Wealth of Nations

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Release date / Patch
2014-05-29 / 1.6

Store: Expansion
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Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations expansion feature spotlight by EU4's project lead Thomas "Besuchov" Johansson.

The Wealth of Nations expansion DLC was announced on 2014-01-27[1] and was released on 2014-05-29. The expansion focuses on trade and conflict drivers.

Expansion features[edit | edit source]

  • Covert diplomatic actions to create trade conflicts
  • Introduction of state-sponsored pirates, also known as privateers
  • Designation of a specific port as the main trade capital
  • Improved trading in inland nodes
  • Introduction of trade companies
  • Hindu and Norse rulers can pick personal deities
  • Reformed "Fervor": Reformed nations can gain and spend fervor points on a Military, Diplomatic and Trade bonus

Free features[edit | edit source]

  • Rivals
  • Policies
    • New Policy Interface under Missions and Decisions Tab
    • Completing two full Idea Groups unlocks several Policies
    • Activating a policy gives bonuses but costs 1 monarch point per month of a specific type.
    • Several old decisions now converted to policies
  • New Trade Conflict CB given by Justify Trade Conflict
  • Ticking warscore from blockades
  • New Colonial Region Australia
  • Now possible to easily detach obsolete ships with one button
  • Improved Macro-builder Interface
  • Now possible to Build cores, Change Culture and do Harsh Treatment from the Macro-builder Interface
  • Now possible to change role of trader without travel time
  • Added New ships, Great Frigate, War Galley, Galiot, Brig and Trabakul
  • Added three religions, Coptic (Christianity), Ibadi (Islam), and Sikh (Sikhism). Coptic (Ethiopia) and Ibadi (Oman) are present from the 1444 start, Sikh will appear later.
  • Modifiers such as Estuary now shown on map in Trade Mapmode.
  • Now possible to form the nations Flag of Egypt Egypt, Flag of Bukhara Bukhara and Flag of Kurland Kurland.
  • Administrative efficiency is a new country wide bonus that is unlocked at administrative technology level 23 and increases at 26 and 29, up to a total of 75%. Administrative Efficiency directly reduces the impact of province base tax on overextension and warscore cost, allowing for much larger territories to be conquered at once.
  • The scaling of core time from country size has been removed - all nations now core provinces at the same speed regardless of size (but it is still affected by factors such as culture, religion, having a claim and so on).
  • New Launcher with Steamworks support, subscribe to the mods in steam and the launcher will update accordingly.
  • Buildable Canals: Now possible to build the Kiel Canal, the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal. (Originally contained in the DLC)

Dev diaries[edit | edit source]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Wealth of Nations expansion and patch 1.6.

Patch 1.6
No. Title and Link Description Date
10 Balance Changes Changes and improvements to mechanics and balance in 1.6 patch 2014-05-22
9 Policies & Ideas & More Policies added and expanded climate mechanics 2014-05-15
8 Free Features #2 Interface improvements (esp. Macro Build Interface) 2014-05-08
7 Free Features #1 Lots of features expanded in the 1.6 patch 2014-05-06
6 Improved Diplomacy New rival system and trade related CBs 2014-04-24
5 Religion New religion mechanics 2014-04-17
4 Companies and Canals Trade company mechanics and buildable canals 2014-04-10
3 Naval Improvement New naval mechanics 2014-04-03
2 Trade Improvements New trade mechanics 2014-03-27
1 General Information Introduction and design goals 2014-03-20

References[edit | edit source]