EU4 - Development Diary - 7th of July 2020

EU4 - Development Diary - 7th of July 2020

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Any chance you could sneak in some pirates of the south chinese sea? Given that Ming will likely not get an update in a long time and that the pirates organised largely due to events happening in SEA, I could see quite a nice event chain here. Especially if you dare to add some more islands on the chinese coast. :)
We've already got the pirates in So and Palembang. I'm always a fan of pirates (I designed the feature after all) but I don't want to overload the world with them.

Maybe a stupid question, but seeing how the next DLC/patch/whatever will be SEA-focused, could you elaborate on the geographical width of it? SEA apparently starts at the Burmese border in the west - where are the cutoffs in the other directions? Will we see something for Australia or New Zealand or is this outside the scope?
There will be content for nations outside of SEA but nothing I can talk about at this time.

Will you consider remaking the map of China and adding more provinces and states? I'm from China and is a bit unsatisfied with the current provinces in China. Inconsistent romanization, large chunks of provinces, weird states, etc. If you are planning to make changes to the Chinese map I am always glad to help! There's also a mod on Steam called "The Sun never sets on the Ming Empire" which contains a really good redrawn map for Ming. I believe that the map in that mod is a bit too complex, but I do consider it to be a good direction for a further Chinese update.
No plans on doing a China map rework any time soon, sorry. I'm aware that there's a lot of room for improvement though.
 
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None yet but I'd like something to flow into the Siam node to make it less terrible.
Well, shouldn't the South China node flow there? Wasn't it historically how SEA made money?
 
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Hi paradox... Can you adjust the borders of provinces so that they would match up the Rivers? I know it's hard to change the borders for every province on the map. But why not start applying this to newly added provinces?
 
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Thanks for posting dev diaries during the Swedish summer holiday Neondt!
 
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Happy to see Dev Diaries back and even happier that content is still being added but I am still disappointed about the lack of communication about the IA debt bug...
 
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Nice dev diary! I love the more detailed map for the region and the new tags! Are there any plans concerning the AI behavior as the Emperor of China? Right now AI will always make other chinese neighbours tributaries and wont expand as a consequence (even if they have cores/permaclaims), leaving a huge power vacuum when Ming explodes by the 16th century. It would be awesome if new chinese emperors were expansionist instead of passive, and it would make the SEA more interesting to play, as this new emperor would be a real challenge, rather than just a couple of weak chinese tags that dont fight at all.
 
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Hi paradox... Can you adjust the borders of provinces so that they would match up the Rivers?
Where that's genuinely applicable, of course they can.

However, sometimes the correct alignment is for the river to run through the middle of a territorial unit. Paris has straddled the Seine, and Rome the Tiber, for quite some time :)
 
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@neondt Can you at least give a hint - will anyone from the SEA have some colonization focus in their mission trees?
 
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Hi neondt!
The map changes looks really awesome, and Siam has a lovely colour. Looking forward to the patch!

You mentioned that you are considering or are adding content outside of SEA for the update, I wonder if there is any possibility for Australian aboriginal tags? I feel it would be exciting just to have something over there to play as.
 
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Speaking of maritime, will there be, in any chance for the Malay kingdoms to form the historical Sriwijayan empire? Mandala vassal-state thalassocracy empire maybe. They had that as part of mission before, but it was not actually a playable tag, just modifiers though.
 
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Can you add primary tags for the Karen and Kachin cultures? It would be interesting if they could have their own tag when they successfully revolt? The primary tag for Karen culture could be called Kawthoolei.
 
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Are the hill tribes animist?
 
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I think in regards to that regions trade nodes, the Mekong should either drive trade from Burma node to Siam node or feed into Burmese node from Siam node