Dating game diplomacy
It involves the art of conducting and managing negotiations.
Diplomacy missions can be used to gain either Medical Supplies or Companion Gifts, they also come with additional dark-side or light-side points depending upon the mission.
Apart from making expletives the currency of diplomacy, the US Assistant Secretary in charge of the region has been filmed handing over food packets to anti-government street demonstrators in Kiev.
No self-respecting country would normally allow such blatant interference in its internal affairs.
China, despite its 1.3 billion population, its emergence as the world's second largest economy as well as its largest exporter, its expanding military power and strategic ambitions of challenging US hegemony in the western Pacific, is treated as less menacing.
The persistent Euro-centric view that the West has of the world, the belief that Russia has the potential to threaten the centre of gravity of western power represented by NATO, might explain this in part.
In an emerging economy with rapid productivity growth the real exchange rate should rise over time, through either higher inflation or a rise in the nominal exchange rate.
Americans would still be much richer, of course, with a GDP per head more than four times that in China.
But don't expect that to dampen Chinese celebrations, whenever they come.
Below are the missions grouped by level at which they are available.
Missions in blue give lightside points and missions in red given darkside points.
's idea of Christmas fun is guessing when China's economy will leapfrog America's to become the world's biggest.