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Topic Subject: What DLC do you want next?
posted 02-19-14 04:27 AM EDT (US)   
Caesar in Gaul was met with excited muttering. The new beasts of war has not quite captured the imagination in the same way.

If you were at CA, what dlcs would you develop?

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
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posted 02-19-14 11:33 AM EDT (US)     1 / 24  
1. Wars of the Diadochi. No brainer.

2. The Incredible (Mis)Adventures of Pyrrhus. Similar to CiG, but better, larger, and more varied.

3. Third Servile War. You play as Spartacus against ever increasing Roman army, using slaves and gladiators. Naturally, this should be the most challenging DLC to date.

[This message has been edited by el_bandito (edited 02-19-2014 @ 11:41 AM).]

posted 02-19-14 02:06 PM EDT (US)     2 / 24  
A Second Punic War, stretching from Italy to Morocco, Leptis to north of the Alps. CA would have to change Carthage's roster up a bit, or beef its units so Rome doesn't simply curb stomp Carthage in Auto Resolve, but it makes sense to me, especially with so much focus on the 3rd Punic War when marketing the game pre launch.

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 02-19-14 03:30 PM EDT (US)     3 / 24  
I'd like to see a DLC pack that had at least 1 of the Iberian peninsula factions and maybe some more Germanic and Britainnic ones.

Life was much easier before I developed a sense of ethics.
posted 02-20-14 02:25 AM EDT (US)     4 / 24  
I would love to say the 3rd Punic War as well but if you're controlling Carthage/Rome in the 2nd there probably wont ever be one :P .A more boring option would be Alexander again, like Rome I.

It is pleasant, when the sea is high and the winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another - Lucretius
posted 02-20-14 12:10 PM EDT (US)     5 / 24  
An overblown late republic civil war era one, whilst stretching the realms of credibility and accuracy, would be the greatest fun. Pompey vs Caeser, Octavian vs Mark Antony, or even Constantine the great's rise to power. Roman on Roman, with severe threats from outside, with barbarian nations and outside threats having much easier VCs than the Romans so that you have to at least maintain the empire in one form rather than go straight for your rival.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 02-22-14 00:03 AM EDT (US)     6 / 24  
I'd love for CA to finally release a Second Punic War DLC expansion focused on the Western Mediterranean accompanied by a long overdue Iberian Tribes faction pack.

I'd personally enjoy a Wars of the Successors DLC, but I think many players would be put off by the "samey feeling" of playing as factions using the same military system (phalanx based armies).

But my biggest wish has to be a Crisis of the Third Century DLC expansion. A chaotic time when the Roman Empire was divided and surrounded by enemies with the very real threat of imperial collapse hanging over them.

"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
Angel of Total War: Rome II Heaven and the Total War: Attila Forums
posted 02-22-14 04:29 AM EDT (US)     7 / 24  
It would be e equivalent to Barbarian invasion, almost!

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 02-22-14 10:00 AM EDT (US)     8 / 24  
Simultaneous turns - phooey to content when you can have a massive change to gameplay
posted 03-04-14 05:27 PM EDT (US)     9 / 24  
I would like to have Getae as playable faction
posted 03-08-14 01:03 PM EDT (US)     10 / 24  
British factions! Really wanna get my Dumnonii on and relive the Warlord Chronicles in Total War!
posted 03-12-14 06:33 AM EDT (US)     11 / 24  
Bit quiet on the news front since the contest between CA and Relic, hopefully CA got something massive cooking. Still waiting for my Iberian Tribes DLC, although if it could come bundled with a Punic Wars (second war probably makes most sense) campaign expansion that would be grand.

[This message has been edited by Scipii (edited 03-12-2014 @ 06:33 AM).]

posted 03-12-14 04:41 PM EDT (US)     12 / 24  
Hannibal at the Gates DLC!!

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I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 03-13-14 00:09 AM EDT (US)     13 / 24  
Punic and I totally called that Second Punic Wars DLC, though it is under the alternate (and more badass) title 'Hannibal at the Gates'

I also think we'll finally get that overdue Iberian Tribes DLC along with it, similar to how we received 3 new Gallic/Celtic factions with the CiG Pack

"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
Angel of Total War: Rome II Heaven and the Total War: Attila Forums
posted 03-13-14 02:09 AM EDT (US)     14 / 24  
Still trying to complete the CiG DLC, so not paying another 15 just yet

Sounds cool though!
posted 03-13-14 05:52 AM EDT (US)     15 / 24  
Phew, at least it is not Hannibal in Italy, haha. Going to say the Carthage Roster update will probably be included in the Hannibal at the Gates (standalone?) mini-expansion. I have not completed all of Caesar in Gaul yet, but hopefully Hannibal at the Gates has a more cinematic story driven feel to it. Doesn't even have to be fancy expensive 3d CGI cutscenes either if you have seen what the early access title Hegemony: Rome - The Rise of Caesar achieves with a more limited "Indie' budget.

Be great if some playable Iberian tribes are bundled in, especially considering Carthage is already playable and Nova Carthago and Libya do not exactly seem like prime candidates to unlock as new fully fledged playable factions. Though they could always have a mixture of new playable factions really.

I shall lay claim to the idea if it happens . Hopefully Carthage's roster expansion is well thought out and developed so it makes me want to play as them again. I find their current roster a bit underwhelming in areas without unit mod packs considering they only get a discount to mercenary costs and not how soon they replenish in the Merc pool.
posted 05-26-14 06:14 PM EDT (US)     16 / 24  
I saw Steam has some sort pre-order for a Pirates and Raiders DLC for RTW2. I'm not sure if I will get it though; RTW2 has been quite a disappointment to me so far.

Life was much easier before I developed a sense of ethics.
posted 05-27-14 02:25 AM EDT (US)     17 / 24  
Yeah, while I appreciate a number of people want to see these factions playable, and we will also be getting the Getae (Dacia) for free, I find my will to play the game lacking when I've (personal opinion) better games I could play instead.

I was hoping for something bigger and better when they said they had a huge announcement to make along the free stuff coming along, 'cause I refuse to use the nonsensical term "Free-LC".
posted 06-01-14 03:48 AM EDT (US)     18 / 24  
What is it about Rome II?? Because I feel the same as Scip. It just doesn't seem to have the same charm as Rome I but I can't put my finger on what it is exactly

It is pleasant, when the sea is high and the winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another - Lucretius
posted 06-02-14 10:34 AM EDT (US)     19 / 24  
Ya I agree; I don't recall the last time I played R2. I remember Rome 1 was a borderline addiction but I just don't 'yearn' to play R2. For all intents and purposes it is a bigger and better version of the first, but it just doesn't have 'it' ... whatever 'it' is.

R[3vol]UTION
posted 06-09-14 01:41 PM EDT (US)     20 / 24  
On topic: I agree that the recent DLCs have been disappointing and 'meh' to me as well. I was hoping the "big announcement" would've been more along the lines of a major overhaul patch that would've tweaked a lot of thing s for the better (siege AI and politics especially), but instead we got another culture/faction pack =\

Off topic: Personally, my biggest problem is that I can't immerse myself in Rome 2 as much as I can in Rome 1. The main reason for me is the lack of a family tree and no sense of attachment to any of the generals leading my armies other than the historical ones you have at the start (Antiochos Soter, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Antigonos Gonotas and of course Pyrrhus of Epirus). All the other ones that follow are just random turds I don't care about. How can I hope to forge a dynastic empire when there's no dynasty to speak of?

Another thing is armies needing generals to lead then. I was initially excited about the concept because I thought it would allow me to role play even more with my generals, but because of the above mentioned problem that obviously wasn't the case. It also meant I couldn't setup forts at choke points on the campaign map (valleys, rivers) and leave a garrison of troops to delay any enemy attacks while my armies moved to intercept them in a defense-in-depth strategy that I used a lot in my middle and late game campaigns in Europa Barbarorum and RTR.

On the whole I still do love Rome II and play it a lot (with Divide et Impera installed), but it definitely doesn't have that irrestible pull that made me want to play it in 'marathon sessions' like Rome I and it's mods did.

"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
Angel of Total War: Rome II Heaven and the Total War: Attila Forums
posted 06-28-14 01:19 PM EDT (US)     21 / 24  
As much as I was tempted to, I decided not to buy CIG and HATG even when the steam sale dropped them to around $5 each. During my pre-order for the pirates culture pack, I told myself that if this disappointed me, I would not support future dlcs anymore until such negative practices stop. Intentionally keeping certain factions like the Averni and Carthage with very limited rosters so you have to get the two dlcs for their extra units made me very angry. I don't care if these were minor factions, but that's not the case in the main campaign.

As it turned out, the unit rosters for the pirates pack were extremely limited and the given units were very disappointing. Of course, there are mods, but such laziness has gone on for way too long. I could go on but there's no point as I'm sure everyone had their share of disappointments.
I really hope that for the sake of the fans, any future dlcs will be really worth the price and not just sold at a sale without adding any value. I'd rather pay more for a good product than get a cheap deal for one that's a lazy attempt to squeeze those few extra dollars from you.

Back on topic, I don't want more factions taken out of the main campaign to become dlcs. Dlcs should give a different experience like maybe alternative missions with different rewards depending on which you choose. Or the ability to share resources with allies to recruit special units not otherwise available through normal recruitment. However, the big issue here is how much should go into the dlc? If the dlc cannibalizes good gameplay designs that should have been in the main game, then I don't think it's worth getting.

[This message has been edited by Genghis_Khan1 (edited 06-28-2014 @ 02:06 PM).]

posted 06-29-14 09:07 AM EDT (US)     22 / 24  
As a person who has only downloaded the so-called "FreeLCs", so I don't have an opinion on the DLCs. Actually, I was considering buying them, but now I hesitate to do so... I mean, I would like to add a few more intriguing campaigns to an already fairly good game, but I don't know if it is worth the cost...

As for Rome2 vs Rome1, even though Rome2 is a more in-depth game, as far as diplomacy and naval battles are concerned, but it doesn't feel as addictive as Rome1. Maybe it is what DU says...

Back on topic, I think that a major patch-like DLC is what the game needs. A DLC which will solve the existing problems as reported by the community, rather than just making a few additions to the factions and unit rosters...

Invincibility lies in defence, while the possibility of victory in the attack -Sun Tzu
Akouson me, pataxon de (hit me, but first listen to me)-Themistocles to Euribiadis prior to the battle of Salamis.
posted 06-29-14 09:55 PM EDT (US)     23 / 24  
You're right, Rome 2 does not feel as addictive as Rome 1. I just auto resolve naval battles as the scale of gameplay already takes up too much time. In fact, you could argue that all three victory conditions are too similar because they require empire-scale territory sizes to be accomplished and also specific "victory regions" some of which make absolutely no tactical or historical sense. Diplomacy is abysmal, "friendly" factions reject fair offers and while I understand the intention not to make trade agreements too easy, even getting one has become prohibitive. Imagine a whole bunch of neutral and friendly factions all unwilling to trade with you at fair prices. Putting down rebellions no longer improve public order by much if at all. Just these points alone put me off from further dlcs and require proper fixing before any new dlcs are released. I acknowledge that many games in general nowadays are pursuing a profit at all costs even at the expense of gameplay path, but none as blatant as Rome 2.
posted 07-10-14 01:15 AM EDT (US)     24 / 24  
The popular rumor on the official Total War forums is that the next patch will be large and focus on fixing major issues (I'm looking at you Siege A.I.) so hopefully this will prove true, even though it will undoubtedly force me to restart my DeI campaigns.

I actually picked up the CIG dlc during the Steam sale for the hell of it. Didn't bother with the Pirates and Raiders DLC, both because it wasn't discounted and because none of the factions included appeal to me much.

As for unit rosters, there's plenty of "unit pack" mods in the Steam Workshop that add much needed flavor and color to several factions. Major mods like Divide et Impera (DeI) and Radious Total War Mod (Radious) have completely overhaulded several factions and expanded their unit rosters as well so that's always an option if you get bored of Vanilla Rome 2.

"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
Angel of Total War: Rome II Heaven and the Total War: Attila Forums
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