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Free DLC For Europa Universalis IV : Women In History

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Paradox, a very Linux friendly developer and publisher, just released a new patch for their grand-strategy game Europa Universalis IV, and alongside with it a free DLC, to celebrate women's day : Women in History.

QuoteSTOCKHOLM – The pages of history books are filled with the stories of great men – but also great women: artists, authors, councilors, and rulers. WouldTenochtitlan have fallen without the language skills of Malinche guiding Cortez? Had the reign of Edward IV not been cut short by illness, wouldEngland have still ruled the seas, deprived of the strong hand of Elizabeth I?

To mark International Women’s Day (March 8th) Paradox Development Studio has created a free update for Europa Universalis IV, adding 100 great women of history to the game. Each character can be generated through event triggers (a weak regency, a colonial empire, certain ideas, etc.). Players will then have choices about how to use this talented woman. Some may join your court as advisors, some might be suitable for riskier employment as rulers or leaders.

Thomas Johansson, the head of Paradox Development Studio, says that this DLC does something important for the company’s flagship title. "It's no surprise that the role of women in history isn't as well known as that of men,” Johansson says. “Europa Universalis, admittedly, hasn't done a lot to foreground their contributions. We thought that International Women's Day was the best time to do a little bit to help balance the scales and introduce our audience to some very interesting people."


You can find here full patch notes and information on the DLC.

As always, there are apparently some bugs left, but also as always, Paradox released 1.11.1 patch only two days after 1.11 was out.

I haven't played much since the DLC came out, only a new game with Castille, and I didn't get any women specific event, nor any bugs by the way.

Did you download the DLC? Did you get any of the new events? Let us know! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Segata Sanshiro 13 March 2015 at 4:22 pm UTC
QuoteDid you download the DLC? Did you get any of the new events? Let us know!

I started a game where I tried to take all of South America as the Inca (and succeeded btw ) but this patch came out after I started the game so haven't got to play it yet.

Gives me more reason to start a new campaign soon I guess. Just don't know what that should be. I keep thinking I should play as either China or Japan, but my last two games have been with quite isolated countries and want to get back to where all the action is! (ie. in Europe or bordering it). If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.
Maquis196 13 March 2015 at 4:26 pm UTC
Scotland for auld aliance reversed or Switzerlake? I'll always recommend Norway but thats a personal choice of favourite nation
Maquis196 13 March 2015 at 4:27 pm UTC
Oh and I just got the Sun God cheevo as well, was fun
Segata Sanshiro 13 March 2015 at 4:36 pm UTC
Maquis196Scotland for auld aliance reversed or Switzerlake? I'll always recommend Norway but thats a personal choice of favourite nation

Those are pretty good suggestions! I think I prefer the Switzerlake one, just because I really enjoy the HRE mechanics and haven't played a HRE game since before The Art of War DLC. Thanks

Maquis196Oh and I just got the Sun God cheevo as well, was fun

Yeah, it's a good campaign! I made the mistake of supporting Colombia in their war of independence though, so coring provinces on them ended up being much more expensive than intended. Otherwise I think I could have easily made my way up through Mexico I think.
Maquis196 13 March 2015 at 4:40 pm UTC
Yeah HRE was fun for my recent (read: only) game of Prussia. Won the 30yw to kick an OP Austria out of being the Emperor. I have the same problem as you now, after 300yrs of 4 colonists working around the clock I need some more action. I ended up owning half of Mexico for my CN and had New Inca over in the 13 colonies. By the time I quit I owned half of Iberia as well (made a post to reddit, was top post on /r/eu4 for a day - my personal achievement lol).

So much choice to play as next, Castille might be good again, take out France early days and rule the New World... hhmmm youve got me thinking.
jsa1983 13 March 2015 at 4:40 pm UTC
[quote=Segata Sanshiro]
QuoteGives me more reason to start a new campaign soon I guess. Just don't know what that should be. I keep thinking I should play as either China or Japan, but my last two games have been with quite isolated countries and want to get back to where all the action is! (ie. in Europe or bordering it). If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.

If you like Asia, Korea's a lot of fun... hint, hint ;) Dai Viet would be quite challenging
oldrocker99 13 March 2015 at 4:41 pm UTC
Paradox is a totally Linux-friendly developer since Crusader Kings 2, their first Linux game. Their offering a free DLC, adding significant content to the amazing EU, is one reason that I think as highly about them as I do.
Guest 13 March 2015 at 5:05 pm UTC
I've had a few of the England events. Also seen the occasional female advisor. One thing I would love to see is the ability to change succession laws like in CK2 (although it doesn't have to be as fine grain as that), giving a significant increase in getting these new events + advisors.

Segata SanshiroIf anyone has any suggestions, let me know.

Playing as Ava and forming Shan was pretty fun; particularly trying to conquer the Shan provinces before Ming could get there (and vassalize them all). Also proved challenging to go up against the Indians who ended up being twice as far ahead on all tech except military. The game ended in 1742 as the 1.10 patch came out though, so I couldn't finish conquering all of India and converting it to Buddhist (I had most of it via my Vassal Bahmanis).

The Prestor John achievement (Own Constantinople, Alexandria and Antioch as Ethiopia) was also really fun. Trying to contend with the Ottomans as an underdog is always a good challenge.

I'm currently going for a HRE dismantle as Friesland (after I form the Netherlands), unfortunately Burgundy is kicking France's arse at the moment, so taking my Dutch provinces is proving tricky.

I'm also trying to gent 100% merchantlism as Genoa, but that's just a slog and not very fun.
Rutine 13 March 2015 at 5:46 pm UTC
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Segata SanshiroI started a game where I tried to take all of South America as the Inca (and succeeded btw ) but this patch came out after I started the game so haven't got to play it yet.
Yay you !
I was finishing an English-Great Britain game with random new world, and I finally got one event : a woman (which name I can't remember, sorry..) who I could choose to hire as a +2 advisor or get a +10% Production income. Something to do with indigo plantations in... south-eastern United States ? Not sure.


Segata SanshiroGives me more reason to start a new campaign soon I guess. Just don't know what that should be. I keep thinking I should play as either China or Japan, but my last two games have been with quite isolated countries and want to get back to where all the action is! (ie. in Europe or bordering it). If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.

Well, as I don't play so often, I tend to stick to major powers mainly. And now with the El Dorado expansion, Portugal and Castille should get event better, so I'll probably try one of these, to see the new exploration mechanics, and the quest for the seven cities.
Rutine 13 March 2015 at 5:50 pm UTC
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oldrocker99Paradox is a totally Linux-friendly developer since Crusader Kings 2, their first Linux game. Their offering a free DLC, adding significant content to the amazing EU, is one reason that I think as highly about them as I do.

Yeah Paradox are really great. When I heard that CK2 was coming to Linux I couldn't believe it. And then, a same day release with EU4... that was just awesome.
These two (Crusader Kings 2 and Europa Universalis 4) where the first AAA native games in my Steam library.
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