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  • They're likely saving him for a surprise reveal that's coming up.
  • A few errors (anything under Dong Zhuo, Liu Bei didn't ally with Yuan Shu, a few little peices within the battle) but I like the use of map and way they told it. I think they tried to find a balance with Guandu and moved away somewhat from "Cao Cao …
  • Wow that does make sense. And he indeed did not encounter a major power in that playthrough. I guess I got a bit used to TW Warhammer throwing full stacks of beastmen or rogue armies at me within 10 turns. Spawning in random bandit armies to "cha…
  • I'm not the biggest fan of Darren, simply because I get the impression at times that his arrogance knows no bounds... (sorry Darren) I agree about the arrogance thing - in the few conversations I've had with Darren, he came off as thinking that …
  • Got a good laugh out of me. When you have a small group of hardcore fans like us on these forums, things can turn into an echo chamber very fast. But CA's marketing for 3K seems fine to me - look at how eager everyone is to see more of it
  • So 40 unique looking characters. 14 playable factions. And more thanhalf of the unique characters are under Cao Cao, Sun Jian and Liu Bei. It was always going to be like that. Generally it's usually the people that survive who have notable people…
  • The posters aren't really my thing, but I do appreciate that we're getting looks at more of the unique generals. Nice to let people see that the famous sets o' generals are in. I would rather see some broken gameplay than nothing at all. I sure a…
  • I'm from the US and a Three Kingdoms period game has been in my top 3 most wanted Total War titles for a decade now. It's one of the most interesting time periods in military history. This idea that you can only be interested in local / national his…
  • I know I posted about this somewhere else, so I'll be summary here - there's really nothing to worry about. The game doesn't release for 3 months. Any perceived lack of info cannot be interpreted to mean anything about features. If CA had already pr…
  • I'm a huge fan of CA's portrayals. Much more realistic while clearly taking some key points of inspiration from the iconic looks.
  • I didn't expect Liu Bei to be that low. I am a Cao Cao guy, but thought Liu Bei was always the favorite. I know reading the books I had some resentment about the author playing favorites with Liu Bei, which was kinda a turn off to me. But this may …
  • Honestly, I would like to see less damaging agent abilities and more focus on the kind of espionage that actually works irl - helping you gather more information about the enemy. I think hindering and halting enemy army movement is one of the best a…
  • I would personally prefer him left unplayable - I still believe Atilla was meant to be unplayable in the Attila title and including him and The Huns as playable destroyed that campaign. Attila would have been a far more enjoyable campaign had The Hu…
    in Dong Zhuo Comment by Axelrad January 5
  • Yeah, the start date is 190, just as the Coalition against Dong Zhuo is falling apart. Historically, Dong Zhuo basically just bunkered down in his new capital and tried to (brutally) maintain order until the unrest quieted down, as was the general e…
    in Dong Zhuo Comment by Axelrad January 4
  • If you plan on following the lore of the RotK novel, then Liu Bei is the golden boy who can do no wrong and is the obvious choice. He has been built up through generations of folklore to be the ideal Confucian ruler, and the game is certainly going …
  • If you plan on following the lore of the RotK novel, then Liu Bei is the golden boy who can do no wrong and is the obvious choice. He has been built up through generations of folklore to be the ideal Confucian ruler, and the game is certainly going …
  • Great idea to compile them like this.
  • They don't mention the unit specifically, but they hover over them a few times so you can see the tooltip show the unit name. I have included the CA preview video here, which first shows a unit of Tiger & Leopard Cavalry alongside Cao Cao at 2:3…
  • It feels like they've confirmed that certain warlords will have unique units, though it's hard to tell if those units are tied to the main character only or the faction permanently. We know Cao Cao gets Tiger & Leopard Cavalry, for instance, but…
  • They're not going to use an older engine because of the reasons you list. Those are indeed pretty firm barriers when it comes to developing a spin-off game like this. The choices are really just between the ToB engine and the 3K engine. An upgrade…
  • To be perfectly honest, Dong Zhuo died pretty early in the grand scheme of things. He was basically an ingredient which ignited a full on civil war. One of many. -First was an incompotent emperor: Emperor Ling -2nd was: The 10 Eunuchs and the cor…
  • I went into this on the subreddit a bit, but I don't believe the AI engages with dilemmas. They did not engage with similar narrative systems in ToB and Rome 2, which are meant to enhance the player's campaign. And just from the initial dilemma choi…
  • I assume you're talking about the starting positions discussion going on in another thread? Or something else? The south isn't "empty" exactly, but it should be full of mostly non-playable factions at the start. Almost all of the initial playable w…
  • Mongols have a decent chance of being the Napoleon/Attila style followup to 3K. Too big of an idea for a Saga. I think the key is that CA hinted the next Saga will be something unexpected, so we can discount commonly requested ideas like Alexander,…
  • Looking at this map it seems it will be nigh impossible to set up Liu Bei where he historically built his Empire in the west. Why not? Pretty sure I will take Liu Bei's horde and go build my little paradise south where nobody would hinder me. …
  • You can restore the Han dynasty by declaring yourself the new Han Emperor. You just need the Imperial surname of Liu. Liu Bei -> Shu (obviously) Hold it there a minute, it pains me whenever when TV media shows Liu Bei’s forces holding the ‘Shu…
  • I think the guanxi they've shown in the legends previews are just the "main" ones they want to highlight. For instance, Kong Rong's highlighted guanxi is Liu Bei, but Liu Bei's highlighted guanxi are his sworn brothers Guan Yu and Zhang Fei. Yet if …
  • Actually, now that I look at it a second time, the map doesn't actually look that cramped. Although it still looks very empty. especially in the West and South. (Spoiler) Yep, that's largely thanks to the history. All these events started aroun…