History VideoGame / VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun

15th Oct '17 12:13:46 PM StarSword
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Development on ''Victoria 2'' ceased in 2015 and Paradox has not conclusively stated whether there will be a ''Victoria III''. The majority of dev investment since then has gone to its sister titles ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'', ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'' (whose fourth installment released in 2017), and ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''.

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Development on ''Victoria 2'' ceased with patch 3.04 in 2015 January 2016 and Paradox has not conclusively stated whether there will be a ''Victoria III''. The majority of dev investment since then has gone to its sister titles ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'', ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'' (whose fourth installment released in 2017), and ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''.
15th Oct '17 12:12:58 PM StarSword
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Development on ''Victoria 2'' ceased in 2015 and Paradox has not conclusively stated whether there will be a ''Victoria III''. The majority of dev investment since then has gone to its sister titles ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'', ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'' (whose fourth installment released in 2017), and ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''.
13th Oct '17 6:35:34 PM StarSword
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* OldSaveBonus: You can import games from the ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' series. You can export them to ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron 2''. Considering ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' has an export feature to ''Europa Universalis II'', you could in theory pilot the same faction from 1066 all the way through 1964 via the four games, a true feat of Paradox fanboyism.

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You can import games from the ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' series. You can export them to ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron 2''. Considering ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' has an export feature to ''Europa Universalis II'', you could in theory pilot the same faction from 1066 all the way through 1964 via the four games, a true feat of Paradox fanboyism.


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** ''Vicky II'' is similarly the third step in a chain from ''Crusader Kings II'' to ''Europa Universalis IV'' to ''Hearts of Iron III'' or ''IV'' (either works).
16th Sep '17 1:39:12 PM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In regards to flags. Every single possible country has a flag for all types of governments (Kingdom, Communist, Fascist, and Republic), and many of them use imagery from lesser-known movements in the country. In a nod to a commonly-held misconception, the flag of the CSA is the historically accurate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Confederate_National_Flag_since_Mar_4_1865.svg "Blood-stained banner"]], but under fascism it's the naval jack that is often called the "Confederate flag".
** That said, they also made choices like having the British republican flag be identical to the monarchical one rather than using the flag most commonly in use by 19th century British republicans.[[labelnote:Note]]Though this might be because said flag is nearly identical to that of Hungary.[[/labelnote]]
1st Sep '17 4:07:09 PM nombretomado
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** As pointed out below, [[AllTheLittleGermanies Any German State]], from mighty Prussia to middle-power Bavaria to little Saxe-Coburg-Gotha can form Germany through multiple paths.

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** As pointed out below, [[AllTheLittleGermanies [[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies Any German State]], from mighty Prussia to middle-power Bavaria to little Saxe-Coburg-Gotha can form Germany through multiple paths.
13th Aug '17 10:04:29 AM ProfessorDetective
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** The Heart of Darkness expansion makes this more likely, as any area with sufficiently high nationalism will eventually create a crisis, which will allow a new nation to form without any war.

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** The Heart ''Heart of Darkness Darkness'' expansion makes this more likely, as any area with sufficiently high nationalism will eventually create a crisis, which will allow a new nation to form without any war.



** Heart of Darkness expansion for the second one makes it so that you can colonize it without machine guns, but you still either need an equivalent technology or to be late to the party.

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** Heart The ''Heart of Darkness Darkness'' expansion for the second one makes it so that you can colonize it without machine guns, but you still either need an equivalent technology or to be late to the party.



* PuppetState: Satellites (civilized) and Dominions (uncivilized), using the same mechanic as in most PI games. As of "Heart of Darkness", the AI tends to release these more often and become more efficient rather than remaining monolithic and bureaucratically choked.

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* PuppetState: Satellites (civilized) and Dominions (uncivilized), using the same mechanic as in most PI games. As of "Heart ''Heart of Darkness", Darkness'', the AI tends to release these more often and become more efficient rather than remaining monolithic and bureaucratically choked.



** The menu image for "A House Divided" is [[{{Creator/HarryHarrison}} an American fleet attacking London]].

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** The menu image for "A ''A House Divided" Divided'' is [[{{Creator/HarryHarrison}} an American fleet attacking London]].
13th Aug '17 9:24:33 AM ProfessorDetective
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The game was noticeably buggy at release, but some patches, the ExpansionPack (which changed totally the way the economy works) and some great work by modders has made the game far more stable.

As the game covers most of the [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] and [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] eras, but displays the entire globe it will naturally cover UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, TheWildWest and UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Since an important part of the game is European Imperialism, DarkestAfrica comes into play at times. Also covers the very end of JidaiGeki.

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The game was noticeably buggy at release, but some patches, the ExpansionPack (which radically changed totally the way the economy works) and some great work by modders has have made the game far more stable.

As the game covers most of the [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] and [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] eras, but displays the entire globe it will naturally cover UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, TheWildWest and UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Since an important part of the game is European Imperialism, DarkestAfrica comes into play at times. Also Also, covers the very end of JidaiGeki.



A sequel to the original game, titled ''Victoria 2'', was released on August 13th 2010, turning this Paradox title into a new series. Two major expansion packs have been released:
* On February 2nd 2012, an ExpansionPack called ''A House Divided'' was released. Ostensibly focused on UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, it added a 1861 start date and made the Confederacy less doomed. Additionally, many new mechanics were added, such as new ways to influence other nations and generate Casus Belli, a system of political movements and repression, new map modes and interface improvements, and [[FelonyMisdemeanor most importantly]], this expansion recolored Prussia from a sickly yellow to the proper Prussian blue.
* On April 16th 2013 a second ExpansionPack was released, titled ''Heart of Darkness''. It overhauled the colonization system, expanded naval combat, balanced the land combat, made twinges to the industry system, and added a more in-depth diplomacy system for Great Powers. Specifically, "crises" can now develop in high-tension areas (such as Greece demanding land from the Ottoman Empire), prompting all Great Powers to pick a side to support, or stand aside. These situations can escalate until one side backs down, or a Great War is triggered between both sides.

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A sequel to the original game, titled ''Victoria 2'', was released on August 13th 13th, 2010, turning this Paradox title into a new series. Two major expansion packs have been released:
* On February 2nd 2nd, 2012, an ExpansionPack called ''A House Divided'' was released. Ostensibly focused on UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, it added a 1861 start date and made the Confederacy less doomed. Additionally, many new mechanics were added, such as new ways to influence other nations and generate Casus Belli, a system of political movements and repression, new map modes and interface improvements, and [[FelonyMisdemeanor most importantly]], this expansion recolored Prussia from a sickly yellow to the proper Prussian blue.
* On April 16th 16th, 2013 a second ExpansionPack was released, titled ''Heart of Darkness''. It overhauled the colonization system, expanded naval combat, balanced the land combat, made twinges to the industry system, and added a more in-depth diplomacy system for Great Powers. Specifically, "crises" can now develop in high-tension areas (such as Greece demanding land from the Ottoman Empire), prompting all Great Powers to pick a side to support, or stand aside. These situations can escalate until one side backs down, or a Great War is triggered between both sides.



* ApatheticCitizens: Averted. It takes quite a bit for citizens to actually take arms against the government, but its usually about lots of little things (unemployment, political repression, nationalism) rather than one big thing that upsets them.

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* ApatheticCitizens: Averted. It takes quite a bit for citizens to actually take arms against the government, but its it's usually about lots of little things (unemployment, political repression, nationalism) rather than one big thing that upsets them.
25th Jul '17 5:39:09 AM Purpurrot
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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Each country has an associated colour (Britain: red, France: blue, Russia: green, Germany: grey), some of which carry over into other Paradox titles.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Each country has an associated colour (Britain: red, France: blue, Russia: green, Germany: grey), some of which carry over into other Paradox titles. At the start of the game these color borders are easily distinguishable, but as colonization goes on countries with similar colors can end up bordering each other.


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** Some major mods add even more resources, namely the Modern Era Mod.
13th Jun '17 10:06:54 PM nombretomado
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As the game covers most of the [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] and [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] eras, but displays the entire globe it will naturally cover UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, TheWildWest and WorldWarOne. Since an important part of the game is European Imperialism, DarkestAfrica comes into play at times. Also covers the very end of JidaiGeki.

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As the game covers most of the [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] and [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] eras, but displays the entire globe it will naturally cover UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, TheWildWest and WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Since an important part of the game is European Imperialism, DarkestAfrica comes into play at times. Also covers the very end of JidaiGeki.
21st May '17 11:33:11 AM nombretomado
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As the game covers most of the [[VictorianBritain Victorian]] and [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] eras, but displays the entire globe it will naturally cover UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, TheWildWest and WorldWarOne. Since an important part of the game is European Imperialism, DarkestAfrica comes into play at times. Also covers the very end of JidaiGeki.

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As the game covers most of the [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] and [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] eras, but displays the entire globe it will naturally cover UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, TheWildWest and WorldWarOne. Since an important part of the game is European Imperialism, DarkestAfrica comes into play at times. Also covers the very end of JidaiGeki.
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