EU4 - Development Diary - 11th of August 2016

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another development diary for Europa Universalis IV. It is definitely a game of staying power, as this saturday we celebrate the 3 year anniversary of the release. I’m back from paternity leave, so now I’m here, and will do most of the development diaries for this expansion. Next week I’ll be at gamescom, where our plans is to reveal it all, so Jake will be writing next week development diary, as after all, the show must go on.

We have one vision for this patch and expansion, and that is to breakthru and make the organisational aspects of your country more interesting. In the june diary about ruler personalities we avoided talking about the empty spot at the court screen, but here goes.

In the next expansion, your king will get a queen. A queen is obviously named Consort or a government-specific name if you have a ruling Queen.

You have a chance to get a queen at any time you sign a royal marriage, and she will then be of the dynasty of the country of origin. There is also the chance of getting a queen of a local minor noble dynasty if you gain a heir without a current queen.

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And when another one bites the dust, and you previously would have ended up with a regency, your queen will now head up the regency instead. In some governments this is not possible though, as they won’t allow it due to other mechanics, like the Dutch Republic or Iqta.

The legitimacy when a queen is the highest of either the current heir, current legitimacy and the country she originated from.

One of the benefits of having a queen is that you will know in advance which stats you will get, and a personality which may give benefits. If another nation gets a queen from your nation, they will be viewing you slightly more favorably.

Same of you may say its a scandal the way the mechanics have worked since the release of original EU3, and have put us under pressure to change it. A Queen Regent will allow you do declare wars like normal during a regency.


Now, its time the play the game….
 
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It's not just the manpower pool. Currently, Austria starts with 37k men in the field and 51k manpower. This Austria has 55k men in the field and 72k manpower

I was playing on higher difficulty and tagged around to find a king without a queen.
 
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I also liked the other stuff. How will this interact with PU-mechanics and dynasties? Will the heir always inherit the father's dynasty?

The heir inherits the rulers dynasty. If the ruler is the father then the heir inherits his dynasty.
 
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Will you change some of the Women in History events to account for this feature?

Some have been changed a bit but in general if they allowed you to get a new ruler they still will.
 
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1) will we be able to generate a queen? meaning can we decide by event wether this RM will trigger a queen?

You can create consorts via events. There are a whole bunch of new triggers, on_actions and effects related to consorts.

We make use of them for our own consort events.

2) can we kill a queen? is it possible to decouple a queen from a ruler by event?

You can both kill and remove a consort through events.

3) is the queen explicitly linked to a specific dinasty? will I get to pound the pope into the dust as spain because he dared to divorce my aunt from the king of england?

Consorts have both dynasties and countries of origin. Events make use of them and there are opinion modifiers tied to them (see the dd).
 
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