why do you like Vic so much?

why do you like Vic so much?

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    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


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If there is a game with similar economy please let me know.

Closest thing I've found is Supreme Ruler series, which is a buggy mess.
 
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If there is a game with similar economy please let me know.

Closest thing I've found is Supreme Ruler series, which is a buggy mess.
Lol nope, at least not any that I know of. That's the problem, Paradox has the monopoly...
 

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Is there away to play EU without the main focus being war? If so please tell me more....i would love to get into that game.
Try Venice. It's a different experience because you're supposed to trade with the world, not conquer it. Its government type actually penalizes you for holding lots of land directly. You'll be more involved with maintaining alliances to avoid war (it's bad for business) than with actually fighting.

There's still plenty of war though, especially when the Ottomans get all up in your face. Most of your army will be mercenaries because you have tons of gold but little manpower. I actually have no idea how a Venice run copes with the new mercenary system; I played it before that.
 

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If there is a game with similar economy please let me know.

Closest thing I've found is Supreme Ruler series, which is a buggy mess.
Hmm. Not a similar economy, but you might still enjoy The Last Federation because it's all about manipulating the existing governments to get them to do what you want, and brute force rarely works.
 

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Besides the Victorian Age with its pre-modern "mass evolution" itself (technology, urbanization, industrial and human development etc.) I like it especially for one reason: to be able to change history right before our modern age.

I always assume how our world of today would look like if certain things / country developments between 1836-1914 (=> 1945) would never have occurred...and if I can prevent those things from actually happening. ;-)
 

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  • The setting, industrial revolution is just by far more interesting to me than all the other PDX games.
  • You can play in more ways than just blobbing all over the map and enjoy the game.
  • The world changes so fundamentally throughout the session. Not just in the borders, but societal upheaval, ideologies and industrialisation.
  • All the detailed pop information and societal effects of your politics make the world feel so much more alive than other PDX games. Changes are not instant and can ripple throughout your empire in form of rebellions, migration and more.
  • It's way easier to play (for me) than EU, CK and HOI. Especially in CK I can never keep track of all the people and schemes involving mine and my neighbors courts.
  • It's less complex than the feature-overburdened games that have dozens of DLC. It's personal preference, for me vanilla HOD has the perfect amount of complexity and I already feel overwhelmed when loading V2 with HPM enabled.
  • A session of 100 years is reasonably short for a casual player like me. I cannot and do not want to invest hundreds of hours into the grand campaign for a single country.
 
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building empires and alternate-history. It's closer to our era so it's more relevant as well, like how HOI is more relevant.