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Offline Delfos

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Cuba
« on: August 22, 2014, 10:12:03 PM »

It's really hard to get Cuba into shape, it's likely I was too brute with changes at first and it was impossible to slowly heal, but while trying to play one of the Scenarios in SP2 single player campaign "make the US lift their embargo to Cuba" I got Economic Failure for the first time.

You being holy virgin mary master of the game, might have more insight on how to counter the Cuba problems. At one point my trade deficit was 5 times my budget income counting with immense Foreign aid and there was nothing on the budget i could do to solve it.

My errors might have been:
- Raising taxes without much gain, gdp is horribly low
- Awful resource investments, production comes up too slow to pay off the investments
- crappy privatization program, I tried to liberate certain resources from the government control and see how they went, they weren't the problem

I think the main playing thing is the budget, it's forced to rely on foreign aid to actually run a proper government, at the point I was losing all control of the resource balance the Health Care "resource" deficit skyrocketed and I couldn't counter the already horrible debt. This is one of the reasons I'd like Oz to make the resource part of the tutorial.

Should I initially only invest on these strategic resources, focus the government budget on those and slowly bring the budget bars up as we go? What are my options?

I'm sure if I play again I'll get better results but it'd be mostly trial-and-error.

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Re: Cuba
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 06:18:11 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6xTrsshidQ

Nevermind, video was "too long" even though I thought the maximum was 10  hours, whatever. Fuck you youtube.

I'll make another video in the morning
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 07:09:03 AM by St Oz »

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Re: Cuba
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 06:04:26 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oponViaD0po

Okay, managed to upload it, sorry for the wonkish graphics, I didn't have my settings right.

I think you can get the jist of it though. Economic build up is like first 66% of the video, Military and such is last bit

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Re: Cuba
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 09:17:46 PM »
Oh I never really used the Covert Actions before, I mean, all I did was disband most of them :P but I see what you did there, that game tho...annexing has too few repercussions.

anyway thanks! I'll try to use most of your strategies, maybe be less aggressive on certain options.

btw is that Water Colors? lol