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/vst/ is a place to discuss all types of strategy video games, including both turn-based and real-time strategy, turn-based and real-time tactics, single-player and multi-player (including MOBAs). All platforms are welcome.

Does this mean discussion of strategy games is banned on other video game boards? No! /vst/ is just a separate board specifically focused on strategy games where discussions about your favorite games can thrive.

Please familiarize yourself with the rules and remember to use the spoiler function where appropriate!

Please note that, like /v/, "Generals"—long-term, one-after-the-other, recurring threads about a specific game are not permitted on /vst/. Such threads belong on >>>/vg/


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Rebellious serfs, uppity neighbors that will try to extort you for tribute, huge barbarian death squads, discovery of new ideas that will make your minmaxing more efficient, soulful textures that will bring out the city builder in you and most importantly, sows with exposed tits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2kfavVRI04
https://ymir-online.com/
/vst/ server: 178.79.190.71 port 14804
Most of the players have just entered copper age and started meddling with barter, so it is certainly not too late for you to join and make your mark in Ymir™.
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What a buggy piece of shit of a game. Took me one hour to keep restarting the game to play the tutorial only to find it is bugged out. Fuck this shit, I'm going back to LoL
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>>867659
You should come back to Land of Lords
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>>817667
no way to pirate this?
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>>868362
Nope
>>867926
welcome back :^)
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>>868412
>>868213
>>867926
One month of lol+ was added to your account

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Okay so whats the verdict on the AGEOD games? Thinking of picking up Alea Iacta Est when the next slitherine sale drops.

Also Ageod thread
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>>868374
Too complicated and for incel boomers
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>>868374
Field of Glory Empires is GOAT

Only one week until the White Lion & Black Witch DLC finale! And maybe new information about how Dandylion's future plans are for this/a new game.
I started playing again after an one month hiatus and reading up on it, the October update was pretty big, lots of new stuff and balancing, so that's nice. Has anyone here checked out the new "High Risk - High Return" modifier for bosses?
As always, feel free to discuss the story, gameplay, builds, waifus and anything that comes to mind.
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anyone tried the mod that lets anyone equip any weapon type? is it fun?
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>>867568
It's 100% a fetish of his being beaten up by Irene and Anne
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>>867729
>So did you recruit that strawberry loli yet? Uh, no reason.
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>>867581
https://www.cheatengine.org
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>>867729
There are mods for this game?

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Rome Remastered bros...we fucking won!
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>>868076
>faith mechanics, crusades/invasions,
all doable with the remastered now
> castle/city distinction
see pic related from the dev working on porting his mod from med 2 to remastered
> It has guilds,
dont know 2bh
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>>868227
>pic related from the dev working on porting his mod from med 2
What mod is that?
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>>868249
princes, kings and heroes.
https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?812927-Princes-Kings-and-Heroes
then there is chivalry, though I dont know what they want to do with the castle/city distinction if its planned at all.
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>>868255
Thanks anon
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>>864702
/twg/ is nothing but elf/rat/lizard/whatever larping these days.

Is the considered strategy? New DLC out anyway
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>>867929
All true, but you run out of carry space pretty quickly on the more crowded levels. I usually ended up with the brain damage strat, where you park one of your characters and then drop off the knocked out enemies all in one place. And every half minute you switch to that character and go down the line punching every lifeless body in the head to renew the knock-out timer. It was pretty silly.

I remember being surprised that a knocked-out guard dropped off into a building would wake up inside and come out. I expected buildings to just be a void since they outright swallow corpses too. Non-lethal runs were interesting, but not really fun for me. It really felt like the game wasn't built for them.
I haven't played D3 yet, but in the old Commandos games and in Desperados 1 non-lethal seemed better integrated. Having to collect and tie up all bodies and the potential for a single enemy freeing your stash of bodies and basically resetting the map are already enough hurdles.
ST is weird in general. You can just kill literally everyone (even civilians) with zero repercussions. Even killing half your liege's army (ie your allies) in the moutain pass triggers no different reaction than a non-violent solution. ST fundamentally doesn't give a fuck about morals which makes me think non-lethal runs are more of an afterthought.
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>>866456
>Only 6 missions
I like it but I wish it was bigger, but I guess an expansion pack for a 5 year old game is uncommon enough as it is
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Just finished the campaign. Haven't done any of the speedrun badges yet and I need to get three more badges in the final mission.

Nagoya City was a solid mid tier mission.
Having Hayato, Aiko, and Mugen in it was a good move because that combo of just those three was never used in the main game.

The Toba Coastline archipelago is fucking awesome. It's one of, if not my favorite mission. It handles all 5 characters way better than Kage-sama's camp and the open-ended structure makes it a blast to revisit. Takuma reciting a unique haiku every time he shoots a guard is a nice touch.

Hana Gakuen is another great 5 character mission (top 5 worthy) but not quite as good as the archipelago.

Overall a short but well made expansion. It is expensive for what you get though, so I wouldn't blame you for waiting on a sale. My only real gripe is how the first and final missions begin and that you can't skip those sections in repeat runs.
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>>867552
>>868254
it's three missions with badges, two interlude missions, and an epilogue.
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Had this pretty high on my wishlist and was surprised at the reasonable price for what seemed like 6 full missions. Once I read >>868377 on Steam it was quite sobering. 3 full missions? Seriously?

>>868371
>Overall a short but well made expansion. It is expensive for what you get though, so I wouldn't blame you for waiting on a sale.
Thank you for the confirmation. This seems like the reasonable way to go.

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I finished my first game of Crusader Kings 3. Amazing fuckin' game, an 'everything I've always wanted' kind of experience. I look online and see everyone shitting on it saying CK2 is better. I look up CK2 and I don't see it.

I see people talking about mods but I don't bother with mod shit until 200+ hours into a game. Does CK2 need the mods to be better game? Does CK3 get boring quickly? I also hear systems in CK2 are deeper. Are the systems actually better, or is it just better at spreadsheet autism?

CK2 vs CK3, which game is better and why is it ck3?
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>>868231
>happens in every gsg
"GSG" isn't even a real genre, only a Paradox marketing term.

And anyways, these games actually have systems to prevent snowballing (rebellions, civil wars, problems with different cultures/colonies/etc) that actually happened to real historical "blobbers". They aren't well represented in game because modern Paradox only make games to sell DLCs to retards.
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>>868364
>"GSG" isn't even a real genre, only a Paradox marketing term.
Johan claims he invented it with EU1.
Wikipedia lists Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition, as the first grand strategy game from 1986.

Regardless nobody can define what it means.
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>>868364
>rebellions
Only peasants rebellions and they are a joke. They are very weak.

>civil wars
Most common being liberty faction which lowers crown authority, something you can undo within 10 years.
Claimants factions don't permanently weaken anything because manpower replenishes fast.
Independence revolts are rare and will virtually never happen if your vassal has the same faith and culture.
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>>868372
Again, AFIK, only Paradox call their games "grand strategy" so you can't really replace 4X with it.

>>868378
Yeah, the systems are there but don't really work, that's the point.
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>>838276
2 hands down. Maybe 3 in 5 years when they are done shitting out copious amounts of dlc for whales

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>Is Medieval persistent-world game, where you build grandiose cities or shitty hamlets. And roleplay in a game like CK2 on steroids and every lord is a real person.

Lands of Lords thread.
https://www.landsoflords.com
https://www.landsoflords.com/map/
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>>868067
Never happened schizo
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OMFG WHY this guy cry about everything?
The guy is GM of shakespeare feather and is crying because in the future he won't be.
He's like a fat kid with two hamburgers in his hand crying because later he's going to get hungry.
https://www.landsoflords.com/forum//307398
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>>868343
He's afraid, also he knows that it's tilea who featherbomb everyone. And knows that his group is the suspect.
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>>868343
Half of the guys in the top rankings barely speak any English lmao.
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>>868356 I only featherbomb who speak ill of Chocola Nekopara, god have her soul

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I really enjoyed the isometric strongholds, I even thought Stronghold 2 was cool, but apart from CivCity Rome I don't really feel very engaged when I play Firefly Studios games anymore. This is a real shame since I can still tell their heart is in it. I just wish they'd make a nice and polished isometric deathmatch medieval or maybe roman kino, not their mmorpg though.
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>>866159
>mmorpg
more like milking project they used to keep the company afloat
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>>867412
>more like milking project they used to keep the company afloat
so firefly bad?

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Should I invade Southern Italy?
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>>867407
line needs to not include the english and drop all everything above Greece, contact with the med sea unironically doesn't make you a med
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>>867407
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Why are you people like this?
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How old were you when you realized that “med posters” are nafri North African shitskins trying to enter the aryan master race which both Mediterranean Europeans and north Europeans belong to. (All Europeans). It’s a pathetic attempt at trying to be white and an even more pathetic attempt at dividing Europeans/aryans
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>thread about italy
>devolves into nord vs med autism
every fucking time

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Yeah I know that this is probably the fifth Heart of Cancer 4 thread but someone atleast gotta made a thread about it. Anyway what's mod are you playing?
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>>866057
What is ikigai?
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>>866057
>A couple of months ago I planned on releasing an imageboard for Hoi4 modding
I can't really imagine who would be target for it
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>>867719
Asia conquers the world alt history, with the Roman Empire as the China standin
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>>868101
>>866057
Why did your mod included retarded megaprojects like atlantropa?
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>>868101
Give more details

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Compfags are the sole reason RTS is dead as a genre.
>shit on every noob trying to play rts
>wonder why the playerbase is dead
Congratulations, you did it! You killed RTS forever with your min-max rush autism.
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>>867207
This feels like a self-fulfilling prophecy where no new IPs get produced in the field by independent studios because any time a change in formula leads to a need to change playstyle, they instantly reject it as 'not a real RTS'.
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>>867207
compfags will play literally anything, its just a lot harder than people think to make a good rts
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Don't care.

Didn't read.

Starcraft: Brood War is the best game ever created.
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>>867565
t.
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"I cant concentrate for more than 2 minutes" the thread

stay mad casual fags go play sc2 coop

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>No Wargame thread
I'm disappointed. Consensus on the South Africa DLC?
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does the mplayer trainer still work?
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>>830826
> Livgarden '85
baka, paying an extra 5pts for a little better Carl G is not worth it
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>>836200
Here's my nork deck that I use against real players:
@Ss8B2MEy6FuY1C+MchfGNacwvNOQXiLYLxDsTLIQCekiskoiJohdkIpItEWRFURSVoRMCUchfpaRBojqkxYT8A==

You definitely take too many cheapo units, maybe a side effect of playing the AI, you lack decent tanks, decent AA, too many veh tab units, shitty manpads and no SF or shock infantry or recon infantry at all
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>>847343
You have got to be trolling
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every team i played in loses.....................

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one more patch...
one more patch...
one more patch...
he was gonna make it darling if you just held on for one more patch
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>>863564
This is technically a core of both EU:Rome and I:R gameplay. Technically.
The sad part is that it goes nowhere from there and just pointlessly add useless shit, while undercooking that core, too.

>>863675
>By yes, I roleplay in my head, how could you tell
Because you play nu-PDX and pretend they are worth playing
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>>863795
>he doesn't find enjoyment in emergent storytelling and can't work towards any goals besides what the trannydevs set for him
I'm sorry that you are developmentally retarded, it must have been very difficult for your parents.
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>>858920
They should have made the provinces be as big as EUIV's provinces, if not bigger like in EU Rome. Instead they went with this crazy map that has a higher province density than HOI4, and then populated it with a bunch of literally who's, most of which are made up. There seems to have been no consideration made for how such a detailed map would impact gameplay, but then again from looking at the launch game you can say there weren't considerations for the gameplay at all.
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>>867027
I like more granularity for much better difference between cities and rural areas that is seen in culture, population, urbanization distribution map. It gives small and big tags some land to manage.
Seeing all these punic and greek pops across med is priceless, I think it's their first and last game with such granularity.
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>when you desperately need to give gauls enough rights to allow them to serve in the army but your xenophobic traditionalists pass a decision in senate to block giving them citizenship

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Is the protectors mod good? Is warlords 4 worth trying? Has anybody here played the card game version of warlords?
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>>859462
A kid wouldn't have breasts that big. Pixies though.
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>>859684
shame you can't have a secondary hero because I would pick this every time
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TPC lads keep progress posted on their discord, new updates are posted pretty much daily, bugs getting fixed, files getting cleaned up, no 0.9 till 2022 tho
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>>866637
perhaps but consider the following, oppai loli
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Im playing WBC 3 campaign and dear god dark elevs are living up to the hype, whole campaign was going great, everything was smooth till
>high elf queen escort to lunarion mission
>dark elven ambush on the way happens
>all my strongest retinue fighters are there
>fight is starting when suddenly enemy hero starts teleporting around the battlefield like a fucking anime character
>its a level 30 assassin oh shit
>it kills the only retinue recruitable dragon
>it kills my high level reaver next and my champion giant
>this fucker killed my strongest bodyguards just fuck my shit up.jpg
>barely kill him and barely win this ambush with my hero under 50hp
>next fight is defending against dark elven assault for 30 min
>they actually keep attacking the whole time with no pause
>all three datk elven armies keep building towers and advancing
>in the meantime my brainlet high elf ally barely builds any defences
>he fucking sends his army in a suicide attack

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