Without Alliances at start snowballing happens a bit more but its not probably what you expect or want.fobboy wrote:I haven't played the new version for that long, but I was wondering if the "snowballing" effect was evident. At the beginning, many wars might be declared, but I noticed in previous versions that the longer you play, the less new wars are being declared.
Also, does this version have more aggressive African or South american nations? We all talk about how Russia and China are aggressive and Europe and US would counter them...but nobody mentions Africa or South America, probably because they didn't do anything in previous versions.
As to south america and africa. I've looked at this every way I can, The newest version has a bit more updated situation regarding somialia and al shabaab. Which causes a bit more war. But TBH most of the potential for war in africa these days is internal strife more than Nation states warring each other. And south america may as well be a big drum circle. Granted this is based on my limited knowledge and research. But since On medium volatility I'm trying to reflect the world the best I can with my understanding. The only option would be adding future events to cause turmoil there. Which.. events happen to be the focus of 0.81.
(unless of course you have some resources for some major tensions in south america that I'm unaware of.. in which case please share.)
Granted I generally only test for about 2 years so If someone who is playing 0.80d has more information on this let us know. (by the time I'm over 2 years I tend to be working on a new version.. downside of me updating every week or 2)
Also worth noting. If a country is involved in a proxy war.. and the enemy declares war it effects the person in proxy.
Example. Country A is allied with country B.
Country B is at war with country C.
Country C declares war on country A.
They are justified because of the proxy war.. and you get a message involving "long range attacks"
Result.. the world gets 0 CB toward country C. and actually gains CB on country A.
Possibly a bug, I Pm'd Balt and will let you know what he says.