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    Hey people!

    I just started a thread because now I'm playing Rome: Total War and I have a question that I can't answer for myself...
    In Rome: Total War, how can I reduce (or even prevent at all) squalor in a settlement?
    I still don't figure it out how squalor is caused, and what may lead to squalor.
    Does population growth or overall population in a settlement causes that? And how to prevent it?
    If anyone knows why squalor is caused, I'll be glad to see an answer.

    -Zethėr

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    Senior Member Senior Member ReluctantSamurai's Avatar
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    Default Re: Squalor in Rome: Total War

    This question is best asked in the RTW Forum

    I suspect a mod will soon move it there....
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    Lightbulb Re: Squalor in Rome: Total War

    Quote Originally Posted by Zethėr View Post
    In Rome: Total War, how can I reduce (or even prevent at all) squalor in a settlement?
    I still don't figure it out how squalor is caused, and what may lead to squalor.
    Does population growth or overall population in a settlement causes that? And how to prevent it?
    We actually have a thread on this in the R:TW Game Mechanics forum. Short version: squalor is related to city size, and can be combatted by upgrading the government building (as well as traits/ancillaries of the governor). Health-related buildings do NOT affect squalor directly, though they counter its effects.

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    Default Re: Squalor in Rome: Total War

    Squalor really pisses me off. It completely prevents me from playing normally at high difficulty levels, and even at medium difficulty level, I often have to cheat and add buildings that improve public order. I am glad that this problem was solved in Remaster by means of new campaign settings. It is very disappointing that in addition to the new mechanics of squalor, there is also a new mechanic for distributing slaves among settlements, when slaves are distributed evenly across all settlements, and not just among those in which the governor sits. I would like to play with the new squalor mechanic in Remaster, but with the old slave distribution mechanic.

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    Default Re: Squalor in Rome: Total War

    Squalor really pisses me off. It completely prevents me from playing normally at high difficulty levels, and even at medium difficulty level, I often have to cheat and add buildings that improve public order.
    It's not that hard to control:

    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showt...-game%21%21%21

    Post #22 has screenshots to show how well ZPG works. That's vanilla RTW---no modifications, and no keyboard cheats. Can be done with nearly any faction with a 95+% rate of success. Best part is, once ZPG is attained, no governor is required---saving your general from acquiring all those nasty traits that come from fat-and-lazy city living...

    There's also this:

    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showt.../37586-Squalor
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