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Is it good? Worth the pirate?
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>>1736905
Depends who we’re killing.
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>>1737263
You know what you are.
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>>1727317
You basedjaked while yawning
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>>1737483
thats why you cover you mouth, for that exact reason
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Is there any point to go beyond assigned worker of 4? It seems like the efficiency drops around that point and you're better off making a new structure. Not to mention that your most important resource, food, is bottleneck to the field which is hardset to only 2 workers.
I guess you can dump the unemployed as emergency labour force if you need a type of resource fast, but I don't think you're ever that dire of a particular resource in this game.

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Mount and Blade is dead
Long live Mount and Blade
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>>1737811
Between empires has cool sieges
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>>1737817
>spoiler
if its not vanillalike its not worth playing when it comes to bandit levels
except VC that gets a free pass
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>>1737920
Dw I kid, overpowered bandits have a pretty bad effect on the economy which in turn just makes noble armies weaker. It's just poorly thought out by modders who want to present a challenge without thinking of the consequences it has to general gameplay.
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wait I actually have to be a dick and sack villages in warband to win? :(
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>>1738202
No, but it's easier that way

Asked about this in TG in the Warhammer fantasy thread and no one engaged. I get that everyone hates Total War Warhammer and shits on anyone who brings it up (though not sure why - it’s a solid game and revived square bases at Games Workshop).

Has anyone tried it? It’s free to play. I’ve been kicking around on it and am absolutely in love with what the dev did here. Not only is it by far the best adaptation of Warhammer fantasy to the PC, it’s a solid game with a beautiful UI and plays well.

Would love to hear opinions and thoughts on this one.
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>>1736613
how much?
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>>1736925
like 20 or 30k, new patch shows all the modifiers after the game
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>>1736953
20 or 30k? is that a typo? last time i played the game hiring a squad cost like 300 gold, with 20k you can recruit every unit and item in a single playthrough
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>>1736974
yeah sorry the k was a typo
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All this guy has to do is create a campaign map and I'm all over this game.

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Still waiting for a game set here...
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>>1735500
Hand made to be colonized.
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>>1736824
>Russian Malaya
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>>1735836
flip here, there was a war between Spain occupation Philippines vs moro locals like Sulu and Brunei, Spain brought in flip natives, mexicans and other south americans against ottoman reinforcements, so uhh I think Janissaries fought Tlaxcaltec if that's cool enough of a concept
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>>1735500
they would have to get naval combat right which no company seems to be capable of
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>>1736786
If you actually can enjoy CK3, then I suggest Rajas of Asia. Their team did a shit load of research, no game else comes close

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Which "post-Westwood" game do you think was the best? (Or the least worst, if you're one of those people)
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>>1732516
There was no grit to RA3 because EA is somehow so stupid that they didn't understand that the entire setting of RA is a tribute to 50s sci fi and instead interpreted everything as just XD random quirkiness. How else would you get flying anime girls, gundam mechs and this shit?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrQLmeknYo0
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>>1737275
>muh grittnes
God punished RTS players for in their decadence they defecated on RA3, AoE3 and DoW2
Now they experience their Dark Ages until they learn humility again
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>why is the wacky rts game wacky? THIS IS A FUCKING OUTRAGE
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>>1737441
Nah, it was WC3 and the dota queers that killed the RTS.
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>>1737275
I'm not a fan of RA3 at all, but I'd say they were following the trend set by Yuri's Revenge. As much fun as I had with YR, the story went full retard, and the RA universe was doomed the second they brought back time travel in that opening mission. Although I do enjoy the allusions to it in Mental Omega

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the War Effort Patches continues....
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>Bulgaria and Hungary join the allies
>Germany invades them
>it somehow triggers a peace conference with only Bulgaria and Hungary (the rest of the allies are still alive
>Peace conference ends with Germany annexing Italy, who is its own ally
???
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we need a containment board for visual novels.
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>>1736823
vanilla hoi4 isn't a vn
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>>1736820
>play meme focuses on
>get memed on
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>>1737693
Historical focuses get boring after a while because shit's always the same. Fighting the Germans over Europe is the best part of the game but right now things are so ally-skewed that it's hardly a fight. Playing as axis is either trivial because the UK is so easy to cheese, or mind-numbing because invading north america is cancer and the continent sucks to fight in.

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Whenever i see new city builder released it gets called Banished clone, Is it really the king of city builders?
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>>1737231
>It would be like if people called every new RTS game a Dune II clone
People call every new RTS a SC2 clone, so it's close.
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>>1737274
Which is the best?
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>>1737012
Fpbp, but to add onto it a bit more Banished is a really shallow game and was incredibly cheap to make. So other devs feel tempted to tap into the market because it poses very little risks. Also calling it a city builder is misleading considering that the game can't even handle more than a couple hundred people before becoming unstable.
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>>1737101
Impression City Builders are more or less a separate genre compared to Banished. Completely different mechanics and completely different gameplay loop, the only thing similar about them is you place down buildings.
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>>1737009
these "new city builders" dont have anything new in their core gameplay.

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Should I buy the Astral Planes DLC for Stellaris? Is it worth it?
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>>1732204
Honestly as far as crises go, "get FE tech" is about as lame as it gets. None of it feels particularly special when you already get limitless free FE ships with an artifact.
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>>1683544
Mods. Not chasing le difficulty meme. Using it as a glorified story generator. Lots of things to do in Stellaris.
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>>1732622
Except with Cosmo, you can actually design those FE ships to not use shit weapons.
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>>1733585
Oh boy now I can PLAY META whoopie
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are you guys going to buy the new DLC?

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Why have there been no good city builders in years?
You'd think it would be easier than ever with how fast CPUs are today.
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>>1732969
A simple google search could have saved you days of waiting with no answer.
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>>1732975
Sounds like a skill issue on your part. If we can’t recommend games, what good is this forum anyways?
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>>1734069
>recommend games
>>>/wsr/
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>>1720067
Simcity 4 still the best after 20 years.
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>>1718736
this game is gonna be one of the goats

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Which Penultimo?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm_jift5QMM&list=PLD6AB805B15D2CFC4&index=7
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>>1733793
It's subtle, but I honestly prefer 4's caricatures.
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You could have pulled a nasty trick and put the Penultimo with the hat on the left.
Never played 6, 4 is the best for the dialogue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmKMrUMS9lg

5 (and 4: Modern Times) had the writing go down the pan. Oh boy, a Bioshock reference!

I can't find any voice line videos of 6 on YouTube to tell me if Miss Pineapple being replaced by a strong and independent femcel of colour, is as bad as it looks. The caricatures look stiff, unfinished, and 5 years after launch, are still not all uploaded on the wiki.
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>>1733793
the second to last one
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>>1734325
God, talk about SOUL.
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>>1733793
The Left, for to paraphrase a certain demented alcoholic:

>The low angle implies dominance, and [Penultimo's gaze focusing confidently on something in the distance] implies the long reach [of El Presidente's power].

Right is just a portrait pose.

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Pausing every second to close 100 pop-ups simulator.
What's that, you want to watch your cool space battle unfold?
Too bad, we found an ameoba on an asteroid in buttfuck nowhere - what's the plan boss?!
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>>1736668
>>1737159
Job/resource production penalty does not effect trade or amenities output, and trade can be used to print free consumer goods, unity and energy (all at the same time if in a trade league). This can allow you to put your pops on something like Chemical Bliss and lose no income of those 3 things. Combine this with introverted civics (such as inward perfection) and robots (or maybe a slave species) to work the manual labour jobs, and you can have your entire empire be neets making bank on the stock market whilst others do the heavy lifting. Bonus if you take catalytic converters civic so you only need traders and farmers to power your entire economy, and thus achieve total self-sufficiency.
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>>1698578
i thought i bought stellaris, turns out it was starbound lol. Im looking to see if theres new fun games to play but sounds like this isnt one of them lol.
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>>1736668
honestly you could probably modify the base files so the fancy Fallen Empire buildings are available to build, then set your pops to chemical bliss living standards. Alternatively you could also code autism a hedonist job-type for your pops to avoid authoritarians malding that you don't have everyone living in slums.
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>>1737691
the authoritarian faction is happy with the stratification check if you have a slave population that isn't your main species, though I'm not sure if this applies to robot servants
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>>1737346
>>1737372
Only problem is that I dont have a chemical bliss civic or origin so I can start with it. Im using EnC Classic with traits mods and the closest civic would be Pleasure Seekers or Corporate Hedonism but I really want to have a NEET empire.
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>>1737703
I dont use the authoritarian ethic, so I don’t really have to worry about them

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Is there any greater feeling than conquering Carthage?
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>>1737109
oh wow, went full tard there
you're doing great then
now roll over everyone with cataphracts and armored toots
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>>1737066
I love that image of the diplomat on the horse.
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>>1736161
Macedon is.
Pikes > spears > swords.
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>>1737081
Man, post your army composition. I always use pikes and swords, but I would like to use hoplites too. The problem is pikes>spears, and that's a shame.
Also, does somebody use skirmish cavalry?
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>>1737147
It is indeed Arche Bosphorous. Macedon just took a settlement in anatolia and Hayk liberated Antheia
>>1737165
thanks, Bactria are a pretty easy faction with the army roster and the amount of resources they sit on. As you can see the orange blob is now removed. I'm going to prepare to take out the Daha and Parthian alliance
>>1737194
same.
>>1737527
Here you go. I tend to favour a good number of hoplites with 2 units of shock infantry, cataphracts and horse archers. I don't like using elephants, and rarely use seige artilery.

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Last thread was live for 6+ months, with anons posting quality content and good advice for those struggling with command, let's try that again shall we?
New DLC dropped, set in September 1941 and features windmills and oil rigs as well as a rather weird Sunday release date.
It's been over a month since the operational phase update release, so there should be plenty of opinions to share.
As usual, share your victories, defeats, rants and stuff you struggle with, so helpful anons can lend a hand.
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I really love the Tank Warfare Tunisia maps, they have a great variety to them and they all feel really comfy
I've only traveled to Egypt in North Africa before, but I would love to go to Tunisia someday
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>try to begin my playthrough of every WW2 campaign in Mius Front
>get to the first turn
>restart it 20 times
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>>1736838
just go with the flow
just b urself :D
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>>1736854
I'm terrible at campaigns where I'm supposed to get pushed back. I always get my shit rocked on the first turn because my units get wiped off the operation map after
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I seriously hope none of you guys ever play Operation Victory as the Iranians

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>>1735575
I don't mind the toyish artstyle, if it was a toyish game. I think that it would have been even funnier if it had a Toy Story/Re-volt vibe going on. Like they were fighting inside a room, on the garden, on a sandbox and so on. At least it would have matched the style and would have been original.
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>>1728502
>Duplo
a-anon...
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>>1734290
worse. it's Warcraft + Starcraft + Diablo + Overwatch
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>>1727754
casual rts fag here
not true
I didn't here a single good thing about this game yet
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This game is a complete failure to understand whats wrong with the "genre".
I'll be interested to see what that other ex-blizzard team unveils for their new rts.

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Hopes? Fears?
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>>1735941
No regard to the rts-s community? Did you read the names on the balance team? Magic, Mista, Brick, Nemesis, Lorenzo, I think Kyomaku was in there too. The game was a mess, but mistakes were made also on the balance side by voobly players.
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>>1737532
I'm not saying that RTS-sanc community are victims. I'm telling you that after ESO shutdown, there was always something that made the community split when everyone should have moved to EE.
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>>1737589
Kinda makes me realize how fanatical the AoE2 fanbase is overall. I mean it's still not as big as Starcraft per say, but at the same time Microsoft doesn't give damn shit compared to Bobby & Blizzard in everything.
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>>1737623
What are you talking about? AoE2s playerbase has long since eclipsed SC
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>>1737623
Microsoft has been very cautious trying not to anger the fanbase too bad but it's not working.


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