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Post your painting and talk with other paint enthusiast
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>>1448480
It was a chill achievement run, but european declared war on me 4 times so the goal was to get them out of my continent
Also took Indonesia because i could
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The Ottomans are just...mindlessly powerful
This is my first Ottoman game and I'm just steamrolling without any care for money, men, or AE
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first time I ever play this long, started as aragon
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>>1448828
Absolutely retarded how Mesopotamia is a requirement for forming Rome, it was part of the Empire for like a few decades tops. Same with Britain, why require that shit? It was hardly an integral part when they were just willing to let it go so easily.
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>>1448828
Mare Nostrum as Aragon is like a rite of passage for EU4 players
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>>1448876
Because when most people think of the Roman Empire they think of peak Trajan borders. It's meant to be a meme challenge anyway.
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Best idea group combinations?
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>>1448923
it’s just dumb when they could have easily had the requirements be “hold baghdad, basrah” and then they actually make you fully annex egypt (very weird that you can form rome without alexandria)
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Should I wait for the upcoming patch they teased to get back into the game?
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I am utterly lost for words, I need to go back to some past saves and see what happened

WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?
WHAT THE FUCK?
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>>1448969
kebab status?
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Everyone just took turns dumping on them, I've never seen any country obliterated like this not even Ming
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While just 11 years earlier everything is hunky-dory
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>>1448942
innovative-offensive-espionage for -35% advisor cost, +60% siege ability and +1 siege pip
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Here we are at 1490, and the AI has reduced the Ottomans to an OPM of their own volition
What will become of this disgusting world?
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>>1449077
Memeluk expansion , assuming you going to be slapping around Austria
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>>1449077
>AI might actually form Rum
Incredible. My money is on Candar beating out Eretna, they have Constantinople.
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>Economic+Offensive+Quality
Discipline is overpowered.
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>>1448816
Are Eyalets just ultra vassals or what do they even do
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>>1448480
I keep trying to get into this but the amount of RNG is just unbearable. The RNG infamy in Vicky 2 already puts me up the wall but EU4 makes it look like nothing
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>>1449465
don’t take up a relation slot, don’t join your wars unless asked, need to turn them into core eyalets before you annex them which is hard to do at >200 dev
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>>1449504
I've only barely played some vic2. Can you explain what you mean by RNG? Is it the events and just luck of getting PUs or stuff like that?
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>>1449504
EU4 really doesn't have that much RNG aside from siege timers and initial rival setup, what are you talking about?
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>>1449544
wut
EU4 not counting the already mentioned RNG has: event RNG, AI event choice RNG, institution spawn RNG, heir stats RNG, Papacy RNG, goods in colonized provinces RNG
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>>1449563
All of that is incredibly easily overcome and doesn't matter in the long run, unless you need to scum for Poland picking a local noble or something.
>goods in colonized provinces RNG
I mean if you're playing as Tidore...
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>>1449586
Early combat RNG is more annoying.
Lategame your generals + discipline bonuses overpower any RNG.
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>when almost all of Europe is in a coalition against you, but you're still too scary to DoW
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>>1449672
Having lead trader +25% Global tariffs isn't a bad bonus though. Also its the 18th century you should be rich as shit already.
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>>1449784
Tariffs are absolutely worthless
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>>1448969
>>1448976
>>1448978
>>1449077
Well done Ottomans
You clawed your way back from being a 9-dev OPM back to owning Constantinople and being over 100 dev

HOWEVER
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Going to be fascinating watching how the AI fucks this one up and ends up letting the Ottomans win.
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what are some fun achievement runs or mission trees?
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>>1449903
Brentry as Angevin. Just remember you need to be elected emperor to get it, you can't dismantle.
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>>1449903
I think the most fun mission tree I ever had was the Teutonic order crusader branch
Majahaphit has a mission where they get a subjugation Casus Belli on the entire world
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fuck the ottomans and fuck discipline (why do they even give bonus military tactics?)
nerf fucking when
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>>1449952
Aw boo hoo did you lose a war
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>add great exhibition mod to my playlist
pictures make the events much better
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Jewing my way to a perfect Hansa
Those Irish Fellas left. Enjoy getting blobbed on idiots.
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>>1450027
What's up with Venice? Never saw them doing so well.
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>>1450027
>poland taking half of wallachia leads to serbia taking the other half
>ottomans go for byzantium at the exact same time venice is going for byzantium
>I wasn't paying attention for this middle part
>janissary revolt in the 1480s
it's a bit of a different game Aragon is a Grand Republic for some reason, the French managed a naval invasion of England and Austria took Bohemia and Hungary as PUs within 5 years of each other leading to a massive coalition.
There's also this thing where the TO gets admitted to the Empire on the promise of not declaring on anyone in the Empire and then instantly declares on Brandenburg.
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>>1450113
No joke when those hansa shit list embargos start rolling
This must be how USA feels when it bullies Russia and North Korea
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>>1450113
>Aragon is a Grand Republic for some reason
if they have negative stab or low legitimacy when the sindicat rememca event fires you can flip, but because the starting aragonese king is an old fart the ai usually meets these conditions. they're probably gonna make it so the ai doesn't take nearly as often it in the next patch
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>>1450156
>they're probably gonna make it so the ai doesn't take nearly as often it in the next patch
Probably so, I kind of like the idea of Aragon as West Venice, Consulate of The Sea and all that.
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>>1450161
there's already a west venice, it's yellow and also has a trade node named after it
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I hate how Russia doesn't form most games in the newest update. It is especially disappointing if you are playing in East Asia since the Russians becoming a problem over time is always a fun part of the game.
Also, I don't have any images at the moment but Iberia is fucked in my latest game. Portugal owns most of it while England owns a huge chunk of the North. Castille is shredded and being protected by France. Aragon is relatively normal however but hasn't declared war on anyone really.
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>>1450199
Yeah, I never thought about that with Russia. I've played three campaigns since the update and Russia formed once. It's probably something to do with an OP commonblob. In the one game where they did form though they were fucking monstrous.
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>>1450199
russia has been forming very regularly for me
still too debt addled to do anything though
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>>1450140
map mod?
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>>1448480
I'm waiting for the converter to updated to reconvert into CK3, so I can do EU4 again and then move to Victoria 3,converting into Victoria 2 sucks so I'm praying by the time I finish EU4 again EU4 to Victoria 3 will be in good shape
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>>1450242
I think it is Nepruts Ironman Graphics
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I've played Eu4 with friends in the past and have been called aggressive. It's normal gameplay to attack endlessly and only stop when you have a truce with everyone right? That's not aggressive that's playing the game
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>>1450230
It is sad
Some people get nations a lot while others don't at all
I've seen the Netherlands for instance, only once outside of games where I formed them when Burgundy became them. Other people however have Netherlands as a common occurrence.
There is probably a person somewhere who gets Prussia every game too.
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>>1450261
Sure thing Bonaparte. It's their fault for not forming coalitions. multiplayer is about min maxing, single player is for RP or cheevos
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Of the the hordes which is best to reform Golden horde
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>>1450199
They just blob all over to china which is fucking annoying because i want to see manchu AI forming Qing
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>>1450279
Isn't Kazan good because of the gold mine?
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>>1450279
Teutonic Order
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>>1450279
great horde starts with the tatar yoke modifier in sarai which lets you collect cash from the russians yearly although that’s bugged so you lose it upon forming golden horde
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What are some good overhaul mods that aren't Anbennar?
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>>1450363
If your computer is strong enough Meiou and Taxes. It's still really chuggy though
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>>1450518
>pick England
>BOOOOOONNGGGGG
>game loads
>add 9999 of each mana so I can get some ideas
>tag switch to castile and france to bankrupt them
>add cores to scotland
>exploration expansion quality offensive
yup, it's vidya time
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So when are they going to nerf colonization speed?
I'm tired of the whole new world being light blue and yellow
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>>1450555
It was fine (ish) when Expansion ideas only had 1 colonist. Rather than the speed maybe colonies should be prohibitively expensive (Darien colonisation bankrupted Scotland). This way colonies can only be built in the 1600s when countries are drowning in ducats.
Also migratory natives need to be removed or at least an option to turn them off.
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>>1450568
Just mod them out.
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>>1450573
If I don't play Ironman I will savescum every siege tick.
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>>1450573
I NEED my cheevos
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bros my friends say I play this too much 3k hours isn't that much for eu4 right
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Are expansion ideas actually underrated for playing tall because they give you a new way to convert gold into dev with colonists?
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>>1450621
Anon I don't like gambling with a 5% chance one a year for a single dev even if it's in a high dev province
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>>1450621
lol
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>>1450621
Not playing right now but does expansion have a policy where you get an extra dip slot? If not can it when there are no more colonies left.
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>>1450621
colonists promoting development is basically worthless in terms of how much dev it gives you but technically, yes, once you have maximized monarch point income and dev cost reduction and have made your capital too large to siphon dev from other nations they are basically the only way to move the margin further
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>>1450621
>they give you a new way to convert gold into dev with colonists?
you mean that thing where yo have a colonist dev a province for a miniscule chance of gaining 1 dev a year and in the meantime you can't build anything? No that's worthless I don't even know why its in the game the chance of it happening is so small.
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My autism has grown so hard that whenever I play in Europe I go inno, espionage, and quality. That seige ability makes me so fucking erect
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I mean offensive I'm stupid
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>>1450650
Fort defense and siege ability are two of the most satisfying modifiers in game. Garrison size can be pretty broken too but is harder to get.
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>>1450624
>>1450631
>>1450640
>>1450647
Oh ok, I hadn't used that in so long. I didn't know the chance was so small.
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Does economy affect whether AI attacks you or not?
I have nearly no army as Yemen but I have one of the best economies out of all nations. Ottomans want my provinces but aren't attacking even though they have about 40k troops over me and my massive Mamluk ally. If they were to attack I could probably puff up to defend myself, ignoring force limit due to my economy, but I doubt the AI recognizes this part. Is my money making them evaluate me as a powerful nation?
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Doing my first Bengal run, any tips? Already killed Bahmanis and fought off Ming
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>>1450762
The only factor is the size of your army.
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Why is France so weak compared to Spain or Russia?
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>>1450786
Ai France currently just seems weak. I think it's the vassals personally, old France with Elan was sorta a threat but nowadays their army feels so small
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>>1450777
I'm pretty sure that weight of all your allies also counts in.
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>>1450791
Nobody can count the weight of your mother
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>>1450812
or the Ottomans
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>>1450518
>>1450552

literal schizo
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I don't have any pictures but one time I got bored and then did luck of the Irish as an exiled Granada. It was surprisingly easy, I almost conquered the entirety of Britain but got bored eventually and stopped playing with England only owning like one province on the Isles. I did convert most of Britain to Islam and made the entirety of Wales Andalusian which was funny. You could do this with any European or North African exile nation with varying results.
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>>1450786
rarely see anything other than austria getting the whole inheritance which fucks france over majorly from the days where it used to be ~100 free dev for them
plus france’s trade setup is horrible and the AI doesn’t know how to mitigate that
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>>1450858
After the Middle East DLC Paradox should release a DLC centered around trade nations with an accompanying free update that overhauls trade. Maybe they could even make some sort of foreign trade post mechanic to allow France to set up posts down the St. Lawrence river among other historical situations. A mechanic such as this could even be used to improve colonization.
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>>1450714
on farmland or grassland with 3 dev it's a 50% and the chance stays decent up to 10 development but there are still better ways to get that 10 dev passively
on forest, hill, highland it's low
on desert it's atrocious
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>>1450866
>Maybe they could even make some sort of foreign trade post mechanic to allow France to set up posts down the St. Lawrence river among other historical situations.
These were called Factories and there is an idea specifically called that in Exploration but iirc it only affects trade company land kek.
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>>1450858
In Extended Timeline the inheritance never fires. This is a good thing and puts AI Burgundy on the same level as everyone else.
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Every game seems to end around 1650
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>>1450910
Cringe
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>>1450917
>NOOOOO I NEED HALF OF FRANCE FOR MYSELF OR TO GO TO SALUZZO FOR A REDDIT SCREENSHOT AND THEN QUIT MY CAMPAIGN CIRCA 1650
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Triggered
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>>1450921
Who stops that early?
That is where the fun begins, you can conquer entire nations on a whim
Game also revitalizes when it hits 1700 and every nation begins to explode
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When do I click the concentrate dev button? Both as a normal nation and horde.
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>>1450933
>Game also revitalizes when it hits 1700 and every nation begins to explode
They do? Why?
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>>1450964
as a horde there’s no point because you can just raze instead
as a normal nation you can use it on newly conquered lands to reduce coring costs while still retaining some value, although as soon as your capital gets any size at all it starts to fall off quickly
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>>1450970
Hmm, alright.
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I was at looking at military tech group units and... aren't some of them a bit retarded?
african western infantry? polynesian guerrillas? what the fuck is that?
also shouldn't the difference between western units and the rest be much bigger?
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>>1450988
>also shouldn't the difference between western units and the rest be much bigger?
no, because the difference in quality should come from tech level and not pips. if this is an alternate history game there’s no reason why the most backwater nation in europe should have better troops than an ascendant mughals or an industrialized japan
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>>1450829
literal retard
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I've spent thousands of ducats and hundreds of thousands of men conquering almost all the natives of North America, but for what? Is it really worth the men and money?
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>>1451054
Absolutely not, you should let the iberians colonize and then steal it all later
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>>1451054
why is louisiana part of the 13 colonies region?
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>>1450967
For me, a lot of the time when I hit that year I seem to be hit with unrest and war shortly after. AI also seems to get something similar. This of course doesn't happen every game but it happens in many. I think it is all of the conquering of the past century finally catching up combined with the revolutions and disasters.
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My ottomans campaign continues. I'm sweatmoding WoW right now so I don't have much time to make progress in this campaign. I've settled for the idea that this will be a long term thing.

My two targets right now ad the Portugese Maghreb and Genoa's Crimean colonies.
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>>1451054
>colonizing yourself instead of letting the ai do it

lmao haha
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>>1451112
What contrast/color mod is that? The way Spain's color matched with name placement is mint
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>>1451130
It's "graphical map improvements" + the dark water submod.
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>>1451120
Personally I hate conquering say a Portuguese colony as England and having them paint the new world in their culture on my behalf for the next 300 years. It makes for unsatisfying map painting simulator results
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What's the point of colonies anyway
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>>1451154
Distracting the Iberian AI with useless management that isn't worthwhile outside of the Caribbean while you run wild in India and the East Indies with trade companies
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>>1450714
I think if they upped the chance to a flat 5-10% chance for dev to happen a month it would work. The problem is if you have say a 30 dev province and shove a colonist on there you can be waiting a century and not get anything.
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>>1451140
I like how the average eu4 autist always aims to paint the map with some empire that will without a doubt get demolished within next 50-100 years following eu4 timeframe, instead of just focusing on strenghtening the country within.
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>strenghtening the country within.
Defined as what exactly
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>>1451165
They're not meant to go on high dev provinces
They're settlers not urban architects
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>>1449784
Tariffs are dogshit. By the time they even start giving you money they're worthless.
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>>1451054
Not at all. When I played a recent game I stole my colonies from the anglos and iberians
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>>1451202
but if i have low dev land that’s only because i’m blooooobing and if i’m blooooobing i have no need of improving my provinces
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What a weird game. I blobbed into Belgium so I could get some presence in the Channel, took Calais but released another province as a trade city.
I don't know anything about merchant republics (I only saw the trade post button yesterday) but reddit states that trade cities will never blob and never leave the trade league.
This little bastard left the league because he is colonising bermuda and is now forming his own league.
Now I need a new English Channel Trade City with a good leverage on the node and a good trade good to take advantage of that bonus to production.
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There goes my plan to team up with England for France. At least I got a diplo slot back.
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I love map games.
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There's just something about using my colored Crayola to fill in the borders
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The Ottomans are the most broken country ever. I'm earning over a thousand ducats monthly, full tech, not even using janissaries, 800k army, 600k manpower reserves, close to 600 ships, 180 of which are heavy. Managed to dodge the growing decadence and it's just a walk in the park.
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>>1451934
what font mod?
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>>1451940
For all the text in game, Stellaris UI Font. I believe the map font comes from Imperial Graphics mod.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2828854392&searchtext=imperial+graphics
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Does forming Somalia give you new missions? I think I might form it in my Yemen game if it gives me more missions.
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*forms japan as prussia just to get more missions*
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>>1451956
Missions are love, Missions are life
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>>1451951
I formed it as Adal and had the same mission so i dont know it might give you somalian mission which are common to every Somalie nation but the tree is not that good
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Is there any reason not to just delete every single castle at the start of a match?
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>>1451934
>dodge decadence
I would do it for western units.
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what's even the point of eyalets?
with admin ideas + government bonuses + ottoman ideas you get to core stuff for 5-10 admin plus later you get government capacity bonuses that make integrating land easier
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>>1452048
AI never seems to use them
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>>1452048
Lets you expand without worrying about government capacity.
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>>1452032
army tradition is good and oftentimes you will need those castles to absorb the enemy army while you siege out their capital
they also reduce your devastation
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>>1449839
Its bullshit that the Ottomans can spawn rebels endlessly from Turkish culture even when one of the other Turk tribes takes over.
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There are quite a few domination mechanics that paradox should put on every nation.
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>>1452032
Why would you destroy them
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>>1450252
holy moly post more
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>>1452414
I don't have any more pics from EU4 but here's the map at the start of CK3 after moving over from imp
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GROß HABSBURGIUM IMPERII
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>>1452492
Hamburger Empire? Yum.
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>>1452492
Well done. That's too blobby though. I bet your prince count is under 40 when it could be over 120
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Anyone got tips for Milan? Trying to colonize as well.
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>>1452248
fort upkeep is like half of your expenses in early game and mothball only cuts it in half
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>>1452736
I think it was at around 70
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>>1452919
Not bad not bad, why are you speaking in the past tense, did you unleash a vassal swarm on France?
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>>1452882
>Anyone got tips for Milan? Trying to colonize as well.
Ally France, get called in to an English war, take something west from Portugal in that war. Separate peace if you have to.
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>>1451941
Stellaris UI Font isn't compatible with the Great Exhibition mod.
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>>1453077
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2097004524
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Got tired of my Ottomans campaign partway through. What domination dlc country should I play next? Thinking China or Japan.
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>>1453104
Aragon
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>>1453104
If you play as Japan you can also take the mandate and play with Chinese mechanics
It is what I did for my first campaign
Korea is realistically challenging to invade now so it is fun. I'm still kind of sad that they didn't update sengoku and only gave much content for a mostly ahistorical united Japan but am hopeful since I heard somewhere that Paradox supposedly had a lot of stuff for Japan and China that they couldn't get in Domination that they plan on adding later. Next few free updates and possibly a DLC down the line will be nice.
Gaming is getting real nice releases in recent times.
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>>1453130
>I'm still kind of sad that they didn't update sengoku
Ah, that is a shame. The Warring Period could be done really well in Eu4. I wish it would get some mega mechanical upgrade to be like the HRE instead of just The Shogun diplo annexing race.
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They're letting anyone in these days
Back in my day there were standards
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>>1453141
They could easily fix part of the problem by adding incentives to staying a daimyo or small emperor. Things to do while at peace and reasons not to go to war. Uniting Japan in under a decade from start should have serious consequences with your nation collapsing being likely. The warring also shouldn't start until the date it began irl as it all starting 1444 is part of the problem. Maybe your daimyo could focus on art or developing controlled land with new mechanics. It should focus much more on things that would be in the Clan's personal interests. Becoming shogun and unifying larger areas would of course eventually become part of these interests. There should also be events to allow Tokugawa to take control in the way it happened irl (maybe all purpose events too so it can happen with different clans for alt history scenarios.) If it had a screen like the HRE where you can see who's doing what and the current situations, it could even be interesting for people playing outside of Japan to look at either to prepare if what they see concerns them or just for entertainment while you wait for some years to pass. Maybe there could be mechanics where the Shogun can put down ordinances that the Daimyos will work towards fulfilling or will resist. Such a mechanic could also be used when the Shogun wants to go to war with a foreign nation to let the Daimyos prepare and improve war industry (maybe Daimyos that aren't as happy might not like the idea of going to war and will combat this). Japan should also have things related to families (not ck3 levels but more than most nations) including assassinations. Japan could quite literally become an island unto itself which would be realistic. You would of course still be able to pursue everything that lies outside of the island but the mechanics would make historical gameplay much more enjoyable and add flavor to any campaign. They have done pretty well with China and Korea so I have faith that they could do Japan well.
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>>1448480
*ahem*
FUCK KILWA
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Bohemia's PU game is too stronk.
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>>1453235
Okay, I'll bite, what's the strat/ideas for this besides following the mission tree?
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>>1453240
I got Poland as a triple deal as the AI managed to somehow rub enough electrons around to declare restoration of union after I isolated Hungary by removing their alliance with Austria by deccing on a minor he allied for the humiliation. From there you can get yourself a von cringesburg via Bohemia's goverment reform electing the nearest strongest neighbour which let me get Castile, France was actually by accident when the French somehow bypassed all their tradition with a young king somehow dying at the age of like 18, thus leading to a succession war between me and an OPM, but you could easily have done the same getting a valois the same way you can get the habsburg jaw. Burgundy is the same as usual and in like 10ish years I'll prob get Austria under my foot as well.
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>>1453248
so that's how it is huh, intredasting
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>>1453232
Kilwa always manages to live somehow and is an annoyance in 90% of campaigns
They also find a way to fabricate massive African armies and fill their land with forts
It is fun to conquer their ivory provinces though to get that nice diplo rep
Kilwa is a constant in eu4
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>>1453379
It's the gold provinces combined with the ivory ones, plus the weakness of Madagascar nations.
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>>1453379
in my game kilwa had a large empire in south africa, east africa and madagascar and they had 0 forts and barely any armies
still annoying because they get alliance with euro powers
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>>1453156
Everything you've said would be amazing.
>Japan should also have things related to families (not ck3 levels but more than most nations) including assassinations.
This would give the islands a lot of flavour and a unique feeling. Have it be more personality oriented until the final tag is formed and then have it be a nation state like all other tags in the game.
>I have faith that they could do Japan well.
If they do half of what you said it would be a good start. Get this to Johan so he can steal your ideas.
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Why did they make it so difficult to form Siam as Ayutthaya (the canonical Siam) but easy as hell for Lan Xang? I still don't get why it's so obtuse as one but the other it's extremely easy
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>>1453452
Johan works in mysterious ways.
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>>1449784
tariffs suck for money, especially compared to mercantilism maxing (which will piss off your colonies quite a bit). Colonies actually aren't bad nowadays for giving your manpower and force limit nowadays, and also they do give you a place to conquer that won't cost you admin or a diplo slot. Got to keep warring if you want your military tradition high.
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>>1453465
It's actually ridiculous how stringent the requirements are as Ayutthaya
>Age of Absolutism/1700 or later
>There can be no European presence in SEA meaning that if Spain, Portugal or whoever else has even a single shitty island you have to fight WW0 over it
>etc
While Lan Xang is
>Own these three specific provinces plus at least two more in Indochina
You don't even need a certain tech level or year cost, that's it. For Ayutthaya it makes sense to have such specific conditions given how overpowered Siam is but for Lan Xang it's just nonsensical and almost bafflingly easy. as a result almost every player actually just plays as Lan Xang when they want Siam instead of going through the rigamarole as Ayutthaya. I think it's a shame as Ayutthaya is a pretty interesting nation with an interesting start position but they just get dabbed on by their boring neighbour due to bad planning.
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Royal marriage is such a weird mechanic. Why can't I pick which one I want to become my leaders consort rather than it being random?
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>>1453482
The technology then just wasn't there yet.
Or see:
>>1453465
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>>1453156
This reminds me of a Vic2 mod I played that wanted to incentivize forming Germany in 1870 as opposed to ASAP. What it did was give a population growth buff to tiny nations. So all the German minors would have massive pop growth only if they weren't annexed. Meaning that a Germany that formed later had more pops. No idea how to make that in EU4 though
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>>1453531
this is how germany already works with OPMs having nothing better to do than blow their mana on dev
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>>1453470
Culture swap to siamese and you can form Siam with ayutthaya without all the requirement
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every few years I get this alert and Russia give me a % of their annual income is this a new thing?
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>>1453864
It's part of their gov reform where they can "modernize", lowering institution embracement cost, it's honestly weird and just a bystep in their mission tree once you get far enough, I got it done in like 5 years by spying on the ottoblob.
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>>1453869
Ah ok, I was worried it would make them much stronger but if it's just institution costs that's fine. At some point down the line I'll be backstabbing them for St Petersburg and a White Sea City.
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how do you guys find people who to play with? i don't like the eu4 discords i've joined cus it's just endless 1444s that never get rehosted
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>>1453998
Who even plays multiplayer?
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>>1454007
For me, sp is very boring. The big wars between players where you have to coordinate and work together is where I get the most fun.
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Why are the Ottomans so arrogant? They always declare wars they can't win and will send stacks into battles they won't do well in. I guess it is realistic but it gets a bit annoying.
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>get elected emperor of the HRE
>inherit empire full of heretics and missing provinces
>war with Denmark to kick them out of Holstein
>war with Austria to make them Protestant
>war with England (who has PU'd France) to kick them out of Burgundy
>war with random minors to force convert
>war with Ottomans to get Austria's cores back
>war with Netherlands to make them Protestant
>war with Italy because of course there are provinces there
>after ~100 years, fix all the problems I inherited
>Spain PU's Tirol
It never fucking ends
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>>1454104
I don't know but some AI's are just more stupid than they used to, I think the AI doesn't really factor double overlordship into consideration, so for example if you have a subject with their own subjects, the AI won't consider that You as the overall overlord into army comparison. AI prussia is also total garbo, the AI literally will never advance it's mill tech, which I'm sure is because the it constantly spams the increase militarization button, so it will just sit there with tech 11-13 for the rest of the game.
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>>1451154
>What's the point of colonies anyway
they provide captive markets, gold shipments, force limits, manpower, and sailors. They do all this while taking no admin or diplo mana or a relations slot or contributing to over-extension. Basically, they are just another free theater to kill brown people in. You don't have to conquer all of them, you just drop one merc army and 10 cannons in the new world, and whenever you are conquering an old world enemy, you also declare on some local injuns, and resolve both wars at the same time.

You don't need to send all or even most of your armies over to the new world, your colonials themselves will do a lot of mopping up. Just one good army for smashing any sort of organized resistance, and taking out capitals.

tl;dr its not one or the other. Colonial nations are a free bonus.
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>>1451154
Directly? Worthless
In-directly? Fantastic supply of extra cash and merchants at no cost, and great way to punch way above your weight. Pretty much what >>1454155 said already
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>>1454146
What about the dreaded Turk and it's crimes against Christendom? Come on now.
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>>1454146
>war with Austria to make them Protestant
stopped reading there (not really, but this is kinda uncool bro)
Who ze fuck were you playing anyway?
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>>1454256
Why is it uncool? It is pretty obvious that catholicism has always been a nest of jewry and pedophillia.
Martin Luther went on pilgrimage to Rome and came back a little bit annoyed for a reason. Setting people free from the worship of a pope is only natural.
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>>1454244
There was always a bigger fish to fry. And besides, the Turk has other problems at the moment. Though I think its time to make princes out of the Balkans
>>1454256
Playing a casual Prussia game
>this is kinda uncool bro
Nothing personal, just need dat IA
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>>1454348
>There was always a bigger fish to fry.
Imagine if El Cid had said that when faced with the options of (jewish) discord in the cities or the great sub-human horde parked on his lands
thanks for sharing your map though let's see if spoiler tag works on /vst/
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Needing some ideas for my next mp game. Small group. There are player wars so usually the nation has to have some kind of military ideas. Any ideas for nation plus larp idea would be great
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>>1454523
It depends on how close you want to be
Balkanized British isles or Arabia could be interesting but would require people to conquer each other quickly to progress. Something a bit spacier could also be India or Germany (India in particular has quite a bit of strong nations and would allow everyone to consolidate a part and then fight). Another idea could be Arabia to west India with everyone competing over trade in the Arabian sea and could feature nations such as Persia, Yemen, Mughals, and Gujarat. This could even spark a race to be the first to Indonesia for a trade increase.
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>>1451154
The real answer is more trade steering to your home node
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>>1454104
>>1454147
I've seen a lot more weird wars of aggression this patch. I just had the Teutonic order decide to suicide run my Austria-Muscovy alliance. I'm not sure if they haven't somehow made it so AI doesn't consider allied strength in some cases when deciding if its worth it
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>NOOOO I DONT WANT TO BE IN YOUR TRADE LEAGUE I WANT TO BE POOR AND GET CONQUERED BY AUSTRIANS
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>>1455078
It is kind of stupid how much nations resist joining leagues. It isn't like they are submitting to someone else's rule, they are just working together for mutual protection and profit.
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Any interesting ideas/mods for Papal States run?
I've done one such aythrough so far, going colonizer and becoming elector of HRE
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>>1455151
Revive Eastern Christianity in the middle east and beyond
A Christian China would be nice
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>>1455151
Migrate to Japan and focus on spreading Catholicism in Asia through the network of puppet states.
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>>1455230
Moving Papal states outside of Europe seems really interesting
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>decide to try out Proton for EU4
>boots up and runs at double the speed
>think this is a miracle
>realize the DLCs weren't starting
>mfw the DLCs make the game half as fast
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>>1455254
DLCs add a lot more to the world
It really isn't as much of a problem of tags or provinces
I wish Paradox would realize this and continue updating the map
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>>1455254
Always, always enable the Remove Natives 1.34 mod.
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>>1455283
But... What about the cheevos, Anon???
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>>1455283
>the comments
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>>1455340
Dear God...
Is there a single community not infested with these people?
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>>1455151
do an RP run where anyone who allies or gifts the mamelukes, ottos or berber states becomes the target of your zealous autism and is removed from the game.
You are only allowed one general at any time, the Pope. Even if there is the possibility of multiple engagements only the Pope can lead armies.
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>>1448480
What are good mods that are are just slightly expanding vanilla (and AI can utilize the mod)?
I have read about Expanded mods but got discouraged when I read it has billion new vassal types.
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>>1455466
Reformation speedrun lmao
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Why is Portugal so absurdly powerful?
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>>1455637
Portuguese Autism
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I still love beyond typus, it is one of the best mods
I remember playing as Holland to Netherlands and being able to do my independence war on my own with clever use of forts and strait blocking. There was also enough provinces in the low countries that I could easily pick and choose battles that I knew I'd win until I had defeated all of them. It is satisfying to win against a bunch of nations that far outnumber you together. I was able to get so rich early on that I essentially filled all of my provinces with money producing buildings. This was all back before the playing tall updates released and back when I was still sort of a noob so I imagine I'd enjoy it even more now if I went back to it. Also, for it adding so many provinces, it isn't really that laggy and my laptop is dogshit specswise so that is really saying something.
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I love when the AI fucks itself over
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>>1455772
Two AI can ally like that, but if the AI desires 4 of my 300 provinces, it becomes an instant deal breaker
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>>1455637
they called dibs
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>>1455140
I think it's very gamey, yeah. I suppose Free Cities have the protection of the Emperor but every other 1pm should be paying to join.
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I simply cannot be arsed to fight this shitty war with the colonists.
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AI Teutonic Order just decided to kill itself by i guess declaring on the HRE when they said they wouldn't? I forgot how those new missions work for them.
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>>1455979
The AI doesn't consider the fact that attacking an HRE nation kicks it out of it, it's fucking retarded and lazy coding
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>>1455868
Would be a fun mod if it didn't require an Area 51 Supercomputer to run properly
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>>1455868
VGH if only the bloat wasn't so heavy...
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If they ever make an eu5 I think it should focus on the mapping and limited knowledge aspect
There should be different types of maps displayed. For instance, most of Europe would know where China is and have a map displaying it, however, this map would display an old dynasty and not update until the European nations arrive over there, updating quicker and more accurately for the nations that have a constant presence over there while it has to spread to the others. You also wouldn't know precise numbers on a nation unless you spied enough, the information leaked somehow, or they revealed it. This all would create an additional area of focus where you may want to protect your country's info from foreigners. It can also lead to situations where you invade a seemingly small Asian nation only to get crushed by a giant stack when landing.
Could be weird but fun if natives were given mechanics where they don't understand much at all until they reform or a while passes due to a lack of translators. Maybe the game wouldn't explain to you when you are at war with European powers, the peace treaties would come up as gobbledygook, and so on. Would be fun if it may show you as at war when you aren't actually causing you to go attack a nonhostile European power (natives would be able to attack colonizers without wide war and vice versa).
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>>1456053
There is no "bloat", in fact it removes/doesn't use the bloat that the base game has.
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>>1456053
I thought that was MEIOU?
What is VGH?
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>>1448969
AI can't play ottos anymore
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>>1456058
Except when you play nearby to them
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Helping out my Bosnian friends for the modest sum of 10 ducats/month
next tech level is plantations and trade stations so need a bit of brass in the bank
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>>1456325
It's Bosniak. When will Americans ever learn...
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>>1455637
>retard lives in current year
>poortugal omegalul
>why is portugal so OP in the 15th century?
i am laughin bruvs
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>>1456334
Apologies for my ignorance. I don't speak serbiak
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>>1448480
the ottomans can change their name to the state of rome now
>>1451112
you get some cool bonuses for doing the decadence missions
though they are absurdly hard to get, you need a 5 5 5 ruler and 3 mil ideas
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>>1453379
how do they manage to get the same tech as france in all my games is beyond me
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>>1456413
>Muslim rome
Scuffed. Redpill me on converting to Orthodox as Ottomans though. I used to do it but never played much like that.
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>>1456466
cope gaygreek ottomans are the third rome. Even if we go with the christian larp even though for the majority of its existence rome was pagan, they were catholic, not orthodox.
George of Trebizond, a philosopher one of your favorite things to brag about, gaygreek, said the following:
"No one can doubt that he is emperor of the Romans. He who holds the seat of empire in his hand is emperor of right and Constantinople is the centre of the roman empire."
That's why Mehmed the second named his caesar, a claim supported by Gennadius Scholarius, Ecunemical patriarch of Constantinople. A byzantine princess, Theodora Kantakouzene, married ottoman sultan Orhan 1. The ottoman empire also controlled the most of rome's territory among rome's successors, second to Napoleonic France
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>>1456413
Holy cringe. Everyone knows Russia is the third rome.
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>>1456483
I'm Brazilian and I hate mudslimes.
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>>1456483
The Holy Roman Empire was actually the continuation of Rome. The Gayreeks larping in the east had nothing to do with the Roman legacy.
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>>1456637
Megabased
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As isolationist Japan. Should I start as Shimazu or Tokugawa, which is better? I'm going to keep their starting ideas, since I'm not colonizing. Not going Oda because I'll play them with open doors and convert to Christianity another time.
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>lose two papal states games in a row
wtf bros...
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>>1456738
Tokugawa for rp
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>>1456056
based on what?
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mercenary militarization is such a cool mechanics
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>>1456637
Yeah the HRE was a true christian empire, in the middle ages it was the only state with a proper imperial structure, so i think it counts
>>1456636
>he's not even european
>>1456634
Russia had a tiny sliver of its territory controlled by rome, along the cost of the black sea, and it was such a backwater compared to anatolia, egypt, illyria and italy that nobody fucking cared to name it. The only claim russia has is being orthodox, which the original roman empire wasn't, slavshits along with the french were the ones to raid constantinople and the byzantines into oblivion
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>>1448480
Bet France has more development alone than your entire conquest of that large desert lol
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>>1456637
>literally the same country is a LARP but some illiterate germshit calling himself an emperor out of blue is not
Hans please
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>>1456891
Brazil is so Evropean Hyperborean that they share a border with France...
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>>1456637
Neither holy, roman, nor an empire.
>>1457076
>Its [Byzantium's] general aspect presents a disgusting picture of imbecility: wretched, nay, insane passions, stifles the growth of all that is noble in thoughts, deeds, and persons. Rebellion on the part of generals, depositions of the Emperors by means or through the intrigues of the courtiers, assassinations or poisoning of the Emperors by their own wives and sons, women surrendering themselves to lusts and abominations of all kinds. —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
>There exists another history, more absurd than the history of Rome since the time of Tacitus: it is the history of Byzantium. This worthless collection contains nothing but declamations and miracles. It is a disgrace to the human mind. —Voltaire
>Let us not follow the example of the Byzantine Empire, which, being pressed from all sides by the barbarians, became the laughing-stock of posterity because it was preoccupied with petty quarrels while the battering-ram was breaking through the city gates.—Napoleon

Rome fell in 476.
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>>1457112
>all written by people long after it's fall who had a clear agenda in goal in highlighting the faults of the old in order to make people embrace the new
Totally unbiased, very clear evidence cited.
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>>1451054
It is very much worth it, you get tons of forcelimit and manpower from those crown colonies.

It's also expansion that doesn't increase your governing cap, which is always welcome.
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>>1451112
There's trade to the east man...
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>>1452032
Yes, you can mothball them instead
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>>1453104
I just did a one tag as castille, done in the 1760's

System of councils is the wildest shit in the game
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>>1457354
>I think this one is decided already. I was always going to stay out of it and pounce on France for the glass of Caux but for some reason my free cities are joining the Leagues. I thought these free cities would just be passive and just exist but they are colonising, joining leagues and my free cities in Guatemala and New York are declaring on Natives.
>>1457216
I only ever did 2 WCs, once as the HRE vassal swarm and then another as Spain. Is this system of councils a new thing with Domination?
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They didnt like vassalising burgundy but it has cores on everything...
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>>1457406
how did that happen?
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I only just saw this mission. Why would I ever do that? I have 26 free cities and they give me 150% trade steering
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>>1457462
forgot ss I'm all stressed out today
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>>1457429
Well its 1480 and I

>PUed France
>took all of ireland
>vassalised scotland
>Austria ate up Burgundy and split him up so I vassalised it with transfer subject CB

And thats how we got here.
But Im allied to Sweden, Bohemia, Aragon and Ottomans so the coalition doesnt fire, now i just gotta sit it out.
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I just did my first "true one-tag" as Spain. AMA
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>>1457359
It's new.

You get a slider that goes up with monarch skills, overseas liberty desire, and average autonomy.

At max slider you get 5% admin eff and +4 splendor.

You can spend the slider for mana generation and some pretty good bonuses like diplo rep or -1 interest
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>>1457565
Thats not spain, thats rome tho??
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>>1457565
Would a Spanish Empire really let the title of Rome reign over their pride, no matter how prestigious it may be?
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>>1457569
Which country do you think I formed Rome with?
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>>1457577
Rome is eternal, there would be no reason to form it
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>>1457572
They would do it for those sweet national ideas
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>>1455355
it's going to be completely normified. in a couple years there will be little kids on tiktok spamming jaks with no consciousness of the origins of what they are posting. in the last few months there's footage of actual children watching basedjak videos, and even a successful chud-themed high school promposal
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>>1457590
The girl in the video kept looking at the tall chad in the back instead of the guy so I'm pretty sure it wasn't successful and she was just virtue signaling.



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