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Simcountry is an Online Digital World where you are the President of a country.
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Position of Forts and Compounds (Golden Rainbow)

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JMR32 (Golden Rainbow)

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 06:59 am Click here to edit this post
Well said JR. Absolutely correct in your statement that "true" realism would destroy the playability factor. This has long been the nightmare dilemma for all simulation-style games. You want some resemblance to reality, but you also need players to be able to avoid becoming bogged down in micromanagement. Where to draw the line?

Full and true realism in a continuous clock game is, for practical intents and purposes, just not possible. Full realism would require a player to spend so much time in managing his countries' and enterprises' affairs that they wouldn't have time to PLAY.

Also, everyone's ideas of what is realistic are not the same. The game is not perfect, but it's definitely better than most of the one's I've personally been involved with. It would have been interesting to have been around a few years ago. From what I've heard from the "long-timers" on the forum, and as you pointed out, many of the innovations have taken some of the "fun" away. If I like it now, what did I miss by not being here in the "good old days" of pillage, plunder, and rapine? Not a typo on that last word.

Yada, yada, yada. I'm rambling as usual.

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