From: Columbia, MD. USA
Attention Harry, Bill and Modders (if this is possible to mod)
I was thinking about the issues with Diplomacy towards the USA & USSR in HarryB & Korut's current PBEM++ AAR and my own AAR with Korut's.
There is a rather remarkable outsized effect of Diplomacy against the majors. In short it has a significant chance to drastically alter the game (to the point of virtually ending the game) with the results of a relatively few RNG rolls.
I just had an epiphany of an idea and am posting my suggestion here. I think it is so good that I'm giving it its own thread instead of pulling out my list of suggestions that has dropped off the board.
Here is the idea in 2 (presumably) simple changes:
1. Reduce the Mobilization change (increase or decrease) on diplomacy success versus the USA and USSR to 1/4 (normal rounding) that of a hit on a minor.
2. Reduce the cost of Diplo chits to the USA and USSR to 50 MPP (just like all the minors).
Affects of making this change:
This would equalize the maximum MPP investment in Diplo chits no matter where it is spent. Hopefully it should be obvious why that would be a good thing.
It also would make it nearly impossible to 'end the game' by bringing in the USSR or USA into the war before the chance to install Vichy France.
Quick Analysis and examples:
You could reduce the mobilization modifier to 1/3 to keep it equally balanced with the current game cost of 150, but the potential swings still seem rather drastic and it is important to note that Mobilization changes for the USA and USSR modify their income so have an immediate and profound effect, unlike hits against minors which (with a few minor effect exceptions) require the accumulation to hit 100% before impacting the game.
At 1/4 it is effectively increasing the cost of a chit to current game value of slightly less than 200 MPP, considering the rounding.
An 8-9% diplo hit would be 2%, 10-13% would be 3%, 14-16% would be 4%.
An 8-10% hit would be 3%, 11-13% would be 4%, 14-16% would be 5%.
Edit: Checked the manual and the 10% chance for double sized hits only applies to minors.
< Message edited by Taxman66 -- 12/28/2017 1:34:30 PM >
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