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So... To recap here. I saw some concern over on Reddit, thought I'd bring it to the forums to see how others feel...

We've clearly seen a massive improvement between 1.5 to 2.0.
There's been a marked improvement in terms of the quality (at least in my own gameplay experiences) and the political situation in the early and mid game is at least more interesting than it was in previous iterations of the game. That said - there are still some glaring holes that I think everyone can agree need to be shifted and changed around. There's also the good news that the player base has shot up as well. It seems we're floating around 2000 per day compared to a sub 500 during 1.5.

So that brings me to the main question here which I originally saw concern over on Reddit:

When/what do people think is coming next? Imperator doesn't seem to have any slot at PDX's event coming up this month. Which is concerning given the amount of other titles that seem to be getting some attention. Cause for concern? Or am I being paranoid?
 
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IMHO I:R looks like a niche game experiment with complexity (1) in PDX. (I do not say it is the most complex, but that they have given free hands to push for complexity).

I think we will see more development to I:R as the complexity sandbox for PDX depending on the next game yet to be announced.

There would be more development If the new game is made acessible and popular. However, if the new game is a complex one setting a new challenge for die hard PDX fans, then we may see some stall on development.

(1) complex not complicated. I know there are other games with far more features than I:R or far more difficult to win.
 
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I'm speculating freely here, but I think some added touches will be made in regards to trade, diplomacy and internal politics.

I just feel that makes sense, as a first steps of improvement after 2.0.

I think they will take some measured steps with major patches as well as som smaller DLCs to flesh out these areas.

Again, I am just guessing here, but I sincerely doubt they will abandon the game unless they're already working hard on I:R 2 (or would that be 3?) :)
 
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I'm firmly in the camp that thinks I:R isn't slotted in the event because they don't have anything significant to show. If the event had been before the 2.0 release, they'd probably have been there, but it wasn't. If the team was slotted right now, it'd be a team that had just finished a herculean effort, spent a week in bugfixing, then had a month or so to work on something after holidays. It would definitely not have been as exciting as what we just got, so instead, they gave the slot to a team that might have more to show. I don't think the no-show on the event is indicative of the health of the game.
 
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I'm firmly in the camp that thinks I:R isn't slotted in the event because they don't have anything significant to show. If the event had been before the 2.0 release, they'd probably have been there, but it wasn't. If the team was slotted right now, it'd be a team that had just finished a herculean effort, spent a week in bugfixing, then had a month or so to work on something after holidays. It would definitely not have been as exciting as what we just got, so instead, they gave the slot to a team that might have more to show. I don't think the no-show on the event is indicative of the health of the game.

Agreed 100%. Pushing I:R would be kind of dumb if you have nothing to show. I firmly believe they will give us both patches and DLC, but that is some ways away still. At least the DLC part.

At best, we might get some words from the Dev team on the reception of 2.0 or an upcoming patch. We'll see.
 
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I'm firmly in the camp that thinks I:R isn't slotted in the event because they don't have anything significant to show. If the event had been before the 2.0 release, they'd probably have been there, but it wasn't. If the team was slotted right now, it'd be a team that had just finished a herculean effort, spent a week in bugfixing, then had a month or so to work on something after holidays. It would definitely not have been as exciting as what we just got, so instead, they gave the slot to a team that might have more to show. I don't think the no-show on the event is indicative of the health of the game.
It could well be this, but PDXCON is also a marketing event and there is no better platform for Archeon to appear there and promote the beautifulness of 2.0 while having a captive audience that came there to see HOI or CK.
 
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I too think it's too early to conclude anything about development ending - but it would be really nice if @Arheo could stop by t give us confirmation.

Even something along the lines of "Hey, we're working on 2.1, but unfortunately I can't give you any details on what it will contain or when it will drop" would go a long way.
 
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Imperator is a delicious dish that needs to cook slowly. :p
 
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I think both, but most definitely flavor stuff. I certainly hope for more substantial DLC, but time will tell.
 
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From what I understood Imperator has a different DLC policy compared to the other PDX games. All the new major mechanics will be part of the free update, while DLC will mostly contain flavour packs
 
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From what I understood Imperator has a different DLC policy compared to the other PDX games. All the new major mechanics will be part of the free update, while DLC will mostly contain flavour packs
Well, CK3 currently has this model as well, with the latest DLC focusing mainly on some part of the map, maybe this will be their new policy?
 

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Well, CK3 currently has this model as well, with the latest DLC focusing mainly on some part of the map, maybe this will be their new policy?

Yeah, this is a model that PDS has been moving towards since Stellaris. It's an attempt to fix the problems that CK2 and EU4 had with the first generation of the PDS business model. In particular the massive entry barrier that 300+ euro worth of DLC present to new players and the inability to iterate on old features that were locked behind a DLC.

Time will tell it it works, but I'm cautiously optimistic.
 
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Yet another prove that I:R is setting the trend, our friends in HOI IV now get to build railroads. Ofc this is a copy from our Roman roads. ;)

 
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Yet another prove that I:R is setting the trend, our friends in HOI IV now get to build railroads. Ofc this is a copy from our Roman roads. ;)


I hope they get Omens next.

"Hmm, I really want to invoke Goebbels for the Political Power; but maybe I should elevate Chamberlain to my Pantheon to remove Unrest in my democratic territories instead?"
 
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Fellow citizens - you've all managed to restore my confidence. I am grateful to you all.

Also - Bronze Age mod is now available for 2.0!
 
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I guess we'll be seeing improvements to trade first, but I doubt they'll be able to squeeze it out before summer. Late August, or early September perhaps? After that, I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing some change to characters and internal management.