History VideoGame / Pandemic

22nd May '17 12:54:40 AM icewater
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Humans, rodents, insect, etc. are covered with bacteria, but unless symptoms manifest they are not diseases by definition, and unlikely to be noticed by anyone but a microbiologist looking for a discovery if [[http://www.wired.co.uk/article/earth-one-trillion-microbial-species it is extremely (un)lucky]]. This game instead treats microorganisms like Cold-War nuclear weapons: observable, terrifying by their very spread and delivery potential, regardless of their real world (lack of) use. In RealLife of course, bacteria and viruses are incomprehensibly numerous, not observable except with magnification (ie, spy satellites can't pick up bacteria movement across the globe), the vast majority of bacteria are harmless, some even beneficial, and with all the harmful diseases in the world, pharmaceutical companies aren't going to care about its existence unless it may cure an actual disease with symptoms; no one is going to spend a cent to cure it, much less focus global research to stop a newly discovered bacterium with that harms no one.
8th May '17 3:50:46 AM TywinIsGod
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* FragileSpeedster: Viruses infect people as fast as Germany took over most of Europe in 1940, but they are more vulnerable to the environment and more likely to be caught out by the regional authorities.



* HollywoodEvolution: Every copy of your disease has the same traits. You can spread your harmless little parasites throughout most of the world, and then give every single one the ability to cause heart attacks simultaneously.

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* HollywoodEvolution: [[HiveMind Every copy of your disease has the same traits.traits]]. You can spread your harmless little parasites throughout most of the world, and then give every single one the ability to cause heart attacks simultaneously.
3rd May '17 8:58:54 AM TywinIsGod
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* Peru (Will often close its borders.)

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* Peru (Will ([[StoneWall Will often close its borders.)]])


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* WouldHurtAChild: Bear in mind your disease kills ''everyone''.
2nd May '17 11:14:28 AM Hekateras
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** It's a little more complicated than that. Parasites ''shouldn't'' kill their hosts, but this typically applies only to their ''proper'' host, the one they mainly rely on for reproduction and the one that's co-evolved with them over the years so as to not die from it. Parasites can and do infect a broader range of hosts than the one they're "suited" for, and for these hosts, the infection CAN be fatal. The cyclophyllid tapeworm is one such example. Of course, since it's not the proper host, it may not be able to pass on the parasite and allow it to reproduce. (For example, parasites passed on by their host being ingested together with the parasite cyst will have a problem if they infect something on top of the food chain, e.g. a human.) It's a separate discussion whether something that's the wrong host will be able to pass the parasite on effectively enough to make it a plague.
30th Apr '17 11:15:06 AM TywinIsGod
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Even Madagascar can let its guard down if your patient or lucky enough.
30th Apr '17 11:08:06 AM TywinIsGod
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** Madagascar and China.

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** Madagascar Madagascar, New Zealand and China.



%%** TechnicallyLivingZombie

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%%** TechnicallyLivingZombie
** TechnicallyLivingZombie: After all, they've not exactly come back from the dead.
30th Apr '17 7:40:18 AM TywinIsGod
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** Some of the symptom's effects are understated, too. For instance, "Heart failure poses severe health problems for the infected."

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** Some of the symptom's effects are understated, too. For instance, "Heart failure poses severe health problems for the infected."". Or, regarding hemorhagging, "Is a fairly noticeable sympton", especially for those who are AfraidOfBlood.
30th Apr '17 7:38:26 AM TywinIsGod
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* China (Takes action against the disease much more quickly than the rest of the world after being infected.)

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* China (Takes ([[ProperlyParanoid Takes action against the disease much more quickly than the rest of the world after being infected.)]])


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* {{Foil}}: Madagascar is ProperlyParanoid in terms of containment whilst Greenland is TooDumbToLive in terms of keeping hospitals open against all costs.
17th Mar '17 6:30:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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%%* ThePlague

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%%* ThePlague* ThePlague: You play as one, trying to get the whole world infected and exterminate all humanity.
3rd Mar '17 12:20:54 PM datadoggieein
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** And if it's not Madagascar, it'll be friggin' Australia, Argentina, Japan, and/or New Zealand. This game just doesn't want you to win.

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** And if it's not Madagascar, it'll be friggin' Australia, Argentina, Cuba, Japan, and/or New Zealand. This game just doesn't want you to win.
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