Author Topic: Crusader Kings III Announced  (Read 5539 times)

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Reply #60 on: September 30, 2020, 09:09:31 AM
Don't privacy laws protect against this!!!!  :idiot2:



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Reply #61 on: September 30, 2020, 09:32:43 AM
https://www.pcgamer.com/amp/crusader-kings-3-players-have-eaten-15-million-prisoners/


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Reply #62 on: September 30, 2020, 06:02:01 PM
If that were really the case, why stop at just petting?  ::) 

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Reply #63 on: December 31, 2020, 09:46:05 PM
Picked this up yesterday, but haven't fired it up yet as I have a good of Stellars going right now.

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Reply #64 on: January 01, 2021, 05:22:22 AM
I keep periodically dabbling in CK2, but that UI...uff-da. 

I love the art style, the music, the dialogue, the text descriptions, etc. -- the atmosphere and sense of immersion is fantastic.  But good gods, the game is *not* user-friendly. 



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Reply #65 on: January 01, 2021, 09:00:14 AM
Martok, when I leaned it, I just had to go in and play a few game years concentrating on leaning one or two parts of the game and how they work with the other parts I had learned.  When I first started a game, I would save.  So when I felt comfortable with what I was trying to learn, I'd restart.  Of course, not everything would work out the same, but it worked for me to learn the mechanics of the game.

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Reply #66 on: January 01, 2021, 02:50:31 PM
Picked this up yesterday, but haven't fired it up yet as I have a good of Stellars going right now.

I'm still on the fence about getting this before the sale is up or hold out for a better sale later in the year.

I keep periodically dabbling in CK2, but that UI...uff-da. 

I love the art style, the music, the dialogue, the text descriptions, etc. -- the atmosphere and sense of immersion is fantastic.  But good gods, the game is *not* user-friendly. 




From some things I've read CKIII is suppose to be much better with the UI and especially helpful tool tips.



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Reply #67 on: January 01, 2021, 06:50:54 PM
Picked this up yesterday, but haven't fired it up yet as I have a good of Stellars going right now.

I'm still on the fence about getting this before the sale is up or hold out for a better sale later in the year.

I keep periodically dabbling in CK2, but that UI...uff-da. 

I love the art style, the music, the dialogue, the text descriptions, etc. -- the atmosphere and sense of immersion is fantastic.  But good gods, the game is *not* user-friendly. 


From some things I've read CKIII is suppose to be much better with the UI and especially helpful tool tips.

Like Martok, I found CKII not user friendly and with less patience than I used to have for learning new games, I never played it all that much. Reviews have stressed how much more player friendly CKIII was (and fun!) so I pulled the trigger. Planning on taking it out for a spin this weekend.

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Reply #68 on: January 01, 2021, 10:13:39 PM
Martok, when I leaned it, I just had to go in and play a few game years concentrating on leaning one or two parts of the game and how they work with the other parts I had learned.  When I first started a game, I would save.  So when I felt comfortable with what I was trying to learn, I'd restart.  Of course, not everything would work out the same, but it worked for me to learn the mechanics of the game.

Thanks, ojsdad.  The thing is, that's actually what I've tried to do, but I still end up feeling overwhelmed most of the time.  It just seems like there's just so much more to keep track of in CK2 than in most strategy games I've played.  (In comparison, even Stellaris is relatively simple, like checkers is to chess.) 




I'm still on the fence about getting this before the sale is up or hold out for a better sale later in the year.

Now is probably as good a time to purchase it as any.  Given Paradox's pricing policies, I doubt CK3 will be any cheaper this coming year, not even when the first major expansion drops (whenever that ends up being). 



For myself, I'm just not tempted by the current sale price.  Personally, $40.00 doesn't feel like a great deal to me. 

In addition, my experience with Stellaris has really made me wary of Paradox in a lot of ways.  Not that I'm under any delusions of never buying from them again -- I know I will ::) -- but both now and in the future, I'm going to be much, much more hesitant about when & where I pull the trigger on giving them (anymore of) my money. 


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Reply #69 on: January 01, 2021, 10:25:49 PM
Stellaris should've been a lesson to me as well, Martok, but no....I went and pre-purchased Empire of Sin. Buggy, repetitive, nowhere near as "historical" as I was hoping, no real sandbox game, the list goes on. There's potential for a great game in here....somewhere, but it was clearly rushed out the door. Maybe two years from now and three DLC's and I'll get my moneys worth. Ugh.

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Reply #70 on: January 02, 2021, 10:21:06 AM
Maybe two years from now and three DLC's and I'll get my moneys worth. Ugh.

That's the Paradox business model in a nutshell.  ;D 



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