https://anno-union.com/devblog-new-world-rising-dlc/>new NW tier>NW electricity>NW crown falls>New monument>Better fire stations, police stations, and hospitalsAnnochads, how we feeling?
When it releases I'll finally be able to play the game again.Haven't done a proper run since before tourists because there was always another DLC on the horizon.
ITS OVER, I will never have time to do anything else in my free time again
Welp guess Christmas is canceled lol. The new hydrodam looks neat but man does the new world stuff look like globalhome art sorta. Hopefully this is the last season and we get a new game in a year or two
Give me campaign missions back.I'm not saying to remove the sandbox mode but I only like to play goal focused missions and don't care about esthetics.And no, one giant mission serving as tutorial doesn't count...
Will the improved islands have less rivers?and when is this coming out, I started a fresh playthrough last week
>>1262054>Will the improved islands have less rivers?Yes>and when is this coming outDecember 8th
>>1261934I love everything about this game but controlling a bunch of fucking boats
>>1262017The game has been getting INCREASINGLY full of worthless woke politics, up to the point of actively strangling gameplay (Africa DLC with its fucking visual novel attempt). I really worry about the next Anno being another dud. They're clearly riding high on 1800's success and forgetting that 1800 was only good because they flopped hard on 2205 and had to go back to basics.
>>1262316I agree, 2070 was a step in that very same direction and 2205 was just more of the same but worse. Given Ubisoft's direction I wouldn't be surprised and given their work on the recent settlers game its almost a dead on point to say the next game risks being woke and bad. very much want a future anno but I could settle for a 1900 or 500 (Rome) period. all of which could be boiled down into non-sense given Ubisoft's track record.I hope the remember what made anno 1800 good.
>>1262323You don't want a Rome Anno, it'd be just full of "well, actually, the Ptolemaic Egyptians were black you see..."
>>1261934feeling like game needs to be back on steamor fucking cracked again
>>1261934>shitty drm that could stop working any secondno thanks
>>1262316>The game has been getting INCREASINGLY full of worthless woke politicsExplain.
>>1262525Um there was this expansion about Ethiopia.And the Airship lady is brown.That's all most tards talk about. The most actual woke shit is the Skyscraper questline that boils down to NotDonald Trump needs woman and cutting corners for the sake of profit is bad.Most of the woke stuff is in shitty community posts normal people don't read and have no bearing on the gameplay.
Good more games need to scare away you chuds
>>1262316>INCREASINGLY fullDidn't 1404's entire plot revolve around good Europeans and good Muslims engaging in peaceful trade and cultural interchange when the evil church has attacked it because it was religious and xenophobic and evil? And didn't 2070 feature the evil Tycoons who live in miserable island cities while good Ecos build utopias because they choose to be vegan? What did 1800 fuck up to cross the line for you?
>>1262530on 1800 release people were complaining about churches having no crosses, I'm serious
>>1262631It's made by spastic germans and marketed to other Europoors. Like the French that keep trying to ban religion in public spaces.Despite Embesa being literally Ethiopia and blatantly Christian there is no direct mention of it.
>>1262621In 2070 at least the trade-off was that the ecos sucked at making money. The best way to play was to have one island be the industrial post-apocalyptic hellhole at -1000 ecobalance making everything.The entire series has been full of feel good storylines since 1404 at least.
>>1262704>The best way to play was to have one island be the industrial post-apocalyptic hellhole Just like 1800
>>1262706Just rename one of your island "china" and roleplay accordingly. I can't wait to create the new world slums island.
>>1262530>Um there was this expansion about Ethiopia.I'm >>1262316 and the problem with that expansion wasn't the fact it was in Africa, it was a fucking visual novel in a citybuilder game where there will be 20 different alerts while you're listening to a bunch of tribals rambling on about their culture. And in some other game that might have been interesting, but in Anno? No, absolutely not. You'll probably see some sort of resource shortage and population/money crash while you're busy doing nothing but listening to people talk.
>>1262759You know you can cancel the questline if it bothers you that much. Plus you only need Embesa shit at the top tier where you should have won by now.
>>1262323anno 1900 could be pretty interesting but i feel like they would have to keep it to a much more limited time frame to avoid the 50s and beyond
>>1263073>1900>He doesn't knowNGMI
>>1262530be nice if a game named 1800 was actually based on history instead of fictional.
>>12630731800 already feels like 1900 with all the focus on feminism, revolutions, electricity and mass production. It feels like monarchy is already done and dusted.But I guess that managing opium fields with trade network to China would be too sinophobic.
>>1262323Greece would be interesting. The islands would actually make sense for once since they’d represent the aegeans
Any good mods?
>>1262704>The best way to play was to have one island be the industrial post-apocalyptic hellhole at -1000 ecobalance making everything.And people say games are not realistic.
>>1261934Best Anno OST? 2070 or 1404?https://youtu.be/r2_bVjgE86ghttps://youtu.be/pUalm1hqcYA
>>1263274I prefer 1800.https://youtu.be/xBQvKyAizt8
>>1261934Anno is a better Tropico than Tropico has been for the last decade. Isn't that crazy?
>>1261934No arctic adjustments? The only point in going there now is gas
>>1261934Has Anno turned into Tropico? wtfAlso, can some /his/fag confirm that sun umbrellas were a thing already in 1800?
>>1263421>>1263425I go there for kinohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VyflG3-a0U
>>1263136oh yeah i guess they literally couldnt do 20th century at all with the numbers thing
>>1262043Each DLC of this season has come with a scenario.>>1263421They did some stuff with the Arctic in the last DLC, I doubt they'll be touching it any more.
>>1261934>Annochads, how we feeling?Cold. The temperature has begun to drop, I don't want to play Anno before that season of DLC is over, and thus my PC isn't heating my entire appartment while trying to display crown falls.
>>1263603>US faction>Soviet faction>EU factionThat actually could be fun.
>>1263595>>1263603We're gonna have this discussion every thread, huh? In my opinion, the best solution is to just use numbers that are multiples of 9 instead of numbers that add up to 9. The old titles would still fit this theme thanks to the fun fact that any number whose digits add up to 9 or a multiple of 9 is divisible by 9.
>>1263603It's called Tropico 5
I would like an Anno 1908 (art deco, rise of America, of Meiji Japan with that near westernized architecture), 1953 would also be neat. Maybe a 1998 for full meme, it's the year the franchise came out.I just think 1900s is too much of a good setting to go without being used. And I don't want to go back to archaic games with boring production chains.
>>1263456Yes absolutely, umbrellas have been around for thousands of years
>>1264227>Anno 1908 (art deco, rise of America,That's basically what all the DLC has been. We're well into the early 20th century now.
>>1261934I'd rather have a new Anno. This "let's dump massive loads of DLC on this game" bullshit is getting tiring. It's also why I abandoned Paradox' games.
Lifestyle needs are so good bros, especially on small islands such as new world and arctic
>>1265166Disagree. All of the DLC has been an improvement, and while there is a lot of it, it actually meshing together now unlike Paradox games where each DLC is basically a standalone separate from everything else. Devs are actually learning how to have their cake and eat it.
>>1265469In a way I agree, so far 1800 is holding up well, but I feel like another season is going too far, they've already touched every single piece of the game and this last dlc would be the cherry on the cake. Hope they move on after this.
>>1265476I think instead of another season they should just do one big Update/DLC as the last hurrah. Preferably something that works in the Old World since having another map to load would be ass.
>>1261934I just wish they were more vocal about their sales for the sods among us that got the game on steam being it was delisted
>>1265521>>1265476If they add another region it should be the Far East.Would be kino.
>>1263457Based, go there for the comfy geese squawks, comfy wind, and comfy music. >>1263274 https://youtu.be/3werT1aaCGEhttps://youtu.be/8YE_8TGjC5g?t=36>>1263855I have hopes that the next game is something modern or future, going past the 2205 time mark would give us space exploration and further space colonization on different planets/moons and could make for an interesting change. I'm sure the engineers at blue byte have been cooking something up for their engine, its stupidly efficient for what its doing I wouldn't be surprised if they've scaled it up even more since 1800. I was on *eddit earlier and ran across a thread where they were talking about a possible announcement at game awards and one of the devs responded for resource allocation, could mean they have a full team on a new game.
>>1266098>The 2205 soundtrackSo close yet so far with that game. It's beautiful but it just doesn't feel right as an Anno.
Stop talking about new annos, I don't want to leave my wife behind
>>1262323The one thing I’ll give 2205 is the look, for all its flaws, it’s at least nice to look at.
>>1263456Earliest example of an umbrella dates back to 2310 BC
https://www.eurogamer.net/assassins-creed-valhalla-headed-to-steam>"Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Anno 1800 and Roller Champions are among the Ubisoft titles that will be releasing on Steam."
>>1267156Will we be able to migrate our Uplay purchases to Steam?
>>1264227post ww2 might be neatmore complex trains, freeways, subways, suburbs, skyscrapers. modular airports. big modular car factories etc
>>1267312I would to build a little 50s pier town
>>1267263You bought the game? Why?
>>1267451Is the pirate version even up to date? Last I heard it was still on season 2.
>>1261934Waiting for steam release, will just stick with Anno 1404 and 1701 till then even if it takes a decade fine by me
>>1267263They'll still launch via Uplay like all the other Ubisoft games on Steam did so what's the point?
Anno 1800 sale on uplay now. 20% off on season 4 with higher discounts on previous seasons, 50% off on complete edition,
>>1267263No, Gaben didnt get his cut so you cant. You can add it as a non-steam game.
>>1268117I have been waiting on this to restart my game. How is season 4 holding up? Did they fix the new world with haciendas and what about the strange airship thingymabob from the trailers?I remember running out of space having 75% of the new world island BEFORE starting to build up crown falls, kind of the reason i stopped my save. It was max COMFY though, anno 1800 has no reason being this beautiful.
did they fix the ram requirement? mid game with dlcs 16gb ram is not enough
Is there a way to play on a low res monitor without it looking like ant simulator?
>>1269061The haciendas have much smaller farms. You can also produce fertilizer which acts similar to tractors and lets you make hyperefficient farms. The Airship DLC adds lifestyle goods (technically part of the free update that released with it) that let you squeeze more people into residences and so get more workforce from less space. It also adds commuter piers to the New World. New World Rising is going to literally expand the size of the map and add a Crown Falls-type island to the region.
>>1269381not only that, the new world goods consumption rates in the old world have been reduced as well.
>>1269061The Airships are definitely the best so far of season 4.First because airships, duh.Second is because they basically added commodified information.For example there’s local mail, which gets turned into regional mail, which gets turned into global mail, each one goving increasing bonuses depending on how far it travels.You build a real network out of it.Pretty neat. And pretty generous with the bonuses.
>>1267263There’s links to the Steam versions of the DLC in the user reviews section if you have it on Steam.I think they are also having a sale now equal to the ubi store and epic store sales.You can’t buy the complete edition however.
>>1269409Yes, it's at a 20% discount as well.
>>1269533Actually that's the minimum, some are even boosted to 50%. Needless to say, I'm about to do shameful things with my finances
>>1262704>ecos sucked at making moneyThey also suck at conserving space. And recycling. "They need each other" was the message.
>>1269629It's really hilarious to me how Ecos were the ones who needed to destroy the entire ecosystem of the Island in order to meet their needs, while the Tycoons were just chillin' with half of it.I like 2070, but it really picked the wrong message because you are outright discouraged from being an enviromentalist. Pic related's concept is way more neat. I hope they do this from the ground up one day.
>>1269633Tycoon environment buildings are the strongest, but can't make the environment go above 0. Ecos can, and actually improve the "ecosystem".
>>1266175It was almost literally a Farmville game.Nothing happens if you wish it, no pressure, just make the numbers go up!
>>1269381> The haciendas have much smaller farms. You can also produce fertilizer which acts similar to tractors and lets you make hyperefficient farms. That will solve the space issue, praise the 9. Having to use trade unions for every single farm in the new world was fun at start to fit it all together but fiddeling with it just became so tedious. No room to build anything nice, you HAD to cram everything inside the radius.> Lifestyle goods and commuter piers.Sounds excellent. Setting up the routes to supply six full cities in the new world ate up ships, that ate up influence. Now it can all be centralised. > Map extension.I read about this, pretty clever how they achieve that. Might even play around with it on my old save before I move over.>> 1269407> Consumption rates and mail network.There is already so much going on, the mail system sounds like more complexity for increased density. More workers in short.Thanks for the "reviews" anons!
>>1269690>>1269407Reply fix.>>1269629>>1269653Sprinkle in some waste compactors and ozone makers and most of the polution was gone without thinking, untill you got the big +500 ecobalance thing. That plus nuclear plants and energy transfers allowed for the hellhole island to be created.The return of modular single tile farmplots with 1800 instead if the stupid squares of previous iterations is a improvement and they should never revert back. It always led to wasted space.>>1269633Nothing like saving the enviroment by paving over the forests and wild nature with corn fields and dairy cows fields.Are those seasons in the concept art?
>>1269482sounds good to me, bring it on
>>1269743It's okay to admit that that 2070's farm plots triggered your autism. They were very not neat.
>>1269743>Are those seasons in the concept art?No. That concept art was done for some Environmentalist Game contest, and while the DLC intended for it didn't use the mechanics, the idea is that you'd do a rogue-like city builder where you frequently bad end the island by overconsumption or not having diverse enough agriculture, but you learn some new things and then try again.I dunno about the rogue-like aspect, but the idea of diverse building types is something I can get behind - as well as your city going full slum.
>>1270207They did use it, for the Eden Burning scenario. It was never intended to be a whole game or DLC.
>>1270238Not in full.
>>1269482I think Crown Falls was a mistake so I don't like them adding one for the New world
>>1270596Honestly, I get that. it completely removes the worries about space constraints. at the same time though I like these huge islands because I get to satisfy my metropolis autism
>>1270647>>1270596I mean not only that but it has a metric ton of resources that make exporting to an industry island super easy. I'm convinced between crown falls and docklands both of them aren't needed.
>your ship is under attack>your ship is under attack>your ship is under attack>the fire has been vanquished>your ship is under attackffs
>>1270596Crown Falls being a massive hill was the biggest mistake. Makes everything look like shit.
This game has been on my radar for a while and I saw it was on sale on the Epic store so I grabbed it, what DLCs do you guys think are worthwhile? A brief google search looks like Land of Lions, Docklands, and Seat of Power all came up repeatedly, are they generally considered the best of the bunch? I see this is like Cities: Skylines where there's a million different ones you can get.
>>1270897Almost all of DLC's are more or less good, it's just a question of where your city's hangups are.>Sunken Treasure gives you a huge new island to build to your heart's content, also gives you a new way to discover museum/zoo artifacts >Botanica is kinda eh, but more island-wide bonuses if you theme it right so that's cool>The Passage was a terrible idea and its bonuses are crap, but if you really don't like railroads to your power plant then this is okay.>Seat of Power gives you an island buffing palace>Bright Harvest is agricultural focused and is arguably 100% mandatory>Land of Lions has a terrible campaign due to way too much talking, but the academy bonuses are good>Tourist Season gives you a new way to make money and buff your residents with restaurants>High Life is Skyscrapers, increasing pop density massively>Docklands is trade focused, and another that is arguably mandatory>Seeds of Change is New World agriculture focused>Empire of the Skies adds airships, expanding your trade options to avoid pesky ocean bottlenecksAnd the next DLC will be New World focused again with a third pop tier. So try vanilla for a bit (but with Bright Harvest, no really, that's mandatory), and then see what you're interested in expanding. You don't really want to get too into the DLC's all at once, like the Arctic for example you need to stay away from because of how expensive it is to set up before you make a profit from it.
>>1270906Also you may note I dislike the Passage, but you can blame 2205 for making me sick of the Arctic biome. I'd really have preferred it to be Canada themed instead of Greenland themed.
New player here, is anything above easy AI a race? I want to fight some naval battles for resources and stuff, but I'm really slow in deciding on what to do in this game and often switch gears midway.
>>1270968It's a bit of a race, but it's manageable. Typically you'll be buying resources from Archie so you can quickly claim interesting islands, even if you'll only start building on them at a much later point.Medium AIs are fairly easy to pacify with gifts and compliments, so you shouldn't be going to war unless you want to.Expert AI is much more aggressive and expansive, personally I don't enjoy playing them as I find it's too much. As the name suggests, it's best to wait until you have a good knowledge of production chains and layouts so you don't waste time getting what you need.You will need to use a lot of resources towards the military, production chains you can completely bypass on easy/no AI, and while you can farm resources on pirate ships once you have a somewhat decent fleet, it will hinder your development. On a personal note, I don't think anno is a very good/interesting wargame. War generally boils down to who has the better fleet (which makes sense, but there's no real strategy to it). Anno really shines as a citybuilder and management game, whereas playing it like a classic rts feels lacklustre. Still, try a game with maybe 1 medium AI and 1 Easy and see hot it goes. If you feel like the pressure is too high, you probably won't enjoy harder AIs
>>1270968>>1270990Forgot to add, but obviously the AI cheats, you can't really deny them resources. Even if you conquer the entire new world they will still manage to get to higher pop tiers and get a decent fleet out of thin air
>>1270990>>1270993I see, I've already read about some of this and the AI cheating in particular makes it kind of pointless to play against. I guess I'll just embrace comfy city building or do the AI mods remove cheats from AI? Although I don't think I can handle those.
>>1270596You can ignore Crown Falls because they AI can’t settle it iirc.So you can ignore it on purpose if you want.The only way they can take it is if you settle it then let them take it.Makes me wonder what city layouts the AI would come up with for CF.
>>12709681 star AI will never move to a new region until you do.For 2 star and up they will move to the new world as soon as the AI reaches artisan level.Upon reaching the new world it will then start a 2 hour timer for the AI before it can go to Africa.None of the AI of any difficulty level will move to the Artic before you do, so you can prep/ leave it on the to do list as long as you want.
Should I be spending more time in the first age before moving to workers? It seems like I don't have the capacity to support their additional needs or industries and I wind up in a huge deficit.
>>1271413No. Farmers barely provide any income. You'll get more money by providing Workers (and Artisans) with beer.
>>1271413>>1271424This. If anything, artisan rhum is when you'll start making real money.Until then sell soap to Elie, he buys it at a huge upmark and you'll probably be producing it in excess either way
>>1261934i wish the AI actually played like it used to in 1404/1701even if its bad, having AI islands that have actual needs and demands of its population would be so fucking funi remember in 1701 having a monopoly on a resource and using it to fuck with the AI
>>1271548But why does he need all that soap?
>>1271572To wash the filth from this earth
>>1271040Is there any equation over how fast the AI levels up? Last game I rushed artisans to near bankruptcy and yet still ran into one of the new world islands already settled by Von Malding.
>>1271572His prisoners keep dropping it
>>1271684the only constant seems that they will always be one level ahead of you no matter what
>>1271696>Expect a long drawn out 30 minute video>3 minutesAnno 1800 is so good it even neuters jewtube kikery.
rate my crawn falls
>>1271708thanks for pointing this out I fully assumed and wouldn't have bothered otherwise.
>>1271871Nope. Besides the spice it up compilation mod.
>>1271871>>1263264This isn't a Paradox game. The game is good on its own.
>>1269071Why is this game so thirsty? Are there really that many more calculations going on compared to previous games?
>>1271827Need more angles, but looking mostly alright.
>>1272376Wirth's law. More computing power means they can have a sirful intern do what once required a competent programmer to properly optimize.
>>1272376Just installed a new processor and ram just to play this shit. At least it is good shit.
>>1261934>Annochads, how we feeling?The Last Anno I enjoyed was 1404.So pretty good.
At what point do you guys start fishing for items and reorganizing to take advantage of trade union/town hall/harbormaster?
>>1272742I'll fish for fashion designer so that I can avoid making cotton and to keep fur coat production all in one place. Otherwise it's not until investors where you have the money to really be fishing.
>>1269071really? i have 16gb ddr4 and it runs fine with multiple islands and a big crown falls
>>1269071I haven't had issues with 16GB RAM but I do get a slight memory leak that compounds over 6 or 7 hours
>>1271871I haven't played with mods yet, I want to wait until I've played all the official content first. But some of the mods I've been considering using are all of jje1000's cosmetic mods, Jakob's Collection (especially upgradeable workers/artisans), New World Docklands, and the Wholesome Hacienda Overhaul (https://github.com/Taludas/WholesomeHaciendaHaul)
>>1273245everytime the same
>>1273133The only one I play with is the instant expeditions one, I just wanna start in crown falls as I wanna build a megacity each year. But I only play once a year after this season of DLC. I'm looking forward to starting again in January.
The problem with Anno 1800 is that is attempts to pull>colonialism is actually good and peaceful thingIt was especially disguisting with the africa DLC.The wokeness feels out of place. 1800s were not woke, colonialism was "cilivizing them dirty savages" not being friends with them.Capitalism was brutal in 1800s not nice and clean and all.And communism/socialsim was ultimately a reaction to that brutality.What they did is that they attempted to smooth the rough edges and the game as a result feels only halfway authentic.
Is this game actually good? What I'm looking for is basically exactly what I did in 1404>turn off enemies>turn off pirates>spend all game just comfily building upOnly thing I kinda disliked were the transports between islands because it was hard to get the right number of resources
>>1273245Great. I get to spend three hours ignoring twitch streamers tomorrow.
>>1273937It's great, perfect if you want to play like that.
>>1273929Reddit is down the hall and to the left. Without colonialism Africa would still be in the iron age.
>>1274122Nothing in that post is arguing otherwise. Portraying colonialism as a peaceful process where everybody joined hands and got together and built globohomo in peace and happiness is nonsense.
>>1273929>>1274132You are missing the point of Anno and city builders in general. It isn't meant to be a historical recreation of the harsh realities of human history, and never was. It merely takes inspiration on the esthetic and technology of a given time period.The game never makes the claim of historical accuracy or pretends that this is how things really happened
>>1274132Sorry the videogame with flame ships of the not illuminati doesn't portray the conquest of the real nation of Embessa correctly.
>>1272376It's running both Steam and Ubisoft Connect Overlays.That's 2 (two) instances of chromium loaded in the background.If you turn Steam overlay off, and set Ubi Connect to Offline mode it helps the framerates tremendously.>>1273929>>1274132The series was always "disneyfied" and never historically accurate.In the year 1404 The Orient was either the (dying) Byzantine Empire or the Crusader-Bowl. But in Anno 1404 they're portrayed as the land of friendly Disney Aladdin cosplayers.>And communism/socialism was ultimately a reaction to that brutality. (of colonialism)No it wasn't.Communism was strictly a European thing, which was only spread to other countries through state sponsorships.Same as how the US got absolutely stuffed with enlightenment ideology because their main sponsor during their revolt was France.A revolt in and of itself is reactionary, the gommunism or whatever ideological branding it wears is ultimately just a sponsorship.
Does anyone know what characters have questlines in the game?I know for sure the Anarchist guys has one because it's mentioned in the achievements.I've also heard Silva, Jorgenson, and Qing each have questlines.Are their any more?Is it true that it takes like 20 generic quests for their main questlines to start?I would love information on the questlines and names but I couldn't find anything anywhere online.
I hate the arctic and I hate africa so fucking muchwhat shit additions to the game
>>1263073'Anno 1900 (-1)' when
>>1274224>The series was always "disneyfied"1602 wasn't, not sure about 1503 or 1701. It even has black slaves collecting your sugar and cotton.
>>1273937Yes, you can do all that in this game. You can also see how long it takes for buildings to produce a good, so you can calculate the ratios of the steps in the production chains without having to look it up. There's also a statistics screen you can open with Ctrl+Q to see how many goods per minute you need to provide an island with.
>>1274296>so you can calculate the ratios of the steps in the production chains without having to look it upBASED, you know how to tickle my "2.3 woodcutters for every 3.7 sawmills" autism
>>1274243They already said they would drop the # requirement if need be FYI.
>>1274297Aye, and the production buildings will also tell you how fast it takes them to make something so even with trade union shenanigans you can still get rough calculations of how much you're making
>>1271942>>1272378i put the skyscrapers on the islands
>>1274237>Changed the wording of the button in the DLC overview screen in the main menu from “Activate DLC” to “Redeem a Key” to address feedbacksirs?
>>1274308lvl 5 skyscrapers look so shit (just like in real life), lvl 3 and below are cool.What's the optimal layout to maximize panorama effect on them? I read something about same level investor and engineer skyscraper is considered +1 for the investor?
>>1274308>what if I ONLY had skycrapers by the waterfrontDude, you need to learn to have varied neighborhoods if you want shit to look nice. See the smaller buildings here in the forefront? Yeah, that makes things look better instead of a sudden wall of skyscrapers.
>restart over and over again until there's a nice selection of aesthetic islands>new world looks like shitsasuga
>>1274439New world islands always look like shit. I don't know what the devs were thinking.
Feels like there's so much shit to do, every time I make it to engineers I'm flooded with expeditions and other shit. I have zero clue what's important and what ain't.
>>1274469The only one that's really important is the New World expedition. The Enbesa expedition and the Cape Trelawney expedition aren't as important, but you may want to do them sooner rather than later to claim islands before the AI does (assuming you're playing with 2-star AI or higher). If you leave it for later, you're still guaranteed at least one island per those regions as part of their quest lines. The Arctic expedition is the least important as the AI can't settle there before you go there and complete the questline. Any other expedition is just for random items, and can be safely ignored.
What real life skyscrapers were built in 1800?
>>1274590>1800 means it's set in 1800 and not the 1800s>The year 1800 famously known for the invention of the Battlecruiser, Rigid Airship, Telephone and the Automobile.
>>1274595>1800 means it's set in 1800 and not the 1800sYeah
>>1274596Has your autism been diagnosed already?
>>1274469>>1274483You're expected to build up a backlog of ordinary expeditions, just pick and choose from them when you desire a specific item. As for the regions, if you got to engineers chances are you already past the "rush artisan and New Worlds" phase and that place should be stable.For Enbesa I suggest completely ignore the storyline, build up to mud bricks so you can claim the other islands you want, and then leave it on the backburner until you have time to slog through the 3000 "We wuz kingz" text boxes that make up its quests. The Crown Falls region is just another Old Worlds so the only rush is to send your ship to scout out additional regular islands with any resources you're missing and settle them with the resources from your super island, at which point you can either develop it as a new main island or completely ignore it.Ignore building the DLC tourist stuff until you have a attractive island and you can go investors with resources left over. They're really bitchy about conditions and will be a resource sink of fur coats and they like until their infrastructure is ready
>>1274781What the fuckDid your enter keyEver doto you?
>>1274838I don't do the double space reddit spacing but I also type one sentence per lineI guess it's a habit from spending most of my life writing messages on IM
>>1274843Learn to use paragraphs again. Holy shit is that bullshit hard to read.
I love the video sequences in 1602
Is there any chance of this ever being on Steam or should I just pirate it?
>>1274898It's being put back on Steam in literally 4 days
>>1274903kek I can't believe I am at once this retarded and this lucky
>>1274904You still have to install ubisoft's client to play it
>>1274908I'll get over it, I was fine with Driver San Fran doing it. I just like to have all my games in one hoard
>Have to listen to the autistic german streamers to get the ornaments I'll never use
>>1274920>not just putting the quality at 160p, muting the stream, and doing something else
>>1274920It's really funny that all of the "participating streamers" aren't actually playing the game. One was playing WoW earlier, another Minecraft, and then the vast majority are online. I did find one and he's on mute, but holy shit this is the most pathetic promotion ever.
>>1275019*vast majority are onlineoffline
What's the best way to farm prototypes in 2070? Also, is there a way to make per island upgrades on my own, or am I limited to Ark ones?
>>1261934Not 1800 related but I wanted to pirate Anno 2070 and I heard about the ark upgrades thing roadblocking progress. I read that the ARRC 2170 mod provides workarounds, so can anyone who has played this mod confirm or deny? If the ark upgrades are really necessary, I might just have to try and get a cheap key or something.
>>1275100>I wanted to pirate Anno 2070 and I heard about the ark upgrades thing roadblocking progressYou mean those? Can use them no problem with Fitgirl Repack.
>>1275100the post above aside, you can get keys for pennies on g2a
>>1262370IT'S HAPPENINGhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXA2QHLlzOcComing out the 6th, you still need Connect, but hey, fuck Epic
>>1275408So if I own anno on uplay can I also transfer it to my steam account?
>>1275420I don't really know, but I don't believe so, remember that Steam is a launcher for a launcher in Ubisoft's case, you still need to use Connect to play the game so even if you could I'd be just extra steps
>he didn't preorder 1800 on Steam>he hasn't been playing on Steam this entire time
>>1275437Why yes, I did fund all the DLC's we got.
>>1275435Yeah, but I'd get muh cheevos and playtime on steam.
>>1275438Great, now go prep your wife.
>>1275441Anno won't be getting Steam achievements. None of Ubisoft games do.
>>1275495>270 hours in the most meh Ass Creed since Ass Creed the 3rd
>>1274838It's called formattingseparating out a list of objectslike a list of regionsfaggot
>>1275436>Buying it on Steam when it launches through connect anyway>Not taking advantage of the easy 20% discounts with Ubisoft Points on connect
>>1275610And part of that is grouping similar ideas into paragraphs, so that people can follow one line of thinking. A new paragraph = a new idea, and when you got four short sentences all as four different paragraphs, your brain instantly wonders what the fuck is going on.
How do the new airships fit into progression ? I only played the crack where there's only the transport one. I read that there's helium deposits now and you don't have to do the arctic, but does it make the entire map redundant ?
>>1275959Arctic's main use is higher fur and gold output and using that gas for low footprint electricity generation as well as consumer good bonuses.
>>1275959You can build airships with either Helium or Arctic Gas and they have slightly different stats. Arctic gas airships are faster but more fragile, so they're superior if you're not at war.
>>1275986>actually bottlenecks in the game: coffee, cloth, alcohol, industrial metals, food>non-bottlenecks: fur hunter that you plop down in your timber industry, gold that only has a handful of late game usesI hate the Arctic so much.
I don't activate a season until it's all out and then I start a fresh save with it. So I'll enjoy doing it again this week, but I've heard the past few updates have been particularily buggy? Should I hold off until the patch after dlc releases?
>>1276236That's what I'm doing, I turned off automatic updates and I'm going to see how buggy others say it is before deciding whether to update. Unfortunately, bug fixes can take a while to come out. It took a month for update 15.1 to come out after Empire of the Skies and with Christmas it's probably gonna take longer for 16.1.
>>1276233it and enbesa are fucking awful additions
I like Enbesa and don't get the hateThe Research Institute is my favorite addition to this game
>>1276352i like enbesa too, i think a lot of people dont know they can skip itanother problem is that it is not needed to progress any tier
>>1276253We should have gotten India and Australia.
>>1276354The problem with both the Arctic and Embesa is that they pile on a bunch of goods but don't actually resolve any of the major bottlenecks; which means the New World still needs to be stripped of all trees for more plantations.Fun fact: Coffee comes from Ethiopia. Sure would have been nice to have coffee be growable there, huh?
>>1276233Alcohol, Cloth, Food and Industrial metals are really easy to get stupid levels of production with the right items and bonuses like tractors, electricity and fertilizers.Coffee is a shit but towards my late game I had mined every new world Island for Gold and still didn't have enough.
>>1276352>>1276354Enbesa is easy IMO once you've gone through it once so you have an idea of what items and goods you need like that stupid bird, or the "fuck you" path where you still get the buffsmy problem is how the game insists on having only 1 npc line at a time so it gets dragged out and I keep fearing that the game bugs out on me because something I triggered hasn't shown up, it's pretty bad at this point with all the different DLCs
>>1276358yeah, i know why they wont make any residential need reliant on DLC as then youd need that DLC to upgrade or something, or having something needed from the arctic used by pops from another dlc like enbesa can cause problemsbut would be nice if we can get alternative resources from enbesa to feed our pre existing pops
>>1276422>Coffee is a shit but towards my late game I had mined every new world Island for Gold and still didn't have enough.Sounds like you need to hire Mr. Macleod
>>1276358Is coffee really still a bottleneck with tractors, hacienda farms, and fertilizer?
>>1276858Yes cause the problem isn't just the farms but also the roasters, more specifically lack of electricity in the new world.
>>1276858It's certainly gotten better, but it's still extremely annoying the new DLC areas basically don't help at all with what issues you may have. I want comfy New World islands, but instead I just have to slash and burn everything.
>>1276358There is a mod for thishttps://github.com/Taludas/GameplayModsCollection
So are we gonna get anno on steam or not ?
>>1277635https://anno-union.com/union-update-whats-next-for-anno-1800/>Together with the release of New World Rising on December 8th, Anno 1800 will also be again purchasable on Steam, in addition to the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store.I guess the December 6 date in the article was just for Valhalla.