Announcing Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense

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Paradox Brings Some Common Sense to Europa Universalis IV on June 9th

New Expansion Adds Depth to Religion and Government

STOCKHOLM – May 08, 2015 – Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was the best selling pamphlet of Revolutionary America. Paradox’s Common Sense won’t tear down the pretensions of monarchy like Paine’s did, but it will give Europa Universalis IV new tools so players can manage the growth of their domains. With a focus on the art of ruling and national improvement, Common Sense adds depth to domestic rule and adds a number of major changes to diplomacy.

The most significant modification in Common Sense is the new provincial development system. Building space in a province is now limited by its terrain and Development Value. The more developed a province is, the greater wealth and power you can squeeze out of it. By spending monarch points, you can now customize your trading hubs or make great recruiting centers. Fewer, more powerful buildings means that every decision about construction has greater importance – if you want a manufactory and have no building slots in Champagne, what will you destroy?

This teaser video highlights another important feature: parliamentary rule.

Other major features include:
  • Parliaments: The English crown and other constitutional systems of government can now use their flexible system to pass laws through parliaments
  • National Churches: Protestant kingdoms can customize their new faith and make it a true partner to the throne.
  • New Religious Systems: Buddhism and Protestantism both get fresh coats of faith-based paint
  • New Options For Subject States: Once just tiny money faucets, recent expansions have made vassals and colonial nations more useful. Common Sense gives you new tools to exploit them or keep them in line
  • Government Ranks: As you invest in the development of your nation, you can climb from a small duchy to a major empire, unlocking new benefits.
  • New Government mechanics: Theocracies will have new actions and mechanics to highlight their unique character, and the Holy Roman Empire can create Free Cities
As always, Common Sense will be accompanied by a host of free updates and improvements - including some significant changes to the map of Europe.

Common Sense will be available on major digital platforms on June 9, 2015.
 
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This will be awesome. I haven't bought El Dorado, but this is a must.
 
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Feature-wise a great DLC. Possibly the best. But the name is just silly...
 
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I laughed for the name :D Finally, some common sense in EU4. Anyhow, finally we have release date :)
 
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It is perhaps worth noting that Common Sense was also the name of a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine about why it would be common sense to secede from Great Britain.
Compared to the population of the Thirteen Colonies/The US, it has the highest sales of any book published in US history.
 
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You sly devils, it was right there in the first DD. :)
After all, it is just common sense of us to listen to what the community is requesting.
 
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New Options For Subject States: Once just tiny money faucets, recent expansions have made vassals and colonial nations more useful. Common Sense gives you new tools to exploit them or keep them in line

We havent had a dev diary for this right?
But hype hype hyppppppeeee

Edit : So if this pattern continues, there are 4 more dev diaries and 4 more map teasers till release date of june 9th right? Unless last week is for bug sweeping?
 
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It is perhaps worth noting that Common Sense was also the name of a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine about why it would be common sense to secede from Great Britain.
Compared to the population of the Thirteen Colonies/The US, it has the highest sales of any book published in US history.

So anything special for US? as after all it is a US book and enormous implications there.

Edit : OMG potential clue to next dlc after common sense discovered. Quote Wikipedia :
IV. On the Present Ability of America, with some Miscellaneous Reflections
The fourth section of the pamphlet includes Paine's optimistic view of America's military potential at the time of the revolution. For example, he spends pages describing how colonial shipyards, by using the large amounts of lumber available in the country, could quickly create a navy that could rival the Royal Navy.

Naval DLC next confirmed?

Edit 2 : wiki also says common sense was basically an American Magna Carta which (in my opinion) would be a cooler name (although some say it is not time relevant) (to which I reply its the same sh** except in America)
 
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So anything special for US? as after all it is a US book and enormous implications there.
Both unique American governments (American Republic and Federal Republic) will make use of the parliament.
We havent had a dev diary for this right?
But hype hype hyppppppeeee
It was supposed to be yesterday but it was swapped with the one we got instead.
 
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