EU4 - Development Diary - 22nd of September 2016

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another development diary for Europa Universalis IV. This time we take a deep look at something different we’re doing for 1.18. This time we are adding and improving features to four different older expansions.


First our is a new feature for Mare Nostrum, called Create Trading City! Now the Merchant Republics that has a Trade League will be able to create a new one-province-minor out of one of their provinces. This new nation will become independent, but part of their Trade League, and they will never leave that Trade League on their own. A Trading City is created from the province view like Client States are. You can decide upon name, shield and color just like creating them.


An AI Trading City will not expand, and there can only be one Trading City in each Trade Node for a Trade League. The government form of a Trading City is a republic with +33% Caravan Power & +10% Trade Efficiency.

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The second feature is for El Dorado, where we have improved the Nation Designer. In 1.18, if you own both Rights of Man and El Dorado, you will now be able to define which personalities your ruler and heir has from the start.

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The third feature is for Common Sense where we replace a feature that was obsolete, the Pause Westernisation option. Instead, owners of Common Sense will be able to have a better control of their institution spread when they increase development in a province. Increasing a 30 development city by 1, gives +5 to Institution Progress of the oldest institution not present in the province. It scales to +10 at 60 development, and down to +0.5 in a 3 development rural backwater.

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And our fourth feature mentioned today Random New World from Conquest of Paradise. In 1.18 we’re adding lots of new tiles, increasing the total by over 37%. There are some tiles that are big enough to be a double-continent, like this familiar and fun territory. This tile was created by community member @Elzephor !

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Of course, we’ve done quite a bit of bug-fixing, balancing and AI improvement to previous features. Next week, On TUESDAY, we’ll talk about launcher and multiplayer improvements.
 
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Will the trade cities be vassals? If they are in a war together with you against an enemy will they demand land? That would be terrible if that happened to be something. Really want to create a few cities as Venice near Greece and I don't want these cities wanting land they cant expand into there if they arent my vassal

Independent like other opms in a tradeleague.
 
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Hmm, interesting changes

I regards to the ruler personalities, I noticed that all of the cost points. Are there any which will be free or is there an option randomise it so you don't have to spend points (Just thinking about V.Hard nations where points would be extremely valuable)

Bad traits will grant you points to spend elsewhere and yes, there is a "random" trait which can be chosen for free. Do you feel lucky?
 
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@Johan Are you guys considering increasing the number of provinces allowed in the RNW? Todays cap of 1024provinces per tile limits the opertunities a bit. :)

Not currently
 
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Do trade cities provide any benefits to local provinces not under their control? Like trade companies do?

Wouldn't mind seeing an option in the future to have a completely random world, not just the New World :D