- Apr 1, 2016
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.
Hrm...I suppose he could make a good Churchill-esqe wartime leader, but after than he needs to go before his family destroys another Rome!
Yeah, I might be to blame for that @dragoon9105. Somehow my megacampaign, despite having eradicated the Dandolo family from existence before it existed along with almost every single Italian, triggered him so hard that he had to write a really long and graphic description in his signature about me killing Dandolo.It seems like a bad idea to let another Dandolo near the capitol of a Roman successor state. I mean, we all know what happened last time... and if you don't, just ask SirDippingsauce
The Ottomans, Mehmet II, and their giant anti-Theodosian cannon.
It seems like a bad idea to let another Dandolo near the capitol of a Roman successor state. I mean, we all know what happened last time... and if you don't, just ask SirDippingsauce
Well, the sins of the father must not be visited on the children, after all... go, DANDOLO! Redeem your family name by crushing the vile Fascists and Communists!
Guys Guys Guys, The Dandolo Family from 910 till now in TTL has been no more than the occasional Grand Mayors of Venice, so the only one destroying any romes around here will be me, or those damn commies, Besides I like the Italians better when they aren't revolting after all how can anyone call themselves an Empire without Italy? Danubian Federation is great and all, but theres just something Magical about having that 'Empire' on the map
Ck2 I was always around 300 years ahead of the AAR and did updates every day. I'll probably keep it at 1 every other day or go back to 1 every day since I'm off from University for a few weeks.Great summary of your industrialization programs. Nice to see a HOI AAR focus on something other than war.
Seeing as you're already finished playing through HOI4, will the update schedule remain the same or will we see it speed up?
Lets just say it had the potential to be a Worst Case Scenario and I intentionally made things harder on myself as much as possible, My test game taught me that If I want the army to behave properly I have to command it myself so things ended up being easier in some areas and harder in others. From what I've seen of the AI, If I wasn't at the Helm the Empire would have crumbled.Not asking you to spoil anything, but did the enemies of the Empire give you a good fight?
The solution to every problem involving China: throw a lot of nukes at it until it dies.Ck2 I was always around 300 years ahead of the AAR and did updates every day. I'll probably keep it at 1 every other day or go back to 1 every day since I'm off from University for a few weeks.
Lets just say it had the potential to be a Worst Case Scenario and I intentionally made things harder on myself as much as possible, My test game taught me that If I want the army to behave properly I have to command it myself so things ended up being easier in some areas and harder in others. From what I've s It would have crumbled.
My test game had the Chinese Theatre there end up being like Soviet one in our timeline, with the Germans(Me) advancing up to a few Key cities, A massive bloodbath ensuing and finally a pushback that lost me thousands of miles of territory. Couple dozen nukes and Learning how to properly use armored divisions sort of fixed that issue though.
Thats my solution to every problemThe solution to every problem involving China: throw a lot of nukes at it until it dies.
Yea, HOI IV is pretty short, Paradox had the forethought with this one to let you play past the end date though so thats nice.The Holy Roman Empire is putting in good work with industry. The desire to be the Empire of Industry ought to be easily accomplished with this rate.
The campaign is just 13 years? Wow, I thought it was longer.
Think I might take you up on that Idea, if only to add variety and make things feel less rushed. And well I play in 10-12 hour Sprints, and HOI IV is a new toy so, easy to burn ridiculous amounts of time on.I'm actually surprised you finished so quickly. Even for HOI4 AARs I usually hear that players take a while to get to 1949. Meanwhile I'm here grinding it out in the logistical nightmare that is 1941 in HOI3. Will you think about playing further along in HOI4 until the engine starts breaking down, or will you move on?
Well, if you're thinking of stretching it out, I would recommend adding in a few character-based updates. While your AAR is already very well-written, it could be made much better if you had some short stories focusing on a couple characters. We could see what Octavia is thinking as she goes about her daily life, or maybe Dandolo as he's handling the machinations of government. We could even focus on the point of view of the average HRE citizen or some random person from another country to give us a new view on things. It would help to flesh out your world a lot so it won't just be several long updates of "x did this, this happened, y caused this, etc" (no offense). Hearts of Iron, because of its really short timeline, is actually a great place to do this (besides CKII of course).