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Gusington

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Reply #30 on: June 11, 2022, 10:31:11 AM
Doesn’t that get cancelled by what CA did with Three Kingdoms?

And wouldn’t you want your empire to look like an erect penis?

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Reply #31 on: June 11, 2022, 08:55:53 PM
I concede I don't have any real counter-argument to either of your points.  :-[ 



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Reply #32 on: June 12, 2022, 12:06:32 PM
Hahaha!!

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Reply #33 on: June 22, 2022, 09:17:57 AM
Going to start my next Rome 2 playthrough with the Sir Slash endorsed Divide et Imperia mod, either as the Seleucids or the Ptolemies...probably the Ptolemies because they were freaks.

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Reply #34 on: June 22, 2022, 11:15:53 AM
Freaks indeed. The last update changes has made playing a large faction like the Seleucids less complex at the start I think. Probably same goes for Ptolemy too.

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Reply #35 on: June 22, 2022, 11:30:27 AM
^Yeah the sheer size of the Seleucid faction is what pushed me toward the more manageable looking Ptolemies. Plus I like their geographic location and it is more compact.

I think the new update just dropped a few hours ago for DEI.

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Reply #36 on: June 24, 2022, 05:41:12 AM
I'm trying hard to hold out for that summer update... 


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Reply #37 on: June 25, 2022, 04:23:30 AM

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Reply #38 on: June 25, 2022, 12:27:03 PM
I know where I'll be this weekend. Barring the house catching on fire of course.  ;)

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Reply #39 on: June 25, 2022, 09:36:13 PM
This thread enticed me to download, and it seems really cool, but pretty hard.. I've had three starts on Normal, Carthage, Egypt, Seculids.. everyone declares war on you and goes south quickly. Trying 'easy' now to see if I can survive. most TW games, I play on Normal and don't have issue. :sick:



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Reply #40 on: June 26, 2022, 12:58:18 AM
Cheers, tuna!  Yes, the DEI mod is unquestionably more challenging.  I've shifted to playing on Easy difficulty myself, so I'd say there's certainly no shame in doing so. 

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Reply #41 on: June 26, 2022, 05:45:27 AM
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Reply #42 on: June 26, 2022, 02:51:39 PM
*Quietly notes difficulty settings’

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Reply #43 on: June 26, 2022, 04:49:15 PM
In all my DEI games those 3 factions are at war with a lot of other factions as well. So, maybe a AI thing? As Rome, I've had no problems maintaining allies and Trade Deals as long as I don't get too aggressive. There's a Diplomatic thing, "Expansionism" that turns all factions gradually more hostile the more territory you take for yourself. Also, there were scripted events with Syracuse and then Carthage as Rome expanded into southern Italy and Sicily that resulted in them declaring war on me automatically. 

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Reply #44 on: June 27, 2022, 02:31:43 AM
I've not tried out Carthage yet, so I can't comment on them, but playing as Egypt hasn't seemed overly taxing so far, at least on the diplomatic front.  Playing as the Selucids, on the other hand, it feels like everyone and their cousin is gunning for you.  :worried: 



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