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Pagan religion, world religion or both?

Discussion in 'Old World - Strategy and Tips' started by Ita Bear, Dec 10, 2021.

  1. Ita Bear

    Ita Bear Warlord

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    Hello folks,

    I'm curious as to how you play with religions in the game. Do you prefer to go solely pagan, aim for a world religion or go for both? The obvious downside to both is the relation penalty you will inevitably suffer when you and your families follow different faiths. I find an early religion with the Cleric family a great boon to culture and relations, but the ability to spam shrines with Polytheism can be very powerful. As yet, I haven't been brave enough to try a mix of both approaches. :D

    Curious to hear how you play it.

    Kind regards,
    Ita Bear
     
  2. jguy100

    jguy100 Prince

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    I generally try avoiding a mix - too many things for me to keep track of. Too many people to try and keep happy!

    If I have clerics, I generally found a world religion. Otherwise, I like to stick with paganism.
     
  3. Dale

    Dale Mohawk Games Developer

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    I'm the same.
     
  4. Heathcliff

    Heathcliff Tactician

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    I try get as many religions and possible and spread them around as much as possible
     
  5. PiR

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    @Dale do you think we could have an option to stop proposing shrines in the UI? if we decide to go full monotheism
     
  6. Dale

    Dale Mohawk Games Developer

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    Shrines have a lot of bonuses, even if not pursuing a pagan religion push. Sometimes having the shrine can provide lots of benefits.
     
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  7. Forster

    Forster Prince

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    Are there any problems allowing paganism and shrines if you do go monotheism?
     
  8. PiR

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    AFAIK You just have one more religion to deal with. So potentially more discontent, malus, etc.
     
  9. nolegskitten

    nolegskitten Warlord

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    the best mix is probably paganism plus a world religion. Shrines can be excellent buildings, two religions are not very hard to satisfy, and you can play with amazing synergies between paganism and a world religion with the right laws and theologies. If you never tried it, you should try a game with the goal of founding a world religion and using polytheism to spam shrines everywhere, and adopt tolerance and mythology, see what it does for you ;-). You still keep all the benefits from the religions and shrines if you later switch to monotheism for the orders.
     

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