- May 10, 2017
It is my understanding that it has been the policy of Paradox not to add new provinces into EU4 mainly over issues of tech debt and performance issues. I was wondering if any devs have written anywhere on the reach of this methodology. For example, I would love a South America/Inca Rework. If we can't add new provinces, is it possible to relocate, or shrink/expand, provinces into a new layout whilst keeping the actual number the same? I especially wonder if this is true for wastelands, as I feel the Andes could use some strategic wastelands there to make it feel more mountainous/defensive, and less traversable in general. What is the design philosophy here, and the extents/limitations of this bottleneck? Are wastelands coded like provinces, or could we open/change/stretch the central interior layouts of wastelands in Australia/Amazonia for instance? Appreciate any insights.