Comments for Clout: The Game

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OJ_Jones

Dec. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I have a death ray now. Do what I say.

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Developer response from delosford

Good ol' death rays.

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Ether292

Sep. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Let us pay our respects to the biggest martyrs in political history. Abe Lincoln. William Wallace. Martin Luther King Jr. Jesus Christ. Brannigans Law. BarryBreaker. All gone too soon.

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Developer response from delosford

I find it interesting the other dead person isn't listed

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mosesmalone

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Hmm I wonder if anything happened in clout last night let me check the game" *jaw drops when I see global chat*

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Developer response from delosford

Did you check the world page yet?

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OJ_Jones

Feb. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Not only did some jerk kill me but they took my death ray away. Rest assured I WILL GET MY DEATH RAY BACK AND I WILL GET MY REVENGE ON THE MANIAC WHO KILLED ME.

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Developer response from delosford

I would be impressed if you could attain the same relic again

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warhero2019303

Jun. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Clout. We know drama.

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Developer response from delosford

indeed

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Daddysback

Jun. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love that I can dual wield bazookas in the house of congress, but I can't come without shoes.

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Developer response from delosford

Hey, freedom has its limits, bub.

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HarveyJ

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) And considering how long some features have taken to be implemented (which itself is completely understandable due to your busy schedule) introducing an item that can't be removed until another update is added is a bad idea. I'm against these gimmicks, but if we are to have them they should be fully implemented rather than be incomplete and lead to items you can't remove without warning.

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Developer response from delosford

So by "without warning" you mean "repeatedly stated in various posts, chats, forum posts, etc."?

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HanLecter

Sep. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Come on Delos, let me get rid of the Ugly tweed Sportcoat and these crappy old tennis shoes... I hate them, I dont even want money for them... just let me throw them away!

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Developer response from delosford

I always figured people might collect them through rerolls and brag about how many ugly tweed sportcoats they have.

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HarveyJ

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Introducing gimmicky items that can't be removed is a terrible idea and should be removed from the game ASAP.

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Developer response from delosford

Sounds like somebody needs to read the forums and understand mechanics before they complain about them. (hint: it's you)

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HarveyJ

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Also it doesn't matter if it was mentioned once, twice, 5 times, or 100 times gimmicky items that can not be removed (and so long as it remains in it's current state there is no way to remove it) are really dumb and so is the increasing presence of all this silly supernatural stuff.

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Developer response from delosford

Right, because Clout is clearly devoid of such things. Like Relics. Also, how did you manage to read the forums and still not understand the mechanic at all? It's not a "gimmick" it's "excellent game design", and frankly I don't actually care whether or not you agree.

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OJ_Jones

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Corruption sounds like an interesting concept, but at the risk at being yelled at by you I agree with everyone who has said that unremovable items are a bad idea. However if you give me back my death ray I will flip sides and yell at everyone along with you.

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Developer response from delosford

They're not unremoveable, which is why the complaint is ridiculous and kind of demonstrates people aren't really aware of what the mechanic they're complaining about even is.

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mosesmalone

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I assumed the game wouldn't do something as dumb as to have something that can't be removed, and suggesting that not having combed over every forum post justifies an item that can't be removed is an asinine defense.

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Developer response from delosford

So you really need to read the forums, because it's part of a larger game mechanic playing between Clout and The Lobby, including followers of the Dark Gods and The Illuminati/Knights Templar. You can't just take it off, but that doesn't mean you're stuck with it permanently (though, temporarily you actually are because I haven't added a way for people to become Illuminati/Templar yet in the world, but the code supports it).

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JaySaladJay

Sep. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Disregard my other comments, he isn't dead...

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Developer response from delosford

j'ai beaucoup des ananas sous mon chapeau

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12q12q9

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Game is never broken. Hasn't broken in its entire existence, because I'm that good of a programmer." Except that time when we got unlimited energy.

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Developer response from delosford

I'm not sure you know what broken means. That also lasted for like 10 minutes. If that's actually the best you can come up with for "broken" in the 5+ year history of the game: I'm pretty sure you just proved my point.

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mosesmalone

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I can't remove an item. Is this the hacker's work or a dumb new gimmick?

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Developer response from delosford

Neither. Also, how are you of all people not aware of this? Don't you read the forums? I've mentioned it in-game multiple times as well. Though, really, shouldn't you have been just ever-so-slightly more wary of The Mark Of Lucifer? Honestly now.

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mosesmalone

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) You never mentioned it in-game and and only mentioned it once as far as I can tell on the forums (in a thread that gave no indication of being of any special importance). Suggesting that even comes where close to a fair warning in ludicrous. Also it still makes no sense as a MISC item. Can this go back to being a government simulator instead of having this dumb devil stuff?

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Developer response from delosford

Pretty sure there's no less than 5 threads on the forums about it, and I've mentioned it in-game numerous times.

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wesley_ding

Sep. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) /w delosford how's your secret plan to change the time in the world going?

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Developer response from delosford

The arbitrary game clock? Does anyone actually care? Everything happens at the same RL time.

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kiraninja

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Also, game clock is off and i can't post in global.

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Developer response from delosford

nope

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kiraninja

Sep. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) These assassins are crazy, a car bomb blows up then on the way to the hospital the ambulance blows up. Later i'm apparently having a speech in my hospital bed and an assassin somehow misses the shot.

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Developer response from delosford

And everybody always wonders why they don't just give themselves massive salaries... well, I guess the round of new players needed to learn that somehow.

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Xyrhoshi

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Apparently games made almost 2 years ago are considered "hot" and "new". That's ok though, since this overly complex interactive simulator of real-life politics enlightens me on how deep down, we're all scummy politicians.

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Developer response from delosford

Closer to 5 years ago. Luckily text-based games never get more dated. The advertising also coincides with the impending release of the first tie-in game for the world (The Lobby).

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Rhysdog

May. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i cant believe any assasin would be stupid enough to walk up and stab moses for just $200000

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Developer response from delosford

ok?

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GordonSo

Aug. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @ 12q12q9 Just because you suck at trying to get rid of Dexter and Frank doesn't mean they are immune.

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HarveyJ

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I've never seen it mentioned it game and after combing over the forums there are a grand total of two threads that state that there are new items that can not be removed. A third mentions that they might be cursed but says nothing of the sort about not be able to remove them. That seems lie pretty short notice to me.

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Developer response from delosford

No, there are more than a few threads that spell things out pretty clearly. Corruption-specific threads, threads about Etherium Rifts, all kinds of stuff. I also mentioned it in-game repeatedly. But please, use new mechanics without knowing what they do and then complain that they weren't what you imagined them to be. That sounds really productive.

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misko27

Sep. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Q, I also don't see kiran. i saw him for a while a week ago or so, but he disappeared again. I know his votes jumped from 34 to 41 in the period I coudl see his name, so it might be a wider problem.

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Developer response from delosford

Yeah, that's new. I don't see him either now. The stalkers seem to be modifying the code in minor ways now. I'll fix it before long.

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Doomoo

May. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Service Temporarily Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. Additionally, a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

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Developer response from delosford

503 errors are not created by code

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Edwinbold

Oct. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Is not a spy talking to himself in the questions?

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mosesmalone

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) It also make no sense what so ever as a MISC item. More appropriate for the face.

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Developer response from delosford

There's no reason to believe a misc item couldn't be on your face if you wanted.

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laveney

Aug. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Seeing Frank Underwood in Clout - "meh, that was to be expected" Seeing Frank Underwood actually being majority whip in Clout - EPIC!

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Developer response from delosford

Can't say I was directly responsible for that one.

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Stepping_Razor

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Game is broken again [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]

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Developer response from delosford

Game is never broken. Hasn't broken in its entire existence, because I'm that good of a programmer.

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OJ_Jones

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) By your own previous admission it is unremoveable until the Knight's Templar stuff is implemented which will be who knows when. PS I want my death ray.

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Developer response from delosford

No, it's unremovable until I add a bit of content to let you use the implementation that's already there. It'll probably be in today.

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GordonSo

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Not a Spy and Cheesus. Committed to making this game completely unplayable since 2013.

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Developer response from delosford

Not sure what you mean.

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Pauldellman

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Unremoveable items are a terrible idea IMO and should removed from the game ASAP.

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Developer response from delosford

Your opinion is based on nothing, considering you obviously haven't read the threads on the mechanic.

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kiraninja

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The 3rd day of same stats, something is clearly wrong.

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Developer response from delosford

The stalkers is what's wrong. Also had a downing after an ssh login. So more info is getting released. Rejoice!

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Precarious

Dec. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hey there, Mr. Developer! I was wondering if you'd like to read an advance copy of my upcoming novel. The first chapter is 300 pages long, written during a period of brief insanity, and I changed every third letter to that symbol Prince used during the editing process. I believe this will encourage people to skip straight to chapter 2, which is more interesting (it is also read-to-win)! Thanks for your attention!

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Developer response from delosford

Hey there, terrible troll! I'm not sure what kind of mental deficiency made you think that your analogy was good, apt or funny... but I regret to inform you that it wasn't. I also can't help but notice you don't have a little D next to your name, and I have a completely unique game based on politics that generates actual money from people who play it. I might have slightly more of an idea what I'm doing than a troll who hasn't even played the game. Enjoy your report for spam!

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Jonathon_Vilma51

Aug. 6, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Session key authentification failure. please reload the page." this pops up a lot.

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Developer response from delosford

Tell Kongregate about it.

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KairePhD

Sep. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 0/5 can't see kiran on the voting screen.

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Developer response from delosford

Seems most everyone else can, what with all the votes he has. Maybe you need to get the right fonts for the game to display properly.

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kittykitty987

Jul. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) develeper you might want to fix it noone can play currantly

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Developer response from delosford

I've contacted the hosting company. There's nothing I can personally do about a 504 error. It's being intentionally caused by detractors of the game. They've done it a couple times before. Guess they can't handle the recent success due to the advertising.

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Tranceslave

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The server didn't tick today Q.

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Developer response from delosford

See the announcements.

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HarveyJ

Dec. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Aise somehow jumped from 48 votes to 61 votes overnight. Don't let the libercons rig the the speaker elections!

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Developer response from delosford

I doubt it's a rigged election. The proportions of players have been changing for a while now. I will of course look into it, but 13 votes isn't exactly something that screams fraud to me.

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GordonSo

Jan. 7, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) If you're "not sure" what I mean you could look in to it. Here's one of them admitting they are playing the game just to drive away other at this point. http://imgur.com/R0Rwfmx

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DeeSuper

Dec. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Yeah, Aise was at 48 votes for a while and suddenly he jumps ahead at the last minute with 13 votes out of nowhere. Please fix this.

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Developer response from delosford

Sounds like good strategy in conjunction with an increased conservative player count. I'll look into it, though.

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Ucalino

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) EOD never triggered so we didn't get stat/stress/health changes.

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Developer response from delosford

See the announcements.

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wesley_ding

Jul. 31, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) WesleyD - "I will fillibuster the SHIT out of you!" Wildcard is awesome.

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Developer response from delosford

I'm kind of surprised more people don't have it.

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GordonSo

Jan. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) http://imgur.com/M8rtQYb Here is credwin boasting about using another users account.

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Developer response from delosford

Looks more like he followed a link and said what it was. Don't post your session key, folks. If there was any malicious activity on the player's account, I'm sure they would have reported it. People probably didn't bother doing anything since they know what the punishment would be.

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GordonSo

Jan. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I can't speak for anyone else, Josh but I down voted your comments because you are a pretentious try hard and it looks like you're trying to use Q's problems and the fact that people had issues with the game (while having no idea of Q's problems at the time) as excuse to go on some dumb crusade. So yeah, I down voted you.

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Developer response from delosford

I'll not really be engaging in any of the comment flame wars. Preferably take them to other methods of communication.

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Zyngry

Dec. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The tutorial system needs a lot of work. I'm all for tutorials being out of your face, but you need enough to get the ball rolling.

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Developer response from delosford

Is there any specific part of the tutorial that you felt was unclear or unhelpful? I'd like to address your concerns in order to retain more new players, but I'm not sure I understand them specifically enough to do so. I guess you can't respond to these comments, but shoot me off a PM or something with your specific concerns if you would please.

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Magistro

Jul. 23, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "I have gathered all required signatures, agreements and documents required and will thus be forming a Conference Committee with respect to this bill!" I'm pretty sure someone else already pointed this out but there's one unnecessary "required" in that sentence.

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Developer response from delosford

Actually, no, you're the first person to catch that to my knowledge. I can only assume it came from the Department of Redundancy Department.

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PyroDefense101

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I wanna play but it keeps saying "The operation timed out." :{ pls halp

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Developer response from delosford

People are attacking connectivity to the game and my hosting company is lying about it. They actually tried to tell me that 504 errors are being caused by the server not having enough RAM. The server isn't even using half its RAM, and RAM can't cause internet connectivity problems before you ever hit the server.

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Meep42

Sep. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @wesley_ding (or rather, the response) Who said 3D modelling? Just 3D walls of text, extending off in every direction... Beauty.

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Developer response from delosford

WORD ART FUCK YEAH

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moxieman

Jan. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Fantastic game! Sharp, self-aware and hilarious. It's just enough to be a immersive good time, but not so much that it becomes self-important and preachy. (I can't find the adjective for that statement.) One thing though, while I get the feeling the world page was given a lot of thought and care, it seems as if the game isn't affected by it enough. It doesn't matter to the player that the economy is sunk and so on. It would be really impressive if the store and the black market experienced inflation in proportion to the sinking economy and so on. All the same, my favorite game on Kong!

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support! The CPI is not currently modeled, which would be more what you're talking about. Historically, I think the CPI also has a loose or potentially inverse relationship with the price of illicit drugs. However, I do have plans to implement bills that will alter the cost of drugs and perhaps also items (drug law bills and sales tax or something). These bills will ALSO modify costs of other games connected to Clout, such as The Lobby and Campaign Trail (both currently only in the planning stages, but The Lobby should be open in some form within a month at most).

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