NASAFanboy Posted November 7, 2013 Share Posted November 7, 2013 Hello, I am here to ask you of your opinion of adding budgets, politics, and nations into KSP, in order to provide an extremely realistic feeling of having a space agency. Now, some may be asking, "What do you mean?". I'm going to explain.How Politics in KSP Could Work OutHere it is. You're the top director of a space agency. Now, how will politics factor in? For example, lets say PlayerA is starting a new game in career mode. After he/she makes his profile, he will have a option of countries to work for. These countries will be listed, and will have different tech-trees to accomadate different cultures, different attitudes, and different ways for these nations to slowly advance to the stars and beyond.For example, Country A may be advanced in manned spaceflight, but very lacking in spaceplanes and probes, while Country B has a barely moving space program, but gives you probes and planes from the start of the tech tree, in the first few research science tiers. After selecting a country, the player is given the parts and the first tier. Now they'll launch and do their stuff. Easy, right? Not exactly.Politics and BudgetingA successful flight (In terms of science recieved and wheter the Kerbals survived) means more funds, higher approval ratings from the press, better PR, and less chance of you recieveing a bad quarterly review from the leader of said country. For example, ket's say Player A goes to the Mun and back later in his career. Once he successfully recovers his ship, he will recieve a GUI explaining the impacts of the mission on the country and goverment, and will be given messages such as...Example: "Due to the success of Munshot-5, the President of the United Proviences would like to thank you for your services. The success of the mission has also prompted the United Provincal Parliament to authorize an further 500000 in funding for your agency. The 78 science earned from this mission has greatly pleased our scientists, and you are now permitted to go ahead with your Duna Exploration programmme."Example: "After the accident of Munshot-5 that has killed the astronauts Bill, Bob, and Jeb, the United Provincal Parliament has not authorized any further spending and ha ordered an cut of 5000 from your budget."So, I'm just wondering. Maybe Politics would only be factored in at a certain level of difficullty (Lets say there are three levels. Easy, Normal, Hard. Politics are in Normal and Hard.)? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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