Hearts of Iron IV - Developer Diary 12 - Internal Politics

Hearts of Iron IV - Developer Diary 12 - Internal Politics

  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

podcat

Oberkommando HOI4
Super Moderator
12 Badges
Jul 23, 2007
12.610
30.925
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Semper Fi
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis III: Collection
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Hearts of Iron II: Beta
  • Europa Universalis: Rome Collectors Edition
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Paradox Order
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
Hi everyone, we are now back from holidays and hard at work making games, so it's time for another dev diary. In this one we are going to talk about internal politics as well as give you an update on project schedule for Hearts of Iron IV.


Political Power
Political power is a new currency in Hearts of Iron IV. It models how much control you as a ruler have over things. Political power is gained over time automatically, but there are also ways of gaining more quicker, which brings us to National Goals.


National Goals
A national goal is something you set up as a promise or mission to the nation. Picking one will cost you political power, but you'll usually get it back plus more reward if you can show that you were able to accomplish it. It might be a specific historical goal (which is a great way of pointing the AI in the right direction btw) or something more lose, like a campaign of improving the nations roads.

dd12_1.jpg


We modeled this mechanic around how Hitler historically secured his grip on Germany and started WWII, the idea being that you need to pull off some stuff to build confidence in your ruling powers. There were groups convinced that he would bring ruin to Germany and were about to stage a coup vs Hitler as he went from breaking treaties by putting German military presence in the Rhineland and onwards to annexations of Austria and Czechoslovakia. Hitler gambled right that none of the League of Nations members felt strong enough to flex their muscles and stop him. I have a feeling there was a generous serving of good luck there, but nevertheless the effect was that his political power grew - he had been right when everyone else argued caution. Well at least short term, and this let him dictate policy without being questioned.


Ministers & Government
Your government is filled by you by spending political power. Some ministers may be hard, or impossible to get rid of, some may cost an upkeep of political points every week to work for you, and some may even help your political power grow faster. Ministers can have both positive and negative effects on the country. For some posts ministers are mutually exclusive, so you can only pick one from a group. This is true for all military top positions, such as head of army, navy and air force where we have a couple of different people to pick from, all with their specialties. For example, Germany can pick between 3 heads of the air force: Hermann Goering - who favors Ground attack missions, Ritter von Greim - who reduces weather penalties, or Albert Kesselring - who enables faster experience gain.
I think setting up the perfect cabinet will be a very interesting job in HOI4.

dd12_2.jpg


Companies
Tech teams from HOI2 was something a lot of people missed in HOI3, so we wanted to bring them back somehow in IV.

In HOI4 we call them companies, and, just like other things in this diary require political power to be selected, or to remove/change. They generally always come with a research bonus to a particular field and for most categories you can only select one company to be responsible for development of new models. Lets take tank research as an example, both Porsche and Henschel give you the same research speed bonuses, but tanks developed when you have picked one of them will have different starting stats. Porsche tanks will get an edge in armor, but suffer lower reliability and speed vs Henschel's designs that have better reliability and a small edge in firepower. With this we hope to add even more cool flavor to companies and make equipment from various countries a bit different, even if its tech of comparative years.

Laws
A subset of ideas, Laws are basically a group of ideas which are linked. You always have one, and only one, Law set for each group. You can freely change between Laws as long as you meet the trigger conductions for the Law you want to use, but the Political Point cost is higher the further away from your current Law it is. For example, there are 7 Conscription Laws, the first is Disarmed Nation, the 6th is All Adults Serve and the last is Scraping the Barrel - It costs a lot more PP to move from Disarmed Nation to Scraping the Barrel than it would to move from All Adults Serve to Scraping the Barrel. Extreme Laws are not always entirely better, Scraping the Barrel does grant the most Manpower, but it fairly significantly lowers your industrial output and the maximum Training Level of your divisions.

dd12_3.jpg


Elections & Public support
The nations in Hearts of Iron which hold democratic elections will find themselves in some special situations. If the public is concerned that the administration doesn't handle the current situation adequately, they may voice their dissent, making the rulers choose between facing lower public support and a nation that stands less unified against outside threats or making changes to policies or the administration to appease the voters. Although exceptions can be made in times of war, an administration that handles conflict poorly may see itself replaced.

Additionally, democracies are not immune to the effects of communist and fascist movements that defined much of the politics of the era. If the popularity of either grows strong enough, the ruling democratic party may find it necessary to form coalition governments with these parties. Such arrangements come with their own strengths and weaknesses, as these partners may use international ties among the communist or fascist empires abroad to open up new opportunities and risks for the nation.

If the public support for the democratic parties themselves wanes, the elections can effectively abolish themselves in favor of a military junta or vanguard party. Although the old government may choose to contest this, sparking a civil war, public support for the institution of democracy itself will ultimately be necessary to maintain it.

However, public support is not the only way another ideology can take over. Shifting the political allegiance of the nation can also be a national goal, with communists seeking broad support for a violent revolution and fascists looking for ways to topple the government via military coup. Even a dictatorship where no elections are held can work to increasing liberties and holding referendums to eventually move towards democracy. These tumultuous changes can temporarily weaken the nation, but allows for radical changes to foreign policy.


Release Schedule
On to other important matters. As some of you on the forum have already guessed, we have decided to move the original Q1 2015 release target to late Q2 2015. Hearts of Iron IV is a very ambitious undertaking and we might have been a tad optimistic with the original date that was communicated.

Hearts of Iron IV is our most complex game with massive scale as well as a lot of systems and details you need to get right. It covers a modern period which puts a lot more requirement into the simulation accuracy and with our new focus of making sure all games we make are solid, playable, and a lot easier to get into with polished interfaces... well, its a lot of work to make it as good as we want it to be.

With the new schedule, I'm happy and confident with where we are now with the game and with it being one of our core titles there is not really any risk of any other delays. After the last spurt of work we did before Christmas for example we have really seen all the pieces fall into place.

I really hope that you, just like us devs, prefer the idea of the game to be the best it can be on release. We care just as much of this game as you do. We'll be around to answer questions in the thread, so please ask us anything you want to know and we will do our very best to answer. We will also answer questions from this thread in a live Q&A tonight about the diary at 18:00 CET.
I'll also have Jacob Munthe the brand manager for Hearts of Iron with me on the couch in the livestream to help answering your questions.

Highlights video from the stream:
 
Last edited by a moderator:
  • 12
  • 4
  • 2
Reactions:

Phibs

Murifex maximus
100 Badges
Oct 22, 2012
2.890
2.802
  • 500k Club
I'm a hot little potatoe right now. :D

Thank you!!!
 

Beagá

Field Marshal
66 Badges
May 27, 2007
13.252
3.127
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • 500k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Field Marshal
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Crusader Kings Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • For The Glory
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria 2
AS lovely as those are (and they are very lovely, I like EU4 influence), isn´t it even better if you made a 1933 start date?

Suggestion for expansion, at least.
 
  • 2
Reactions:

Meanmanturbo

General
88 Badges
May 19, 2008
1.715
231
  • Sengoku
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • For the Motherland
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • For The Glory
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Commander: Conquest of the Americas
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2
Ohh, cool.

One question that pops up, what do the trade policies do now that there is no money in game any more? Can you "sell" the use of civilian IC for consumer goods us to other nations for resources or something along those line?
 

Hatting

Lt. General
45 Badges
Feb 14, 2012
1.248
663
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Sengoku
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Naval War: Arctic Circle
  • March of the Eagles
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • For the Motherland
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • 500k Club
  • War of the Roses
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
Release Schedule
On to other important matters. As some of you on the forum have already guessed, we have decided to move the original Q1 2015 release target to late Q2 2015. Hearts of Iron IV is a very ambitious undertaking and we might have been a tad optimistic with the original date that was communicated.

Hearts of Iron IV is our most complex game with massive scale as well as a lot of systems and details you need to get right. It covers a modern period which puts a lot more requirement into the simulation accuracy and with our new focus of making sure all games we make are solid, playable, and a lot easier to get into with polished interfaces... well, its a lot of work to make it as good as we want it to be.

With the new schedule, I'm happy and confident with where we are now with the game and with it being one of our core titles there is not really any risk of any other delays. After the last spurt of work we did before Christmas for example we have really seen all the pieces fall into place.

I really hope that you, just like us devs, prefer the idea of the game to be the best it can be on release. We care just as much of this game as you do. We'll be around to answer questions in the thread, so please ask us anything you want to know and we will do our very best to answer. We will also answer questions from this thread in a live Q&A tonight about the diary at 18:00 CET.
I'll also have Jacob Munthe the brand manager for Hearts of Iron with me on the couch in the livestream to help answering your questions.
Thank you for being honest and finally releasing some info on the schedule matter. It's preferably to know that it's gonna be late Q2 than nothing at all :)
Though the waiting will be harsh... give us some more frequent DDs at least :p
 

shri

Colonel
28 Badges
Jun 9, 2013
1.102
834
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • March of the Eagles
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
So is a TUSSLE or POW-WOW going to take place?
Say, you put Erich von Manstein (Combined Arms Genius?) as your Chief of Staff and he favors an All Weather Air-Force and his Boss, say Ludwig Beck - Organisational Expert supports Manstein, then will a Manstein-Beck vs Goering fight happen?

Inter ministerial fight dream has come true?? or not?
 

13Patrick

Second Lieutenant
1 Badges
Sep 12, 2012
148
71
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
Two questions:
1) Size of minister or leader portrait?
2) What is the meaning of "Verbat" and military cap? Country modifiers?
 

No idea

Field Marshal
51 Badges
Jan 11, 2010
3.998
1.185
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • March of the Eagles
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Imperator: Rome Sign Up
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
It sounds really good.

Ps. Porsche doing slow tanks? Are we talking about the same Porsche we alll know? :p
 

Kung Zog

Lt. General
27 Badges
Dec 19, 2010
1.360
143
  • Cities in Motion
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • King Arthur II
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Victoria 2
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • War of the Roses
  • 500k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Magicka
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
Looking real good.

In the post you write "democratic parties" in plural, yet on the screenshot there are only one democratic party (SPD)? Will we have more than one? (I really really really hope so...)
 

Porkman

Field Marshal
20 Badges
Nov 4, 2006
3.182
1.264
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • 500k Club
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
This hurts... a lot.

The shift to laws.... I liked how educational sliders were in previous HOI. Messing with the sliders you could make a really distinct government and they had more flavor.

This looks like the difference between nations won't be political at all beyond broad "fascist, democratic, communist" labels.

Is the difference between SU and the UK in 1944 only going to be that the UK has free trade and SU has a closed economy?

It feels boardgamey and not in a good way. Like instead of controlling the massive military industrial complex of one of the combatants, I'm playing a worker placement game where I'm trying to move my economy guy up the ladder.

Maybe if you gave the laws country specific names for the majors? Make them functionally the same, but just put a bit more flavor in there?

Like instead of saying "Partial Mobilization" if you're Britain, it would say "Blood, toil, tears and sweat." after the Churchill speech in 1940.

I like the idea of companies, but I'm not sure how they're going to work for the countries which didn't research their own hardware...
 
  • 3
Reactions:

Samut

Private
3 Badges
Oct 24, 2009
24
13
  • Darkest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
Hopefully having a volunteer army is a viable choice (inb4 "Volunteer armies aren't better than conscripted armies" :p )

A shame about the release date. Probably because I'll likely be working this summer :sad: but oh well, at least I have Pillars of Eternity in March and I'll probably be able to at least play some HOI4 in the summer (late Q2? So June?)
 

misterbean

Fumbling My Way through History
84 Badges
Oct 18, 2009
7.867
747
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Iron Cross
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Cities: Skylines - Snowfall
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Victoria 2
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Warlock 2: The Exiled
  • 500k Club
we get our fix at last! I was going through some serious withdrawal issues.

I can't say that the delay surprises me. If it means getting a better game upon release, I can wait the extra couple of months.
Would be cool if you could swing the release for 6th of June, though.
 

Bane5

Captain
57 Badges
Sep 9, 2012
472
357
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Field Marshal
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • BATTLETECH
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • BATTLETECH - Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Magicka: Wizard Wars Founder Wizard
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Crusader Kings III
  • 500k Club
Glad to see tech companies make a comeback. The stats flavor sounds intriguing.

A question: What is the cutoff for whether countries will have custom tech company names/ministers/national ideas vs generic ones?

Its obvious that the major powers such as Japan, the US, Germany, Italy, the Soviet Union, France, GB, etc will have custom ministers, national goals, and tech companies.
But what about regional powers such as Poland, Nat. China, Spain, Romania, Czechoslovakia, etc? Will they have custom ministers/tech companies/national goals or just generic ones?
What about smaller but important countries like Comm. China, or Greece?

Obviously, the more the better, but at release, what is your target goal?

------

Also, the political screen shows 1 democratic, 1 communist, 1 fascist party. Will there be more in-betweens for other countries (think US, dems vs repubs) or for autocratic governments that may not be necessarily fascist or communist (think HoI's generic paternal autocrat category)?
 
Last edited:

Super-Soviet

The Totalitarian Weeb
82 Badges
Jul 15, 2010
1.403
2.021
  • Tyranny - Tales from the Tiers
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Sengoku
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • For the Motherland
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Victoria 2
Okay, I'm seriously worried now.

Have you guys only put in three political parties representing Fascism, Democracy and Communism? Please, please no.
 
  • 4
Reactions: