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How fares your empire, /gsg/?
This day in history, November 6th:
1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1928 – Arnold Rothstein, the head of the Jewish mob in New York, was shot and mortally wounded on November 4, and died on November 6. He was assassinated by George "Hump" McManus, for failing to pay a large gambling debt.
1941 – World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his 27-year rule. He falsely states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.
HOI4 - DD 32
EU4 DD 05/11
>Random Country Picker
>> READ THIS FIRST.
>>[EU4] - BDSM
>>[CK2 - 2.4.3] - After The End
>>[V2] - Liangmod V0.1
>>[V2] - Historical Project Mod 0.3.1.7 - 20/08/2015
>>[V2] - Napoleon's Legacy v0.3.1.4
>>[V2] Alternative Flag Pack V6
>>[V2]Mish Mash Map Mod
>>[HoI3] YAMDaM v0.54
Old thread >>121355009
Byzantium shall rise again.
Help me lads, I'm beginning to feel some semblance of hype.
That parts of it are actually good:
If the game is utter shite like EU4 there's no reason to play it. But say if the production, intelligence and diplomacy are actually good (and it kinda looks like it) you'll end up with a game that is in pats better than HoI3 and in parts worse. This would mean that whatever game you play you'll always miss something.
A bit like it is with Vic2 where the diplomacy and military are so much worse compared to HoI3 and EU4 respectivly but everything else is so much better.
That certainly seems to be Wiz's favored design principle, at least. I swear that goddamn EUIV appears to improve DESPITE the man, not because of him.
I bet that atrocious implementation of Revanchism was his idea.
Vicky has a worse military system than EUIV? I was under the impression that it used a system similar to HOIIII, and thus was more detailed than the one Europa Universalis uses?
No, Vicky2 war system is very similar to EU4, more abstracted than HoI3.
HoI3 is the superior war system. Just needs better supply system. Instead, Paradox decided to abstract HoI3 and reduce the number of provinces to make it act more like HoI2/Eu3?Vicky2
When is the earliest and latest war plan red could have been initiated?
And the "anit imperialism" and "strike at the empire" have a hammer and sickle, so I believe this is only optional for a communist US.
>posting the worst tsar
at this point I'd rather take commies.
Well, ok, not really - but still, this guy ruined the empire all by himself.
Did you use the Installer and have a pirated version?
Don't do that, use the zip: http://www.moddb.com/mods/elder-kings/downloads/elder-kings-016-general-release-zip
Its the same issue that HIP has when you try and install CPR with a pirated game, you need to edit the main.py to get it to work. Elder Kings has a similar issue. If you know Python I can walk you through the steps to get the Elder Kings installer working with your CK2 install, but its really a lot less hassle to use the zip and just put the files in the correct place.
Will Oman not release Zanzibar in HPM if I've annexed Omani Kenya?
2020 a new company will arise to make turn based 'history' games that are twice as casual as paradox titles, taking away a large amount of the markest share and forcing paradox to further casualise their games.
High test master race I guess
>more than a century of helping each other
>no territorial claims on either side
>rival because ???????
And you have all the portrait DLC, and they are all correctly activated?
Which crack are you using, 3DM, REVOLT or SKIDROW? I find I have less issues with the REVOLT crack.
Did you use RezMar's 2.45 updater?
there wasn't any new monarch
that was just after peacing out commonwealth
I took crimea, so it does make sense that russia would flip to hating my guts
but fucking spain was +200, friendly just before peacing out
then they removed portugal as a rival, had a free rival slot
who would they choose other than their best fucking ally????????
Why were all late 19th and 20th century kings/tsars/emperors/whateverthefucktheywanttobecalled all so shit?
God, to be Polish is to be broke apparently at least from TOG start. Raising my levies to raid puts me in a deficit, and these broke ass fucks next door to me all have no fucking money anyway, even if I cart of their wives and kids, and try and sell them back they cant afford to pay me.
All my domain is covered in smugglers rings, robbers bands and thieves guilds. Is there anything I can do to remedy this situation? Old Arapd to my south fucking hates me because I raped his wife, so I need to be able to defeat his doomstacks. Cant exactly raid him because then he attacks me.
>Export empire tier Republic of the Fylkirate
>Apparently it has Muslim tech and Anatolian idea group.
Is this a joke about muslims and swedens by devs?
Fuck no, Stoyas been dating James Deen for years now.
The lucky bastard...
you mean a pope that saved Europe from the Mohammedan thread
as far as European nations go, I haven't touched italy and only fucked with england and provence, i.e. only one catholic target
the pope's interest is to spread the true faith, nothing else
also, here's what I got Castle ot of
>Granada actually getting land from Castille
What ck2 country should I play as if I want to roleplay lotr and particularly Aragorn and Arwen?
>play horse lords for the first time
>win every battle with OP as shit horse archers
>see other steppe hordes conquer central and western europe
>they convert France and the HRE mostly to Tengri
Get to opening that wallet then, goy.
I have 9€ on my bank account and 5€ on my desktop
So, I've been playing EU4 and CK2 a lot and realized that the former is really shit and the latter got boring.
How do I play EU3? Is it the same idea as 4?
Most of the gameplay you get from EU4 will apply I think, a few things to bear in mind is that you can and should spam relationships with everyone, your monthly income is THE most important thing and it isn't at all like income in EU4, always be at +3 stability, the god tier sliders are free trade, centralization and free subjects in that order and the only must have idea is military drill.
>portugal inherited england
Well this campaign is over, I can only hold back my gag reflex for so long.
>Based Mongols remove Khazaria and convert to Orthodoxy
Something finally went right for once
>allied with germany, 200 relations
>save, quit game, go to sleep
>come back to the game later, load save
>germany is only at 15 relations
How do you get gold as a pagan in ck2?
Getting like 0.5 gold and I need hundreds to fix religion, feudalize, create kingdom etc. And I can't really raid anything of worth since I'm playing as a Finn
Did HPM ever fix that problem which meant Austria (AH) & Germany had an invisible CB on each other, meaning they couldn't ever ally?
>vicky's pops and rgos/artisan based industry
>EU's exploration, colonization and trade flow
>CKs in depth dynamic interaction
>this game will never exist
>you will never watch your population swell and economy rise and Huguenots flee to your country
>you will never depopulate Poland
>you will never send settlers to North America and watch them slowly grow into a nation of their own
Pagan is the easiest shit in the world. I bet you can hire mercs and raid with them for a profit. If you are at war you can (or could) double siege if you had one army set to raid and the other normal. And if you want land you just take it.
Also this captcha
>wanted to have a comfy evening play of EU4
>eu4_server works normally
>eu4 just does not launch with nothing happening, just appears in task manager and disappears few seconds later
and Nigeria has nearly 3 times that, while the rest of what he has is comparatively empty.
>tfw feel bed when going to war because I know that innocents are dying by the thousands/millions
>tfw just wish I could make the world of ck2/vicky2 live in peace
>tfw can wreck shit in CK, EU and Vicky
>can't play HOI for shit
Military is overrated
Two more wars and Poland will be great again
You know what I mean lad
Is there anything I can do about this? My only soldier pop in Warsaw is Ashkenazi, and it seems like my Poles are converting to Jews when they promote to soldiers.
Why would you stop something so great?
Only one more war and then I can switch
>currently have all the spherelings necessary to form yugoslavia
>if I form it then they'll get dalmatia because I don't have cores on it yet
>in order to get cores on it I have to be a fascist dictatorship/absolute monarchy
>if I capitulate to rebels to get the right government then i'll lose my spherelings all all the other gps will sphere them
>Basically own it
>Changeowner entire China to my glorious Greater British Empire
I made a poll since there are so many suggestions
>Making money is piss easy
>bloated RGOs that barely work
>faster infamy drop for blobbing
yeah, it's a masterpiece :^)
What is the lowest percentage I can set my naval stockpile spending to in Victoria 2 without having my ships decay while within supply range?
Ok, /gsg/. Lets right a letter to the Sultan one word at a time and then post it on the Ottoman court.
Benislaw is a great name desu
WARHAMMER TIME LADS
Where to, lads?
a) the ugly borders are mostly due to strategoi doing holy wars and shit
b) I'm afraid of kebab caliphate, don't know how I'm gonna deal with them
It just becomes a retarded mess of huge blobs.
I started as picts, and never fought anyone but whatever was on the isles and in france.
Excellent. I thought that crusade was going to be much harder than it actually was. Now it is time to remove Islam.
Should I eventually release England and Scotland to sons if I have them so that I can just focus on the Holy Land?
>Realism in paradox games
They wouldn't exist if I didn't war Grossespania for shitaly
And then there was an OPM western roman empire in Nice, but they were my vassal and I was hungry for them Nice memes
I got bored of eternal stalemate and quit that playthrough, straight from 51AD to 951AD
POLAND IS GREAT AGAIN LADS
My current goal has been completed
Will provide world map soon
B-but i arrived 1st! That means the free market works!
Wew lads we're getting worse and worse at this
>doing EU III observer run
>large M I N G appears
Ok. Do I have to have it as my primary title to vassalize them? Or do I just have to own the title?
The Abbasids declared a holy war on me which shouldn't be a problem. A jihad was declared for Egypt so that should occupy the rest of the Muslim world until I can put things in order.
Anyone know why Gothic Invasion isn't firing? I own all germanic culture provs
Give me a new character and goal /gsg/
Here's the poll
desu its better than no Poland at all
I would go for 2nd republic borders but that wasn't the goal
I want to force a union on France, though none of my allies want to join because "-1000, Does not want France in PU with England", so if I declare war for another reason and get my allies in, can I still declare a PU in the peace treaty?
If Scandinavian cultures gets counted as Germanic in EUIV, then you're missing the Shetlands, Orkney, and Iceland. How did you do it btw? Been wanting to try that cheevo myself.
If you're still here, HPM, I have a bug for you my nigga:
I was playing as
Germany, formed grossgermaniumsand the non-German Austrian states were released as independent entities on formation as usual. Well, a couple years later the Berlin conference on the Ottomans goes down, and they release Romania from being a puppet in the settlement. I have Transylvania sphered from when they released from Austria, and when I decide to sphere Romania too, the very next day they simply absorb Transylvania.
Now I think this would be cool for the sphere leader to do; in fact, that was my intention, to sphere Romania and then changeowner all Transylvanian provinces to them, then puppet Romania. But there's no way that Romania should be able to just absorb Transylvania because it's in the same sphere as it.
Allied treb and carcassia early on, wrecked the crimeans and took crimea and vassalized. Got lucky and took genoa's provs in the area, vassalized carcassia, etc etc.
They aren't german though
The games been refusing to gib achievements for some reason, should figured this would have happened after nothing for my milan > italy > to HRE run
>look at America
Jesus fucking christ. This is some of the worst borders I've ever seen, not to mention the American AI going full retard. What the fuck.
Nah, Just lots of random shutdowns so my saves just may be fucked
>That sense of dread that comes once you realize the Oregon Treaty is never going to happen
Yeah, some dutch colonies out in bumfuck Africa, but that's retarded if they actually count towards it.
Nope, could just be an issue with this computer, but I just don't really feel like devoting the time to this again
I think I'll stop playing this match. Maybe give the pope another try where there isn't a French-Spanish-Austrian-Commonwelthian alliance.
What do you think would make eu4 a better game besides getting rid of mana?
aand I forgot screen
also what should I play as next in europe besides the pope?
So how do I not instantly lose as FRCA in the newest HPM? Am bad at Victoria, apparently. Always just lose Nicaragua and then Costa Rica tells me to fuck off because lol no land border.
I have Austria puppetted; in HPM, is there still the event to annex them if they're in your sphere? Will that event work for Czechoslovakia too?
the Ottomans compromising with the Egyptians really did fuck everything up
Yeah, I plan on releasing non-German states if I can annex Austria
it does, lad. I just have too much infamy and I can't deal with coalitions after the two Great Wars that happened in the last decade. I want Bohemia too to complete the borders desu.
>Reform Norse faith and convert every county and character before varangian guard organises
>Its leader Old Norse anyway
>My sons still want to serve under crazy heretic
Poll is over
Groß Poloniums has won
Trying to fight off Muslim jihadists and vikings at the same time is starting to get bothersome
You know you want to liberate that Poland lad, the Russians are not taking good care of it. The Poles would be much better off under the benevolent German rule.
It just looks shitty.
I agree with you entirely senpai. Problem is one of economy and infamy.
I've been gradually building up the military over the past couple decades, and this decade it's spiked with all-out production of units and research of all military techs (focused on commerce, economy, and ironclad-level navy techs after the anschluss). The recent huge buildup has increased both the number of troops that need to be supplied and the supply cost of each brigade, which has been fucking my finances. And it's only accelerated with the naval building program which started in '73.
Germaniums needs colonies to supply the center with goods, and that means I need an infamy buffer. Once I land me some of that African coast, my plan is to switch back to Europe.
I have to do two things to Russia: free Poland
so I can puppet itand deal with the disgusting shit that is pic related.
gj hpm, 1st time to try your mod and you really left me some impression. also gege for doubling westernization costs, getting my 1st tech while UK and France are already colonizing africa sure is fun
I'll be puppeting Greece once my infamy goes down.
And that's the USA in Morocco.
So i'm gonna be meeting up with the Paradox employees in a week or so, probably gonna small talk a bit about the games.
Anyone got any interesting conversation topics i should bring up with them? All i got going so far is that i'm an oldfag since the first Europa Universalis.
Go for this, do not listen to memesters like >>121499494
I might, it depends on if I get caught when I'm fabricating the free country CB for Persia, but I doubt I will. I like having a bunch of vassals buffer me to the east, it helps keep military costs down. I don't have to garrison that whole front.
But why? You're playing as großgermaniums, you can literally field 2,1 million troops after mobilizing. Man the fuck up and go groß.
Wouldn't that be a perfect chance to kill him in self defence?
Also, does anyone know what the fuck is up with A-H? Their entire country has been stuck building railroads and soldiers for decades and yet they've never completed any. I'd assume they can't get materials somehow but not being able to get any materials for nearly 30 years is insane.
My navy is shit right now so I need to wait to build that up first.Albion will just take my colonies otherwise. Also, I'm worried that if I go over the infamy limit I'll just get rushed by Germany, France, and Russia all at once since I share a border with all 3.
Mostly though I'm just a pussy who's never gone over the infamy limit before.
>trying to play transamur in kr
>get lucky and russian civil war happens
>soviet russia immediately gives up
>russia forms soviet russia
>civil war starts
>russia avoids civil war
But anon, I'm not a bitch nigga. I'm gross, but that doesn't mean I need to get personally blobby. I don't want a bunch of shit land that doesn't have germans in it (and probably has shit lit. aside). I'd much rather dominate core territories and colonies and leave nearby civilized lands in the hands of puppet governments.
Alright lads, gonna post the biggest meme game rn.
Lithuania -> Catholic Russia, Catholic Ottoman Vassal, Catholic Bulgaria Vassal and Two Meme States
I seriously hate this game
But you exactly are a bitch ass nigga, you're scared of a little containment war as the großest of the groß. You really can't do anything in Vicky 2 without going over the infamy limit.
I absolutely can, especially since I have Bismark right now. -0.05 extra infamy reduction per month.
I'm not scared of a containment war, though. If I really wanted to push for enough things to go over the infamy limit I would, and I probably will lategame when the dismantlement CB comes up. I usually don't go over the infamy limit, though, as part of a challenge. If I went hard all the time the game would be too easy, so I try to play within the limit to avoid neutering all the other nations.
How the FUCK do you stop the caliphate in CK2?
Barely 1000 and they already ate all of Egypt, Ethiopia, the Byzantine Empire and they're almost reaching the NW coast of Africa!
Every since new caliph gets +30 approval from duke and king level vassals somehow
No it's Portuguese. As you can see Great Britain got keked pretty good (Their capital is in Baja California), and Castile =/= Spain, so they were pretty weak, so Portugal went even more crazy w/ colonies.
>not being able to get any materials for nearly 30 years is insane.
The AI is awful at the trade window which is why you should always use manual trade for things that matter. Railroads is a bit odd though, as the railroad materials are never in short supply.
didn't you know?
GOOOOOOD WIIIIIILS IIIIIIIt
Become friends with Wiz or other influencial Paradoxian. With enough luck you could slowly gather enough trust to make them talk about their future plans for games/expansions/patches/t-shirts with Wiz's forum quotes. We don't need to make an impact on Paradox, the link is enough for now.
>tfw you assassinate so many hre emperors in a row that an orthodox byzantine gr**k inherits with his capital in the balkans
>convert to liege's culture and castrate all prisoners
>2 weeks after ck2 release
>a couple of talended mods release a playable muslims mod that included flavor events, different ui and portraits, special troops and polygamy
>paradox deletes their forum entries because they want to make out of it
no regret for pirating literally everything
I think just like EU4, HoI4 will have some nice features and the DLCs will add a few actually good features, but the whole game will inevitably be held back by shitty design decisions with the basic game mechanics, like EU4 and mana
what the fuck somebody explain this to me
this makes or breaks my game
>Trench Nightmare: A WW1 scenario
>1897: War on Korea
Except all of these was free content that we already got in HoI2 through patches and mods. I can guarantee that if they want to release such a DLC, they will do what this Anon said >>121507821
I'm about to do a scandinavian game in EU3, should I start as
Denmark and focus on culture and diplomacy
Norway and focus on trade and exploration
or Sweden and just fuck everybody's shit up
Fucking idiots tried to use the Brits to force us to give Acre away despite our 200 relations, this is just unforgiveable. What should I do to them, /gsg/?
I want to form Germany as Austria in the HPM. Is there any reason I shouldn't create the South German Confederation (not including myself) before forming Germany?
Hitler didn't want to take anyones home, nsdap believed in natural law, private property, free enterprise etc..
Name my daughter /gsg/
I don't even know what happened
>Get invited to a plot to kill heretic liege
>jon because why not, nothing ever happens unless you're the mastermind
>someone spills the beans
>liege kills me
>people continue to burn straw versions of me400 years later
>mfw guy fawkes
>tfw the krauts managed to invent gas attacks before you even though you've had the unlock tech researched since it became available
what do I do lads
The "Conservative" Party aren't very conservative anymore lad.
You mean excluding the homes of the countless dissidents and so-called "undesirables" he murdered, both within Germany and abroad?
But I don't want this beautiful beast to die.
It was a joint force, you're all autismal fucks but I get what the first guy was getting at
Then give up to their demands, focus only on your military for the next 5 years and try to get a powerful ally like le eternal anglo or Japan to bring you some random brigades when all seems lost.
>no fourth shore
What the fuck is "The empire"? UK? Why the fuck did they write all names properly and then come out with The Empire?
>Pearl Harbor gambit
Where the fuck is the gambit and why would you know about it before even knowing it would happen