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Pandemic!

Discussion in 'Physical & Life Sciences' started by TemperateSeaIsland, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. TemperateSeaIsland

    TemperateSeaIsland Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi

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  2. pgp_protector

    pgp_protector Noted strange person

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    I've not played that game for a while :D
     
  3. pgp_protector

    pgp_protector Noted strange person

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    Hmm much different than the last version I played :D
     
  4. Tomk80

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    Cool game
     
  5. LewisWildermuth

    LewisWildermuth Senior Veteran

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    Argh, quit finding such cool things! I really need to finish a paper and study for a final, not get wrapped up in such geeky coolness! :D
     
  6. Tomk80

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    I really like the consequences different actions can have.

    In one, I played with a virus that was not very hard to detect. Madascar closed it's airport, hence eliminating the route to infect it. Since nobody was infected there, the game ended with human life restricted to that island.

    Another game I played this evening had me making my virus a bit too deadly, so people were killed before they infected enough others.

    Cool, cool, cool.
     
  7. Logic_Fault

    Logic_Fault Semper Ubi Sub Ubi Ubique

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    I actually just got done playing this a while ago. Odd that you should post this.:D

    Didn't happen to see it over on the Kotaku blog, did ya?

    Anyway, yes, it is a pretty cool little game. I ended up killing everyone except for Greenland (or was it Iceland?) and Madagascar. Didn't even get a single infection on either one of them...

    May have to go try again for the fun of it.
     
  8. pgp_protector

    pgp_protector Noted strange person

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    Yea, you really got to get lucky at times to get the islands infected before they start shutting the airports / ports down.
     
  9. Grengor

    Grengor GrenAce

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    If i get madagascar, I don't get cuba. I get cuba, I don't get madagascar. It's an endless cycle, this.
     
  10. Pwnzerfaust

    Pwnzerfaust Pwning

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    Just finished a game in which I was a virus that wiped out everything except Madagascar and New Zealand.

    I made my virus pretty much benign to start with. Just had fevers as a symptom. Then I got the moisture resistance up to two, and then made it waterborne, so it could infect water systems. I then got the heat/cold/moisture/drug resistance up to 4 as fast as possible, so it could spread everywhere quickly. Within a few days, it was all over the world. Then I started making it lethal, and the rest is history. 23.7 million survivors.
     
  11. Morcova

    Morcova Well-Known Member

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    lol

    Pandemic comes to CF!

    From what i've heard from people who've beaten the game, at the start of the game, sell off your symptom, then get all of the ways to spread it, then get i think up to lvl 2 or 3 of the resistances..... then once everything everywhere is infected........ kill em all.
     
  12. Pwnzerfaust

    Pwnzerfaust Pwning

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    Yeah, that's what I was going for. My only symptom was fever, which is barely noticeable.
     
  13. Patashu

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    I think the biggest flaw with the game is the fact that evolving your disease causes every instance of it to immediately change, while in reality the new strain would appear somewhere and grow/compete alongside the old. This fact allows you to do things like make a nigh-impossible-to-detect disease, and once it's spread to every country kick in all the killer symptoms, which appear everywhere at once.
     
  14. Pete Harcoff

    Pete Harcoff PeteAce - In memory of WinAce

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    I agree. The game is kinda cool at first, but the mechanics only lend itself to that one strategy for victory.
     
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