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So im playing as Poland, and in my conquests, I am careful to only take land owned by Rebels, and only taking other factions land in cases of retaking land lost to them.
I fight on and off wars with Denmark and HRE, as I slowly conquer parts of modern Western Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, all land owned by rebels. Then a major war breaks out with Denmark and HRE attacking me without provocation. Denmark and HRE one side and me by myself.
I would be fighting with all my fury but for some reason that I cannot figure out, one turn I just jumped from around 7500 Florins to Negative 12,000 florins. I cannot figure out why this happened, and I have been unable to obtain any new units at all, I cant even replace lost diplomats.
I maintain that the single worst design choice in all of Total War is requiring the use of agents to conduct diplomacy, this should have never been there at all.
Using, the one diplomat I do have in central Europe, I constantly plead with HRE and Denmark for ceasefire, I even offer the areas they are attacking, but the reject me each time. I would not be as angry about this if the Diplomacy screen kept on labeling my offers "Very Demanding", when they are quite generous: Please, ill give you that castle/city, just give me a truce!
And of course the ******* POPE steps in and excommunicates me for fighting the HRE because it took Prague from me and killed many of my citizens.
And now I have lost all of my starting territory, 85%% of my troops, no money to replace them, and am trying to withdraw to Kiev in hopes of reforming myself, but by debt remains below negative 10000 florins. WHY???? I ended up disbanding most of my units that were in places other than the three regions on my border with Denmark and HRE, and that barely helped my debt at all, it only made things worse because I threw away over half of my military.
My one good force, much of which is understrength is completely trapped behind enemy Lines south of Breslau, my only hope is to sneak and fight my way to Kiev.
Im sorry, but in all of my many years of playing Total War, I have never encountered such a hopeless situation as this except in cases where I went mad with conquest and attacked many factions.
Not once in this entire campaign have I attacked or declared war on any faction except for Rebels and Egypt very early on when I joined and single handedly won a Crusade.
I understand a game being challenging, but this is just unreasonable.
This is terrible, why does everyone say Medieval II is the best? Im sorry, but from what I can tell, compared to all other TW games I have played, it is the worst. It is not a bad game at it's core, but all other Total War I have played have been much better experiences than this.
Ill keep playing it, with other factions to see how it goes, and the Kingdoms campaigns may be better, but this is unreasonably frustrating. I don't understand why everyone accepts this. Rome I was a much better experience than this.
I am frustrated and this is me venting some steam.
The Era and scale/scope of it make is still worth playing for me, with my love of history.
after playing many hours in Medieval II, I am just struggling to understand why so many players insist that this was the Best total war game, it just isn't from what I can tell.
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