Author Topic: Hearts of Iron IV  (Read 440 times)

Martok

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on: May 06, 2022, 01:14:39 AM
Looks like Peace Conferences are finally getting an overhaul: 


https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/developer-diary/designer-corner-peace-conference.1523321/



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Reply #1 on: May 18, 2022, 03:44:50 PM

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Reply #2 on: June 02, 2022, 05:08:38 AM
Naval rebalance


https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/developer-diary/naval-rebalance-designer-corner.1528743/



Looks like mostly promising changes, but players are still concerned about death/doomstacks. 



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Reply #3 on: June 08, 2022, 02:26:38 AM

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Reply #4 on: June 10, 2022, 02:39:35 PM

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Reply #5 on: June 10, 2022, 02:43:52 PM
I have had HoI III for a long time, but sadly, never really been able to get into it.

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Reply #6 on: June 10, 2022, 03:02:26 PM
I loved hoi3 - my most played steam game after an epic aar as Italy when at the old place

Hoi4 just seems very ‘generic wargame’’ to me - it could be any war at any time any where



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Reply #7 on: June 10, 2022, 03:03:32 PM
You did some great AAR's for that game.

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Reply #8 on: June 10, 2022, 03:05:01 PM
Defeated Germany just before they turned back from Russia and started on me and got Norway and Vichy France in the peace talks - was a great game



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Reply #9 on: June 10, 2022, 03:08:09 PM
Made for some great reading though, as did you Crusader Kings AAR's.

That is another game that I have had for ages and have never been able to get into. I feel so......inadequate.  :'(

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Reply #10 on: June 10, 2022, 04:12:29 PM
I think a problem with all the games we like is theres no discernible end - no ta da you’ve finished here’s your score - not with out some major time invested anyway - they’re all massive time sinks - sometimes I crave for a game that’s done and dusted in an hour so you can complete the gaming package, start, middle, end, get a score in an hour and feel you’ve played a game as opposed to scratching the surface of the game you’re playing



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Reply #11 on: June 10, 2022, 04:16:16 PM
Same feelings here UCG.  I really enjoy HoI III, warts and all but I just can't get into HoI IV.  I just bought a bunch of DLC for it on sale and I've been trying to play but I find it very frustrating.  I like to micro my forces so I barely touch the battle planner.  When I do use it, the AI just does bone headedly stupid things and moves units around that it has no business moving.  At least I can choose to ignore the battle planner and just take the planning bonus hit and micro my units for land war.  The air and naval aspects are absolutely horrid.  The naval combat graphic is pointless and very poor at conveying information (as is most of the game) and the air war is so hands off that it might as well not be included in the game at all.  I really don't like the fact that finding information as to unit casualties is much harder to access in IV than in III and I also don't like the fact that you don't get adequate alerts when air or naval units are taking a beating and they'll just merrily continue throwing themselves at the enemy until they're wiped out without making a peep.

Even typing this is making me irrationally angry.  RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:




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Reply #12 on: June 16, 2022, 04:54:04 AM
This week's dev diary looks at (a whole crapload of!) the changes coming to Italy: 


https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/developer-diary/developer-diary-italy-1.1531121/



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Reply #13 on: June 16, 2022, 06:24:00 AM
I genuinely wish I could get into this game.

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Reply #14 on: June 16, 2022, 09:06:54 AM
 :( Me too.

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