My first game was going ok for the first 50 years or so as Moscowy as i was chugging along at my goal of forming Russia, but then i had a huge war with Novgorod and soon after that Lithuanian, The Golden Horde, and a few other country's all invaded on top of rebels causing me huge issues. Im thinking my main issue is that i didn't build my military up enough during peace times, should i keep it near my force limit at all times and just turn down army maintenance while not at war, or will this also cause issues? I left it high enough up that moral was still positive but even at half it adds a ton of cash inflow per month.
Also, i was trying to figure out how the hell i convert the couple Sunni provenances i had as it said it would never finish because of issues in the province. How do i change it so i can convert the religion and culture of these heretics? They need to go as there causing me too many issues and im sick of killing rebels.
Also, i found playing as a Orthodox county to be a pain as the only only country that seems to be the same religion is Novgorod and they made me a rival which meant we were at constant war. Is there a good way to become allies with Catholic nations? I managed to improve relations with Denmark quite a bit but i could never seem to improve my own opinion of Denmark which prevented me from being there ally.
Another thing i had issues with is how do i get more diplomats? I only have 2 and it makes it hard when your trying to improve relations in one county, annex another, and then your at war and trying to negotiate peace and you have to pull a diplomat off of what hes doing to go and do that, i was mainly worried about my guy in Perm, if i pull him off annexing dose that reset the time it takes to do that? Hes in like year 6 of a 10 year annexation.
Anyways, if someone can clue me in here id be grateful, im loving the game but theirs alot of stuff that im just not sure on yet. I played for 7 hours already and even though this games a wash i already want to jump right back in to try the same county and make it work so i guess im hooked.