HOI4 Dev Diary - Back from PdxCon

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Hi everyone! We are now back from PdxCon (most of us) and landing in our new offices, so brace for a ton of pictures! Oh and we announced the new expansion! If you haven't see the trailer <3 start there:


PdxCon 2019
PdxCon this year was imo one of the best ones so far. It was held in the Funkhaus Berlin. This place was super cool, and was basically the center of all radio and recording for DDR from the 50s until the german reunification.
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We had announcements (among them CK3 and La Résistance!), LAN parties, presentations and Q&A sessions with fans as well as a scramble-for-africa multiplayer game on sunday. Most of all though it was super fun to chat with fans and modding groups (several ones were there!)

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WW2.. in hot pink!

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A very humble picture of @Bratyn on a throne ;D

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HOI boardgame preview

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Animals in the audience?


In our booth we ran a challenge which we plan to be an achivement for LaR, just like we did with 30min of Hel last year. It was called "Don't Die for your Country" and was to capitulate France and Poland as Germany with as few of your own casualties as possible (and no using paratroopers). The final score was 475 casualties :O
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@Voigt was the winner, and you can read about how he did it here.

We had a ton of fun and basically just crashed when we got home ;D it felt a lot like coming home from a music festival :)


La Résistance

So 'ere we go... Our next expansion is now announced: La Résistance!

Its main theme is Espionage and Resistance and the main country focuses are France, both sides of the Spanish Civil War as well as Portugal. We will be starting off by going through espionage in the coming weeks in details
For more info check out the announce post and there will probably be uploads of videos from PDXCon and my talks popping up on youtube in the near future.
also here is a fresh unused screenshot to wet your appetites...
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WIP etc ;)

New Office

We have a new office, and it is INSANELY COOL. Me and Daniel have been cruising around and checking it out this morning. Here are some highlights:

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Meeting rooms with battleplans and maps!

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armed artists...

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Mugshot-wall for employees :)

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WILD ANIMALS

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Toilets with inspirational quotes o_O

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Aliens

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A space wall where you can literally sit and stare into space...

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Casual meeting areas :)

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Extra big meeting rooms

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The Bar :)

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And finally our awesome lobby


Thats it for today. See you again next week when we will start digging into the new LaR features!
 
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With coups being shifted to espionage activities, will manually boosting ideology also be shifted that way too?
yup it is also using the spy system now

is there any place where I can see the HOI presentation in PDXcon?

Not yet I think. ppl are still trying to wake up after pdxcons rush of multiple 14h workdays and travel but I talked to the marketing guys and they said there will be stuff trickling out over time. I bet there are some fan recordings though if you look around on youtube for podcat/Dan Lind pdxcon talk 2019 or the like but I dont wanna reccomend one over another if I havent seen through it myself :)
 

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Here it is!
This is just the short announcement talk. There is a longer 20+ minute one as well that I dont think is on youtube from us yet
 

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Is there any way for neutrals (e.g. Kaiserreich) to intitiate Coups with the new system?
its run from scripts now so modders should be able to loosen restrictions etc

Knowing an agent’s been arrested kinda makes it hard for them to be a double agent, though. Why would you expect them to be effective when their cover has been blown?
Generally, you get around this by not sending your enemies a letter telling them that you have captured their agent.
A lot of agents also managed to "escape"
 

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Hi Podcat (or another dev),

I really liked the music in the trailer. Is there any chance that this particular track (or one similar to it) will end up being included in the game as part of the DLC? :)
I think its just a trailer track, but we got a bunch of cool music coming with the DLC