Europa Universalis IV: The Cossacks announced!

Europa Universalis IV: The Cossacks announced!

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You are quite right, I am not a programmer. But I 'guess' that AI in EU series works based on casual if, and, or, else system, and the quality of AI is determined mainly by the quantity of such conditions. Eg -
in case A do X
in case B do Y
in case A with condition C do Z, then X. If it fails - then it is case B, then do Y.
etc.
I understand that complexity of numerous actions and variants in a game like EU is really hard to predifine in such manner, but it still needs to be done.
And since with every patch and expansion the game gets many new features and mechanics, the initially dumb AI gets lost in such variety of possible actions towards him and his possible reactions.

Soo, as I've said "Yaay, cossacks! Many new mechanics to brutally destroy stupid AI !! Yaay!".

P.S.
I understand that Johan and fellas are all people and they just don't want to break a thing that already works, khm, in a way.
I also understand that Ukraine-horde-PLC-hyped "Cossacks" DLC you can sell, while "AI Improvement" will never be a DLC (Like, it is you job, PDX, why charge money?).

It all reminds me of Hi-end PC, with double Nvidia Titan GTX, triple SSD, top soundcard made for audiophiles, and even some light bulbs and pricey pc case. But somebody forgot to get a strong cooler system and all this stuff, which makes this PC really good just overheats and doesn't work as intended.
Allow me to soundly reassure you that at no point during your journey through this post of yours did you acquire the faintest of clues about what you were talking about.
 
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We don't always name expansions after books.
 
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Lay off with the nationalist slapfights.
 
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Ottomans have the best ideas in the game, is one of the suggested choices to new players and the very starting date of the game is set at a crucial Ottoman victory.

Just imagine how glorious they would be if we *didn't* hate Turkish people for unspecified reasons that I'm sure are 100% valid and not in the slightest hyperbolic.
 
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Am very disappointing by this expansion, definitely the smallest/ least important/ least interesting expansion so far.
Might be the first expansion I don't buy on launchday for EU4.
Anyone else feel the same?
There's some people saying this about every single expansion, I think you're confusing 'smallest' for 'does not interest me personally'.
 
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Oh no these changes all interest me, and are all useful.
I'm just saying overall they're very small changes, with the Estates feature feeling like a slightly more involved faction system from republics.
Then you're just pretty much wrong, honestly.
 
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I hope to be so
Maybe you need to market this expansion better, as I don't seem to be the only one with misgivings
Nah, as I said a few people say this with every expansion. I think you'll be convinced with the final feature list.
 
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