personally I start in Canada
By - splyras
Saudi Arabia, bigest airport in the game. Arid, urban, perfect for air transmission
I start in China
History tells us that all the “best” plagues starts in China
China go brrrr
Remember how the coronavirus started in Wuhan China
Funny how i just started playing the game last February, right before covid hit. My first game was with “sars 2.0” and started in China
You sure you weren't playing on the wrong computer in area 51?
He found God’s computer.
Did you won? Lol
I *always* win
*scarefully gives an upvote*
Oh good make sure to program that all fellow redditors live
You know what I am going to be name my next game of plague Inc coronavirus and Imma start it in china
Oh yes, it honestly felt like smthg out of a horror film. Fuck you china
It’s their government that constantly lies and kidnaps people. Americans are worried about our government but they could easily be the same and no one could do anything about it
And the Black Plague
Pepperidge farm does
I always started in china, then Covid-19 came around and i got scared..
Totally agree, Saudi is best, air then see and you have all the planet
im from saudi arabia, and i dont feel a bit sad at+ like i do it too
I killed everyone in this comment section in that game and I'm proud of it
i just played a game and i lost cuz a couple thousands of icelanders that didnt even get infected and the rest died
I infected everyone first, evolved the symptoms, and then evolved the resistance. Works everytime
i didnt do shit with the symptoms, i just let them do it
I just wait till everyone's infected then I evolve the symptoms
the symptoms come naturally
You can unevolve them and get dna points back
That won't work for brutal mode tho. You just have to start evolving symptoms when the world is 60-70% infected and just hope for the rest of the countries to start getting infected. Plus you get more dna points if the disease has more symptoms.
This, India, or Egypt
Yeah Egypt for me
India. Population density matters in a pandemic
Being an Indian i don't feel offended but u should start in China as it is too densely populated and much more globalized then india, there are more international flights in china than india so that would help u to spread the infection faster. in india people are still poor and dont travel to foreign much as copared to china. for instance chinese tourists made 22% of the tourist industry while indians made only 1%. on the other hand chinese students also travel more than their indian counterparts........... so take china next time mate
>there are more international flights in china than india so that would help u to spread the infection faster. in india people are still poor and dont travel to foreign much as copared to china. for instance chinese tourists made 22% of the tourist industry while indians made only 1%. on the other hand chinese students also travel more than their indian counterparts
It would make a difference irl, but I don't think Plague Inc. mirrors all those aspects. I think the only things that matter in this game are airports, sea ports, population and type (urban or not urban). I know the creators say it's "hyper realistic game" but you know, they probably want it to look better.
Bhai, India density mai China se upar hai.... China ka area India se zyada hai aur population mai koi zyada difference nahi hai.
India for sure. I can have 500,000,000 people infected before it crosses its first border
You don’t have to have watched Pravus to know that
Africa and India are easy dubs.
Nigeria is the best there is no way they can recover.
Why egypt ?
I mostly do it because it's next to Saudi Arabia Arabia,is arid and hot,and it has 2 sea ports,tho Saudi Arabia is also a really good place
Also connects you to mainland Africa so with migrating birds and arid heat protection it’s really easy points
I actually start in China most of the time. Felt bad when corona happened
Hey, look on the bright side, the game is realistic. Not only that, the world may be on Casual difficulty.
Nope. The world is definitely on brutal difficulty. In the grand scheme of things humanity really hasn't been affected by this virus that hard, population-wise.
Maybe it's just still unlocking genes and mutations (can't remember the terminology)
And drug resistance
I feel like that's more of the virus' fault than our success.
But casual difficulty says that the government is made of idiots and no one washes hands.
That’s… the world rn?
Yeah. That's where we are at.
I start in China as well and call it COVID-19, then I do the correct symptoms and transmissions and stuff
So you must know what may happen to then. will we survive?
Nope, Canada and New Zealand are the last 2 surviving countries, the rest of the world is in total anarchy and they eventually die off, then the US-Canada border gets fucked and Canada is gone. While in Australia a few people manage to get to New Zealand and spread it over there. Then humanity is extinct
Was it on easy mode or what?
Thanks for this information
This actually sounds quite realistic give the current state of things
I started in China
Still going on now
I kinda wished it ended sooner
Did you use the bat upgrade?
New update is gonna have a lab leak upgrade
And a Live Leak option
Always Greenland. If you’ve actually played this game you’d understand why lol.
It’s the only way to get the damn place in any reasonable amount of time
To get to greenland the best way is either to start there or upgrade the bird transmission.
Cold resistance needed
No, cold resistance only helps spread the disease faster in cold places. It doesn’t help to infect it…
Best way to infect, is to just raise the infectivity. I go: air 1 to start off, coughing, sneezing, water 1, air 2, pneumonia (one of the most op symptoms, it’s cheap, increases infectivity and helps with the cold.).
Then I buy drug resistance 1 (because they get very expensive later on) heat and cold resistance. And just buy most infectious symptoms after. And finish buy water 2 and the upgrade you get for water/air 3.
It's not too bad if you start in Iceland
Greenland always is either last to be infected, or you started thier.
Not always, if you manage to infect countries like Norway or Sweden (which interacts a lot with Greenland) you can make it in short or medium term.
At least that's what I do :)
I got it pretty early on recently, and instead I'm getting screwed by Canada
China. Should not have done that
Yeah I also start there alot of times
I'm normally able to get Greenland by boosting cold resistance. Yes, it's normally like the last country to get infected, but it works for me.
what about madagascar?
Its greenland 2.0 . One port, only has one route, If it closes you lose the game. Generally easier than greenland cause better climate though
or Iceland. It will infect Greenland rather fast but will also infect Europe earlier in the game!
And max out symptoms as soon as possible
No, you should max out transmission first so that everyone gets it but doesn’t care about it because it’s about as deadly as Covid-19, then you evolve it suddenly into causing mass paranoia and people dying everywhere when millions already have it 😅
France because fuck my country
What does okbr mean?
Ofcourse kyle broke Ryan
Switzerland, close enough
What canton ?
Austria, close enough
I’m fucking it right now
Finally a fellow man a culture. Madagascar all the way baby!
India, high population and poor
But how do you get to Greenland?
Extreme bioareosol, cold resistance
That's not what I mean. Every time I don't start in Greenland, they close down the only airport and seaport, making it impossible to get there. Also, they do this as soon as my pathogen starts spreading to other countries. It really annoys me
Don't start killing people as soon as you start because all countries will close everything, infect the whole population, save up DNA and then start killing, that way they notice it too late
Its not just about lethality, severity also affects when countries close their borders and ports. The trick is to keep your lethality and severity low until you get to difficult locations like Greenland and then you can upgrade your plague all you want.
Also the method you said only works in lower difficulties. In higher difficulties, your plague gets discovered even if you have not evolved any symptoms and they start the cure research
All right, thanks. :-)
you are too strong to be left alive
That's the neat part.
Except unlike China they don't travel as much so it would stay limited to India. The Chinese by comparison are selfish and will do things like take meds to hide their symptoms (like they did in the beginning stages of the covid outbreak) and Chinese people as a group have strong social pressure to travel each year similar to Americans.
When you add in their government who likes to hide stuff from the rest of the world you've got a powder keg ready to blow.
The number 2 spot would be the USA since America's leaders are likely to be in denial about viruses' deadliness until it's too late. Plus, rather than consulting scientists they rely on politicians that have very little understanding of epidemics to decide how to proceed making them horribly unprepared.
Like the Chinese though you can bet Americans would mask their symptoms to visit other countries.
Anyway, that's just my 2 cents.
I only use the U.S for the monke virus and fake news scenario.
Unless I am playing scenarios with a fixed starting location, either China or India.
Both are right next to each other, and infecting both countries means 2/3 of the world’s population become infected.
I start india cause of the super high population density
India isn't a bad place to start in, although I generally prefer to start in China.
China has more neighbors, air and sea connections, and a more balanced climate. Some of its neighbors (Russia, Pakistan, S.E. Asia) also have fairly large populations as well.
However, India also has its upsides. Apart from having a slightly larger population than China, India also has lower research capabilities, which will make it more difficult to cure your disease.
Saudi Arabia seems to be a good place to start in as well, as it can send and receive airplanes from any country with an airport, but it lacks China and India's sheer population size.
I guess india is just a personal preference cause I live in india and if kill all of india that means I die.
Unpopular opinion but the UK
Can someone explain why it’s an unpopular opinion? I’m surprised people didn’t say it more. It has a ship route to Norway which means easy Greenland, it has one of the best airports in the game too (second to Saudi Arabia I think), and it has very high population density. It also is humid and has 2 ports so if you get water transmission early on you can infect a lot of other good countries
Becaaause rich countries are hard to infect considering the sheer price of drug resistance.
Saudi Arabia, China, India and South Africa have either massive population or are poor, plus being native to a hot environment gives a boost to the plague.
UK would be great if it wasn't rich, which doesn't make it a horrible spot but definitely slows the infection.
Though that's just what I remember, I'm kinda done with plagues and I'm doing scenarios with neurax worm because I love it (woohoo go trojan)
In general cold rich countries are slow, and you have therefore a higher chance of getting the mystery plague event since you're slowed down
Same, they are right next to china and india and Greenland is handled quite early in the game
Because they are known to be spreading their stuff through concurring other nations.
Turkey, it connects to a little bit of everything
green land or Madagascar cause there the hardest to get later on
make sure you get the bat upgrade as well
Dude forgot to switch accounts
Or he just added something onto his comment
>make sure “you” get the bat upgrade as well
i don’t think they were trying to add anything to their comment
Maybe he is using “you” as in advising others. But he could have edited it so its hard to say.
Greenland it’s so fucking hard to get into from one port
Only Chads start in Greenland
Egypt or Saudi Arabia
Usually South Africa
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England, it's urban and it's airport conects half world.
Egypt, there’s 2 docks, 1 airport and it connects to Africa, Europe and Asia
Greenland. They've been the hardest to infect in my experience, so starting off there fixes the problem.
Greenland. Can't have problems getting there if you started there.
Greenland, mainly so i can avoid the frustration of dealing with its shit in the end game
Greenland, you get a slower start but you don’t have to fight with it later
On Australia or Greenland usually, just easier, but occasionally Madagascar too
why does it only show Pearson international for Canada, what about the other? and where is LAX?
I don't really have a place where I start ,but it's usually China
madagascar, I never think of the better options.
Asia, cause I want my play through to be realistic.
Me trying not to say "Karen's" House
Always in Africa for some reason
me : Plays the game and always starts in China
*5 months later*
There is a new disease called Covid 19 and it started spreading from China.
also me : What the fuck
Just want to show it to them for making us think world war 3 was starting
I usually start in Saudi-Arabia
Greenland, that mf was always hard to beat, so it was the first one i beated
Greenland cuz otherwise they won’t get the virus
China, to punish Winnie Puh.
China like all good deseases
Spain because for some reason there is no Portugal
I almost always start in Africa because of the heat.
Greenland, always spreads and i don't have to wory abiut getting to Greenland
Greenland so I don’t have to worry about it later
Can't get trapped out of greenland if you start in greenland
always China, so many people
Saudi Arabia. Connected to the majority of countries, arid.
The United States, preferably in NYC
Mommy dont grow a coward
India of china
My own country.
I don't know why but I start in China most of the time
How did you start in a whole continent?
India. Biggest seaport in the game
USA. All the antimaskers and antivaxxers make it easy. And also fuck that place.