NationStates Jolt Archive

Issue 27 following issue 26 makes no sense?

Boel Cockaigne
11-11-2003, 04:01
Boel Cockaigne required compulsory organ donation following issue 26. Then, issue 27, "Cash for Colons," popped up. When I elected not to pay folks for what was already required by law, organ doantions dropped. How is that even possible? Why does this happen? Shouldn't issue 26 preclude any result from 27?
11-11-2003, 04:13
Because for the original issues, and most of the newer ones treeing was impossible.
11-11-2003, 04:24
(in slightly simpler terms)
Your choice on each issue affects a bunch of variables stored with other information about your nation. (Untill Recently) Your choice on each issue only changes the statistics about your nation, so when you start getting hte same issues again and keep making the same choices, your stats will continue to be pushed in the direction that those choices dictate. For example, next time you get the compulsory organ donors issue, if you choose to make it compulsory again, you will loose MORE civil liberties and personal freedoms, and public health will go up AGAIN, even though your official position hasn't changed.

Issue treeing is a new idea where your choices on previous issues will directly affect what issues you can get. For example, in a hypothetical issue tree choosing to disarm the military might lead to an issue about being invaded that you woudn't get if you still had a military (had chosen a different option on this hypothetical issue)...for a better example see the War Tree being made.

Actually, there was a little ency weency bit of treeing before the new issues...if you outlaw elections there is a "You have outlawed elections" variable that gets set to on, and ditto for private enterprise.
12-11-2003, 06:02
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