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(PC Gamer)   Offbeat campaigns to play in Crusader Kings 3: returning medieval Israel to the Jews via an Ethiopian noble's efforts; Making Persia Zoroastrian Again; bringing the pharaohs' kin up the Nile for another go in Egypt; or ruling India as a nudist   (pcgamer.com) divider line
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2020-09-28 11:19:51 AM  
Is CKIII easier to get into than 2?

I got it and some of the more interesting expansions on deep discount a few years ago, then...I just couldn't stay interested. I tried several times, too: I'd start as a minor noble, start trying to importi as many people with positive traits as possible to selectively breed a crazy-strong bloodline, begin trying to unify the local petty kingdom, and then...it just got boring. I'd play a couple generations and a couple days and all of a sudden I was getting mostly the same events and not making political or military headway with the neighbors, and it just stopped being fun.

I get why people like it, and how complicated of a simulation it is, but it just never hit the right spot for me. I suspect I might have liked it better if it had a more tactical combat layer, or at the very least if crushing your enemies was more viscerally satisfying.
 
2020-09-28 11:53:14 AM  
My lunatic syphilitic King of England still managed to unite the crowns of England, Wales and Brittany into the Britanic Empire.
 
2020-09-28 12:04:00 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Is CKIII easier to get into than 2?


I don't know if it's easier.  I've played so much CK2 that I picked this one up pretty quickly.  It's certainly easier to play as a Liege than a Vassal because you don't have those extra limitations hanging over your head.  I started this game as William the Conqueror so that's consider medium difficulty.

For me, what makes the game fun is all of the different ways you can play it.  While I was trying to unify England, the Holy Roman Empire conquered France and built a massive empire on the continent.  Because this limited my ambitions in Scotland, I switched to intrigue and pulled off four successive assassinations of the Emperor.  That set off a wave of rebellions, disputed claims, and whatnot that broke up the Empire.  It took them a generation to recover.

To keep it fresh, I don't play a single playstyle.  I treat each ruler as a separate personality.  One ruler might be my conqueror, the next might be my diplomat, and the third might be my paranoid schemer.  It means I don't always play in the optimal way, but it makes it more fun for me.
 
2020-09-28 12:19:01 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Is CKIII easier to get into than 2?


My understanding is CK3 will be the easiest to get into right now, before any expansions come out. Every expansion and DLC these games get makes them immensely more complicated.

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2020-09-28 12:52:14 PM  
Eh.  Those seem like alright campaigns, but they don't hold a candle to the Horse Empire.

Crusader Kings 2 Horse Only Challenge
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2020-09-28 1:02:41 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Eh.  Those seem like alright campaigns, but they don't hold a candle to the Horse Empire.

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2020-09-28 1:03:37 PM  
Ya.  Did the Zoroastrian Persia already.

I created a nudist empire  where parties and orgies were considered pious.

I've murdered the chick I was bangin's husband.  I've murdered my wife.  I've murdered the guy who was bangin' my wife.  I've murdered the kids my wife had with that guy.  I've murdered my own kids.  I'm seriously wondering how anyone didn't get murdered back then.  Maybe Patton Oswald is right.

In my current game, I'm ~100 years from painting the entire map in Roman Empire magenta to honor Zeus (cuz lighting bolts are far cooler than stale cookies).

Once that's done, I'm going to start as a French count and become the Emperor of France without declaring war ever.
 
2020-09-28 1:18:20 PM  
I like the dwarven eugenics program, personally.

How I Created An Overpowered Dwarf Kingdom In Crusader Kings 3
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2020-09-28 1:19:16 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Is CKIII easier to get into than 2?

I got it and some of the more interesting expansions on deep discount a few years ago, then...I just couldn't stay interested. I tried several times, too: I'd start as a minor noble, start trying to importi as many people with positive traits as possible to selectively breed a crazy-strong bloodline, begin trying to unify the local petty kingdom, and then...it just got boring. I'd play a couple generations and a couple days and all of a sudden I was getting mostly the same events and not making political or military headway with the neighbors, and it just stopped being fun.

I get why people like it, and how complicated of a simulation it is, but it just never hit the right spot for me. I suspect I might have liked it better if it had a more tactical combat layer, or at the very least if crushing your enemies was more viscerally satisfying.


I have a bit of trouble running it on my computer, but it has an honest-to-god, legit tutorial that steps you through shiat, and I've heard it's VERY good.
 
2020-09-28 1:20:29 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Is CKIII easier to get into than 2?

I got it and some of the more interesting expansions on deep discount a few years ago, then...I just couldn't stay interested. I tried several times, too: I'd start as a minor noble, start trying to importi as many people with positive traits as possible to selectively breed a crazy-strong bloodline, begin trying to unify the local petty kingdom, and then...it just got boring. I'd play a couple generations and a couple days and all of a sudden I was getting mostly the same events and not making political or military headway with the neighbors, and it just stopped being fun.

I get why people like it, and how complicated of a simulation it is, but it just never hit the right spot for me. I suspect I might have liked it better if it had a more tactical combat layer, or at the very least if crushing your enemies was more viscerally satisfying.


I've never played, but it honestly looks like The Sims for people who want to feel superior to people who play The Sims.
 
2020-09-28 1:28:55 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: I've never played, but it honestly looks like The Sims for people who want to feel superior to people who play The Sims.


No, it's The Sims for people who have always dreamed of marrying their daughters off to the Earl of Valois so that they could push a claim on Normandy.
 
2020-09-28 2:00:37 PM  
I got it this weekend and I could not get into it. All the various characters just blend into one another. It took me way too long to figure out that the request to support an ally in war against a different ally was my father in law declaring war on my brother in law. More importantly, I saw no option to ask my wife whether I should support her father or her brother.

/back to Civ
 
2020-09-28 2:01:46 PM  

Mentat: Herr Morgenstern: I've never played, but it honestly looks like The Sims for people who want to feel superior to people who play The Sims.

No, it's The Sims for people who have always dreamed of marrying their daughters off to the Earl of Valois so that they could push a claim on Normandy.


Welp, that covers it - I'll get the lights.
 
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