History VideoGame / Pandemic

4th Dec '16 10:29:22 PM icewater
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*** Of course, there still needs to be symptoms for it to be recognized as a flu, even if they are "level 1" symptoms.



* TrialAndErrorGameplay: Finding the ''just right'' combination of symptoms and resistances comes down to either this or GuideDangIt, especially for new players. Whatever you do, [[ViolationOfCommonSense don't rely on the common sense]] that infectious disease specialists are focused on actual diseases, i.e., pathogens that cause harmful symptoms. Apparently, in the Pandemic world they watch each of the 40 trillion bacteria on each human for crazy transmissions first, whereas they can let fevers and coughing go on for a bit.
** It's either

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* TrialAndErrorGameplay: Finding the ''just right'' combination of symptoms and resistances comes down to either this or GuideDangIt, especially for new players. Whatever you do, [[ViolationOfCommonSense don't rely on the common sense]] that infectious disease specialists are focused on actual diseases, i.e., pathogens that cause harmful symptoms. Apparently, in the Pandemic world world, they watch each of the 40 trillion bacteria on each human for crazy transmissions first, first so they can close their sole port and cripple broad sectors of their country's economy, whereas they can let fevers and coughing go on for a bit.
** It's either
bit.
4th Dec '16 4:59:28 PM icewater
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* TrialAndErrorGameplay: Finding the ''just right'' combination of symptoms and resistances can come down to this, especially for new players.

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* TrialAndErrorGameplay: Finding the ''just right'' combination of symptoms and resistances can come comes down to this, either this or GuideDangIt, especially for new players.players. Whatever you do, [[ViolationOfCommonSense don't rely on the common sense]] that infectious disease specialists are focused on actual diseases, i.e., pathogens that cause harmful symptoms. Apparently, in the Pandemic world they watch each of the 40 trillion bacteria on each human for crazy transmissions first, whereas they can let fevers and coughing go on for a bit.
** It's either
15th Dec '15 8:04:31 PM Alphys
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** Pandemic 2.5 has three difficulty levels: Casual, Normal, and [[MemeticMutation Madagascar]].
15th Oct '15 8:11:19 PM TotemicHero
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* HelloInsertNameHere: You get to name your disease.
** Cue people killing the world with "Death By Chocolate," or infecting the entire world with "pedophilia". Or even causing a disease called "Tea Partyism" that begins in the United States, or "Communism" that starts in Russia.
** Anything from other works: [[Franchise/ResidentEvil The T-Virus]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Boneitis]], [[Franchise/{{Star Trek}} Pon Farr]], [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Geostigma]], [[VisualNovel/{{Ever17}} Tief Blau]], or what about [[MyLittlePonyandFriends the Smooze]], [[VideoGame/TraumaCenter the seven strains of GUILT]], or [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Uroboros]]? If you get Madagascar, you might get [[MemeticMutation COMPLETE GLOBAL SATURATION]]....
** Other amusing terrors like [[EnfantTerrible Toddlers]], [[BiggusDickus Giant]] [[GagPenis Green Penis Disease]], and [[TooDumbToLive Stupidity]], the last of which actually killed everyone in the world. Yes, even Madagascar.
--> Mankind was brought to extinction by a severe case of Disco Fever.
** Try going for irony and naming your disease "Living".
-->Victory! Living has successfully eradicated all life on Earth.
** "Tumblr" has caused the destruction of humanity.
** For the lulz, you could name your disease after a supervillain.
--> Dr Doom has wiped out all life on Earth.
** Name it after something that humans would normally need to live. For example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide." [[spoiler: Also known as water.]]
** Name it something completely inane.
--> Three has wiped out all life on earth.
** Or the always apropriate: "FUCK YOU MADAGASCAR". Bonus points if it starts in Madagascar.
** [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Death by "TV Tropes"]], anyone?

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* HelloInsertNameHere: You get to name your disease. \n** Cue people killing the world Naturally, players can and will abuse this to come up with "Death By Chocolate," or infecting the entire world with "pedophilia". Or even causing a disease called "Tea Partyism" that begins in the United States, or "Communism" that starts in Russia.
** Anything from other works: [[Franchise/ResidentEvil The T-Virus]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Boneitis]], [[Franchise/{{Star Trek}} Pon Farr]], [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Geostigma]], [[VisualNovel/{{Ever17}} Tief Blau]], or what about [[MyLittlePonyandFriends the Smooze]], [[VideoGame/TraumaCenter the seven strains of GUILT]], or [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Uroboros]]? If you get Madagascar, you might get [[MemeticMutation COMPLETE GLOBAL SATURATION]]....
** Other amusing terrors like [[EnfantTerrible Toddlers]], [[BiggusDickus Giant]] [[GagPenis Green Penis Disease]], and [[TooDumbToLive Stupidity]], the last of which actually killed everyone in the world. Yes, even Madagascar.
--> Mankind was brought to extinction by a severe case of Disco Fever.
** Try going for irony and naming your disease "Living".
-->Victory! Living has successfully eradicated all life on Earth.
** "Tumblr" has caused the destruction of humanity.
** For the lulz, you could name your disease after a supervillain.
--> Dr Doom has wiped out all life on Earth.
** Name it after something that humans would normally need to live. For example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide." [[spoiler: Also known as water.]]
** Name it something completely inane.
--> Three has wiped out all life on earth.
** Or the always apropriate: "FUCK YOU MADAGASCAR". Bonus points if it starts in Madagascar.
** [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Death by "TV Tropes"]], anyone?
most ridiculous names possible.
28th Aug '15 11:25:50 AM Willbyr
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** Anything from other works: [[Franchise/ResidentEvil The T-Virus]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Boneitis]], [[Franchise/{{Star Trek}} Pon Farr]], [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Geostigma]], [[{{Ever17}} Tief Blau]], or what about [[MyLittlePonyandFriends the Smooze]], [[VideoGame/TraumaCenter the seven strains of GUILT]], or [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Uroboros]]? If you get Madagascar, you might get [[MemeticMutation COMPLETE GLOBAL SATURATION]]....

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** Anything from other works: [[Franchise/ResidentEvil The T-Virus]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Boneitis]], [[Franchise/{{Star Trek}} Pon Farr]], [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Geostigma]], [[{{Ever17}} [[VisualNovel/{{Ever17}} Tief Blau]], or what about [[MyLittlePonyandFriends the Smooze]], [[VideoGame/TraumaCenter the seven strains of GUILT]], or [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Uroboros]]? If you get Madagascar, you might get [[MemeticMutation COMPLETE GLOBAL SATURATION]]....
3rd Aug '15 3:42:51 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Death by "TV Tropes"]], anyone?
1st Aug '15 10:31:56 PM Plactus
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* {{Understatement}}: The winning message for ''Pandemic 2'', only occurring if all 6.3 billion people are dead, begins with the sentence "Mankind's numbers have declined".

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* {{Understatement}}: {{Understatement}}:
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The winning message for ''Pandemic 2'', only occurring if all 6.3 billion people are dead, begins with the sentence "Mankind's numbers have declined".declined".
** Some of the symptom's effects are understated, too. For instance, "Heart failure poses severe health problems for the infected."
18th Jun '15 6:30:37 PM FanGirlAndProudOfIt
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** Or the always apropriate: "FUCK YOU MADAGASCAR". Bonus points if it starts in Madagascar.
17th Jun '15 2:17:31 PM CleverPun
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Funny note; there's also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic_%28board_game%29 cooperative board game]] of [[NamesTheSame the same name]] where the players goal is to CURE the world of a disease epidemic. It also has a reputation for being fairly challenging. [[{{Irony}} Interesting]], [[HilariousInHindsight eh]]? (In addition, an [=iOS=] version was released.)

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Funny note; there's also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic_%28board_game%29 Not to be confused with [[TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}} the cooperative board game]] of [[NamesTheSame the same name]] name]], where the players goal is to CURE the world of a disease epidemic. It also has a reputation for being fairly challenging. [[{{Irony}} Interesting]], [[HilariousInHindsight eh]]? (In addition, an [=iOS=] version was released.)eh]]?
10th Jun '15 11:06:03 PM DarthWalrus
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** Name it something completely inane.
--> Three has wiped out all life on earth.
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