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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Coin » 15:37:53 Thursday, 26 January, 2017

Ah, that sucks. Never played EU4 except the initial demo, was always more interested in CK2. My management of finances in EU3 was similiar, at the time, to my management of my own personal finances at university - poor :D For a game with so much scope/big playerbase, you'd imagine they'd get the hotjoin fixed.

I'd definitely recommend a return to Stellaris if you get a chance, but as I'm also never really a big MP player, might be that it suits SP more... would you recommend EU4 for singleplayer alone?

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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Red John » 15:45:23 Thursday, 26 January, 2017

MP players are a super minority in eu4 - the vast majority of people play exclusively MP.

So yes, I would recommend eu4. As a game I do love it - it's just the lack of proper support for MP when there's so much potential is annoying.

I'll play Stellaris if my group decides to make a campaign for it. Certainly, Stellaris MP is infinitely better than eu4 MP. Just not an interesting game to play alone imo.

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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Serenissima » 17:53:09 Thursday, 26 January, 2017

EU4 MP definitely works compared to CK2, which desyncs before you even begin play. But that's not a good comparison. EU4 desyncs now too, but CK2 you were lucky if you could even connect to a game due to lack of Steam integration.
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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Tellos » 08:25:30 Sunday, 29 January, 2017

HOI 2 if it didint desync woudl be fun. If anybody has RUSE it's fairly fun online. Sins of a Solar empire works too i mean plenty of games to try.
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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Master of Oblivion » 07:24:10 Thursday, 09 February, 2017

WMG: The last crusader kings dlc will be a stand alone map set in Japan during this time period.
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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Huojin » 18:42:12 Thursday, 09 February, 2017

Master of Oblivion wrote:WMG: The last crusader kings dlc will be a stand alone map set in Japan during this time period.

Say whatnow?
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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Red John » 22:44:29 Thursday, 09 February, 2017

I'll be so mad if that's true.

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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Serenissima » 23:15:21 Thursday, 09 February, 2017

Needs playable holy orders.
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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Master of Oblivion » 07:46:57 Saturday, 18 February, 2017

I am doing a playthrough for CKII right now. Starting as a minor Norwegian count, I have managed to form the Empire of Britania and reform the norse faith. Additionally my family (though Christian), is on the throne of France. I need suggestions with how to proceed. What challenges or goals should I seek?
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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Huojin » 18:40:20 Saturday, 18 February, 2017

You could always play to wreck yourself. Devout non-dynasty Norse faith character in France seeking to Norse-ify France and throw your dynasty off the throne?
The Gesarist Manifesto, chapter 5 opening foreword wrote:"The guerrilla must move like a fish in the sea, namely by drinking until you can delude yourself into hoping rich bastards will be gone one day."


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  • Balance of Power: 1968 - Iraqi Republic
  • Saenwyn: A Song of Ashes - Corentin of House Tremayne, King of Saenwyn and Defender of the Realm

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Smyg Huojin is writing the Great American Novel and it's not even American

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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Master of Oblivion » 09:31:51 Sunday, 19 February, 2017

I think I am going to try to conquer Sri Lanka and install an Irish count there named Johnny.
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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Orago » 08:03:40 Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

http://store.steampowered.com/app/599750/

Don't know if it's a good game, but it definitely reminds me of Balance of Power.

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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Huojin » 15:23:12 Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Orago wrote:http://store.steampowered.com/app/599750/

Don't know if it's a good game, but it definitely reminds me of Balance of Power.

I think I saw a link to this somewhere else too! Is it early access or something?
The Gesarist Manifesto, chapter 5 opening foreword wrote:"The guerrilla must move like a fish in the sea, namely by drinking until you can delude yourself into hoping rich bastards will be gone one day."


  • Louisiana 1792: Fils de la Révolution - GM/Author
  • Balance of Power: 1968 - Iraqi Republic
  • Saenwyn: A Song of Ashes - Corentin of House Tremayne, King of Saenwyn and Defender of the Realm

(excuse me while I blow my own trumpet)

Smyg the slow-running Louisiana
Smyg is pretty much the storytelling epic
Smyg of this century
Smyg Huojin is writing the Great American Novel and it's not even American

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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Master of Oblivion » 21:01:16 Thursday, 23 March, 2017

I just bought it. Will post my review sometime soon.
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Re: Video Games and Interactive Fiction General

Postby Master of Oblivion » 06:05:31 Tuesday, 28 March, 2017

That game is a lot of fun, but I have no idea what I am actually doing.
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