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Grand Strategy Imperator: Rome - the new grand strategy from Paradox

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, May 19, 2018.

  1. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Tying AE to mana, what could possibly go wrong. :roll:
     
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  2. coldcrow Prophet Patron

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    I am going to gift all my paradox games away. It is beyond retarded to show an abstract thing as "aggressive expansion" as a discrete number to the player and even give him/her ways to manipulate it numerically. I am at a fucking loss for words.

    PS: I realize that this is just the icing on the cake. It started a long time ago.
    PS2: I know that this is somewhat hypocritical, as Civ4 started it with culture. I have to think about this.
     
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  3. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Paradox is maybe the most lazy and creatively bankrupted developer i know of. I do believe that they could be saved by injecting a creative person in some high position,but i doubt it will happen. They do need a writer by nature to fix their shit,not coders and boring math people.

    The whole AE is a retarded notion that never existed in real life. They should have just focused on making a empire collapse mechanics instead of AE. I am yet to see an empire that crumbles in their game,in early EU4 it was possible for an AI to die,but not in the present.
     
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  4. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    AE is only to stop people from conquering the whole map in 50 years.
     
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  5. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    That is an excuse and lazy game design.
     
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  6. coldcrow Prophet Patron

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    Not the point. It is a useful variable for the AI to track internally; showing it to the player is stupid.
     
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  7. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Don't forget:
    Muh MP balance!
     
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  8. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I have always hated it when you could see exactly what AE you have, and even worse, use mana points or something to control it. I know Pdox love their spreadsheets, but it should always be communicated in vaguer terms and addressed through indirect actions. A reasonable option was when you would check other nations in EU4 and they had a specific stance towards you (Threatened, Rival, etc), and that gave you a rough heuristic for their attitudes that was specific to their relative position to you. And you could change it, but only by gifting stuff, or modifying the geopolitical realities, etc., which is fairly realistic (at least within the Pdox gameworld).

    And yes, I wish empire collapse & internal strife got far more focus especially in this era. Hope abounds that this might still happen somewhat, but a rival emperor coming in with a proper megastack and increasingly having provinces defect to him is a lot more interesting than some Ancient World Barbarian Coalition objecting to your Spanish campaigns.
     
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  9. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    If they were to go with the rebel stack approach it would end like Vicky 2 or CK2 - Random-ass doomstacks out of nowhere aren't much fun either.
    HIP has tried to solve this with its own specific Empire Coherence modifier that stacks negative effects over time if you keep losing wars or having bad rulers but even then its easy for the player to control those factors. Decadence for Muslims also never worked properly.
     
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  10. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    For the time, armies and Legions revolting would make the most sense.

    One thing I feel lacking is the lack of a system to handle governors.
     
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  11. Alexios Savant Patron

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    These dev diaries are useless. They could have released a single dev diary with a picture of the map and said "Everything from EU4 will be ported to this game" and left it that that.
     
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  12. Nahel Arcane

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    I don't think we can expect any innovation from Paradox anymore. At best some tweaking of mechanisms but nothing interesting.
     
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  13. AwesomeButton Personally falsified the US election results Patron

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    The diplomatic stance could have been a good idea, both gameplay-wise and from a realism perspective. But then theese goofballs made it just into another country modifier, instead of allowing the player to set it for every country he wants (at some sort of cost).
     
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  15. Life of the Party Arcane

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  16. Nahel Arcane

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    Still the same shit. Having to control the fort to ask a province is retarded and is actually a major problem in Eu4. Still no possibility of a 2 sides negotiation...
    Basically its eu4 with a little bit of Ck2.
    And mercenaries beginning at 0 morale lol.
    Why the fuck did they think mercenaries were hired ? Maybe because they were ready to fight at any time ?
     
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  17. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    They have to file all the paperwork and get visas, man
     
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  18. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    The game looks like boring EU4. It seems that they managed to take the worst ideas of EU4 and CK2 and combine them in this game. I don't feel any interest toward this game at all. Anyone else?
     
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    I want to give this a try solely because it takes place in my favorite time period.
     
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  20. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Creating Rome in EU4 is basicaly what plenty of people wanted to do, so no wonder they are doing this.
     
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  21. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Meh it lacks any flavour and any of the EU4 complexity added throughout the years.
     
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  23. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    One small improvement I like is that the map is no longer 2d flat, but when you pan around, it resembles a globe
     
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  24. Destroid Arcane

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    What about the feel of being Caesar looking at a map on a table?
     
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  25. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    what
     
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