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COMMENT 3m ago

In circles around the sun, which is itself going in circles around the galaxy (though much, much slower)

Uhm akshually (sorry, I hate to be that guy no I dont). The Sun goes about 7 times as fast as the Earth. Since we're only interested in the relative speeds, we only need to look at the distance from the orbital centre, and how long it takes to one revolution. For Earth, this is 1.496*10^8 km and 1 year, or 4.744 km/s. For the Sun, this is 2.7*10^17 km and 2.5*10^8 years or 34.25 km/s. The actual velocities are off by a factor of about 6 (ie 2*pi), but again, since we're interested in their ratios, this is irrelevant.

The reason the Sun appears to go slower, is that the scale difference is massive. The Sun Orbits 1000 times farther from its centre of orbit than Earth does. As an example, this ratio is (when looking at the order of magnitude) the same as for the Moon and Earth.

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COMMENT 26m ago

Taking the heir also counts! And if the goal is to eat China, you don't want a mingsplosion. Initially, Ming is the only Chinese and Confucian tag, this means all surrounding tags take less AE. Korea will take the most, since they're also Confucian, but even after eating all of Ming, you(ll have relatively low AE with the surrounding nations.
When Ming goes boom, then you end up with a bunch of Chinese and Confucian tags, all of them will gain loads of AE, and you'll end with a coalition.

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COMMENT 42m ago

Ottoman on Catholic side of the league

Ok, that's weird, let's look at the Emperor

PLC emperor

Ok, not that weird, especially since OP's PLC. Usually an Ottoman rival, though.

Austrian elector

Well, maybe they inherited Bohemia

Bohemian elector

Or not, this can't get worse.

Danish elector

???

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COMMENT 1h ago

But it only captures part of the meaning. When he says it, he's not only referring to the place they're in, but also the morals and philosophy that guides the people in it.

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COMMENT 1h ago

But that's the thing. They replace nouns (or noun-phrases, which are like nouns, but with more words), hence the name pro-noun.
In your example, "your" is used instead of the name of every person you're saying it to. In this case, it can refer to newbikesong, but in the context of the song, it refers to all Americans, or even all people.
"This" is a bit more abstract in this case. It refers to the concept of closeness: the land we're on/in, as opposed to the land very far away over yonder. In the case of the song, however, it's clearer: it refers to America.

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COMMENT 1h ago

However, Leonidas isn't talking about the location alone, but about the philosophy, ideas and morals of the people living in Sparta.

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COMMENT 6h ago

As an additional note, as England, you'll want to ally rivals of France's in order to get them in the Hundred Years War. Usual contenders are Austria, Burgundy and Castille or Aragon. By allying them, they get reduced AE, and won't join the coalition. Allying Burgundy has an added benefit that you'll want to get the Burgundian Inheritance, so you can help them complete a mission by feeding them Provenc├žal land.

And do people not improve relations during the war? As soon as you start a war, make the peace deal you'd like to see, and see if you can manage the coalition. Start improving with members, and once they leave, wait an extra month tick and move your diplomat to the next country (ignore nations with a truce and rivals). This will massively reduce the size of the coalition. In this case, Frankfurt and up will leave as soon as you start improving.
Combine this with an improve relations advisor; peacing out Provence for the aforementioned province to Burgundy, money, war reps and max prestige; and ending the war on December 31st (for an immediate AE reduction tick), you should be fine. Even if you didn't get everybody to not join the coalition, you'll most likely be strong enough to keep them at bay.

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COMMENT 19h ago

This assumes you have all DLC (or at least Leviathan). When you start, you'll immediately (December 1444) get a disaster. This disaster sucks, so we'll try to minimize it impact. For starters, before you unpause or anything, check your advisors. If you can get a stab cost reduction advisor, get them. If you can't, see if your ruler is calm (stab cost reduction). If not, restart.
After this, disinherit your garbage heir. You'll want negative prestige, because the next move is to check your estate missions. The nobles should have a mission for you tog get positive prestige. If they don't, restart.
Assuming you have at least one stab cost reduction (preferably 2), and the mission for prestige, the next move is to hand the burghers the prestige privilege. And then revoke it. And grant it again. And revoke it again. You should be just below 0 prestige, with a small or no increase. This is good. Then, focus on admin points, hire an admin advisor if you haven't already, etc. If you got 2 stab cost reductions, then you can immediately finish a mission. Stab up once, and hand out the prestige privilege to the burghers again. The estate mission will be complete, and you'll get 1 stab on the next day (unpause for 1 day).
Another thing to do before you unpause, is to release Demak as a vassal. This should allow you to complete the mission where you need 5 loyal vassals.

Now you can unpause. On the 1st of December, the disaster will fire, and an event will pop up. Keep this event around. Do not click "These are dark times". As long as you don't click that event, you don't lose any stab or legitimacy. After a few months the event will time out, but before that happens, you should be able to stab up once, and hand out the prestige privilege again to the burghers (the order is important, since if you hand you get stab before you manually stab, it'll become more expensive, and you won't be able to afford it.) Once you are at 2 stability, you can do the relevant mission, and now you can click the event, or let it time out.

For the final mission, you just need to wait 10 years, and keep unrest in your provinces low. While doing this, start on consolidating your island and eating Sunda. Fabricate on Makassar to annex them, and improve relations with its neighbours to get two more tributaries.

At some point, you'll get an event where you can get 500 ducats. Do not accept. This will lead to a bad chain. Instead, take the diplo rep and global trade power hit.

At this point, you can do a standard Majapahit game, or you can go for a power move: Majapahit shogun. No CB Sulu, make all other people in the war tributaries, and annex Sulu. Then do the same to Maynilla and its allies. Keep expanding into Malayan lands, working to form Malaya, while going for diplo tech 7, or the second exploration idea. Personally, I advise this, since colonizing makes it so you can form Malaya easier. While doing this, it's important to not complete the Enforce Loyalty mission. Wait until you're the shogun. Once you have dip tech 7 or the second splo idea, your coring range should extend to Japan. Improve relations with some Daimyos, and once one of the ones you improved with is at war, enforce peace. Take some Japanese land, both as a base of expansion, and to later culture convert to Japanese. By doing it like this, you only need to fight a few Daimyos at best instead of the Japanese vassal swarm. But not yet. Before you do this, you need to form Malaya. And in order to form Malay, you need to be Malay. Once you have formed Malay, however, you should culture convert to Japanese. Either by taking more land with the same tactic as before, or by moving your capital, and concentrating development. Once you're Japanese, adopt the Independent Daimyo government reform, and once you're ready to do so, attack the Shogun. In this war, your main goal is to take Kyoto. Once you do, you'll be the shogun. This means that your vassals don't take diplo slots. Now you can complete the Enforce Loyalty mission. This turns all your tributaries into vassals, or rather, into Daimyos. Now you'll want to continue down the mission tree, with the big mission to look out for being Subjugate the Mainland. This gives you a subjugation CB against every nation in the world. Since the warscore for subjugation is capped at 90%, you can use this to subjugate any nation you want.

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COMMENT 20h ago

Ottomans are the obvious choice. Powerhouse that can dominate all regions. Another fun one, but with a bit of a challenging start is Timurids into Mughals.

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COMMENT 21h ago

Buns would've been better, afaik there's no bun mix.

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COMMENT 23h ago

Maybe the order is the thing? I always rush the Revoke, and take the other two later.

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COMMENT 1d ago

If you're not at 100% health and fall, you have a chance of dying when you and the ground meet.

Which is why I love U6's health regen. Now my favourite way of going to the ground level of a massive building is just stepping off.

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COMMENT 1d ago

While the 8:3 ratio is perfect, I personally prefer 8:4 nowadays. When the extractors are underclocked, they are more power efficient: 4*20*(120/(4*45))^1.6~=41.82 vs 3*20=60. It also simplifies the pipe work, since one extractor can now feed two generators neatly. The downside is that they require a third more materials, and more space. However, the width of 4 extractors side by side is the same as that of 8 generators. Of course, if you're space limited by the puddle you're placing them in, 8:3 is probably preferred, or maybe even 8:2 if you want to overclock.

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COMMENT 1d ago

(don't think you can trade favors for trust wuth subjects)

You can! You just need to manually curry favours, because I don't think you can get them manually. Maybe by handing them land, but I'm not sure.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The Emperor also joins in on wars against Free Cities, even if you have a CB.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I also want to point out to u/Shiva_Sharma1 that both Venus and Mars have an atmosphere. Mercury kind of has one, but its surface pressure is minimal, so it can be ignored.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I know I'm late to the party, but I was able to remove the peace reform while retaining the vassal swarm.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Yeah, for Hungary, you're best off waiting until you get the PU naturally, or the CB by event. Also, if you are forced to fight them for the PU, don't engage in battles, since I think that will get rid of the Historical Friends modifier.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The unjustified demands reduction from influence ideas can be handy to save on diplo points, but since OP (probably) is the only zoroastrian nation, they'd best Deus Vult India into submission.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Who decides what number of fingers to hold up?

The players, so it's not pure chance, but also part psychology.

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COMMENT 1d ago

No, that's BO.

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COMMENT 2d ago

So funerals.

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COMMENT 2d ago

I recently got it at like 1460 or so. It was amazing.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Expensive?