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Europa Universalis IV: Domination and free update out now

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Europa Universalis IV: Domination is the latest expansion for the popular strategy game from Paradox Interactive and there's also a free update for all players.

"Centered on the most popular and powerful nations in Europa Universalis IV, Domination revisits and revises once familiar pathways while adding more historical context and challenges to great nations like China, England, France and more. In some cases, branching missions will force you to make a choice that will irrevocably change the course of your nation, focusing your priorities in a particular direction."

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Europa Universalis IV: Domination includes new national mission trees and features for:

  • The Ottoman Empire: A revised conquest tree with new rewards for pushing Ottoman dominance, including expansion through the new Eyalet system, and new internal changes, such as the new Janissary estate, the new Ottoman Decadence mechanic, and the ‘Ottoman Power Struggle’ disaster.
  • China: Different mission trees for the Han Ming and invader empires like the Qing. Choose between expansion and Inward Perfection, and counter the power of the Eunuchs to build a more stable empire.
  • Japan: Unite Japan as you deal with the power of the Shogun and the independent Daimyos. Choose to open the country to foreign influence or keep it isolated, while deciding upon different paths of expansion and reform.
  • Russia: Free your country of the Tatar yoke, and transform it into a Great Empire. Choose the path of Peter’s reforms to modernize the state, so your mission tree as well as your mechanics will change and evolve as the game progresses. Use the power of Cossacks and Streltsy to expand your Empire to East and West.
  • Spain: Expanded mission trees for Castile and Aragon, with different paths to form Spain, a new mechanic available for the new ‘System of Councils’ government, and decisions about the Army and Navy to get the mighty Tercios and Spanish Armada.
  • France: Fight the end of the Hundred Years War, centralize France into an absolute monarchy while dealing with the Wars of Religion, expand into Italy and the Holy Roman Empire, and lead the Revolution through an expanded mission tree.
  • Great Britain: Separate paths for either a British Empire or an Angevin Britain, as well as a deeper internal gameplay, with unique features for the English Parliament and changes to the English Civil War disaster.
  • Minor nations: Mission changes, new government mechanics and expanded flavor for Prussia, Portugal and Korea.

Then there's also the v1.35 "Ottomans" update, which along with a ton of fixes it brings in these extras:

  • Added 3 new sets of Ideas (Infrastructure, Court, and Mercenary), and further rebalanced all the Idea Groups.
  • Added 27 new events related to the new idea groups.
  • Added a new Tier of Government Reforms, Related to Military Doctrines, with 7 reforms.
  • Added 7 new Estate Privileges, to estates that did not have a privilege that exempts them from seizing land.
  • Added more Ruler, General and Admiral personalities.
  • Added 7 new Parliament bribes and National Bribes, which are more expensive versions of bribes, but cover multiple parliament seats at a time, to Common Sense DLC.
  • Added 21 new Imperial Reforms, 21 new Decrees, and reworked special Age Abilities for Mandate of Heaven DLC.
  • Added 11 new Naval Doctrines to Rule Britannia DLC.
  • Added 11 New Iberian Holy Orders to Golden Century DLC.
  • Added the Latin Empire as a tag which can be formed through the Crusader mission tree to Emperor DLC.
  • Added 7 new Great Projects to Leviathan DLC.
  • Added 9 new Achievements.
  • Re-Added the Trade Protectorate subject type, available for countries that confirmed Thalassocracy.
  • Added a peace option that allows you to annex a migrative native country forcefully.
  • Added 6 new artillery units.
  • Added 27 new flavor events for the Ottomans.
  • Added 5 new flavor events for Russia.
  • Added 2 new flavor events for England / Great Britain.

You can buy Europa Universalis IV from GOGHumble Store and Steam.

Do you plan to pick it up? I'll admit I never really got into Europa Universalis IV, I found it just too overwhelming compared with the other strategy games from Paradox. 

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mamiller Apr 19
All of my friends are playing EU4, but to be fair: it's too complicated for me
I'm going to stay with Civilization 5
Trias Apr 19
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Didn't play much yet, but I'm having fun so far. Looks like a good DLC. :).

Quoting: mamillerAll of my friends are playing EU4, but to be fair: it's too complicated for me

Usual Paradox joke: Don't worry, after just 2 or 3 hundred hours you'll get the basics. Just try it! :).

On a more serious note: yes, the learning curve is long, but the game will really shine after. Seriously, try it some time.

Last edited by Trias on 19 April 2023 at 8:01 pm UTC
emphy Apr 20
Quoting: mamillerAll of my friends are playing EU4, but to be fair: it's too complicated for me
I'm going to stay with Civilization 5

Heh, I am still with the original dos civ.

Last edited by emphy on 20 April 2023 at 7:35 am UTC
Oh boy, this sounds really good. I'm too greedy to get Paradox DLCs outside of a (usually Humble) Bundle, and the last one didn't even included Leviathan, as far as i remember.

On the Civ-side of life: I didn't like the transition from squares to hex, so Civ V+ wasn't for me. And Civ III made me rage-quit when the first Samurai destroyed my Modern Battletank an i never turned back , so Civ IV is the only itteration i play from time to time, especially Civ IV Colonization and modded Civ.
pb Apr 20
Quoting: emphy
Quoting: mamillerAll of my friends are playing EU4, but to be fair: it's too complicated for me
I'm going to stay with Civilization 5

Heh, I am still with the original dos civ.

I feel that FreeCiv with Civ2 ruleset, square tiles and top-down view, is a worthy successor.
Lamdarer Apr 20
I am really tempted to pick it up, but I will wait for a sale or get it once I plan on playing one of the nations with a reworked mission tree.
And yes I really needed some time to get in to it, but i was worth it.
I would say EU4 is one of the best paradox games if not the best.
And yes even after 200h I still learnt a lot of new stuff and even after 0,5kh I still have barely played past the age of reformation.
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