Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition

Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition

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nikes91 Aug 23, 2014 @ 10:49pm
Getting destroyed on hard?
I've played this game many times and played many of the other series I know strategies and how to place units. I have beat this game on very hard yet for some reason when I have came back after a few months it seems as if I cannot kill anything. My armies die to weaker armies or around the same is this issue happening with other people?
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Requiem Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:04pm 
I am experiencing this as well. Haven't played the game in several months. Used to be able to defeat an equal or stronger opponent on Very Hard as long as I took the time to strategize and stuff.
Been playing it for several days now and I just got my♥♥♥♥♥handed to me by moderately weaker armies and I'm struggling badly with basic troops. For example; My Germanic Axe Men (Suebi normal Infantry) are experiencing severe difficulties with simple Club Levy (Germanic basic 'militia'), which they should be able to destroy easily.
Stats are all OK, so this shouldn't be happening, unless it's one of those AI 'cheats' CA put in the game like the AI having way more money and Army options.
nikes91 Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:08pm 
The AI cheat thing is also what is becoming an issue. I raided a single enemy province brought them to 17 coins a turn yet they still push out a 20 stack army which doesnt upset me too bad untill they are the same units as my army with exact numbers and destroys me as if im 20times weaker
Requiem Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:18pm 
Yes exactly. Have been at war for a long period with a faction with only one region. My armies are basically raiding it to death and somehow they seem to be able to spawn units like reproducing rats. These units are nowhere near my units in quality, but somehow they manage to give me a real hard time. Even killed some of my high level generals which I have been building up from the beginning.
nikes91 Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:27pm 
With the generals I have been having an issue too. My general is usually a spear unit and I was vs a horse general plus 1 other horse unit and they destroyed my general plus 2 other spear units as if it was nothing...
Requiem Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:34pm 
Yes. My General on horseback gets heavy casualties for charging into a sword unit and my spear General suffers badly when fighting basic cavalry units. It's like I am fighting far superior troops, but this is most definitely not the case. Good to know someone else is experiencing these problems.

Maybe if we set the Battle difficulty to an easier mode? Because basically with these types of games, when you play on a higher difficulty the AI simply gets a major boost in skills/stats/wealth to compensate, instead of actually playing better/smarter.
Mithrandir Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:52pm 
Playing at very hard, as Rome, Sparta and Carthage and I don't have any of those issues vs weaker units in battle.
nikes91 Aug 24, 2014 @ 12:04am 
When I seen these issues I was coop campaign caesar in gaul and we were getting destroyed vs equally same troops or lesser and we are pretty experienced players. With equal units the odds were still very far against us.
Requiem Aug 24, 2014 @ 12:29am 
I was playing SP Campaign, with Radious mod. I am now trying out Silven's mod to see if it makes a difference. Had to start a new campaign anyway due to repeating crash during Seleucid turn...
eXistenZ Aug 24, 2014 @ 2:26am 
when did you beat it on very hard? In the very first versions of the game, the AI was incredibly passive, and you could roll over them easily.

Radious mod is an issue yes. It says it improves the AI, but all it does is just buff them to an insane level, both in campaign and on the battle field. One province factions field 5 stacks, and on the battlefield the most basic units will be on par with your elites.
Pumis (Banned) Aug 24, 2014 @ 2:36am 
Are you guys playing your old saved game or did you create new game after those patches. This one actually matters a lot.
Requiem Aug 24, 2014 @ 3:26am 
The weird thing though is that I've actually been using Radious' mod since it was released, so I don't know what the problem is.
I've been playing a new campaign after the latest patch. I actually had a clean install a week ago and downloaded the mods after that.

I've just played a couple of battles with Silven's mod instead of Radious's and the battles are a lot more realistic now. No longer is my general being beaten by simple Spear Levy, and the AI isn't just a bunch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on steroids anymore.
Jonboy Aug 24, 2014 @ 3:50am 
Im playing a radious Roman campaign on V/H ATM. Its quite a challenge. Small nations can field vast stacks. I also use a lot of mods that improve the Ai's battle roster. All in all , a great game.

Also its nice not to be reading noob troll posts about how 'easy' Radious is.
Requiem Aug 24, 2014 @ 4:25am 
Yeah Radious is one of the best mods out there, but the AI boost is killing the gaming experience. It is quite tough. I like a challenge, but I don't want my Elite general to get slaughtered by militia... The battles themselves can be looked over and dealt with, but the 5 AI army stacks while supporting them from one meagre region is what kills it for me. There are several mods that fix this, but I can't get those to work with Radious.

I seem to have found a 'solution' to my problem at least by playing a different mod. Too bad though.
Celtic Warrior Aug 24, 2014 @ 4:28am 
hmm so u guys think the ai is getting too much money and other cheats they might be getting now ? , maybe it needs to be toned down but ive played on normal so far and it was easy , im waiting for another patch or two to play another just in case it messes it up.

the ai is better then it was a few patches ago .
Last edited by Celtic Warrior; Aug 24, 2014 @ 4:29am
Joe Jackdaw Aug 24, 2014 @ 4:40am 
just mod the game and youll be fine
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