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21-07-2014, 02:04 AM
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(21-07-2014 01:44 AM)Endemic Misanthropy Wrote:  I have also been frustrated by doctors finding my disease with no visible symptoms. If examination reveals the presence of something new, a total lack of symptoms should make it impossible to diagnose as a pathogen, especially if it's not related to any known pathogens. Further, if a disease only has one symptom, that alone should not be enough to identify it as something new, particularly for vague symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or insomnia. Just about anything can cause these, many of them non-infectious (allergies for coughing or sneezing, stress for insomnia).

Yes, its almost like the dev couldn't think of any other way of increasing the difficulty and was therefore forced to allow doctors to find symptomless diseases just to make things harder. In an otherwise scientifically accurate game it *is* a little jarring.

What I'm suggesting is that the game should probably remain the same at the easiest levels, but instead of increasing the difficulty by having clairvoyant doctors working at superhuman speed, replace that with the concept of human immunity (which results in "partial cures" for long-time infected countries) and make it more effective as difficulty increases.

It would make things more interesting by introducing a new layer of strategy into where you spend your DNA points. Ok you've killed most of the world but do you have enough DNA in reserve to further mutate the virus enough to stamp out the few stubborn remaining pockets of humans who have developed immunity?
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The Human Immune System - Lucian - 09-07-2014, 10:02 PM
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