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Sunset invasion is significantly easier then it used to be (notably you don't get auto attacked before you can westernise) and should be dropped at least one category. A ton of these seem just based off of the original Paradox classes and not real difficulty... Like Rum should be way lower, whereas Albania Iberia should be way higher. I strongly feel that these should be adjusted closer to real difficulty then to old theory. 16:07, 8 January 2015 (CET)

Since Paradox doesn't classify newer achievements, feel free to recategorize old achievements wherever that makes sense. ~ Meneth (talk) 16:51, 10 January 2015 (CET)

"At every continent" and "All belongs to Mother Russia" are easier than "Master of India" or "Italian Ambition". --Zanza (talk) 19:18, 31 October 2013 (CET)

Paradox says otherwise. You can see for yourself, go to Europa Universalis IV/common/achievements.txt, above a list of achievements there is a commented out section stating it's difficulty. --KaTiON (talk) 20:14, 31 October 2013 (CET)
Well Paradox has no idea of their own game, take a look at and, It's all about luck is very often achieved because it does not factor the army size, for example, maybe a notion that these are the official difficulties awould be good. -- 16:19, 22 April 2014 (CEST)
thanks, i don't know this file
This time (1.10) Paradox updated the difficulty for all achievements except the new ones. Updated that here. Don't think there's need to change the difficulties now, unless Paradox updates them.--Alexssb (talk) 22:47, 26 February 2015 (CET)


I relocated some achievements, seeing Shahanshah in the very easy category was troubling me :) --IAeS (talk) 21:56, 30 January 2015 (CET)

Ehrm, Shahanshah takes literally 1 minute max from the 1444 starting date using 1.9 iron man. How is that "very hard"? Asmodai (talk) 22:11, 30 January 2015 (CET)
Seriously? It's possible to do it that fast? Would you please explain, master?--IAeS (talk) 22:24, 30 January 2015 (CET)
Ok i find out, but i don't think it's suppose to be that easy, so listing under very hard (like it should be) with an explanation on its page of this easy way would be a compromise, what do you think ? (the page is already created) --IAeS (talk) 23:08, 30 January 2015 (CET)
Just did that achievement yesterday. Paradox forgot to add has_switched_nation = no to this achievement which probably makes it the easiest achievement since you don't even need to unpause. I recommend leaving it in very easy until Paradox fixes it. --Alexssb (talk) 11:13, 31 January 2015 (CET)
Let's put it in the easy category until paradox fix this (or say it is the way we are supposed to do it). In my opinion, the very easy category should be reserved to the achievements that can be done in a single game by any players including the beginners. Those are not country specific so even if shahanshah is incredibly easy, it's not something a beginner would get so I recommend placing it in easy until paradox answer--IAeS (talk) 17:21, 31 January 2015 (CET)
I've personally confirmed that it can be obtained by simply releasing Persia as a vassal and making the switch, so it is definitely staying in very easy for now. If/when it gets fixed it should be moved back to very hard. ~ Meneth (talk) 20:06, 2 February 2015 (CET)
Well now they fixed that, so I moved it where it supposed to be, according to Paradox--Alexssb (talk) 22:49, 26 February 2015 (CET)
Sweden is Overpowered, I found Hard. Market Control I found medium. Total Control I also found to be about medium difficulty. 19:00, 11 April 2015 (CEST)

Added requirements[edit]

So I opened the Achievements file and just typed in whatever the requirements were in plain English. I skipped a few because they were "Country has some specific tag" and the tags weren't always very descriptive. I will try to come back and fill those in later, or someone could go ahead and do it for me. - entirelyalive.

Also, the file has something for France called "azur_seme_de_lis_or". If anyone knows how this is supposed to be rendered in actual text, please fix. - entirelyalive

Nice work. Perhaps it'd be an it'd be better to format it as a table? ~ Meneth (talk) 15:57, 13 August 2013 (CEST)

Does The Commonwealth count as Poland for the "Poland can into space" achievement?[edit]

I wanted to know if this is the case or not. KaTiON (talk) 12:42, 2 September 2013 (CEST)

I believe not, I already had a game as the commonwealth a while ago, it appears since the tag changes the achievement as well is strictly for poland, but I have not attempted it again it may just have been a bug but I doubt it since I got the grand army and viva la revolution achievements in the same game — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sandeep Toor (Talk) 00:15, 3 October 2013 (CEST)
Yes, it does. I got it with the Commonwealth. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (Talk) 11:59, 13 April 2015 (CEST)

List-class on the quality chart[edit]

Surely?--General Baker Great Britain.png (Talk | Contribs) 13:06, 3 November 2013 (CET)

Hmm, yeah. ~ Meneth (talk) 13:44, 3 November 2013 (CET)

Achievement #66[edit]

Wich one is this internal? Some time ago, exist on steam list something like "this is not achievement" but now there isn't somethink like this. Can someone tell me witch is only for test? 13:40, 22 January 2014

They hid it from public view some time ago, Steam still recognizes 66 achievements in the progress bar but if you visit the achievements page proper and count them, there are only 65. KaTiON Portugal.png (Talk | Contribs) 02:20, 23 January 2014 (CET)

Own page for achievements[edit]

Should we create a page for each separate achievement (maybe starting with difficulty medium) that captures the requieries/goals and strategies to get the achievement or should we include this here on this page? --Skylofter (talk) 21:59, 24 June 2014 (CEST)

Whenever someone feels like making a strategy guide for an achievement they can make a page for it. We could try to create a list of achievements that could use a guide though. Half a dozen achievements do have guides; they're in Category:Achievements. BTW, you can sign your comments on Talk pages with four tildes (~~~~). ~ Meneth (talk) 22:00, 24 June 2014 (CEST)
Ok thanks. I think I will then start preparing strategies for the achievements. Is there a special "style guideline" that needs to be followed? (Apologies if I needed to inform myself before) Skylofter (talk) 23:19, 24 June 2014 (CEST)
Just the general style guidelines. ~ Meneth (talk) 23:21, 24 June 2014 (CEST)

1.9 achievements[edit]

What is the difficulty of the new achievements of 1.9?--Aldwoni (talk) 16:59, 11 December 2014 (CET)

As far as I can tell from the game data, Paradox has not divided the new achievements into groups this time. I don't know if they did that later in the past. Maybe someone else who is more experienced can give more information on that. H4n1baL (talk) 21:55, 11 December 2014 (CET)
Is it the best to wait with adding the achievements? or add them under 1.9 achievements or something? Aldwoni (talk) 11:49, 12 December 2014 (CET)
Sticking them under 1.9 achievements would be a great start. ~ Meneth (talk) 14:11, 12 December 2014 (CET)
Now someone just needs to decide their difficulties and the whole page will be up to date again. --Alexssb (talk) 21:14, 12 December 2014 (CET)

Achievement version compatibility[edit]

The theory about the achievements being backward incompatible needs to be verified. There's nothing like that in the achievements code. --Alexssb (talk) 18:38, 2 January 2015 (CET)

The tables/multicolumns are still broken[edit]

There is a black line underneath each filled column. Does anyone know how to fix this? Pijama Llama (talk) 16:40, 5 February 2015 (CET)

I've noticed this, but sadly have no idea what's causing it. BTW, sign talk-page comments with four tildes (~~~~). ~ Meneth (talk) 15:41, 5 February 2015 (CET)

The Three Mountains[edit]

I'm fairly sure that "The Three Mountains" is in fact impossible. I'm quite a fan of DDRJake and how he always finds ways to make the game look silly, but the exploits he used in this particular run effectively gave him unlimited monarch points, stability, and started him off with maximum army tradition and prestige in 1444. I don't see this being very different from using cheat engine or console commands. Though, being immune to coalitions because of protectorate status is something I'm rather fond of.
Bear in mind that I am in no way trying to undermine his achievement. It took an unthinkable amount of dedication to micromanage all of this, and was still a blast to watch. I am trying to illustrate that despite all of these unintended advantages, and despite such incredible proficiency at the game, he still barely manages to complete the run in around 1817. It cannot be possible without underhand tactics.

Anyway, regardless of your stance on exploits, I think that this TTM needs to be in a tier of its' own. Getting 500 provinces as Najd, conquering Europe as the Goths or WC as England can actually be done without exploits, and are objectively easier. They are no cakewalk on their own, but, compared to Ryukyu WC, they are. ~ Pijama Llama (talk) 17:05, 5 February 2015 (CET)

The game doesn't know if you're exploiting its bugs, so the achievement is possible to get. A note is certainly warranted though (much like how Shahanshah is in "very easy" due to being extremely simple due to a bug, while normally it'd be in "very hard"). I'll add one. ~ Meneth (talk) 17:08, 5 February 2015 (CET)
That's fair enough I suppose. ~ Pijama Llama (talk) 17:16, 5 February 2015 (CET)

Lion of the North[edit]

After Patch 1.11#HRE i think that Lion of the North is impossible to achieve. Stigni (talk) 10:15, 8 March 2015 (CET)

The Six Nations Achievement[edit]

With Patch 1.12 we have the new Six Nations achievement, as well as several others that need categorizing. I was just able to get the Six Nations achievement with simple diplomacy in less than a year of gameplay. In fact I did not even have six members (Pequot, Lenape, Shawnee and Mikmaq were my four in federation, with two alliances to Pequot and Shawnee) - is it possible that this will trigger if you have six relationships instead of six in the federation? Or is there another explanation I'm overlooking? Unless this is updated, this should be rated Very Easy. --Smart (talk) 16:24, 10 June 2015 (CEST)

The code specifically looks for "federation_size = 6", so something must've gone quite wrong. ~ Meneth (talk) 16:56, 10 June 2015 (CEST)

Full House Achievement[edit]

Also "very easy". I started up as Ottomans, released Bulgaria and Epirus - made them marches, released three more. Played for one day. --Smart (talk) 12:04, 12 June 2015 (CEST)

Then go ahead and move it there. ~ Meneth (talk) 12:12, 12 June 2015 (CEST)

Achievements pages are a mess[edit]

We have about 4 different ways of finding information about achievements. This page, the conditions pages, some have their own page and then there are some country specific ones on the strategy guides. This is a nightmare. We should unify the approach somewhat. I suggest we folder the conditions page into this one and then for all country specific ones that are on strategy guides we make move them to new pages. This goes from 4 styles of varying lengths to 1 long one and then 1 of more detail. Any opinions? Dauth (talk) 11:55, 4 July 2015 (CEST)

I agree to a merging of the two overview pages. But seperate pages for all country spezific pages I think is not a good idea. E.g. Italian Ambition on a seperate page is simply duplicating the content. – Lillebror (talk) 08:24, 5 July 2015 (CEST)