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Decline Hearts of Iron 4 - The Ultimate WWII Strategy Game

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by GarfunkeL, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Alexiosgender: ⚧ Novice

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    The devs are saying it's supposed to be out by the end of the month, but they have a reputation for taking way longer.
     
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  2. I'm With Her Vaarna_Aarnegender: ⚧ for prison Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Kaiserreich 0.5 Heia Safari is out now.
     
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  4. Alexiosgender: ⚧ Novice

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    Wouldn't recommend trying it just yet though - rather buggy and some of the major events don't work.
     
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    It's goddamn Lithuania again, isn't it?

    (But yea, usually it's worthwhile to wait for the first hotfix or so)
     
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    Infrastructure, and synthetic refinery rework DD
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    Hi everyone and welcome back to a new dev diary. We are continuing work on the upcoming 1.5 “Cornflakes” and unannounced expansion. Today we are going to be talking about changes to synthetic refineries and resources.

    Synthetic Refineries
    Synthetic refineries are a great way to get access to oil and rubber for nations that end up on unfriendly terms with a lot of their neighbours (*cough* Germany *cough*). The technologies for them were however in need of some updating. Most people would only bother with the first to unlock the building unless they were a very small nation (and if so probably not a big consumer of those resources). It also felt unfair that nations that had plenty of one resource and lacked the other would need to do the same investment as someone who lacked both. Even if you had some of each, there was no good way of balancing output and you’d usually end up with a surplus of one or a deficiency in the other. To deal with this we now unlock 3 building levels at once, but the initial output of the refinery is much lower. We have then removed the previous 3 techs giving more levels and replaced them with 8 new techs that increase the output of your chosen resource. That means that if you only need more rubber you only need to research the Rubber Processing techs and can skip the Oil Processing.
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    Resources & Infrastructure
    This is something we have been wanting to do for a long time. Each level of infrastructure now adds +10% resources in those states. This means that we can have resource amounts that actually grow later in the game. This should give you more reasons to upgrade low infrastructure areas to take advantage of the resources there, and will also allow bombing to impact normal resource gathering and not just refineries. A low infrastructure area with resources is now a great opportunity for expansion.

    Together with this change we have improved the construction interface.
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    You can now see where resources are located and how much they are impacted. You can also see building slots which makes it so much easier to find the best places to build infrastructure without having to jump between map modes.

    Resource mapmode now also indicates effect from infrastructure damage so you can spot potentially important areas for repair:
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    We have been rebalancing resource numbers across the world to go with this change. Numbers aren't done yet but I figure I’d spend the rest of the diary showing some areas to explain what we are working with.

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    British Malaya and Singapore are nerfed, but are both low infra allowing for a lot of expansion.

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    USA has a lot of areas where investing in infrastructure will help them grow into a monster. Texan oil for example.

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    As seen above, Japan has several opportunities to improve local resources now.

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    France generally got a bit of a resource nerf as it had a lot of very high areas and is also at decent infrastructure level.

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    Northern Sweden still has precious tungsten which can be expanded to help Germa...accurately simulate Sweden's complicated role in the war.

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    Brazil now has the potential to be a true rubber king (is that even a word?) if invested in. Same goes for some other nations in south america, like tungsten from Bolivia.

    This should shake up the resource play a bit we hope. See you all next week for more updates!
     
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    All this work for a shitty vanilla.How about fixing everything else before playing around with some basic shit and calling it a day.You can change the provincial resources faster than writing that pointless dev diary.Fucking lazy swedes.I hope their company get raped by rapefugees.
     
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    Haven't tried Kaiserreich for HoI4 yet, but want to do so. Are the bugs that bad? And if so, is it for all factions? I generally don't mind so long as there isn't anything game-breaking.
     
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  9. fantadomatgender: ⚧ Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Bugs are far more tolerable than vanilla bugs.Also factions are not that important.Would recommend playing as Russia,it is crazy fun.If you decide to play as Russia i will give you a pointer that all the stupid YT players missed.Don't try accumulating political power,and always have active focus.You get more from completing focuses than from saving pp.Another fun country is Mongol empire and Genghis Khan the reincarnation.
     
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  10. I'm With Her Vaarna_Aarnegender: ⚧ for prison Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    The bugs in this regard are not really "bugs immemorial," but rather bugs specific to the new big update (this one is, since they did major national focus and event rework, which is the place where bugs happen; plus a performance improvement) to the mod. Hence why as mentioned earlier one should wait for the hotfix so they get around to fixing typos and mismatches in events and focuses. Last big version for example had a CTD in the Lithunian focus tree's events which accidentally caused Lithuania to try to puppet itself.
     
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  11. Make America Great Again The Brazilian Slaughtergender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Does the hands of people in Paradox sear and burn when they get their hands on a book of brazilian geography, or when they type "Brazilian State Map" on google?

    Because that's not Maranhão... not quite. I can recognize when the Tocantins and the Araguaia meet (also, my entire macro-region). Like, only half or so of this province is Maranhão, the other half is a (badly-rendered) Pará.

    I still remember those prospertastic Vicky2 brazilian provinces. Strange, because HOI2 Pará looked ok.

    Also Paradox cannot into fucking tildes, but somehow they can into umlats. This ins't 1998 people, EVERYONE has multi-character support nowdays.
     
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  12. IHaveHugeNickgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    All of the non-Europe maps are incredibly half-assed tbh.
     
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  13. thesheeepgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    The worst part about all vanilla Paradox games are the maps.
    Seriously, I couldn't imagine playing EUIV with all its inaccuracies of the vanilla map.

    I mean, this isn't even incompetence, it is laziness. Mods add shitloads of provinces, usually, and run fine if they don't overdo it - so that's not an excuse.

    Thankfully, Stellaris doesn't have maps per se :lol:
     
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    Paradox have the worst fanbase.They are just a bunch sheep that pay mindlessly for every shitty dlc and then whine on the forums. Those people deserve to be milked for every coin they have.I was just looking at the chars of stellaris and saw that every time there is a new dlc,most retards buy it and play it for 2-3 weeks.Even if the dlc is empty.
     
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  15. Alexiosgender: ⚧ Novice

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    As Vaarne_Aarne said they're specific to this update, but you should also be aware that the devs made a pretty idiotic change to production costs that makes minors nearly unplayable. Thankfully they've said they'll remove it in a hotfix.
     
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    Paradox or the mod devs?My money is on paradox.
     
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  17. Alexiosgender: ⚧ Novice

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    The KR devs, the production change i'm referring to is specific to the latest KR patch
     
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    HoIIV Brazil is a place you should stay away. supply and infrastructure is abysmal. I usually never invade it, just grab coastal city and nuke them for quick surrender. Because it is near-impossible to wage war there as everyone gets huge attack penalties BECAUSE FUCKING JUNGLES and large rivers means your attack is usually 0-1. Lots of latin america countries stream ended up in stalemates or paradrops solving things because neither side could breach defensive lines. And no special force have bonus for jungles.
     
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    Meh nukes is the worst part of the game.I have no idea why people use them.In one of my games i got nuked around 50 times,but since i was on the offensive it was just a bunch of fireworks.
     
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  20. I'm With Her Vaarna_Aarnegender: ⚧ for prison Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    You need to use nukes BEFORE you invade the key points in Brazil so they actually take NU hits.
     
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    so still not a complete game. Did they fix the air? Attrition of AI divisions, Invasions? ....
     
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    Can't you just invade the Southeast or Northeast (not much jungle there), kill every enemy unit you can find, take all the production centers then easily advance upon the jungle provinces?
     
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  23. I'm With Her Vaarna_Aarnegender: ⚧ for prison Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    SLOWLY advance.
     
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    Brazil is easily folded if you don't mind gamey tactics like rushing victory points. Trying to fight in a normal way is a nightmare.
     
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  25. krisgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    dont be so butthurt. I could point towards several mistakes on the map of Sweden in several of their games, you'd reckon they would get that right.
     
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