What provides monthly income? What provides yearly income? Themanual is a little sketchy on this, and I think it's sometimeswrong, too.
In a game yesterday, I had FOUR civil wars in the span of about150 years. I was playing China in the Fantasia scenario andowned all of eastern Asia and Australia... holy crap those werehard to handle. Is that common? The first one came when I had +2stability, I think.
Now, in that game, I had a few provinces claim independance. Iwas able to totally annex the new countries that only had 1province after I conqured them, but I couldn't do the same withthe countries with more than one province... I was at 100% butthe best I could do was annex the non-capitol provinces. Was Imissing something? (BTW, I usually did not demand vassalizationbecause I was sometimes able to get a casus belli against themand squish them out anyway).
Also, in that Fantasia scenario (AI set to Aggressive,difficulty to Hard), the other computer players were totallykilling me on tech research! Some of them are up to Land Tech 50and I only have 20! What gives? Am I missing something aboutresearch here? I had one of the top naval techs in the game, butit was only 20 or so as well. (big whoop)
I can upload a copy of my saved game somewhere if anyone wantsto give me tips about how to play better...
I really like the game overall, but whoever thought POPUPS werea good way to present information deserves a sack beating.
This is where things get a little frustrating as compaired toCiv 3. Europa is designed to be a historical game, so things arenot always equal. The major european nations tend to have muchhigher tech levels than the rest of the world. You can catch upthough. Once your economy really gets booming, you'll beinvesting a lot more money each month into tech.
Yeah, that definately wasn't a good design choice. However, youcan turn a lot of them off. I found that at least half of themdidn't contain any info I wanted to know. If you right click ona popup you can tell it what events you want to be notified of,and turn off the popups for the others.