Paradox announces Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
“Europa Universalis Embraces the Rights of Man”
Paradox has announced a new expansion pack for the long-standing, fun, historical strategy game, Europa Universalis IV. Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man promises to add even more depth to an already deep and complex game, adding in various features expanding Great Power’s ability to bully and control neighbouring countries, adding leadership traits to increase the unique skill for each general and generally giving you more control over your nation. Paradox lists the features as:
- Enhancing the Great Power mechanism
- Adding more character to your monarchs with personalities
- New goals for Coptic and Fetishist religions
- Greater control over adopting new cultures in your empire
- Leader Traits giving battle hardened commanders added prowess
- More detailed military instructions for Subject Nations
- Revolutionary Republics now have Factions to balance
- Ottoman Empire gets new Harem Politics events and options
- and much more
Those following the Paradox development diaries will be excited to finally hear the announcement of Rights of Man. The addition of more Holy Sites is will increase the competition of religiously focused nations to expand and conquer throughout the known world. The emphasis on the Coptic and Fetishist religions will encourage players to start with smaller nations, less often played.
Leadership and Monarchy – new personalities and traits
Leaders can now gain both advantageous and disadvantageous traits, ranging from being Goal Orientated, giving them +10% Movement Speed, to being a Prize hunter, granting +5% chance of capturing enemy ships. In their earlier development diary, Paradox said there would be around 22 traits in total. Monarchs also gain personalities which can affect their ruling over your country. Paradox said: “when a ruler comes of age they will develop a personality important to the function of the state. They will develop another trait after ruling for 10 years and a further personality after ruling for a total of 25 years. These personalities will grant a modifier for your nation as well as bonus options in event and changes to the AI’s actions.”
Increasing Great Powers’ influence:
Ruler personalities will also unlock various options in events which will personalise your EUIV experience. So what have Paradox added to the Great Powers options. Here is what they list as the four new options:
“Take on Foreign Debt – Pay off all the loans of the target independent non-GP country. Gives +10 relations bonus for every standard size loan of the target you clear, capped at +200, decaying 2/year Also grants +1 trust for every loan cleared, or +2 favours if you have The Cossacks. Requires enough money to pay off target’s loans.
Influence Nation – Pay 1 year of target income to increase relations and grant +1 monarch points in their weakest category for 10 years in a target independent non-GP nation. This raises their opinion of you by 25 for the 10 years, also gives +5 trust. Going to war with them cancels this bonus.
Intervene in War– If there is an ongoing war between great powers but an imbalance in the number of GPs involved, you can make it your business to intervene. For example, if GP Britain is singlehandedly fighting GP France and GP Spain, you as a Great Power Commonwealth can intervene on Great Britain’s side to balance out the number of great powers involved.
Break Alliance – This will force a nation to break its alliance with another. They will accept if the target nation is sufficiently afraid of you and you will gain a truce with the nation you force this upon. Useful for stripping your war target of pesky roadblocks.”
These options will give leaders a much greater and deep control of their nation. How will they influence the world before them?
These are just a few of the improvements coming with the expansion, Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man. We are excited to see the Great Powers options upgraded. What are you looking forward to the most?