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    which ethnicity recieves the best combination of traits and probabilty of getting the best traits for both comand and governing

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    This thread is politically incorrect.

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    i didnt mean for that im just wonderning in the game mechanics which is better

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    We try to make it so that the effects of each ethnicity are balanced. So, if a certain ethnicity gives you a higher chance of getting Brave, it will also enhance the chance of getting Berserk or something like that. In the end, how good an ethnicity is depends on how lucky you get when the chance of acquiring the different traits are rolled.

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    I always wondered: what are the good sides of the puno-nuragic ethnicity for carthage?
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    This is a little off-topic, but I do want to point out here that the ethnicity of a general does not matter much in the campaign. A good general is not indicated by his skin (RACISM!!), but by his valor or education.

    I played a Pahlava campaign through the end. I had a general of Saka descent who suffers a -3 influence penalty among other things. I assigned him to govern Patala and Opiana at the very edge of the empire. I figured that he would just be a temporary governor while I sent my Zand generals to replace him later when the cities get bigger, but it turns out after 10 years or so he became a terrific governor of those cities.

    Now Patala and Opiana is ruled generations of Sakae generals with great managing skills. Despite their influence penalty, the cities almost never revolt. And also they are churning out at least 2k minai per turn, even when I had already shifted my capital to Seluceia.

    It was all thanks to me building schools in those two cities, which enables the Sakae generals to learn a lot of valuable traits and gain retinues to keep the cities in check.

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    For combat I've found Spartans do the job well .



    And lol at making this political mon ami .


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    I think that to a upgradded city with a decent school...ethnicity doesn't matter much when it comes to governing it well. I once had an Athenian governor of Sparte and he managed to keep the city in well order. Though by then, Sparte had obtained the status of a huge city.

    ...perhaps it makes more of a difference early game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahju
    This thread is politically incorrect.
    And WHAT is "Politically Correct" while total war is being waged by one faction against another?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim_Ghost
    . A good general is not indicated by his skin (RACISM!!), but by his valor or education.
    IMO, EB ethnicity trait is not so much about genes, but about education, background, family values and traditions.
    KH a fine example - Korinthoi and Spatiatai were dorians and had same genes. However, korinthian boy from a good merchant family and small spartiat berserk won't have anything common to talk about.

    and there is nothing racist in the "influence penalty". Makedon colonists of Memphis are expected to go mad if you would try to form a government from native egyptians only.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniMe
    and there is nothing racist in the "influence penalty". Makedon colonists of Memphis are expected to go mad if you would try to form a government from native egyptians only.
    Actually, that is pretty racistic, but it is historically (rather than politically) correct in-game racism, which the EB team can and have portrayed without any real-life bias, as far as I can see.

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    Any ethnicity is fine, except Korinthios. Those guys are terrible.
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    You'all know you're starting to sound like a bunch of 'college-kids.'

    And...

    I use that term only as the most crass pejorative.
    If indeed you are a bunch of 'college-kids,' never mine, as you will not understand.
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    Most of my guys seem end up as perverted old men no matter what ethniticity they are. All other results are just aberation. T_T
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    As Bozos said, the traits are pretty balanced. I love the EB trait system and the varieties of cultures and ethnicities. It's fun to see how characters develop.
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    What do you expect from a Korinthian 'businessman'?
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    Some ethnicities are better suited for administration and some better for combat. In the end, as no ethnicity automatically results in trait like "stupid grunt", the variety of ethnicities gives EB a remarkable level om replayability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmacq
    You'all know you're starting to sound like a bunch of 'college-kids.'

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