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    Default Rome 2: Empire Divided (DLC)




    Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/69...mpire_Divided/




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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    New DLC pack, something they already hinted at. Interesting to see what it is.
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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    Im really hoping it is something that will port a bunch of Attila's features into R2 such as the expanded politics system and family tree. I remember reading about how they wanted to do that.
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    I want new stuff for Attila too...
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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    Also https://www.totalwar.com/blog/update...rical-releases

    This twitter vid is reference to Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
    Previously they showed a concept art that was almost certainly Arminius

    Teutoberg Forest is seen as the start of the Decline & Fall by my understanding.
    So I think its a Germania campaign.

    For the Saga (standalone game but not full new Historical Game) section they reference this pic

    which has been identified as the East coast of Ireland near Dublin.

    'Beware the crows' seems to fit an Irish setting too.

    But when?
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    This makes me nostalgic for my Marcomanni campaign. Though I think the beware the crow thing is a Norse reference.
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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    It's not Germania, the pic of that warrior belongs to the saga game. I know that it says ''next campaign pack'', but that was a mistake. Also Germania doesn't fit their claims about the largest dlc yet not to mention that only few care about Arminius. I guess we will learn on Thursday or Friday, but I would bet to Alex.

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    I don't think it does unless the Saga game covers the Rome time period since its a Cherusci guy with winged helmet ie Arminius.
    Maybe a broader setting than Germania but it fits with a crumbling Empire theme of the twitter vid.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    Just looking at a thread over at TWC, I'd skimmed over this bit (my bold)
    What are you looking forward to most about the release?

    Maya: Well of course we want players to get a big kick out of the new expansion, but I think seeing people’s reaction to the big free update we’re making to the main game at the same time will be really interesting. It’s great to be able to go back and look at a whole area of the game and make some changes.
    So apparently we're getting a free patch/upgrade to main game as well as the new paid Campaign
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    https://www.totalwar.com/blog/empire...r-politics-faq
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/69...mpire_Divided/

    Crisis of the 3rd Century.
    Beta of the main campaign patch available on Steam now 1.1GB, opt-in. (they say make sure to disable mods first)
    Also they've made a Beta for 'patch_17' for people who want to keep existing version of the game.
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    The politics update seems interesting, if their claims are accurate and it's implemented flawlessly, then it's definitely a step to the right direction.

    Mixed feelings about the DLC. It looks similar to Augustus, only not free this time. I'm not a fan of the scripted campaigns, so all this talk about unkillable characters and the obedience to a specific narration puts me off.
    Don't get me wrong, the era is interesting, but there have already been mods about that and it looks a bit over-priced, given the map and roster similarities. The map doesn't offer any new possibilities to modding.

    I think it's a bad choice for CA. Sure, copy-pasting the map and many units contributes positively to their money and time resources, but the DLC seems very forgettable, I predict a fate identical to that of WoS, much hype, little impact.

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    I just finished learning about the Crisis of the 3rd century at university, so this looks pretty cool. Will probably pick it up when I get more money and reviews come in. Hopefully its not a flop, but we will see. Maybe Ill even dust off my AAR skills again. Though I should probably finish my Marcomanni one first.

    The free politics update sounds really cool, but also kinda frustrating. Like the whole idle generals things making them lose loyalty. Like I get it since thats kinda how they operated in real life, but in my games I would have armies garrisoning frontier towns to protect them, and it seems like it will be annoying to constantly have to micromanage them to keep them happy.
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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    Not sure I'm entirely impressed.

    Wasn't expecting a full map new Campaign.
    Seems a bit too likely to play out very similar to Augustus maybe? But I've always been more interested in the factions other than Rome


    More depth to politics stuff may bring more life & polish but like Hooahguy I feel there is a good chance it'll just add a bunch of annoying micro-intensive crap I'd prefer to do without.

    There are a bunch of UI quality of life improvements like an actual functional building/unit browser instead of the long broken external Encyclopaedia, though somehow the implementation seems inferior to previous TW implementations.

    List of bug fixes feels a bit smaller than I'd maybe hoped but on the other hand any fixes are absolutely welcome.
    Possibly some of the trait/bonus effect fixes will actually cause much more significant cumulative improvement than a simple 'fixed' patchnote line directly implies.
    Would perhaps be nice to know which ones were broken & how badly.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    Some gameplay:



    They need to work on the animation for the chariots, they look kinda wonky.
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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    DLC & Patch is officially out now.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    So did anyone play? Any impressions?
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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    I have a problem with R2 after DLC update. Game crash to desktop after running launcher...

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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    1. Verify cache.
    2. Opt out of the beta.

    If nothing of these works, then:
    3. Delete (not only disable) every mod you use.

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    Default Re: A new TW game? Or just DLC?

    So did anyone play? Any impressions?
    Played a couple of 1 unit vs 1 unit custom battles in the beta to see if there was obvious combat difference & went into a campaign start to look at GUI changes.

    Didn't notice anything in combat.
    GUI (ingame encyclopedia stuff) generally good improvement but the minimal GUI in battles seems to be AWOL (or I remember wrong).

    Basically not in TW mode at the moment, did play a bit of Shogun 1 the other day & prior to that I'd been playing Third Age mod of Med2.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    I got all excited, bought this and tried to play it. All my attempts at recruiting agents make the game crash to desktop. Does this actually work for you guys?

    Edit: Never mind that. I came to think of verifying the files, which solved this.
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