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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    Well now that we've got Achaemenid fever, here's another thing I'd like to see: Satrap traits/ancillaries. Name change with Strategos for Hellenic factions. For swift implementation perhaps we could...
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    Re: Rome vs Carthage balance

    Sometimes the Carthaginians have to wrestle with the Massylians for control of Africa, but yes. Rome consistently struggles to expand in my playthroughs. They almost never take Sicily or expand to...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    I wouldn't know, that's why I'm asking. New stuff comes up all the time and I thought it was worth looking into.
  4. Sticky: Re: Faction difficulty ratings (your help is needed)

    A combination of the AI money bonus and the Sweboz Tribal Migrations are probably to blame. There seems to be a vicious cycle where the AI's inability to handle the economy gets them into debt,...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    Granted, Kardakan do qualify as armoured line infantry. I was thinking more along the line of an elite formation, like the Dranik Gund.
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    True, the time in which the Immortals were recorded to appear was...ancient history, by EBII's time frame. I was mostly referring to the Immortals as a famous example of Iranian armoured infantry....
  7. Sticky: Re: Faction difficulty ratings (your help is needed)

    Version 2.30


    Ptolemaioi (M/M), 300 Turns


    Early Game Difficulty: Easy

    Late Game Difficulty: Medium* in this playthrough, I would predict many would label their experiences as Easy.
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    I'm curious about the regionals. Does the EBII team have any plans to add any more regionals to Hellas, India, and Iran? I was specifically wondering about Aitolian Horsemen, whom Polybius claimed...
  9. Re: Playing cat and mouse with faction remnants (people on the move) ad nauseam

    There might be...slight exaggeration involved. But all agents in the game take hits to their skill if they fail in an endeavor. It might make sense, but it's very annoying, and it's too easy to fail...
  10. Re: Playing cat and mouse with faction remnants (people on the move) ad nauseam

    Now that you mention it, I forgot that other FMs have better chances of being assassinated. Sometimes Opfor FMs pop out of the ground like whack-a-moles, though.



    I can only be calmed by...
  11. Re: Playing cat and mouse with faction remnants (people on the move) ad nauseam

    I wouldn't worry about Reputation. Trying to build up your Reputation beyond "Reliable" is impossible, at least in my games. It always glitches out and turns my Reputation rotten. Ultimately,...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    That's reasonable, though I was a bit let down there wasn't a sort of "homecoming" trait for a Yervanduni conquest of Baktria, or the ability to recruit Baktrian elite infantry or cavalry through...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    Thanks, I aim to interest.

    Unfortunately I don't have the distinction of being a modder, though I've worked with game engines before. If the Yuezhi invasion exists in the game, then it's passed...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    Being able to use colonists from other cultural groups aside from your own would be cool. Probably nightmarish to implement, but cool.

    Less nightmarish but still hefty would be seeing Eleutheroi...
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    Re: Does Taksashila army suck or do I?

    I don't doubt the conquest of the gold mines was a vital part of remaking Macedonia into a formidable power. It's telling that after seizing control of Macedonia from Perseus, the Romans initially...
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    Re: Does Taksashila army suck or do I?

    Not to mention the Macedonian army was never a big, happy family. Alexander was constantly on guard against conspiracy throughout the Anabasis. The Diadokhos that was killed by Eumenes of Cardia had...
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    Re: Does Taksashila army suck or do I?

    We could, I don't think it'd be very enlightening, the most I know about Indian history is what I remember from forums and Arrian's Anabasis.

    So holding a river against an enemy force is a major...
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    Re: Does Taksashila army suck or do I?

    In regards to Porus, he was holding a strong defensive position against Alexander and still lost. He also ruled a kingdom that was a rival of Taksashila, that they are both Indian doesn't guarantee...
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    Re: Future Sweboz Content?

    Always fun to learn. Thanks!
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    Re: Future Sweboz Content?

    Nice. Looks like I'll need to fire up a Sweboz playthrough.
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    Re: Future Sweboz Content?

    I myself am wondering if the "Ancient German Pike Phalanx" is considered historical by the EBII team.
  22. Re: What were the most messed up things you did on a campaign?

    One of said co-enthusiasts also said that dismantling the local Temple might be alright.

    Anyways...

    Two decades into the reign of Antigonos Gonatas, I suffered two setbacks that would combine...
  23. Sticky: Re: Faction difficulty ratings (your help is needed)

    Version 2.35


    Hayastan (M/M), 550 Turns

    Early Game Difficulty: Medium

    Late Game Difficulty: Easy

    Army/Unit: The strength of the Arkah's armies lie in a healthy range of cavalry,...
  24. Re: The role of family member stats and influence in keeping order

    Hm. When in doubt, consult the player guide. Come to think of it, the Vrbs may foster negative traits in your FMs, so that's something to watch out for. But I'd still recommend making a convenient...
  25. Re: The role of family member stats and influence in keeping order

    Glad to put all the hours I've put into this game to use!

    To add onto what Kull said, not just Negative retainers like evil mothers in law or "aunts" can't be moved. Certain positive retainers...
  26. Re: AI faction and rebels in a perpetual standoff

    I've seen something like this before, mostly in 2.2b, but also concerning Alalia. When a faction would be reduced to just Rhodos in 2.2b (I've seen Koinon and Pergamon in this state,) it would turtle...
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    Re: Help Me Choose my Next Celtic Faction

    Britannia may not be as secure as you believe. It's true you don't initially share ground with other large factions, but the Sweboz tendency to form large empires early also means you might be seeing...
  28. Re: The role of family member stats and influence in keeping order

    You're welcome. I also like imagining a wider history and context to things that happen in the game...just too lazy to write them down.



    One thing that might help out, you can transfer...
  29. Re: The role of family member stats and influence in keeping order

    A cheat sheet would be helpful, there's a wide range of traits and the way to getting those traits isn't certain or obvious. There are a few lines of traits that will help, but it's not a sure-fire...
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    Re: The Sweboz Can be Quite a Tough Enemy

    Thanks for the kind words. I agree that the Sweboz are very strong on the strategic map, on most of my playthroughs they often construct massive empires like some ancient precursor to the Holy Roman...
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    Re: The Sweboz Can be Quite a Tough Enemy

    Conquering virtually half of the historical Rome's European possessions in one go? That is ambitious indeed.

    My experience fighting Sweboz is disappointingly limited (especially with a 700+ turn...
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    Re: Adding Epithets via Console

    Thanks for the quick response. Now the Basileus will no longer declare his devotion to parental figures long after their deaths.
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    Adding Epithets via Console

    Hey all, so there's an issue that's been frustrating me, namely that RNG likes to choose unfitting epithets for my Hellenistic Kings. A recent Aiakid king of mine decided to title himself...
  34. Re: Need Data from Seleukid & Ptolemaioi games (v2.3)

    It's good to hear this issue is being addressed, my Ptolemaic game is one of the most interesting I've got, and the Seleukids are unique in starting out with a vast empire. Unfortunately I was made...
  35. Re: Need Data from Seleukid & Ptolemaioi games (v2.3)

    Concerning the data, do they have to be precisely at these Turns? If not, what is an acceptable range? Would data provided at Turn 22 - 28 be acceptable for that interval?
  36. Re: Why do my soldiers break their formation?

    Nah, you got the hang of it pretty quickly. Tech of all sorts like to hide a lot of options behind a lot of busy work, without the Show On Disk button I wouldn't bother with Steam Screenshots.

    I...
  37. Re: Why do my soldiers break their formation?

    Yeah, that sounds right. As for the Steam screenshots, the path to the directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\INSERTUSERNUMHERE\760\remote\4700\screenshots

    I find that the clipboard...
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    Re: How best to use phalanx

    Phalangitai also eat projectiles pretty well. If you're going up against a force that's heavy on ranged forces (not necessarily skirmishers, they could be Celts or Romans,) you could advance your...
  39. Re: Why do my soldiers break their formation?

    You could disable fire at will <A> so that they will not fire unless you command them to, thus maintaining their formation, but that might rob you of the benefits of powerful Roman pila. When the...
  40. Re: Generals becoming traitors seems ahistorical

    I am indeed on Windows 10. I also use highest graphics and play from an external drive if that's of any use.
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