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Epirus and Elephants Update

CraigTWCraigTW Lead Community Manager, The Creative AssemblyPosts: 1,120Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff, Tools Admin, Cakes!
edited April 2014 in Total War: ROME II
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If you’re wondering why there’s a small ROME II update downloading via Steam today, wonder no more. We thought it was high time for some additional content!

We now have a beautifully-designed African elephant model, which you can see here in all its large-eared majesty. This model replaces the generic elephant model in ROME II currently used by all African Elephant units.

We’ve also rounded out the unit-roster of Epirus with some tasty extras. They can now recruit Thessalian Cavalry, Royal Peltasts and Illyrian Coastal Levies to bolster their forces. Plus, you’ll find Epirus gets a brand-new Mercenary Indian War Elephant unit to hire.

You’ll see these in action when you face off against Epirus, or be able to use them yourself if you have the Greek States Culture Pack DLC.

Enjoy the update, and see you on the field of battle!
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  • IzzyStradlinIzzyStradlin Senior Member Cair Andros GarrisonPosts: 7,763Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    I still hate Epirus. Bloody Macedon-wannabe faction. Still, thanks for the update!
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  • nrthee2nrthee2 Junior Member Posts: 17Registered Users
    edited February 2014
  • Alexandre_007Alexandre_007 Member Posts: 130Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    I still hate Epirus. Bloody Macedon-wannabe faction. Still, thanks for the update!
    hahahaha xDDD laughed SO hard at this coment xDDDD
    (must be cuz i'm playing as macedon :P)
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  • Maximus SupremusMaximus Supremus Junior Member Posts: 3Registered Users
    edited February 2014
  • jamreal18jamreal18 Senior Member Posts: 3,847Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Thanks a lot! I appreciate your effort.

    Hope to see indian units in bactria though in the future...
    CA, plz dont forget to improve UNIT VARIETY & DIVERSITY!

    PONTUS Additional PONTIC LEGIONARY.
    ARMENIA *Additional unique and native melee infantry.
    *Diversity of ELITE CATAPHRACT.
    http://peopleofar.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/armenian-and-parthian-cataphracts.jpg
    ARDIAEI Additional ELITE SICA unit.
    NAVAL BATTLE SHIPS Improve diversity to ships.
  • PhoenixStudiosPhoenixStudios Senior Member Posts: 507Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Awesome craig! We need more things like this that doesn't add new factions, but expands on the current ones :)
    Thanks!
  • rem1234rem1234 Senior Member Posts: 403Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    thanks a lot!
  • ColeusColeus Senior Member Western Roman EmpirePosts: 630Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    A real incentive to play as Epirus now as before they were the hardest early-game faction to play as. The elephants will help!
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  • jamreal18jamreal18 Senior Member Posts: 3,847Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Hope more to come in future!
    CA, plz dont forget to improve UNIT VARIETY & DIVERSITY!

    PONTUS Additional PONTIC LEGIONARY.
    ARMENIA *Additional unique and native melee infantry.
    *Diversity of ELITE CATAPHRACT.
    http://peopleofar.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/armenian-and-parthian-cataphracts.jpg
    ARDIAEI Additional ELITE SICA unit.
    NAVAL BATTLE SHIPS Improve diversity to ships.
  • MonkeyChief1170MonkeyChief1170 Member Posts: 37Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    New models and textures are always appreciated - thank you! Would love to see this kind of thing drip fed to us in the future. Little touches like that show us that you really have some love for this game.
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  • IzzyStradlinIzzyStradlin Senior Member Cair Andros GarrisonPosts: 7,763Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    jamreal18 wrote: »
    You must be appreciative...

    I am indeed. The principle of this update suggests that Pontus may receive additional love and/or units.
    "Raise them, Necromancer. Set brother against brother. Let's give our hosts something worthy of recording in their pathetic book of complaints, shall we?"
    The Queen of Mysteries, on the Book of Grudges.

    Her voice was as rustling silk. "In the darkness I dreamt of you, cousin."
    "Hawk no longer. My wings are dust and bone. I crawl through time now, like an asp."
    "You took my wings, Neferata. You made me crawl. Now I return the favour. Crawl, cousin. Crawl."

    Team Elize von Carstein
    In Nico We Trust

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  • siemkasiemka Member Posts: 34Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    give us stuttering fix.GAME IS UNPLAYABLE
    when units go to melee they start to stutter(fps is ok).this started to happen from last patch

    **** this elephant skin.
    cant believe what u guys are doing
  • IzzyStradlinIzzyStradlin Senior Member Cair Andros GarrisonPosts: 7,763Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    siemka wrote: »
    give us stuttering fix.GAME IS UNPLAYABLE
    when units go to melee they start to stutter(fps is ok).this started to happen from last patch

    **** this elephant skin.
    cant believe what u guys are doing

    They've not stopped patching. Have faith.
    "Raise them, Necromancer. Set brother against brother. Let's give our hosts something worthy of recording in their pathetic book of complaints, shall we?"
    The Queen of Mysteries, on the Book of Grudges.

    Her voice was as rustling silk. "In the darkness I dreamt of you, cousin."
    "Hawk no longer. My wings are dust and bone. I crawl through time now, like an asp."
    "You took my wings, Neferata. You made me crawl. Now I return the favour. Crawl, cousin. Crawl."

    Team Elize von Carstein
    In Nico We Trust

    Warhammer Lore, by Sotek!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4nPsl2ctS365aEfFBwxbg
  • ShinayShinay Senior Member Posts: 277Registered Users
    edited February 2014
  • EndovellicusEndovellicus Senior Member Posts: 1,494Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Elephants and Epirus. Units that I rarely use, and the only faction I have never played with. :(
  • AetlaAetla Senior Member Posts: 199Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Great news Craig! Hats off CA! Your efforts are appreciated,

    And please make such a great bolster effort for Carthage (Iberians like Scutarii / Caetratii, Elite Africans like Hannibals veterans ) and Pontus (native Anatolians like Karians and some Galatian Celtic support even the Ptolemaic Egypt got that ). They need some love, :)

    Thanks a lot and keep up the good work. :)
  • Teutonic KnightTeutonic Knight Senior Member Posts: 165Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Nice bonus, CA. Thanks!
  • IzzyStradlinIzzyStradlin Senior Member Cair Andros GarrisonPosts: 7,763Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Aetla wrote: »
    Great news Trish! Hats off CA! Your efforts are appreciated,

    And please make such a great bolster effort for Carthage (Iberians like Scutarii / Caetratii, Elite Africans like Hannibals veterans ) and Pontus (native Anatolians like Karians and some Galatian Celtic support even the Ptolemaic Egypt got that ). They need some love, :)

    Thanks a lot and keep up the good work. :)

    Trish? It's Craig that made this thread.
    "Raise them, Necromancer. Set brother against brother. Let's give our hosts something worthy of recording in their pathetic book of complaints, shall we?"
    The Queen of Mysteries, on the Book of Grudges.

    Her voice was as rustling silk. "In the darkness I dreamt of you, cousin."
    "Hawk no longer. My wings are dust and bone. I crawl through time now, like an asp."
    "You took my wings, Neferata. You made me crawl. Now I return the favour. Crawl, cousin. Crawl."

    Team Elize von Carstein
    In Nico We Trust

    Warhammer Lore, by Sotek!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4nPsl2ctS365aEfFBwxbg
  • Teutonic KnightTeutonic Knight Senior Member Posts: 165Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Elephants and Epirus. Units that I rarely use, and the only faction I have never played with. :(

    Maybe this is the time to try it!
  • ranknfileranknfile Senior Member Posts: 6,674Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Cool. I love Rome II.... and ... pardon me for saying this .. but ... because of its "not ready for prime time" release .... it is getting more post-release support than it would have otherwise IMO.

    Dat's cool also. yeah ... "dat" Craig .. what of it, eh?
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  • vimesvimes Senior Member Posts: 106Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Many thanks for the additional content, most appreciated :)
  • EvilNedEvilNed Senior Member Posts: 1,053Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Sweet! Just what Epirus needed really.
  • MrKaupoMrKaupo Senior Member Posts: 237Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Royal Peltasts? Now they are strongest greek faction.
  • KeunusKeunus Senior Member Posts: 106Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    siemka wrote: »
    FFS
    give us stuttering fix.GAME IS UNPLAYABLE
    when units go to melee they start to stutter(fps is ok).this started to happen from last patch

    **** this elephant skin.
    cant believe what u guys are doing

    people working on an elephant skin are not the people working on a stuttering fix, calm your *******
  • GfileGfile Senior Member Posts: 415Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    I cant start the game since this update!!:mad:
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  • PumpkinBreadPumpkinBread Senior Member Posts: 137Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Thanks Craig, thanks CA. ty veddy bunch!
    :p
  • GRANTOGRANTO Senior Member Posts: 521Registered Users
    edited February 2014
  • CosmosisCosmosis Senior Member Posts: 354Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Great, thanks!

    Now please look into adding family tree and overhauling politics system!
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  • fernando77fernando77 Senior Member Posts: 241Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    :D It has finally been done! Thank you so much!
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  • EndovellicusEndovellicus Senior Member Posts: 1,494Registered Users
    edited February 2014
    Maybe this is the time to try it!

    I think you are right and I'll probably end playing with Epirus some day. It is just that I expected new factions, instead of new content for the current ones. ;)
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