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Europa Universalis IV - 8 June 2021 - New monuments chosen for 1.31.5

Good news everyone! Today we’ll be presenting the new monuments that shall be introduced in 1.31.5 (coming soon, for those who wonder).

But first, let me introduce myself. I’m Pavía, and I’ve been a forumite for more than 15 years before joining Paradox Tinto team, a couple months ago. Apart from being in the Forums, I’ve spent most of this time playing Paradox games for thousands of hours, since the first Europa Universalis. Oh, and I also hold a Ph.D. in Medieval History, but that’s probably the less important thing in my current CV.

That said, onto the monuments. First I’ll present to you the ones that were most voted among the community:

The first is El Escorial, the famous palace-monastery built at the orders of king Philip II in the outskirts of Madrid:

monastery_of_el_escorial.jpg


Modifiers:

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Global modifiers:
−0.01 Monthly autonomy change
+5% Governing Capacity
Global modifiers:
−0.025 Monthly autonomy change
+10% Governing Capacity
+10% Global Tariffs
Global modifiers:
−0.05 Monthly autonomy change
+15% Governing Capacity
+20% Global Tariffs

The second one is the Holy City of Jerusalem. As it’s known, this city is a sacred place for Judaism, Christianism and Islam, and that religious crossroad is portrayed:

old_city_jerusalem.jpg


Modifiers:

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Area modifiers:
+1% Local missionary strength


Global modifiers:
+0.1 Yearly Prestige
+1% Missionary strength against Heretics
Area modifiers:
+2% Local missionary strength


Global modifiers:
+0.25 Yearly Prestige
+2% Missionary strength against Heretics
Area modifiers:
+3% Local missionary strength


Global modifiers:
+0.5 Yearly Prestige
+1 Missionary
+3% Missionary strength against Heretics

Finally, the last one most voted was Cerro Rico del Potosí, the richest silver mine in South America, and a place that once hosted the most populous city in the region.

cerro_pico_potosi.jpg


Modifiers:

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Province modifiers:
+1 Local Goods Produced


Area modifiers:
+5% Local Goods Produced Modifier


Global modifiers:
-0.1% Interest
Province modifiers:
+2 Local Goods Produced


Area modifiers:
+10% Local Goods Produced Modifier


Global modifiers:
-0.25% Interest
Province modifiers:
+3 Local Goods Produced


Area modifiers:
+20% Local Goods Produced Modifier


Global modifiers:
-0.5% Interest

But, apart from that, the Tinto team also voted for three more internally:

The first is the Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest site for Muslims worldwide, and the place were the Hajj pilgrimage, one of the Five Pillars of Islam, is made.

kaaba.jpg


Modifiers:

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Global modifiers:
+0.1 Yearly Prestige
+10% Religious Unity
Global modifiers:
+0.25 Yearly Prestige
+15% Religious Unity
-5% War score cost vs other religions
Global modifiers:
+0.5 Yearly Prestige
+20% Religious Unity
-10% War score cost vs other religions

Next one is the Great Mosque of Djenné, one of the worship places built during the times of the Mali Empire in a very unique adobe brick style.

djenne.jpg


Modifiers:

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Global modifiers:
+0.1 Monthly Piety
+1% Missionary strength against Heathens
Global modifiers:
+0.2 Monthly Piety
+2% Missionary strength against Heathens
+1 Missionary
Global modifiers:
+0.3 Monthly Piety
+3% Missionary strength against Heathens
+1 Missionary

Last, but not least, is the Imperial City of Hue, built by the Nguyen dynasty as a symbol for a unified Dai Viet.

imperial_city_hue.jpg


Modifiers:

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Global modifiers:
+0.25 Yearly harmony increase
+0.5 Yearly legitimacy
Global modifiers:
+0.33 Yearly harmony increase
−10% State maintenance
−5% Minimum autonomy in territories
+1 Yearly legitimacy
Global modifiers:
+0.5 Yearly harmony increase
−20% State maintenance
−10% Minimum autonomy in territories
+1 Yearly legitimacy

Finally, we got a lot of feedback from the community, and we also think that it’s a good idea to replace one of the current monuments for other more interesting choice, and reworking it, as this was pretty requested:

That is the Belém Tower replacing the Pena Palace in Lisbon, as we think that it’s a symbol of the city since the Age of Discoveries.

belem_tower.jpg


Modifiers:

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Province modifiers:
+5 Local trade power


Area modifiers:
+15% Local manpower modifier


Global modifiers:
+5% Global trade power
Province modifiers:
+10 Local trade power


Area modifiers:
+25% Local manpower modifier


Global modifiers:
+10% Global trade power
+10% National sailors
Province modifiers:
+15 Local trade power


Area modifiers:
+50% Local manpower modifier


Global modifiers:
+15% Global trade power
+25% National sailors

About the modifiers, take into account that this is work in progress, so both modifiers and values may be reviewed and changed, depending on testing and feedback received.

We hope that you like the new monuments chosen by both the community and the team, and that you also enjoy the wonderful work made by our artists, while playing with them in 1.31.5. See you!
 
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Why is there no announcement that the game would just update on the steam page or on this forum? Mind you, I am not opted in to the beta. The entire game just updated, without making it clear that it has actually updated.
Yeah, seems like the official release post is late.
Edit: It's literally just the last sentence of one tweet. No update with "1.31.5 is now live" like there was with other patches. How are people, who don't check the EU4 Twitter feed on a daily basis (I assume, you know, most people) supposed to know their campaigns might get ruined?
By unchecking the "show incompatible savegames" box? Or by checking the notification Steam gives you when finishing a download?
 

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I am in the beta, but I was waiting for the "official release" hoping for more bug fixing coming in.... your post is the only announcement I see except an obscure facebook post :/... where is the official post?
 
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We are still waiting for it. Usually release posts on the forum get written and posted in advance and are set as invisible before a certain time. Same for steam, developers upload their build way before release and communicate with steam when the release should go live. It is likely that the latter part was miscommunicated and therefore PDX did not know that the release would be out by now and noone is fixing the release post because they didnt catch up on it yet.
 

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Why is there no announcement that the game would just update on the steam page or on this forum? Mind you, I am not opted in to the beta. The entire game just updated, without making it clear that it has actually updated.

Edit: It's literally just the last sentence of one tweet. No update with "1.31.5 is now live" like there was with other patches. How are people, who don't check the EU4 Twitter feed on a daily basis (I assume, you know, most people) supposed to know their campaigns might get ruined?
You're just in the unlucky moment between the deployment on steam and the official publication,

I assume paradox team just want the update fully available before announcing it.
 

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You're just in the unlucky moment between the deployment on steam and the official publication,

I assume paradox team just want the update fully available before announcing it.
That and some of the team are on different timezones ;)
 
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Hello, i have question.
parthenon, as some another monument in europe has condition - culture = greek. If i as Byzz form roman empire, and greek culture vanished, parthenon stop working?
This is a known issue, yes. We'll look if we can solve it in next patches.
Do you plan to add more monuments with future patches?
Yes, although art takes time to be done, so we can't promise when will this be done.
Tfw Vietnam's proposed wonder is only fully utilised by a conquering China/Korea
Why? It can be used by either a Confucian or a Buddhist Dai Viet.
 
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This is a known issue, yes. We'll look if we can solve it in next patches.
Well it would be not so unrealistic that culture highly influenced by the antique roman culture ( like Rumanian , French , Italian or Spanish) switch to roman culture.

There is still a costly bypass is to switch to a culture that is not required for a monument like italian. But I would prefer to have roman culture accepted.

@Pavía , already back from your summer break ? good luck , Hope we will be lucky to have a small DD on what is planned on 1.31.6 this month