- Jun 18, 2018
So just to juggle around some numbers. Assuming i am a rather well developed european country sitting in ... lets say the english channel. I eat my way through west africa - south africa - beachhead india. India has how many provinces? Like 200-something? So with some heavy absolutism i go about and eat those 200-ish provinces at, let's assume, 10 dev average. If i were to concentrate development on those that's 6 dev lowered per province, 3 go to my capital, 1 to a random state and 2 are lost. Per province. That's 600 development for my capital alone, followed by throwing all of india into a trade company, build manufactory+city hall and forget about it.
But why stop at india, when china is right around the corner?
Don't know about you, but coming leviathan, i will be concentrating a stairway to heaven.
*Bonus question, can you concentrate before having a territorial core in said province? Asking for a friend ....
Good thing your capital region has reduced GC and edict cost so by concentrating development you can sav on GC, edicts and get the most out of buildings while at the same time saving ducats by not building as many buildings. You will also inflate the trade value and your trade share on your home node, meaning that Great Britain or anyone else that naturally controls The Channel with get even more trade money in the sixteen hundreds.
You will also be able to develop for institutions much easier as you can get some good lands, make them territories (if they aren't already), concentrate development so their Dev cost plummet, get some prosperity going, edict and Dev it. Bonus point if you manage to Dev for institution a province adjacent to your capital so your capital with passively get the institution in no time and, because your capital represents a big share of your nation's development, it will be much easier to embrace the institution.
I mean, this mechanics sounds awesome and so easily exploitable, which can be fun. But I can't see it benefiting "tall" play at all.