I thought it might be fun for us(and either enlightening or annoying for the developers) to make a list of wishes for the next Supreme Ruler that starts in the modern times. I don`t know how many of them would be doable given the existing resources, but here`s my list of proposals:1. the game to start in the same year of its release
(give or take a year). Sorta like a football manager game. For one thing I think the modern world is exciting enough and there`s no need to make up stuff about an eventful future. For another I think that since the data at the start(in SR2020 for example) is anyway largely based on what existed at the date of its conception is makes more sense to start then. In SR2020 for example you`re in 2020 and there is no South Sudan. If the action would have started in 2006-2008 it would have depicted the start more accurately and the continuation would have depended more on the player. I also think that a simple money symbol(dollars even) would suffice even for the present time and that there`s no need to make up a story for the monetary unification(if that`s seen as a reason to start the campaign in the future).2. the chance for countries to have internal disturbances, revolutions and rebellions depending on certain factors
. These in turn would should have an effect internationally too. For example relations with certain countries might deteriorate(or improve if they have similar problems too) depending on how you deal with them.3. the UN to pass resolutions
. Some of them meaningless in terms of actual gameplay(they`d be more like announcements to reflect the state of things internationally), but others important. For example it could pass a resolution asking for peace in a trouble country or between two warring countries. Failure to comply would be followed by a deterioration of your international relations, embargoes or even military intervention. This feature btw would require the implementation of a system that allows a country to go on diplomatic missions to gain the necessary signatures. Vetoes by the countries with this right would obviously block the resolution.4. the possibility to have peacekeeping missions
where according to the UN you can send military forces in a troubled region; something that would affect international relations too.5. the game should portray breakaway regions that have foreign military forces present there
. Attacking such a region would necessarily involve dealing with the foreign presence there and their own countries. For example, one of the first things that happened in SR2020 was that Serbia would invade and take Kosovo. Unless someone like Ukraine declared war on Serbia, there was no serious backlash from any of the EU countries of US. It made things rather simplistic.6.
there should be a way(no matter how complicated) to get back into the UN if you`re kicked out
.7. there should be a way to demand territory from a state via diplomacy
(as an alternative to starting war or as part of a peace treaty). The way I envision this in SR terms is this:viewtopic.php?p=139014#p1390149. I`d like a game menu option to choose what era to play in terms of technology and military units
. SR2020 goes well into the future and thus into the realm of probability/possibility. I wish there was a way(short of modding the game) to just check an option for the technologies(and military equipment) not to advance more than a certain date(the available options could be preset ones).