• Paradox Interactive Thread: V2 The cartographers nightmare.
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[QUOTE=dorkson0;46765327]Got an issue here I did a wide bend around Africa and set up two colonial nations Now that I've got them on the border of my domestic cores, I don't know how to annex them. I looked online but the only info I can find is on how to annex normal countries with colonial subject nations. No info on how to annex your own colonial nations is available. Any ideas?[/QUOTE] my suggestion is to use thumbnails.
[QUOTE=Pigbear;46766386]colonial nations are a shitty thing[/QUOTE]Colonial nations are a good addition and I don't see how anyone could possibly dislike them, they make having massive colonial empires in the new world manageable, previously it was a huge headache to expand in both the Americas and anywhere else simultaneously, they're also far more realistic than the old model, very few if any of the major colonies in the Americas were directly controlled by their respective countries. [QUOTE=Zillamaster55;46766527]They completely ruin the point of colonizing, imo. I'd rather you be given a choice whether or not you get a colonial nation, because they're a major pain in the ass.[/QUOTE]Uhm, no they don't? You still get the paint the map, you still get loads of cash from them, and your land/naval force limits are still increased, a great example of this is the fact that I can play the Netherlands, stay small in size (owning only the Netherlands region) and easily go toe-to-toe with any European super power (IE France or Spain) thanks to my massive trade income (used for mercenaries and ships) via colonies and massive force limits thanks to colonies (again), I also don't have to worry about fighting in the Americas in these wars because my colonial nations have their own armies and navies.
[QUOTE=Bob_Namg;46767468]Every time I did America allied with them and bumfucked me[/QUOTE] If it's possible, make peace with Texas right off the bat and then immediately spend as much time as you can snuggling up to the US with increase relations or even an alliance. Option #2 is to ally with the UK, who usually starts off with plenty of troops in Canada. The American AI tends to prioritize going after Britain's colonies, so you can bumrush south, meet your wargoal, and hope to god that the US hasn't carpet-sieged Canada.
Colonial nations are fucking terrible when it comes to wars. When I was playing as Byz, my newfound colony in Florida declared war on some little native state (caddo I believe). Anyways the colony's capital was in Cuba, and the native force wiped out the colonial force in florida so I had to send some men to siege the province over there. Was successful, sent them back to Trarza but for some fucking odd reason my colony refused to set a peace deal with them, even when I transferred occupation. So my Floridian colony was stuck fighting a war with Caddo for about 100 years then I got tired and left I would prefer to have a choice whether or not to form a colonial nation or not tbh, and I just started a Pate game which is torture but it's also fun
[QUOTE=Lone Wolf807;46764462]How the hell are you meant to expand in EU4 when you're a minor in the HRE? I just wanna play as Baden but I get gangbanged by the Swiss and Austrians :([/QUOTE] Ally France or Poland-Lithuania (both ideally) Take territory Give the filthy Habsburgs the finger when they demand it back Rinse & repeat.
My only problem with colonial nations is that if you're a vassal to someone else and not strong enough to break free you are pretty much SOL as soon as your liege starts integrating you, even if you white peace out the colonial nation still goes free. Lost all of my Caribbean colonies when i was playing an ironman Cornwall game because of that. Although if the AI wasn't so terrible at naval invasions it would have turned out a whole lot differently. Thanks alot France and Spain, i killed all of England's ships and you two still couldn't land troops to save me, but England's ally Denmark could.
Why did they add Crimean Goths to EU4? Seriously? They're going to add a minority that has almost no records of their existence as a represented culture but not plenty of other larger cultures? I find it funny that they added them in EU4 around the time they're probably dying out, and not during Charlemagne where I could at least understand them still having a presence.
[QUOTE=Tureis;46779686]Why did they add Crimean Goths to EU4? Seriously? They're going to add a minority that has almost no records of their existence as a represented culture but not plenty of other larger cultures? I find it funny that they added them in EU4 around the time they're probably dying out, and not during Charlemagne where I could at least understand them still having a presence.[/QUOTE] Different teams, one who adds new content and one who doesn't.
I could name a bunch of larger unrepresented ethnic groups that should be represented in EU4 tbh. I (and I'm sure many other people as well) have never heard of a Crimean Goth until AOW.
Is supreme ruler: ultimate any good? It's a recent game and has favourable reviews on steam, but earlier installments in the ultimate ruler series are generally disliked on facepunch. From what I can see on steam it looks rather solid. The combat looks way simpler than let's say; hearts of iron, but the way units fight on the map like in an oldskool RTS has a certain charm to it from what I can see. One thing wich isn't clear is whether or not the game allows mega-campaigns between it's time periods. Edit: Apparently this is possible and allows for interesting scenarios like a German-Japanese cold war era.
I have finished a full game of EU4 [t]http://i.imgur.com/1ac7yNo.png[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/1ckWPsx.jpg[/t] but holy shit, india has alot of provinces to conquer [t]http://i.imgur.com/ydCY1V0.jpg[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/ux2qzuX.jpg[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/pIdhCvJ.jpg[/t] (Great wall of Irarabia) full album of random screenshots(during this game) here [url]http://imgur.com/a/61Xlq/all[/url]
Sup nerds, figured these things I got for Christmas are related. [t]https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10390468_395529450611331_2532797241830611118_n.jpg?oh=a44c0b835959682037fef88b64ef45eb&oe=54FBAD74[/t] [t]https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/l/t1.0-9/10389422_395529320611344_4751694510025951777_n.jpg?oh=97ecfdb62df6876a4a57630126cb261c&oe=5504B9FB[/t] Hope y'all are jealous. Merry Christmas!
[QUOTE=Valiantttt;46791535]I have finished a full game of EU4 [t]http://i.imgur.com/1ac7yNo.png[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/1ckWPsx.jpg[/t] but holy shit, india has alot of provinces to conquer (Great wall of Irarabia) full album of random screenshots(during this game) here [url]http://imgur.com/a/61Xlq/all[/url][/QUOTE] Why the fuck didn't you form Persia/Moghals? Tabarestan has the shitty generic NI's
[QUOTE=RockmanYoshi;46793380]Why the fuck didn't you form Persia/Moghals? Tabarestan has the shitty generic NI's[/QUOTE] I like playing these OPM, I care less about how powerful NI's are, the color/name is more important to me.
So I got Supreme Ruler: Ultimate and so far the gameplay is very enjoyable. It's a bit like a combination of grand-strategy political elements and traditional RTS combat. It has a game-breaking flaw tough. The game moves at a snail pace. An ingame day takes about 3 seconds at max speed, wich is way to long considering the cold war campaign spans about 50 years. According to the devs an ingame day of about 4 seconds is normal on a decent gaming rig. This means one ingame year takes about 20 real life minutes. This is way to long to keep the gameplay interesting ( Especially when you're playing an country in peacetime . )
[QUOTE=CapLaPorte;46791754]Sup nerds, figured these things I got for Christmas are related. [t]https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10390468_395529450611331_2532797241830611118_n.jpg?oh=a44c0b835959682037fef88b64ef45eb&oe=54FBAD74[/t] [t]https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/l/t1.0-9/10389422_395529320611344_4751694510025951777_n.jpg?oh=97ecfdb62df6876a4a57630126cb261c&oe=5504B9FB[/t] Hope y'all are jealous. Merry Christmas![/QUOTE] I am Even though I got 3 games gifted from a friend in germany, I'd rather get this.
[QUOTE=cheezey;46794442]So I got Supreme Ruler: Ultimate and so far the gameplay is very enjoyable. It's a bit like a combination of grand-strategy political elements and traditional RTS combat. It has a game-breaking flaw tough. The game moves at a snail pace. An ingame day takes about 3 seconds at max speed, wich is way to long considering the cold war campaign spans about 50 years. According to the devs an ingame day of about 4 seconds is normal on a decent gaming rig. This means one ingame year takes about 20 real life minutes. This is way to long to keep the gameplay interesting ( Especially when you're playing an country in peacetime . )[/QUOTE] This is my only real complaint as well. For a game with such a massive timeline and so much interesting technology to deploy, the time dilation (or lack of it?) means that you'll never really significantly change the technologies you're fighting with as you progress. If this is ever fixed, allowing for realistic 1936-2070+ campaigns, the game will really hit a new level.
decided to try out a colonial nation, I played morroco up to 1485, first to colonize/reach Brazil and I continue playing as the colonial nation. Sadly, Morroco lost 3 provinces already but the Casttile+Portugal doom alliance is too much. [t]http://i.imgur.com/pFN47A8.jpg[/t]
Africans colonizing is a really cool alt-history thing, wonder how it would have progressed into the later colonial era.
[QUOTE=Lone Wolf807;46798921]Africans colonizing is a really cool alt-history thing, wonder how it would have progressed into the later colonial era.[/QUOTE] My fav alt-history is simply northern African kingdoms (Morocco, Tripoli, Tunis) expanding southward through the Sahara and becoming mega-states.
[QUOTE=Valiantttt;46793494]I like playing these OPM, I care less about how powerful NI's are, the color/name is more important to me.[/QUOTE] uhm ok [Sp]Build me a box castle :^)[/sp]
Guys. Something amazing happened in my observe game. [IMG]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/27351993157671936/1B2E65E7CC457B2072C434279302E3779CAC8091/[/IMG] Scandinavia formed, Great Britain Formed, Italy Formed, Germany Formed, Commonwealth Formed, Russia formed. Not Spain though. Fuck Spain.
my Current hands off Extended Timeline game RIP Rome, and Hello Spain a thousands years early. [t]http://puu.sh/dMwCD/cb3b0d05e7.jpg[/t] [editline]28th December 2014[/editline] Arian is also spreading like wildfire [t]http://puu.sh/dMwFy/90ca836f30.jpg[/t]
Playing Extended Timeline as Rome, and trying to prevent that :v: Basically, bumrush converting provinces from Chalcedonist to Hellenic as quickly as you can using the Missionary policy.
[QUOTE=Keyblockor1;46809363]Guys. Something amazing happened in my observe game. [IMG]http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/27351993157671936/1B2E65E7CC457B2072C434279302E3779CAC8091/[/IMG] Scandinavia formed, Great Britain Formed, Italy Formed, Germany Formed, Commonwealth Formed, Russia formed. Not Spain though. Fuck Spain.[/QUOTE] Have you got a mod for the map? I've always hated the default look of EUIV's map, and it's one of my major excuses for not putting any real effort into learning how to play it.
[QUOTE=Sgt-NiallR;46812775]Have you got a mod for the map? I've always hated the default look of EUIV's map, and it's one of my major excuses for not putting any real effort into learning how to play it.[/QUOTE]Might be [url=http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=317529391]this[/url] but's hard to tell
Booyah! [img]http://i.gyazo.com/fdaac7fbbf581e8d7828cd2d97162134.png[/img] [editline]30th December 2014[/editline] World War 4 just started, and ended after a year without a message Is there a way to see who won? Because I just kept occupying and didn't really pay attention to which side was leading
[QUOTE=Zovox;46822423]Booyah! [img]http://i.gyazo.com/fdaac7fbbf581e8d7828cd2d97162134.png[/img] [editline]30th December 2014[/editline] World War 4 just started, and ended after a year without a message Is there a way to see who won? Because I just kept occupying and didn't really pay attention to which side was leading[/QUOTE] Mod? :v:
[QUOTE=Zillamaster55;46825527]Mod? :v:[/QUOTE] It's called Victoria Ultimate
[QUOTE=kamikaze470;46813022]Might be [url=http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=317529391]this[/url] but's hard to tell[/QUOTE] You're right, but it seems he's also using the thicker borders mod (sans recolored water/transparency)
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