BjornB

BjornB


23 Nov

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Greetings!

We just released patch 1.34.5 which is a minor patch to facilitate the launch of Europa Universalis IV on GOG. The contents of this patch should have no impact on your game on Steam.

The new checksum is 2f83

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- Added integration for GOG.COM store.

13 Oct

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Greetings all!

Today we release the 1.34.4 patch for Europa Universalis IV with some balance changes and addressing some issues that has come to our attention. Please read the spoiler below for the complete patch notes.

As usual - we strongly recommend that you finish off any ongoing saves you have in previous versions before updating your game. You can read how to revert your game version ... Read more

22 Sep

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Greetings all!

Today we released a patch to address some issues that has been brought to our attention since the initial release of the 1.34 Sweden Update.

As usual - we strongly recommend that you finish off any ongoing saves you have in 1.33.x before updating your game. You can read how to revert your game version ... Read more
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    BjornB on Forums - Thread - Direct
Greetings all!

Today we released a patch to address some issues that has been brought to our attention since the initial release of the 1.34 Sweden Update.

As usual - we strongly recommend that you finish off any ongoing saves you have in 1.33.x before updating your game. You can read how to revert your game version here! In our tests 1.34.2 saves are working, but this can never be guaranteed!
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13 Sep

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
For almost a decade, Europa Universalis IV has encouraged players to explore new and exciting alternate histories of the early modern world. In the newest immersion pack, Lions of the North, dramatically different pasts can unfold before your eyes. Denmark can keep its hold on its northern subjects. The Teutonic Order can retreat to its past crusader glories. Gotland can become a pirate haven.

All of these dramatic “what ifs” are now available in the new Baltic Sea themed add-on to Europa Universalis IV. With branching missions, new government options for major players and even new military units, Lions of the North is packed with variety and excitement. Make your enemies hear your roar!



Highlights of Europa Universalis IV: Lions of the North include:
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    BjornB on Forums - Thread - Direct
For almost a decade, Europa Universalis IV has encouraged players to explore new and exciting alternate histories of the early modern world. In the newest immersion pack, Lions of the North, dramatically different pasts can unfold before your eyes. Denmark can keep its hold on its northern subjects. The Teutonic Order can retreat to its past crusader glories. Gotland can become a pirate haven.

All of these dramatic “what ifs” are now available in the new Baltic Sea themed add-on to Europa Universalis IV. With branching missions, new government options for major players and even new military units, Lions of the North is packed with variety and excitement. Make your enemies hear your roar!


Highlights of Europa Universalis IV: Lions of the North include:

  • Expanded Branching Missions: Decisions taken along some mission trees will determine what options are availabl...
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    BjornB on Forums - Thread - Direct
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As usual - we strongly recommend that you finish off any ongoing saves you have in 1.33.x before updating your game. You can read how to revert your game version ... Read more
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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
As is customary with the release of new paid content, we also release a free update for all owners of the Europa Universalis IV base game containing bug fixes, QoL changes and some new content like a mission tree for Lübeck.

As Steam has a restriction on numbers of characters allowed in one of these posts we need to direct you to our official forum for the full changelog.

>> FULL CHANGELOG HERE <<[forum.paradoxplaza.com]

12 Sep

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Greetings everyone!

Today we published our traditional Feature Highlight Video in which we do an overview of what's coming in Lions of the North and the free 1.34 Sweden update, respectively.



Also today, from 19:00 CEST, we celebrate the upcoming release by making the base game Europa Universalis IV free to play on Steam up until Thursday! So bring your friends in for some free EU4 gaming the coming days. And remember that if you play in multiplayer all players will have access to all DLC content owned by the host.

Don't miss this golden opportunity to have some EU4 fun with that friend that haven't yet gotten the game - and from tomorrow Wednesday you can also let them try out Lions of the North for free (along with all other DLC's owned by you)

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    BjornB on Forums - Thread - Direct
Greetings everyone!

Today we published our traditional Feature Highlight Video in which we do an overview of what's coming in Lions of the North and the free 1.34 Sweden update, respectively.


Also today, from 19:00 CEST, we celebrate the upcoming release by making the base game Europa Universalis IV free to play on Steam up until Thursday! So bring your friends in for some free EU4 gaming the coming... Read more

06 Sep

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Greetings!

It's been a while since the last Dev Diary, but for a good reason: We're finally one week away from Europa Universalis IV: Lions of the North release!

Today we're sharing with you the changelog of the new version, 1.34, nicknamed 'Sweden' for good, not overpowered at all, reasons.

We're quite happy with the effort we've put into this update, as well as with the new content we've created for Lions of the North, and the whole team is very excited about it being released and played!

Along with the new version, we have a new loading screen, as usual, and we also want to share with you the picture of Charles XII of Sweden:



Apart from that, this Thursday, 8th of September, I'll be the guest of the EUIV Twitch stream with BjornB , when we'll play and talk about some of the new cont... Read more

25 Aug

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    BjornB on Forums - Thread - Direct
Rich in natural resources and medieval trading cities, the Early Modern Baltic is fertile ground for a rising empire. Whoever controls the western passage can dictate access to lands ripe for development, exploitation and conquest. Old ways and ancient allegiances are quickly giving way to new ambitions. On 13 September, you will have your chance to be one of the Lions of the North.

Lions of the North is a new immersion pack for Europa Universalis IV, Paradox Interactive’s best selling historical grand strategy game set in the dramatic centuries of the early modern world. In Lions of the North, you will find a host of new National Missions and unique content tailored for the great and middle powers of the Baltic and Scandinavian regions. Preserve or undermine the Kalmar Union between Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Revive the Teutonic Order as a Crusader state. Build an island pirate kingdom to threaten thriving commercial cent... Read more

09 Aug

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    BjornB on Forums - Thread - Direct
PDXCON is just around the corner, and thus the Grand Campaign is upon us again!

The Grand Campaign is a mega campaign over 4 weeks where we each week play in a new game. Last week it started with CK3, this week we'll continue in EU4, next week HoI4 and finally it all ends in Stellaris the week after.

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23 May

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    BjornB on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Not to diminish the value of people's reviews - but they are usually based on very specific things. Broken save files with an update is a common reason for bad reviews. A bug introduced with the update (and probably/hopefully patched away by now).

Or it is one specific change in the update they didn't like - which might play differently now. The point is that the bad reviews are usually not relating to how important owning that specific expansion is to the overall experience today.

We are aware of the quite steep entry cost - which is why we introduced the subscription option for €5 / month to make it a bit more affordable (up front at least) to try out the full EU4 experience.

I hope you will enjoy the game!
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    BjornB on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Hi!

Just as a reminder - you have the subscription for €5/month where all extra content is included if you want to try the game for a smaller up front cost.

I hope you'll enjoy the game regardless of which one you pick :)

17 May

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Hello there and welcome to our next Development Diary for Europa Universalis IV! For this week we will take a dive into the mission tree for Riga and into the additions to the game from the free update. So let’s get started!

Located at a commercially advantageous position, Riga enjoyed great wealth and affluence between the 13th and 15th century, during which she served as part of the well-known Hanseatic League. Despite its size, the city survived for many centuries, eventually becoming a manufacturing and mercantile center of whichever power had influence in their surrounding territory.

As for its mission tree we try to answer one question: is it possible to make playing (and staying as) an OPM enjoyable? The Rigan mission tree is relatively small, but it will lead your OPM of Riga into an unique direction of gameplay.


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10 May

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Greetings everyone! And welcome back to another Development Diary for the upcoming DLC. Last week we took a look at the Teutonic Order, and for today we shall visit the monastic neighbor to its north: the Livonian Order.

The Livonian Brotherhood of the Sword was founded in Riga in 1202 for the purpose of christianizing Livonia. Despite their early successes, the Brotherhood suffered a heavy defeat against the Lithuanians in 1237. The remaining members of the Brotherhood then got incorporated into the Teutonic Order, which then later branched into the Livonian Order we all know in EU4.

The Livonian Order survived its Teutonic brother, but in the end it too was conquered by its neighbors. As such their mission tree is similar to the ones of the Teutonic Order: a mission tree of “what if?”, though this time it is a little bit more grounded as the Livonian Order did persist as the Polish vassal state Kurland for some time after until the third partition of Poland.

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03 May

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Greetings everyone!

Today I want to present to you the upcoming content for our Northern Europe Focused DLC. Yes, you heard it right, the next Immersion Pack is about the Baltic and Scandinavian countries!
Sorry to everyone who was wishing for an Atlantis DLC :p

But before I get started with it, I want to share with you what we learned from the Origins DLC and the free content alongside it, so you can get a general idea of what the design of this DLC and Patch 1.34 will be like:
  • Branching missions are quite a success, and players are appreciating the flexibility of this new design. Because of that, you can expect that we continue with this philosophy for the Baltics.
  • Gaining Development from buildings was an interesting experiment. Although it was not as overpowered as many players have claimed, its snowball effect is definitely not something we will continue with.
  • Special units are one hell of a problem chi...
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26 Apr

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Hello and welcome to another Europa Universalis IV Development Diary! This week I will be presenting the Roadmap we have been preparing in the last weeks, giving a guide to some of the content that we are working on and will be showing you all in the coming months.

But first, you have probably noticed that I’m not Johan, who is traditionally in charge of doing this. That’s because I’ve been recently promoted to Content Design Coordinator here in Paradox Tinto, so, as the position speaks for itself, I’ll be coordinating the new content created. Therefore, Johan thought it would be a good idea to take some boring work out from him to delegate this task to me.

On to the Roadmap. We will be sticking to the development principles we outlined in the past year. Those are:
  • Paid Features should be standalone, and easy to maintain.
  • No major feature reworks while we still have lots of bugs.
  • Reducing the bug-co...
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12 Apr

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    BjornB on Steam - Thread - Direct
Hello everyone, and welcome back to EUIV Dev Diaries! It’s been a while since the last one, but now we think it is due time to address a 1.33 Update Retrospective, and talk a bit with you about what we’ve been doing, and the topics concerning the community.

In the past month, since the 1.33 Update full release, the Team has been working mostly on the Post Release Support (PRS) of it. You may have noticed that our process in the Bug Reports subforum has changed a bit, and that the QLOC Team that gives us external QA support is directly addressing tickets, although the person in charge of it is AldathPDX, our QA Project Coordinator. Devs aren’t going to disappear from the subforum, though; we will still be going to interact directly with the reports when needed, but this way we’re becoming more efficient in what we really want to focus on - improving the state of the game. Speaking of QA, we have opened a position for an Internal QA Tester, as you may know. If you want to join u... Read more