EU: Rome – Vae Victis v2.1 patch that includes:
- Civil Wars can no longer go on forever. The side that can hold the capital for six years wins, forcing the rebels to act quickly.
- New interface look, depending on your culture.
- Technology that matters; increased effects of research, and each new level always grants a bonus.
- Rebalanced character loyalty and popularity system. Charisma affects popularity, and ruler popularity affects character loyalty. Watch out for unpopular rulers and heirs...
- More interface improvements, with better tool tips and more messages with logical "Go to" buttons.
- More intrigue at the court; monarchs can have bastards, and the heir apparent has never been more at risk...
Vae Victis will get a vastly improved interface and introduce a lot of handy shortcuts. For example, the Province view will be bigger, more informative and more interactive, allowing you to quickly peruse the diplomatic status of – and easily set up trade routes with – other countries. There is also the much-needed new character overview screen mentioned above, and a greatly expanded and interactive dynastic view.
EU: Rome – Vae Victis in short:
- The dynamics of the characters that live in the Republic will come to life as the men and women have their own personal goals and agendas, which are often in conflict with each other. Will you be able to manage these willful personalities?
- As a Republic you will now need to take the Senate into the account. Characters will belong to various parties depending on their goals, values and ambition. The Senate will pass laws, which will allow or disallow certain country actions.
- Making sure that the party in power backs your own goals, adds another strategic element to gameplay.
- Monarchies and Tribes will have their own courts, beware of bootlickers and sycophants who will stop at nothing to replace your divinely appointed ruler with themselves.
- "Carthago Delenda Est". Senators will cry out and charge players to perform their duties. Now the Senate or a religious power can give players missions to fulfill, guiding the player through ambitions to experience a rich and rewarding history.
- Mobilize the Senate to back important laws such as 'Lex Gabinia' to fight piracy or the 'Lex Acilia Repetundarum' to reduce corruption.Players can also enact decisions at various levels, working with regional governors to grant citizenships to a region or a province.
- Completely revised military AI, particularly in the area of military campaigns. Will benefit experienced players in particular.
- An overhauled interface making the information more easily accessible for both new and advanced players.
EU: Rome – Vae Victis is scheduled for a digital download release via GamersGate in Q4, 2008 for $9.99, and will require EU: Rome to play.
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