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Europa Universalis IV

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by MoreEpicThanYou, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Samez

    Samez Emperor

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    Brunei can be a lot of fun! Close to the end my game looked like this:
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    England lost the 100 years war quite fast against the invading Scots. France is really strong and Spain expanded super fast so I had to take a lot of territories from them in the new world.
    India and China are each in a constant independence/reunification war loop.
    Korea had been conquered by Japan for several centuries but their overextension into Manchuria led to a recreation of Korea...
     
  2. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    Who's purple?
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Brunei ;)

    He started in Indonesia (well, north of it, in a bit of Borneo) and colonised America.
     
  4. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    Malaya, the Indonesian archipelago's formable nation.
     
  5. Samez

    Samez Emperor

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    I turned late game from Brunei to malaya an and westernized.
    My personal goal was to achieve a muslim america :)
     
  6. grandad1982

    grandad1982 Deity

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    In the latest dev diary for CoP there is a screen with a tick box on an army called "Attach to this unit?".

    Thank god!
     
  7. PhilBowles

    PhilBowles Deity

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    I've just found the hook that's going to prompt me to finally play EU IV...
     
  8. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    I'm hedging my bets of a deep sale this Christmas or in January when the DLC comes out.
     
  9. PhilBowles

    PhilBowles Deity

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    I picked it up in the 50% off Fall sale - for a new game I doubt it will be any cheaper any time soon. I only just read about the DLC, and yes I think I'll wait on that.
     
  10. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    What path of colonies did you travel to reach North America? Do you recall what year you landed colonists in NA?
     
  11. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    It was going so well, Hungary. (1580)
     
  12. Samez

    Samez Emperor

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    I followed the Pacific islands starting from the Philippines via Marshall, Hawaii and all the other necessary steps in between. Colonial Range was always a limit. But when you have to wait for new tech(/advisor) you can colonize all those tiny Indonesian islands and Australia.
    I landed at La Paz/Guaycura in 1578 and started conquering the Aztec/Mayan empire in a series of short wars (to limit overextension). At this time Spain had already settled most parts of SA.
    As England was defeated in the 100 years war they didn't turn up in NA until late game. French had to struggle with plenty of riots and several wars against Spain/HRE so their colonization in the USA were quite slow.
    For the USA I fought Spain several times and colonized coastal provinces first (as the inland provinces require one of your colonies to be next to them) and did lock up central/western US roughly at the Mississippi. During my US colonization I westernized and tried to catch up with techs. Surprisingly one of the biggest threats were the Dutch colonies in NA.

    In my current game I play as Swahili and try to form a Great African Empire. There a some challenges like the huge inflation combined with a long series of incompetent rulers and the Sub Sahara tech group (200% penalty and -2 on advisor effect). The benefits are okay: no great power close for quite a time, plenty of land to colonize, muslim religious groups which means potential strong alliances.
    Sadly I failed to colonize the high tax provinces in South Africa before Great Britain, so I will have to take them by force...
     
  13. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Huehuehue.
     
  14. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    huehuehue intensifies
     
  15. Yeekim

    Yeekim Moderator Moderator

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    :huh: Why not vassalize militarily and then diploannex? Just one war, free cores and nice vassal income in the meantime...
     
  16. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    Quick, answer me - it says new offers are coming in about three hours - does that mean the EUIV offer will expire?

    edit sorry for being rude
     
  17. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    It seems like it will expire.
     
  18. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    I found a way to pay :)

    My current credit balance is negative, see, so I had to jump through hoops to get it, even this cheap.

    But thanks fo rthe answer!
     
  19. Samez

    Samez Emperor

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    :D To be honest it never came to my mind and it might even have been the better way. Most importantly this would have limited Spanish expansion much faster.
     
  20. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Ottoman game 1625. Austria PU'd France and defends all of Christendom against me. I am cockblocked in Europe.

    Spoiler :
     

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