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Offline solops

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Re: VICTORIA III Announced!!!
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2021, 11:00:04 AM »
I have zero expectations given the trend of Paradox lately, but I will say they are at least saying the right things so far and Wiz is the only person I'd even remotely trust to do a decent job. The fact that there's no mana and no mission trees already removes two of the biggest knocks on modern Paradox design philosophy. My gut tells me the game will still pale in comparison to Vic 2 and I'd highly recommend not pre-ordering. Paradox really needs to learn to not take customers for granted and if they want my money then they'll have to knock this one out of the park on release. No more pay $60 and wait 3 years for another $100 in DLC, patches, and mods to flesh out the game.

Having bought Paradox games for almost 20 years, I'm pretty much done with the studio but I look forward to seeing the reviews on this after it drops. Until then it's not worth the time following given how many bridges they've burned.
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Re: VICTORIA III Announced!!!
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2021, 04:58:27 PM »
"I'm a bit worried that they're going to try to sanitize much of the history in order to appeal to present day morality and avoid controversy now that they're publicly traded."

This exactly!

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Re: VICTORIA III Announced!!!
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 04:45:37 PM »
"I'm a bit worried that they're going to try to sanitize much of the history in order to appeal to present day morality and avoid controversy now that they're publicly traded."

This exactly!

The newest dev diary has my hopes up that this won't be the case.  It looks like the game will include a detailed and historically authentic slavery system.

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"Through our Pop system we are trying to represent every individual human on the planet from 1836," wrote Anward, "so what statement would we be making if we simply wrote all enslaved individuals out of history, or reduced them into an abstract set of modifiers?"

I like how, in addition to pops, this game looks to be including characters similar to the Crusader Kings series.  Screenie below taken from the PCG article.



https://www.pcgamer.com/victoria-3-devs-on-handling-slavery-in-a-historical-strategy-game/
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