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.
Not for me they don't.
(Total War's strategy phase is turn-based.)
I believe he's referring to the fact that like Paradox, Creative Assembly is basically the only major company occupying their niche.
Ah you seem to be taking this from an sp we perspective. I’m considering how to build the strongest country in an mp environment.Not really, it's perfectly possible to keep yourself below the GC limit even on WCs.
Using this button on dozens or hundreds of provinces will have a major impact on you nation, most important of all probably being the CCC penalty, and coalitions being far, far more annoying.
The thing to think about in wide play is how many provinces you can afford to state on your current GC.
Territories and TCs are essentially GC free with courthouses and town halls, so your nation's GC determines how many provinces you're able to fully state.
Losing 50 GC like that means you're not able to state about 166 development at minimum (with one state house per area and town halls in every stated province), which leaves you on a negative 150 development balance (since territories and GC have 90% autonomy).
So you have to ask if the extra manufactory is worth it, are 750 extra manpower (or 1500 with the right goods) or +1 goods produced in one single province worth 150 stated development?
I'd say not at all tbh.
You can always choose to play above your GC of course, but how much above will depend on your stating strategy and expanding infra will give you the same trade-off, or make your penalties even worse.
Even for tall play I can't see this being worth it outside your capital area, where you know you'll be developing a lot and already starts with -100% GC bonus to counter the +100% GC penalty it gives ( which I didn't even consider in the calculation above, so you're losing even more than 150 stated development for that extra manufactory).
Over gov capacity does affect AEAh you seem to be taking this from an sp we perspective. I’m considering how to build the strongest country in an mp environment.
Gov cap only hurts advisors cost and ccr everything else it hits it’s fairly irrelevant but if you already have 200 provinces ccr is irrelevant. You can still dev them all to 20. At which point the question becomes what’s more valuable conquering more land or making the land you have better. Take a Russian steppe province you can fairly easily get 20k manpower from it, an extra soldiers house is is almost the equivalent of doubling its base manpower assuming 5/5/10 development.
If you wish to take a few hundred more dev that’s fine I’ll take a few million more manpower and we’ll see who wins. Sure I won’t be able to core any land I take... but I can just turn your entire country in to vassals. And sure my advisors will cost a tonne but I only need the mil one and well 300 per month for a level 5 mil advisor is still easily affordable late game on my 2k income.
It’s not a very fun way of playing but it is optimal for strength.
Missions were base game originally no? And the diet does give alot of the old missions, only purple phoenix added unique ones iircFeatures that basically fix stuff that doesn’t work, or complete previously incomplete released versions of the game should be free, but I’m not sure if a carpet siege button is one of them. I’ve never considered it a missing feature and I’ve never previously paid for it, despite having all DLC’s.
Now Missions on the other hand... I paid once for a game that gave me missions throughout the game, only to have it removed and replaced with an extremely barebones and incomplete feature that I’ve been paying for repeatedly to have decently fleshed out and completed... and will have to do so again with this one