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Vidya thread Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 17:24:08 [Preview] No. 358
Games are always a good topic on imageboards. So.

Finished NFS Underground 2. For the nth time. The ending is very anti-cathartic: after a disappointing and glitchy race against the main adversary (sometimes his car jumps into nowhere) the player gets a shitty yoohoo cutscene and a your winner message.

Started to fiddle around with a new game: Battle Brothers. With some early access version as only today was released the final, full version. Couldn't find a torrent of that yet but it's still very fresh so no biggie.
The inspiration for the developer came from games like: " The original X-Com, Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat, Mount & Blade and Jagged Alliance".
You command a mercenary company, waltz around on a strat map, fight battles on tactical maps, hire warriors and do quests. Enjoyable but seems boring on the long run. I hope they will make it moddable eventually because I think it lacks some features (would be nice a main char, a notary and other stuff).
We'll see what the future holds for this game.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 19:54:09 [Preview] No. 389 del
So what do you play, Bernd nowadays?

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Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 20:19:19 [Preview] No. 407 del
Syobon Action

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 20:31:34 [Preview] No. 419 del
That's great. Have you beat the first lvl?

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 20:34:49 [Preview] No. 422 del
Literally nothing. I hope to have enough knowledge to make my own games next year. I'm taking advanced programming courses at my college and am trying to learn assembly (probably will quit at this) and 3D graphics programming with OpenGL.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 20:50:28 [Preview] No. 430 del
I cannot get past level 6. Life is endless suffering.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:29:10 [Preview] No. 468 del
Mount & Blade Brytenwalda
I'm becoming more and more interested in the Dark Ages these days

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:37:05 [Preview] No. 474 del
I played with 1257AD with MnB. Joined Mongols then waged endless wars around Baltics. That was major pain in the ass as thick forests aren't suited for horse archers.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:39:59 [Preview] No. 477 del
How's Brytenwalda btw?

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:43:01 [Preview] No. 479 del
Playing Dominions 4 and battle brothers.
Now that battle brothers has come out of early access I'm planning on spending some more time on it.
Unfortunately I don't really have the time for it yet but it's something to look forward to.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:46:38 [Preview] No. 481 del
I started the new torment game a few weeks ago.
It's not as good as planescape but still bretty good.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:47:07 [Preview] No. 482 del
pillars of le eternity in easy mode

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:48:19 [Preview] No. 484 del
RPGCodex was shitting on it so I didn't buy it yet, will probably pick it up once it goes on a nice 50% off sale.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:50:31 [Preview] No. 487 del
or you could torrent it like I did

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:52:46 [Preview] No. 490 del
Back then when I tried PoE it couldn't keep me interested. Maybe the fact that I finished BG2 just before that has something to do with it.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 21:55:59 [Preview] No. 496 del
Nowadays I just prefer to buy all the games that I intend on playing, otherwise I'll just end up with a huge backlog of unfinished games sitting on my harddrive.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 22:15:10 [Preview] No. 504 del
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1257AD has a good concept but it feels like it's unfinished, it was dull when I played it couple years ago.
Brytenwalda is pure fun. Interesting, yet challenging. One of my fav mods, another fav one is Sands of Faith probably

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 22:31:08 [Preview] No. 505 del
I thought about installing Brytenwalda I don't remember why I passed tho.

All right. That's it, tomorrow will be a long day for me. My only plan was for today to start this thread then KC main went down...
Good night for all of you who're still here.

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 23:03:35 [Preview] No. 524 del
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Good night!

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 23:22:34 [Preview] No. 542 del
>fetal alcohol syndrome

Bernd 03/24/2017 (Fri) 23:23:46 [Preview] No. 543 del
Is there a great antiquity mod like Imperia? something like 1000 B.C to 100 B.C

Bernd 03/25/2017 (Sat) 21:35:55 [Preview] No. 1116 del
I just wasted 2 nights on battle brothers FUG
It's very fun and addicting ("I'll just do one more contract, and I'll stop playing"). Maybe it will get boring on long run, but as for now there are constantly new things appearing (mostly new kind of enemies which requires different strategy). Also I've read that after some ~80 days there's a great crisis, like undead invasion or war between noble houses, so brobably game does not last forever. Also also I'm playing some early access from year ago, so there's probably more content actually.

Bernd 03/25/2017 (Sat) 23:19:40 [Preview] No. 1173 del
I still don't know when late game starts.
But it's quite fun. I experimented with different character builds not much tho adn different mix of troops. Archers would be quite important to hunt down enemy archers and magic users but they are quite ineffective, still on lvl 7-8.
Choosing the right combination of traits and preferred skills is very important.

Bernd 03/26/2017 (Sun) 16:22:26 [Preview] No. 1588 del
Installed the ver.1.0 and started a new campaign. The company by default got some fancy helmet at the start. That's new.
Luckily the archer has the eagle eyes trait so this is promising the other brothers are meh.

Bernd 03/26/2017 (Sun) 16:25:38 [Preview] No. 1594 del
gibst torrent link

Bernd 03/26/2017 (Sun) 16:45:50 [Preview] No. 1617 del
You can find it on extratorrent.cc in two version, a codex iso and a repack (which is basically codex). I'm on Linux and I could make only the latter work with wine for some reason.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 05:20:11 [Preview] No. 3657 del
Don't you liek games, Bernd? What do you play with?

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 16:48:41 [Preview] No. 3928 del
So I am at day ~40 of battle brothers and I have mixed feelings.
Please have in mind that I'm still playing 0.6.something early access version, so those might have changed in final release.
It's all fun overall, but I reached a moment when it starts get annoying. When on the beginning someone died, it wasn't a big deal, because they were cheap and shit anyway, easy replacable by any peasant willing to exchange his life of farming for life of mercenary.
Now when I have battle-hardened veterans when someone die it's very annoying, because you cared for this character for so long, and also it cripples your team a lot now. And they die a lot because enemies became so hard. Necromancers and their skeleton armies. Orc warriors. Even goblins became more deadly recently for me. When you replace the deceased one, it's either again a lowly peasant or beggar who can't put a real fight on his 1st level, or a expensive veteran, but then your contract doesn't pay you enough for this shit. So last alternative is loading game again and again until you miraclously beat everyone withoud dying, or you give up from doing that contract.
So I was thinking, maybe I could just buy them a better equipment? I have enough crowns to make a few really heavily armored mercs. But no, fuck you fatigue. Even with leather+shield+basic helmet most of my bernds can't do shit in the middle of the battle already,
and with heavy armor they will be useless like after 2 turns.
So I don't feel like playing this game anymore which is shame because other then that it's really great.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 17:35:34 [Preview] No. 3966 del
Oh I feel what you wrote.
For me the fatigue problem isn't much of a problem up to the mid-weight armors (about 140 durability). Fatigue is one of the most important ability so at every level up it needs to be upgraded. Some traits can help (Strong, Iron Lungs) but then again when your mercs start to drop it's impossible to replace these guys.
Maybe some combination of skills can help.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 17:49:07 [Preview] No. 3974 del
>about 140 durability
wow really? my most heavily armored guy have something like 110
after all armor placed, how much faituge do you have left for your average bernd mercenary? personally I try to have at least 80, but maybe I'm aiming for too high

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 17:49:43 [Preview] No. 3975 del
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Thanks to Japan I'm just living through a vidya renaissance which feels like the golden 90s.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 17:51:34 [Preview] No. 3976 del
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Also based Poland!
Witcher best western game of this century.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 17:52:53 [Preview] No. 3977 del
Nier: Automata is truly fantastic and I literally stop browsing /v/ to evade possible spoilers, looks like I'll have to leave this place too.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 17:57:37 [Preview] No. 3978 del
No worries, I just finished the tutorial in NieR. However spoilers seem to be not THAT important in Yoko Taro games, as NieR supposedly has 26 different endings.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 18:05:44 [Preview] No. 3984 del
With the best weapons and mid-tier armor and helmet it's somewhere between 70-80 I think. I'm not sure, I started a new game with 1.0 and I'm not there yet.

Are you the one who started the first vidya thread on 8ch/kc?

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 18:05:50 [Preview] No. 3985 del
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Sometimes I play openRA

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 18:16:28 [Preview] No. 3990 del
Right nao heaviest armor guys:
1. 89 Fat, armor 95/-10, helmet 105/-5, weapon -8
2. 88 Fat, armor 95/-10, helmet 130/-7, weapon -14

The most tired guy:
74 Fat, armor 65/-6, helmet 110/-7, weapon -6, shield -16

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 18:19:01 [Preview] No. 3992 del
I cannot stand RTS's. Maybe only grand strategies.
My most played RTS was Starcraft tho I tried most of the C&C clones.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 18:40:38 [Preview] No. 4008 del
I always think I can't stand them until I play them, then it's fun. But a big advantage is, it's free and not good enough to really get addicted to it.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 18:47:09 [Preview] No. 4012 del
I also do.
Mainly for nostalgias sake, used to play it when I was in school.

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 18:58:06 [Preview] No. 4019 del
>Are you the one who started the first vidya thread on 8ch/kc?

Bernd 03/29/2017 (Wed) 22:27:11 [Preview] No. 4082 del
I got tricked into buying Of Kings And Men, a Mount and Blade/Rustlike building game. The company folded and the game doesn't work.

Bernd 03/30/2017 (Thu) 18:57:23 [Preview] No. 4253 del
Are you good at it?

But it's technically oudated!

Bernd 03/30/2017 (Thu) 19:04:59 [Preview] No. 4257 del
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there's a sequel... id say it has no soul, but still playable if you disable music

free demo:

can find full version in torrents

Bernd 03/31/2017 (Fri) 21:03:01 [Preview] No. 4716 del
openRA was a good, I played Dune 2000 with a friend and had some fun, but it wasn't a perfect copy of the game and that was a big drawback

Bernd 03/31/2017 (Fri) 21:03:34 [Preview] No. 4717 del
>was a good
was a good idea

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 11:10:53 [Preview] No. 4739 del
It has 26 different endings but most are joke endings, and two are the same ending(which is not really an ending) but from different characters perspectives, there is a lot to spoil.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 12:18:25 [Preview] No. 4753 del
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Now it's day 40 in my game.
And yes around day 100 a great crisis will arise depending on the settings it can vary a bit. In case the great crisis averted the game goes on and a new crisis will arise. And so on.

Right now I have 17 mercs (max is 20):

highes level guy:
lvl 6: 85 Fatigue, armor 110/-10, helmet 110/-7, weapon -14

heavieast armor guys, I have five of them
armor 115/-12
their weapon varies one and two handed, they don't have shields
their Fatigue goes like this: 68 85 88 89 107
The 68 Fat. dude is only on lvl 3.

I try to increase all the mercs fatigue at every level and pick skills which increase it or lower the effects which decrease them (Brawny is great) and fits their role ofc.

Picrel: I read marauding shitskins at first.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 12:22:15 [Preview] No. 4754 del
I abuse the Save option as every town I check the hirelings, save, hire as much as I can to see their stats then reload and pick a suitable if I find one. I don't most of the time.
Also I save before every battle in case things go sideways even tho I win every battle all right. That's probably because I play on easy settings...

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 12:27:09 [Preview] No. 4755 del
In April I'm going to pick up Persona 5, which got really good ratings. I still haven't finished NieR: Automata, Gravity Rush 2 and Yakuza 0.
Backlog is building up.
Thank god I dropped KC last year, otherwise I would have no time at all to play vidya.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 12:29:55 [Preview] No. 4756 del
I don't know any of those games.

>Thank god I dropped KC last year, otherwise I would have no time at all to play vidya.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 12:35:14 [Preview] No. 4758 del
These are some really great games Japan decided to suddenly drop on the market in 2017 at all once. They don't get much marketing in the West.
And yes, dropping KC and rewarding myself with a PS4 for that was the best decision of my life.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 12:50:59 [Preview] No. 4759 del
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Just finished Flatout 2, which is far more gimmicky and arcade-like than the racing sims I normally play (mostly old papyrus titles) but it was mostly enjoyable.

I might get back into the FPS genre again. The problem is all of the good ones have mostly dead communities. I'll probably just settle back into classic Doom single player since there is not much else these days and classic Doom multiplayer is a cesspit of furries and children.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 13:08:09 [Preview] No. 4760 del
Maybe we could set up some Vanilla DOOM multiplayer?

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 14:38:03 [Preview] No. 4764 del
thank for input
I actually got back into game, resigned from doing some contracts, bought heavier armor and invested in fatigue. Also did an expedition to the unknown lands on the east, and it seems going there is less dangerous then doing contracts on civilised lands lol. The only really threatening thing I spotted was orc fortress with orc warlord.
Now I don't know if I should start again on final release or keep playing my early access version. I keep thinking I should change, but then I don't want to loose all my progress ;_;

Why not brutal doom? I played with some people on multi and it was fun.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 15:57:48 [Preview] No. 4769 del
>Why not brutal doom?
Because it sucks. :^)

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 16:16:03 [Preview] No. 4771 del
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Been considering it myself, but would have to be locked to keep the undesirables (80% of the online Doom community) out, kinda defeating the point. I like to play games, not babysit.

I actually have a few vanilla configs for both Odamex and Zandronum that I used on my LAN for a while. Chocolate-Doom is more my thing though, but nobody plays it.

>why not brutal doom?
Because all that mod does is attract immature children who weren't even born when Quake 3 was released let alone Doom. If I wanted to put up with that crap I would go play the reboot, which is id's half-assed Brutal Doom clone in a modern engine with enough hand-holding to be a CoD clone.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 16:21:36 [Preview] No. 4772 del
Chocolate Doom is fine for me too and it keeps out the cancer.

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 16:48:22 [Preview] No. 4773 del
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Could you post your Odamex configs please?

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 19:18:14 [Preview] No. 4781 del
>Because all that mod does is attract immature children
I though we would set our own server

Bernd 04/01/2017 (Sat) 19:18:45 [Preview] No. 4782 del
also my machine can't handle the new doom

Bernd 04/06/2017 (Thu) 05:27:48 [Preview] No. 4979 del
Two times I tricked myself into playing Diablo 2 thinking it will be awesome as generally I liek crpgs. Then it was perpetual walking around and constantly clicking just to grow some numbers ad infinitum.
That's probably the catch of all crpgs. One thing is what computers do well: adding numbers. If one is lucky enough the writing of the story, the npcs, the setting, the choices will make it more enjoyable. Usually it isn't the case.
At tabletop the reverse is true. The atmosphere is good the implementation of fighting is crappy. While the excitement of waiting to see how the dice rolls is an absolute necessity the calculating of 'who's next, is it a hit, how much damage' just ruins the feels.

Bernd 04/07/2017 (Fri) 20:19:59 [Preview] No. 5029 del
Battle Brothers Day 80.
I got a notice about Greenskin Invasion. Too bad I can't build fences.

Bernd 04/08/2017 (Sat) 16:21:44 [Preview] No. 5054 del
I downloaded full version and started a new game.
It was a mistake to take begginner difficulity, but I though it would be as hard as the lowest in early access, which was pretty fucking hard as described in my previous posts. But eh, at least I don't get mad for losing too often. I'm at day ~60 btw.
Also one of my guys was a wildman. He's pretty tough warrior, but he caused a scene in one city, and I refused to pay reparations, killed the milita who tried to enforce me to pay denbts and now I'm at war with 1/3 of the cities on map :DDD
Can't beat a proffesional company of soldiers yet. Strange that half of their troops wear no helmets (just those fancy hats) but somehow I can't hit them in the head and decapitate instantly.

Bernd 04/10/2017 (Mon) 21:52:06 [Preview] No. 5152 del
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I got back into Minecraft, which I dropped since Beta 1.8.
With release 1.11.2 they finally fixed the hunger system, so you can actually play the game (mining and crafting) instead of playing farming simulator to prevent starving to death.

Bernd 04/11/2017 (Tue) 05:21:21 [Preview] No. 5154 del
Never played Minecraft. But Terraria, yes.

Wildmen are usually a good choice. My most agile heaviest fighters are tend to be them. Started a new game btw (it's like my 4th time, only one time managed to reach the first great crisis).
When I recruit a dude (save, hire, check stats, reload, hire those who seem all right) I check their fatigue, how high and if it has a star or two. Same with one attacking skill (except it's moar like 2-3 stars), a third skill isn't that important.
I check the traits also. Recruiting only those who are Strong or has Iron Lungs aren't feasible. I'm all right if the dude don't have any negative trait, if he has an advantageous one the better.

Where are all the stronk wimminz? This is very problematic and unacceptable.

Bernd 04/11/2017 (Tue) 16:37:10 [Preview] No. 5170 del
Looks like you can fuck up on begginner too.
So it's day 90. Undeads everywhere and such. I took a contract to defend a village from invasion, pays 7000 crown, who would not take it? I even get a company of professional soldiers and local milita as help.
Then the first battle starts.
Forces are situated this way, that the shittiest milita is on front, and I'm on the back. No way to save them from the slaughter. Of course after that we win easily, but after battle I get notification that because of high casualties friendly forces are leaving what le fuck.
Then the wave 2 and 3 happens. It's very tough, I win without loses but my forces are severly depleted. A mistake I made is that I don't have reserves. I though I will keep my company elite, and later in the game only recruit expensive veterans from military backgrounds. I have only 14 men now. No time between battles to heal wounds. No time to repair equipment. It's 4th wave and they keep coming. If I retreat undead will turn this city into their fortress and my employee will hate me, but I have no chances to win. FUCK

Bernd 04/11/2017 (Tue) 17:03:16 [Preview] No. 5174 del
Haha, that sounds fun.
I recruit people up to 16 brother and rotate them. Also military background won't necessarily give good soldiers, even a bard could be a talent, it's totally random I think. There are some backgrounds that give bonuses for one thing or another. However it seems Retired Soldiers tend to be good material for sergeant (not all the time) so I'm not sure maybe there are other patterns.
I play around with tactics and weapons. For example I use 4 archer and put them into the second row but now I put them into the first then move them back when the time comes or just step forward with the melee types. Or I try to have two spearmen and channel the enemy to certain part of my line with the spearwall ability. Smarter enemy tends to avoid them.

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I stopped playing Battle Brothers I've half mind to continue. I thought I calculate the optimal Fatigue to have but the lack of my interest holds me back.
I played a bit The Guild 2 Renaissance, vanilla and Fajeth's (or whoever's) modpack but it got boring fast so I stopped with that too. The modded version much better especially that one can chose the frequency of assembly meetings, and the game runs faster thanks to changed mechanics which is important to me as with Wine everything is slower than playing on Windows. Still buggy as hell and much annoying stuff (like constant notifications which can be turned off but in that category could happen something important so it has to stay turned on).

Bernd 04/30/2017 (Sun) 17:14:59 [Preview] No. 5983 del
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I've been playing through the old Fire Emblem titles (a series of SRPGs about kings and shit), they can be pretty KC tier

Bernd 04/30/2017 (Sun) 17:48:46 [Preview] No. 5987 del
I don't even know... What is it about?

Bernd 04/30/2017 (Sun) 19:59:48 [Preview] No. 5998 del
stories are different for each game but in general it's pretty much just a typical fictional medieval setting
the gameplay is turn-based strategy with grid-based movement, so in that sense you could say it's kind of similar to chess

Bernd 05/02/2017 (Tue) 05:12:36 [Preview] No. 6028 del
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The best TBS I played is the Panzer General. The second installment had some improvements and that's also was awesome, I'm not sure which would I place on the top.

Bernd 05/02/2017 (Tue) 09:59:29 [Preview] No. 6030 del
Those were very good games.
2nd had better graphics, and I don't remember any other major differences, so I guess 2nd is better.
Did the first one played different scenarios in a campaign depending on how fast you completed the previous ones?

Bernd 05/02/2017 (Tue) 15:18:14 [Preview] No. 6036 del
PG serier are very pop-style wargames, not properly realistic and autistic.

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Hey, that's not The Operational Art of War!

There are some differences beside the cosmetics. The first one tends to have larger maps and maybe longer campaigns. In the second the units has the chance at leveling up to gain a leader with unique ability, there's overwatch, also the units can attack and move even if you click away. I think there were other conveniences too. The 2 is the better one but the first is the real classic.
Also they made Allied General, Pacific General, People's General, and a 3rd PzG, but none of them could really grab my attention.

Bernd 05/02/2017 (Tue) 18:03:32 [Preview] No. 6046 del
Hmm. In the past half an hour I browsed the games on extratorrent, sorted by seeders. Not one that looks interesting. Looking at the titles: Domina, P.A.M.E.L.A., check the game... what a disappointment. Dl'd the Long Dark. Runtime error at install. Dl'd The Forest. Freezes on loading the actual game. Everything is early access. Or alpha. Or early access alpha. Not even checked the big titles. 30-40-50-60-120 GB of dungheaps. Oh well.

Bernd 05/02/2017 (Tue) 19:23:39 [Preview] No. 6054 del
yeah modern vidya is pretty awful, recently there are maybe like 2 or 3 worthwhile games per year at most

Bernd 05/03/2017 (Wed) 05:21:08 [Preview] No. 6073 del
Oh. Patch 1.1 is coming up for Battle Brothers sometimes soon. New quests and stuff that didn't make it to the first release and some convenience changes (I think like autopause at leaving towns) players suggested.

Bernd 05/03/2017 (Wed) 18:22:52 [Preview] No. 6086 del
Installed Imperialism 2 in the end.
Good turn based strat. Good up until it's repetitiveness gets to the player. Especially the sieges become boring fast. I'm not nowhere near of it so I still try to enjoy. Actually it's quite time consuming game. "Just one more turn" type. Somtimes crashes tho, so quick save comes in handy.
Thougth about Alpha Centauri too. Maybe few weeks later. Or maybe I'm gonna be fed up with turn based games.

Bernd 05/03/2017 (Wed) 19:03:16 [Preview] No. 6089 del
hmm let's play some EU4 (note that I'm playing a version that's outdated by about 8 months)

with bavaria start there isn't really much you can do; you can't do colonization, you can't expand much due to the emperor kcmodding you, but it's a pretty good start considering that besides bordering bohemia and austria you can easily make the two fight each other while slowly absorbing one province minors on the other side. oh and you get a couple flavour events so that's good.

I'm gonna play a comfy game and don't care about map painting much. maybe I can try building tall...

Bernd 05/03/2017 (Wed) 19:09:37 [Preview] No. 6090 del
The version I played was outdated by a lot more so no problem.
Hmm. I don't remember, won't the Emperor bully you to free those minors? Or that's just reserved for non-HRE members when annex HRE states?
Good luck.

Bernd 05/03/2017 (Wed) 19:27:39 [Preview] No. 6092 del
He will, yes. The key is to do it slowly enough that the opinion modifier decays by the time you gobble up the next one.

So, since Bohemia decided to have me rivaled from day one, I decided to ally Burgundy from the start. I'm improving relations with Saxony too, because they are elector. To avoid too much border tension I'm gonna leave Salzburg. Took the mission to conquer Ansbach, they promptly allied The Palatinate, which is my historical rival anyway and I'm gonna get more events to get their lands later. Also making Württemberg my friend for extra punch if needed, they are rivals with a couple territories I want to absorb slowly.

Bernd 05/03/2017 (Wed) 20:09:02 [Preview] No. 6093 del
All right. I've decided to get the army maintenance up and swiftly take Ansbach instead of waiting. I have 11k against Ansbach's 4k and Palatinate's 8k. Even if I don't bring in Württemberg's 4k by promising them clay I could probably do it (my general will ignore river crossing).

The thing is, The Palatinate has allied with both Bohemia and Austria so I need to separate peace them demanding to break alliances.

Bernd 05/03/2017 (Wed) 20:59:11 [Preview] No. 6095 del
Ansbach is down, The Palatinate was forced to break alliances and pay war reparations, and Württemberg wasn't even bothered they didn't get any territory since Ansbach was one province and can't divide that.

So far it's running smoothly, now I wait for a while before I can absorb... hmm, Augsburg?

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 01:54:19 [Preview] No. 6099 del
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>redditor finds disc with the Starcraft source code
>just gives it back without making a backup or anything
fucking normies ruin everything

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 02:05:30 [Preview] No. 6100 del
its illegal to use/publish anywa

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 02:32:46 [Preview] No. 6101 del
as if that's ever stopped anyone from having fun

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 02:49:49 [Preview] No. 6102 del
it's not like they'd know who did it, even if he was paranoid about IP tracing he could've just uploaded it with public wifi
also imagine the shekels he could have made selling that shit on ebay, it'd probably be over $10,000

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 05:08:19 [Preview] No. 6103 del
How does one find a source code?

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 05:17:27 [Preview] No. 6107 del
1) have friend in possession of said source code
2) want to go to blizzcon
3) make a deal that he "drops" the source code so that you can turn it in

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 05:20:41 [Preview] No. 6110 del
any use of someone's source code/property is illegal so at best you can create some romhack from it and release it in north korea

there's source code of literally everything, including windows etc its useless from legal point of view

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 05:26:30 [Preview] No. 6111 del
>north korea
That's an untapped market right there.

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 05:27:02 [Preview] No. 6112 del
How does a friend possess a source code?

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 12:17:03 [Preview] No. 6115 del
>without making a backup or anything
how can you tell?

Bernd 05/04/2017 (Thu) 13:46:14 [Preview] No. 6117 del
I don't know but this shit happens all the time on leddit, for example one time someone found an OG Xbox devkit and destroyed it to turn into a gaymen PC
I'm pretty sure they can't do anything legally against source ports

Bernd 05/05/2017 (Fri) 01:48:04 [Preview] No. 6135 del
well the port should be 100% rewrite then without even too much similarities in the code (it should look/feel like an alternative, not a copy, tho structurally can be a bit similar)
so its a lot of work and buttpain

sometimes they don't care (like with openttd - it was disassembled originally and its semi-illegal, then rewritten) but sometimes they will fuck you for a few .h files (useless c-headers that only define interfaces/api) like it was with android/java

Bernd 05/05/2017 (Fri) 03:36:33 [Preview] No. 6136 del
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Saw a thread about this on 8/v/ ~a month ago. Rule the Waves, autistic naval simulator. Bout to try it out.

Bernd 05/05/2017 (Fri) 04:59:22 [Preview] No. 6137 del
Could be fun, but all the details can be overwhelming. There are lots of people on a warship, the tasks are divided between them it's never one people's job to care for every tiny details and info.
I remember a WW2 submarine simulator, Silent Service. I've learned blind navigation (only a map and compass) thanks to that.

Bernd 05/05/2017 (Fri) 11:58:23 [Preview] No. 6142 del
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There were also a interesting naval strategy series called Harpoon. It was pretty realistic RTS where you play as task force leader in modern conflicts and command naval, sub and air forces.

They even sold special versions for military training.

It had good combination of realism and gameplay. Maybe someone will ressurect this genre too.

Bernd 05/05/2017 (Fri) 17:22:15 [Preview] No. 6159 del
>1st pic

Looks pretty complex that game. Really assburger.

Bernd 05/05/2017 (Fri) 17:33:12 [Preview] No. 6160 del
Surprisingly it isn't that hard as it looks. Plot path, select aircraft to launch (if you have), choose speed/depth/radar state and let it go. They could find balance between autism and gameplay (however it is gameplay for wargame nerds).

Some scenarios are pretty hard though, like fight between USSR and USA carrier groups in Iceland in late 80s.

Bernd 05/05/2017 (Fri) 17:47:12 [Preview] No. 6161 del
>Some scenarios are pretty hard
I guess it's the nature of the actual scenario. Also it can be very satisfying to beat a difficult challenge. Coincidentally not long ago talked with a friend about the lack of difficulty in games of recent years, I guess some would welcome a bit toughening up. Not me tho, no time and even less patience, lel. Also nowadays most of the time I feel an urge to do something else when I play some vidya, then I do do.

Bernd 05/07/2017 (Sun) 08:11:16 [Preview] No. 6218 del
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Hungary relevant.

Bernd 05/07/2017 (Sun) 20:23:07 [Preview] No. 6287 del
>black army
fucking ustaše
remember jasenovac

Bernd 05/08/2017 (Mon) 05:45:56 [Preview] No. 6299 del
That particular Black Army has nothing to do with the Ustasa.

Bernd 05/08/2017 (Mon) 18:14:08 [Preview] No. 6336 del
So. This Black Army was the mercenary army of Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary (1458-1490). Their numbers fluctuated between 5000 and 28 000. Judging by the names in the notary books majority of them were Czechs. There were lots of Germans, Poles and Serbs among them too with some Hungarians. Hungarians weren't too prominent because they mostly served in the feudal units of the country.
The Black Army had five branch: infantry, heavy cavalry, light cavalry, artillery and navy. There were four types of infantry: light, armored, pavise and arquebus.
We don't know the origin of the name. Of course they didn't have uniforms back then but one of their captain, Jan Haugwitz was fond of black garments and they named the unit after him. Or maybe the color of the raven on Matthias' CoA gave the inspiration. Or who knows it's possible they weren't even called that until later times after they were long gone.

Bernd 05/09/2017 (Tue) 19:00:16 [Preview] No. 6368 del
a lil situation update

I have absorbed ansbach, augsburg, salzburg, and oberpfalz

nürnberg, ulm, memmingen and ravensburg are imperial cities so emperor will defend them; so my next target is taking bamberg and maybe würzburg too (depending on how much aggressive expansion that will take); then use flavour mission cassus belli to take pfalz and heidelberg from trier

I am allied with hungary, brandenburg, denmark (which has integrated norway) and savoy (replaced burgundy once it took a severe pounding by france)

I took diplo and admin ideas, will prob take defensive or aristo next

I am a bit pissed about muscovy not aiding their ally georgia which grew big and instead staying allied with the ottomans (but not aiding them in this war)

papal states has absorbed naples, iberian wedding didn't happen and aragon is currently beating castile in a war

poland inherited bohemia soon after a war in which I attacked bohemia (allied only with salzburg) instead of salzburg (in a trade league and having loads of allies) to take salzburg with lesser losses but higher expansion and diplo cost; poland threatened me to stop it so I had to bring brandenburg denmark and hungary in to win the war

Bernd 05/09/2017 (Tue) 19:16:44 [Preview] No. 6370 del
Dl'd the new EUIV but I think it misses 2 DLC's. Nothing important I think. I did nothing but read about the new features, it feels a bit like a whole new game.
Estates. Wtf? Well I know what estates are but in the game it feels it's just an out of the place annoying feature which only takes the attention away with some new events. There are a ton of new stuff for me. I dunno when I get the time to actually play. Started a new game then not even unpaused. Clicked here and there, read and looked up stuff. At that was about it.

Bernd 05/09/2017 (Tue) 19:19:55 [Preview] No. 6371 del
Yeah it fucks up a lot of stuff.
Actually you can fuck up another country by taking only territories not owned by a certain estate. That estate will have too much influence and will take over the country.
The only good thing is that you can jew out the burghers and demand gold from them, and you can recruit decentish generals from the nobility for no military power.

Bernd 05/10/2017 (Wed) 14:17:46 [Preview] No. 6402 del
stuff that happened

I couldn't sleep well so I played some EU4 early morning

I witnessed denmark get rekt by getting independence war'd by sweden just as their reformation civil war started, followed by russia attacking it for the territories in karelia

poland-lithuania meanwhile destroyed my other strong ally hungary; I tried to at as a bait for a while and poland only wanted me to break treaties anyway, but that led to hungary allying my rival milan and now they don't want to get back into the alliance

however, I got accidentally elected emperor since austria had female heir. I had no intention to play as emperor so I will probably just use that to destroy the empire from within

after braunschweig conquered saxony, I have decided to make them elector to quickly get an ally in the empire, especially since brandenburg their neighbour and my former ally is also an elector but they turned pr*testant

I have added würzburg, bamberg, heidelberg and württemberg to my realm, and extorted a shiload of shekels

meanwhile, poland also managed to defeat ottomans and muscovy because france came to their aid since the pope, poland's ally, called for crusade (and they also officially allied after the war)

my allies are currently: braunschweig, burgundy, ferrara, aragon, sweden, and hoping I can get hungary back somehow; if I manage to break milan's alliance somehow (plan 1: attack ravensburg, their ally is milan, separate peace milan for breaking the alliance and shekels) I might be able to do it

Bernd 05/10/2017 (Wed) 15:21:07 [Preview] No. 6408 del
I never could enjoy playing in HRE because of patchwork of these small countries with unpronounceable names that I don't know from history lessons. Is it easy for locals? Do average German easily locate Wurtburtwhatever?

Sadly they have no Russian pre-mongol small-state patchwork to compensate this because of time period.

Bernd 05/10/2017 (Wed) 15:49:49 [Preview] No. 6412 del
Well, I recognise the cities, CoAs, and that's about it. There's not much to be said about history of those small states, apart from some of them becoming relevant because their dynasties inherited some kingdom, or because they played a role during the reformation.
t. tanned german

>Sadly they have no Russian pre-mongol small-state patchwork to compensate this because of time period.
They're slightly elaborating on Russian internal politics of 15th century in next patch. But it's nowhere near the Ansbarcher levels of the HRE at the 1444 start. I wonder if they tidy up Russia in CK2 a bit too; Hungary got map updates on short succession in both games.

Bernd 05/10/2017 (Wed) 16:08:49 [Preview] No. 6413 del
>They're slightly elaborating on Russian internal politics of 15th century in next patch.

They surely need to introduce some mechanism for Tatar tribute, because it fully ended only after 1480. However it was pretty complex thing, even historians disagree on some moments.


Bernd 05/10/2017 (Wed) 17:35:34 [Preview] No. 6419 del
Tributary system was added in the last DLC (Mandate of Heaven) (which I don't have downloaded yet). It's a bit like guaranteeing but involving various demand tribute interactions with the overlord. It was enabled for oriental nation and nomads, and they don't cost diplo relation slots; tributaries are also completely free regarding their external politics and can fight each other too. But I don't know what the situation is at game start.

Bernd 05/10/2017 (Wed) 19:07:03 [Preview] No. 6429 del
Burgundy is strong ally. Although they can drag into all kinds of shit with Fronce. Which is basically unified as I see on that map. Of course you can just cut the ties if it begins to prove disadvantageous.
Hungary is done I think.

Bernd 05/10/2017 (Wed) 23:27:08 [Preview] No. 6433 del
I'll see where this leads. Right now I'm beating Milan with help of Ferrara in a war for Ravensburg which I revoked imperial city status. Poland is currently busy with helping Sweden out against Denmark allied with Brandenburg (so Poland will probably get a territory or two from Brandenburg). I might attempt to fund some rebels in Lithuania to make it last longer.

Pr*testant league should fire soon too and I'll see how realms outside the Empire take sides.

Bernd 05/11/2017 (Thu) 05:25:42 [Preview] No. 6439 del
>I'll see where this leads.
That's good.

I played a few minutes with Hungary of course! with who else? yesterday evening. Interregnum, then regency for a bunch of years, so nothing happens but it's good to figure out the new features. It sucks.

Bernd 05/11/2017 (Thu) 20:45:38 [Preview] No. 6475 del
Right now I'm heirless (because I refused a female heir with weak claim) and as is I'm gonna have a Hunyadi on throne. Hm.

I ended up allying Hungary, maybe we split up Austria or something. Poland is unlikely to attack as both Hungary and Poland are allied with France, and Ottomans should focus on Poland, Poland has their cores and they're rivals.

Pr*testant League formed and Braunschweig, having recently converted, joined and broke alliance. Sweden is on my side (and I hope they don't convert too soon), Poland is with the pr*testants. France hasn't picked sides yet but I reckon they'll go with the pr*testants.

Oh also if I don't have a valid heir, the Imperial title goes to Sicily, which formed pretty early when Sicilian separatists got to Malta and Aragon didn't bother wiping them out. So they are a single province kingdom on Malta.

Bernd 05/11/2017 (Thu) 20:47:29 [Preview] No. 6476 del
Actually doing some maths I might be able to ally kebab if I improve relations to max and get a diplo rep bonus somewhere.

Bernd 05/11/2017 (Thu) 20:51:56 [Preview] No. 6478 del
>Poland is with the pr*testants.

Which religion is considered generally superior? Catholic or protestant?

Bernd 05/11/2017 (Thu) 21:25:16 [Preview] No. 6485 del
Depends on gameplay. Catholic is beneficial only if you play diplomatic and can fuck with the Curia. Controlling the Pope or even just having Papal Influence gives nice bonuses. Extra bonus is missionaries, needed if you want to deus vult some infidels. But if you can't you're only getting kcmodded. Protestant has a nice base tax bonus, and Reformed gives you nice bonuses of pickable flavour with Fervor (which I think is a DLC mechanic). For me it's generally a Catholic vs Reformed, Reformed gives more edge in a trade/colonisation game.

Bernd 05/12/2017 (Fri) 20:36:30 [Preview] No. 6533 del
I've been playing EU4 all the way from Germany today

first, League war fired while I was aiding Sweden destroying Denmark; but luckily The Commonwealth didn't join. However, first Muscovy and then also Ottomans did, intervening as great powers. So I had to get Braunschweig, the League leader, down on knees so they could at least agree to give shekels, and sign Peace of Westphalia. Oh well.

Netherlands revolted, so I swapped them for Burgundy pretty soon.

Right now I'm in middle of a huge war when The Commonwealth decided to attack Brandenburg (otherwise my enemy), and I, as the Emperor, decided to bring in all my allies and try to beat France and The Commonwealth. On one side: The Commonwealth, France, Milan, Pomerania, on other side Brandenburg, Sweden, Norway, Bavaria, Austria, Hungary, England, Netherlands, Aragon. We managed to kick France out somehow, now it will be a bit easier.

screenshots later when I start up the game again

Bernd 05/12/2017 (Fri) 23:41:57 [Preview] No. 6548 del
>Third Rome "Immersion Pack" (totally not the same as DLC)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=fPgbydq3qMs [Embed]
hope it won't be shit

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 06:39:57 [Preview] No. 6552 del
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Rushka wuz Romanz.
Were the Mongols 2,5th Rome? Russians addressed the Khan as Tsar (up to 1480).
How many content packs can they make for one game? Are those can be considered as official mods?

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 10:16:33 [Preview] No. 6556 del
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>Were the Mongols 2,5th Rome? Russians addressed the Khan as Tsar (up to 1480).

No. There are two points:

First, concept of "Third Rome" arisen only after end on Mongol-Tatar yoke. Getting free from yoke also was a part of this contept, combined with unification of Russian lands by Muscowy. Big and strong free country etc. Quote from wiki (although Russian wiki has much more info):

>The idea of Muscovy as heir to Rome crystallized with a panegyric letter composed by the Russian monk Philotheus (Filofey) of Pskov in 1510 to their son Grand Duke Vasili III, which proclaimed, "Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth. No one shall replace your Christian Tsardom!"

Second, Mongols never considered as proper rulers in Russian historiography, and technically they weren't. It was tributary-style system, where local knyaz just payed money and gets approval from Horde (it wasn't required actually, payments matter). Mongols rarely messed in internal affairs, mostly when someone refused to pay, or when some knyaz asked them to remove some other knyaz. Famous Russian national hero, Alexandr Nevsky, become ally of Mongols (although they never conquered Novgorod directly) against his brother, and forced people to pay tribute. It was very complex time.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 11:03:22 [Preview] No. 6560 del
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Authors have slight pro-Mongol bias, like our Eurasians.

>Surprisingly, the Mongol or Tatar Yoke proved beneficial to the
Russian people. Not only did their country emerge as a united nation as well as an ascending Eurasian power, the Russians also in
herited from their Tatar overlords their administrative, autocratic and military organizations. The rise of Moscow as Russia’s greatest city is also attributed to the Tatars

Russia could be formed without Mongols, and there were successful Russian states that weren't controlled by Mongols at all, like Grand Duchy of Lithuania (it was technically a Russian state, not Baltic, however Russian historiography is Moscow-centered so no one talks about it). And these lands often were more developed even when Russia already was free from Mongols.

Maybe Mongol-Tatar rule wasn't so bad as some people think, it wasn't too good and really slowed development of Russia. Although it is a hot topic in historian circles, especially in modern political mess.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 11:05:04 [Preview] No. 6561 del

Firefox's pdf reader messed my copy, this is quote:

>Surprisingly, the Mongol or Tatar Yoke proved beneficial to the Russian people. Not only did their country emerge as a united nation as well as an ascending Eurasian power, the Russians also inherited from their Tatar overlords their administrative, autocratic and military organizations. The rise of Moscow as Russia’s greatest city is also attributed to the Tatars

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 11:19:52 [Preview] No. 6564 del
>Authors have slight pro-Mongol bias, like our Eurasians.
It don't feel like it. If everyone says 'black, black' for a long time and someone says 'grey' of course he's going to look like someone who biased to white.

What? Europe was a shithole back then. Even the west.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 11:36:36 [Preview] No. 6566 del
I think he means to say that Russia ended up starting to lag behind due to historical situation

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 11:39:40 [Preview] No. 6567 del
>If everyone says 'black, black' for a long time and someone says 'grey' of course he's going to look like someone who biased to white.

I don't really know about western views on yoke, but in Russia it never was "black, black". Even in 19th there were prominent people like Karamzin who thought that yoke was good (as is mentioned in pdf), and Karamzin isn't marginal person, but author of very famous book about Russian history. Gumilev also supported this idea.

But there are archeological and written evidence about loss of production, decay in stone building and loss of population. I don't think that unifying of state and despotic administrative practices worth it, especially when we can see examples of working Russian states without this.

>What? Europe was a shithole back then. Even the west.

And Russian lands was slightly worse than West before Mongols, and became much worse after.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 11:54:42 [Preview] No. 6569 del
>Even in 19th there were prominent people like Karamzin who thought that yoke was good (as is mentioned in pdf), and Karamzin isn't marginal person, but author of very famous book about Russian history. Gumilev also supported this idea.
Orientalism was very much one of the obsessions of entire Europe during 19th century, so there's no surprise that in Russia you'd have folks proudly claiming that we wuz khans n shiet because that's fancy.
In music that's pretty prominent as well – Russian composers wrote orientalist pieces such as Rimskiĭ-Korsakov's Šeherezada, or Làpunov's Gašiš (excuse my fancy transcription), because hurr durr, we wuz khans
I mean, where do you think sauce tartare comes from?

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 11:56:22 [Preview] No. 6571 del
t. classical music and cooking pro

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 12:05:25 [Preview] No. 6573 del
How? People lived in dark, smokey houses with rammed earthen floor, delve the soil with manual or animal force, dressed in rough cloths, eating the same dull meals over and over again, hard work and inconvenience, no real doctors and medicine, no household appliances to ease the load for centuries the same. The industrial revolution just made lots of things even worse for lots of people if not the most. All real changes in lifestyle and wealth is very recent.
Just because western church and high nobility could afford to build pretty (but still uncomfortable) places it doesn't mean they were so much better off.

But to link the discussion to the thread's topic:
Playing these games like EU4 or CK2 and seeing that certain places certain numbers are higher just creates the illusion of development.

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>Orientalism was very much one of the obsessions of entire Europe during 19th century, so there's no surprise that in Russia you'd have folks proudly claiming that we wuz khans n shiet because that's fancy.

We had slightly different situation here, although orientalism trend mattered too.

It was a prolonged process of nation-building. Karamzin was supported by emperor Alexander to write this book (History of Russian state). At this time concept of "our special way between Europe and Asia" was created, this book supported it and became some kind of official until even Soviet times. So, it was very political thing.

Later there were several prominent movements of Russian elites, Westernizers (zapadniki), Slavophiles (slavyanofily), Pochvenniki and more, who continued to discuss this.


Soviet concepts sometimes were same, sometimes different, but it is another story.

>I mean, where do you think sauce tartare comes from?

Funny thing that word "Tartar" has no meaning in Russian except sauce. I guess common average Russian even has no idea that "Tartar" or "Tartary" is related to Tatars or Russia. Russian wiki about Tatars and Tatarstan or Russian state has no mention of this word.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 12:32:04 [Preview] No. 6575 del
Development is about production (from agricultural to manufacturing, iron/steel making etc), population (that mattered much more than now), cultivated land, army and military capabilities, cities, trade and much more.

These things directly related to life of common person. People from rich and developed regions could suffer less in famine years for example, because they had reserves and oversupply of food. Regions with cities in Middle Ages had access to cheaper local manufactured goods, and also had connections with others because of trade routes. Although difference for peasant wasn't that big, but it existed.

>Playing these games like EU4 or CK2 and seeing that certain places certain numbers are higher just creates the illusion of development.

I think CK2 concept of prosperity is more realistic than EU's development points system, but they need to add natural disasters, famine years, rainy years and more. Sadly CK2 is dying, last DLCs are cosmetic and don't address more serious issues in game.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 13:45:15 [Preview] No. 6576 del
Funny thing that word "Tartar" has no meaning in Russian except sauce. I guess common average Russian even has no idea that "Tartar" or "Tartary" is related to Tatars or Russia. Russian wiki about Tatars and Tatarstan or Russian state has no mention of this word.
Well, that's because sauce tartare was actually inspired by a Turkish yoghurty dip sauce called tarator, somewhat similar to Greek tzatziki. But apparently some clueless frogs thought it sounds a bit like "Tatar" which they found even fancier because muh vibrant eastern cultures. So no, it is not related to Tatars at all, only clueless westerners thought so.
Now steak tartare is a similar story, since originally it was called steak americaine, but eating it with sauce tartare to side was so popular that people usually ate steak americaine à la tartare which then shortened into steak tartare when everyone forgot about the original version. But then eating it with sauce tartare fell out of fashion so again we have steak tartare that has no connection to Tatars, despite retarded western perception that it was invented by Tatars who prepared it by putting meat under their saddle for a couple of days.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 13:48:19 [Preview] No. 6577 del
>Sadly CK2 is dying
I sincerely hope this is sign of CK3 incoming. Engine was already brought to its limitations; adding China would be theoretically possible in gameplay terms, but the engine can't handle such a big map.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 14:39:07 [Preview] No. 6578 del
Main problem is not the engine as software, but structure and concept of game. CK2 uses same four-level feudal model (Emperor-King-Duke-Baron), levy and demesne/vassal systems for everything. This is ok and somewhat realistic for Western Europe at original game time period (1066-), but applying it to other parts of world looks horrible. Even Byzantines too unrealistic so Paradox invented viceroys and retinues to partially fix this.

They tried to fix game with tribal and horde model to make earlier dates look slightly better, but mechanics sometimes looks strange and unrealistic too. Some other game mechanics are just outdated but could be fixed, like crusades (especially "largest participant takes all") or decadence revolts (at least they need to look like adventurers with real armies, not suddenly appearing doomstacks from nowhere). Also no naval combat and much more.

However fixing all this is hard, I don't even know how to do it properly.

Bernd 05/13/2017 (Sat) 14:57:51 [Preview] No. 6579 del
>This is ok and somewhat realistic for Western Europe at original game time period (1066-)
But there's one very important political situation that it can't cover – namely, the King of England being the biggest feudal lord in France, and also providing levies to the King of France from those holdings.
Also, it's five-level: Emperor-King-Duke-Count-Baron.

There's a couple issues with titles that could be fixed in terms of extra features added in later expansions, but weren't. For example, pagans get ridiculous attrition that's supposed to represent that, well, you're entering real wild lands there. But that really should instead be linked to development and not having Feudal holdings instead of being tied to religion in such a gamey manner.

Also, it doesn't make sense for Muslim countries to use De Jure kingdoms at all. But, we have dynamic titles added now – you can upgrade your Duchy to a Kingdom, so making Muslims ignore all De Jure titles larger than Duchies (representing regions), and have them create dynastic Kingdom titles instead, that have no De Jure land. Muslims have their own Cassi Bellorum, so they really don't need De Jure claims. That also solves the ridiculous situations when Christian kingdoms need to compete with Muslims for De Jure titles.
Similarly, Tribes should ignore De Jure land completely, and perhaps have ethnic Kingdoms created by decision.
Nomads were already converted to function in terms of CK2 system somewhat.

>crusades (especially "largest participant takes all")
Yep. Tried playing Afonso Henriques campaign once, Pope declares crusade on Andalusia, I get whole Andalusia in 4 years. WTF.

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Bernd 05/15/2017 (Mon) 05:21:31 [Preview] No. 6631 del
Jessos Christos! Well, the wind blows together all the dirt, that's for sure.
>Castille and Fronce on one side
Must be fun.

I haven't made much progress but I noticed the AI tends to gather all the forces and inflate a minor battle into a big one if both sides can send reinforcement. I think battles take too long and new units can arrive in time from the other side of the country.

Bernd 05/15/2017 (Mon) 17:00:48 [Preview] No. 6657 del
I'm glad Aragon and Hungary volunteered to tank like mad for me. But Commonwealth contributed 300k of those losses themselves.
Castille is actually pretty weak, it got beaten by Aragon-Morocco alliance at one point. They also only joined towards the end and didn't really care.
But judging on how much damage Aragon tanked I can see Castille finally being able to take them out in next war.
Now I'm waiting for Ottomans to declare war on Commonwealth since they've already forced Pomerania to break their alliance with them. When that happens it will be Ottomans and Muscovy vs Commonwealth and France.
I need to liberate Bohemia.

Bernd 05/15/2017 (Mon) 17:44:32 [Preview] No. 6667 del
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posting in the right thread

Bernd 05/15/2017 (Mon) 17:47:31 [Preview] No. 6668 del
I don't even have OCD.

Bernd 05/15/2017 (Mon) 18:30:13 [Preview] No. 6669 del
to add on this
AI also loves to siege with huge stacks and take massive attrition

Bernd 05/15/2017 (Mon) 19:48:00 [Preview] No. 6676 del
So Defensive ideas have a trick that would make wonders on them.

Bernd 05/15/2017 (Mon) 23:13:22 [Preview] No. 6682 del
It's how I intend to tire out Commonwealth and France when time comes.
But first I need to fully integrate annexed clay from Mainz and Switzerland, and recover manpower reserves. I've been playing on zero reserves for way too long.

Bernd 05/17/2017 (Wed) 19:47:28 [Preview] No. 6775 del
So. Liberation of Bohemia was seriously postponed. Ottomans decided to invade again; I was waiting for the Livonian Order to get enough war exhaustion from Muscovite invasion that they wouldn't join in defending the Commonwealth, which would allow me to call in Sweden (Livonians are allied with both Sweden and the Commonwealth). Then, just as I was pondering whether I should waste a couple of favours I owe Sweden (which I have a lot) on asking them to prepare for war, they decide to finish Denmark. Such case.
So, I help Sweden eat Denmark, which inevitably launched several other large scale wars, in which Milan pretty much died, Savoy surprisingly resurrected, all while Commonwealth was getting pounded on both sides by Muscovy and Ottomans.
Of course, Sweden eating Denmark led to Brandenburg, Brunswick, Pomerania and Norway forming a coalition against Sweden, and Brandenburg also called in their ally Austria. I have too many favours on Sweden that I'd just let that slip. Also, England wanted to finally finish off Scotland (confined to two provinces in the Highlands), which called in their ally France, and English navy is too important for my alliances to let that slip. So, I'm pretty much surrounded by enemies, out of manpower (at least my Administrative ideas give me cheap mercs), hoping Sweden can bite through Brunswick and Brandenburg to come help me and Netherlands against France – when suddenly...
The Commonwealth demands Brandenburg to sign white peace with Sweden.
Yes, the Commonwealth decided to help Sweden out.

Bernd 05/17/2017 (Wed) 20:49:18 [Preview] No. 6777 del
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I bought Dungeon Keeper 2 on gog.
After all those years it's still fun, and addicting. I just spend 6 hours playing it and didn't even notice.

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 05:17:51 [Preview] No. 6780 del
Holy crap, that was awesome! I'm not sure I played through the whole campaign but I remember there were several puzzle to solve. I mean the puzzle of how to support your darkhearted army. It could grab the attention with that and the atmosphere.

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 08:19:51 [Preview] No. 6783 del

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 08:36:02 [Preview] No. 6784 del
Meh, I loved it, but not as much as the first one. Such as shame that EA bought it and fucked it to death. I read the designed sequel was supposed to be revolutionary with multi-level maps, even above ground.

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 15:19:50 [Preview] No. 6791 del
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There are couple of "spiritual successors" on the market, I even got one recently called "Dungeons II" because it was for free. It was fun for a moment but I decided it's not that much fun and I prefer the originals.

Also since I brought that up I will review dungeons II
+ addicting just like originals
+ invading surface and heroes base, other dungeons on the map
+ interesting mechanics: your dungeon is controlled in a way like in the originals, by the big floating hand; on the surface and other dungeons it's like in rts warcraft style, you have menu, unit stats and their special active abilities you can use in battle; you have only 5 types of monsters + workers, but you can train them to become one of the various elite subtypes
- shit graphic design
- forced, unfunny humour
- not really challenging: invading forces are just nothing threateaning, and when you invade with full force there doesn't seem to be any challenge either; there seem to be plenty of gold on every map, you never really find yourself in financial troubles

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 17:13:50 [Preview] No. 6797 del
>- not really challenging: invading forces are just nothing threateaning, and when you invade with full force there doesn't seem to be any challenge either; there seem to be plenty of gold on every map, you never really find yourself in financial troubles
this tbh is what I dislike the most about modern day games

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 19:12:58 [Preview] No. 6802 del
muscovy is in personal union under ryazan and commonwealth went to war for it lmao

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 19:15:01 [Preview] No. 6803 del
elsewhere, hungary went to war with austria while I was busy elsewhere and got rekt
I still probably want to attack commonwealth first, ottomans might join in pretty soon too

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 19:46:01 [Preview] No. 6808 del
Now am thinking about installing Mount & Blade.

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 21:00:50 [Preview] No. 6811 del
I'd say attacking the Commonwealth was a good idea.
I allied Livonian Order just before attacking, pushing me over diplomatic limit, so I could promise them Commonwealth land for an extra frontline. Two years into the war, with Prague sieged and down, Ottomans joined in via great power intervention. The Papal State should be the first to fall, then I'm not sure, should I focus on bringing France down as well, or should I just tire them down enough for a white peace.
Even before Ottomans joined, my side was building war exhaustion slower than France and Papal State did. Commonwealth is a different story since the Russians are destroying them from the east too, but they were the aggressor in that war so France and Papal State aren't in.

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 21:02:24 [Preview] No. 6812 del
Note: I didn't call in Sweden, because they had their own internal crisis, and Netherlands, because they didn't want to attack France.

Bernd 05/18/2017 (Thu) 22:32:36 [Preview] No. 6814 del
Liberating Bohemia would go over the war score after I took everything I wanted for me and Hungary, so I only liberated Silesia. I took the Bohemian gold mine for me though. And I forced Commonwealth to break alliance with France.
Austria next.

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 05:24:50 [Preview] No. 6815 del
Lel. Bosnia still stands. In Serbia.

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 13:27:02 [Preview] No. 6824 del
Well Bosnia inherited Serbia and Niš just happened to be the one province Hungary didn't annex in last war.
Wallachia on other hand was absorbed by Hungary pretty early but was later released when Austria rekt Hungary. I'd let it stay just to keep Ottomans from getting too mad about Hungary existing for now, same as why I keep Lorraine there (which I should at least force convert, their center of reformation is annoying)

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 14:45:58 [Preview] No. 6828 del
I forgot to keep an eye on electors and Austria is the Emperor now.
Mostly I'm pissed because this means that I lost the 6th diplomatic relation slot.
I'm gonna destroy Lorraine and take as much land as I can without getting enough aggressive expansion for France to join in a coalition against me, and then try defeat the coalition in a defensive war, wearing out Austria with my Defensive ideas.

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 14:47:38 [Preview] No. 6829 del
I think what happened is that Netherlands and Oldenburg were in a war together and decided to vote for each other instead of me due to opinion boost, so I got two votes less than I calculated.

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 17:08:48 [Preview] No. 6833 del
heil adolf king of england
but also fug, hope he doesn't die to soon

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 17:26:37 [Preview] No. 6837 del
Nice. Age: 19, well, we can hope he will survive long. Having same dynasty helps with diplo relation between two countries?

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 17:43:12 [Preview] No. 6839 del
+15 opinion boost, and more likely to keep alliance (I think +10 reasons).
But it's most useful because you can claim throne of countries with same dynasty and royal marriage. It gets you in a succession war on the defending side so if you have strong diplomacy (like I do) it can help you both inherit strong nations and a way to passively-aggressively go to war with strong rival countries (which will challenge your claim).

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 17:45:02 [Preview] No. 6840 del
Oh the over the diplo limit was partially solved because Aragon, getting a Habsburg on their throne, decided they don't like me anymore. I still kept the Livonians though, because I still need them to war the Commonwealth.

Bernd 05/19/2017 (Fri) 18:44:37 [Preview] No. 6846 del
This originally started as a pure clone of DK1 but has evolved much since then. It's 2D though. I like it.

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