Special E3 Announcement - just for you! A House Divided

Thormodr

Colonel
18 Badges
Mar 31, 2005
800
0
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Rise of Prussia
  • Pride of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2
  • Sengoku
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Magicka
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Deus Vult
  • Commander: Conquest of the Americas
WOOT!

I was really hoping for this.

Excited about seeing some developer diaries on this. :D
 

deadsoviet

Corporal
99 Badges
Oct 13, 2010
30
0
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • War of the Roses
  • 500k Club
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Europa Universalis III: Collection
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Divine Wind
  • Rome Gold
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • March of the Eagles
A couple of new countries would be nice eg Gran Colombia, Syria or Saudi Arabia,
do any of the suggestion we make here have a chance of being implemented or is it too late for that?
 

Variton

Colonel
90 Badges
Mar 25, 2008
842
6
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Warlock 2: The Exiled
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Sengoku
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Divine Wind
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Deus Vult
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • 200k Club
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Pride of Nations
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Achtung Panzer
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Europa Universalis 4: Emperor
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Victoria 2
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
YES! Was starting to get worried that the basically great game would not get further attention from PI (Now to think of it, it sounds stupid). Thought you had given up to limitations of processing power and complication of closed monetary system and left the era to AGEOD team to mess with.

Don't care about ACW but other features sound interesting. VIC2 is now basically too fluent: There isn't so much for player to play with. Hopefully you find some innovation like the buildings in EU3:DW that gives the player more to do (I'm looking at elections etc), but that doesn't go too much into micromanagement of VIC1.

Looking forward to this and later expansions.
 

Najs

Bending the law
25 Badges
Feb 7, 2009
734
2
  • Crusader Kings II
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Sengoku
  • Semper Fi
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Magicka
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • For the Motherland
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Deus Vult
  • Cities in Motion
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • 200k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
A couple of new countries would be nice eg Gran Colombia, Syria or Saudi Arabia,
do any of the suggestion we make here have a chance of being implemented or is it too late for that?

Since the expansion isn't due until 2012 it shouldn't really be too late for some things at least.
 

Alakasam

Second Lieutenant
99 Badges
Nov 17, 2008
146
0
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Crusader Kings II
  • March of the Eagles
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Pirates of Black Cove
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Majesty 2
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Cities: Skylines - Snowfall
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Magicka
  • Divine Wind
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For The Glory
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Impire
  • Lead and Gold
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis 4: Emperor
Ok, I have a bomb to drop, are you ready?
.
.
.
Really ready?
Here goes. The first expansion for VII is brewing in the Paradox office.
Ok, maybe you are not completely shocked. :)

The aim is to improve upon mainly the political and economical aspects of the game, with focus on the American Civil War era.

I'll list a few of the features here:
  • New starting point in 1861, allowing players to experience the US Civil War from the start.
  • Manufacture reasons to go to war with other countries, all in the name of the great game of power.
  • Civilize your country with various new reform paths to ultimately become equal to the western nations.
  • Invest in building infrastructure and factories in other countries to strengthen their ties to you.
  • Deeper political system with new national focus options and new types of reforms.
  • A new system of popular movements that can be appeased or suppressed, but if ignored, will become the revolutionaries of tomorrow.
  • Improved interface, with more information easily available and improving gameplay.

Let the praise/critique begin!
Best news ever!

Will we be seeing something that will allow us to monitor our national focus' progress? Say I am encouraging clergy in a state, will I be able to set a notification for when it reaches 4% or something along those lines?

And this is just outstanding :p
 

Premu

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
62 Badges
Feb 25, 2009
1.888
1.320
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Semper Fi
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Knights of Honor
  • Prison Architect
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stellaris: Nemesis
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Victoria 2
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • 500k Club
  • Stellaris: Lithoids
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Stellaris
Great news! :)

I especially like the overhaul of rebells - it's annoying that sometimes the only way to handle rebells is to let them win a bloody revolution, instead of giving in before starting a civil war.

Are there any ideas for the name of the expansion? Some proposals from me:
-"Return of the rebell scum"
-"Time of Liquor"
-"The Rise of Chile"

;)
 

Balesir

AoD's Old Geezer
143 Badges
Dec 23, 2005
2.914
1.126
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • For The Glory
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Impire
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Iron Cross
  • Magicka
  • Majesty 2
  • March of the Eagles
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis: Rome
  • Rome Gold
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Sword of the Stars
  • Sword of the Stars II
  • Supreme Ruler 2020
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Stellaris: Nemesis
  • Commander: Conquest of the Americas
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Cities in Motion
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Hearts of Iron Anthology
  • Darkest Hour
  • Deus Vult
  • Diplomacy
  • East India Company
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
I would have prefer a start date on June 19th, 1815 the day after Waterloo
I think that would be very messy as a start; a war was still going on, Napoleon trying to escape and the allies soon to occupy Paris. July 15th, when Napoleon surrendered to the British at Rochefort, might be a better date if you assume that this represented a de-facto peace (with Louis XVIII returned to the throne of France).

We have conflicting reports on likely release date at the moment, some say this December, others say probably not this year.
I think they said "December 2011, if all goes well". I interpret that as 2012 ;)

Oh, and this is excellent news - long live Vicky II!
 
Last edited:

Kriegsspieler

Field Marshal
66 Badges
Feb 27, 2003
10.345
710
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Crusader Kings III: Royal Edition
  • Battle for Bosporus
This is welcome news, for sure. I hope that Vicky2 enjoys the same developmental arc that EU3 had, with what was a somewhat bland game on first release getting better and better with each subsequent expansion.

I too am uninterested in the ACW (the game scale is not the right one to make an interesting fight of it, IMHO), but the other features sound quite intriguing.