What is "Paradox Achievements"?
"Unfortunately, nobody can be told what "Paradox Achievements" is, you have to see it for yourself."
I can tell you this right now - We're super excited about "Paradox Achievements" and we think you'll be too.
Q: What are Paradox Achievements?
A: Paradox Achievements are small rewards (in the form of a little icon and a bunch of points) you will get for completing certain goals in games that support Paradox Points. You accumulate points on your profile and you'll be able to track how many paradox points you have gathered while playing our games.
Q: Are "Paradox Achievements" related to Paradox Connect?
A: Yes, in fact, it's one of the first things we're doing with Paradox Connect. Paradox Achievements is essentially a new feature for our upcoming games for those players who chose to use it.
Q: Is this a DRM?! Are you destroying the games I love? Have you turned evil?
A: No, No and No!
Q: Do I have to use this achievement / Paradox connect thingy? I want to play like i've always done.
A: Paradox believes in giving the player choices, so you can decide yourself if you want to have fun with achievements or not.
Q: When are you launching the first achievements?
A: As soon as possible. But we want to find a good launch title for the achievements. We're tentatively launching them Q1 2011.
Q: I only play paradox games with mods, can I still unlock achievements if I play with Mods?
A: Hard to answer. It really depends on the game. Since we don't want people to cheat at acquiring achievements you currently have to chose to forgo achievements if you want to play with certain mods. We'll get into the details once we've launched the achievements.
Q: I have a great idea for an achievement. Will we get to design some of them?
A: The game designers will be the ones' that design them. But that won't stop you from having lively discussions about them on the forums. Who know's we might run a "design an achievement" contest in the future.