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Reply #30 on: October 13, 2021, 07:11:21 PM
The developer streamed the game on Twitch today, playing a campaign in the new Age of Alexander expansion.  (Actual game-start and dev commentary begins around 6:00.) 


https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1175788283




For those who prefer and/or understand German, I also (belatedly) noticed our own Let's Play History streamed the game a few days ago (his commentary begins around 3:00 in).  :) 


https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1171751434



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Reply #31 on: October 19, 2021, 02:47:57 PM
Patch 1.2.1 dropped today.  A modest list of changes/improvements, with a focus on Trade: 


https://steamcommunity.com/games/1183470/announcements/detail/4893716326547829725



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Reply #32 on: November 24, 2021, 05:35:44 AM
The 1.2.2 "Autumn" update is out: 


https://steamcommunity.com/games/1183470/announcements/detail/3113671649291172800




This one appears to be a smaller patch.  Looks like it's a smorgasbord of balance improvements, AI work, and updates to various language localizations (along with bug-fixes, natch). 



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Reply #33 on: April 05, 2022, 05:56:52 PM
In the run-up to releasing the game's Rome Vs. Carhage DLC, the devs have dropped version 1.2.4, which addresses numerous bugs and gameplay issues. 


https://steamcommunity.com/games/1183470/announcements/detail/3096794565676026978



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Reply #34 on: April 12, 2022, 03:02:38 AM
The devs gives us a glimpse of "Mandatory Objectives", one of several new mechanics being introduced in the Rome vs. Carthage DLC: 


https://steamcommunity.com/games/1183470/announcements/detail/3102422162158033728




To be honest, I'm not terribly enthused about this feature as it's currently described/implemented.  The fact that these objectives are indeed mandatory (you can't avoid them), and that there are currently penalties for ignoring and/or failing to fulfill them, does not strike me as good gameplay. 

However, Pavel (the lead developer) did say they'll eliminate the penalties if player demand/request it, and he's always been good about responding to player feedback.  In addition -- and if nothing else -- Mandatory Objectives can always be disabled, like a lot of other mechanics in Imperiums (something I sincerely appreciate). 



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Reply #35 on: April 12, 2022, 04:14:04 AM
Not convinced either. I like objectives but want to be able to choose or change them when I want.



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Reply #36 on: May 15, 2022, 04:08:01 AM
Social unrest and revolts are getting a rework: 


https://steamcommunity.com/games/1183470/announcements/detail/3186869094217888641




This system sounds much better than the current/old version -- more natural, less game-y. 



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Reply #37 on: May 26, 2022, 02:43:18 PM
Faction(s) highlight: the Diadochi - Epirus, Macedon, Sparta, Thrace


https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1183470/view/3186869726444806135






Still no mention of a release date for the Rome vs. Carthage DLC, though Steam has it listed as still coming out this spring.  Given all the 4x titles that have dropped this month, however, I have to wonder if Kube Games will delay launching this for a bit. 

In particular, the Steam/GOG release of Old World (which is their most obvious competition) is probably something they'd just as soon wish to avoid being overshadowed by.  I won't be surprised if the release date for Rome vs. Carthage slips to sometime this summer (or later). 


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Reply #38 on: May 26, 2022, 05:46:57 PM
^Nice - love me some Diodochi - gotta learn this game!

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Reply #39 on: May 27, 2022, 03:41:15 AM
^  You and me both, Gus. 


I've played *just* enough of Imperiums to sense it's a hidden/underrated gem, but not nearly enough to truly get its full measure.  I strongly suspect it's a game that doesn't get played nearly as often -- or by nearly as many people -- as it deserves. 



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Reply #40 on: May 27, 2022, 02:06:05 PM
How difficult is it? I ask that as someone who has been fought to a stalemate in the final Old World tutorial :/

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Reply #41 on: May 27, 2022, 03:07:50 PM
If you're referring to the game's learning curve, I'd rate it slightly steeper than average, but nothing headache-inducing.  The tutorials actually do a pretty decent job of introducing the game's features & mechanics, and generally showing you around. 

If you mean "difficult" in terms of computer opponents, the AI is no slouch.  I recommend the Noob, Beginner, or (at most) Easy difficulty settings until you feel more comfortable. 



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Reply #42 on: May 28, 2022, 03:36:03 PM
Cool thanks. I meant both AI and learning curve.

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Reply #43 on: May 29, 2022, 01:50:25 AM
How difficult is it? I ask that as someone who has been fought to a stalemate in the final Old World tutorial :/
It's a complex game but the base gameplay is similar to the one of the Civilization games. As Martok says, i'd start with the easier levels.



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Reply #44 on: May 29, 2022, 03:14:13 PM
Gotcha!

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