I apologise for the pun. I will be playing Victoria VIP as the Ottomans. I will write in, the mostly gameplay but with a little storyline for the feeling of it, tradition.
I love the VIP package, but sometimes it feels like being strapped to a train rather than driving. I.e. you do not chose what to do, the game choses for you. If you do not know your history and chose wrong the british empire are going to smack you into oblivion. Which, of course, is probably what would have happend if you had tried those overly ambitious moves in real life.
So, the game changes into a new game, i.e. the game of 'know your history' and 'know your eventfile triggers', and of course the game of 'keep looking for the opportunities and windows'.
My goal for the game is to become a major power as the ottomans, colonize as much of africa as I can get away with, modernize to keep up with my rivals and while doing it at least try to be semi-reasonable. I thought about setting more concrete goals like 'be the worlds greatest exporter of most things', etc, but I doubt that I can do it as the ottomans without going into serious bizarro reality territory. And of course I plan to have fun doing it.
I will start playing on saturday, but reserve the space today so that if five ottoman AARs start tomorrow I can claim that I inspired them.