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    Anyone up for a drink in A'dam?

    Hoi allemaal, I just moved to Amsterdam and I don't know anyone here yet. So, if you are into Paradox/Total War/military history and you live there, you can send me a PM for a beer meetup or...
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    Re: Which unit do you choose for your general & why

    Yeah, imagine how Pyrrhus, Seleucus, Ptolemy etc. were all walking around on foot in battle.
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    Re: Which unit do you choose for your general & why

    If you think that some sneaky enemy flanking force could attack one of your undefended settlements, you could deploy a heavy infantry general there to help your garrison. In all other cases you...
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    Re: What is political influence?

    I don't know the math in specifics but it does increase your standing versus your rivals. But the biggest increase is from imperium, +2 per turn is negligible. And these buidlings are unique, so you...
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    Re: Most Unique Faction?

    I've played EB where half of the units were completely invented, together with their names that were just direct translations from English and not attested anywhere actually. I don't get why this...
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    Re: New DLC entry in SteamDB

    CA not working on Rome 2: Why are they not fixing the game?
    CA working on Rome 2: Why are they messing up the game?
    >criticism over the portrayal of Cleopatra an Marc Anthony
    >in an image that's...
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    Re: There can only be one....

    Ah, so it's a different thing then. It also looks like the Seleucid setup is different in this mode because Bactria is shown as a satrapy under them.
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    Re: There can only be one....

    The weirder thing is how the player has conquered 40+ regions in 15 turns.
  9. Re: Auxiliary Barracks/Mercenary Camps on Factions

    Here you go:
    http://www.honga.net/totalwar/rome2/region.php?l=en&v=rome2&i=&f=rom_rome&t=auxiliary
    I think only Rome can recruit different units from different regions from the secondary chain.
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    Re: Who is your favorite barbarian faction?

    Odryssians because I'm living in the same place as them. I know it's stupid but I discovered that I have a tingling sensation every time I see them in the game, esp. if Macedon or someone doesn't...
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    Poll: Re: What is your favorite Missile Infantry type?

    Usually the AI recruits lots of skirmishers and their cavalry is very agressive in battles. No only that, but all Celtic melee infantry and some other types have javelins of their own, so there are...
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    Poll: Re: What is your favorite Missile Infantry type?

    For some reason I've always found slingers unapealing. But range is a priority, so they're the obvious choice. You're not going to send elite archers in melee or something, so there's no point in...
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    Sticky: Re: Hotfix out

    In campaigns started before the beta patch I had over 2000 food and some of the buildings cost under 100, while others cost minus gold :D
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: Official TW: Rome II Complaint Thread

    That's not correct, but it shows that it's not necessary to actually know the game before complaining about it...
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    Re: Is it wrong to like Rome 2?

    Eh, not that Rome II suffers from a diversity (or historicity) of cultures, but there were Christians and Muslims in Medieval II and that was it. And Rome II has Latins, Punics, Celts, Iberians,...
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    Sticky: Re: Is it possible to prevent game from updating to patch 17?

    I don't think that beta patches are installed automatically...
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    Re: Is it wrong to like Rome 2?

    Well I'll be damned! Who would've thought?



    This is so good:
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    Re: Is it wrong to like Rome 2?

    There are no patches since Wrath of Sparta came out. That's definitely the final state of the game. BTW yesterday I loaded a save from the times of the old building system I couldn't recognize it at...
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    Re: Emperor Edition: Civil War question.

    Isn't it one time only? I forced it to fire once in a campaign in order to get the bonuses higher influence gives and I don't think there was a chance of Civil War after that.
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    Re: Is it wrong to like Rome 2?

    This is sarcasm... right?
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    Re: Is it wrong to like Rome 2?

    I think that a lot of people expected Rome 2 to be nothing else, but exactly Europa Barbarorum with better graphics and it didn't cross their mind that CA would have no intention of making the same...
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    Re: Is it wrong to like Rome 2?

    No mods, all dlcs, close to 1000 hours in steam, with players like me it will take them some time to take down CA...
  23. Re: Random thoughts...Mob army, Daughter's of Mars...& subtle reasons for loving/hating factions

    You don't need to keep an army in an occupied settlement at all. By the time a rebellion happens, the garrison + one general should be enough to put it down. Generals are de facto armies by...
  24. Re: Random thoughts...Mob army, Daughter's of Mars...& subtle reasons for loving/hating factions

    1. How do you manage to have a public order problem?
    2. You'd build a building that decreases public order in order to recruit mob that would increase public order? Can't you just hire slingers?
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    Re: Random thoughts....artillery

    Forgive me if I'm wrong but there's no such thing as a heavy ballista. There's a ballista and a giant ballista, which does have the longer range but you have to sacrifice mobility. This is important...
  26. Re: Random thoughts...Mob army, Daughter's of Mars...& subtle reasons for loving/hating factions

    I loved the Barbarian voice-over in RTW, but it's terrible in this game. On the other hand, from time to time I like to say to myself "I live to serve the mighty Carthage!" or "What cruelty do you...
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    Re: Random thoughts....artillery

    Several people have mentioned here that ballistas have the longest range and do the most damage, which isn't true - check the heavy onagers.
  28. Re: Random thoughts.....those 4th Level combat units you'll never get

    With the Hellenes at the least (who are anyway the best) I first research only mil tier II (for pikemen) although simple hoplites + slingers usually beat anything else without trouble (esp....
  29. Re: Will Attila be shipped in slices and pieces? 7 DLC listed on release day - holy cash cow.

    How could you imagine that a sane person would care about the forums? Here I am, checking them out about once in a year, every single time exactly the same stuff going on - it's amazing. Comedy gold...
  30. Thread: Prologue

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    Prologue

    I've captured the Samnite capital, went through the cutscene, then a screen showing "close defeat" popped up and then I was back at the main menu. What does that mean? If I couldn't be able to...
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    Re: Wrath Of Sparta - User Reviews

    Parts of the intro come right out of "300" :D
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    Re: Imperator Augustus: Faction Reveal

    Would like to see Marcomanni being playable too :/
  33. Re: recruitment should effect city population like in rome 1

    There shouldn't be only city population but region population as in Empire too so that you could draw recruits from it. Otherwise, if we really take a look at Rome 1, Segesta has a population of 400...
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    Re: Client state levy troops.

    I don't understand what is the point of having a vassal in this game if you can't annex it diplomatically later on.
  35. Thread: Balkan Culture?

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    Poll: Re: Balkan Culture?

    No, but it's convenient. As you can see it's still better than just all being "Celtic".
  36. Thread: Balkan Culture?

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    Poll: Re: Balkan Culture?

    I'm Balkan and I find this offensive.
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    Poll: Re: Will you buy the new DLC?

    Yeah. Sometimes you get so worked up overthinking everything in EUIV that you might want to relax with something simplistic and shiny like that :)
  38. Thread: Building system

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    Re: Building system

    Alright, I can see your perspective. Personally, I think the fact that a FARM removes 10 public order is a beyond ridiculous way to limit your building options. It just doesn't really look like real...
  39. Thread: Building system

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    Re: Building system

    Top Hat Zebra - well I guess it's just you and kriss in that regard. Now - it's pretty obvious that you can build what you want in every province and leave it at level two and you won't have any...
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    Re: Building system

    Sooo... you did exactly the same thing as me then? What did I describe differently? Of course I had the ports as ports, a couple of wine markets and brick makers thrown in or whatever but the great...
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