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Total War thread - scotland 4 lyfe

FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
edited October 2009 in Social Entropy++
So I have recently purchased two games that both rock:
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And

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They're both fantastically awesome. My favorite nations are Scotland and Sweden, respectively. The power of the Swedes by the summer of 1722 is unrivaled.

Anyway, these games are big and complicated and awesome and beautiful and I know a lot of you have 'em.

I am a poor king, let us discuss strategies and post pretty pictures of ETW on max settings.

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  • scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Poles suck! Prussia 4 ever

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I still have a French campaign that I started back in the old thread that I haven't finished.

    I was killing the shit out of the Germans and Egyptians. I must continue that

    Dead Legend on
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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I like the United Provinces but I can't figure out how the fuck to get legitimately started with them

    They have Amsterdam, and two weird ass cities on islands off the south american and indian coasts

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  • 3v3v Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Seriously.

    Prussia is for manly men.

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    PantsB wrote: »
    Koreans 4 Gate like this
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  • FrylockHolmesFrylockHolmes Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I want to start a new campaign but I feel like I can't until I finish conquering the world with my unstoppable Marathan armies

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    I wish I could run Empire

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    I wish I could run Empire

    this.

    It runs on my girlfriends PC and i have so much fun navy battling in the demo.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    that's odd
    the can you run it website doesn't list any of the total war games

    but I'm still pretty certain it wouldn't run on mine, or run horribly

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I recently started an american campaign

    I am killing many things

    just today the mughals declared war on me and attempted to attack an army of mine near their capital

    I was the defender on a river crossing

    I killed 1643 to their 43 kills

    I crushed their capital 1053-35

    praise white jesus

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    that's odd
    the can you run it website doesn't list any of the total war games

    but I'm still pretty certain it wouldn't run on mine, or run horribly

    it actually has rome and medieval total war and kingdoms

    but not empire

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  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I am playing as Spain in Empire right now and FUCK the Barbary States, I have been putting down rebellions in Tripoli for the last 15 turns

    also I don't know what the AIs problem is, but I can never get anyone to agree to a peace treaty, even when they're on the verge of defeat and I'm throwing in generous gifts (looking at you Poland, Austria, and Bavaria)

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Scudo wrote: »
    I am playing as Spain in Empire right now and FUCK the Barbary States, I have been putting down rebellions in Tripoli for the last 15 turns

    also I don't know what the AIs problem is, but I can never get anyone to agree to a peace treaty, even when they're on the verge of defeat and I'm throwing in generous gifts (looking at you Poland, Austria, and Bavaria)

    it's easy

    just give them 50k bribes like I do

    oh also, you need to have a couple million before you start this

    do you have a couple mil?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    pip actually just rapes them all into submission

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  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I have 0 mil

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    pip actually just rapes them all into submission

    this is actually not far from the truth

    AMERICA

    FUCK YEAH

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    and at first, they're like hey this isn't that bad
    he's just having forcible sex with us
    we can cope

    but then months later they all start giving birth to horrible little pipspawn and their society spirals into chaos

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think I played a demo of one of these games once?

    I remember it being different from other RTSes but I don't remember how

    cool stuff

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    and that's how the indian population in the americas was destroyed

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  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    if this game had Rome's option to exterminate the populace, the entire area from Warsaw to Vienna would be devoid of life

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  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Shogun: Total War was a blast. Lent my buddy my copy and he proceeded to get addicted to it.
    Didn't see him for like a week afterwards.
    Found out he'd been playing the game literally nonstop and bought Medieval: Total War as well.
    I kind of feel proud I helped him find his inner RTS gamer.
    Either that or I helped turn him into a social recluse for a summer. Both will do.

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ugh.

    I need to get a new computer.

    I really want to play this.

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I guess I really should get around to finishing my Poland M2:TW playthrough.

    Speaking of which, a woman came into the store the other day and she was from Denmark.

    And I was like :Doh the jokes I have made at the expense of your people

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  • pantsypantsy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My ETW Sweden strategy-

    I consolidated every Baltic province. Set all but 2 ports to trade ports. Gifted good relations with everyone. Get trade agreement. I have a trade agreement with every single major power and like 75% of the minors.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Getting trade agreements with everyone makes you mad bank, but just owning all the baltic ports doesn't make you as insanely rich as quickly as it did in M2.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I like playing as England. Nothing like killing savages while drinking high tea.

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  • Agent CooperAgent Cooper Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I just updated my drivers and Medieval fell apart on me. I haven't tried Shogun yet, but I'm not optimistic.

    I just wanted to fix this weird mouse problem they were having, where the game didn't recognize when the mouse was over an enemy unit, so I couldn't attack.

    It makes me very sad.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hunter wrote: »
    I like playing as England. Nothing like killing savages while drinking high tea.

    Yeah, I'm loving England in E:TW. I think I screwed up so I'm gonna start over right, but it is hella fun killing Indians with line infantry.

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  • scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I was too scared to try one of the larger countries, just couldn't think I could handle it. I've always run into trouble in total war games with trying to deal with every territory. I think I've got a good thing going with Prussia, but I've been playing a lot of other games. Maybe sometime soon I'll get back to it and crush the polish

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  • FrylockHolmesFrylockHolmes Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I wish Maratha had more variety for infantry unit types but it is pretty sweet to have strong melee infantry and fuckin war elephants

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    is there a playable Ottoman force in this game

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  • FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I guess I really should get around to finishing my Poland M2:TW playthrough.

    Speaking of which, a woman came into the store the other day and she was from Denmark.

    And I was like :Doh the jokes I have made at the expense of your people

    Yes.

    You got to hate those damn people who do that thing where they don't update LP's for periods of time with nary a word of explanation.

    <.<

    >.>

    ...




    Yep.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yes, the Ottoman Empire. Medieval just had Turks and Egyptians.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    yes ottomans yess

    how much is dis game now

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    $60 US for me on steam, so probably about $40 for you.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I guess I really should get around to finishing my Poland M2:TW playthrough.

    Speaking of which, a woman came into the store the other day and she was from Denmark.

    And I was like :Doh the jokes I have made at the expense of your people

    This post infuriates me. You have made an enemy this day, good sir!

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    Fuck off and die.
  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    at some point in time empire stopped working on my computer

    maybe i should reinstall it and see if that is fixed

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Peter Ebel wrote: »
    I guess I really should get around to finishing my Poland M2:TW playthrough.

    Speaking of which, a woman came into the store the other day and she was from Denmark.

    And I was like :Doh the jokes I have made at the expense of your people

    This post infuriates me. You have made an enemy this day, good sir!


    it's cool dog, the danes have conquered north, south, west, and east europe and the middle east in my time.

    swiss guard ain't got shit on vikings with big axes

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    God, it's so freaking hard to get started as the United Provinces. Fuck you, France. Fuck you, Spain.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    personally i find the portuguese and the spanish endlessly frustrating

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Don't the Spanish just have random single territories in like italy and shit?

    I find it way harder to get started in Empire than M2, probably because of all the economy nerfs they patched in.

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