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More how to play than lets play

Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:58 am

I'm going to put up a series of videos on specific aspects of the game in an attempt to explain things and help new players find their feet. As such, none of these will involve a lengthy period of game play and each will concentrate on a very specific aspect.

If anyone wants a specific topic doing, put in a request and I'll do my best. I probably will not cover warfare as such, but if you look at Watch me lose Paris, that covers the essentials. Equally, I'd suggest dipping into Manufacturing Italy which has a lot of detail on specific game mechanics.

Economics

The economic model in Pride of Nations is elegant but key information is spread out over 4 different information screens. So in this group of videos, I'll try to cover:

How to read the screens;
How to set up your economy on turn 1;
Building up your economy;
How to balance your economy;
Trading strategies.

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AJE The Hero, The Traitor and The Barbarian
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RoP The Mightiest Empires Fall
WIA Burning down the Houses; Wars in America; The Tea Wars

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How to read the screens

Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:00 pm

This first video in the economics sequence primarily concentrates on how to read the 4 key screens for economic management - F4, F11, B and T:

[video=vimeo;100300338]https://vimeo.com/100300338[/video]

For those who only watch to hear my cats, I'm afraid they were all fast asleep.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:50 pm

Maybe this time I will succeed in trying this game. Thank you so much Loki.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:19 pm

Thanks! Helped me understand the screens and economy much better.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:04 am

loki100 wrote:This first video in the economics sequence primarily concentrates on how to read the 4 key screens for economic management - F4, F11, B and T:

[video=vimeo;100300338]https://vimeo.com/100300338[/video]

For those who only watch to hear my cats, I'm afraid they were all fast asleep.


Oh no! That's so sad :(
"Das Glück hilft dem Kühnen."

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:59 pm

But we here the fans though :p
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:46 pm

ribaluigi wrote:Maybe this time I will succeed in trying this game. Thank you so much Loki.

RangerBooBoo wrote:Thanks! Helped me understand the screens and economy much better.


glad its helpful, there is only so much you can grasp from the manual, I'll confess it took me a while to understand how the T screen operated in terms of allowing you to export.

Pocus wrote:But we here the fans though :p

HerrDan wrote:Oh no! That's so sad :(


I'm afraid they are not in the next one either - its warm and no football so they, very sensibly, are all asleep outside :)
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what to do on turn 1

Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:48 pm

This video sets out one strategy for balancing your economy on turn 1 of the game. It has the goal of keeping to a very limited usage of coal and to slowly accumulate Private Capital.

[video=vimeo;100443706]https://vimeo.com/100443706[/video]
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:24 pm

Thanks a lot. :)

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Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:43 pm

Great videos, thanks! Definitely getting PoN in the upcoming days. Now, if someone would put up videos like these for WiTE.. :P

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:55 pm

CapitanPiluso wrote:Thanks a lot. :)

SteinB wrote:Great videos, thanks! Definitely getting PoN in the upcoming days. Now, if someone would put up videos like these for WiTE.. :P


thank you both.

Sorry about the gap, I've had the raw material (ie a save with some data) for about 2 weeks but struggling to find the time to make a recording. Anyway next one will up later today (there were noisy cats around before I started but they stormed off before the actual recording).

I think WiTE would be an ideal game for this sort of treatment. One time lets play is better than a written AAR is when you are trying to show feedback loops. As opposed to quite complex text/images you can just show how to do it and the consequences. WiTE has a mass of that sort of interaction, that you could show so easily that way.
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:22 pm

This is the third in my series on basic economic management. I've run the save turn from the earlier post to the end of March to gather the information I need.

As I paid no attention while doing this, I missed the fact that I seem to be at war with Prussia .... only a small threat.

[video=vimeo;102134887]https://vimeo.com/102134887[/video]
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PoN Manufacturing Italy; A clear bright sun
RoP The Mightiest Empires Fall
WIA Burning down the Houses; Wars in America; The Tea Wars

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Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:06 am

Thanks. I look forward to more videos from you.

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Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:51 am

I picked up the 1880 DLC campaign and decided to get back into this game after not playing this game for well over a year and felt so lost when I was looking at the F4 screen. Thanks for doing these videos because they helped me re learn the economy aspects to this.

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:04 pm

I may be having a mong moment but where are the vids ?

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:38 pm

hi, you can get them direct from vimeo here - I think the quality is probably better if you download it first
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Re: More how to play than lets play

Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:16 pm

Loki100,

Many thanks for taking the time to make these videos; they threw a nice strong light on some gray areas.

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Re: More how to play than lets play

Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:19 am

Really a stellar thread. I have not yet digested the content.

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