RE: Drugs & Tropico
thats why i said it should be a DLC.. would do nothing to change the rating of the base game.. Use it if you want and if not...
the only thing that bugs me about it though is everytime you bring it up you always here people say, drugs are bad, dont do drugs, ive seen lives ruined by drugs.. How can i tell my kids drugs are bad, when you can do them? I dunno,, maybe like how do you tell kids using a gun to kill someone is bad if you choose. Or perhaps you teach some responsiblity, like how you dont drink a case of beer and drive down the road, or you dont eat 1 gallon of ice cream a day cause its very bad for your health? just cause a tiny % have an issue with a substance doesnt make ever other person that uses a drug is a junkie.
Fact is food kills more people than any drug ever has.. diabities, heart disease, and any number of others from eating things that are bad for you. How many kids where left with out fathers cause they died of a heart attack at 40? Personally i know close to 10 people.. I know one person that died that was additced, but it was more about depression than the drugs.
Prescription drugs harm about A vastly larger % than any illegial drug out there.. the kill more, more are addicted, more are abused, but its brushed under the rug with thinking, i need this drug to live and make my life better. Every day on TV there are warnings of drugs that kill worse than any illegal, and being recalled.. No big deal.. let the company make another, maybe that one will work..
Booze is the most prominant drug out there, and causes 20-30x the violence and problems than any illegal.. And just looked what happend when they banned it.. makes drug cartells of today seam like day camps.
more violence is caused by stress,, as the vast majority of crimes are commited by people not on drugs.. Yet the jails are filled with mostly people that are under drug offences, and typically its using, or just possession. Its just so easy to villify a drug user that breaks into a home and steals, put him away for 10 years! but a guy that scames 200 million spends 6 months in a white collar prison.. Perhaps that guy is the reason the other person was needing to steal in the first place. Funny how that works, the guy that got caught smoking pot, spends more time in jail than someone that embelzzed 20 million..
But outside all that,, drugs could add a ton of fun gameplay to the island for those that want.. do you have cartels? do you get cops to help control, or need to send in the military if they get to powerfull? Do you leagalize it and become the new amsterdamn? How does drug crimes effect the island?