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personally I start in Canada

personally I start in Canada

Steltianin

Saudi Arabia, bigest airport in the game. Arid, urban, perfect for air transmission


Oreo_the_dino15

I start in China


fsfs7

History tells us that all the “best” plagues starts in China


Deepanshu_Jena18

China go brrrr


Ambitious_Card7939

How relevant


Oreo_the_dino15

Remember how the coronavirus started in Wuhan China


DirePantsX

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


el_harchi

You sure you weren't playing on the wrong computer in area 51?


Eeik5150

He found God’s computer.


imnotaflatearthers

Did you won? Lol


DirePantsX

I *always* win


jizsul_lee

*scarefully gives an upvote*


SSJ1452

Oh good make sure to program that all fellow redditors live


142737

You know what I am going to be name my next game of plague Inc coronavirus and Imma start it in china


Ambitious_Card7939

Oh yes, it honestly felt like smthg out of a horror film. Fuck you china


ActiveBoof

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


Drag0n_TamerAK

And the Black Plague


nazrat27135

Pepperidge farm does


Jonte7

I always started in china, then Covid-19 came around and i got scared..


GoldenRose777

Same


enz_levik

Totally agree, Saudi is best, air then see and you have all the planet


Fares232222

im from saudi arabia, and i dont feel a bit sad at+ like i do it too


thatredturtle

I killed everyone in this comment section in that game and I'm proud of it /s


Fares232222

i just played a game and i lost cuz a couple thousands of icelanders that didnt even get infected and the rest died


thatredturtle

I infected everyone first, evolved the symptoms, and then evolved the resistance. Works everytime


Fares232222

i didnt do shit with the symptoms, i just let them do it


thatredturtle

I just wait till everyone's infected then I evolve the symptoms


Fares232222

the symptoms come naturally


ehtebitan

You can unevolve them and get dna points back


Villager_of_Mincraft

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.


RandomAnime91

This, India, or Egypt


Hmmm-Its-not-enable

Yup, Egypt


ILikeFistingALot

Yeah Egypt for me


redpickles3

India. Population density matters in a pandemic


KushKundes

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


PouLS_PL

>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.


redpickles3

Bhai, India density mai China se upar hai.... China ka area India se zyada hai aur population mai koi zyada difference nahi hai.


StretchDudestrong

India for sure. I can have 500,000,000 people infected before it crosses its first border


markb144

Every time


dr4gonr1der

You don’t have to have watched Pravus to know that


EliNNM

Africa and India are easy dubs.


SSJ1452

Nigeria is the best there is no way they can recover.


gadjovdk

Egypt


UniverseBlackStar

Why egypt ?


Oropeu

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


bobtheguymk2

Also connects you to mainland Africa so with migrating birds and arid heat protection it’s really easy points


Smoldogsrbest

I actually start in China most of the time. Felt bad when corona happened


KarlosGeek

Hey, look on the bright side, the game is realistic. Not only that, the world may be on Casual difficulty.


KyrieEleison6083

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.


The_WA_Remembers

Maybe it's just still unlocking genes and mutations (can't remember the terminology)


Smoldogsrbest

And drug resistance


HikariAnti

I feel like that's more of the virus' fault than our success.


Accelerator231

But casual difficulty says that the government is made of idiots and no one washes hands.


Lightning__Bolt

That’s… the world rn?


WingsofRain

yes


SuperMario64L

Yeah. That's where we are at.


Emperor_of_Death

I start in China as well and call it COVID-19, then I do the correct symptoms and transmissions and stuff


FriarLocke

So you must know what may happen to then. will we survive?


Emperor_of_Death

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


PacasPascal

Well fuck.


PouLS_PL

Was it on easy mode or what?


Zakiru77

Thanks for this information


thylocene06

This actually sounds quite realistic give the current state of things


Mysterious-Leader3

Same bruh


Death-Incarnated

I started in China Still going on now I kinda wished it ended sooner


Just_A_B_Movie

Did you use the bat upgrade?


TraphouseRon

New update is gonna have a lab leak upgrade


Just_A_B_Movie

And a Live Leak option


smolquacc

*COVID-21*


Sensitive_Vehicle

r/holup


MarauderAtlas

Always Greenland. If you’ve actually played this game you’d understand why lol.


Skratchy9

It’s the only way to get the damn place in any reasonable amount of time


Longjumping-Ad-7967

To get to greenland the best way is either to start there or upgrade the bird transmission.


PepeLaughW

Cold resistance needed


Tessia-Qorn-

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.


FetusDeletus_E

Excatly


JonahDN73

It's not too bad if you start in Iceland


Illustrious_Bar_1970

Greenland always is either last to be infected, or you started thier.


NoSwadYt

Same


Leon03Txt

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 :)


Icy_Man_5446

I got it pretty early on recently, and instead I'm getting screwed by Canada


yeet4people

China. Should not have done that


splyras

Yeah I also start there alot of times


Automatic-Fig-5108

Me too


A7XGirl1119

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.


MissionApollo7

Or Madagascar.


aryaman16

what about madagascar?


galmenz

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


DrFolAmour007

or Iceland. It will infect Greenland rather fast but will also infect Europe earlier in the game!


Keyboardcat51

And max out symptoms as soon as possible


MarauderAtlas

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 😅


Kanadetarada

France because fuck my country


TA03_Reborn

okbr moment


Kanadetarada

What does okbr mean?


[deleted]

It means: Ofcourse kyle broke Ryan


Kanadetarada

Very insightfull


Noname_1111

Switzerland, close enough


Nemesis233

What canton ?


CowsGiveElixirOfLife

Austria, close enough


SecretumOmega-IsLost

Fuck france


Sanda_Quaza35

I’m fucking it right now


SecretumOmega-IsLost

Yeahh


username_it_i

Bitch what


Mesavagetreejr

Madagascar


bostongambale

Finally a fellow man a culture. Madagascar all the way baby!


reaper_type_0

Yeeeeeep


A-person-in-america

Same


Trick-Relation-3972

Egypt


walga123

India, high population and poor


Automatic-Fig-5108

But how do you get to Greenland?


walga123

Extreme bioareosol, cold resistance


Automatic-Fig-5108

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


walga123

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


Royal-Professional-8

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


Automatic-Fig-5108

All right, thanks. :-)


walga123

Np


lookinthemirror_man

you are too strong to be left alive


SmallSalary880

That's the neat part. You dont


NoahsGotTheBoat

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.


Different-Region-873

I only use the U.S for the monke virus and fake news scenario.


twotwo_twentytwo

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.


DrRedex

Maths 100


ParthTehlan_69

I start india cause of the super high population density


twotwo_twentytwo

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.


ParthTehlan_69

I guess india is just a personal preference cause I live in india and if kill all of india that means I die.


twotwo_twentytwo

Haha


BigSadEngineer

Unpopular opinion but the UK


CockroachFun9823

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


NotAFakeWumpus

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


LadyEwi

Russia


planetoflies

Same, they are right next to china and india and Greenland is handled quite early in the game


0Limark0

Because they are known to be spreading their stuff through concurring other nations.


I_laugh_at_orphans

Fucking greenland.


Otis-The-Dog

South Africa


KilluaCatts

China


cakemaster1928

Turkey, it connects to a little bit of everything


DuTurkeyMan

green land or Madagascar cause there the hardest to get later on


ArcLVL

UK


modtester553

China Wuhan


modtester553

make sure you get the bat upgrade as well


aquabluevibes

Dude forgot to switch accounts


TigerIsNerd

Or he just added something onto his comment


EpicGamer373

>make sure “you” get the bat upgrade as well i don’t think they were trying to add anything to their comment


ThatNeedleworker8553

Maybe he is using “you” as in advising others. But he could have edited it so its hard to say.


Bazzy_666

Greenland it’s so fucking hard to get into from one port


Responsible_Pancake

Only Chads start in Greenland


W_O_O_SH

Greenland.


RusskiMcBlyat

Egypt or Saudi Arabia


usethesporksluke

Usually South Africa


Andrealthesequel

🇨 🇭 🇮 🇳 🇦


Lord-of-Entity

England, it's urban and it's airport conects half world.


Mr-Tree-64

Egypt, there’s 2 docks, 1 airport and it connects to Africa, Europe and Asia


Triggerhappy_1

Greenland


Arkitakama

Greenland. They've been the hardest to infect in my experience, so starting off there fixes the problem.


BakedBrotato76

Greenland. Can't have problems getting there if you started there.


Spookedthoroughly

Greenland, mainly so i can avoid the frustration of dealing with its shit in the end game


sapphicmusharna

Greenland, you get a slower start but you don’t have to fight with it later


Shoot_them_all

On Australia or Greenland usually, just easier, but occasionally Madagascar too


TheGasMove

why does it only show Pearson international for Canada, what about the other? and where is LAX?


knewbyte

Greenland.


Portalguy44

I don't really have a place where I start ,but it's usually China


funnydotexe

Greenland


reds3232

China


spareribsfromjericho

madagascar, I never think of the better options.


1di0ten_Hedy

China


Shreksalicous

Asia, cause I want my play through to be realistic.


Almighty_Garlic

Me trying not to say "Karen's" House


No_girlfriend-923

Always in Africa for some reason


Citron-Every

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


RelaxxBit

Saudi Arabia Just want to show it to them for making us think world war 3 was starting


real_Goblin3

I usually start in Saudi-Arabia


IsabellaCV

Greenland, that mf was always hard to beat, so it was the first one i beated


Snowcreeep

Greenland cuz otherwise they won’t get the virus


BrownenWind

China, to punish Winnie Puh.


LungusFungus-

China like all good deseases


IRllyLoveCats

Spain because for some reason there is no Portugal


MansaMusaKervil

I almost always start in Africa because of the heat.


New-Consequence1972

Greenland, always spreads and i don't have to wory abiut getting to Greenland


hazzasoup

Greenland so I don’t have to worry about it later


ThePoggerland

Greenland Can't get trapped out of greenland if you start in greenland


randomusernamem8

always China, so many people


NuclearaticToaster

Saudi Arabia. Connected to the majority of countries, arid.


leipakivi

Ohio


97th69

Lower Mexico


Luxray209

The United States, preferably in NYC


ISkullFace

Saudi Arabia


KartofelThePotatoGod

Greenland Mommy dont grow a coward


TheBlueFox2020

Greenland


Sebastian_9807

Wuhan, China.


I_am_snek_420

India of china


RemoveEnvironmental7

My own country.


Scared-Measurement16

China


Flamar26ita

China


Senkey911

I don't know why but I start in China most of the time


Arysen_47

AMERICAA


playernoobr45

How did you start in a whole continent?


giorgiozamp

Frick yeah


ThunderStruck115

India. Biggest seaport in the game


Taylor_Polynomia1

USA. All the antimaskers and antivaxxers make it easy. And also fuck that place.


cocoa_ramen

Populated cities