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Reply #15 on: February 25, 2022, 11:54:57 AM
Hot Damn! I wasn't expecting it for a while yet. I guess I know where I'll be spending my weekend.  :groovy:

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Reply #16 on: February 26, 2022, 03:46:23 AM
What's funny is that despite all the changes & improvements, all I really want to do is play Pontus.  ;D  I'm not sure what it is, but something about them just appeals to me. 



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Reply #17 on: February 27, 2022, 09:28:48 PM
Becoming the Poison King?

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #18 on: February 27, 2022, 11:08:34 PM
We'll see how the campaign goes.  :whistle: 


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Reply #19 on: June 09, 2022, 01:54:01 AM
This is kind of cool: the DEI team has put together an interactive map of all the regions in the mod, allowing you to see what types of effects it has, regional and mercenary units you can recruit, etc. 


https://divideetimperamod.com/regions/






It also sounds like the summer update will be coming out fairly soon, including being available for beta-testing.  :D 



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Reply #20 on: June 09, 2022, 11:46:52 AM
That's great. Now I can see what was in the regions I never managed to conquer.  ;D  The team has done a shit-ton of work on this mod. I really like it. Still, this may cause a tendency to just grab the Resource-Rich Regions and by-pass everything else, good or bad for the game, I don't know.

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Reply #21 on: June 09, 2022, 12:12:35 PM
The dedication of the DEI team is unreal, yo.

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Reply #22 on: June 10, 2022, 04:16:01 PM
That's great. Now I can see what was in the regions I never managed to conquer.  ;D  The team has done a shit-ton of work on this mod. I really like it. Still, this may cause a tendency to just grab the Resource-Rich Regions and by-pass everything else, good or bad for the game, I don't know.

Nah; that would lead to some truly horrific border-gore.  My experience has been that the vast majority of folks who play grand-strategy games are too OCD to allow that to happen.  (Even most min-max players can't stand it.)  :P 



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Reply #23 on: June 10, 2022, 04:22:55 PM
...I do suffer from OCD.....................

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Reply #24 on: June 10, 2022, 05:45:15 PM
Me too, Bawb.  :) 



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Reply #25 on: June 10, 2022, 08:23:20 PM
Many lives were lost during the war of the divot



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Reply #26 on: June 10, 2022, 09:32:22 PM
Well, it has been written that Rome was the only country that conquered the world in self defense.

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Reply #27 on: June 10, 2022, 11:04:56 PM
I actually invaded Africa in Rome 2 just so my empire wouldn't look like a giant, erect penis. That's pretty OCD alright.

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Reply #28 on: June 11, 2022, 03:26:14 AM
Many lives were lost during the war of the divot

"Why do we fight and die?" 

"For power and glory?" 

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I actually invaded Africa in Rome 2 just so my empire wouldn't look like a giant, erect penis. That's pretty OCD alright.

Yep, sound about right.  :bigthumb: 



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Reply #29 on: June 11, 2022, 03:42:26 AM
Apropos of nothing, I checked Rome II's aggregate review scores on Steam for the first time in ages.  It's up to a 77% "Mostly Positive" rating, and that's including all the review-bombings it's received over the years.  If you exclude those, the game's score rises even higher, to a "Very Positive" 85%. 

That's pretty damn remarkable, given the disastrous state in which Rome II was originally launched 9 years ago.  Whatever I may think of CA these days (which I try to do as little as possible), I have to give them credit for having supported the game for so long after release with all those patches, *and* then putting out additional DLC's for the game several years after it was launched (when no one was expecting them to).  A pity they haven't given all their games a similar level of support, even if I understand their reasons (at least partially). 



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