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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Nov 20th 2018 at 6:21:01 AM

Weíll i donít think Slavic Paganism can do things like Prepared Invasions and whatnot like Germanic Paganism can.

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Fourthspartan56 Technocratic Progressive from Georgia, US Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Technocratic Progressive
Nov 20th 2018 at 6:52:09 AM

Paradox released a Megacorps Story trailer alongside a release date, patch 2.2 and Megacorp are coming out December 6th.

I really can't wait!

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. -Robert Kennedy
Druplesnubb Editor of Posts
Editor of Posts
Nov 20th 2018 at 9:15:03 AM

In other news, the new EU4 DLC will let you play as a Pirate Republic.

Edited by Druplesnubb on Nov 20th 2018 at 6:15:32 PM

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Nov 20th 2018 at 9:23:35 AM

Ooooooh...

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Ramidel Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Nov 20th 2018 at 10:03:33 AM

[up][up][up][up]Prepared Invasions are a Norse thing, yah.

Slavs are defensive pagans (pre-reformation) so they have their own set of bonuses (like huge attrition in their homelands in the early game) and are designed for slower expansion prior to reformation. After reformation, you can give them prepared invasions if you want, but I don't advise it.

Fiat justitia ruat caelum.
raziel365 Anka Aquila from Lima, Perķ Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Anka Aquila
Nov 20th 2018 at 10:09:49 AM

Started a new Asturias Ironman from the Charlemagne mark to test out the changes that Holy Fury brought.

Took me a couple of tries before I got Aurelio and Landrada to have a son (Alaricho, whoís still alive at the moment) and I managed to get a favour to the Umayyad Sultan so that he betrothed one of his daughters (Tanya) to my heir.

First went Landrada at 48 and then Aurelio at 65, leaving Alaricho with 8 years of age, six counties and with Mauregato out of sight.

Then, he got the dull trait, surprisingly compensated by the erudite and kind traits once he came age. I honestly expected a lot of problem with him and was considering retrying but to my delight his reign is still going strong and his son is already of age and married so succession wonít be a trouble. Speaking of which, next time Iíll be more careful when I invite people with high learning to make them Court Physicians, the last one castrated my king supposedly to cure his Tuberculosis (and no, it didnít help, the guy was just nuts). Now Iím just waiting for Alaricho to pass on and let Friednando to take care of the realm, and hopefully I can fire up the Trade Route event before that happens.

As for the rest of the world, the Karlings and the Isaurians are deep in trouble currently, the formers didnít create the HRE and have been swapping between West Francia, Middle Francia and East Francia in the last years, their current king is a disabled mess and his apparent heir died in ďsuspicious circumstancesĒ. The Isaurians are even worse, not only have they lost Epirus but their dynasty is about to die out since there are no more valid heirs to the throne.

The Lombards are still stable, although the Alaschlings are at the end of their line, with the Gaussians poised to rise up; the Umayyads have currently conquered territory in Morroco and have been trading blows with the Sultanate of Africa in the last years, that said, they have been going without much stability in their dynasty with what their rulers being mostly underage at the start of their rule and a plague having killed off a lot of their members so itís likely that their realm will implode sooner or later.

The big winner so far are the Avars, who have annexed Bulgaria and modern Ukraine to form Pannonia, itís unlikely that their realm is going to collapse any time soon unless the Magyars get their acts together.

As for Asturias, well, itís a small island of peace in the midst of everything, I didnít even got a Viking raid yet.

Instead of focusing on relatives that divide us, maybe we should try to find the absolutes that tie us.
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Nov 20th 2018 at 10:31:34 AM

[up][up]Why don't you advise it?

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Ramidel Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Nov 20th 2018 at 12:13:55 PM

[up]First, because there's a limited number of doctrine slots, second, because prepared invasions are for smaller vassals who want to seize a kingdom-level territory, not for established empires who want to clash with other empires. Once you're reformed, you have a big empire already, and your vassals are going to be a bigger problem than your enemies (so you don't want them to be able to freely grab kingdoms for themselves).

I'm planning a Slavic run with Bloodthirsty Gods and Haruspicy, if that tells you anything about my plans. grin

Edited by Ramidel on Nov 20th 2018 at 11:18:51 AM

Fiat justitia ruat caelum.
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Nov 20th 2018 at 12:46:29 PM

Ah, okay. So just a straight-up war while calling all my vassals in as allies would be better then.

Along with a Great Holy War.

Edited by theLibrarian on Nov 20th 2018 at 2:46:42 PM

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Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Nov 20th 2018 at 2:08:07 PM

On that note, if you're playing with coalitions on, heirocratic is way better than temporal, as all the aggressive expansion from GHWs falls on the high priest.

Also, heirocratic gives you, personally, a vassal religious head who can hand out excommunications and such, without other realms getting immunity from them as in autocephalous.

Really, all temporal has going for it is a nice hat.

Anyway, I'm playing with 4 doctrines reformations and looking to reform Slavic from 1066. Looking to take the special doctrine, enatic clans, astrology, and one of ancestor veneration or bloodthirsty gods.

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Nov 20th 2018 at 2:09:26 PM

So rather than making myself the Fylkir, I can make a priest the Fylkyr to have a Pope and King situation.

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Ramidel Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Nov 21st 2018 at 12:54:08 AM

Well, that's one way to lose the game.

I got double-dicked by a jihad for Sicily and a crusade for Italy at the same time. Foolishly, I tried to fight both instead of surrendering Italy, holding the line on the Saracen and then retaking Italy as soon as I'd secured the southern flank, with a net result of losing both wars.

Still, that's a game to try again another time. Been enjoying how Hellenic Italia plays.

Edited by Ramidel on Nov 21st 2018 at 11:54:38 AM

Fiat justitia ruat caelum.
onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Nov 22nd 2018 at 8:29:42 PM

So, Hive Mind are getting Hive Worlds, normies get Ecumenopolis...can Machine Intelligence get access to some kind of ascension path now since they already have access to Machine Worlds? Or, you know, special traits for Synthetic Age?

Edited by onyhow on Nov 22nd 2018 at 9:33:03 AM

Give me cute or give me...something?
TechPriest90 Servant of the Omnissiah from Collegia Titanica, Mars, Sol System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Servant of the Omnissiah
Nov 22nd 2018 at 8:56:52 PM

Just started off as ERE while trying to reform to Hellenism. It went quite well until I took Rome and burned it down, because the event popped up. "Let the Galileans burn for a change" and all that.

All of Europe promptly went apeshit. Next thing I know, Crusade has been called on me, with every major power in Europe deciding to take a chunk out of me. This just after surviving the devastating Hellenistic Civil War.

And then I got a Jihad on my doorstep from the very mad Arab Empire in the east.

You'd think this is the end, right?

I won. Both wars. And right now, two hundred years later, there's a Makedonian Emperor ruling from the coast of Hibernia (Ireland) to the Persian Gulf.

Who said playing as the Romans isn't awesome?

I hold the secrets of the machine.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Nov 23rd 2018 at 3:51:32 PM

Nice. That is a good take away.

The Horde has fractured after the leader was assassinated. All those foothold bases they had in my galactic north are up for grabs which I promptly set about doing. I have expanded as much as I want into the galactic N/E and am starting to pivot to my galactic west where my hostile neighbour and I are in an alliance based Cold-Hot War situation. I am building up my fleets in a few key outposts along the border with the sole goal of snatching their border territories some of which I will give to one of my said allies. In the meantime, I mostly working on building up worlds in my territories to maximize my power output as sending the fleets out does take a notable toll on my power output. I can build hab worlds and have built two of them to date. The idea being I slowly focus on making all of my major systems house as many hab worlds as I can.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Nov 26th 2018 at 5:25:13 AM

I cranked up revolts to 6x power and Catholicism died in 20 years. The Emperor appointed an Antipope, which wrecked Catholic MA and started off a chain of heretic revolts that almost can't lose. Catholicism currently has -140% MA due to losing heretic revolts, another -30% because of the Antipope, and another ~-30% due to raiding. They literally can't even try to call Crusades in defense because their MA is locked at 0%.

Meanwhile I'm spreading the reformed Slavic faith and rolling over the Rurikids for their betrayal of the faith.


I think my next game will be Italians aiming for the Fourth Crusade. Once I get the Latin Empire, I'll delve into the classics and bring back the Old Gods (and maybe become Roman at the same time).

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Nov 26th 2018 at 5:37:54 AM

... Well, yeah, when they are SIX times as strong as normal. grin

Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Nov 26th 2018 at 1:41:56 PM

Yeah, but everyone else had been avoiding this death spiral. Orthodox is going strong despite Byzantium and Ruthenia both being in perpetual civil war (Ruthenia once had three claimant faction wars at once and is a mess of peasant revolts and Byzantium always has some faction bullshit), as are both Sunni and Shia Islam, and Indian faiths just plain don't have this problem.

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Nov 26th 2018 at 1:45:25 PM

So has anyone started a Shattered World playthrough yet?

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Millership from Kazakhstan
Nov 26th 2018 at 5:43:52 PM

I did. Playing as a count of Constantinople. Second generation, and managed to unite the Greek Orthodox lands into an empire.

It kinda gets easy once you become a king, but now I'm surrounded by heathens and foreigners and none of them have realms bigger than duchies. Cherry-picking counties one by one is a bit tiresome.

Spiral out, keep going.
BigMadDraco Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Nov 29th 2018 at 10:14:33 AM

So right now I'm doing an Ironman HRE game in CK 2 starting with Henry IV. Things took an interesting turn because very early into the game he successfully completed a quest to achieve immortality with the aid of an African Mystic. This lead him to secretly convert to the African religion while also trying to rectify it with Christianity ultimately leading him to openly adopt and subsequently reform the African religion. He then went on to prove to the world that he's the decedent of Alexander that great and lead the Children of the Storm on an epic quest. As of right now he's 110 and still kicking.

doineedaname from Eastern US
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:13:00 AM

Playing Holy Fury and how do Crusader States event troops work? Do they reinforce endlessly? One took over Jerusalem and went to war with me over parts of Egypt but have way too many troops to fight head on.

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Insert title
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:45:36 AM

Was it the children's crusade?

Time to change the style, for now
doineedaname from Eastern US
Dec 4th 2018 at 7:11:25 AM

I dont think so. It was some damn Karling who took over Jerusalem while I was making Hispania Norse. I didn't realize enough time since their last failure passed and my conquest of Egypt for it to start.

Edited by doineedaname on Dec 4th 2018 at 10:11:56 AM

TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Dec 6th 2018 at 4:10:04 PM

Has anyone played updated Stellaris yet?

"Who watches the watchmen?"

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