Well i don't use cores to guide me, especially for major nations. I mean clearly most people playing EU2 have some grasp of history and would almost certainly know england invaded india.Fodoron said:The question is to push the AI towards doing what nations did in history. If you tell the AI that they have no legitimate claim there, It won't go because it does not behave as an European government of the 18th century. In EU2 cores are just tools, not legitimate claims aproved by the International Tribunal.
When I play a nation I don't know anything about, I wait for cores to give me the clue about what I should be doing to play historically. I do not read a book before sitting to the computer. In that sense cores are also very helpful hints for the player.
I would do exactly the opposite. Put the core to get the conquest done and then remove it to avoid getting the benefits of a core national province from a far away colonial province.
But also cores for humans tends to do more straightjacketing and pushing me rather harshly in a direction. Not quite leading me by the nose, but putting a trail of gold coins for me to follow if i do this vs that rather than let me experiment.
Actually i'd not give them cores period if were up to me, but i don't think many people would go for that idea.