/gsg/ - Grand Strategy General

Lunatick
Lunatick

We don't have an official steam or discord group. If anyone posts in the thread about any "official" or not steam or discord groups, promising MP or not, be sure it's a shitposter group known for organizing raids and shitposting in the thread. They are known for false-flagging.
Report and ignore it.

How fares your empire, /gsg/?

This day in history, April 12th:
238 – Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide.
1204 – The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
1877 – The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
1910 – SMS Zrínyi, one of the last pre-dreadnought battleships built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
1917 – World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
1927 – Shanghai massacre of 1927: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.

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EU4 Mandate of Heaven is out.

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#Where to get these games
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# Mods
READ THIS FIRST.
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[HoI4] - More Music Mod
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[HoI3] - Flavormod
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[CK2] - user Music Mod
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[CK2] - After The End
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[V2] - Historical Project Mod 0.3.6.1 - 27/11/2016
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[V2] - Napoleon's Legacy v0.3.1.7
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[V2] Alternative Flag Pack V10
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MPmaster
MPmaster

Reminder to report and ignore shitposting.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

BASED

Nojokur
Nojokur

So in HPM, how the hell do you "pick a tech school"? Nothing ever happens

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

The average GSG player

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Is Africa or the caribbean a better plave to raise your kids
How is this even a question?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

steamcommunity.com/stats/203770/achievements

only 13.5 percent of all the people who own CK2 ever managed to get married

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

veekyforums.com/thread/173763207/video-games
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P L E A S E A N S W E R

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Egypt or Cuba, helped each other in the 6 day war or whatever it was

Emberfire
Emberfire

more like only 13.5 percent of the people who own CK2 actually play ironman mode.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

reminder that mitsuhide did nothing wrong

TechHater
TechHater

Bohtan can change their religion to Yazidi IIRC, one of the kurdish minors definitively can
Check the decisions tab

whereismyname
whereismyname

guys, what's the recommended template and support units for tactical divisions like marines and parachutes?
also,
what were your best tactical offense, with naval or aerial invasions

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

ironman mode

Oh yeah, fuck, I forgot about that.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

It sure feels good being in the top 0.1% of players

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

wow I sure would love to know what fucking game your playing.

likme
likme

Mahmûd, you're a fucking idiot

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

not being 0.0% master race
kys lad.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

La Plata

iluvmen
iluvmen

tfw my catholic boer South-All Africa with Germaniums as supported, Genocide of all non-whites, and modified immigration and assimilation with pop growth boost got deleted and I have to fix it all over again

hairygrape
hairygrape

oh yeah hoi4

askme
askme

20k pops
This should be interesting.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Beyond typus 4.0 still has not been updated

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

wait for mayo 2.0

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

mayo 2.0
what?

whereismyname
whereismyname

of course
Mayo and Theft 2.0

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Is there a Finno-Korean Hyperwar mod for HoI4 yet?

Techpill
Techpill

fuck they came back please fucking help me they say mean things to me

Illusionz
Illusionz

Oh why wait for the new one i thought /gsg/ thought that was a meme mod due to the fact you cant murder redskins

Lunatick
Lunatick

No

Go make one

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

finally get two decent allies to fight the ottos
Allied with: France
why god

5mileys
5mileys

franks are turk enablers

Illusionz
Illusionz

you can murder redskins though

its just done through events now, not a button

TreeEater
TreeEater

I must unite the Americas under one flag

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

The French in my current Castile game hate the Ottomans. But they both love me.

Also the Reformation kicked off in Austria, that was weird. The 1453 start is unironically the most fun.

w8t4u
w8t4u

I'm trying to get into Darkest Hour, I've been trying to find some in-depth guides but I haven't found any, I did find a bunch of HoI 2 guides though, and I was thinking

Would it be better to start with HoI 2, play a few times, get the hang of it more or less, and then switch to DH, or just stick with DH?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Just stick with DH.

Playboyize
Playboyize

oh yeah, can't move the capital with such dangerous rebels roaming around the country. just imagine the sheer disruption

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Where do I put minimods and hpnnm?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

It's historical. Also with the Ottomans that deep into Europe, why not just give up?

viagrandad
viagrandad

in hpm
just replace when asked

RumChicken
RumChicken

Reading a book on the development of the Portuguese empire.

Never played a GSG before.

I have EUIV. Can I make a comfy Portuguese trading empire and massacre Africans?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Yes but making a comfy spanish trading empire and massacring africans is easier

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

EUIV
Play Vic2 instead
with HPM
treed

StonedTime
StonedTime

How do I ensure the germaniums stay klein as france in vic2? Do I have to attack day one with Austria and just grab shit

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

You can wait a bit, either Austria or Russia work as allies, you just have to take the West Bank of the Rhine.

But there's always the small chance that Austria manages to pull its shit together and make Prussian Germany the preferred option.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Thanks lads, I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend!

Vasca da Gama time!

RavySnake
RavySnake

t.

Supergrass
Supergrass

By giving them Alsace Loraine and not letting them eat Austria.

Bidwell
Bidwell

And what about Yuri Gagarin?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

BETTER DED THAN READ

farquit
farquit

What's a good comfy nation that can meet a lot of luxury needs. Not the big ones (including Persia)
I really want to try Omaniums with these borders, but despite aesthetics, there's no fucking pops

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Looks like Karloman was dumb enough to get a Shia Court Physician who he let convert him, then was so hated by his vassals that he was forced into hiding, and because he couldn't trust any kuffars, he made his raghead doctor the Designated Regent.

viagrandad
viagrandad

killing one of the best things to ever happen to japan over a shitty yo mama joke

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Brunei.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Omaniums with these borders
what borders

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Why does Hanover look like a ghost giving the Netherlands the finger?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Fug lad, I just got a new computer and Veeky Forums keeps telling me there's a failed upload when I try to post pictures.
South yemen+oman+UAE+Bahrain+Qatar+Gwadar+Socotra+Zanzibar

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Hey me laddos, check this out
veekyforums.com/thread/8815716/science

Emberburn
Emberburn

Looks more like a Jew devouring Oldenburg desu.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

gee user thats way simpler than i wouldve expected

Techpill
Techpill

What to name the new colony?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Northern Ireland

SniperGod
SniperGod

you could probably try conquering east/horn of africa if you want pops, it doesn't brake the aesthetic too much and ethiopia is full of niggers you can use

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

New Nova Caledonia/Hibernia/Alba.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

I've had this happen, but then have them come back from the Atlantic, and it still counted.

girlDog
girlDog

W H I T E
H
I
T
E

Nojokur
Nojokur

The Scottish and the Irish have their own empires in this mod, so I will have to hold off on those names.

I'm going to have to come up with a better naming convention because all the English towns have 'New' versions in the Americas.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

When you play ck2 do you go full autismo with micromanaging and eugenics, or do you just roleplay as your character?

RumChicken
RumChicken

pls help

so what do I need to do to ensure the warlord era doesn't happen

I'm kind of upset taiping's religion is protestant, it just feels weird if I'm going to be unifying china under that, undermining thousands of years of history.
but I guess it's some syncretic thing anyway.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I play for power when just playing normally, but when I'm writing an AAR for the forums I always try to roleplay to the best of my abilities

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Playing a muslim in Ck2 and I randomly got like 250 gold in the last year and i have no idea why.

i checked the autosave for the beginning of the year and I had only 30, but i didn't get a prompt or anything.

5mileys
5mileys

Spain is finally a first world democracy with colonies, but something is still wrong. The utter lack of respect every one else treats us with! France and the UK got all the good colonies in Africa even though we wanted some niggers too. Lucky the new king of Spain has a brilliant new plan of naval build up against the UK, we will demand our rightful small island of Malta - or else!

Emberburn
Emberburn

Did HPM died?

TreeEater
TreeEater

Latter while I'm small, then former once I have an empire. I don't think I could've gotten a Roman Emperor/descendent of Muhammad/Saoshyant descendent otherwise.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Trying instead for naming after the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, but I still don't really think I like it.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Is eu4 at its current state better vanilla or modded

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Vanilla as it just got a huge update and the mods need to be updated.

JunkTop
JunkTop

drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-alOMXrYVZyZ0NHVVVwa0NEUlk

Well there it is.
Knock yourself out.

Someone else upload it to whatever you want for posterity,i will hide it after a day or two.

Supergrass
Supergrass

People still unironically play chase the AI army around simulators (Victoria, EU4)

I don't understand how you have fun playing this. It's literally just clicking the opponent's stack over and over since they decided to not make it automatic, and you wait for your nation to grow. That is the gameplay in its entirety. No higher strategy, no play styles, nothing.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

look man there is no other alternative to these sort of games that gives me the same type of high

they suck and they are boring, i agree, but i dont like Total War or 4x, what am i to do?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

What do you play, O Enlightened One?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Sometimes wealthy nerds die with no heir and you get the money.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

this famalama, what is the game you play so we can make fun of it

WebTool
WebTool

You could play X series and build 6 million factories in space

There is a mod that merges Terran conflict and Albion Prelude

Soft_member
Soft_member

we wanted some niggers

Now I've heard everything

TreeEater
TreeEater

austria doesn't give a flying fuck

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Europa Universalis 1.

The ONLY Paradox game, as far as I'm concerned.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Just play the board game at that point tbqh

5mileys
5mileys

Can't make the demand if the target is at war.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

space

dude i play these games because i can live out my historical fantasies

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=Ageod

Knock yourself out

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

contrained by scenarios

dude im more obsessed with alternate history and demographics

i only play GS games to commit cultural, religious and ethnic genocide, and also colonialism. those are the only things that interest me

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

do you lads feel it in the air

what if another world war is right around the corner

isn't it funny though how easily it is to get hyped for this, I want it to happen and it's fun to larp on the internet even though nothing's going to happen

but I mean what if it does though, what if this is finally it, it's inevitable so why not now?

idontknow
idontknow

What do I name it lads?
Lake Romanov
Lake Yekaterina
Lake Pyotr
Lake Russia
Lake Moscow

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Romanov

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Wew, space Nazis

SniperWish
SniperWish

I just want to say I'm absolutely ecstatic. For ages I haven't been able to find any full videos of Ren Rikka, but now I found working account info for Shemale Yum and DLd them all in HD
Feels good

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

War in the Pacific with Focus Pacific mod is my favorite

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

fug
a-at least lithuania is going bust

Illusionz
Illusionz

thank senpai

TreeEater
TreeEater

happy for you

StonedTime
StonedTime

thank (you) user

Booteefool
Booteefool

I hope you are ready for supergross Russia lad.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

October 1864, managed to make Haiti a secondary power at Liquoria 2, but I'm in the USA's sphere.

Booteefool
Booteefool

Should I tell him to go fuck himself?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

please tell me you did something other than prestige tech spam

some kind of flourishing artistic movement in haiti without pretext doesn't make any sense even if the game lets you do it for free by clicking the tech research button

Emberburn
Emberburn

How do I git gud as a Christian ruler in CK2?
I always play Norse and Christians just feel slow as fuck.
I like to start small.
Nobody will give me advantageous marriages, fabricating claims takes forever, plots never happen even with 100% plot power

eGremlin
eGremlin

We should spam /qa/ asking to allow /gsg/ to be on /pol/
It's miles better there than in this autistic memehole

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

I-is HPM ded?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Invite claimants to your realm.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

nobody is stopping you, go ahead

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Any good thread on /pol/ gets deleted.

Meanwhile "are x white" "how can whiteboi compete" "muh genocide" "trump cocksuking general" are flourishing.

StonedTime
StonedTime

He died fighting in Syria.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Yea, I was going to post this on the Pol thread before it was nuked.

Inbreeding done right.

As a note, Fedelmid, the father of Marta, was also the father of the duke Raolf at the top.

Thus - Fedelmid had many children, notably a duke called Raolf, and a daughter named Merta.

Raolf died before he gained the kingdom, so his son, also named Raolf became hid and married his aunt Merta, and had a son name Raolf, who died leaving a daughter named Emilia (who was a dutchess), and a son, Sebastian, who married his cousin Emilia to keep the duchy in the family....

girlDog
girlDog

*Niece emilia

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Newfag,

what game is this?

idontknow
idontknow

Depends on who you play, but build castles in the largest duchy you can. Put your Chancellor and Chaplain on Rome to increase relations with the Pope. Over 50 and you'll be able to beg for money, unless he is greedy. The more relations you have, and the more money he has, the more times you can do it for -25 penalty... but who cares really. They usually don't live long enough to do anything about it, and your relations will be high anyway if you continue to improve them. Use all that money you get to upgrade your castles until you're getting about 20+ a month. From there you should be able to upgrade your troop count and start expanding. Also use the money you get to invite a sweet Chancellor and start fabricating claims.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

the only game not from paradox in the infopic

That's pretty generic playing level.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Conquered Puerto Rico with yankee and dixie help. I also have a shitload of money.
I'm playing POD, tho.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Veeky Forums might be shit, but /pol/ it's an AIDS infested, half rotten, purulent rat filled with shit.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

R8 the eternal space anglos

Distant Worlds with the New Dawn mod

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

the only game not from paradox in the infopic
Thanks -- added to my wishlist. I play enough Aurora 4x that I am sure I will enjoy it.

But it will have to be on sale.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

1910 – SMS Zrínyi, one of the last pre-dreadnought battleships built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
launching a pre-dreadnought in 1910
JUST

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Oh man, epic, bro. Can't wait to see your GroBGermanium while you expel the Jews.

askme
askme

What is the best military Idea?

cum2soon
cum2soon

not bombing syria

Methnerd
Methnerd

give up
NEVER
I'VE BEEN TRAINING AND TRAINING AS HARD AS I COULD
NOW IS THE TIME TO FIGHT THE OTTOMANS OR DIE TRYING

they have 0 manpower for some reason, I hope I get to keep France out of my continent

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

administrative

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Is this the thread where stellaris goes?

Illusionz
Illusionz

kill me

girlDog
girlDog

Administrative is not a military idea.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

french niger

Booteefool
Booteefool

All I wanted to do is civilize the country. Why do they oppose me?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

cropping

cum2soon
cum2soon

Bogdanoff.

idontknow
idontknow

vanilla
Honestly japan is just so much better in HPM

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

it's not pink though

King_Martha
King_Martha

Original had a skype popup on the bottom right and a steam popup on the top left.
I haven't played Vicy2 in months. I just want to remember how to win.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

4xciv thread

Firespawn
Firespawn

W

RumChicken
RumChicken

⎛⎝⎠⎞

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

How get immigrants?

Playing Texas in HPM and it's 1845 and I haven't gotten a single immigrant, USA, Venezuela, and Ecuador having been getting them all so far, check them and none have any modifiers and I even have better reforms than Venezuela and Ecuador.

Been a while since I played but I remember in earlier versions of HPM I never had any problem getting immigrants right off the bat.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Why can't you form or release Indochina in vicky 2? HPM even put in non existent colonial nations like turkstan

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

It was probably under construction when HMS Dreadnought got lauched.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Liberalize and Socialize your country.

Snarelure
Snarelure

After $300 of DLC EU4 is finally playable.

Evilember
Evilember

It wasn't.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

As I said, I have better reforms than 2/3 countries that are getting immigrants.

The US is just barely ahead of me in reforms.

Nojokur
Nojokur

What Idea that compliment with Religious Idea? I'm playing as Christian Daimyo and obviously I must pick religious idea for maximum deus vult. What other ideas I need to pick after that? I'm thinking Quantity since my country is small and poor but what else?

Illusionz
Illusionz

Thoughts on this Europe? Everything within the red lines is Axis. The Soviet Union will soon be annexed by Germany, thus why I included them as well. With the exception of Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and Italy, every country in Europe is a German puppet.

Illusionz
Illusionz

You cannot compare yourself with US. US have lot bonus that give them massive immigrant.

Inmate
Inmate

I guess they were just that poor then lmao

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

*blocks your path*

Firespawn
Firespawn

it's another fucking groß germanium

Soft_member
Soft_member

Well sure they always get the lions share, but I've always gotten migrants in past versions as Texas.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Does MOSLEY run Britain?

Snarelure
Snarelure

someone give me a fun ck2 campaign idea

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Play from 1066, start as a duke in a well established kingdom (England, Poland, France, Hungary, Scotland, Denmark, etcetera), get the throne of said established nation state and then solely expand through marriage, rather than war for claims.

and fugg mommy >;-DDD

idontknow
idontknow

I play on Linux, and I usually get desyncs every 15-20 years when I play with my Windows friends. However since the release of Mandate, I've descynced within a month of the start date every time we've tried to get a game going.

Has anyone else had a similar issue playing cross-platform? Any suggestions?

FastChef
FastChef

Can you even pirate on Linux?

hairygrape
hairygrape

I duno I own the base game and my friend hosts with all the DLC.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

pirating games

But the best part of vidya isn't winning, it's showing everyone online I did. Can I still get achievements if I creamAPI?

FastChef
FastChef

You'll cave and turn Ironman off. Most everyone does.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

not pirating games
wew

Bidwell
Bidwell

But the best part of vidya isn't winning, it's showing everyone online I did. Can I still get achievements if I creamAPI?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Any word on when the balance patch for CK2 is coming out?

Methshot
Methshot

does anyone ever play mp CK2 here anymore?

girlDog
girlDog

Here? No. Quite a few do with their friends though. MP's like the one time it's considered acceptable, if not outright recommended, to turn on Sunset Invasion.

happy_sad
happy_sad

I am getting so bullied this game.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Yes, you can also use Steam Achievement Manager or whatever.

You could try organizing one.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

England
not having forts

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Who the fuck is on your side?

Booteefool
Booteefool

Nobody. Diplomatic relations creates debts and favors. I'm trying to follow our current God-Emperor and constantly win lone wolf style.

MPmaster
MPmaster

I am not at war with England, so it's not visible, smartass.
Austria, Spain, PLC. Now I also got attacked by Venice and everyone broke the alliances.

RavySnake
RavySnake

any tips for getting into crusader kings 2? been playing it vanilla becaue i don't have the money to get all the dlc. for some reason crusader kings 2 seems to be the hardest paradox game for me to get into even though i played a lot of EU3 a few years ago.

i always end up fast forwarding the game because i run out of things to do and it just devolves into me waiting for a claim to get fabricated or a character to get assassinated. i tried playing as ireland but that quickly went to shit as soon as i started invading england and scotland. i tried playing a duke in poland but, again, i had nothing to do. i tried playing a king trying to form rus but it was time spent fast forwarding again because i could not invade anyone and i'd constantly get raided by pagans (if i try to invade them they vastly outnumber me). i'm yet to see how the marriage system is useful because for the most part i have never seen it directly benefit me. so how do i enjoy crusader kings 2? am i doomed to hate it because it's not my first paradox grand strategy?

viagrandad
viagrandad

Does anyone know if you can pirate DLC on a linuxbox?

The only reason I asked is because France shouldn't be able to intervene if he doesn't have a great power on your side.

Jews
ever

likme
likme

Well first off, pirate the DLC if you're playing on windows, it does work with the base game and if you want to be a good goy you can always buy it legit when you have money.
As far as your questions
1. CK2 is a roleplaying game. It's not entirely about blobbing.
2. Marriage is useful for claims. If you marry a princess of Poland, for example, your child will have a weak claim to the throne of Poland. It's also useful for alliances - if you marry your daughter to the Prince of England, the English King will help you out in wars.
3. Like all grand strategy games, you have to set your own goals. There is no "endgame" here.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Gsg do any of you play vicky 2 online? I was playingg it with a friend recently, and we use hamachii, and the game was going well. We rounded the turn of the century and enter the 1900s and suddenly the game starts crashing every 10 minutes. Fucking insane that we cant seem to finish the game because of this shit. Anyone got any advice on what to do?

girlDog
girlDog

install gentoo

Methnerd
Methnerd

I want to fix migration. What should be the main push and pull factors?

Supergrass
Supergrass

*uses AI control in HoI3*

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

put forts
AI just walks through them
??!?

RavySnake
RavySnake

Managed to get 2 provinces from Ottomans thabks to based ticking warscore, but it lowered my trust with Poland and Spain to 40. Now that I'm not allied to them, I can't even raise it back even though I have the favors to do so.
Now I have 20k brave serbians against 45k italians.

Techpill
Techpill

Will we ever get a gsg that doesn't have terrible borders by the end of the game?

RavySnake
RavySnake

1453
But that's even more railroaded than 1444

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

real life has terrible borders though

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

ottoman Columbia
Silk trade invalidates this
France with ottomans
Historical and one of the reasons I hate the French French
allying ming not Russia
The Holy Alliance really should get some buffs

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

If you want to get into details I'm sucking all the East Indies trade down to Zanzibar. I do agree that Otto AI needs to stop taking exploration or even expansion.

Also Russia is the paper tiger in this game instead of Ming.

5mileys
5mileys

Yes with all dlc, so download that in the OP

takes2long
takes2long

Also I forced them to break an alliance and now they are rivals.
Great, too bad that Persia and Russia are now rivals with Ming.

Bidwell
Bidwell

what's the best way to have USA formed and then play as them

Methnerd
Methnerd

He is still living in our hearts, user.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Invade canada and mexico.

Booteefool
Booteefool

You have looked at the battles between the Chinese and Japanese right?

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

No seriously though where the fuck is hpm

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

EU4 forts are incredibly convoluted and it's almost impossible to remember how they work in practice in every circumstance. I recommend watching this video to understand.

youtube.com/watch?v=x3KqmV_9-bA

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Died choking on his own vomit after Lierally hitler ordered Sarin gas

Firespawn
Firespawn

boards.fireden.net/vg/thread/170171557/#170250830

Here it is
The last post, from over a month ago

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

I'm planning on doing a new-world escape as Granada in 1.20.

Should I colonise Brazil, or should I just use Brazil/the Caribbean as a springboard into the US eastern seaboard?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

not colonizing New Granada

takes2long
takes2long

I'm planning on doing the Re-Reconquista achieve (conquer Iberia as Granada) and I was going to begin by escaping to India. New World seems difficult because Castile can just war you before you get exploration ideas.

Lunatick
Lunatick

I did a test game earlier, and while Castille can cause problems, the trick is to get Tlemcen as a rival on day one and conquer their shit with Tunis's help. Castille won't conquer your African holdings straight away. Then you just have to hope they don't colonise that one West African province before you.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Universal voting and factories

Playboyize
Playboyize

Also more than 1 state/500k pops will boost your imigrants a lot

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Aight, I am playing Milan in Eu4 on normal difficulty and what bothers me a lot is how easy the AI wins sieges.

It has happened to me several times now that Venice, Genoa or Austria sucessfully sieged 2-3 lvl 2/3 castles while I besiege a single one of theirs, despite having superior numbers, generals, morale and mil tech.

Do I just have bad luck or does the AI cheat sieges on normal? Because this is fucking gamebreaking for me.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

just after I typed this out it happened again, while Im stuck at 48% for several months Venice takes back the castle I besieged with 7% chance after 3 months despite having a decimated stack. I am superior in every way, yet they win sieges in less than half the time needed EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

So escape to North Africa instead? I might as well just conquer all of North Africa west of the Ottomans and then go after Spain when France inevitably declares on them.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

conquering those north African assholes when they have like 50% increased coring

w8t4u
w8t4u

You can spend 5 sword mana to make a breech now

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

It'll just be like a WC, admin focus and +2/+3 advisor. No biggie.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Even if I dont own the current DLC?

whereismyname
whereismyname

No, you need the DLC

Flameblow
Flameblow

It still costs 50 sword mana to assault, not to mention tens of thousands of manpower/lives. So the ability to do that sooner, while useful, is still limited.

askme
askme

Goals?

Emberfire
Emberfire

Carribean

viagrandad
viagrandad

Form Arabia.

Then have them as a satellite Civilized Nation.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I think you have put too many forts there.

AI is allowed to move onto a province with fort, but not to move onto a province protected by a fort unless the fort is taken. But you have a fort behind your first fort. I think that's why he is able to move onto the province with the first fort, then onto the province with the other fort.

I think... I'm not certain.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Also, speaking of that one West African province:

What the hell, Paradox. Where my Institution at?

Skullbone
Skullbone

KA-CHING

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

50
It's 50 for revolts and 5 to assault

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

what's the best route to become civilized?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Hmmm...

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

I think you have put too many forts there.
No such thing.
Specially against the Ottomans where their 2-star generals with over 10 fire and shock combined wipe your african stacks in 5 days despite being on par with tech.

Anyways I somehow had wiped that leaderless single army too.
This might be my last war so I'm aiming to retake Antakya.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Lol what happened to ottomans and to france? And poland?

france eaten by burgundy and spain? Poland eaten by TO? Ottomans eaten by??? Georgia got a bit of a bite but not enough for ottomans to disappear completely from the top 8. Whoever ate ottomans should be on the list, but I don't see anything.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

TIME

rip Amir Kabir you da MVP

Lunatick
Lunatick

does this apply to other uncivs? The reforms I mean

farquit
farquit

Post the normal map mode please.

askme
askme

Which one?

Firespawn
Firespawn

Does anyone know if you can pirate DLC on a linuxbox?
bumping

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Tabriz

Spamalot
Spamalot

So I started this campaign, and I expected it to be a tricky thing uniting Japan.

But it seems like it's nothing to it, just conquer small provinces like you do in HRE? Or is there a storm waiting for me that I don't know about?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Tehran of course. Qom, Isfahan and Shiraz don't have good RGO and Tabriz is too close to Rus and Turk.

WebTool
WebTool

You're so accurate its eerie. France got eaten by Red France, Poland by TO, and Ottomans by Georgia, Genoa, and misc Balkan states.

I was more trying to point out that my 892 total development adjusted by 100% tech cost is some how turning out to be 179. This game is all sorts of fucking broken.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Do you need to get N&I in HPM to get a establish protectorate CB on Persia?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Red France
Huh? Post map please.

As for your great power ranking, I think your tech plays a role. If you are low in tech then your great power total score is gonna be a lot lower than your real development.

Skullbone
Skullbone

What is N&I?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Why did you invade Korea that early on

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Nationalism and Imperialism

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

England
DELETE THIS
guys why is the starter nation so hard
I don't know user

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I fucking hate the trade system in EU4 and how you need to control every node in Africa and India to make any money off colonies in the East Indies.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

You don't have to own so much. If you own all the trade centers and esturies then you'll make a decent ducat out of it.

girlDog
girlDog

What happened to the Hitlermod guy anyway?

takes2long
takes2long

1636
early

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

That in itself is ridiculous. Look at this, if it were EUIV those Indian holdings would be worthless because all of the money they make would be sucked up by Arabs and Africans. In orer to get any of that trade money you would need to hold the Cape, Zannzibar and the Gulf of Aden and even then you would still lose most of it in the Ivory Coast which for some retarded reason is the most important trade node in the world.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

W&B

farquit
farquit

British empire made money on heavy taxes on the east indian company who controlled a lot more than this map shows I believe. And when I say controlled I don't mean that they owned a ton of land in the world, like some kind of superpower that you can paint on a map. But of course, reality is more complex than a game, what do you expect? You can also use your light ships.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

he doesn't collect from trade

Snarelure
Snarelure

Ming exists
mandate is 100

WebTool
WebTool

not England, Red France
I'm pretty up on my tech though. I think its just shoddy ass Paradox coding. I also didn't get the Unify A Culture goal during the Age of Reformation, despite controlling all of Japan including Okinawa.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

You know tributaries are free to fight each other, right?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

This is the best Europe. There can be no doubt.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I invaded Korea right after unifying Japan. Ming offered me tributary status, which I swooped up because there were a couple independent Daimyos in eastern Japan that were tributaries to Ming (which is the dumbest fucking shit ever)

eGremlin
eGremlin

Fighting a superior enemy for once
Tactics shall bring me victory.
The goals are:
Neutralize the Airforce
Capture the main supply depot in the capital,crippling the army
Capture the secondary industrial province,leaving the enemy with no means of producing new supplies

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Oh burgundy = red france, of course.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Yes but they can still war you, and occupying your lands will give more warscore than your blockade

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

You know Ryukyu was both a Japanese vassal and Ming trubuitary right?
The whole point of Japan is to colonise in that time and take the non trubuitary east inidians, then you convert to Catholicism to RM thus keep peace. and get California if you want to risk it

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Should I increase mercantilism or develop land?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

You can't claim the empire unless you are eastern.

whereismyname
whereismyname

I was surprisingly easy.
If I can't annex them,I will disarm them for good.
Secondary objective is killing off the pocket in the East and pushing the border southward.
With around 13~ IC they can't supply every unit,so they will lose.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

If you colonize the New World too much, your colonies will rapidly have too much liberty desire for you to handle. I suggest you try to capture the trade posts around africa and then take control of Malacca, and use the Malaccan money to take over India, you will easily make 500 money/month

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Yea, but I'm not in to doing meme shit like that.
I'm also not after the Empire, just tryna make my way in this crazy world.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

You only want Alaska, California, and Mexico for the gold and trade flow back to Nippon.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Legitimate Government To The Rescue!
(The Enclave is the legitimate US government,right?)

Evilember
Evilember

Can I claim Mandate of Heaven as Christian? Also it's worth to stay Catholic as Japan?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

no and depends what you want but probably no

Illusionz
Illusionz

╔════════ ೋღღೋ══════════╗
..........................REMINDER.........................

TO REPORT AND IGNORE SHITPOSTING

╚═════════ ೋღღೋ═════════╝

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

major victory
russians and chinese kept fighting the ottoman doomstacks while outnumbered and made me lose over 25 warscore
I don't know why I chose holy war instead of imperialism. Could have scored myself constantinople.

Methshot
Methshot

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH

RavySnake
RavySnake

Unless you decide to go way outside of the box production will be a much greater part of your income than trade so develop away.

Emberfire
Emberfire

WE

w8t4u
w8t4u

This isn't even the first time this has happened. It happens alarmingly often.

girlDog
girlDog

Seriously.

Also, the heir in had a 6 in Admin.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Brazil flows into Ivory coast straight to Seville very easily. The Carribbean also flow straight to Seville and are a good node to control

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

rate my plc

5mileys
5mileys

Confirmation bias

Also,
not wanting the Umayyads to lead the Re-reconquista

SniperWish
SniperWish

I wouldn't mind the event so much if it weren't for the stability hits. That shit eats through my very badly needed admin points that I need for upgrading provinces for institution spread and for teching up.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Both the Ottomans and Russia are in shamble and CBs just got cheaper. What do I priotize?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

go west

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

best coast

takes2long
takes2long

African provinces don't count as colonies in EU4
huh?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

I was talking about steering to Nippon.

Nojokur
Nojokur

What places have oil in HPM? I know that the Arabian peninsula does

girlDog
girlDog

Quite based indeed by good sir! *chuckles*

Emberfire
Emberfire

claiming a heathens empire
Augustus was a virtuous pagan I'll have you know
Otomo dreams are memes
ww2 Japan is a meme
If it was such a meme then how did they beat the Americans when even?

askme
askme

No but you don't want Mandate of Heaven
You want Ming to have a weak mandate so you can conquer their lands easily
And go catholic so you can RM people

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

blobists will justify these borders

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

1914 Russia Poland riders
Noice
being a liquor poster not a role player

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

They were permanent holdings and trade posts used, whereas 'colonial nations' represent when people were just offered land and as long as they paid tax all was well

askme
askme

I still think that the warscore cost and development is just too damn high.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

The next goal is taking Kansas.
Anybody played this before?
How strong are the spiders?
They outnumber me 3-to-1.
I feel like I should take them out as soon as possible.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

dem pops tho

WebTool
WebTool

Why?
Also are you using age mana to increase dev by 3, as I think that's the best use of mana in age of discovery

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

12.9% Portuguese
28% catholic
well you are doing something right

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I've conquered the entire map as the US, after conquering the neighbours it was a trivial snowball, but then again, the US gets cores everywhere.
If you have any airforce, you've already won since its just so strong, and the enemy cant do anything against it

JunkTop
JunkTop

I feels so nice to unite states.
But I still haven't got the event for Nevada,which I have controlled for around 2-3 years now.

I'm playing as the Enclave.
I will invest in air force more.
A few more bombers can't hurt.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

I thought only the US could get these events.
Is it your first game? Do you know what's up with that hidden nation far north?

MPmaster
MPmaster

First game.
Sent the destruction codes and everything.
Anyone can get the events.
It says so in one of them.
Are the spiders problematic?

whereismyname
whereismyname

Anyone knows where to download mandate of heaven?

farquit
farquit

The destruction code cancels the event chain, you're destroying the base and killing the person there, I think it was the Fallout 2 protagonist
The spiders are just like any other nation. If you've conquered a couple of states already, you're outproducing everyone, and it's just speedbumps from now on

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

I sorta feel like a powerhouse now with 1300~ IC.
It's only a matter of time that I can get enough divisions to fuck everyone over.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Mega.nz

askme
askme

Holy FUCK this is fun.

farquit
farquit

How do you Byzantiums user? I tried a few times today and each ended in swift and utter failure.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Is it possible to revert a pirated EUIV back to 1.19 using Steam?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

is it possible to play tall in vanilla eu 4? How is this new development system?

Techpill
Techpill

you need DLC to win as Byzantium
Pure pottery
Yep, but you have to be an island and have max navy

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

You spend mana to raise your base tax
If you like playin tall, check out M&T, which has dynamic development based on events

Bidwell
Bidwell

Yep, but you have to be an island and have max navy
i was thinking about navarra or some minor balkan country

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

If you can have continuous mountains then yes

Nojokur
Nojokur

If you like playin tall, check out M&T, which has dynamic development based on events
yeah i know its good but i want to wait until 2.0

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

If you get wrecked if the AI reaches you, you're not playing tall, you're just a poor nation

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Skanderbeg, look up the base strategy and then I'll explain what I did.

You don't need it. Makes it slightly easier defeating the t*urks, but you don't need it.

Evilember
Evilember

he didn't get a PhD in mana spending
Okay play without abusing game mechanics and come at me with a restored ERE

Snarelure
Snarelure

It's still wortg checking out, 2.0 is still over a month away, and it'll be missing some features

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

all mods are just bloat

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Okay play without abusing game mechanics and come at me with a restored ERE
You what?

SniperGod
SniperGod

when does gsg spend mana on development?

I'm pretty new and have been saving up to buy techs pretty frequently, but was wondering if there was a guideline of when you guys handle tech vs development vs anything else.

hairygrape
hairygrape

develop, but don't develop your cap until you have 1000 develop ment.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

What country?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Invest in tech the second there's no extra cost to it
Develop to get force limit up and when 1PM, after that conquer until you get end game borders. Then develop from the capital out

askme
askme

I guess something like this.

I very often let dip tech lag behind a bit since I have no use for extra dip techs.
Then I tech it for less when admin or mil gets +3 ahead and gives me unbalanced research.

SniperWish
SniperWish

as soon as you're content with your borders

JunkTop
JunkTop

Currently playing Castile since I'm new to the game and am getting a hang of the ropes.

Define end game borders? As in how far you want to expand in the game?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

there's no point in doing this right?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Don't.
Because you're in Europe and a colonizer, you won't need to develop for the first two, which are the most annoying to get.

Supergrass
Supergrass

do it fgt

Spamalot
Spamalot

It becomes a state and free up your colonial points.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Are there Balkan Wars events/decisions in HPM?

FastChef
FastChef

you can build factories there then you pleb

Firespawn
Firespawn

1510 and colonialism hasn't been discovered yet
wew

JunkTop
JunkTop

it only has 9k people on it

likme
likme

then get the rest of the state after you incorporated it

w8t4u
w8t4u

The battle for the north is already lost for the Spiders.
The question is,will they be able to create a bottleneck in southern Kansas to at least halt my advance.
By the looks of it it's basically undefended.
I wonder where are the almost 400 infantry divisions the intelligence was babbling about.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Castille is a massive colonizer.
On the other hand you can focus on development with Milan and such nations.

parliament
development tradition
protestant
maxed out administrative idea
administrative+quantity national policy
17/23/ 27 admin tech
development edict
university
part of HRE
farmlands
center of trade

Thats....10+5+10+20+10+30+10+20+5+5+5 development reduction.....130%?
Each points of development adds 5% extra cost so that would be 20 less development counted per province plus extra six as you get admin tech.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

who the fuck are spiders

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Spiders.
Giant spiders.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

is it some fallout inspired mod or something? i dont recall mutated spiders in f1/f2

Inmate
Inmate

I dont remember spiders in first 2 Fallouts.
I do remember sentient moles though.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Negras, get it ? Am i funny yet ?

RavySnake
RavySnake

It's fallout inspired with a North America only map.
You have filler stuff so you don't have an empty country.
The moles died early game.
SAD.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Each points of development adds 5% extra cost so that would be 20 less development counted per province plus extra six as you get admin tech.
naeh it the modifier starts at above 10 development with 3%, then it increases by another 3% every 10 development

also if it wasn't for the absolutism mechanic tall would've been buffed greatly in this patch, since you have way fewer states, meaning a lot of conquests are only 1/4th as effective as earlier due to the 75% autonomy.
Well not quite, since you still get more build slots and trade.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Any download link to V2.0 of the Great War mod for Hearts of Iron 3?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

It's all based on pre-Bethesda lore, so most of the map is based on van Buren lore which was scrapped, expanded material, barely canon mentions, if not straight made up.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Rip van Buren.
Third worst thing to be gone after Troika and Bullfrog

Flameblow
Flameblow

In CKII, Sunni and Shia should not join each other's holy wars, right?

Playboyize
Playboyize

Correct.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Is Shimazu /ourguy/?
those fucking ideas
its in japan and japan is fun now
MOTHERFUCKING MING makes Portugal its tribute

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Then I have to wonder where the fuck did Fatimids pull their doomstack from.

Life of Axum blob is cruel and unforgiving.

WebTool
WebTool

Shimazu is ok

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

ok
has ideas that even outclass late game prussia

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

/ourguy/
No, that is based Oda Nobunaga.

Soft_member
Soft_member

has ideas that even outclass late game prussia
not really no

And two other daimyos have better combat ideas from my calculations

w8t4u
w8t4u

Not Date or Uesugi
Baka

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

tfw Oda never converted to Christianity and fixed Japan

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Think I'll make it to Israel?

Techpill
Techpill

The next great line we need to cross is that river.
Northern Oklahoma is already under control.
I don't know how much should I take in this war.
If steam runs out and I fail to reach the sea,I will just take Kansas and Oklahoma.
And the other northern territories.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Ando "If you're an Ainu, I will break your spine-u" Daimyo

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

based
ai portugal likes to usually take zanzibar as well

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Rate my begginer's Ottoman.

How do I deal with Europe's aggressive expansion faggotry?

I can full annex the whole of Africa without anyone batting an eye, but if you take 2 provinces in Italy then all hell breaks loose.

Nojokur
Nojokur

When you form into a new EU4 nation all old permanent modifiers are removed

YOU SONS OF BITCHES

SniperWish
SniperWish

Holy shit I am not good at this game.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

You went into italy and austria regions. Absolutely disgusting. Otherwise it would look pretty good. Albeit connecting ethiopia and songhai regions is a must.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

What the hell did you do?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

lies

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

was able to take most of morocco
couldn't even take all of Grenada
??????????????

Emberfire
Emberfire

Raised claims on Texas too.
I'm willing to negotiate with spiders.
But we do not negotiate with Raiders.

Still,I would be pretty happy with a full conquest.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

I formed England as Netherlands and my Dutch bank is gone.
Only province bonuses are still in and the trade company.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

why, is it because you're expanding in North Af-

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I formed England as Netherlands and my Dutch bank is gone.
hm, but people have been keeping the absolutism decision from france and prussia/sweden upon forming nations

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I took Granada but seperatists arose after the war with Morocco destroyed my army and manpower. I condeded Granada back to them, then Portugal went to war with them and took it.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Did the mod get updated, or you just took a long time? When I beat the game, the AI was nowhere that strong or blobbed

happy_sad
happy_sad

losing to separatists
how

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

No army. They even took Sevilla. In retrospect I should have bought mercs to fight them off, but what can I say? I'm a scrub.

Inmate
Inmate

They blobbed for some reason.
And I got bogged down in Canada.
Fuck Canada.
Partisans everywhere.
I'm still the strongest with the most IC and stuff,I just lack the divisions to kill everyone.
The Legion joined my alliance free of charge.

Still trying to take a hold of the US borders in the west

5mileys
5mileys

decide to form Spain as Portugal
6 loans and 2 debasements later
Hey at least Castille is neutered

w8t4u
w8t4u

I'm fucking crying here man, please post more.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Desu congratulations user, most people just quit. Seeing people fail in gs is much more amusing than watching them win

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

How do I not get raped by the Fatimids as Axum?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

You don't >;^)

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

recruit inquisitor from clergy
dies a month later

SniperGod
SniperGod

filenames

Snarelure
Snarelure

I heard they can't revoke kingdoms from Infidels. What if I get vassalized by them?

Fucking Fatimids, man.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

You don't get raped by the fatimids?

MPmaster
MPmaster

recruit a general from the Nobles
this happens

delet

Emberburn
Emberburn

I've really not been able to get into EU4 so far, even though I'm a big Victoria 2 fan. I think it's because with Vicky, I went into it at the start thinking "this is supposed to be a really difficult game so it's OK if I fuck up." I weathered the troubles and learnt how to git gud.
With EU4 I've restarted loads of times now when something goes wrong, so this time instead I'm trying to weather the storm.

Portugal declared war on Aragon to claim Almeria, and I was called in.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

EU4 is really really easy when compared to EU3.
Hell, playing EU3 with tiny nations is like playing Krakow.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Castile isn't really a good choice for a starting nation. When/if you get tired of it give a shot to a poland or Moscow game, abundance of expansion routes let's you be less concerned with doing everying just right.

MPmaster
MPmaster

"Vicky 2 is hard" is the worst meme around. You can't even lose since the AI doesn't aggressively annex states. Plus for you to actually get a game over, you need to get hit with a CB that is a whoping 22 infamy

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

forts are still mothballed
still over the limit for leaders 2 years later
still has corruption
1:1 cav ratio
2 (two) thousand manpower still
I love you.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

You can keep deluding yourself, but making progress in Vicky 2 is in fact hard. If all you want is sit there and do nothing- sure it aint big deal. But if you want to actually expand and/or outperform AI, you have to know your way around it.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

It is recommended by many to start with. I've heard that now that hordes are much stronger Muscovy is harder, but I will give it or Poland a go next.

Is there really much benefit to not mothballing forts? Also I have a colony!

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

It's a triangle!

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Make sure to annex kunduz since you both speak farsi

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Play japanese damyio
NEVER able to conquer entire japan before shogun declares war on me
Even after I win and create japan there are still clans that remain independent
They immediately become tributaries to Ming
Pretty much sealed off from my full potential
Can´t unite japan because ming will fuck me up
Can´t do actually anything because everyone is tributary
Am I missing something? How do I unite japan 100%? This shit already happened twice

JunkTop
JunkTop

That's not the most glaringly obvious reason you wouldn't make tabriz capital though. A better reason is that it's not fucking inhabited by iranians.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Don't mothball your forts as it makes it easier for enemies to capture the province and you should try to colonize the Caribbean as it has good trade goods and you can get shit tons of money to flow into sevilla

SniperWish
SniperWish

Aside from the fact the enemy can just walk up and take them, no.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

I'm a new player too but holy shit what is going on here

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

neport and ignore

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

EU4 is really really easy when compared to EU3.
Hell, playing EU3 with tiny nations is like playing Krakow.
I think the base 10k manpower and base force limits and base tax you get from just existing in eu4 does a lot.

I once tried to do a self imposed ironman game as luxembourg in eu3.
I fucked up with the first slider movement, went towards free subjects iirc and got the 1/3 "people are disappearing" which lowered the base manpower in one of my provinces(I had one), which put my max manpower at less than 1000, so I couldn't train regiments.

Inmate
Inmate

This is lack of fantasy or what?
Also ck2 not beta patch when.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

that's WHITE

massdebater
massdebater

Base resource leniency and cores under 2 years is the thing.
In EU3 you gotta wait for cores for 50 years every time, good luck holding Turks with Knights if you go that route and you dont go full treaty breaking scum on them.

idontknow
idontknow

You'd probably be better off going with 4k cavalry for now.

5mileys
5mileys

Please anybody?

takes2long
takes2long

It is recommended by many to start with.
That recommendation comes from the same people that insist that Ireland is the best CK2 start to learn the game, i.e. folk who parrot the line that seized to be true more than 5 expansions ago.

Moskovy can be tricky with the hordes, true, but you have an opportunity to expand rapidly, or at your own pace, wage endless war, or sign a couple alliances and sit there after taking out novgorod.

Castile's a one trick point unless you want to get involved with france, which as a new player you dont.

Sure morroco is there, but you have to deal with wrong culture/religion a lot, and that just aint fun.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Become a tributary yourself, then eat the independent daimyos.

Methshot
Methshot

Buch of globalists answering this question

NO don't do it yeah it would let you build factories there and increase gdp but then you have to deal with thousands of vietnamese in portugal proper

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

This is what happens when a team of Swedes are obliged by market demands to change a game about Europe into a game about the world.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

In my opinion castile is the ultimate starting nation. I just think you got really unlucky. If you want to learn the game, just restart and ally France. Then you can be spain and do whatever the hell you want, learnig the game. Russia is good choice too. I'd say Sweden is a pretty interesting and decent choice as well. You just need to get out of Kalmar union, then you'll be a northern powerhouse. If you manage to be allied to Muscovy too then you are solid for the full lenght of the game. If not then they will be a bit of a threat.

Snarelure
Snarelure

Wait a minute I can do that? War between tributaries won´t make Ming to get involved?

Methnerd
Methnerd

Try it.

JUST... DO IT!!

King_Martha
King_Martha

thanks doc

eGremlin
eGremlin

I have reclaimed my land from Aragon, and then some!

Flameblow
Flameblow

Is montenegro supposed to be serbian in EU? Or should i create montenegrin culture via modding?

girlDog
girlDog

How the fuck do I get my population up in v2
I'm playing Scandinavia with HPM, every other GP has like five times my population
Hardly have enough pops to sustain my army and industry

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Pass reforms that increase migration attraction.

likme
likme

Montegrin are coastal Serbs laddie.
Milo who is current prez there orchestrated separation because he is biggest Adriatic smuggler in business, now he is conning his presidency during every term so Interpol cannot charge him for smuggling cigarettes.

w8t4u
w8t4u

Stop, you're doing so badly is actually hurting me physically

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Do you guys play Ironman or savescum? I tried playing Ironman and it´s not that Im a bad player or anything but... It´s impossible to successfuly play for more than 5 years in EUIV. There are for example decisive battle sometimes when you literally can´t tell who will win and if you lose it fucks up your playthrough for good

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

you don't

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Castile guy here, fuck it I'm going to roll Muscovy instead. Any tips?

cum2soon
cum2soon

Yeah, cut our losses and restart, friendo

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

I have been playing ironman all the time for a long time, except if I use mods preventing it

I disagree wigh you. I always have successful campaigns.

Since you're a newbie: If Poland do not go for PU with lithuania, then restart.

First thing you should do is use the mission to attack novgorod. Then attack the hordes. Ally crimea if possible.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

How hard is it to become a great power with some tiny nation in HOI4?

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

what should I do with all the Hansa shekels?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

if you're noob just play france dude
or england and give up on french provinces and just conquer scotland/irish niggers, literally nothing can go wrong
muscovy can be a tricky nation to play since you rule over useless lands and conquer sunnis

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Get admin ideas first.
Get the mission to take Novgorod.
Don't leave your forts mothballed when at war.
The Ottomans are FUCKING cunts and can, and will, fuck you over.
Inf Cav ratios should be 2:1.
1-6 loans are fine, 9-12 are worrying, 17 above you should consider bankruptcy.

happy_sad
happy_sad

youtube.com/watch?v=pA7-B-FT-Ek
Idk you tell me

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Stupid question but, in EUIV, when should I Vassalize (+feed) and when should I just take the clay?

I rarely ever Vassalize anyone, I just usually fully annex them.

How wrong am I?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Is that before or after the manpower exploit? (the airforce one)

Skullbone
Skullbone

depends on your goals and whenever you want some historical vassals or not
its usually just better to annex stuff unless for example you can vassalize OPM persia and feed them entire iranian region

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

15 jan 2017

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I only play ironman because I can't keep myself from cheating

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

The map looks absolutely horrible.

Thought it was an old version maybe.

Maybe I should just stay with hoi3.

5mileys
5mileys

Play as an Irish nation.
It's just like in CK2, they are isolated and nobody outside the island attacks them :^)
It's one of the easiest starts

Snarelure
Snarelure

On an objective point of view, it's mana-based. If you have a good paper mana king, or admin ideas, you take more, if you have a bird mana king or influence ideas you feed more.
On a subjective point of view, do whatever feels better from a roleplaying perspective or a historical perspective.

Skullbone
Skullbone

When you can take a province for a vassal that has lots of cores.
For example, skopje for bulgaria.
You shouldn't bother with small vassals (outside of PU's) by about 1550-1575, they're just more trouble than they're worth.
This excludes vassals with more than 10 cores, so I'd take syrian provinces from the Mamluks, release Syria, and then take about 12 provinces.

This

idontknow
idontknow

Well the Caribbean can be pretty shit at times.
Would you rather live in Jamaica or Botswana?

Snarelure
Snarelure

Alright, I'll just post divisions here and gauge answers,
but what do you guys think of this for marines?
figure it packs a pretty good punch, and strong enough to survive regular fights.

Evilember
Evilember

Thank you friend. I have to say, EU4 feels like an exercise in waiting for monarch points to build up. I hope Muscovy is more interesting.

In my Castile game they had been mostly conquered by England.

Playboyize
Playboyize

What's the best pair of nations to coop with a friend in HoI4?

US and Britain? Germany and Italy?

iluvmen
iluvmen

EU4 feels like an exercise in waiting for monarch points to build up
It's about resource management, one of those reddit YouTuber faggots did a series on it.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

And what about tactical paradrops?
Figure they need to be lighter for the supply issues, spread more and recover faster on organization, but air drops are always tricky

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

If I haven't taken a single loan am I doing it right?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Who cares.
Just put arty on infantry and draw an arrow where you want to go.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Go religious ideas first so you can convert the heathen hordes. Just follow the missions that give you claims to expand. Be very wary of Poland-Lithuania early on as together they are stronger than you. If you get lucky like I just did they won't get the Personal union which makes Lithuania easy to pick apart.
Rate my Europe lads

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Oh shit nigger, grob litauen is no more

girlDog
girlDog

My main infantry for the bulk of the force
thats the point faggot, these are for tactical advances, either naval or air invasion where you can't go with the bulk of the force

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

I would rather not live around niggers entirely.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

And finally the mobils to move on plains,
these break through quite easily

askme
askme

no Russian Constantinople reclaimed from those FUCKING t*rks
>no vassalised remains of the Romans
0/10, try again
Also, religious is pretty shit now for a first group.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Why even bother? Just pack your invasion force with at least 6 divisons and you will break through anything

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

you haven't played this much, have you?

idontknow
idontknow

Why Denmark?

Emberburn
Emberburn

Beginner's indeed. This is what the map should look like around 1600.

RavySnake
RavySnake

truce with Novgorod for 15 fucking years
Why is there so much waiting in this game? I'm tempted just to go back to Victoria 2.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Just did a Portugal run where I colonized all of Africa. Thought this was my game lol

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Chinese will come on limited transports, idiot. Smash them when they land. They will have -2 from landing if you move into position first.

Snarelure
Snarelure

On an objective point of view, it's mana-based. If you have a good paper mana king, or admin ideas, you take more, if you have a bird mana king or influence ideas you feed more.
Another thing to keep in mind is how big your vassals are.
If they're getting too big you may still want to core yourself even if you have more birds than paper so you don't have to beat them down.

5mileys
5mileys

But Moscow is the center of the Orthodox faith :^)

muh deus vult cb

Missionary strength is to important to pass it up. Plus with Influence it makes ethnic cleansing so much cheaper.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Ming at war with Timurids in 1452. How realistic is it?

TreeEater
TreeEater

Should I vassalise Tver or take the land and pay the cost in overextension and adm points?

viagrandad
viagrandad

Truce timers scale with the amount of warscore you took in the peace deal. If they only last 5 years countries would be irrelevant if they lost 1 war considering it takes like 10 years to replenish your manpower pool fuly.

Emberfire
Emberfire

It's about resource management, one of those reddit YouTuber faggots did a series on it.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

True.
I might give it a go and see if it's still decent my next Byzboo game

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

French allying with protestants despite being catholic
France allying with muslims despite being Christian
Why the hell was this unholy abomination of a country not excommunicated?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Never vassalise something you don't intend to feed or keep around.

Just annex it.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

this game

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

France was the irl player
just trying to min/max alliances and disregard rp

iluvmen
iluvmen

Yeah that one, ream my asshole paradox or whatever he was called

Lunatick
Lunatick

Range advisor.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

oh ok

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

In a few hundred hours of EU3+EU4 I've only ever had 2 personal unions.

I always wondered if I was doing something wrong.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Yes, learn to claim. Also pay attention to the alert which lists heirless kingdoms.

Evilember
Evilember

Got a question

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

tips
Admin->Influence->Religious or Military(opinions vary, I like Aristocratic because I'm a strong believer in horses)

Make sure you are working to secure an alliance with a great power, which ever one suits you best. Usually it's Poland or their rivals, depends on how you want to deal with poles.

Be mindful of AE and don't go to war if you can't sink the cost. To that effect you can rotate between fighting christians and fighting muslims.

Use vassals when you are running short on adm points, feed them. Make sure that if you are releasing something you aren't releasing it as a protectorate tho.

massdebater
massdebater

yes

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

its mostly random, but you can influence it
just check disputed successions and marry faggots without heir
also keep huge prestige all the time

hairygrape
hairygrape

I've found the channel but there's nothing on monarch points that I can see.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

I always wondered if I was doing something wrong.
There is a thread on plaza that goes into great detail on inner workings of PU. In short - it ain't worth it unless you are racing the clock, it's very RNG reliant, but many find it quite fun to play the game of thrones.

Inmate
Inmate

aristocratic
Don't advise anyone ever.

w8t4u
w8t4u

should I take the whole southern region or just the island (treaty port)?

hairygrape
hairygrape

HIP or CK2+?

cum2soon
cum2soon

Opiinos vary, as I said. I see no reason to chase optimal military power in SP game where your greatest bottlenecks are economy, mana and AE. I find it a good all round group for countries that don't need a military boost early on.

takes2long
takes2long

latest video

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

There's no opinions here. Aristocratic is shit at best. I don't see a reason to gimp yourself when there are 3 very good military idea groups, the best being quantity, of course.

idontknow
idontknow

It's not bad if you're going for more cav than just the flanks.
Like 100% cav hordes, or most likely even 50/50 as poland or whatever.

The army tradition decay can do a lot as well, as long as you have enough base generation.
Usually means after you already have defensive+quality.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Hip is better for 1000 start and historical autism
CK2+ is better for CM start and gameplay autism

There's no opinions here
You are, evidently mistaken.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Is there any way I can disable AI using cheats? IM getting tired of killing 50 000 army just so enemy can shit out another 50k stack right after immediately

Illusionz
Illusionz

Okay buddy.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Stop playing liquoria II
varg.jpg

likme
likme

I can't say that helps but I don't really know what I want either. Which one is better in terms of performance and adds some flavor shit?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

I always just kept doing opportunistic wars.

Never really cared to even bother, but I guess it may have crippled me sometimes.

cum2soon
cum2soon

just play on very easy so you have the same amount of cheats as the AI. you can also disable lucky nations in the options.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I'm not the guy you're arguing with, but holy shit, "I've played the game a lot therefore opinions don't exist" is a fucking retarded argument. What you mean is, "I've played the game a lot therefore my opinion is more trustworthy." It's still an opinion.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

If experience, logic and general consensus are merely an opinion, then you have a problem with science.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Look at that, an actual epen stoker, how rare.

performance
It varies from patch to patch, generally if you have performance issues you disable india and roll with it, I do believe both have that option, tho I might be misremebering, been a while since I last played ck2.
flavor shit?
HiP is better for "cool historical flavor", ck2+ is better for "cool gameplay flavor". Its hard to give you a precise example since they constantly trade ideas, but generally if you want rolepplaying more, you go HiP, if managing vassals/kingdom/war than CK2+

I always just kept doing opportunistic wars.
It can be good for you, it can be bad for you, much like most CB in EU4.

SniperGod
SniperGod

Quantity is objectively better than Aristocratic.
Just like Offensive is better than Quantity

Bidwell
Bidwell

Ruler manages to defeat hosts half again s lrge as his own in pitched battle without
Ruler gets maimed and incapable in a battle with a force 1/6th his size while raiding
Cannot do anything to alter the succession due to being incapable

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

It is indeed objectively better for war, which is why when I was called on to elaborate for why I advised it I explained that I believe that it's good when you don't need a military idea set but still have points for one.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Thanks, I guess I'll just try both.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Right of the bat: I'm really new to EU4 so this might be the dumbest shit you hear this week.

I'm playing Ottomans, I made Georgia and Syria my vassals. I want to grant them provinces around them.
The only way i can do this is by selling each province one by one for free. Which is tedious to do as I have to wait a month between each province.

If I'm reading the wiki right, I should have a "grant province" button on the subject screen? Its not there.

Am I missing something stupidly obvious?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

le no dlc face

MPmaster
MPmaster

Am I missing something stupidly obvious?
Do you have all the DLC? Some features are locked behind this or that one since they were added with it.

Flameblow
Flameblow

I have all the DLC

RavySnake
RavySnake

Did you activate them?

Supergrass
Supergrass

Screenshot your subject interactions window please

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

I am a scientist. It's a game with no set goals, there is no "objectively better". The consensus is still an opinion.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Post this retard

Spamalot
Spamalot

no set goals
really makes you think.
what is decisions
what is missions
truly gets the noggin jogging.

StonedTime
StonedTime

Play as tribal, form merchant republic, and do pagan things all the while

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

what is decisions
what is missions
Optional objectives. You might as well claim that developing tech or getting female ruler is a goal.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Speaking of which
Should I do this for the Shetlands, Isle of Mann, or Faroe Islands?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

CK2 newbie here, I'm the king of Leon and started as an Irish earl. I'm getting a "title loss on succession" alert telling me that all of my Irish clay is gonna go to my sister instead of my son when I die. How can I prevent this? I put her in prison, anything else I should/could do?

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

at last, i have seen the light,
coded objectives that advance the country you re playing in are optional and thus not goals.

farquit
farquit

kill her, change succession laws

JunkTop
JunkTop

Change the Law or kill her.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

kill her.

5mileys
5mileys

Thanks. Doesn't seem to change the fact that there's a huge amount of waiting around, though.

Snarelure
Snarelure

using your ruler to lead armieis

RavySnake
RavySnake

I put her in prison
Well that was a bad idea.

But to be on point various titles have individual succession rules. I suspect you are running Your best bet is either changing them to one thing or figuring out how to get them to point to one thing via either diplomacy or murder. I suspect in your case it's tanistry fucking around and your kid's too young for your dynasty to vote him heir. Either stay alive till he is old enough and try to get him good diplomacy score or switch leon to tanistry and become the sister.

Good on you. We all thought you'd never get it, but you tried hard and did. What a bright las.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

truly makes you think. and yes there is a clear goal in that game, to survive. and the best way to survive is by becoming strong and the best way to become strong is by using the decision, objectives so you grow faster.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Thanks, /gsg/

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

You can be as sarcastic and facetious as you like, but what you said is completely true.
There is no need to be such a nerd about this. It's not science, it's not even chess, it's an open-ended game.

massdebater
massdebater

can anyone tell me why in meiou my forts are easily besieged and fall in such a short time-span even when it is at -27 percent?

SniperWish
SniperWish

Build better forts.

RumChicken
RumChicken

So in Vicky 2 is the best all-around army comp just 5 infantry, 5 artillery, 1 hussar?

Then ditch the hussar and replace the infantry with guards if you need a breakthrough unit?

Any reason to ever use any other comp?

Bidwell
Bidwell

1 or 7 decides

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Hussars are a frontline unit so you can add 1 artillery to that for a start.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

4 Infantry, 4 artillery, 1 hussar, 1 engineer

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Espionage

Supergrass
Supergrass

Any reason to ever use any other comp?
I don't remember shit as far as "best comp" goes, but I do remember that staying on the same comp for the whole game ain't it.

The key is to always have enough recon, shovels and a solid backrow. Beyond that, circumstances dictate.

5mileys
5mileys

kmm

Techpill
Techpill

4 4 2 1
administrative

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

exploration

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Maritime

TreeEater
TreeEater

Yep best nation
/gsg/ is >>>r/eddit
Really makes you think
Wouldn't even be that hard just have a HRE style thing, and say it's John Prestors empire and not the Romans empire

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

I want this user to have a good grobprussiums, so fuck off
Go for influence

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

You didn't use logic though

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

taking provinces with lots of pops scares people vs taking provinces which never made profits in the 20th century

MPmaster
MPmaster

Economic, outjew the jews

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Stop being in Steamcordplaza.

JunkTop
JunkTop

espionage

w8t4u
w8t4u

Fucking exploration

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Innovative

the siege policy is really nice

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Is Victoria 2 the whitest grand strategy game?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Finally, winrar

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

rate my europe

Playboyize
Playboyize

Just don't convert to ashkenazi or sefaradi culture, it's retarded and you are just about as legit as them.

Flameblow
Flameblow

no
sengoku rance

w8t4u
w8t4u

In terms of gameplay mechanics, yes. In terms of fanbase, probably HoI.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

What is the official march of /gsg/?
inb4 Preußens Gloria or Erika

JunkTop
JunkTop

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

youtube.com/watch?v=PXRQmu3gRWw

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

EU4 has a worse curve than Vicky 2 now, because there's just so much sheer fucking content to learn. Vicky 2 is in-depth, but EU4 piles on the shit you need to know. Don't feel bad.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Is it wrrong if I unironically think the URSS one is super cool?

happy_sad
happy_sad

It unironically is Erika.
youtu.be/PXRQmu3gRWw

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

holy shit

Emberburn
Emberburn

I laughed when I saw that ottoman
what's that little fuccboi of a nation stuck between austria, france, and tuscany?
norway

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

norway
well they finally kept Jämtland
be careful what you wish for

Inmate
Inmate

You know the general select screen shows his pips
Also similar tale for me
preparing for first shogun war
roll General whilst building up armies
5/4/1/2
gets +10% infantry fire or something after fighting rebels
get visit monastery event
he does and lose 5k manpower
now have to wait another year to get enough manpower for war
SOONit's just waiting for mana
How retarded are you
It's maximum roleplay as anything can happen

hairygrape
hairygrape

Wasteland.
That's right, in es jay triple u four the inner congo js 10 developement and europe is wasteland.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I even spent the last 50 years doing nothing but whittling down the Ottoman possessions in Europe. They were pretty much into Poland and further into Italy before.

It's OPM Switzerland.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

erika you faglord

SniperGod
SniperGod

And my North America, forgot to post. Choctaw was the biggest nation there for most of the game, only got reduced at the end.

Snarelure
Snarelure

shogun declares war
Only had that when I pissed him off and thought Ming would protect me
tributaries of ming
Either restart or become a trubuitary youreself so you can annex them. Then go colonising
Suppourt Manchu and when Ming is weak you break free and sign quick peace, getting War score from blockades mainly, and blockades mean their few ships won't even be able to leave
Let alone get BTFO by the waves of Nippon
As I said writing guide for shizmazu

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Haitiate Mexico

make it stop

MPmaster
MPmaster

5 picks my idea group

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

gross bulwark of christianity and france
united germany under austria
outside of huge ottomans that will momentarily will be kicked out by PLC-Tuscan-Austrian and alliance and sent back into stone age i would say that your europe has great future, user

Evilember
Evilember

espionage
become merchant republic arabia user

whereismyname
whereismyname

econ, trade
become memerchant republic
exploration, maritime, naval

Illusionz
Illusionz

HOW DARE THEY CHANGE IDEAS NOT LIKE EVER HAPOENED TO EUROPE PRUSSIA IS NOT BROKEN AS THE GAME HAS TO SUCK OTTOMAN COCK BYZANTIUM IS THE REAL ROMAN EMPIRE DEUS VULT XDDD
kiddo calm down

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Naval Ideas

I agree. I colonised all of India too (pic related) so will spread glorious Christian civilisation to the Ottomans inbetween.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

castilian louisiana

Methnerd
Methnerd

ally Poland,Austria and Mamluks
vassalize Byzantium after Ottomans attack them so you get dragged into a defensive war.
defensive war
youtube.com/watch?v=74BzSTQCl_c
Enrico Dandolo laughing from heaven

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Different nations.
Their ideas are called the same.

Literally calm down.

Techpill
Techpill

those borders look nice but wtf is that russian tentacle doing there
did you start as lucca

Emberburn
Emberburn

I am planning on playing as Luxemborg in vicky 2. If prussia forms Germany (IE by gutter crown), am I basically screwed?

RumChicken
RumChicken

hm, intredasting to add baluchistan

DeathDog
DeathDog

Why didn't you form italy?

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

The only time I don't use ironman is when modding
The backup save lets you scum abit
But what's wrong with reflecting history where the battle turned the wrong way and everything went to shit
Revanchism stops you losing anyway

Lunatick
Lunatick

How retarded are you
It's maximum roleplay as anything can happen
Rich to be calling me retarded when this makes no fucking sense. Through my experience of the game so far, there's a lot of time during which your options are seriously limited, and you're waiting for mana or truces to expire or whatever for them to open up again. The fact that you eventually can do things and steer your country in nearly any direction, which is what I assume you mean by "anything can happen", doesn't change the fact that most of the game seems to be just waiting.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Based and white. You're doing god's work son.

Don't forget to snatch Alexandria and other merchant friendly provinces that will make fine addition to your otherwise prestigious and honourable nation.

Inmate
Inmate

Is there anyway to convert pops to your state religion in Vic2 or is assimilation the only way

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

italy
ew

farquit
farquit

Yes. It was Ironman, I did the Lucky Lucca achieve, and then there was heaps of time left so I did Master of India.

Baluchistan was the first province I invaded to get a foothold in the subcontinent, so I decided to grab all the provinces of the culture group and add to India.

I've done that too many times, I decided I just wanted the provinces of the three culture groups that I had. In the last 30 years though, I was given a province in the south by the Commonwealth from the Ottomans, and in the west from the French.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

goals?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Form Germany with French as accepted culture.

Blob Empire of the Franks.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Considering china fought the abbassids
Yes mPapal fear of hapsburg supremacy
No one likes a unifier

askme
askme

Shit Indian borders, lad.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Lucky Lucca achieve
Can you do this while forming italy?

Supergrass
Supergrass

I intend to become Byzantium actually, after i get my electorship from HRE unless i lose half my modifiers on doing it.
Also half the events are based around Constantinople being raped and pillaged so i will let Turks have it for a while.

viagrandad
viagrandad

No, and in fact I had to hold off on forming Tuscany until after I got the achieve.

Literally the only difference is that I didn't blob into SEA, which isn't India at all.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

I mostly play mp so I can't save/load then when I fuck up.

When I was new another player attacked me with his ottoman ally fairly early on while I was fighting the timurids.
I couldn't fight the ottomans and had to give up land.
Then since I was new I didn't keep an eye on OE in the peacedeal and collapsed to the rebels that followed and my land had a minor implosion.
Still took back the lands I lost, conquered the rest of the timurids.
Started making some gains in india until the bharat player from the bengal region started beating me back, lost 2 wars I think, but I ate the gujarat player and other AI nations and then I started beating him as well.
Later on I was making more money than anyone else and I could take on ottoman and the player ally.
Ended up with land from morocco to half india, most of anatolia and rome.

You can turn things around.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Alternatives: Holstein and form Germany-Denmark; Banat and form Germany-Hungary

Soft_member
Soft_member

Most of war is just waiting for a siege to end
Doesn't stop seeing men cower in fear as you charge in behind with your lances into their crooked flesh being fun

JunkTop
JunkTop

burma isnt india
hmm
And I meant the Pakistan border.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

At least in war you're responding to the map and moving troops around, not just twiddling your thumbs. I get your point, but for whatever reason, it just seems so much more fun to do it in Victoria 2. There's always something going on, always a plan to be made on the global stage. I've not had that experience in EU4 yet but I'll stick at it and keep trying different nations.

takes2long
takes2long

I don't use ironman because I add diplo points so I can change cultures whenever I want. I don't want the people of my Spain/Portugal/Poland/etc living side-by-side with Berbers and Bedouins.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

name some countries, contemporary or historical, with nice borders
current pakistan
archduchy of austria
ww2 hungary
greater Japan+korea+taiwan

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

1871 germany

RumChicken
RumChicken

cheating

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Jamaica, i'd be around savage niggers but at least i'd have something to eat.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Botswana until their diamonds run out, they have subsidised healthcare

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

savage
drugged up retards
Pick one.
youtu.be/9de6jeOevi8

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Korea in general is nice as fuck.
cute little peninsula divided from mainland by Yalu

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Yeah, I know. I just don't get the mana system. Plenty of Empires in history conquered land and expanded fast and developed the land they conquered (sometimes developed beyond all recognition). You just can't do that in this game.

I probably won't be playing EU4 much longer though. Seeing Zulu's with horse drawn artillery in 1500, Native American Duchies and Institutions spawning in Georgia is just a bit too much. They should add orcs and dragons for the next xpac.

Emberfire
Emberfire

not going full crazy negro mode
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Butt_Naked

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

orcs and dragon
So Paradox will rip off modders again? Not surprised.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

You just can't do that in this game.
You actually can now. With the new state edict lowering developement cost by 33%, combine that with some other modifiers snd you can easily get -66% cost.

hairygrape
hairygrape

this is quite something new
1940
war still haven't kicked off
only 40% tension
will start gobbling up territory

SniperWish
SniperWish

Ugly without Luxembourg and it looked lopsided

MPmaster
MPmaster

Plenty of Empires in history conquered land and expanded fast and developed the land they conquered (sometimes developed beyond all recognition). You just can't do that in this game.
Since common sense you can

I probably won't be playing EU4 much longer though. Seeing Zulu's with horse drawn artillery in 1500, Native American Duchies and Institutions spawning in Georgia is just a bit too much. They should add orcs and dragons for the next xpac.
there are no zulus

girlDog
girlDog

all of that arrow autism when the only thing you need to do is get a field marshal, fill it with 60 divisions of armored and boom you just won the game.

farquit
farquit

Africa
The entire continent is fucked up. The Caribbean niggers are alright, because they largely just smoke weed and live on the beach. A lot of them have some connection to Britain as well, so they have sort of quasi civilisation.

massdebater
massdebater

but I've seen it enough times in my strategy video games that I become unfuriated that the modern real life borders don't match up

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Its European fault Africa is so bad.
Did you know modern science is a colonial construct and should be destroyed and built from the ground up?

youtube.com/watch?v=C9SiRNibD14

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

What is the non-/po/ or SJW answer (Africans are just dumb / europeans ruined everything) to why Africa is so bad?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

grand strategy for the call of duty crowd

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Well there is this.
You also got that Chink documentary....Empire of Dust?

youtube.com/watch?v=Wfg-DK1I1JE

happy_sad
happy_sad

I'm not sure.

The africans got the technology before being the culture.
No long term adjustment like the people of europe, mena and asia got, so instead of advancing they got warlords with modern weapons and old superstitions which may be harder to get out of than warlords with old weapons and old superstitions, regardless of race.

they lack the essential 1-4% neanderthal master race dna tho....

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Is there any point doing global merchant republics after the 20 province cap?

Bidwell
Bidwell

non-/po/
I don't know man... /po/ is pretty heavy shit, i heard they tortured some african children and made then do origami for 72 hours straight.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Back to lefty/po/, lad.

King_Martha
King_Martha

africa is an almost perfect habitat for humans, naturally
the reason humans that live in harsher climates (but not too harsh) tend to have better civilizations is because of the adversity of simply living. it breeds a tougher, more "civilized" bunch that only survive by working together
it's a fine line between tribalism and empire. you'd be surprised
since africans face little adversity from the land itself, they never needed to have any kind of civilization. if you take note, you'll see that the "african civilizations" that are talked about were all in the arid north and had arabic influence
also, by all biological standards, the different races are different subspecies of humans. political correctness stifles that notion

Bidwell
Bidwell

what game

Inmate
Inmate

Africa is bad because Europe left before they managed to make it good.

TechHater
TechHater

America's America is finally is under American control.
Decided to establish a puppet government in Canada.
A native state.

Lunatick
Lunatick

Africans never conquer each other
successor kingdoms aren't created
Look at how much near east Civs take from Babylon and the other first one. Look at how china came from one super advanced place at the time.
Because this did not naturally happen to the new they have not evolved socially enough

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

africa is the perfect habitat for humans
*tips mosquitos, malaria, disease, frequent famine, lack of rainfall and extremely deadly animals*
I'd say the perfect habitat for humans is somewhere like the mediteranean, where there isn't many aggressive animals and the climate is good for growing food pretty much all year round.

TechHater
TechHater

successor kingdoms aren't created
One of the reasons I don't think the civilizations could really thrive and advance as much in the americas.

West-east distance is more important than north-south since the climate changes too much if you go south or north, so for a successor to take up pick up the torch you need more width than what the mesoamericans had between the pacific and the atlantic ocean.
Technology like chariots could be shared between england and china.

Playboyize
Playboyize

T. Jared diamond
pastebin.com/nqzsAWX8
This explains it all

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

I'd say the perfect habitat for humans is somewhere like the mediteranean
I think probably Nile or Euphrates/Tigris.
I'd say they have a bit of an edge over things like indus since they lead into safer seas.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

China was super easy to get to from Yorkshire Read that link Eurasia is a flawed concept beyond belief

Nojokur
Nojokur

Would this be proper thread for a game like Geopolitical Simulator 4

eGremlin
eGremlin

Supposedly Romans took crossbow design from Chinese during an expedition around Central Asia.

Also reminder Chinks use Arabic numerals since mid 13th century or so.

hairygrape
hairygrape

implying i'm jared diamond
I'm as /pol/ as it gets, laddo, I even had my virginity taken by BASED milo, but anybody can see that Africa is far from optimal to live on, the only reason whitey conquered it is because we invented the drugs that allowed us to go there without instantly dying.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Mediterranean has safer seas
You know what the Bronze Age collapse and sea peoples are right
Also those environments are ideal only for fertility of soil allowing agriculture, allowing a larger population
Yes post more
Roman expedition
We only have records of Chinese going to Rome but not back to china
Also Indians visited Augustus and paid tribute
And crossbow was passed by the Greeks

5mileys
5mileys

No significant cultural exchanges took place between these regions until the 15th century

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Downloading it now and gonna post when I am playing senpai

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

anyone want to host some liq

TechHater
TechHater

Jared isn't /pol
He's alt right m8
you need drugs to conquer Africa
Some basins have still not been discovered, you don't need drugs just a certain bark and to minimise standing water
Stuff happened but far slower than you'd think. If stuff can pass from china to Picts why can't it go from Rome to Sub-Ethiopia

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Why is the shitty Ulm meme so liked among r*ddit subhumans?

RavySnake
RavySnake

If stuff can pass from china to Picts why can't it go from Rome to Sub-Ethiopia
Chariot map doesn't include the picts though

Supergrass
Supergrass

He's alt right m8
africans r dumb because geography
move us to europe and wwe be kings

SniperGod
SniperGod

and boom you just won the game
and whats the fun in that,
why is there always some autists shitposting on this game?
and ps, knowing how to do real strategic planning means the difference

RumChicken
RumChicken

Brcuase in eu3 some guy conquered the world as Ulm and made gayer comics than poland ball about it

Techpill
Techpill

what are 'redpilled' Hungarians telling you that they're the best
what are ottomans
what are Americans saying how great the world would be if hitler won and actually killed all the Jews

Booteefool
Booteefool

t. hoi4 pro.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

what are some poles telling that hungarians are the best

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

can you play as mutants or are you limited on the human factions?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

I wanna make a nice french client state
What should the name be?
I thought of:
Gallic federation
West francia
Vichy france
Unified French states
Pick one or name a better one

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Any faction.
There is a supermutant one.
Pretty brutal fighters.
Took me three wars to kill them.
There are also multiple ghoul states.

They all have tech trees.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

When are we going to see a Korea vs China playthrough posted here??

Soft_member
Soft_member

forgot to attach pic

Skullbone
Skullbone

I guess I can attack Korea

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

The Fifth Republic, after the current German client state in France

takes2long
takes2long

Algerian federation

massdebater
massdebater

What if France was called Frank lmao

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

I'm as /pol/ as it gets, laddo, I even had my virginity taken by BASED milo
Now that's what I call tryharding

MPmaster
MPmaster

herald from Ming
they tell us of Nomad Frontier

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Name it "Charlemagne was German"

Lunatick
Lunatick

Any advice on how to run it?
When I try to start the mod, nothing happens but on task manager the DH task is listed for some reason

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Holy shit you guys are bad at this, i just called it Unified french states
fifth republic, when the second french empire is currently in place

lmao

Illusionz
Illusionz

What should my idea groups be for Shizmazu -> Japan, sepcifically first idea group, and two years away from uniting japan

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Is this the most redpilled version of america?

happy_sad
happy_sad

Herr Frankenreich, you have created a monster!

Evilember
Evilember

doesn't know post ironic humour
exactly what i expected from a REDDIT SHAREBLUE SHILL

whereismyname
whereismyname

France coming in on Spain's side was pretty fucking shit though.

hairygrape
hairygrape

No, this is

You're still tryharding.

Emberfire
Emberfire

youtube.com/watch?v=rfsmQXq3mZ0

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Does this mean you can play as an OPM in EU:R? Just farm barbarians all day erry day and get your capital capped out in pops.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

/gsg/ will post NK national ideas

WebTool
WebTool

tfw oldest ally annexed by overlord
four syame

Lunatick
Lunatick

he's a KuK

StonedTime
StonedTime

t. greatest ally

likme
likme

Rear Admiral
Is that slang for your typical French sailor?

Firespawn
Firespawn

It's just you and me buster

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

You gotta be shitting me

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

just

Illusionz
Illusionz

The fact that Ming's only remotely killable if that disaster fires is a bit screwy. They're broke as fuck if it does fire, but unless it does trying to take on Ming is a fool's errand. That said I do like the new system and this patch in general. 10/10 would pedo again.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Charllemagne

Flameblow
Flameblow

get memedate of heaven
era of revolution comes
AI's start massively blobbing for no reason
WTF wiz

RumChicken
RumChicken

Start EUIV
AI's start massively blobbing for no reason
WTF wiz

Supergrass
Supergrass

A warlord would end it now, but I am no warlord, ~I have to unfify, to make Nippon prosper, and the rice shall grow large or Ashikaga blood so the rest may survive

w8t4u
w8t4u

they dont like comfy imperialist worlds
what's wrong with you

Playboyize
Playboyize

How the hell are you doing so good? I tried playing as various clans and every single time once I get big they start forming coalitions against me and then it´s all over.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

coalitions
Wait user and improve relations so they don't jojn coalitions, and if they do they leave them soon.
With shizmazu, unite kyushu, and then just be an oppurtunistic little bitch but keep lands united and you'll be fine

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

so should it be like this

Firespawn
Firespawn

Is it a bug if I can't upgrade the demesnes of my vassals?
I tried to improve their Hillforts but when their construction is finished they are just back to hillfort level "0".

RumChicken
RumChicken

Some hot cruiser on destroyer action

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

what's my endgame i will make it happen goys

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Now just to annex them

5mileys
5mileys

or like this?

I'm having quite a hard time deciding

might roll back the save to before I reconquered the uyghurs and yunnan and qinghai

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

What did Paradox mean by this?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Karl der Große

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

conquer balkans + greece and colonize desu

askme
askme

Nothing quite like stealing a billion people from your enemy's homeworld

Also what the fuck is up with having to do 5 different recaptcha's to post

FastChef
FastChef

How else would I annexed chosowaka and ashigaka.

JunkTop
JunkTop

Heavenly kingdom
Actually heathen buddhists
wew lad

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Damnit, missclicked before the post counter ticked down.

For Montenegro: Your goal must be to annex every coastal province in the game.

Evilember
Evilember

I'm surprised Flanders and Utrecht survived that long.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

we collapse due to a pretender
mission to get legitimacy succeeds
its a shitty start though, fucking bosnia allied serbia and no one wants to support my independence
if nothing happens in 10-20 years im restarting this shit

SniperWish
SniperWish

douzou lad
Im gonna play uesugi and unite northern japan

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Truly, the merchants of Venice are Byzantium's greatest ally.

I just hope your attack on the Ottomans isn't motivated by Islamophobia.

JunkTop
JunkTop

douzo lad

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

What country, what political party, boys?

DeathDog
DeathDog

Tactical paratroopers:

1 paratrooper division
No support divisions

After you paradrop, chance their template to Armor

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

ps i'm basically brand new and really shit at the game so

likme
likme

Needs artillery

Needs artillery

Needs SP-artillery

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Luxemburg
Invade israel

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Meme suggestion

Unless I get a good one i'm probably playing as this 0 seats in parliament exreme right british party

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

HoI4
how to wage war on someone and not have britain chime in? its not even 50% tension yet

that gotta be the stupidest thing I've ever heard from this game
the divisions will literally have zero equipament and organization

just put some artillery in there would ya?

Emberfire
Emberfire

Syrian civil war map for hoi4 when?????????

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

GIVE ME A LINK TO MONKS AND MYSTICS THAT DOESNT REQUIRE ME TO MAKE AN ACCOUNT

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Here you go
store.steampowered.com/app/530780/

MPmaster
MPmaster

I just cheat

Techpill
Techpill

Okay, so the story is this.

In 1440 Korea was sending it's annual tribute to China, on the way, in Pyongyang, they were attacked by some dirt poor farmers, trying to get money to eat, the soldiers protecting the ambassador started attacking the farmers, resiliance like this went on for months before China sent a small contingent of soldiers to defend the tribute givers, the North Korean peasants then formed a real militia and fought with the Chinese, defeating them, taking them prisoner and securing their weapons, they then occupied the North with said weapons.

After this China attempted to send troops to put down the rebellion, but the Manch tribesmen in the North stopped them entering Manchuria, not wanting to agitate the tribes the Chinese went back to China and now receive their tribute from South Korea via boat.

I gave them developement traditions, so teching up will be easy as fuck and I can create a powerhouse.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Finally the world is free
Played vanilla, what mod should I hook up for an enhanced experience?

Playboyize
Playboyize

extreme right
No such thing as too right

Methnerd
Methnerd

Do give it a go. Keep in mind that Rome's capital starts at where you want to be, and is 50% citizens.

askme
askme

development cost
production efficiency
spy network
nice fucking meme
at least give them more fitting ideas

Bidwell
Bidwell

underrated

Spamalot
Spamalot

Is Ming based?

cum2soon
cum2soon

2nd time this run a general died, daiymo died to regency before

eGremlin
eGremlin

What do I do desu, gotta raise that popularity up, wanna get elected.
Already called up Nigel Farage and told him I plan on monitoring all non-protestants if I were prime minister

JunkTop
JunkTop

france exists
nice freedom

Snarelure
Snarelure

Argentinia, right wing
BRING IT BACK IN CONTROLL

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Makes more sense to go for this if I'm playing for ww2 borders

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

I haven't passed even one reform and these people are free to buy all the opium they want to keep themselves occupied

maybe they're mad about christianity

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

How rare is grob serbien?

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

This game is so shit it's beautiful

TechHater
TechHater

Believable world in 194 BC

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

How do you turn Rome into an OPM?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Political tendency: Communist religious
islamic gommunist galiphate :DDDD

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I got cucked.
Decide the faith of my unfaithful ex-wife, her lover and their son

hairygrape
hairygrape

Is the newby user that was gonna play Moscow here? I'm curious how it went.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Death by firing squad.

farquit
farquit

wew

TreeEater
TreeEater

don't worry, they are commie too

SniperWish
SniperWish

Free them both, you're a cuck now.

Methnerd
Methnerd

not internationalism
Either make every nation state indepedent or make none of them independent, don't mix and match.

Inmate
Inmate

is playing with no lucky historical nations in eu4 considered cheating

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

reach 1821
game doesn't end
weird shit beings to happen
Is this happening to anyone else? I haven't changed a single setting.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

AHAHAHAH

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

pirate their seas
home pirates
become tribuitary
still pirate them
make smuggle rings
That docklyard cannot come soon enough

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

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GoogleCat
GoogleCat

You don't, the implication is that due to civilization's effect on the soft popcap, local civilization spread and the population ratio of base roman and egyptian provinces (and greek and seleucid), any and all one province minors will be desperately behind in manpower, forcelimits, income AND technology by the time they become relevant in the slightest, if they don't get eaten by then.

happy_sad
happy_sad

ottomans and moors in europe
rate my europe
0/10

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Khorasani khorasan

Methnerd
Methnerd

Right, I misinterpreted "where you want to be" as a geographical location instead of a good pop balance.

girlDog
girlDog

How do I get more commanders? Most I have range from shit (4) to abysmal (2) martial skill, but even if I use whoever available I can't even fill my armies with commanders. I want to declare war on Carthage/Illyria soon but I want some monster commanders first.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

what now?