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Let's Play EU3!
Introduction and Poll
Japaaaaaaaaan! I've never actually managed to unite that damn place, it'd be nice to see someone pull it off. Since Divine Wind made it harder to play Japan (no more roflstomping Korea right at the start) I want to see you try that kind of challenge!
Five_X
Well, that's one vote. If I play Japan I'll probably play clan Taira.
BlackHumor
Aztec, because awesome architecture.
75.164.103.57
A native tribe. Wait until the Europeans arrive, modernize, and make yourself a Great Power.

And please, World Conquests are boring.
Kinkajou
So, looking like Aztec, unless we get two more votes for Japan. Or three votes for something else.

But as a bone to Five_X, if I play Aztec, one of my goals is going to be to take over Japan.
BlackHumor
Heh, cool. My goal as Hindustan (pretty much the only faction I play as a lot) tends to be a sort of "reverse colonization" where I basically do what they European powers did to Africa/Asia/North America, except to Europe. It's fun to make odd, ahistorical goals like that.
Five_X
One of the best parts in PrawnStar's famous Iroquois AAR is when he tried to colonize Europe.

Then it turns into a WC and gets boring.
BlackHumor
So, looking like it's gonna be the Aztecs.

Anybody wanna vote for someone else, or do the Aztecs have it?
BlackHumor
Aztec it is then.
BlackHumor
Episode 1-1: Baby's First War!
I would say congrats but I know that the first Europeans are bound to float in soon enough :P
JosefBugman
Well, thank you anyway. They haven't appeared by 1450, so at least it's taking them a good amount of time.
BlackHumor
Ooh, forgot to post this:

In my first game, with the Iroquois, I managed to beat Milan in a war. Without even knowing about the "seize colony" button.

Of course, Milan didn't have any borders with me before the war, but still, it's not a bad accomplishment.
BlackHumor
Wait, were you in Europe at the time? Or did Milan just sail over and colonize?
Five_X
Milan sailed over and took my colony.
BlackHumor
Wow. That's pretty impressive; I can barely manage to play Native American factions, let alone fend off colonizing Europeans.
Five_X
Make sure you stop expansion at 9 provinces. That gives you good income without paralyzing your government.
Kinkajou
@Kink: Know that. Actually I think I stopped at eight; I don't want to go to war with the Maya for only one extra province.
BlackHumor
Episode 1-2: Growing Pains!
This is great, keep it up! The "relations with Ferrara" and "pockets" parts are comedy gold.
Five_X
So what does "centralized" do?
JosefBugman
Centralization yields so much benefits it's not funny, increased stability cost aside. One of its bigger bonuses is increased tax modifier, which means more money to your monthly research/minting and more annual income.

And I'm amused about the Ferrara bit. Will you be meeting Ulm next, I wonder?
Kinkajou
So, I've got about one more update for episode 1, and then I've also already got the playthrough for episode 2 completed.

No spoilers, but maybe a hint: I now have nine provinces.
BlackHumor
Episode 1-3: The Spirits Are Stupid
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue... I wonder what'll come first, conflicts with the Maya or Inca or greedy European settlers?
Five_X
That gives me an urge to post my next update and resolve the mystery, but if I do that I won't have a buffer.

So consider that another hint.
BlackHumor
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