hey guys, been playing this for 24 hours and really liking the scope (only other grand strategy i have played is a modded rome total war and some civilization).
well ill get right to it then. started a normal game as castille, tried to ally with france and did that succesfully (even had a royal marrige!) and was planning on knocking out aragon and granada. now my problem is that the game can get some overwhelming, that i miss frances 'call to arms' tool tip on the bottom left of the screen. this causes them to dissolve alliance and want nothing to do with me! i have scoured the options and tried looking for posts, but i just don't know how to make it a pop up like all the other useless shit that gets thrown in my face (my advisor has been hired? woopdee dooo). the game progress as me not having a single alliance, then france declaring war on me, followed by a literral domino effect of the whole known world basically declaring war on me. can someone help me? keeping track of alliances can't be this hard.
also just a question, the only way i have figured out properly take over territory (lets use the example of castilla trying to take over aragon) is by invading them with land troops, sieige all there provinces and occupying, followed by me demanding provinces from them. this is good and all, but i end up with a fuck tonne of infamy, am i just rushing it? im sure there is a more peaceful way of being a happy empire.
also should i try and take out portugal? do they like to colonise the new world just as much as spain did? so should i eliminate a compitetor?
so sorry for my newbie questions, i obviously need to chance my mindset for the paradox 4x games
thankyou for your time