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Hearts of Iron IV beta

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So the Hearts of Iron IV beta is being released by Paradox if you refer 20 people and even then you only get put into a raffle.Thoughts on this?
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Who even cares
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Did they even fix 3? It had some gamebreaking bugs from release, and they still focused on DLC like models instead of nato bricks. So i dropped that shit. It did have potential though, bugged out of the ass aside.
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Is it an actual sandbox game this time or a WWII simulator?
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>>257597876
It's funny, because HoI 3's tech tree made HoI 2 fans angry due it felt simplified and dumbed down.
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>>257598339
It's probably a WW2 simulator. But there's like a dozens mods at release that neutralizes the historical pathing/AI
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>>257598490
everything makes autists angry
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>>257597882
I have a mod for it that streamlines it and makes nations act a bit more historically (in vanilla I found that the AI never performed operation torch or husky, and the americans just pile into france at some point). I can't tell you how much of a relief it is to have the artillery,AT and AA support rolled into one brigade rather than having to choose between them for dumb reasons.
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>only 10 total beta invites

lol
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>>257598710
It wasn't the AI that bugged me, but bugs that fucked up resources and things like that. But i'm sure they fixed the worst of that, at least. Or they'd be slaughtered everywhere by revealing HoI 4.
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why is paradox going down the road of dlc jewing and stupid referrals? it's really hard to feel sympathy for such a game company that way.
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Can't wait for DLC up the ass and Johan's idea of "fun"
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Why are they making HoI IV when the could be making Victoria 3?
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>>257598490
And lets not forget EU 2 to EU 3, and some time later, EU 3 to EU 4.

I'm sure Victoria also got the same hate, though the fanbase is much smaller thus rarer to see.
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>>257599254
Why are they making Victoria 3 when the could be making Rome 2?
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>>257597372

>not play Darkest Hour

Its like you dont even best HoI
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>>257599254
Why did they cancel East vs. West for this and some shitty rpg?
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Yeah, I'll stick with Darkest Hour.
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>>257599307

I don't know about EUII but 4 isn't casualised compared to 3.
Of course some people will scream casualised when something is different.
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>>257599429
That better be a MacArthur USA.
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>>257599429
>Darkest Hour
>best HoI
Arsenal of Democracy with CORE mod >>>>>>>>> DH
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>257599453
They canceled East Vs West cause they kept delaying it so they scraped it
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>>257597372
Paradox isn't what they used to be
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How many DLCs will they have this time?
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>>257600236
the whole game is a dlc and you need a meta dlc so you can install the dlcs and play
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>>257597372
I like how HOI4 is streamlined. Not everyone is a full autist who has 24h a day time to learn how just one aspect of a game works.
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>that feel when I'm secretly hoping the games interface is streamlined and dumbed down a little bit so I can actually figure out how to play the game

I'm so fucking sorry
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Ugh why is the map so disgusting.
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>Make EU 2
>Add opening text about thanking fans for supporting them and enjoying EU 1 despite it's flaws
>Graciously support modding communities to improve their flaws

>Now
>Bugged to hell at release
>Membership for forums, proof of bought goods for mods, 20 cosmic DLCs at launch and several very minor but full priced DLCs afterwards
>Extreme disregard for the fanbase, and the new age fans at the forum are rabid fanboys and elitists
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>>257600791
>feeling sorry for not wanting to be an autist
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>>257597876

>maus

WE WORLD OF TANKS NOW
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>>257600829
probably because you are retarded
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>>257599307
Ive never played the first 2 EUs but from 3 to 4 I felt like there was much more complexity, aside from advisors.
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>>257597876
To be fair, HoI 2 and 3 unit tech levels were precisely the same for every single nation, just with different names.

4 seems to be more specialized towards each nation.

I do miss the pointless but interesting tech information/ww2 pictures progress from 2 though.
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Can you play as Poland and defeat Germany with cavalry?
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Civ 5 on immortal is annoying so how could anyone have fun with a GSG?
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>>257600791
Play Darkest Hour as the United States. You will have plenty of time to learn how the game works and you'll get to take part in the war.
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>>257601186
EU 2 is literally EU 1 but with vast improvements, same with HoI 2 and HoI 1.

That said, EU 2 is still greatly outdated now. HoI 2 is still pretty good with the expansions.

HoI 2 also has a dozens of "remake/remastered/etc" versions.
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Muh dick!
I've been contemplating learning HOI III, but I may just wait for the new game now.
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>>257597876
That Hearts of Iron 4 screen just looks like World of Tanks. Looks goofy as shit.

That said I don't really have a dog in this fight, I didn't like HoI3 either. HoI2 was the last one I enjoyed, and I prefer CK2 to any of their other lines.
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>>257602603
Not really suprised. CK2 is like the entry step into paradoxian Grand strats.
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>>257599621
MacArthur was the only one who could bring Freedom to those Royalist yuropoors
He died one month before I was scheduled to launch the Invasion

>>257599689
I'd be inclined to agree if the HOI2 map wasnt so disgusting
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>>257601330

>not defeating the soviets with cavalry charges as italy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_of_the_Savoia_Cavalleria_at_Isbuscenskij

>that fucking recount
>starts out pretty funny
>gets real fucking dark and horrifying
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>>257602863
>hey look mom, I'm being autistic on 4chan
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>>257603087

>"Colonel, this kind of things, we cannot do them anymore"
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>>257602863
CK2 is just fun. Well, until you've figured out how to break it and it's too easy to have fun anymore.
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>>257597876
The HoI3 tech system was a bit bloated, and lacked the feeling of achievement that the HoI2 (AoD/DH) tech system has.

HoI4 seems be more structured, and those armored techs gives you a bigger feeling of what equipment you're actually researching.

also,
>trying to bait people that 1st april joke is a feature.
m8 pls.
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>>257602863
I play it more for the interesting scenarios happening and the possibility to being fucked over at any point.
A lot of the other games let you just blob out of control unhindered once you get past the early difficulty.
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>>257603752
I didn't mean to imply it was something negative. Relax bro. I play CK2 more than other paradox games because it's so simple to get started with a new lasting game.

>>257604087
Same here. I always port my saves to EU and Vicky
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>>257602863
I dunno, I'd consider the Europa series to be more of an entry step. I never really felt like there was a whole lot going on there, other then painting the map your color.

CK2 is more basic then stuff like HoI or Vicky2, but I feel like there's more going on than in EU4 since there's managing relationships and plots and all sorts of stuff not just on the nation level. Working my way up from Count to Emperor and keeping that shit together always feels a lot more interesting then trying to conquer everything in EU.
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>>257604364
>entry step
how can gs games be entry steps to each other if they don't overlap?
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>>257600791
HOI3 isn't even that complicated UI wise. You just have to micromanage all the divisions, which gets really complicated.
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>>257597372
that piece of gibraltar always cracks me up
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>>257604707
I'd say because they're not all equally complex. For someone that has zero experience with a grand strategy game, it would be a lot easier to get them going in a game of EU4 where you're mostly managing money, manpower, and relationships, compared to a game like Vicky2 which has a fucking billion tiny little widgets you're keeping track of so that your nation keeps rolling along smoothly. If you understand the basics of one game, that's less to explain if they then try to move on to other games.

Yeah a lot of things you need to know to play CK2 won't transfer over to HoI3, but it's more the idea of getting used to keeping more and more plates spinning at once.
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