Hm, not entirely fond of the Kaiserreich slant for Germany, given that of the two options for uniting Germany (HRE or Germany), it is the only one available to republics and, therefore, a likely lategame goal for a German-culture republic.
Wrong. Permanent claims give reduced core creation cost.Will Germany still require tech 20 to form? Nationalism and Imperialism are unlocked at 23 which would make these claims almost entirely pointless.
My sentiments exactly. As I said yesterday, the new German Missions should generally be seen as a goofy extra that most players will never actually see or interact with, kind of like Sunset Invasion for CKII. The HRE Missions, however, should definitely be reworked to be more realistic, given the DLC focus on HRE mechanics.Since my original post got deleted due to the forum bug, let me restate it:
- I really dislike the mission tree for Germany. It is anachronistic, it encourages mindless blobbing and it basically only makes sense for a Prussia-formed Germany.
- that said, since I have no interest in militarily forming Germany, either, this mission tree mostly will not concern me. It is okay to have an anachronistic, blobby mission-tree after enacting a formation decision that requires blobby, anachronistic play
- on the other hand, as far as I understand, parts of this mission tree will also apply to a unified HRE. Since enacting all the imperial reforms as Austria, Bavaria or Bohemia is something that I personally consider quite fun to do and much more "plausible" than an early Bismarckian conquest, this is something that might affect my games and therefore I do mind. A "blood and iron" mission with a Prussian Pickelhaube seems like a very inappropriate "reward" for a catholic Bavaria or Austria that have managed the empire well enough to get the princes to agree to turning the Holy Roman Empire into a more centralized state. The mission for a HRE should have a more diplomatic and "imperial" theme rather than Prussian militarism.
EDIT: For example, something about fully recovering the Kingdoms of Burgundy and Italy or even restoring (for later missions) the old Carolingian empire and/or the Staufer Empire (i.e. Sicily and the Kingdom of Jerusalem) would feel much more fitting for the HRE.