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Europa Universalis IV

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Tigranes

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YES.

The new Event System sounds good, insofar as two sentences can sound good - EUIV will likely set the tone for all Paradox games in the next few years with regards to historical determinism and this seems like a more sophisticated solution than the current generation.

Pity the movie tells you nothing, except that just like every other title, they're using a barely reskinned map of the most recent game during development. (That is, CK2.)
 

TripJack

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:bounce: can't wait

the platinum complete collection developer's cut should be out sometime in 2015
 

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I'd be even more interested in HoI4 with upgraded AI, even deeper mechanics than HoI3 and without the silly neutrality system restricting warfare outside of WW2.

But we'll see. Maybe this one will be playable at release and not end featuring less than EU3 Chronicles.
 

Luzur

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Dangit.
 

PorkaMorka

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Let's hope that this time around it doesn't take two expansions to bring the sequel up to the level of the previous game.
 

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I'd be even more interested in HoI4 with upgraded AI, even deeper mechanics than HoI3 and without the silly neutrality system restricting warfare outside of WW2.

But we'll see. Maybe this one will be playable at release and not end featuring less than EU3 Chronicles.
You can easily mod neutrality or just turn that fucking thing off with a cheat though. I know I do when it starts pissing me off.
 

JarlFrank

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And just recently I was thinking "with all the incline of recent Paradox titles - especially Vicky 2 and CK2 - it would be cool to see what they'd do with an EU4".

And, bingo, they're making it!
 

Raapys

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As good as EU3 has gotten these last years, I have a hard time seeing EU4 able to compete with anything less than 2-3 expansions. But yeah, welcome news.
 

Erzherzog

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Still play EU3 rather frequently. If it's any good I feel like they'll make boatloads. How many fans did all those expansions bring in? Do we have sales figures of their games? I feel they'd be very telling.
 

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Any Combat additions?

I hope so. It would be interesting for them to give a try at a simplified HOI esque combat(IE: battle starts as soon as troops start moving towards a province rather than once they arrive) with sieges and...

A "synchronize arrival" button and bonuses for attacking from multiple adjacent provinces would already improve combat a lot in EU3. Having to manually sync arrival from multiple provinces and no bonus from such spreaded offensive other than less attrition sucks.
 

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Fucking Paradox! I am working on the ultimate EU3 mod and they want to release EU4! Oh well, the release date is Q3/2013 and quite frankly Paradox has disappointed me with what they did to EU3 after In Nomine. So I will continue playing / modding EU3:IN. Unless they somehow remove the retarded shit they introduced in later versions of EU3 from EU4 (i.e. trade leagues, dynasty system, CB inflation, ..)
 

Erzherzog

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Greatly expanded casus belli system, improving the HRE and Papal States, and a wealth of smaller, convenient or flavorful additions. (Being able to set armies to hunt rebels, province histories, etc.)
 

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Any Combat additions?

In the interview they said its not currently on their agenda. I also remember reading them saying that move = combat isnt really a good idea in this time frame. Therefore I think that is safe to assume it wont be in. Frontage however may make its appearance in EU4 together with many more unit types, perhaps something similar to CK2.
 

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Fucking Paradox! I am working on the ultimate EU3 mod and they want to release EU4! Oh well, the release date is Q3/2013 and quite frankly Paradox has disappointed me with what they did to EU3 after In Nomine. So I will continue playing / modding EU3:IN. Unless they somehow remove the retarded shit they introduced in later versions of EU3 from EU4 (i.e. trade leagues, dynasty system, CB inflation, ..)

I wouldn't worry copx, I think it's pretty unlikely they will take EU4 in the direction of MM, especially in terms of challenge.
 

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