Paradox has released patch notes for the upcoming Imperator: Rome Pompey update. The patch will include numerous improvements and additions to the game.
The full patch notes are incredibly detailed and comprehensive (as befits a Paradox grand strategy game), so we'll provide a quick summary. First up, the dev is making improvements to the game's balance. Aspects like the economy, government, technology, and traditions will be rebalanced. You can expect to see changes to the way war and peace work in the game, as well as traditions and the systems revolving around trading goods.
Paradox is also planning to introduce a number of new features in the Imperator: Rome Pompey patch. Dual rulers will be added to the game and naval battles will be reworked. There will now be a Ledger, which will provide detailed info about your country and other countries in the game's world. There's a new Government Interactions system which will do different things depending on the system of government you've adopted. The Holdings system will be reworked and improvements will be made to the game's Macrobuilder.
These are the major updates, but there's a slew of smaller stuff too. Economic, military and diplomatic AI will be improved. Paradox is making changes to Imperator: Rome's UI along with introducing more user modding support. Scripting and setup will be drastically improved, as will overall user experience. All this is, of course, in addition to the usual smorgasbord of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements. Looks like it's going to be a pretty sizeable update.
We don't have a specific time frame on the Imperator: Rome Pompey patch yet. Paradox says it wants to release the patch as an open beta to Steam and GOG.com "in the not too distant future", so don't expect to wait too long. Paradox has been having a pretty good time recently in terms of finances. Still, Imperator: Rome doesn't have a hugely positive reputation. Here's hoping the Pompey patch can restore faith in the game.
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