Paradox Interactive has announced in their latest developer diary that for those interested Imperator: Rome, one their many grand strategy titles, they would be offering the pre-order bonus for those that are still interested in purchasing it. They have also added "a series of new mission chains" to further augment the pack. Those that pre-ordering the game and received the Epirus pack last April, will be receiving the new missions as a free update without having to purchase them.
Also included in the developer diary is news on the overhaul that culture will be receiving in the Menander Update. For instance, a culture will now have an "associated Civic Right", which will tell the player which pop type different cultures can "most promote to". Interestingly, pop types will be able to exist outside of their "allowed level", but they will only be allowed to demote and not promote.
If a culture has a Civic Right that allows promotion to Citizens or Nobels, the culture will be considered as an integrated one, and will then be able to use the same Happiness that the player's main culture uses. Civic Right changes are usually instant, but the integration of a culture can take a long time due to lessened stability. For each integrated culture, there is less Happiness for cultures that are already integrated into the player's empire. So, in order to keep the populace happy, only so many cultures should be subsumed into a greater one.
If you're interested in reading the full developer diary, (which goes into great detail about what is to come in later updates) be sure to go here.
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