I loved getting the quote, "It was horrible what happened to your last client state." after Dalmatia got picked apart by independent hordes in my last game LOL.
Current game as Rome got the decision to absorb Samnium & Etruscans after they both allied with me but it lasted 36 turns and couldn't get Samnium as a client for about another 100 turns after that expired but they finally accepted and a bit later joined Rome completely. Etruscans were a bit more demanding
Allies of Rome at 100 relations and cooperating with Carthage at around 40 relations they wouldn't declare war on Carthage when Rome did and it took me stripping Carthage down to its last region (the island east of Spain) to get the client state percentage above zero to 49 and thankfully it worked. They almost immediately gave me Clanis and have only their original capital region left (Celticii took Arnus very early on and I grabbed it from them.).
1.05 is a great update and looking forward to the diplomatic improvements.
Thanks for this wonderful game Pocus, one thing however... my other games are quite annoyed with you monopolizing my gaming time