(Saturday) Time of Reckoning: Of Diplomacy, Empire and Intrigue
Beginning Sat 29th May,
6:30-9:30pm GMT+1 (British Summer Time)
7:30-10:30pm GMT+2 (Central European Summer Time)
1:30-4:30pm GMT-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
An Heir to the Throne multiplayer campaign.
Patch 4.1b, checksum HYTM
From the hosts of the phenomenally successful multiplayer campaigns 'Nations at War', 'Sovereigns of Europe', 'Friday Bonanza', 'Lords of Europe' and 'Imperial Ambitions', we bring you the long-awaited Time of Reckoning: Of Diplomacy, Empire and Intrigue. Such games previously took the Paradox-community by storm, resulting in a life-changing experience for many of those who attended. Taking place on Saturday evenings on a weekly-basis, this game is open to inexperienced players. All game expansions up to and including Heir to the Throne will be required, and the game shall take place on the latest beta patch available at the time of play.
For those who wish to participate and enjoy the game's relaxed atmosphere, we only ask that upon signing up you agree to commit to the vast majority of sessions and sport good attendance throughout. Nation selection will be done by posting below with a list of your four personal choices, which I will then examine and choose the nation I feel is best suited towards you as a player. This method not only ensures that all of the important nations are filled, but that they are also consequently filled with players that will maximise the enjoyment for everyone participating.
Above all else, we expect players to be respectful to one another. As follows is a fairly brief rule list:
No sowing discontent.
No war taxes.
Do not give money to AI nations other than through the gift system.
-Stability and bug avoidance:
# No pausing except by general agreement. If the AI sneaks in and gets a peace treaty before you can do so, that's too bad.
# If you are tabbed in the lobby when the rest of us are ready to go, you will be kicked and will have to wait for rehost.
# If your 'has left the game' joke causes a rehost, you will be banned for that week.
# One rehost per player per session, unless he's involved in a major PvP war or the like, in which cases allowances will be made.
# Do not tab while we are in the loading screen. If you really need to mess around with some other program, do it the day before.
# Do not type anything into the chat window until all players have arrived and the host has started the game. This can cause a crash.
# No fleets over 150 in size.
-General rules and good conduct:
# You may declare war upon anyone at any time.
# It is forbidden to attack a player who is currently AI (including their vassals), however if the AI declares war unprovoked, it is reasonable to take provinces in return from that nation.
# Stab-hitting people on purpose through absurd peace-demands is not allowed in any situation.
# You may use the session saves to generate maps of the entire world. Please do not use the session saves for any other purpose that might reveal, inter alia, other players' income, forces, or disposition of same forces.
# No DOWing a non-core non-bordering vassal of a player nation. DOWing vassals of AI countries is ok.
# No selling provinces to the AI. Provinces may be sold to players only. Only non-core provinces may be given to the AI.
# If a war between players ignite, but the alliance is lead by an AI, a human player may NEVER sign a peace with the AI taking human provinces.
-On Peace Treaties:
# No demanding more than 4 core european provinces from player nations. This also holds true for wars against asian cores of asian player nations. Also no demanding more than 90% in a peace treaty from a player nation, unless they are on their last province.
#In the unlikely event of a player being completely annexed, the defeated player is free to rejoin as a different nation in the following session, however cannot play for the rest of the current evening.
# If your warscore hits -60% you must accept any treaty offer of 20% or less, except where it violates the above rule.
Obviously not being mentioned in this list does not mean it is allowed, as common sense and my own moral compass will be used in such situations that arise not being covered by the rule list.
Nation Roster :
France - Wampbit
Great Britain- Formerly Aleksei, now played by Bokardia
Spain - Monkeyhybrid
Portugal - Petterson
Austria - Zombiemutant
The Papal State- Alphazord
Russia - Formerly Endalos, now played by Sjones
Ottoman Empire - James the 1st
Germany - Jack188
Prussia - SteveThePirate
Netherlands- Formerly ThePirateMan, now played by Pertinaxx
Poland - Eowyn
Morocco - Formerly Bulmaster, now played by Daroog
Vijayanagar - Gots
Do not hesitate to post if willing to sub.
This campaign bears the BiB Seal of Approval.
Senior forum administrator 'BiB', well-known in the community for his sometimes heavy-handed but mostly fair moderating, has stated that 'This campaign really exemplifies my vision of an accessible forum game, which looks like a great deal of fun for all who participate.' He is a firm believer in the enjoyment brought by EU3 multiplayer, and wholeheartedly endorses this campaign, along with the many other fine campaigns being run to a lesser extent. There is no doubt that people can have a great time whilst playing EU3 with others.