Dimon157, at 11-04-2012, 04:06 PM, posted on a Steam Users' Forum for the game, called "Beating Oil Fix It: tough love for India".
Will add solutions for the other missions, when i stumble across them either on forums or in-game. Pls feel free to add oppinions, corrections and esspecialy more mission solutions yourself! Have fun ^^