Wonder if I missed any great mods that improve the core game and fill in the gaps left by CA. This is specifically NOT about mods that
-add cheating by removing or changing gameplay elements seen as too hard or 'unfair'
-make anything more 'loreful' (I couldn't care less)
-change looks of models or anything cosmetic like that
-overhauls that seek to make the game into something very different
So what I use:
1. Advanced AI by CeltiK +submods
Improves the AI in most ways, by far the most important thing for me in every strategy game because I don't like multiplayer but want to have human-like opponents as much as possible.
2. Community Bugfix mod
Tbh most bugs in there I never noticed and don't seem particularly severe, but still nice to have them fixed.
3. Region trading by Vanishoxyact
Allows to purchase (and gift) regions from AI allies in provinces where you already own a region. This plugs a major hole in the base game's diplomacy where you were often forced to backstab an ally because he stole that one settlement from you. Now, there's a peaceful solution that makes a lot more sense.
4. Abandon Region by sm0kin
Allows to transform a region that you already own to ruins. Have not actually ever done that yet since subscribing to the mod, but it's something that should be possible and could be useful in certain circumstances (it does not allow to abandon a region already under siege)
5. Better Camera Mod by kam2150
Not sure what exactly it does, but the camera perspective in battles does seem vaguely better since I added it ^^
Any other mods along these lines that you'd recommend?