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Choosing your colonies empire

Ninjazn

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I was recently playing a Terra game and was the Dutch. I was the first to explore the new continent, and was also the first to settle it. I built five cities there, and then decided to give it independence. However, I wanted to chose what Empire would spawn out of giving my cities independence. Obviously there is no way to pick which one you want, but I have an idea.

What if you named the cities you wanted to liberate with names of an Empire that is not present in the game? Example, there is no French Empire in the game you are playing. So, you name all your cities in the new continent, Paris, Rhymes, Leon, etc. That way, the game could detect what names you've given your cities and when you liberate the cities it will automatically spawn the Empire that has those names for it's cities.

I hope I explained that well enough, it seems like it could be implemented fairly easily. I hope this is added in an update or something. What are your thoughts?
 
What happens if I name my 5 cities London, Paris, Berlin, Washington and Beijing?

What if I name them something that's not a real world city?
 
See thats my point, if you decide to name them all cities that correlate to ONE empire then it would chose that empire. Otherwise random names, or various real cities names would just give you a random empire. The point of naming them all with real world cities relating to ONE empire would mean you get that specific empire when you liberate them.

Sorry if the bolding made it seem like I was yelling, I wasn't, I was just doing that for emphasis.
 
I like the idea of naming colonial cities after what you would like the nationality of your colony to be. Personally, I think it would be a good idea if you could choose both the leader and nationality of your colonies. Another part of this could be that you are limited in your choices by the background of your empire. For example, if you are the British Empire you would be limited to European countries or the names of European colonies. Honestly, I see no problem with the colonies being the same nationality of the homeland and just placing "New" in front of the country name and then the leader being chosen from the list of leaders for that particular country.

For example:
England --> New England
America --> New America
Mongolia --> New Mongolia
China --> New China
and so on.
 
Great idea- if you're giving them their freedom, why not just leave behind a Govenor?

A tad like how the Queen is still the Head of State of most of the Commonwealth, and ensures everything runs smoothly.
 
Slight problem in that you'd get a major advantage by picking leaders with a strong trait combination. Would the AI be capable of figuring that out? Is it fair to be able to bag a good colony leader simply because you were first to found one?
 
I suppose being able to choose good underlings and suborbinates is part of leadership. Maybe if you install a monarchy/dictator, you get to choose the leader, whereas if you install a more democratic one (prehaps you'd have to if running representation/democracy) you could use espionage to influense the result?
 
I like the idea of naming colonial cities after what you would like the nationality of your colony to be. Personally, I think it would be a good idea if you could choose both the leader and nationality of your colonies. Another part of this could be that you are limited in your choices by the background of your empire. For example, if you are the British Empire you would be limited to European countries or the names of European colonies. Honestly, I see no problem with the colonies being the same nationality of the homeland and just placing "New" in front of the country name and then the leader being chosen from the list of leaders for that particular country.

For example:
England --> New England
America --> New America
Mongolia --> New Mongolia
China --> New China
and so on.

what about Indo? Funny to see an Indo-America
 
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