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They say war never changes. They were wrong. How do you feel about what Victoria 3 is doing?

Super excited. This can only be a great thing. Radical change is the best change.
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10%
Cautiously excited. This is a welcome change to an old and decrepit system, I want it to work.
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35%
Muted excitement. I like the idea but I'm gonna need some convincing.
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19%
Filthy Swiss neutral opinion.
13
19%
Slightly disappointed. I'm open to change, but I can't help but feel a sense of loss.
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6%
Moderately disappointed. This is the wrong direction, but I'll still give it a try.
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1%
Extremely disappointed. I was born and raised a unit man. I know what I like and this ain't it.
7
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Total votes : 69

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The Huskar Social Union
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:20 pm

So fought my first proper war against the Germans as the USSR with this DLC.

Its like the first time i tried it in the Black Ice mod.

As in i got fucking crushed lmao
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Lunas Legion
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Postby Lunas Legion » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:38 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:So fought my first proper war against the Germans as the USSR with this DLC.

Its like the first time i tried it in the Black Ice mod.

As in i got fucking crushed lmao


Yeah apparently uh it's just gotten even harder for the Soviets to win for some reason.
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The Huskar Social Union
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:54 pm

Lunas Legion wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:So fought my first proper war against the Germans as the USSR with this DLC.

Its like the first time i tried it in the Black Ice mod.

As in i got fucking crushed lmao


Yeah apparently uh it's just gotten even harder for the Soviets to win for some reason.

Based on my rummaging through the focus tree it seems literally impossible to get rid of all the negatives that occur as a result of the great purges unless you go to war with a major nation first. Some of them are locked behind that requirement so they seem intent on trying to force the player to relive the earlier struggles of the soviet military during the opening year of the war irl.

Similar thing but in reverse happens with their industrial tree, its open as long as you have the required factories then is locked permanently if you go to war with a major nation.
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Postby Herador » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:03 pm

So how is the tank designer anyway? Japes aside I am really excited for it and I hope it's working well.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:07 pm

Herador wrote:So how is the tank designer anyway? Japes aside I am really excited for it and I hope it's working well.

TIs fun, you get a lot of stuff you can mess around with but ive not put serious time into it yet.

It doesnt require any where near as much xp as the ship designer does so its not as restrictive.
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Postby The Batavia » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:08 pm

Continental Free States wrote:
The Batavia wrote:Okay so my realm split into two between Brittany and England. I intend on fixing that problem but i haven't figured out what exactly I want to do to get my lands back. Someone else did suggest murder, though.

If you're England, an invasion would probably be quicker. Murder is more cost-effective though, since it won't leave a claimant.

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Postby Lunas Legion » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:50 pm

The Batavia wrote:
Continental Free States wrote:If you're England, an invasion would probably be quicker. Murder is more cost-effective though, since it won't leave a claimant.

I'm Brittany


Then murder it is. The traditional solution to gavelkind, kinslaying.
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Postby Ithalian Empire » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:19 pm

Lunas Legion wrote:
The Batavia wrote:I'm Brittany


Then murder it is. The traditional solution to gavelkind, kinslaying.


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Postby Hispida » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:45 pm

Herador wrote:So how is the tank designer anyway? Japes aside I am really excited for it and I hope it's working well.

from what i've seen in the videos (coug tommykay) i've watched it seems to be very similar to stellaris: a defined (and emerging) meta that after you get all the parts isn't really necessary to update aside from clicking auto-update

current meta seems to be howitzers, 3 man turrets, cannons, and around 85% reliability (stack the excess into engine and armor)
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Postby Endem » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:42 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:So fought my first proper war against the Germans as the USSR with this DLC.

Its like the first time i tried it in the Black Ice mod.

As in i got fucking crushed lmao

Huh? So, the Soviets holding was just my luck? I played Italy for the first time and Germans and Co. Didn't even reach Dnieper.
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Postby Grenartia » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:36 pm



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Postby Continental Free States » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:45 pm

The Batavia wrote:
Continental Free States wrote:If you're England, an invasion would probably be quicker. Murder is more cost-effective though, since it won't leave a claimant.

I'm Brittany

Oh yeah Murder it is.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:44 am

Endem wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:So fought my first proper war against the Germans as the USSR with this DLC.

Its like the first time i tried it in the Black Ice mod.

As in i got fucking crushed lmao

Huh? So, the Soviets holding was just my luck? I played Italy for the first time and Germans and Co. Didn't even reach Dnieper.

Your USSR probably did some things differently than i did. I had a civil war and took out stalin for instance.
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Postby Endem » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:04 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Endem wrote:Huh? So, the Soviets holding was just my luck? I played Italy for the first time and Germans and Co. Didn't even reach Dnieper.

Your USSR probably did some things differently than i did. I had a civil war and took out stalin for instance.

Well, I know for one they had 400+ divisions and 100 factories in 1941. Dunno if that's standard or not.
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The Huskar Social Union
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:15 am

Endem wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Your USSR probably did some things differently than i did. I had a civil war and took out stalin for instance.

Well, I know for one they had 400+ divisions and 100 factories in 1941. Dunno if that's standard or not.

I probably had about half that number of divisions honestly. My mistake was not producing certain equipment earlier like AA so i had to wait on my stockpile catching up. I had a decent bit more factories though.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:59 am

I got Bukharin in charge via a bloodless coup but i wasnt able to do it prior to the military purge so unfortunately i lost Tukhachevsky and a few others but managed to retain the vast majority of soviet generals and the entire army. So a success but if i had been a bit quicker i might have avoided losing him as the purge event happened literally 1 day before my assassination of Stalin.
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Postby Hispida » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:34 am

been a minute since i've played vanilla stellaris (i've used mods a ton recently) so with the new dlc it'll be fun to play that again

and yes i'm making a zora empire, how could you tell?
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Postby Free Ravensburg » Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:01 pm

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Postby Bralia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:33 am

There's a new, extremely long Victoria 3 AAR that happened yesterday. Sadly it crashed in only two years but quite a lot happened in those two years.
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Postby Continental Free States » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:52 am

Bralia wrote:There's a new, extremely long Victoria 3 AAR that happened yesterday. Sadly it crashed in only two years but quite a lot happened in those two years.

Aw man I wanted to see how the war would turn out. You know Vic III's pre-release streams are gonna be even more of a hype for me than the CK III pre-release streams at this point.
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Postby Visse » Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:31 am

I feel like I didn't really want a Victoria 3. I'd prefer a Victoria 2 2

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Postby Heloin » Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:34 am

Visse wrote:I feel like I didn't really want a Victoria 3. I'd prefer a Victoria 2 2

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Postby Bralia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:22 am

All of a sudden I realize just how utterly called out I am as I create a new empire in Stellaris that I have no intention of actually playing.

All I wanted to do was play a chill game with a reasonably normal empire in order to acquaint myself with all of the changes that have happened in the past year, and instead here I am creating complicated builds out of the new stuff because I apparently literally cannot stop myself.
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Postby Crysuko » Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:57 am

I've been having a blast with NSB, creating a 30w medium tank templated with 1200 breakthrough as GDC and causing Germany and their Vichy pets to eat anarchist boot was a great deal of fun. The dopamine hit of encircling 7 divisions THRICE will last me a week.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:23 pm

I dont think ive ever asked this before but is there an optimal airwing size for HOI4? I usually just kept my air wings in either groups of 100 or 200.
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