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Which dynasty is best dynasty?

Han, like any reasonable person would say.
3
10%
Wei, you silly fool they were the rightful dynasty.
0
No votes
Jin, hahahahahaha nobody likes the Jin.
4
13%
Tang, like the Han but cooler.
10
33%
Song, underappreciated like my favorite game.
4
13%
Yuan, might makes right and we're the fucking Mongols.
4
13%
Ming, MINGLE MINGLE MOTHERFUCKER
2
7%
Qing, We are the most powerful- OH SHIT ITS THE BRITISH
3
10%
 
Total votes : 30

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Harmonic Empire
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Harmonic Empire » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:12 am

Bralia wrote:This is the kind of EUIV Dev Diary I like to see. Super large and super dense. I don't actually even have time to read it right now, so I'm just going to make the tagline the release date: 1.29 releases in precisely a week.


Soo it basically made China less boring and less explosion
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Postby Bralia » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:13 am

Harmonic Empire wrote:
Bralia wrote:This is the kind of EUIV Dev Diary I like to see. Super large and super dense. I don't actually even have time to read it right now, so I'm just going to make the tagline the release date: 1.29 releases in precisely a week.


Soo it basically made China less boring and less explosion

Less boring and MORE explosion.
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Ifreann
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Ifreann » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:23 am

Bralia wrote:
Harmonic Empire wrote:
Soo it basically made China less boring and less explosion

Less boring and MORE explosion.

MINGSPLODE!
MINGSPLODE!
MINGSPLODE!
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Harmonic Empire
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Postby Harmonic Empire » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:42 am

Bralia wrote:
Harmonic Empire wrote:
Soo it basically made China less boring and less explosion

Less boring and MORE explosion.


Well that is good NEWS then because i havent see China explode in 4 games
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Impaled Nazarene
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:14 am

Bralia wrote:This is the kind of EUIV Dev Diary I like to see. Super large and super dense. I don't actually even have time to read it right now, so I'm just going to make the tagline the release date: 1.29 releases in precisely a week.

Playing as Ming may no longer suck?
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Ifreann
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Ifreann » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:08 am

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
Bralia wrote:This is the kind of EUIV Dev Diary I like to see. Super large and super dense. I don't actually even have time to read it right now, so I'm just going to make the tagline the release date: 1.29 releases in precisely a week.

Playing as Ming may no longer suck?

Sounds like it.
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Postby Bralia » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:16 am

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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:50 am


The way they are handling the upcoming dlc is bothersome.

Italy update should have been in Man The Guns, and Soviets should be overhauled this update too.
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Soviet Haaregrad wrote:Bickering ist krieg.
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Finland SSR wrote:"Many dictatorships are oligarchies.
Many democracies are oligarchies.
Therefore, many dictatorships are democracies."

-said no one ever. I made these words up.
Genivaria wrote:"WHY!? Why do this!? Thousands of planets and trillions of innocent lives gone! For what!?"
"It seemed like fun at the time."

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Serrus » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:43 pm


make it verdegris again or I WILL
Impaled Nazarene wrote:

The way they are handling the upcoming dlc is bothersome.

Italy update should have been in Man The Guns, and Soviets should be overhauled this update too.

Who says they aren't going for both of those?
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Impaled Nazarene
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Serrus wrote:

make it verdegris again or I WILL
Impaled Nazarene wrote:The way they are handling the upcoming dlc is bothersome.

Italy update should have been in Man The Guns, and Soviets should be overhauled this update too.

Who says they aren't going for both of those?

They already said the soviets weren't getting reworked in this dlc. They'll save it next time for a $20 dlc.
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Kiaculta wrote:Oh, Kar, you silly sack of shit.
Soviet Haaregrad wrote:Bickering ist krieg.
Infected Mushroom wrote:isn't this a bit extreme?
Finland SSR wrote:"Many dictatorships are oligarchies.
Many democracies are oligarchies.
Therefore, many dictatorships are democracies."

-said no one ever. I made these words up.
Genivaria wrote:"WHY!? Why do this!? Thousands of planets and trillions of innocent lives gone! For what!?"
"It seemed like fun at the time."

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The Huskar Social Union
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 am

Italy and the USSR should have been reworked already come on.
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Bralia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Bralia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:54 am

The upcoming plans for Stellaris are going to be revealed at PDXCon. Until then, here's a technical dev diary on UX design.
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Kernan
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Postby Kernan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:17 am

My Spanish Empire

Playing as Spain and so far have taken most of Western Africa, North Africa, Australia/NZ, all of the Philippines Mexico, all the Caribbean and most of the East Coast of America along with Columbia. In Europe i've stayed rather compact I guess, only expanding into Italy, Southern France and voring Portugal. I plan on expanding into Ming to get them to fall over the edge, still gotta find some way to quickly get their mandate down since releasing new countries doesn't seem to be doing much. On another note I swear to Christ if those Papua New Guinea fucks burn another goddamn colony to the ground im gonna have to just burn the whole island to the ground. I've tried to land there four separate times and the colonies keep getting burned. I dont want to have to ship a stack all the way to Indonesia to clear them out.
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Postby Hanafuridake » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:53 am

I'm quite pleased that the Tang are leading in the polls, as they should.
Impaled Nazarene wrote:

The way they are handling the upcoming dlc is bothersome.


Is it really any different from how they normally handle it.
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Kernan
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Postby Kernan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:00 am

Hanafuridake wrote:I'm quite pleased that the Tang are leading in the polls, as they should.
Impaled Nazarene wrote:The way they are handling the upcoming dlc is bothersome.


Is it really any different from how they normally handle it.

Yeah, Paradox just frontloads every game with hundreds of dollars of DLC then every few years or so they drop a new installment to reset the clock. Its mildly irritating but as long as people buy into it they will keep doing it. I think EU4 is on its like, 10th DLC or something
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Impaled Nazarene
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:10 am

2 people voted Jin to spite me :p
Go you spiteful people! Never change.

Hanafuridake wrote:I'm quite pleased that the Tang are leading in the polls, as they should.
Impaled Nazarene wrote:The way they are handling the upcoming dlc is bothersome.


Is it really any different from how they normally handle it.

Yeah, Death or Dishonor gave us new focus trees and wasn't $20. Wanking The Tiger Tank reworked Japan, China, and Germany. Man The Guns reworked the UK and US but gave the Dutch and for some reason Mexico a tree. Benelux should have been done all at once or done in the France rework. For a DLC called Man The Guns it certainly ignored Italy who's only competent branch was their Navy and still has the worst Focus Tree.

They seem to be arbitrarily reworking and giving out new focus trees instead of fixing the existing bad ones.
Also Man The Guns hasn't gone on sale since being released and that's a fucking crime.
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Kiaculta wrote:Oh, Kar, you silly sack of shit.
Soviet Haaregrad wrote:Bickering ist krieg.
Infected Mushroom wrote:isn't this a bit extreme?
Finland SSR wrote:"Many dictatorships are oligarchies.
Many democracies are oligarchies.
Therefore, many dictatorships are democracies."

-said no one ever. I made these words up.
Genivaria wrote:"WHY!? Why do this!? Thousands of planets and trillions of innocent lives gone! For what!?"
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Postby Bralia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:21 am

I think my brain hemorrhaged all knowledge of Chinese history the instant I left school. I know nothing beyond the stagnant Ming empire in EUIV and the experiences of Victoria 2 Qing.
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Kernan
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Kernan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:33 am

Bralia wrote:I think my brain hemorrhaged all knowledge of Chinese history the instant I left school. I know nothing beyond the stagnant Ming empire in EUIV and the experiences of Victoria 2 Qing.

Tang brought China to its biggest, therefore best China
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Minister of Armed Forces: Gregori Stocker
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:04 am

Bralia wrote:I think my brain hemorrhaged all knowledge of Chinese history the instant I left school. I know nothing beyond the stagnant Ming empire in EUIV and the experiences of Victoria 2 Qing.

All we were taught was the destruction of Qing China by the Europeans. I still haven't memorized every dynasty or really any relevant knowledge of Pre-Maoist China.

Kernan wrote:Tang brought China to its biggest, therefore best China

Weren't the Qing larger given that they owned Mongolia, Tibet, and what we call South East Russia today?
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Kiaculta wrote:Oh, Kar, you silly sack of shit.
Soviet Haaregrad wrote:Bickering ist krieg.
Infected Mushroom wrote:isn't this a bit extreme?
Finland SSR wrote:"Many dictatorships are oligarchies.
Many democracies are oligarchies.
Therefore, many dictatorships are democracies."

-said no one ever. I made these words up.
Genivaria wrote:"WHY!? Why do this!? Thousands of planets and trillions of innocent lives gone! For what!?"
"It seemed like fun at the time."

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Kernan
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Kernan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:28 am

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
Bralia wrote:I think my brain hemorrhaged all knowledge of Chinese history the instant I left school. I know nothing beyond the stagnant Ming empire in EUIV and the experiences of Victoria 2 Qing.

All we were taught was the destruction of Qing China by the Europeans. I still haven't memorized every dynasty or really any relevant knowledge of Pre-Maoist China.

Kernan wrote:Tang brought China to its biggest, therefore best China

Weren't the Qing larger given that they owned Mongolia, Tibet, and what we call South East Russia today?

Oh yeah, I guess thats true. Whoops. Technically the Yuan Dynasty had the most land but still. Vote Tang
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Ifreann
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Ifreann » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:32 am

Bralia wrote:I think my brain hemorrhaged all knowledge of Chinese history the instant I left school. I know nothing beyond the stagnant Ming empire in EUIV and the experiences of Victoria 2 Qing.

I don't think I learned any Chinese history in school...
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Holy Tedalonia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:28 am

Ifreann wrote:
Bralia wrote:I think my brain hemorrhaged all knowledge of Chinese history the instant I left school. I know nothing beyond the stagnant Ming empire in EUIV and the experiences of Victoria 2 Qing.

I don't think I learned any Chinese history in school...

I did, they glossed over it though, mainly because high schoolers usually give a fuck about ancient China.
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Libertarian Police State

Postby Purpelia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:53 am

Holy Tedalonia wrote:
Ifreann wrote:I don't think I learned any Chinese history in school...

I did, they glossed over it though, mainly because high schoolers usually give a fuck about ancient China.

Let's be honest though. The only thing high schoolers give a fuck about is literally fucking. That and alcohol and drugs (if you are into that sort of stuff) and games and sports and literally everything other than school. I was top of my class consistently and even I only went to school because it was easier than being nagged at by everyone.
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Holy Tedalonia
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Holy Tedalonia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:58 am

Purpelia wrote:
Holy Tedalonia wrote:I did, they glossed over it though, mainly because high schoolers usually give a fuck about ancient China.

Let's be honest though. The only thing high schoolers give a fuck about is literally fucking. That and alcohol and drugs (if you are into that sort of stuff) and games and sports and literally everything other than school. I was top of my class consistently and even I only went to school because it was easier than being nagged at by everyone.

I mean for people who actually cared for history. China's usually not their focus.
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Status based off index:
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Name: Ted
Ideology: Capitalism
Political Compass: Social Libertarian for some reason
Race: Vampire
Political Side: Right
Favorite Senator: Ted Cruz (Ted's have to help out Ted's)
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Postby Ism » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am

Song is best dynasty.

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