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Party Needs "Declared" Candidate

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In the past, I was able to play as Not Seeking or Undecided as a third party candidate, but now after updating, it says that a candidate has to be "Declared"-- is this a part of the update or something I can get around? I really enjoyed playing as Not Seeking and seeing how I could build a third party campaign later in a primary season.

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@lizphairphreak

Each party requires at least 1 candidate who is decided, because otherwise a party might end up with 0 candidates, and that causes an error. You can still set a candidate to Undecided or Not Seeking, just not all the candidates for a given party.

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21 hours ago, admin_270 said:

@lizphairphreak

Each party requires at least 1 candidate who is decided, because otherwise a party might end up with 0 candidates, and that causes an error. You can still set a candidate to Undecided or Not Seeking, just not all the candidates for a given party.

What about turning off individual parties for a game entirely? Is that still an option, or does this new mechanism prevent that?

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Yes, parties can be turned on or off. The problem from the game engine's perspective is when a party is turned on, but there's no actual candidate for that party (no one decided).

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On 1/21/2019 at 12:20 PM, admin_270 said:

@lizphairphreak

Each party requires at least 1 candidate who is decided, because otherwise a party might end up with 0 candidates, and that causes an error. You can still set a candidate to Undecided or Not Seeking, just not all the candidates for a given party.

I don't like that.  I like starting campaigns with everyone undecided to see who will jump in.

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4 hours ago, pilight said:

I don't like that.  I like starting campaigns with everyone undecided to see who will jump in.

I agree because I enjoy that too, and also playing from the outside to leverage media in support of candidates vying for a nomination.. setting the playing field closer to my ideal to enter the race. But I also had my fair share of problems when playing this way, and like Anthony said, that may have been a cause of problems. I’d rather have it so I could make a blank candidate with no resources/ballot access as a “primary challenger” than have persistent problems.. for now at least 

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