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  1. LiberalUK


    But what does that change?
  2. LiberalUK

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    Not sure that he evr finnished it. Would anyone be interested in working together on making one? I've got the issues finnished somewhere but never got very far with the rest of it.
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    I mentioned an idea for P4E 2004 which could also work for P4E2008+P. Rate each candidate on the following aspects of their background/personnality on a scale of -3 to +3: Religious/Secular Articulate/Down to Earth White/Multicultral That way you don't just give the candidate a rating for charisma but you also have a way of describing that persons background. Then you 'describe' each state along the same lines and how well a candidate 'matches' the state influences their starting polls and the effectiveness of their campaign in that state. E.G. So Bush might be -1 (church goer), +2 (Comes accross as ordinary American), 0 (Southerner but speaks spannish). And Kerry's more of a secular, articulate ethnic minority-friendly candidate: +1,-1,+1 New York might be: +1 A fairly secular state -1 They like articulate politicians who don't wear cowboy hats in a stock exchange. +1 The KKK isn't as strong there as in Alabama lol. So Bush missmatches this state by 6 and Kerry fits the state like a glove. (0) This would influence starting polls and the effectiveness of barnstorming. Georgia however is a religious, 'say it like it is' sourthern state: -1,+1,0. Bush is out by 1 while Kerry looks out of place in these parts by a rating of 5. It would actually work in avery similar way to the differing issue centres for each state. But rather than someone just having a charisma rating of '3', you can describe the candidate in a programable way to show that what goes down well on a ranch in Texas might not look so good on the streets of New York and vice versa.
  4. Please take your time. There's nothing worse than thinking: "Yes it's finnished" only to find that it isn't.
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    Why are you asking this?
  6. LiberalUK


    The problem with 80soft isn't the work they do:- what they do is great. The problem is that they make promises that they can't keep. It's all very well intended. -Their optamism is what drives them but it leads to dippy ideas - they don't want to dissapoint and so they then go and say things that they know is total rubbish. Before anyone whines that that's not true we could see it was true over P4E primaries. They put the date back and back and back and then released it without testing for bugs (It was basically unfinnished). At the time I said to them ''look just say Q1 2007 and then you can always move the date forward and surprise us''. Instead, they followed the line that railway companies take in the UK. First it's slightly late, then it's a little bit late then it's fairly late then it's very late and ohh look it doesn't even work. I know I annoyed a lot of people at the time but I was the most accurate in predicting the release date, and even I was too optimistic.
  7. Now that the polls are less accurate could we get rid of the idea that footsoldiers in 'comforatbly ahead' states should automatically fundraise. I'm sick to death with seeing them fundraise in the last week of campaigning, only to see the state turn red on election night when I knew it always would.
  8. I hope they focus more on the game itself rather than scenarios. Scenarios are easy to make anyway. A few things that may have already been mentioned/dealt with: Debates: 1.Add the primaries debates 2. Change the way they work. it's always been a weakness. Make it so that the debate result affects overall momentum rather than the 'issue familiarity' issue. For the news story, make it so that the issue dealt with is one of the issues in the winning candidate's theme. There should also be more result options with the following effects on momentum in each state (1st debate,2nd,3rd, VEEP) e.g. Triumph +6 for winner, -4 for loser Win +3/2/2.5/2.5 for winner, -2/-1/-1.5/1.5 for loser Edge +1/0.7/0.3/0.3 for winner, -0.5/0.3/0.2/0.2 for loser Draw 0,0 So for example, if we take 2004. The first debate might be classed as 'Kerry win'. As a result he gets a momentum of +3 in every state and Bush gets -2 in every state. A news story then follows concerning the debate and covering the 'military intervention' issue as that's in Kerry's theme. As i've shown above, I think that 'triumph' should reflect a situation where a candidate has given a 'knockout blow' or soundbite and that this should not be affected by which debate it's in. (This is because it's a short clip that gets repeated on newsnetworks over the following couple of weeks and is a news stroy in itself..) To go back to the 2004 example, the VP debate ( a draw) would have no effect. The second presidential debate (a draw) would aslo have no effect. The last (Kerry edge) would give Kerry +0.3 and bush -0.2. The first debate is often the most important with the middle deabte being of little importance and the last being the last word. I know I've been waffling and this is all a bit jumbled but i hope that you will take this onboard.
  9. Yeah but I get the feeling that it could backfire.
  10. But not when Clark gave the order. In a way I hope the Reps try to use this against him. It'll just look cheap.
  11. It was actually a plan to block the russian advance on the airport. Not the same thing as storming the airport.
  12. No not like John Kerry did. There is absolutly no comparison between a southern general with decades of experience in military spheres and a rich northerner who was in Vietnam in his 20s. I do believ in Wes Clark and so do many dems. He's got a lot of serious ideas concerning the futrue of the US.
  13. I'm still hoping that Clark will get moving. He's not perfect but he seems to have a bit more sincerity than the others. He would be a good running mate for one of the morer synthetic candidates. Edwards/Clark perhaps. I can't help feeling that Hilary will lose.
  14. I've had the same problem. Hours of work wasted.
  15. Sounds great. does anyone know about any advertising being done by 80soft? ! other thing. Why do they always say 'England' on that side of the pond. It really p%$&*s me off.
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