EU4 1.25 Update / Patch all Dev Diaries, Videos, Summaries, Links & News – Europa Universalis 4 (2018)

Got a bad case of the flu, so cannot update at the moment.

Hi there πŸ™‚ Wanted to have all the news for Europa Universalis IV Dev Diaries for the 1.25 Update in one place, for you (and also me) to look things up and to enjoy the development.
Organization: First You see the Playlist (Newest Video first), then the Dev Diaries for the 1.25 Update from latest to first with Video / Summary / Original Dev Diary Link
Have fun watching and happy gaming πŸ™‚


Playlist (Newest First)

Rule Britannia! British Isles Immersion Pack announced πŸ™‚

You can already pre-order the promising thing – what do you get for the 10 Euro / Dollars / ..?

  • New Missions for the British Isles and also states like Wales that might come up if England breaks
  • Industrial Revolution: Coal – you’ll be able to use highly developed industries in your highly developed provinces with the help of coal – a hidden and very powerful resource that will replace some of the original resources the land had, leading to an empire-wide boost of 5% production
  • Innovativeness: You get rewards for being the first at ideas and techs and this reduces ALL of your power costs and army and navy tradition decay. But if you fall back, this value dwindles – so better stay on top!
  • Naval Doctrine: Adopt a general strategy for your fleets, giving you bonuses to ship maintenance, trade power or battle performance.
  • Anglicanism / Anglican Church: A new Protestant faith can appear in England with unique bonuses and abilities, among them a +50% bonus to Innovativeness
  • Knowledge Sharing: Help or get helped with the spread of institutions in alliances or for your subjects – for the price of 10% of the receiving party’s income.
  • Trade Steering: Force your defeated enemies to have their traders push their trade – and profit – your way.

There’s also some extras. Fredman’s Epistles are bundled with the… NO. There’s new music by the great Paradox composers fitting to the content, also, there’s a new Unit Pack for the British Isles, with plenty of uniforms, among them also Irish nations, Northumberland nations or Cornwall even πŸ™‚

So, good news πŸ™‚ – Here you’ll find the Official Announcement and the Pre-Order Page.

Dev Diary 6th of February 2018 Innovativeness & Knowledge Sharing

In the upcoming Immersion Pack, Rule Britannia, we will have even more and fresh MECHANICS, too!

  1. Innovativeness
    Gets increased by +2 for every idea or tech you’re first in and by 0.005 per month when you’re ahead of time.
    Rewards are scaling: At 100 Innovativeness (cap), your power cost for anything is reduced by 10% and your Army / Navy Tradition decay is changed by -1%.
    England is OP: The new Anglican Faith will boost your Innovativeness Gain by +50%!
    If you’re falling behind and receive neighbour bonuses though, your Innovativeness goes away by -0.03 per month.
  2. Knowledge Sharing
    For 10% of your income, you can beg an alliance partner to share their knowledge with you for 10 years, spreading the missing Institutions “in the area where their capital is situated” by +1 per month.This is done so that Tall Empires make (more) sense technologically and can become world leaders in technology. It would be hard to do it outside of Europe, though πŸ™‚

Official Paradox Post

Dev Diary 30th of January 2018 Anglican Church, Industrialization (Coal!) and Smiling Countries πŸ™‚

TLDR Summary: In the upcoming Immersion Pack we will get the option to choose the Anglican Church with England in the time of the Reformation with unique actions resembling that of the Papacy (plus divorces!). Also, coal gets added as a hidden resource, unlocked with Admin Tech 21 and Enlightenment – its manufactory gives an empire-wide boost to trade!
Also, country names can span over water when it makes sense, to make the names more beautiful (and readable) πŸ™‚

Official Paradox Post

Dev Diary 23rd of January 2018 Missions!

TLDR Summary: In addition to the usual quests, we get missions like in Hearts of Iron 4. You’ll be able to go certain mission paths, unlocking more missions of different directions on the map or in the gameplay but they are not mutually exclusive: Over the course of the game, you can complete all of them. This is part of the free Update and specific for every country in the game. It really looks VERY promising πŸ™‚

Official Paradox Post

Dev Diary 16th of January 2018 Ireland Galore! Also Scotland, England, Wales, France, Burgundy and the Low Countries reworked.

TLDR Summary: Ireland gets a complete rework with lots of new independent kingdoms and own national ideas. Scotland, England and Wales have had some provinces reworked and added, Scotland being buffed a bit as well as the English provinces on the continent (development-wise). France gets a province and development rework. Burgundy as well, as well as a new inland centre of trade (Dijon). The Low Countries around the Netherlands and such get more provinces and development to show their high economic power. Very cool to have some of the “original” content reworked so thoroughly!

Original Paradox Post

Stellaris Let’s Roleplay / Play SNEDI KNIGHTS – Massive Community Galaxy (Easy Watch Page)

Snail Wars 2 – the Snedi Knights – Massive Galaxy Community Let’s Play / Roleplay 80+ Community Empires (Now Patch 1.9.1, 4k60pΒ  etc.)

As a follow-up series to the smaller (only HUGE) community empire Let’s Roleplay of Snail Wars, the Snail Wars 2 / Snedi Knights are featuring a Massive Galaxy of 100 empires, 80+ of them community made and Roleplay Introductions to most of the episodes. Hey, you don’t want to miss the “Snail Voice” and the plans of the Nautiloids to re-invoke their massively powerful tentacle god Nautilon?

Gameplay Specs:

β–Ί STELLARIS Roleplay Hard – Snail Wars – The Snedi Knights: Testing Ground of the Elder Gods in a MASSIVE GALAXY full of COMMUNITY EMPIRES (~80) – Featuring a COMMUNITY COUNCIL. What does that mean? Every few episodes you will have the chance to influence the Let’s Roleplay through decisions that will be made together: Comment to make proposals, vote and comment to decide together with your host which decisions will be taken – which planet shall we settle on? Which empire shall be attacked? How shall leaders be (nick-)named?
GAME SETTINGS: Massive Galaxy Mod (everything else Vanilla), Hard Difficulty, Roleplay House Rules to add roleplay spice, 80+ empires, 2500 stars, 4k60 graphics as long as the stability allows (then 1440p60 or 1080p60), the Nautiloids are Spiritual, Militarist, Xenophobes, Weak, Repugnant, but very adaptable and rapid breeders living under a theocratic empire.

β–ΊSTORY: Fleeing from a whole galaxy hunting them, the Snedi Knights of the Nautiloids have arrived in a new galaxy, after a flight through a mysterious black hole where they were separated from the other Nautiloids. This splinter group of our timid snails is a little more militarist and listens less to authorities. Also, they love a little fun more than the average Nautiloid… again, they want to prepare the galaxy for the arrival of their legendary tentacle god Nautilon and this time, they’ll be even more decisive…

β–Ί Watch the over 70 Community Empires
that will ENRICH and DEFINE this Let’s Roleplay.

Have fun watching and Happy Gaming,

your Immanuel Can

EU4 Patch 1.24 All Dev Diaries, Videos, Summaries, Links & News, Europa Universalis 4 / IV

Hi there πŸ™‚ Wanted to have all the news for Europa Universalis IV Dev Diaries for Patch 1.24 in one place, for you (and sometimes me) to look things up and to enjoy the development. Paradox told it would launch “as a Christmas Present” so something to look forward to πŸ™‚
(Videos / TLDRs will be there within 1 or 2 days typically)
Organization: First You see the Playlist (Newest Video first), then the Dev Diaries for Patch 1.24 from latest to first with Video / Summary / Original Dev Diary Link.
Have fun watching and happy gaming πŸ™‚

Playlist (Newest Video First)

Europa Universalis 4 Dev Diary 12th December 2017, Patch 1.24 Japan Full Changelog / Patch Notes

TLDR; Well, everything summed up and more: Love for the Philippine region and Japan (countries, ideas, clans, events, …), a lot of bugfixes and balancing the speed of modern armies while adding more ways to make them faster again. Performance improvements. Full readout in the video.

Original Paradoxplaza Post

Europa Universalis 4 Dev Diary 5th December 2017, Patch 1.24 Japan

TLDR; EU4 gets a big performance boost through better programming. Modern Unit Movement gets nerfed but there are more methods to increase the speed (depending mostly on government, e.g. Nomads or Tribes get big bonuses), so possible top speed is similar. Interest rates are now at minimum 1.0%; whole interest / loan system tweaked. Drill also gives a movement % bonus now and Army Professionalism gets some tweaks in general.

Original Paradoxplaza Post

Europa Universalis 4 Dev Diary 28th of November 2017, Patch 1.24 Philippines / Japan

TLDR; New Nation Tags in the Philippines: Pangasinan (Mahayana), Tondo (Hindu), Maynila (Animist), including own Luzon ideas for their small culture group. Magyas, Cebu, Butuan (Hindu) and Maguindanao (Animist) added further south with own Mindanao ideas. Also, the Oda clan alongside Kibatake and Tokugawa are now playable from the start in Japan, each with their own National Ideas. Great stuff πŸ™‚

Original Paradoxplaza Post

Europa Universalis 4 Dev Diary 21st of November 2017 Patch 1.24 First Glimpse

TLDR; Patch 1.23.1 will come and fix a lot, is also available as an opt-in beta. Patch 1.24 will give love to the Japan, Ryukyu and Philippine region. Nice πŸ™‚

Original Paradoxplaza Post

YouTube Schedule Thoughtful Gaming

Happy to see you πŸ™‚Β – 19th of March: A little disarray. I’ll make the schedule work again at that priority 1. Stellaris, 2. EU4, 3. Torment (as I get access to the save files again), 4. Kingdom Come Deliverance, 4. Guides (are a priority, but I need to get some hours in for reliable guides), 5. News (will probably go to every two weeks with lots of business & kids atm as publishing inside a time frame of 1-2 days from official news is only randomly possible.)

The AI Tournament is still finding the best possible way to go forward, we’re in the 3000s now for the first group so I WILL have to change something. That beast is running for like 13 hours right now? Crazy. The grand final will be a timelapse, but the ones before might just be a shortly commented screenshot series with all the points. Point system is there and gives both over-time and winning points. So will make that so otherwise we’re not going to see an end, like, ever πŸ˜€ and we want that cool final and the winners’ timelapse, right? πŸ™‚

Hoping for my reliable stacks to come back in a few weeks, or a month, and then back to running like a well oiled machine. More focus on quality than on number of videos now though as I feel that’s what most of you want. I’ll only publish if I’m quite happy with my commentary, so I might re-record the audio. My gameplay will still be ONE-TAKE style, I’m not gonna replay if I manage to record it at all πŸ™‚

This is the planned schedule, we’ll be back in that soon, then I can add in Kingdom Come Deliverance and Pillars of Eternity 2 LP which will start close to release (end of March).

EU4 and Torment will also have breaks if I need to stay on the trip a little longer, but will be back around the 20th as well. The same thing with 10th / 20th of March is valid for the Stellaris AI tournament which will be played and released as an event of one week of YOUR EMPIRE AWESOMENESS πŸ™‚

You see that I relaxed the schedule.. I need some wriggle room for guides, streams, creativity and new additions to the schedule (PoE2 release, Pathfinder Kingmaker start, maybe Kingdom Come Deliverance, Crusader Kings 2 (?)).

Also, I’m changing my “work / game structure” on everything to give you better LP episodes and to mix some guides in when they fit, changing the times I record and the times I make things like thumbnails. The structure for that is new, should produce the same amount of output but better quality (more immersive roleplay, higher difficulties) – but still needs to be organized as well as it used to be which only comes with time.

I’m integrating Discord as well which takes some time, thank you, Dark Savant (First Leutenant Discord and longtime Sub). Personally, I check Discord when I check comments, so usually every day or every two days.

Some people are always on, I am not a fulltime YouTuber, I have 2 hours each day usually, but not more, so basically I can decide if I chat with 3 persons or if you get 2 or 3 episodes, I hope you understand that πŸ™‚

The next step will be to have streams, I’d love for them to be on Saturdays as most people have time then.

(Usually Saturday, when not sick or launch) Streams hereΒ

Now sometimes I try out games at

usually around 11pm GMT+1 or later (announcing via Twitter or Email) if you want to hang out a bit. Cannot predict a schedule yet though πŸ™‚ You can write me a short email note with your interests and I’ll inform you when I’m streaming something that could interest you. I’m not Google Ads and if you write you’re interested in Stellaris I will only message you if I’m streaming Stellaris and nothing else πŸ˜€
IMPORTANT: Quality streams and events where I know the game will be on YouTube usually.

Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire – Impressions and Discussions from the Beta – Chilled and Relaxed – Episodes on Path of the Damned + Roleplay

Stellaris – The Culture Beyond – Grey Area . EXE builds the robot civilization in a new galaxy – Very Hard Huge Galaxy Rogue Servitors Synthetic Dawn – Playlist


Stellaris – Community CouncilΒ Roleplay Let’s Play: Snail Wars, the Snedi Knights, Testing Ground of the Elder Gods – Playlist: (Start at Episode 4 for the Gameplay here πŸ™‚Β ) Watch the full development here πŸ™‚

Schedule: daily FRIDAY to MONDAY, not possible to say when atm due to rendering times and sometimes rendering fails -.- from Tuesday to Thursday collecting your proposals and input πŸ™‚

Stellaris Dev Diaries – the day they come out (or the day after, usually late THURSDAY or FRIDAY) Watch here (Newest first) πŸ™‚

Europa Universalis 4 Qara Qoyunlu – Horde of the Black Sheep – Let’s Roleplay Hard

COMPLETE The Great Whale Road – Frisian Campaign – Roleplay / Gameplay / Let’s Play / First Video Beginner’s Guide

Pillars of Eternity Path of the Damned Blind Roleplay

Wizardry 8 will return. – DEFINITELY. I FEEL THE NEED πŸ˜€


Hi there friends and fellow thinkers!

We are five now here, so it’s a little crowded and showing. Kids are still so young they’re not in kindergarden for a while that’s why I have to help a lot while working and stuff πŸ˜€

Please continue to give me valuable hints about specials you’d like. It’sΒ usually very good topics and if I find the time and think I can do that I’ll gladly do them!

Happy Gaming to you, Immanuel Can