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Having just randomly had my first civil war occur (ive nfi what caused it – and it didn’t happen in Rome, but some random European city outside of Italy), it was one of the best things that’s happened to my game. It happened around 120 turns in, and suddenly here’s 12 or so very strong armies. These armies then split up and I was forced to scramble all over to stop them.
I actually defeated them all with few issues, but man, this is what needs to occur. You need to go east and suddenly holy fuck @ Pontus, or Parthia, or the Seleucids, or anyone! You need to encounter factions in the later stages of the game that have mirrored your progress and are now massive and powerful, and don’t just have 3-4 big armies, but 15 massive armies.
It is almost unbelievable that this isn’t in the game.
I'd have to agree. 95% of the time the other factions just feel "static" and it kind of makes the game stale and easy as a result. Every faction owns the same cities/provinces in each campaign I've played. Some factions might take out another city or two but I've never come across a rival empire. The closest I've come is a campaign where Egypt essentially got wiped out by slave armies but this just made Egypt that much easier to conquer as there was 0 opposition.....
It's probably the main reason why I feel burnt out and have gone back to civ5:bnw.
It's a serious game flaw.
In Shogun 2- i'd go against 2 full stacks and win but have a haggard force that took quite a bit of time to replenish, and then i'd meet the rest of their forces, like another few stacks, and i'd be holy shitting my pants trying to find a way to deal with them (of course then they'd siege me and i'd just beat them back with an army 1/20th of their size due to the broken siege mechanics).
Developers these days......
http://d3sfrpv2p43dtq.cloudfront.net/pa ... index.html - Rome vs the Eastern Nomad factions
Will patch up and start a new campaign on the weekend, keen to see if this actually works, but I’ll believe it when I see it.