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    Re: SFO: Three Dragons (Updated 04.18.2020)

    New update up now:


    Created new, stronger initial retinues for generated characters
    Changed recruitment rules to no longer have dual reform requirements. Now, specific units have a reform and...
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    Re: SFO: Three Dragons (Updated 04.18.2020)

    Should be once you get the Garrison Conscripts reform.
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    Re: SFO: Three Dragons (Updated 04.18.2020)

    It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here.:thumbsup2

    There's a whole host of changes currently in the works, from further reform overhauls, to a completely new building system, new...
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    Re: A World Betrayed - New DLC

    8pfMeWU3214

    There are to be 17 new characters in this update:


    Da Qiao
    Xiao Qiao
    Zhang Zhao
    Zhang Hong
    Cheng Pu
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    Re: Patchnotes 1.4.0 - Mandate of Heaven

    The analogy doesn't work because Liu Chong is not your IP. Sonic wouldn't exist without SEGA, and everything about him is something Sonic Team cooked up. Liu Chong is a historical person who has...
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    Re: Patchnotes 1.4.0 - Mandate of Heaven

    So the reason you think they ripped you off is because they included him at all? The "meat and bones" that's the same between them is all historical domain stuff. You can't do any amount of research...
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    Re: Patchnotes 1.4.0 - Mandate of Heaven

    I actually think the two are remarkably different in almost every way. Aside from all the historical domain stuff (Prince of Chen, likes crossbows, Luo Jun etc.), everything from start position, to...
  8. Re: SURPRISED; WHY is 3K forums so DEAD relative to other TW titles?

    There's another aspect that bears discussion, one that sometimes gets acknowledged. That of course being that a very large portion of this game's fanbase is in Asia.

    Abdul showed off the steam...
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    Re: New Three Kingdoms DLC: Mandate of Heaven

    Great trailer as always. Here's the FAQ and the Steam Page:
    https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-three-kingdoms-mandate-of-heaven-faq/...
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    Re: Village attacks unbalanced?

    Minor Settlements are (somewhat paradoxically) much harder to take than actual cities due to their condensed layout and beefy garrisons. Depending on the map, there are a couple of things you can do...
  11. Re: Xiongnu (Turkic&Hunnic) names for Five Barbarians DLC

    The full linguistic history of the Xiongnu and Xianbei is still fairly debated, but the issue is that the names of the various Xiongnu and Xianbei figures in this era are only recorded in their Han...
  12. Re: New Historical total war era - Total War: Three Kingdoms!

    CA's DLC policy has been changing as of late to follow on from Paradox's. Rome 2's last major content releases were accompanied by free patches that changed and added various systems and the...
  13. Re: New Historical total war era - Total War: Three Kingdoms!

    I guess what I'm getting at is that if they're able to do Eight Princes within the context of the 3K game design, they can do basically anything prior to at least the Song Dynasty, as there's about...
  14. Re: New Historical total war era - Total War: Three Kingdoms!

    Eight Princes wasn't part of the novel, as there is basically no mainstream fictional adaptation of the fall of Western Jin. They went entirely off historical texts and analysis (likely Military...
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    Re: 1.3.0 Beta Update

    It's essentially the same DLC rate as Warhammer, which I don't think anyone considers "dropped."
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    I think the 3K team is trying to emulate the RoTK games a bit too hard. Chapter Packs are something that was ironically widely requested among the followers of the game prior to release because...
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    Re: 1.3.0 Beta Update

    It's certainly better. The Commander rework was much needed from an army composition standpoint, and the new unique characters help a lot as well.

    However, they don't address the lack of tactical...
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    Re: New DLC - 8 Princes

    Lol. I saw that dude. Your attempts to reason with him were commendable, but tragically doomed. If someone can put out a completely incorrect definition of what a Saga is, have a couple dozen people...
  19. Re: At what point does a 3K campaign get interesting?

    I've held off on trying to reply here for a long time because I wasn't quite sure what the root of your issues was. I put my general thoughts on the game in my review in the Eagle Standard, but I...
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    Re: New DLC - 8 Princes

    Given the...mixed feedback on this one, I think they'll probably back away from the chapter packs for a while. While the community hasn't been quite so negative on this one as the mini-campaigns from...
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    Re: New DLC - 8 Princes

    Part of the reason I boot up Total War games to play around with real time battles with interesting unit tactics and matchups. Personally to me, the TW:3K heroes never really fit well into that model...
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    Re: Good ideas for DLC's?

    The Sixteen kingdoms would be a great Attila-esque expansion after 316AD, but I'd honestly prefer it if any future culture packs were also ported to the chapter packs (which Eight Princes falls...
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    Re: New DLC - 8 Princes

    That this is some part of their partnership contract with Intel is almost guaranteed, but I still find it disappointing, as even as a performance metric gathering scheme for Intel, it feels...
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    Re: Good ideas for DLC's?

    Mostly the north and west. There were some conflicts in the south with the Cham in Linyi, but the "Five" (actually more around a dozen) Barbarians were primarily a northern invasion from the steppe...
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    Re: Allow me few questions.

    Siege escalation will destroy some towers. In minor settlements with their watchtowers, this means the structure is completely destroyed, but in major settlements, the stone fortification is still...
  26. Sticky: Re: Three Kingdoms Historical Information and Discussion

    Gong Du's entire faction is a mess. He starts in Wudu Commandery for some reason, a place I can't find any record of Yellow Turban activity at all, much less him. As you said, in the novel he's one...
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    Re: New DLC - 8 Princes

    Yes, but that includes the randoms. In my opinion, CA should do more to make them distinct, rather than just shoving them more into the background. The issue is mostly that I have a hard time...
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    Re: New DLC - 8 Princes

    Other games railroad rather heavily. They essentially force historical (or usually Romance) events to occur.

    Grooming your randomly generated generals is something of a Total War mainstay. The...
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    Re: General Skill Options

    The wording is somewhat confusing, but what it means is that if this character is Prime Minister, Heir, or Faction Leader, all faction recruits get +1 starting rank. It has no other corollaries.
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    Re: New DLC - 8 Princes

    The genetic and cultural lineage of the Mongolian steppe is rather difficult to establish, but the general consensus is that the Xianbei are more or less a direct ancestor to the Mongols (among...
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    Re: New DLC - 8 Princes

    The issue is going to be what's going to happen at the end. Doing the Jian'an era without the non-Han minorities opens up gaps and lots of weird situations, but the War of the Eight Princes ends with...
  32. Re: Thoughts on Blood and Gore DLC? Too much blood?

    There is. There are also separate sliders for blood stains and blood particles. The default is 25%, which sets it at around Shogun 2 levels. This video seems to be much, much higher, at least greater...
  33. Sticky: Re: Three Kingdoms Historical Information and Discussion

    Perhaps at some point. Sort of buried under several projects at the moment. If I do, I'll probably put the on the character pages on the wiki.
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    Re: Mod&Fix ideas for Records mode.

    In 3K history circles, "conscript" usually doesn't indicate quality of the levy. This is mostly because most of the historians in the field refer to the Han practices of state service in the military...
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    Re: I have some questions, need help.

    You can annex Han territory as Prime Minister if you move an army to the settlement in question. Just right click on it (as if attacking it) and the option should come up.

    You can't annex the...
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    Re: Mod&Fix ideas for Records mode.

    Frankly I'm quite mystified how footbinding has any relevance to this discussion. We're talking about the Han dynasty, where the idea doesn't even seem to have been conceptualized, let alone...
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    Re: Mod&Fix ideas for Records mode.

    Yes, you're right. I've delved off topic quite a bit haven't I? I just felt that some of the issues raises were from stereotypes that I didn't agree with. I apologize. I'll get back to the primary...
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    Re: Mod&Fix ideas for Records mode.

    This doesn't have much to do with the status of women deteriorating specifically during the Three Kingdoms era. The curtailment of the punishment for rape was part of a larger back and forth over...
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    Re: Mod&Fix ideas for Records mode.

    Many of the 3D models don't accurately represent the type of shields used in this era unfortunately, though some of the 2D art comes close and the stats are fair. The small rattan round shields that...
  40. Re: Where the :wub: are the artillery reload animations.

    It's such a tiny part of the army that I don't even think should be in the game, so I can't say that it matters to me.

    If they went with the historical version, they'd have to animate a dozen guys...
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