- Jan 20, 2013
The problem is that some states aren't equal to themselves dependant upon what continent your capital is on. If you're at your state limit + territories and your capital is in India, you might hesitate to conquer an area in India or Indochina with a total of 12 development, but if you move your capital to the Canarias, it's free real estate. A capital in Europe fundamentally increases your administrative capacity because you get to use every trade company and colonial region to minimize the impact of blobbing on your corruption gain and/or coffers.I don’t think you guys understand how the corruption for territories are going to work... you have to have more territories than states.
So for example, you start with a base of 10 states, that means you would have to have 21 areas with half of them stated before you start getting any corruption from it. So as your state limit grows, so too will how much you need to blob before it starts affecting you. So in Russia’s case, their age ability allows them to hold 40 more areas before the extra one makes a difference.
It’s not a good system, but it’s not anywhere near as bad as people are dramatizing it to.
Because paying for something and then finding out you didn’t have to pay for it sucks... similar to the people complaining about their $2.80 discount that they missed from pre-ordering (@Wagonlitz).
That said, I don’t mind features like this or development becoming free so long as they are then used, tied, and implemented better in the game.
Perhaps I should clarify since you keep "disagreeing" with this: I am not complaining about the corruption for exceeding 2x state cap in states+territories, I am taking issue with the half of Asia sized exemption carved out for trade companies, which cannot be formed on your home continent.