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New campaign DLC

Gabs88Gabs88 Junior MemberPosts: 137Registered Users
https://www.totalwar.com/blog/what-the-teams-are-working-on-june-2018

From the recent blog update, we know there is a campaign dlc on the way. What do you thing it will be on about ?

Personally, I don't think it will be set on the Roman era, since they said it will be set : "in a specific location and time period. This particular combination of time and space has barely been touched by ROME II’s current content and comes with a very detailed new campaign map, brand new units, and factions familiar and new."

Also from the picture, it seems kind of Oriental looking setup.

What do you think guys ? What will be the next DLC for Rome II and the Free-LC that will affect the entirety of ROME II’s Grand Campaign ?

Very exciting times ahead indeed !

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  • zhouhaiyangzhouhaiyang Posts: 10Registered Users
    edited June 5
    Jewish revolt

    DLC's time and space had been touched separately. But combination of time and space hadn't been touched. And the "very detailed map" means the dlc will foucs a little space just like WOS. And the custome of picture is ancient jewish style.

    All clue above indicate the theme is jewish revolt. IE and desert kingdom are about desert people, so next one will be that too. May be story begin from Herod the Great?
  • Gabs88Gabs88 Junior Member Posts: 137Registered Users
    edited June 5

    Jewish revolt

    DLC's time and space had been touched separately. But combination of time and space hadn't been touched. And the "very detailed map" means the dlc will foucs a little space just like WOS. And the custome of picture is ancient jewish style.

    All clue above indicate the theme is jewish revolt. IE and desert kingdom are about desert people, so next one will be that too.

    Isn't it a too narrow setting for a campaign ? I mean it wouldn't offer too much content
  • zhouhaiyangzhouhaiyang Posts: 10Registered Users
    Gabs88 said:

    Jewish revolt

    DLC's time and space had been touched separately. But combination of time and space hadn't been touched. And the "very detailed map" means the dlc will foucs a little space just like WOS. And the custome of picture is ancient jewish style.

    All clue above indicate the theme is jewish revolt. IE and desert kingdom are about desert people, so next one will be that too.

    Isn't it a too narrow setting for a campaign ? I mean it wouldn't offer too much content
    I agree with you ,i hope there will be a greater campaign.
  • mcar110mcar110 Member United KingdomPosts: 371Registered Users
    Roman-Parthian Wars?
  • Gabs88Gabs88 Junior Member Posts: 137Registered Users
    mcar110 said:

    Roman-Parthian Wars?

    Could be, but they said it will be a setting both in time and place "barley visited before"
  • lilsweetcaligulalilsweetcaligula Posts: 240Registered Users
    edited June 5
    Mithridatic wars?

    As for the free-LC, hmm... CAI/BAI improvement pack? On a more serious note my guess would be it has something to do with naval combat and/or pirates. That or a dynamic music pack. I have no idea what else it could be.
    My personal favorite Total War games chart:
    I. Rome II
    II. Attila
    III. Rome I
  • Whiskeyjack_5691Whiskeyjack_5691 Posts: 672Registered Users

    Mithridatic wars?

    As for the free-LC, hmm... CAI/BAI improvement pack? On a more serious note my guess would be it has something to do with naval combat and/or pirates. That or a dynamic music pack. I have no idea what else it could be.

    I wouldn't mind some improvements to navies.
  • lilsweetcaligulalilsweetcaligula Posts: 240Registered Users
    edited June 5

    Mithridatic wars?

    As for the free-LC, hmm... CAI/BAI improvement pack? On a more serious note my guess would be it has something to do with naval combat and/or pirates. That or a dynamic music pack. I have no idea what else it could be.

    I wouldn't mind some improvements to navies.
    I am absolutely with you on that. Naval engagements can be just as fun as the land ones, but the occasional bugginess of the former can be a deal breaker. That and the fact that you can't re-use landing spots for the ships in coastal battles. Lost me a few battles for sure!

    What improvements would you like to see?
    My personal favorite Total War games chart:
    I. Rome II
    II. Attila
    III. Rome I
  • Whiskeyjack_5691Whiskeyjack_5691 Posts: 672Registered Users
    edited June 5

    Mithridatic wars?

    As for the free-LC, hmm... CAI/BAI improvement pack? On a more serious note my guess would be it has something to do with naval combat and/or pirates. That or a dynamic music pack. I have no idea what else it could be.

    I wouldn't mind some improvements to navies.
    I am absolutely with you on that. Naval engagements can be just as fun as the land ones, but the occasional bugginess of the former can be a deal breaker. That and the fact that you can't re-use landing spots for the ships in coastal battles. Lost me a few battles for sure!

    What improvements would you like to see?
    Yeah, aside from Empire I'd say Rome 2 has the best naval combat in the series, but there are quite a few ways it can still be improved on - not just the bug fixes and reusable landing spots as you mentioned, but incorporating some additions from Empire Divided too. For a start, I think the Naval Barracks building would fit into the Grand Campaign's timeline much better than Empire Divided, because you've still got the maritime and naval powers of Carthage, Egypt and Athens around.

    Adding the naval branch of General's skill trees would benefit those factions even more. Frankly, I'd like to see the whole skill tree from Empire Divided added into the Grand Campaign, minus the obsolete stuff like banditry reduction of course.

    Forgot to mention; I reckon transports should get increased movement when escorted by a fleet.
  • Donofwar3Donofwar3 Posts: 56Registered Users
    The eye candy was drop let the games and theories begin.
  • RonBurgundyRonBurgundy Senior Member Posts: 2,324Registered Users

    Mithridatic wars?

    As for the free-LC, hmm... CAI/BAI improvement pack? On a more serious note my guess would be it has something to do with naval combat and/or pirates. That or a dynamic music pack. I have no idea what else it could be.

    While the changes would be welcome, they wouldn't offer AI improvements as dlc
    Team Mercia

    Team Picts

    Team WRE
  • Donofwar3Donofwar3 Posts: 56Registered Users
    If Mithridatic war I better get to play as sulla. Fight my main man Marius.
  • lilsweetcaligulalilsweetcaligula Posts: 240Registered Users
    edited June 6
    @Whiskeyjack_5691

    Agreed, I like your ideas, especially the one on the transports getting a movement boost when escorted by a fleet. However, one problem that I think may arise, is that this will require extra tweaking of the campaign AI, since without it, it will be unable to catch up and intercept the player's fleet. Or worse, it will be unable to exploit the feature itself.

    @RonBurgundy

    Yeah, that's a shame, but I see how an "AI-only" Free-LC/DLC would probably look bad from the marketing perspective. But yes, hopefully the upcoming patch will do some fixes to the AI (as well as to some glaring non AI-ones: the issue of the spaghetti lines, and the phalanx bug to name a few).

    My personal favorite Total War games chart:
    I. Rome II
    II. Attila
    III. Rome I
  • RonBurgundyRonBurgundy Senior Member Posts: 2,324Registered Users

    @Whiskeyjack_5691

    Agreed, I like your ideas, especially the one on the transports getting a movement boost when escorted by a fleet. However, one problem that I think may arise, is that this will require extra tweaking of the campaign AI, since without it, it will be unable to catch up and intercept the player's fleet. Or worse, it will be unable to exploit the feature itself.

    @RonBurgundy

    Yeah, that's a shame, but I see how an "AI-only" Free-LC/DLC would probably look bad from the marketing perspective. But yes, hopefully the upcoming patch will do some fixes to the AI (as well as to some glaring non AI-ones: the issue of the spaghetti lines, and the phalanx bug to name a few).

    Agreed :)
    Team Mercia

    Team Picts

    Team WRE
  • jamreal18jamreal18 Senior Member Posts: 7,638Registered Users
    Can we just talk about the time-period it will cover?
  • DariosDarios Senior Member Posts: 404Registered Users
    The Jewish revolt would be really awesome! Tbh, I'd be cool with anything that doesn't have Celts or Germans fighting each other or getting mowed down by Romans in cloudy/rainy Western Europe.

    Very promising teaser!
  • Gabs88Gabs88 Junior Member Posts: 137Registered Users
    jamreal18 said:

    Can we just talk about the time-period it will cover?

    I think it will be related to the Diadochi. I hope for an Alexandre the Great setting, but I somehow doubt it will happen
  • jamreal18jamreal18 Senior Member Posts: 7,638Registered Users
    edited June 6

    Jewish revolt

    So will Jerusalem going to have its walls and become a major city in GC?

    What will be the playable factions aside from Rome and Jews?
  • Tenerife_BoyTenerife_Boy Member Posts: 337Registered Users
    The key name of the dlc is called SPADE dlc, if that tell us something to speculate with. My bet is Mithridatic wars :P Jewish revolt...who cares? sounds boring as f*

  • lilsweetcaligulalilsweetcaligula Posts: 240Registered Users
    Well, "spade" could refer to trench-digging. Although, again, that says nothing.
    My personal favorite Total War games chart:
    I. Rome II
    II. Attila
    III. Rome I
  • BenjinBenjin Junior Member Posts: 236Registered Users

    The key name of the dlc is called SPADE dlc, if that tell us something to speculate with. My bet is Mithridatic wars :P Jewish revolt...who cares? sounds boring as f*

    This DLC's codename is not called "Spade", it's called "Miller 3". Spade was for Wrath of Sparta.

    Currently working on a whole lot more, stay tuned.
  • jamreal18jamreal18 Senior Member Posts: 7,638Registered Users

    The key name of the dlc is called SPADE dlc, if that tell us something to speculate with. My bet is Mithridatic wars :P Jewish revolt...who cares? sounds boring as f*

    Me also, I like Mithridatic wars so Pontus will get new units...
  • lilsweetcaligulalilsweetcaligula Posts: 240Registered Users
    edited June 6
    Benjin said:

    The key name of the dlc is called SPADE dlc, if that tell us something to speculate with. My bet is Mithridatic wars :P Jewish revolt...who cares? sounds boring as f*

    This DLC's codename is not called "Spade", it's called "Miller 3". Spade was for Wrath of Sparta.
    I wonder how they even come up with these codenames, and if they are totally random, or if they ever refer to the upcoming content in some way.
    My personal favorite Total War games chart:
    I. Rome II
    II. Attila
    III. Rome I
  • BoicoteBoicote Senior Member Posts: 612Registered Users
    Benjin said:


    This DLC's codename is not called "Spade", it's called "Miller 3". Spade was for Wrath of Sparta.

    So, if SPAde is SPArta, then MIller3 is MIthridates. Pherhaps the number three refers to the Third Mithridatic War (?).

  • lilsweetcaligulalilsweetcaligula Posts: 240Registered Users
    edited June 6
    @Boicote

    Brilliant insight! That makes total sense. I felt that "Spade" and "Sparta" shared the "spa" prefix, but failed to deduce something as obvious as the shared "mi" prefix in "Miller" and "Mithridates"...

    ...And I was starting to think the DLC would have something to do with Troy...
    My personal favorite Total War games chart:
    I. Rome II
    II. Attila
    III. Rome I
  • BenjinBenjin Junior Member Posts: 236Registered Users
    Boicote said:

    Benjin said:


    This DLC's codename is not called "Spade", it's called "Miller 3". Spade was for Wrath of Sparta.

    So, if SPAde is SPArta, then MIller3 is MIthridates. Pherhaps the number three refers to the Third Mithridatic War (?).

    Maybe, but the last two DLCs had the same codenames - "Miller" for Empire Divided and "Miller 2" for Desert Kingdoms.

    Currently working on a whole lot more, stay tuned.
  • Donofwar3Donofwar3 Posts: 56Registered Users
    Well if we are going to be looking in Asia minor. How many factions going to get a rework.
  • lilsweetcaligulalilsweetcaligula Posts: 240Registered Users
    I am wondering if the Free-LC will be in any way related to the new campaign pack.
    My personal favorite Total War games chart:
    I. Rome II
    II. Attila
    III. Rome I
  • PERICLES1789PERICLES1789 Junior Member Posts: 56Registered Users

    lilsweetcaligula
    4:22PM edited 4:22PM
    @Boicote

    Brilliant insight! That makes total sense. I felt that "Spade" and "Sparta" shared the "spa" prefix, but failed to deduce something as obvious as the shared "mi" prefix in "Miller" and "Mithridates"...

    ...And I was starting to think the DLC would have something to do with Troy…


    As a matter of fact there was an insteresting mod with Rome 1 about Troy period. Why not a Troy dlc, this time or another?
  • lilsweetcaligulalilsweetcaligula Posts: 240Registered Users
    @PERICLES1789

    Oh yeah, I remember that mod. Unfortunately I've only heard of it and seen some screenshots back in the day but never got to playing it.

    The premise would fit the artwork as well, I am thinking. And neither Rome II nor any other Total War game that I remember ever covered a time period earlier than Samnite Wars in the IIIrd-early IInd century B.C. (which would fit the "barely touched" part).
    My personal favorite Total War games chart:
    I. Rome II
    II. Attila
    III. Rome I
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