Personally, I'd be fine with either a 1399 or 1453 start date. I think the 1453 date is a little more balanced, but 1399 strikes me as a little more fun. I'm almost certain it will be moddable though, so it's not an incredibly big deal either way. I'm not sure how I feel about the graphics though. I've personally never played CK2, but I've always found the over-exaggerated graphics (borders, mountains, etc) to be a bit too cartoony in comparison with the more "paper map" style graphics of EU3 and Vicky2. That's not to say it isn't an improvement in other ways, but I sincerely hope that EU4 develops a unique style that isn't just a copy and paste of the CK2 map.
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this is awesome. I have one request, please expand on Eu3 and ALL expansions rather than reproduce a base game with better graphics and dumbed down ala CiV. I dont think you would do that, but just in case.
Lets take France as an example since everyone knows it. France could hold all of modern day France and not risk area rebellion, but lets say it you expanded south and took out half of modern day Spain? Then those province could rebell and what's left of Spain/Castille would get a free CB to join them. If the rebels alone are not dealt with within a certain amount of time they will defect to Castille/Spain/Aragon. If Castille/Spain join and they win, Castille/Spain could take those province in the area that France hold BB free if they win. Dealing with 1-2 rebllion is not a big deal, but if you got 10 provinces in the same area rebelling and then Castille/Spain joins in as well, then you could have a problem. There might be things you could do to reduce the risk of rebellions in such area tough, f.eks lower taxes, allow freedom of religion, more local authority etc. freedom and benefit that will only affect that area and not your entire country??, to reduce the risk, and maybee also get a warning, that if you don't do something, there will probably be an area revolt soon, maybee shown either by a slider of with one/a series of events clearifying you have a problem area.
If you own half of europe and have colonies all over the world you might have many areas that is in the risk over rebelling. These rebellions should ofcourse be much rarer than the rebellions we see today, but they should appear often enough that it will be hard to keep a big empire under control.
Brilliant news, I play a lot of EU3 and will be hoping they improve on it greatly with EU4.
I saw the trailer and I really like that they are gonna use the ck2 map, It looks really good. With more provinces and stuff. Cant wait!!
If they do it like they did CK2 or HOI3, EU4 will probably be different enough that you could still enjoy EU3 even after it is out.
Awesome, I hope to see that it is even better then EU3.
(I hope it will be tested as much as CK2 so that it looks and plays good, and hasnt got many bugs).
If there is going to be beta test, I will be sad since I cannot apply for it(under 18 :C).
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"- Engage in Multiplayer: Battle against your friends or try co-operative multiplayer mode that allows several players to work together to control a single nation for up to 32 players. Featuring hotjoin, improved chat, new matchmaking server andsupport for a standalone server."
Is it just me, or is there not only true drop in and play MP, put coop? Maybe its just me, but one can finally, actually SIMULATE A GOVERNMENT. Holy crap!
I know this is rather obscure, but any chance of some alt-history scenarios, like Miscmods?
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I really hope that they add the EU3 'History' option! That's one of my favourite parts of the game that, as far as I know, no other Paradox game does, and allows you to make decisions, wage wars, fight battles, and it's all recorded into a written history as if someone were recording it for you, I love it, I'll be really dissapointed if it isn't brought back for EU4.
I really look forward to this.
It would be awesome if the game would run on Linux, too. Microsoft is apparently caressing the thought of making Windows 8 a close platform -with Microsoft-only online shops- and Steam has started considering other platforms for its games.
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Why not just start in 1450 instead? That way you cut off 51 years but appease those who like Byzantium by giving it three years of life.