- May 16, 2013
Thanks for the kind words! I thought it would be wise to do this with Rome about to burst onto the stage.Read very well. Sometimes it is a good idea to have a "taking stock" update like this.
Yes they are! I'm lucky that their armies are in Africa. It will be a long war of attrition.Always nice to see the big-picture view, especially to put things in context right before something major stirs things up. It looks like Rome and Carthage are about to begin their inevitable contest for hegemony over the Mediterranean world.
The map looks a lot more populated than I remember from when I played. I'm guessing Reign of the Ancients adds a lot more factions to fill out the "uncivilized" regions?
Yep! So there is no colonization in the vanilla sense. Rather once you conquer a barbarian province you can build a "Colony" building to get your culture to spread there. I'm not super familiar with the mechanics, but I believe that after this, or once the civilization value gets high enough, the barbarian power goes away and it acts like a regular province. This also tends to keep random factions i.e Macedonia or the Seleucids from just colonizing like crazy in the Balkans, which is nice. RoA also adds a nice feature where if you occupy an enemy territory for ten years (I think) you will have an option to annex it for an infamy penalty.