View Poll Results: How Frequently do you play the Short Campaign?

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  • Frequently (5 campaigns or more)

    7 18.42%
  • Occasionally (2-4)

    4 10.53%
  • Once

    2 5.26%
  • Never

    25 65.79%
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Thread: Short Campaign

  1. #1

    Default Short Campaign

    The EB2 Team is having a discussion about the Short Campaign option and would like some feedback from the players. Basically we'd like to know how often people use that option. As currently configured, there are two Campaign Options - Long and Short. Please vote in the poll, and feel free to post any comments on the subject. As an FYI, we are looking at the Long Campaign as well, but for now try to restrict commentary to the Short one.
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    Of course long one.

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    Don't see the point in the short one.
    There's plenty of time to reach the objectives of the long campaign. When I do win, I continue playing. What I dislike are designated conquests, specific regions I have to take, factions I have to defeat. I find it too linear. The "hold x number of provinces" victory condition is a good enough to represent an empire built.
    Last edited by Rad; September 24, 2016 at 10:34 AM.

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    Never use short campaign. For the reasons Rad specified above yeah. I dont really care about the victory conditions, i usually just play roleplaying it.
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    Default Re: Short Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    Don't see the point in the short one.
    There's plenty of time to reach the objectives of the long campaign. When I do win, I continue playing. What I dislike are designated conquests, specific regions I have to take, factions I have to defeat. I find it too linear. The "hold x number of provinces" victory condition is a good enough to represent an empire built.
    Unfortunately for your desire for a freeform game, recruitment, reforms and many other measures are designed around "linear" progression where factions are expected to look to their historical conquests. There's no support beyond the most basic for taking Taksashila to Britain, to take an extreme example.

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    I can't vote on the poll, but my answer would be "frequently", but that answer will be misconstrued for what it actually means.

    I play on "short mode" when I want to test a faction, see how difficult it is, how it feels. The short campaign gives me a goal to work towards. I don't actually care if I get there before the other factions or not. (I like turtling sometimes, so that doesn't help). I rarely finish these campaigns, though.

    When I play a long campaign, that is when I'm committed to achieve the objective. I usually stick with these at least until I reach the goal.

    My playstyle doesn't vary in between these modes, though. Rather, it represents my degree of commitment to a particular campaign. I'm more involved and dedicated to my long campaign than to a short one. The long campaign is more important to me. I pick the shorter campaign because the goal seems more manageable for what i want to achieve with the game (namely, testing it out).

    Because of this, I've played significantly more short campaigns than long campaigns, but only because I spend less time on each individual short campaign, then on a mega extra big "long campaign".

    In either case, I don't actually care that much if I win or lose, I either pat myself on the back, or sigh in disappointment, and I click "continue playing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by The First View Post
    I can't vote on the poll, but my answer would be "frequently", but that answer will be misconstrued for what it actually means.

    I play on "short mode" when I want to test a faction, see how difficult it is, how it feels. The short campaign gives me a goal to work towards. I don't actually care if I get there before the other factions or not. (I like turtling sometimes, so that doesn't help). I rarely finish these campaigns, though.

    When I play a long campaign, that is when I'm committed to achieve the objective. I usually stick with these at least until I reach the goal.

    My playstyle doesn't vary in between these modes, though. Rather, it represents my degree of commitment to a particular campaign. I'm more involved and dedicated to my long campaign than to a short one. The long campaign is more important to me. I pick the shorter campaign because the goal seems more manageable for what i want to achieve with the game (namely, testing it out).

    Because of this, I've played significantly more short campaigns than long campaigns, but only because I spend less time on each individual short campaign, then on a mega extra big "long campaign".

    In either case, I don't actually care that much if I win or lose, I either pat myself on the back, or sigh in disappointment, and I click "continue playing".
    Thanks, it's helpful to know what people use it for. Appreciate the in-depth comment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuintusSertorius View Post
    Unfortunately for your desire for a freeform game, recruitment, reforms and many other measures are designed around "linear" progression where factions are expected to look to their historical conquests. There's no support beyond the most basic for taking Taksashila to Britain, to take an extreme example.
    Hah! Knew it.
    You got it the wrong way. I stick to a historical route on my own accord. It's usually the most enjoyable and effective one anyways. I just don't like that it's a victory condition.

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    recruitment, reforms and many other measures
    Really? I never said anything about that. It's almost as if you're trying to make me look bad.
    Last edited by Rad; September 25, 2016 at 04:02 PM.

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    I play a good number of short campaigns for comparable reasons to the ones 'The First' points out.

    The short campaign looks like a more realistic goal while the long campaign might look like daunting task in some cases. Once I achieve (or not) the short campaign objectives I click 'continue' and keep playing with some 'house objectives' as the AI is not impacted by this in any way.

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    I like short campaigns but EB with its focus on reforms and "development" of empire makes is meaningless. It also depends on the faction. I dont like tge idea of taking over the world with a gallic tribe

    Broken crescent is great for short campaigns.


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    Default Re: Short Campaign

    I always play short campaings when I intend to play till the end, except when I play Rome as I do not like expanding beyond the bigest historical expansion of played faction. Recently however, I have started playing long campaings with some factions knowing I will never finish them as I do not like victory conditions of short campaings that require me to destroy some particular factions (especialy if said factions have outlived my faction historically.

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