I know this is one person's opinion, but I'd be okay with EUIV saving a new provinces map in the savegames folder on the first generation of the RNW if that meant having quicker load times after each subsequent load of the savegame. In other words, I'd be okay with a 10-min generation time so long as it happened once. Not sure if it is possible, but there you go.
Reading more of the thread, though, it seems we might not be in luck - someone else essentially suggested the same thing as me and was told it doesn't work with the engine as-is.I second that. I'd rather wait for 10 minutes to have a richly generated New World than not playing with RNW because of its current lacklusterness.
People dont like random, they want to start with a historical setup and only then throw in randomness.
You have to be gamey and abuse mechanics if you want to start with a nation that has a death sentence.I'd play Byzantine more if it didn't involve gaming the system heavily and abusing certain mechanics/restarting constantly.
What's the most popular non-european country? Most popular horde? Most popular Manchu tribe? Most popular Native tribe? Most popular siberian clan?