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I think DRUGS would be a great addition

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by norman96, May 13, 2010.

  1. norman96

    norman96 Chieftain

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    Drugs play a huge role in the world -- I think they would a great addition to the Civ world.

    Just think about how much the opium trade affected the world, or how much money drugs make in a year.

    Drugs could function as trade goods that can be considered illegal or not legal by Civ's. This of course would bring in a lot of neat possibilities for late-game dynamics, like for example, you could vote to make drugs legal or illegal in the UN.

    They'd also have a yet-to-be-seen unique function in a Civ game, where if they are traded illegally, could , I don't know , give your Civ more happiness but increase corruption/maintenance costs. Or if they are traded legally, could generate big money but lead to productivity loss and other Civs perhaps not liking you.

    Hrmm what do you guys think? Too controversial maybe? Like it or not drugs that are classified as illegal -- personally I don't differentiate much between something like Ritalin or OxyContin than say, cocaine or marijuana from a moral stand point -- play a huge role in the politics of today world. The current Afghan situation, or the Mexico-US situation (actually US and all of South America pretty much) are very important political topics.
     
  2. Jarlaxe Baenre

    Jarlaxe Baenre Emperor

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    Well, I have an idea for that: A civic where you enable drug trade, which adds a lot of commerce to trade routes but enables a random event where the UN discovers your drugs and one or two random UN civs declare war on you.
     
  3. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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  4. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    With this argumentation i also suggest adding boobs to civ.
     
  5. LiDDiS

    LiDDiS Warlord

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    It could make some interesting mechanics but I don't think Firaxis would compromise their E10+ rating over it :D
     
  6. Inspector Javert

    Inspector Javert Prince

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    well here was my idea on drugs for the Civ IV game maybe it would work here too because drugs are a part of history particularly our history with China.

     
  7. Zirk

    Zirk Chieftain

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    They should also add prostitutes as a unit type similar to workers that requires a population point to produce, but can also be captured/enslaved from enemy civilizations. Of course, they would be added to a city/tile to increase gold production/happiness while decreasing health.
     
  8. zeggy

    zeggy Warlord

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    Lol..good mod imo xDD
     
  9. Jarlaxe Baenre

    Jarlaxe Baenre Emperor

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    How would they decrease health?

    As long as you've discovered medicine, you can make it mandatory for them to be protected at work.
     
  10. Earthling

    Earthling Deity

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    This would be controversial, leading to possible bad publicity or decreased sales, and not really add much fun to the game, it won't be a mechanic many care about. At best they might have a different new resource, but this would be best left as a mod.
     
  11. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    There are several proposals for just that floating about here, if you can find them.
     

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