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Which prominent Great Power do you think you'll be inclined to play first in Victoria 3?

The United Kingdom
7
5%
Austria(-Hungary)
6
4%
Russia
7
5%
France
8
5%
United States of America
23
15%
Ottoman Empire
7
5%
Prussia
27
18%
Italy
2
1%
Japan
6
4%
Frick the GPs, Imma play something weird.
59
39%
 
Total votes : 152

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:26 am

Hispida wrote:
Bralia wrote:I hate that the name "Tankograd" is a real thing. Gives me "Istanbul" vibes. Naming places just really goes to hell as humanity ages, doesn't it? Uncreative losers.

It was just a nickname for Chelyabinsk. It's not a real city, unfortunately.

Indeed. As Chelyabinsk produced something like 18000 tanks during ww2 for the Red Army and a fuck ton of ammunition. A nickname very much deserved.
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Postby Ifreann » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:41 am

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Postby Heloin » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:49 am

Hispida wrote:
Bralia wrote:I hate that the name "Tankograd" is a real thing. Gives me "Istanbul" vibes. Naming places just really goes to hell as humanity ages, doesn't it? Uncreative losers.

It was just a nickname for Chelyabinsk. It's not a real city, unfortunately.

Chelyabinsk isn’t real you say? That meteor must of done a lot more damage then I thought.
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Postby Lunas Legion » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:05 pm



...Can I plot to poison myself, yet, so I can poison my cupbearer?
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:06 pm

Lunas Legion wrote:


...Can I plot to poison myself, yet, so I can poison my cupbearer?

6head plays right here
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Postby Lunas Legion » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:34 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Lunas Legion wrote:
...Can I plot to poison myself, yet, so I can poison my cupbearer?

6head plays right here


It's genius, I tell you. Obviously you drink the antidote in advance just in case they somehow screw up their job, but who'd suspect a thing?
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Postby Renoa » Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:57 pm

Lunas Legion wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:6head plays right here


It's genius, I tell you. Obviously you drink the antidote in advance just in case they somehow screw up their job, but who'd suspect a thing?

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:13 pm

Lunas Legion wrote:


...Can I plot to poison myself, yet, so I can poison my cupbearer?

Genius.
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Postby Hispida » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:40 am

I don't know what it is about CK2 that makes me have a love-hate relationship with it.

On the one hand, I absolutely abhor the base game. It's my least favorite Paradox game (that I've played); the UI is ugly, the gameplay is boring and uninteresting, the timeline is a slog, and it plays more like a glorified RPG than a GSG.

On the other hand, I can't get enough of playing fantasy mods for it. Elder Kings comes to mind first and foremost, but there's also a Fire Emblem mod (that's sadly unfinished) that I've recently installed as well as the ATLA mod. I love playing these, but hate the actual base game itself. Is anyone else like this with any other games?
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Postby Ithalian Empire » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:29 pm

Hispida wrote:I don't know what it is about CK2 that makes me have a love-hate relationship with it.

On the one hand, I absolutely abhor the base game. It's my least favorite Paradox game (that I've played); the UI is ugly, the gameplay is boring and uninteresting, the timeline is a slog, and it plays more like a glorified RPG than a GSG.

On the other hand, I can't get enough of playing fantasy mods for it. Elder Kings comes to mind first and foremost, but there's also a Fire Emblem mod (that's sadly unfinished) that I've recently installed as well as the ATLA mod. I love playing these, but hate the actual base game itself. Is anyone else like this with any other games?


the UI is ugly, the gameplay is boring and uninteresting, the timeline is a slog, and it plays more like a glorified RPG


Honestly I think if Paradox advertised CK as an RPG instead of a grand strategy game things would be better, because it is just that. Its as RPG centered around on the most important time periods in Western History. The end of antiquity, the rise of Islam and Chirstanity strengthening its hold on Europe, the clash of these two faiths setting up conflicts thousands of years into the future. The rise of empires that would live on well into the modern era and whos influence can be still felt. Honestly the time line of CK2 and 3 covers some of the most interesting parts of history.
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Postby Crysuko » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:43 pm

I could learn how to operate a nuclear reactor before I learn how to play CK2 or 3. Actually, said reactor is probably more intuitive and less complicated.
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Postby Hispida » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:15 pm

Crysuko wrote:I could learn how to operate a nuclear reactor before I learn how to play CK2 or 3. Actually, said reactor is probably more intuitive and less complicated.

it'd also be more fun pepega
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Postby Bralia » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:51 pm

The Elder Council is making it into Victoria 2. Wonder how viable it would be for recognized nations to support that government structure.
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Postby Hispida » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:09 pm

Bralia wrote:The Elder Council is making it into Victoria 2. Wonder how viable it would be for recognized nations to support that government structure.

Oh, cool. Reforms actually depend on popularity, it seems.
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Postby Crysuko » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:01 am

EU4: going for a united Ireland run, wish me luck. Eire go bragh.
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Ethel mermania wrote:A terrorist attack on a disabled center doesn't make a lot of sense, unless to show no one is safe.

This will take some time to figure out, i am afraid.

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Cesopium wrote:Welp let's hope armies of 10 million don't just roam around and Soviet their way through everything.

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Victoriala II wrote:Ur mom has value

one week ban for flaming xd

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Postby Bralia » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:07 am

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Postby Serrus » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:52 am

Bralia wrote:The Elder Council is making it into Victoria 2. Wonder how viable it would be for recognized nations to support that government structure.

Excellent for the CK2 converters, honestly.
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:28 am

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:01 pm

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Postby Renoa » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:33 pm

I’m starting to love Stellaris because the callous cruelty you can commit affects billions of people at a time. I’ve kept a billion people living in abject poverty even when I had the resources to easily lift them out of it because I didn’t feel it was economically viable to do so and more importantly, I didn’t really feel like it.
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Postby Herador » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:26 pm

Renoa wrote:I’m starting to love Stellaris because the callous cruelty you can commit affects billions of people at a time. I’ve kept a billion people living in abject poverty even when I had the resources to easily lift them out of it because I didn’t feel it was economically viable to do so and more importantly, I didn’t really feel like it.

Jeez Jeff, take a chill pill
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Postby Renoa » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:35 pm

Herador wrote:
Renoa wrote:I’m starting to love Stellaris because the callous cruelty you can commit affects billions of people at a time. I’ve kept a billion people living in abject poverty even when I had the resources to easily lift them out of it because I didn’t feel it was economically viable to do so and more importantly, I didn’t really feel like it.

Jeez Jeff, take a chill pill

I’ll chill when all the xenos in the galaxy have chilled… permanently.
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Postby Grenartia » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:50 pm

Renoa wrote:
Herador wrote:Jeez Jeff, take a chill pill

I’ll chill when all the xenos in the galaxy have chilled… permanently.


No, no, freezing xenos preserves them. Duh. Didn't you learn anything at space high school?
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