HoI4 Dev Diary - A Post-Colonial World: Map Changes and New Tags

HoI4 Dev Diary - A Post-Colonial World: Map Changes and New Tags

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Please let us balkanize Germany and the US too. The best would be that we can reform them.
 

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Good to see Africa finally getting proper releasables!
 

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I'm very curious what that ''little something'' could be. Did i miss a clue on today's diary ?
 

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Really looking forward to this DLC. My only dislike is the decolonisation focus on Northern Ireland/Gibraltar/Falklands. That sticks in the throat a bit.

Still, I'm looking forward to the next DD!
 

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Shouldn't United Kingdom be renamed to "England" if Scotland and Wales are independant and Northern Ireland is given to Ireland?

They aren't exactly the UK if it's just England on his own.
 

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Please add some new formable nations and reformable nation.
 

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Well...thank you? I guess.

I would have preferred to have a fix for the broken air combat, some rework of the tactics picked by generals during battle or a second look at the doctrine trees but its free content.
You've got to remember that these started earlier than usual and there's still a long way for dev diaries to go.
 

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I don't envy whoever has to update the "Anti-Colonialist Crusade"... Oh wait, that's probably me :(
Ha! This was more or less what I thought when I read the dev diary. I've played that direction a couple of times, but was annoyed that I ran out of states to liberate. Next version will be glorious!

Any plans for a similar focus from someone in the East Asian area, ie. socialist Australia, India, etc.?
 

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Poland after.
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A definite improvement, there are some issues though, however insignificant they may be. In order of decreasing priority.
  • If state category assignment in Poland hasn't changed, it makes no sense. I understand balance concerns but it should at least somewhat match urbanisation and population levels of interwar Poland which it doesn't. I can offer precise suggestions on what to change if there's desire to do such changes.
  • Free City of Danzig is missing as a state. I can fully understand the unwillingness to add it as a separate tag, but if we represent Gibraltar, Zara and other enclaves that are barely a fraction of FCD area we should really have it separate. Also, it would give me an excuse to lobby for more FCD-related content :)
  • Ostpreussen is no longer a good name for the southern East-Prussian state, it's too broad. I would propose Ermland-Masuren.
  • West Wilno is a clunky name TBH. Just name it Wilno and have the eastern part named Wilejka or Głębokie.
  • There are good arguments to add Suwałki Triangle, a province which was actually seized by Germany in September and would complete the actual historical partition of Poland after Ribbentrop-Molotov. It was also claimed by Lithuania. Map.
  • The changes you've made allow for the post WW2 Polish-Soviet border in Bieszczady and southern Lublin state, but it prevents the pixel perfect Ribbentrop-Molotov (and 1914) borders. A bit of the same paradox as the previous changes to Vojvodina, which allowed post (or pre, actually ;) ) WW2 borders while preventing actual borders that were present during WW2. I do understand it's not really that significant in the grand scheme of things and you definitely have reasons to leave it as is. Map.
  • If we're at tweaking provinces, I'd reduce the size of Zaolzie, it's exaggerated compared to it's real size. I can understand clickability reasons, but I feel there's a balance between geographical correctness and gameplay to be found. That's the least important suggestion anyway.
Some other questions:
  • What is the state category and infrastructure of Ostpreussen/Ermland-Masuren?
  • Can you show the new borders of Vojvodina and Croatia states?
  • Are Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and Soviet Eastern demands adjusted for the new provinces? The latter didn't even include the previous Białystok/Grodno state, which I think was a mistake.
 
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First of this looks awesome! Now liberating or colonizing will feel much more immersive and meaningful. Speaking of map changes however...

Would it be possible to redraw the map in such a ways at to more accurately depict the wartime German partition of Europe? Not just for the sake of immersion but also for aesthetic reasons:
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I believe with the exception of Montenegro this is a pretty accurate and immersive experience especially when compared with the current in-game one:
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Yay more tags.


Mauretania, as it is fully impassible in the game, unfortunately did not make it in as a tag.
Couldn't Mauritania be put in, if the small strip of coast would be made a separate passable state? That way the Sahara remains impassable outside of a small coastal strip between Rio de Oro and Dakar and the relevant and suppliable part of Mauretania with the coast and capital is represented.
 

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I don't want to sound nitpicky, but British Malaya really could be made more granular. Currently, it is represented as a singular entity, but in real life, it is comprised of the Federated Malay States, the Unfederated Malay States, and the Straits Settlements in the Malay peninsula (which is the actual "British Malaya"), as well as North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei in the island of Borneo (collectively known as "British Borneo"). If "British Malaya" had to be kept as a single entity, I would at least recommend that all the above-mentioned entities be represented at the state level, and given the appropriate tags (Singapore, for instance, should be split away from the Malay peninsula as a separate state like Hong Kong).