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Europa Universalis 4

Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Taure, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    For those of us who regularly return to playing England, the next patch is looking rather nice:

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    I'm hoping that they're also going to make the difference between England and Great Britain more significant.

    England should be a traditional feudal type government with national ideas that are focused on traditional feudal preoccupations - basically a slightly inferior version of France.

    Great Britain should have a different government form - ahead of its time in terms of progressiveness - and top-tier national ideas relating to naval power, colonisation, the early development of science and industry, and the introduction of a small but highly professional army.
     
  2. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    I'ma leave this here.

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    One Faith, too.
     
  3. lopeck

    lopeck Third Year

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    Purely for shits and giggle: What is your monthly income? :D
     
  4. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    Not quite as ludicrous as it could've been, I didn't add provinces to Trade Companies after I got the merchant for the last one and I basically didn't build anything but Cathedrals for the last 50 years, with the exception of me being bored and spending 40k on Counting Houses at some point.

    Just checked, 4.4k as the HRE, most of that from trade. I didn't go maximise my income and so on, so... Yeah.
     
  5. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    The 'Steal yo ships' Naval Doctrine is incredibly OP, holy shit.
     
  6. Plotless

    Plotless Professor

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    Byzantium getting another buff with new missions is pretty neat. Pretty easy to get a decent start without needing to restart for once.

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    Edit: Consider the fact that I kinda suck too.
     
  7. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    Who did you ally for the first war?
     
  8. Plotless

    Plotless Professor

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    Albania. Ottomans attacked Albania and drew in Venice so I built to force limit and sniped tiny armies where I could until we got around 50% war score and Albania gave me 4 of my cores back. Then I allied Hungary and won the following war by fighting around forts and rivers. Also helps that I got the event to lose 25 prestige and legitimacy for a 100 tradition general.

    Edit: Currently allied to mamluks and Austria so I think I could wipe the Ottomans in good time if I play this well.
     
  9. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    Neat. I'll see about doing a Byz run after I finish my current GB achievement run.

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    Behold, the power of naval dominance allowing you to snipe enemies on your coastal forts again, and again, and again. Sure, they occupied all of France, but between the wipes and just that France did do some work (despite having high LD: they do respond if attacked directly), I managed to trigger the ticking warscore (Superiority).
     
  10. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    Allied Wallachia and Karaman, improved relations with Albania but didn't nab alliance yet. Ottos attacked Albania, I let them get entangled, then offered the alliance.

    3 years later, I peace out with three provinces, War Reps, and a bit of gold:

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    Another year and a bit later, Albania also peaces out:

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    And 22 years after game start, the Ottomans are now an OPM and Anatolia is lot more border gorey than usual:

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  11. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Congrats. I've never done an Iron Man run as Byzantium. I find it too fun to role play the culturally superior awesome Roman Empire resurgent where I use console to give myself all 8 idea groups in 1444 haha. There's something very satisfying about culture converting all Turkish provinces to Greek.

    (My favourite for Byzantium run: Economic, Administrative, Religious, Trade, Diplomatic, Defensive, Quality, Offensive).
     
  12. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    You rang?

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    Basileus in 165x in a pretty lazy game. Could've been earlier, but I was kind of bent on getting Albania to be my vassal diplomatically instead of attacking them. Just didn't feel right, y'know, after they were incredibly helpful at starting this run.

    Now just running down the timer until Naples is Greek culture to Consecrate Metropolitan in Rome. (Yes, I could've made Umbrian and Neapolitan accepted, but again, didn't feel right. If you do something, do it right.)
     
  13. Plotless

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    Not quite as good as Oments run but I also just got Basileus in 1650s.

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  14. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Minus five points for hideous borders.
     
  15. Plotless

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    The other screenshot refuses to attach but got an imgur link to show that it isn't that bad.
     
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