- Dec 3, 2015
This is very sad to hear. Dynastic politics, aims, personal unions and inheritance played THE crucial role in the history of Europe up until the late 18th century. I understand that you want to distinguish the game from CK2, but early modern period was absolutely nothing like 19th or 20th centuries. Over half of the game's timeline falls before the peace of Westphalia, which is now viewed as the starting point for a modern conception of statehood, sovereignity and international relations.In a concise but disappointing response, we do not have this planned for the upcoming expansion/
Yet the dynastic matters in EU4 are completely sidelined and using very unclear mechanisms that do not even try to imitate reality. The guide to personal unions on this very forum shows how incomprehensible the system is for many players, even the experienced ones. We don't need to have the CK2 dynastic claim system and succession rules pasted over to EU4. We don't even need dynastic trees. But we need some better UI and visible rules for PUs and most of all, dynastic flavour. Succession wars were the most impactful and large-scale conflict in European history, so why is there so little focus on personal unions it in the game apart from the very few predetermined historical ones?
Making a large European expansion and ignoring that what made the whole panregion unique and distinct from the rest of the world is beyond my understanding, especially considering how dated the existing mechanics are. Please make sure to do think twice about this decision.