Plague Inc: Evolved

Plague Inc: Evolved

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Nefer Aug 2, 2015 @ 3:44am
Transmissions?
I could like to see a talk about the different transmissions, pros and cons. Ive not really seen this aspect covered in guides.

Ive usually mainly relied on water and air transmissions for spreading out over the world early on, long before ports are closed. In particular to try to hit those pesky island nations.

But what about the other transmission branches? How reliable are they compared to air and water transmission? Especially if you want to cross continents.
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TastyRomeo Aug 2, 2015 @ 3:17pm 
I'd say the Bird transmission can generally be seen as the "land" equivalent of water and air. While the name would perhaps make you think birds can infect islands and such, I'm pretty sure this isn't the case (I've never seen it happen anyway).

The other transmissions seem to mainly help to raise infectivity within certain countries, for example Insects in hot/arid climates, livestock for rural, etc. I don't even know if they boost infectivity between different countries at all.
Drakkiar Aug 2, 2015 @ 10:27pm 
The transmissions on plague is to easy
Rex Aug 3, 2015 @ 10:18pm 
Once the borders between countries are closed together with the airports and naval ports, you will need blood/birds/rodents/insects to boost the infectivity within continents or else you risk slowing down.

It really depends on your gameplay. If you're going for aggressive expand, mutate, and kill, then you need them at least on first level.
Ninthshadow Aug 4, 2015 @ 4:11am 
The animal tree makes a strong combination of spreading across land, urban and rural enviroments. It will reliably crawl a disease across all of europe, asia and africa. The real problem with the animal route is getting it to jump water.

The 'Blood' route, for lack of a better description is effective but situational. Poor countries and hot countries both get targeted by this path. So as you can imagine, continents which tend to be both like africa get absolutely decimated by it.

The problem with this path, is making progress in the cold and/or rich north. Greenland will, as always, be your nemesis.

Both trees offer increased mutation, which can be a blessing or a curse. Personally, I quite like getting given free symptoms, even if I just devolve them for points.

There is also a 'hail mary' in each of these trees. As long as you have the livestock unlocked, there's a small chance of a 'contaminated animal' event which can infect that last pesky country you missed before lockdown. Contaminated blood also has a rare event to the same effect. These have saved an otherwise 'lost' playthrough many times for me.

I've learnt never to give up on a game where I've got blood or livestock unlocked... just in case.

I think the key to these 'alternate' transmission paths is balance. Blood/insects for example, you will really benefit from sweating, peumonia (cold) and hypersensitivity (rich).

Events ingame like increased bird migration are just waiting to be exploited, if you can be flexible with your 'build order'.
Str8_Newb Aug 4, 2015 @ 8:34pm 
Originally posted by Koeneuze:
I'd say the Bird transmission can generally be seen as the "land" equivalent of water and air. While the name would perhaps make you think birds can infect islands and such, I'm pretty sure this isn't the case (I've never seen it happen anyway).

The other transmissions seem to mainly help to raise infectivity within certain countries, for example Insects in hot/arid climates, livestock for rural, etc. I don't even know if they boost infectivity between different countries at all.

Have you ever been playing and New Guinea, Madagascar or some other island "mysteriously" becomes infected? I have but ony when I've put points in bird one and two or insect 1 and 2, it's a rarity but it can happen. Birds and insects do migrate.
Last edited by Str8_Newb; Aug 4, 2015 @ 8:35pm
TastyRomeo Aug 5, 2015 @ 1:38am 
I've had "mysterious" infections, though they are extremely rare and I'm not completely convinced which transmissions may trigger it and which may not, if it's triggered by transmissions at all. It may just be completely random like a zombie washing up on a beach in Necroa. Either way, it's far from reliable to infect a country.
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Date Posted: Aug 2, 2015 @ 3:44am
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