I did manage to kill some time with Rot3K7, and i'm annoyed at it again
I finished up my peacefull game. I didn't make a single invasion, i only got new territories by recruiting prefects and then anexing countries when they were small enough.
I got the last person down to one territory and then maxed out the safety, land and commerce of every other territory before anexing him.
I _still_ became a tyrant and china _still_ got invaded by barbarian hordes!
So how the hell else are you supposed to take over china such that you get a good ending? The only other thing i've thought of so far is to wait until my character dies off from old age and a new one takes over, i can then have that person conquer the last territory and see if it makes any difference.
I wonder if Koei has a comments/complaints email address where i can send them a nasty note about their obfuscated ending conditions =P
*sigh* should do laundry and clean up some, but that's even more boring than just sitting here staring at the computer