I lost poet trait and with it +1 diplomacy. Instead I named a star after myself, getting me +1 diplomacy, and lost cruel for +1, so I'm a bit ahead.
I had about ten 10% shots at ambitious by writing theorem papers, so far all missed.
I decided that I'm pretty much done changing borders, so I just made everybody I could (except steppes, that's way too tedious) into my tributaries. France is the last one due, as I had a few wars with them, but I'll just make it before end of the game, for nice big font on the map. I finally kicked them out of Britain and Sicily.
Amazingly Tengri were back on the map for a while, as some Tengri count inherited county of Yamalia in deep Siberia. It was so unusual I even helped my great great granddaughter's host get that.
Pope declared crusade for France. As usual it didn't involve any troops, and lost without a single battle.
My grandson inherited Mali. I arranged a few marriages, but it's probably too late for inheritance too happen.
As for culture conversions here's statistics for population of my realm:
- 502 Prussian
- 5 Greek
- 4 Bedouin
- 4 French
- 4 Italian
- 4 Levantine
- 2 Bohemian
- 2 Mongol
- 1 Basque
- 1 Egyptian
- 1 Berber
- 1 Welsh
Huge uprising when Arabia was down to under 30k
It still did absolutely nothing - even with modding to help rebels
It's all so hopeless I'm tempted to just let rebels pre-siege all holdings in target county by event
Emperor of Deccan knows that resistance is futile
I border Deccan thanks to their two random exclave counties in the steppes
Game could easily fit font twice as big, I think it's just limited to some max size.
I thought about splitting that into multiple cultures in a single group.
However, since EU4 empires have bonus of free acceptance of your whole primary culture group, it would have literally zero gameplay significance for all that work