The newest developer diary for Europa Universalis IV is "so large that it is spread over two weeks", but today we get the first look at how the new upcoming expansion - Common Sense - dramatically alters the landscape.
reveals we'll have interactions with our subject states like never before, ranging from enforcing culture and religion to installing our dynasty on their throne, or supporting loyalists.
We can even give our poor vassals a break from all those beats of the war drum by instructing them to not get involved "unless declared war upon. However, they will provide 50% more of its income to you." This is a great addition to let them breathe easy and flourish.
Those designated Marches can now also be subsidised by their overlord’s manpower pool by as much as 10%, and we can also foot the bill to upgrade forts in their territories. Enforcing culture and religion is now also possible, at the cost of liberty desire rocketing up 50%.
To combat these hikes in liberty desire we can spend prestige to lower it by 10% at a time.
We can have them embargo our rivals too, although their liberty desire will go up 5% while it's active. If we're really in financial trouble we can even siphon off 50% of a lesser partner's income in a union, but this will greatly upset them.
Next week's dev diary will discuss "protectorates, trade companies and colonial nations, and their unique actions." This is a big shake-up to Europa Universalis IV, with the last being the introduction of colonial nations automatically taking new colonies for themselves.
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Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense fundamentally alters relationships with subject states
22 May 2015 | By SimonPriest
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