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Old 06-07-2012, 11:50 AM
mblamar mblamar is offline
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Originally Posted by DWRoelands View Post
I do love this game and I glad I bought it.

That being said, it appears as though each disease type can be beaten with the same strategy on Normal.

1. Start in China
2. Get Air to 2 and Water to 2
3. Get Heat Resist and Cold Resist to 2
4. Get Drug Resistance to 1
5. Devolve all random mutations
6. Wait for 100% infection
7. Kill 'em all through Total Organ Shutdown.

Is it similar in Brutal?
Yes. I usually take Drug to 2 to speed it up a bit. If you start in a hot country you can take heat to 1. I also tend to go the anemia-to-necrosis route, but whatever.

On some of the disease types you have to also use the special abilities - for example on bioweapon you will have to slow down or reduce the lethality to keep the disease unnoticed.

I'm a little disappointed - but I read that 1.2 introduces balance tweaks and additional disease combos so looking forward to the update.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:44 PM
Zyzoxing Zyzoxing is offline
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You don't have to slow down bio to win.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:50 PM
Zyzoxing Zyzoxing is offline
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Virus Update Strategy. I have it so down pat that I normally am seconds ahead of the AI. Play at normal speed once you have a stable strategy then you can fine tune it. It also helps with those times where at 2x Speed you infect 6+ countries at one time. Speed up once you've infected all countires. Sometimes you need to "pool" DNA. If you're not familiar with the term it means store some to respond to AI immediatly. Anyways just broke 52000 on Virus Brutal so here is the changes.

Start in Saudi Arabia
Get Air 1/2
Get Water 1/2

Pay close attention to your country spreads as you will have 1 of 2 things happen. If you get 1 follow with 2 if you get 2 follow with 1.

1. You infect a ton of rich countries.
2. You infect lots of poor/humid countries and Austrailia

If 1 Get Drug Resistance 1.
If 2 Get Blood 1

At this point your DNA slows a bit continue to watch infected countries.

Get Blood 2

Pay close attention this is around where you get discovered but it's fine. You normally have about 30 seconds until Saudi starts researching. You should have the DNA for it.

Get Genetic Hardening 1
Get Livestock 1
Start "pooling" DNA
Get Drug Resistance 2
Get Genetic Hardening 2
Get Livestock 2

At this point a few countries have started research and you should just now be getting noticed globally.

Get Cold 1/2
Get Rash
Get Sweating
Get Skin Lesions

Now Sit,wait and hope for Greenland to get infected.

Get Necrosis as Greenlands infected.
Get Insomnia
Get Anaemia
Get Paranoia
Get Seizures
Get Inflamation

Now you know most if the symptoms I'm telling you are all situational cause you can mutate some of them. Basically you want to gain access to


Paralysis reduces cure by 1 Coma by 3-4 above 30% Insanity by 2-3 above 30% Genetic Reshuffle is 2 below 30% and 4 above 30%.

For a good score above 30,000 keep cure below 40% for above 45,000 keep cure below 30%.

Hope this helps people for increasing scores.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:13 PM
Loganpvp Loganpvp is offline
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Z? Are you not devolving mutations?
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Zyzoxing Zyzoxing is offline
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Yes Virus,Nano and Bio I don't devolve on. Virus because it's extremely helpful for keeping cure low.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:49 PM
Emuchu Emuchu is offline
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So I've just started my runs through Brutal, beginning with Bacteria. I was wondering if anyone knew what the point of it's special Bacterial Resistance ability is? I was under the impression that it was a two-for-one Hot/Cold Resistance from its description, but even with three points into it, Iceland and Greenland were essentially at a standstill for months. One I added two points into Cold Resistance, my infection rate jumped through the roof.

Does Bacterial Resistance provide any meaningful assistance to cold-weather infection rates?
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:56 PM
E=mcsquared E=mcsquared is offline
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Default Best strategy ever!

Nano is my next one, but I've used the same technique for all the others and completed them easily. Start in Indonesia. Also save at frequent points incase it crashes or you go wrong.
1) keep symptoms down. Every time they mutate, devolve them.
2) get water 2 then air 2. You don't need the third one.
3) after, get drug resistance 1 & blood 1.
4) then drug 2 and cold 1. (get cold 2 if your impatient like me)
5) wait until 100% of people are infected and your still unnoticed. If you devolve all symptoms as they come up, you should stay unnoticed.
6) you should have nearly 100 DNA by now, if not you need to wait and pop the orange bubbles until you have around 80 DNA.
7) buy the symptom at the middle bottom, then just keep going up that list. Go as vertical as possible until you get to total organ failure.
8) devolve all transmission things and put them on cure. The deaths should add up to get you DNA. Focus on getting all cure resistance and DNA reshuffle.
9) wait until all people die.

I completed nano but I'm having issues with bio-weapon, any help?

Last edited by E=mcsquared; 06-09-2012 at 04:18 PM.. Reason: Faster
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:48 AM
E=mcsquared E=mcsquared is offline
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Btw this works 4 everything but I don't remember if I used it on virus
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:23 AM
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It's really interesting reading how different people play and win the game!

BTW - Update 1.2 imminent
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:09 PM
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Default Help!

I'm stuck on nano virus... Any pros got some tips, advice, or a useful strategy?
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