Hi, Name is Boria new here thought I joined in after 4 years of reading the forums in my free time.
So, I think we have all been through this and it's very annoying when you have a faction on the ropes maybe 2-3 settlements left and... BOOM! Confederation!!!, then the faction that you had on the ropes has like 20 settlements and you are left like this O_0!!???
The longer I play ME the longer I notice certain things that can be fixed to make ME better, AI confederations are working too early as such the map becomes quickly filled by a couple of Super powers mostly Dwarfs, HE, Empire, and Brettonia who confederate quickly. To make it worse they also align among themselves, these 4 superpowers aligned to create the Ordertide, of course, we also see Greenskins and Skaven do it but during ALL my playthroughs 3 out of these 4 good races always do it first and do it fast. I fear is that when WH3 comes we will see and I use the word "Chaoswave" there will be more Chaos-aligned factions they will also align themselves, creating instead of the Ordertide the same annoying counterpart the Chaoswave.
Races that don't confederate like V.Coast and Tomb Kings are at a disadvantage, don't get me wrong I think they do it right Confederation worked fine in WH1 since the map was small and the Chaos invasion arrived you were prepared for it... but now due to the huge size of the map and factions they have more trading going on and they expand and explode quickly by turn 100 most minor factions are long gone, and some of the main factions like Vampire Counts rarely survive endgame.
Also, the minor factions in weird locations don't stand a chance, and the factions that don't confederate are sitting ducks, literally they just sit on their bases.
I use a mod to disable the Confeds I like it, makes the whole map more varied. but If I am not mistaken I can't get the achievements if I used the mod, So a simple fix what if we had an option at the beginning that says the level of confederation we want similar to the Chaos Invasion option? we could use WH3 a whole option menu to create a custom campaign of our liking for example the Confed option.
What do you guys think? have you had that happened to you? What can be done?