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The idea sounds really good and intresting, but wouldn't Spain/Austria/France abuse it the most, and these nations are already strong enough
No. It's intentionally designed to prevent blobs from being able to abuse it.
 

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I do think that Catholicism does need to be slightly weaker than protestantism/reformed, simply becuase you already start with it, and if the choice is between "Go through a couple of years of problems" (while conversion is quick, arguably too quick, it can still royally screw you over if you do it at the wrong time/situation) and "Stay as-is" there needs to be an advantage to convert.

That said, catholicism could probably use a boost of some kind. (one of the easiest would probably be to have the "sanction holy war" Papal interaction give a moral boost for a couple of years)
 

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How about monastic orders: benedictines, dominicans, franciscans, to name a few. They could be invited to provinces ruled by clergy, giving ujique mofifiers
 

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How about monastic orders: benedictines, dominicans, franciscans, to name a few. They could be invited to provinces ruled by clergy, giving ujique mofifiers
Tying them into estates would just make the system needlessly convoluted. Repurposing Hindu/Norse patronage or Islamic schools is the way to go for ease of access.
 

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I think emulating religious orders by utilizing the Islamic schools makes the most sense. The patron deities mechanic is best used for things like patron saints (you could also probably use Orthodox icons, but that then requires Catholicism to have patriarch authority as a mechanic)
 

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I do think that Catholicism does need to be slightly weaker than protestantism/reformed
Currently in EU4 playing as Catholic is a "suckerity". That's why in the MP game, practically all converts to other denominations because
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and
. Other paramets are often does not matter at the stage of inter-imperial wars
 

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Some good ideas there.
 

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This. I want this in my game, please. And the regional mercenary armies from the army thread :D
Great ideas, hope they will get noticed and implemented as soon as possible!