Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.1.2

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.1.2.

Changes so far (this list will be updated as changes are implemented on this side, these changes will not be available until the version is released):

  • Fixed lop-sided election night %s bug
  • fixed bug where voters could be moved during course of campaign to candidates who had already withdrawn
  • fixed bug where computer player might focus on player who has already withdrawn
  • improved algorithm for deciding which player computer player will focus on
  • 7 days per turn > Issue Familiarity and Debate Prep. messages only show once per turn
  • Select Leader Screen > if change leader, now updates blurb
  • 2016 > Primaries > Republicans > Kentucky > changed to March 5th, 2016, caucuses
  • 2016 > Primaries > Republicans > updated delegate counts

21 Responses to Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.1.2

  1. jesse September 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/18/politics/rand-paul-kentucky-caucus-deadline/index.html
    I do not know if you saw my other post, but Rand Paul met the timeline for the payment for the Kentucky caucus. March 5th is the date for it.

  2. anthony_270admin September 26, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    @Jesse,

    Thanks for this – noted.

  3. Bubbles September 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    Can you switch Wallace’s position on Civil Rights to far right? It’s center-left now which doesn’t make much sense.

  4. jdae September 28, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    I’m still getting wildly off polling. Playing a click-through game as the Green Party, Martin O’Malley was polling in the 30’s 4 days before the Iowa caucuses before winning with more than 70% of the vote. In New Hampshire, Jim Webb gained 39 points over 5 days to win the primary with just under 50%. It’s harder to tell for certain if the same is happening on the Republican side – Trump got 0.2 and 0.1% respectively in both states, but that wasn’t a magical fall. Carson also seems to not be falling as much (I updated the polling numbers in all states with polls since August before starting the game). Also, I noticed that the candidates that start with more money – Clinton, Bush, and Trump and particular, seem to burn through it pretty quickly as AIs. Not sure if that’s intentional.

  5. jdae September 29, 2015 at 12:41 am #

    Nominees ended up being Clinton and Trump, so some of the election night madness might be due to Trump’s presence (the GOP started dropping out and endorsing Trump en masse starting at the end of March, without which the nomination would’ve had to be decided at the convention). However, there are still some questionable results:
    Right Result, Wrong Proportions: NY (80% for Clinton), PA (80% for Clinton), MD (80% for Clinton), SC (just over 50% for Trump), GA (just over 50% for Trump), TN (~80% for Trump), TX (55% Trump), OK (80% Trump), MI (60-39 Clinton), MT (52-47 Trump)
    Feasible Result, Probably Wrong Proportions: FL (55-42 Trump), Iowa (56-43 Trump), MN (51-48 Clinton), CO (67% for Trump)
    Wrong Results: WI (67-33 Trump), ND (52-48 Clinton), SD (51-49 Clinton), KS (73-27 Clinton), NV (81-19 Trump), OR (76-22 Trump)
    In the end Clinton won 303-235 in the EC, which is almost the exact flip of what the polls said going into election day (I had fog of war turned off).
    Sorry about the sheer amount of info, but I figure it might help to know which states are acting up (all the others seemed pretty well within the realm of being realistic).

  6. Falcon September 29, 2015 at 2:51 am #

    Trump should be in first place, not Bush.

  7. Lucas September 29, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    I played two different games, or tried to. When I saved and quit as Deval Patrick, i tried to reload and got an error message of “NAN is not a valid point,” or something to that effect. Then I tried playing as Thornton and tried to reload but got an “Invalid floating point message.”

  8. anthony_270admin September 29, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    @Lucas,

    Were you starting in primaries or general?

  9. anthony_270admin September 29, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    @Falcon,

    When multiple start %s are implemented, there will be a feature to automatically reorder candidates based on the %s. At that point, Trump will be in first place if his general %s are first.

  10. anthony_270admin September 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    @Jdae,

    Ok, thanks for this.

  11. anthony_270admin September 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    @Bubbles re Wallace,

    I’ve noted this.

  12. anthony_270admin September 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    Fixed lop-sided election night %s bug.

  13. Nick September 29, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    I think it’s harder to quickly space bar through a game now just to see how it turns out. New to re-click on the screen after space bar-ing through the news results before the turn changes.

  14. Jonathan September 30, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    When will events be added to the game. I think some could be added now.

  15. anthony_270admin September 30, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    Don’t know when at this point. If you or anyone else wants to suggest some, feel free and they might be added to the game.

  16. Jonathan September 30, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    I think the email scandal, the passing of the Iran Deal, any major goings on regarding ISIS. Domestically, maybe some of the backlash regarding the gay marriage ruling and the threat of government shutdown.

  17. anthony_270admin September 30, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    fixed bug where voters could be moved during course of campaign to candidates who had already withdrawn.
    fixed bug where computer player might focus on player who has already withdrawn.
    improved algorithm for deciding which player computer player will focus on.
    7 days per turn > Issue Familiarity and Debate Prep. messages only show once per turn.
    Select Leader Screen > if change leader, now updates blurb.
    2016 > Primaries > Republicans > Kentucky > changed to March 5th, 2016, caucuses.
    2016 > Primaries > Republicans > updated delegate counts.

  18. Toby September 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    In terms of Events, there should be some trump stuff, as well

  19. John Doe September 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

    @anthony

    Have you thought about incorporating superdelegates into the endorsement process? At the moment, superdelegates account for about 20% of the Dems’ total, so they’re anything but a nonfactor.

    I can understand that it might be difficult to add in party chairmen and very few players would want to go after the endorsements of several hundred superdelegates, but perhaps you could at least incorporate this feature into governors’/senators’ endorsements, with each endorsement accounting for one delegate at the convention.

    Or maybe allow a candidate to expend CP to swing a state’s superdelegates (just create a new endorser for each state, “(state) superdelegates” and prevent any one candidate from locking up their support for good). E.g. “Alaska superdelegates” (endorsement gives 3 delegates) as an endorser.

    This would allow for more realistic modeling of a situation where two candidates are very closely matched going into the convention, as both sides would look to swing the outcome in the 2 months or so separating the June primaries and the conventions. In the game, this would likely mean an attempt to flip a few crucial superdelegates and thus attain a narrow majority.

    The advantage would lie, you’d expect, with the side having the most CP and the most positive press in those two months, in the same way that a well-oiled campaign (take the Obama machine circa March 2008 as one example) will win over party elites by demonstrating competence (through spin) and making personal appeals (CP).

  20. Jonathan October 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    Is there a way to allow candidates to drop out before the primaries?

    I don’t know if this should be activated with the ambition # or if this should be activated with a box, similar to “Stay on until convention,” you could add “Stay on until primaries” or something.

    This way, you could add Herman Cain as ON in 2012 and then you can allow for election that would make Perry and Walker drop out. This would be helpful for my historical scenarios as well.

  21. Lucas October 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    Anthony,

    Both times were primary starts, saved around August in game.

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