Proposed mods to Civilization 2 for more realistic gameplay.
- Regulatory Capture. 60 turns after the establishment of any Democracy or Republic, if Mass Production has been discovered, there is a 1 in 300 chance each turn of Regulatory Capture. Once activated, Corruption (lost gold) and Waste (lost shields) triple. The only way to escape Regulatory Capture is by Revolution.
- Consumerism. Under any government except Communism, Fundamentalism or Despotism, after the discovery of Robotics (unlocks Manufacturing Plant), a consumer society develops. Waste (lost shields) grows 1% per turn to a maximum 50% increase over base Waste in 50 turns. In order to escape the penalty, you have two options:
- You must build a costly Nature Preserve (unlocked by Environmentalism) in every city where you wish to reduce enhanced Waste. Nature Preserves remove the Waste penalty and spare a 1-square terrain radius around their city from Global Warming effects, but are costly to build (shields) and maintain (gold per turn).
- Your civilization must build a new World Wonder, the Permaculture Arcologies, which grants a Nature Preserve to every city in your civilization. Cost is on par with Cure for Cancer.