I want events that fire from more than just a date, but circumstances that foster that event's existence. I believe there should be numerous events for every major event, for each probable outcome in a situation.
For instance, Vlad the Impaler should only occur if Wallachia is a vassal of the Ottoman Empire, and relations are below 0. If those conditions aren't met what should Vlad do instead? Likely nothing, as there would be far less threat to his principality, but that's just an example. Another would be Charles the Bold. He shouldn't actually die unless he actually DIED ie the leader isn't in existance during the time of his reign. Then when he dies naturally the player decides whether he had an heir or not. etc.
This is just my opinion, what are your thoughts as to the philosophy of the events?