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Fourthspartan56 from Georgia, US Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Jun 12th 2019 at 1:19:13 PM

It's a mix of Godfather and XCOM.

Paradox is publishing.

It's quite interesting smile

"Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies." -Robert Kennedy
HailMuffins Get off my damn lawn! from Lostbelt 4 Relationship Status: Abstaining
Get off my damn lawn!
Jun 12th 2019 at 2:16:00 PM

Guess who's involved in this game and is about to make some more bitches?

And if you need some extra context for what Yathzee meant with "critical things":

Man, this is one for the history books! [lol]

People who say "learn how to take a joke" should first learn how to tell good ones.
Jun 12th 2019 at 2:26:06 PM

The game could be listed as the greatest of all-time and the Daikatana reputation will still follow him. I hope things pan out well for Romero, however, because he's a pretty cool guy.

HailMuffins Get off my damn lawn! from Lostbelt 4 Relationship Status: Abstaining
Get off my damn lawn!
Jun 12th 2019 at 2:34:07 PM

[up]To be fair, it was quite possibly the biggest fall-from-grace in the history of video games.

I mean, normally a creator loses goodwill gradually with each failling project (hey there, Pixar!).

Romero managed to lose all of it in one, after he was crowned one of the biggest names in game development.

But obviously I want him to succeed here, it'd be better for us all.

People who say "learn how to take a joke" should first learn how to tell good ones.
Ramidel Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Jun 12th 2019 at 2:46:44 PM

Yeah. The man did roll a critical failure as a project developer then, but it's been 20 years and he has built up a bit of professionalism since then. Let's see what he can do.

Fiat justitia ruat caelum.
onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Jun 13th 2019 at 1:34:08 AM

@Balmung: Blame 2.3.1. That patch makes AI willing to expand up to 5 jumps across blocked systems. Best to close the border...or if you want to be friendly with them, just grab the systems inside asap.

Give me cute or give me...something?
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jun 15th 2019 at 2:30:06 PM

I'm dissapointed in you, EU 4. Here you are building the Panama Canal so ships can cross the land bridge, but then you don't animate the ships going across the canal, instead just transforming them into covered wagons instead. And they don't even follow the actual canal! grin

Ramidel Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Jun 15th 2019 at 7:46:49 PM

Best to close the border

It's what I do during the snaking phase. Open borders can come once I'm done carving out my initial territory, if I so choose.

Fiat justitia ruat caelum.
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Jun 17th 2019 at 10:47:23 AM

Apparently if you form the Asian Communist Solidarity, Communist China gets a decision to demand all of Manchuria. Thing is, I need the border and steel (which will never leave Communist China because they have closed economy from day 1) for when the +5 Germans inevitably win against the USSR and China is far, far more useful to me neutral than at war or as a subject. If you don't give them the land, they'll leave the faction, but they'll also gladly rejoin the very next day. Then they'll take the decision again. Ultimately, I removed their cores and altered the decision to be impossible to take. They can have Mongolia or something instead.


Fuck efficiency, I'm completely overhauling my old ships. Sure, new engines are pricey, but some of these designs are awful and making them useful costs a lot of speed. Special standout is the Okinoshima minelayer cruisers, which have no armor and as little firepower as possible. Rebuilt them to full 1936 standard with their minelaying intact. Also rebuilt Ise, Kongo, Haruna, and Kirishima to the Ise Kai Ni Class standard (three 16" batteries, two scout plane catapults, full 1936 armor and engines, and modern radar and fire control - the original Kai spec was designed for older AA, secondary batteries, and fire control). Also, glory to Takao, which sunk Kaga and Hiei, which is absolutely astounding for a heavy cruiser. Gonna retrofit most of the veterans of the Japanese-Kwantung War and keep up-to-date models due to the value of their veterancy.

Edited by Balmung on Jun 17th 2019 at 3:06:08 AM

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
TechPriest90 Servant of the Omnissiah from Collegia Titanica, Mars, Sol System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Servant of the Omnissiah
Jun 17th 2019 at 1:30:00 PM

So here's a question - how do you build a Navy in HoI 4 from scratch? Can't seem to figure out how to get the best ships.

I hold the secrets of the machine.
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Jun 17th 2019 at 1:45:15 PM

Basically, all-in on flight deck for carriers

Big guns and dual-purpose secondaries all the way on battleships

Don't even build heavy cruisers, they're generally bad

About 4:1 gun and spotting light cruisers (gun light cruisers are one catapult and as many light cruiser batteries as possible, spotting light cruisers have only the one mandatory battery and as many catapults as possible)

IDK on destroyers honestly

Submarines just want those torpedoes and sneakiness.


Man I love the Axis Armor Pack, at least for Japan. Beautiful tank models for every baseline piece of armor except interwar, plus most variants, even if some of the variants are odd, like an unarmored artillery tractor as the SP ART variant of the Chi-Ri. I tagged over to Italy and they got ripped off, though. Several of their actual baseline tank models don't have models. Also big disappoint that the modelers didn't have some fun and actually make the insanity that is the (purely fictional) Il Duce tank.

Speaking of Italy, the soloed France before Germany could actually finish "Around Maginot".

Also, the Caesar rules in America. Dunno if he's gonna stay in power or cede power to Pelley or Lindburgh

Edited by Balmung on Jun 17th 2019 at 7:18:11 AM

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jun 18th 2019 at 3:55:22 AM

What's wrong with Sicily in EU 4? Why does it always keep breaking free from the AI?

Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Jun 18th 2019 at 12:24:35 PM

Ugh, I hate 100% World Tension. For some reason, Mengkokuo joins the Axis and Italy feels the need to try help them. Kept reloading until Mengkokuo capitulated before Italy could join. And India fires its civil war with German support... and fascist Free India instantly joins the Allies and the Raj joins the Axis. Also, MacArthur's Confederated States have joined the Axis, so that's fun. Though it's kind of a drop in the bucket compared to Germany's 500 factories that they don't even have to garrison because there was about a month of peace between their war with the French Entente and with the Allies.

Edited by Balmung on Jun 18th 2019 at 2:25:31 PM

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Jun 19th 2019 at 11:58:22 AM

Oh wow, I just developed 1940 warships and my steel surplus instantly turned into a massive deficit.

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?
Jun 19th 2019 at 12:04:38 PM

Yeah, making sure you have enough resources is a constantly struggle in HOI 4.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Jun 19th 2019 at 12:38:40 PM

Oh yeah, I just didn't expect the price hike from 1936 to 1940 designs.

Also now even 1940 cruisers and destroyers cost chromium. Before MTG that was reserved for 1944 designs.

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
TechPriest90 Servant of the Omnissiah from Collegia Titanica, Mars, Sol System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Servant of the Omnissiah
Jun 20th 2019 at 2:02:26 AM

Probably all that (useless) armour plate for those ships.

Just one more reason to stick to Carriers and to hell with Cruisers.

I hold the secrets of the machine.
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Jun 20th 2019 at 3:44:50 AM

I figured out why my steel evaporated - level 3 light cruiser batteries cost 1 steel each, so my light cruisers cost a staggering 8 steel per dockyard. Even my bleeding-edge Satsujin class battleships only cost 7 steel per dockyard. I've shaved 20 steel off the line's demands by replacing as many main batteries as possible with powerful dual-purpose secondaries. It's not as brutal of a destroyer-shredder, but it's much easier on my precious steel.

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
TechPriest90 Servant of the Omnissiah from Collegia Titanica, Mars, Sol System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Servant of the Omnissiah
Jun 20th 2019 at 4:40:06 AM

This shit is what I don't get - how the absolute fuck can Cruisers cost MORE than Battleships? Are they making the crew out of steel as well?

I hold the secrets of the machine.
SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Jun 20th 2019 at 4:48:16 AM

They clearly have discounts for metal in larger quantity

Time to change the style, for now
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jun 20th 2019 at 5:12:14 AM

Yeah, Man the Guns really fucked up how ships were made.

I personally have no idea how to make them.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Jun 20th 2019 at 7:53:53 AM

Sounds like shipbuilding in HOI is as bad as army building in CK.

Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Jun 20th 2019 at 1:24:28 PM

So far, the biggest problem in actually using it is that it doesn't cleanly tell you how many resources a ship takes, only which ones are required in a non-zero amount. The historical starting ships are an absolute shitshow, though. Not helping matters is that there seems to be some manner of database bug that causes one starting ship design to override several others.

Other than that, my biggest gripes are that individually piling on batteries feels wrong and that fire control shouldn't be the biggest downwards pressure on ship reliability and definitely shouldn't increase the odds of taking a hit to the magazine.

EDIT: Also at least now the AI builds new ship models instead of only building interwar ships until it finally starts researching naval in 1944 or so. Its ship designs aren't great, but it's still somewhat better.

Edited by Balmung on Jun 20th 2019 at 4:57:28 AM

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Jun 20th 2019 at 3:35:50 PM

Thinking my next playthrough might be Equestria At War since I've been hearing a lot of positive buzz. Like, equal to or better than Kaiserreich, which is a huge claim to be making

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jun 20th 2019 at 4:02:05 PM

I've seen it in a let's play, and it was amazing. They basically built an entire new game on the original game, complete with full story driven missions and canon characters from MLP, as well as original ones. The claim is well deserved from what I've seen.


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