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    Quote Originally Posted by TimurLank View Post
    Ottoman Empire, can't wait to see all features and "uniqueness" they added for that one.
    What are those features and "uniqueness"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanOmer View Post
    What are those features and "uniqueness"?
    I obviously don't know, that's why I "can't wait" to see them. But if we take eu3 mod as an example, where there was really quite a few new things that made playing OE plausible, and considering this is FULL game, I am sure it will be really nice to play with Ottoman Empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimurLank View Post
    I obviously don't know, that's why I "can't wait" to see them. But if we take eu3 mod as an example, where there was really quite a few new things that made playing OE plausible, and considering this is FULL game, I am sure it will be really nice to play with Ottoman Empire.
    I don't think there are any unique Ottoman features right now. Zolotaya has said she would like to expand on the OE latter on though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimurLank View Post
    Ottoman Empire, can't wait to see all features and "uniqueness" they added for that one. It's probably the most interesting country to play with in that time frame, it certainly was in EU3, and I think it will be in MM too.
    I think they will replace it with the Byzzies :P
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    Another thing, soldier have morale, clergy are moral, well hopefully at least.

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    Not really my first game, but one of my first ambitious games will be attempting to centralize the Hansa as Lubeck. Play the Baltic and North Sea powers against eachother, establish a limited but meaningful territorial presence in the Baltic and North Germany. Fight foreign mercanatlism at every turn and be the Bank of Protestantism in the Empire. Maybe try to establish a few colonies is the New World, East Indies and Africa late game.

    Most of all I'd like to explore explore how the new trade and HRE systems. I found centralizing the Hansa in MMtM to be one of the most fun games, though it sometimes felt hampered by game mechanics. I'd really like to test the limits of trade powers, seeing how trade posts might survive till late game. Along with trying out the naval and merchant marine systems, and maybe using spies to generate claims on a limited German hinterland should be great fun.

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    Definitely Moldavia first! A high pile of orthodox purity and the strong defender of Europa against the terrible Ottoman Empire.

    And then maybe i would like to try some HRE country - maybe Baden, Wurttemberg or even try the Golden Horde.
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    Probably finish the Portugal tutorial first to see how trading and colonising work.

    Then Ethiopia, trying to survive against the Mameluks / Ottomans, beef up my military and capture the Horn of Africa and the souther part of Arabia. And for roleplaying reasons start spreading the oriental faith in the Mameluk territories, if there are covert means to do so :P

    Then maybe Hungary and trying to dabble into HRE politics, building up a coalition against the Ottomans and extend my sphere of influance to the Balkans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerogre View Post
    Probably finish the Portugal tutorial first to see how trading and colonising work.

    Then Ethiopia, trying to survive against the Mameluks / Ottomans, beef up my military and capture the Horn of Africa and the souther part of Arabia. And for roleplaying reasons start spreading the oriental faith in the Mameluk territories, if there are covert means to do so :P

    Then maybe Hungary and trying to dabble into HRE politics, building up a coalition against the Ottomans and extend my sphere of influance to the Balkans.
    Don't forget that Hungary start the game PU'd by Austria.
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    That's the trick
    By the way, only a few months after the earliest start date that PU disappears and he can play without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SerialCereal View Post
    Don't forget that Hungary start the game PU'd by Austria.
    Start around 1465 when Matthias Corvinus is the undisputed king of Hungary? Then follow suit and humiliate the HRE repeatedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konstantinos XV View Post
    Start around 1465 when Matthias Corvinus is the undisputed king of Hungary? Then follow suit and humiliate the HRE repeatedly.
    That's almost too easy. I played a few games from Mathias' era, but from there it is very easy to do whatever you want with a little sense of strategy. Conquer PLC, dissolve the HRE, cripple the OE... They can be done form any start date with Hungary, but from 1465 it's almost a piece of cake

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    Knights of Saint John, was originally going to do the Ottomans, but I will wait until they change some of their features to make them more plausible (get on it ubik *cracks whip*=P) They are going to be hard at first, but they will make an interesting first AAR ever for me XD

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    I guess I will either go Venice again, as I've played many times in EU3, or try to unite the Dutch lands, as I did thrice already in CK2. Afterwards, well, there is always Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_merse View Post
    Conquer PLC, dissolve the HRE, cripple the OE...
    Hm. There should be an "install puppet" war aim vs elective monarchies me thinks. >:}

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    Quote Originally Posted by gliomarto View Post
    I guess I will either go Venice again, as I've played many times in EU3, or try to unite the Dutch lands, as I did thrice already in CK2. Afterwards, well, there is always Ireland.
    Hmm, i never thought of Venice, that could be good to learn the merchant and economy, i might do that, or genoa if they are in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by LYNCHY View Post
    Hmm, i never thought of Venice, that could be good to learn the merchant and economy, i might do that, or genoa if they are in it
    Aah, vile Genoese, to raze that wicked city has always been my first target in any game (yes, even as Flanders or Ireland)

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_merse View Post
    That's almost too easy. I played a few games from Mathias' era, but from there it is very easy to do whatever you want with a little sense of strategy. Conquer PLC, dissolve the HRE, cripple the OE... They can be done form any start date with Hungary, but from 1465 it's almost a piece of cake
    Wow, it seems I still have much to learn how to best use what I have in the game!

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    In the mod it was relatively easy because you could exploit the flaws of the original game. We tried to close these doors in our game so it will be much harder now

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    Is there anything in and around China that can form (some version or other of) it and isn't confucian? Then that. Conquer and reinvent China and if there's time show the Muslims and Westerners what having the mandate of Heaven means. For them it will mean, hopefully, a lot of pain and humiliation. I may also eat their colonial empires and create a Chinese Buddhist/Tengriist America.

    Alternatively, Moldova, 1457 (Stefan the Great). Try to destroy the Ottomans, if possible together with Persia and Hungary or Poland. Take the Western Black Sea Coast down to and including the New Rome. Then form Romania and try to destroy the HRE (should be doable if I don't actually try to conquer Germany).

    Another option is Vijayanagar or whoever starts as the top dog Hindu, or is in the best position to start some feces with the Muslims up north. Form India, expand and colonize into Indonesia, then Oceania in general. Smack the white devils around (this means Japan, but it may come of me reading Shogun one time too many) and levy on them the most brutal vassalization regimen possible, or even try to turn Japan into a wasteland, then the other white devils if they interfere with me.
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