The Grandest Virtual Party 21st & 22nd of November - Livestreamed on Twitch!

The Grandest Virtual Party 21st & 22nd of November - Livestreamed on Twitch!

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The return of the Grandest Lan

We are thrilled to be able to once again together with Turbolarp bring you the ultimate EUIV multiplayer experience, now in an online version inspired by The Grandest Lan Party events (2017-2019). We aim to recreate the atmosphere of the real life event, while we hope to be able to bring back the physical event soon. It is Paradox’s and Turbolarp’s vision to have a fantastic community get-together and make it an EUIV celebration.

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Check out the chronicle here!

Multiplayer Europa Universalis IV is the ultimate challenge for grand strategy game afficianadoes. Coordinating co-operative operations to take down big blue bullies before making that fatal backstab that undoes centuries of friendship. All in the name of history.

Participants will be divided into teams of three and together play one nation at the time. Collaborating in decision making, doing diplomacy and creating a nation’s chronicle will be among activities available. Adding to this, the stream audience will also have a chance to influence the experience of the participants.

Since 2017, The Grandest LAN has been the signature multiplayer event for EU4 fans, but, because of the history we are now living through, an elaborate castle event is impossible this year.

But that does not mean that the history wars have stopped! This year, the Grandest LAN is moving online, opening up the event to even more people who, in previous years, would have been deterred by the travel involved.

For more information, visit: eu4lan.com

The whole event will be livestreamed all through the day on both the 21st and 22nd of November (9:30am - 10pm CET) over at our twitch channel!

The Setup
We will have the computers set up in an actual LAN within the Paradox Offices in Stockholm. Each team uses Parsec to connect to "their" computer from which they will control their country.
Interactions and diplomacy will be carried out over Discord, and it will all be casted on Twitch where we aim to bring our viewers insight into the current events and intrigues playing out behind the scenes on top of the usual spectating of the game.

Here are the winners from the voting competitions throughout the event (twitch handles):
Parangon
Hellinyea
Tojona
mrdootyskeletonremasterd
matnormyth89
Vahanin
(if you are one of the winners and haven't yet been in contact with us: please reply to your chat message on Twitch!)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARADOX GRANDEST LAN CONTESTS

1. GENERAL
The contests held during “The Grandest Lan” (“Contest(s)”) are managed and promoted by Paradox Interactive, Magnus Ladulåsgatan 4, 11866 Stockholm, Sweden (“Paradox”, “we”, and “us”). These terms and conditions explain who may participate, the time frame, entries, intellectual property, disqualification, privacy, notification, prize, taxes etc. Please read these terms and conditions carefully prior to participating. By entering this Contest, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

THIS IS A CAMPAIGN BY PARADOX INTERACTIVE. TWITCH DOES NOT SPONSOR OR ENDORSE THIS CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.

2. Entrants
The Contests are open for anyone around the world aged 16 or above. Entrants under the age of 18 require parental consent to participate. Employees (and members of their immediate family) of Paradox, our agents, affiliates, and anyone connected to these Contests are not eligible to enter. The Contests are further void where prohibited by local law.

No purchase or payment is necessary to enter the contest or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning

3. How to participate
· The Contests will run during different times on November 21st-22nd, 2020. There will be four contests a day with four prizes per contest, a total of 32 prizes. Paradox reserves the right to cancel any not yet conducted contest.

· To participate viewers of the Twitch stream will be notified in the Twitch chat that a poll will be conducted. Participants will thereafter need to place votes (Google form with a poll function). The exact options will be communicated in the stream and in the poll itself. To participate the participant, need to clarify their Twitch nickname so that we can contact the winner. The winner(s) will be randomly selected from the participants who have entered the poll.

· Participants will have to stay in the Twitch chat during the duration of the poll + an additional 10 minutes after its end to get their prize. Winners will be contacted through twitch chat with a “whisper” and the full list of winners will be made public on our Forums for a period of 7 days after the event. Paradox reserves the right to choose another winner if satisfactory proof of age is not received or if the winner cannot reasonably be contacted.

4. Prize
The winner(s) of each individual contest will win:

· Paradox Merch (1 tote bag, mouse mat, and pastille box) with a total value of approximately 20 Euro.

The prize stated above have no alternative. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be sold. If due to circumstances beyond reasonable control of Paradox, Paradox is unable to provide the above stated prize, Paradox reserves the right to award substitute prizes of equal value. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions of any supplier. Any taxes due on the prize will be paid by the winner. Paradox’s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the Contest will be entered into.

5. Prohibited actions
The following actions are strictly prohibited during the contest:

· Using multiple accounts to enter;

· Cheating in any kind or form;

· Has a behavior which, in Paradox’s estimation, is unlawful, harmful, abusive, harassing, threatening, malicious, defamatory, libelous, untruthful, pornographic, pedophilic, obscene, vulgar, racist, xenophobic, liable to incite hatred, sexually explicit, violent, contrary to morality or is in any other way unacceptable.

· Collude with other entrants to increase chances of winning;

· Spamming or other similar behavior.

Entries that does not comply with the rules, may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of Paradox. Paradox is not responsible for entries not received for whatever reason, for example, but not limited to technical, hardware or software malfunctions, misdirected entries, lost or unavailable network connections, incorrect, garbled, failed, delayed electronic or other communications or other technical problems related to entries.

Paradox reserves the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage. Paradox also reserves the right to amend or cancel the Contest if circumstances arise outside of Paradox’s reasonable control.

Paradox is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this Contest.

Any participant who attempts or enters the Contest in a manner, which in Paradox’s determination is contrary to these rules or by its nature is fraudulent or unjust to other entrants including without limitation tampering with the operation of the Contest, hacking, cheating, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to threaten, annoy, abuse, or harass any other entrants or Paradox and/or any of its agents or representatives, or who submits an illegible or incomplete entry may be rejected from the Contest at Paradox’s sole discretion.

6. Intellectual property
If you submit any content created by you to us for participating in the Contest (“Your Content”), you hereby grant Paradox a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display, distribute, make derivative works of and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit Your Content in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You represent and warrant that Your Content is completely your original work and not in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity.

7. Privacy
Any entrant’s personal data processed in conjunction with the Contest is processed for the purpose to execute the Contest and to adhere to any legal obligations. Processing of personal data for this purpose is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. If Paradox is not allowed to process the personal data, the entrant will not be able to participate in the Contest. Paradox will share the personal data only to such suppliers that must have it in order to execute the Contest, i.e. partners providing the prizes and carriers. These recipients may process the personal data outside of the European Union and Paradox ensures the safety of the personal data by entering into legally binding and enforceable standard data protection clauses or any other appropriate safeguard. The personal data will be processed for up to three months from the end of the Contest or as long as Paradox is legally obliged to process the data. For more questions about how Paradox processes personal data and to read more about your rights, please read our privacy policy, which can be found here.

8. General release
General Release: By entering the Contest, you release Paradox and all Social Media Sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and any of its or their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use a Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

THIS COMPETITION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ADMINISTERED, ENDORSED, OR ASSOCIATED WITH ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM (FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITCH, TWITTER OR OTHER AS MAY BE), AND YOU ARE PROVIDING THE INFORMATION AND ENTRY TO PARADOX SOLELY.

9. General
The Contest and these terms and conditions will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of Sweden without regard to its conflict of law principles. This Contest is subject to all applicable laws and is void where prohibited. Any provision of these terms and conditions deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these terms and conditions will remain in effect. Paradox shall not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an Entrant's participation in this Contest. Paradox reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Contest. These Official Rules may be changed at any time, but only by Paradox and only by posting new rules on Paradox's web site (including the user forums). These Official Rules will not be construed to impose upon Paradox any obligations for any losses, debts or other obligations incurred by any Contest participant. By entering, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Paradox, which are final and binding in all respects. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

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New policy for COVID-19:

Instead of putting everyone in the same castle, you should socially distance and put each participant in their own castle.

 
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As a viewer, I would still be interested in knowing the rules of the event, especially how they will alter the "gameplay" from your average multiplayer session.
 
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As a viewer, I would still be interested in knowing the rules of the event, especially how they will alter the "gameplay" from your average multiplayer session.
Just to be on the safe side of the external links rule: from https://www.eu4lan.com/ (as posted by Bjorn), follow the link to the Event Guidelines document (which is actually most of the links on the page), and then the one to the Rulebook (first link under the Guidelines header).

Edit: and the Event Guidelines document contains a lot of information itself as well, naturally :)
 
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As a viewer, I would still be interested in knowing the rules of the event, especially how they will alter the "gameplay" from your average multiplayer session.
This event has a certain decently experienced MP player as a Game Master who took a solid effort to make sure that the settings are good; no need to worry about anything IMO.
 
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Just to be on the safe side of the external links rule: from https://www.eu4lan.com/ (as posted by Bjorn), follow the link to the Event Guidelines document (which is actually most of the links on the page), and then the one to the Rulebook (first link under the Guidelines header).

Edit: and the Event Guidelines document contains a lot of information itself as well, naturally :)
Thanks, that's what I was looking for. I missed that, checked the Game Rules section and the guideline list at the bottom also didn't have the link, so I thought it wasn't available yet.
 
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This year, the Grandest LAN is moving online, opening up the event to even more people who, in previous years, would have been deterred by the travel involved.
Personally I think this is one of the coolest things. People in places like Egypt or South Africa (Asia/Americas still in a hard spot due to time differences) can now participate without needing to bleed their wallets nearly as much.
 
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1. GENERAL
The contests held during “The Grandest Lan” (“Contest(s)”) are managed and promoted by Paradox Interactive, Magnus Ladulåsgatan 4, 11866 Stockholm, Sweden (“Paradox”, “we”, and “us”). These terms and conditions explain who may participate, the time frame, entries, intellectual property, disqualification, privacy, notification, prize, taxes etc. Please read these terms and conditions carefully prior to participating. By entering this Contest, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

THIS IS A CAMPAIGN BY PARADOX INTERACTIVE. TWITCH DOES NOT SPONSOR OR ENDORSE THIS CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.

2. Entrants
The Contests are open for anyone around the world aged 16 or above. Entrants under the age of 18 require parental consent to participate. Employees (and members of their immediate family) of Paradox, our agents, affiliates, and anyone connected to these Contests are not eligible to enter. The Contests are further void where prohibited by local law.

No purchase or payment is necessary to enter the contest or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning

3. How to participate
· The Contests will run during different times on November 21st-22nd, 2020. There will be four contests a day with four prizes per contest, a total of 32 prizes. Paradox reserves the right to cancel any not yet conducted contest.

· To participate viewers of the Twitch stream will be notified in the Twitch chat that a poll will be conducted. Participants will thereafter need to place votes (Google form with a poll function). The exact options will be communicated in the stream and in the poll itself. To participate the participant, need to clarify their Twitch nickname so that we can contact the winner. The winner(s) will be randomly selected from the participants who have entered the poll.

· Participants will have to stay in the Twitch chat during the duration of the poll + an additional 10 minutes after its end to get their prize. Winners will be contacted through twitch chat with a “whisper” and the full list of winners will be made public on our Forums for a period of 7 days after the event. Paradox reserves the right to choose another winner if satisfactory proof of age is not received or if the winner cannot reasonably be contacted.

4. Prize
The winner(s) of each individual contest will win:

· Paradox Merch (1 tote bag, mouse mat, and pastille box) with a total value of approximately 20 Euro.

The prize stated above have no alternative. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be sold. If due to circumstances beyond reasonable control of Paradox, Paradox is unable to provide the above stated prize, Paradox reserves the right to award substitute prizes of equal value. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions of any supplier. Any taxes due on the prize will be paid by the winner. Paradox’s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the Contest will be entered into.

5. Prohibited actions
The following actions are strictly prohibited during the contest:

· Using multiple accounts to enter;

· Cheating in any kind or form;

· Has a behavior which, in Paradox’s estimation, is unlawful, harmful, abusive, harassing, threatening, malicious, defamatory, libelous, untruthful, pornographic, pedophilic, obscene, vulgar, racist, xenophobic, liable to incite hatred, sexually explicit, violent, contrary to morality or is in any other way unacceptable.

· Collude with other entrants to increase chances of winning;

· Spamming or other similar behavior.

Entries that does not comply with the rules, may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of Paradox. Paradox is not responsible for entries not received for whatever reason, for example, but not limited to technical, hardware or software malfunctions, misdirected entries, lost or unavailable network connections, incorrect, garbled, failed, delayed electronic or other communications or other technical problems related to entries.

Paradox reserves the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage. Paradox also reserves the right to amend or cancel the Contest if circumstances arise outside of Paradox’s reasonable control.

Paradox is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this Contest.

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Six years in... a dead player team.... Mazovia, rest in pieces. :(
 
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Update Monday 23rd of November!

Save file has been added to OP for those that wish to boot up the game in its end state and have a look around and maybe finish it off.

Here are the winners from the voting competitions throughout the event (twitch handles):
Parangon
Hellinyea
Tojona
mrdootyskeletonremasterd
matnormyth89
Vahanin
(if you are one of the winners and haven't yet been in contact with us: please reply to your chat message on Twitch!)

If you wish to partake in future LAN's (hopefully we'll be back in a castle next time): Sign up for our EU4 Newsletter through your Paradox Account settings for more information when it's about to happen

We'll be starting to upload edited videos from this event on YouTube during this week! Subscribe etc to keep an eye out for that!
 
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It was fun to have something to watch, but being 100% honest, 2018/9 were more enjoyable. Maybe it was just me, but everyone seemed way more timid this year.
Also, and this isn't a criticism of the casting team in anyway cause you guys did great, but I still feel the stream is missing something without Jake.
 
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