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    Crusader Kings II - Dev Diary 23 - Christmas Q&A

    Well folks, we're coming up on the Holiday season and you already know almost everything about Crusader Kings II. So instead of a regular dev diary, let's run a little Q&A session. So, let's hear those questions and Santa Claus might just answer them.
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    How will be fostering dealt in the game?

    How will be hostages dealtt in the game ?

    Is it likely to hope for a demo before release ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xain View Post
    How will be fostering dealt in the game?

    How will be hostages dealtt in the game ?
    Children over the age of 6 can be sent to be raised by a guardian. This can be pretty much anyone, a vassal or courtier, or a foreigner. The child will tend to get the traits, skills and education of their guardian, as well as his or her culture and religion. You can also suggest a guardian for children in other courts, meaning that you can mold the heirs of your vassals to your liking, provided they like you enough to agree. Children in a foreign court serve as a kind of hostage, since they can be imprisoned and executed freely should you attack their guardian's ruler.

    Is it likely to hope for a demo before release ?
    I cannot really say at this time.
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    What is your name?

    What is your quest?

    What is the capital of Abyssinia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectacle View Post
    What is your name?
    Henrik

    What is your quest?
    To seek the Holy Grail

    What is the capital of Abyssinia?
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    Also concerning the education of children.

    How does the "Learning skill" of the guardian effect the child?

    Does it both modify the base values like Martial, Diplomacy, intrigue etc. or does it also help the child get better stats?

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    1. How does political map look after 100- 200 years? Do bigger countries (France, HRE etc.) have tendency to fall apart or do they create blobs?

    2. Is there any chance for a strategy guide?

    3. Will there be any bonuses for those who preordered the game? And what kind of bonuses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmer View Post
    Also concerning the education of children.

    How does the "Learning skill" of the guardian effect the child?

    Does it both modify the base values like Martial, Diplomacy, intrigue etc. or does it also help the child get better stats?
    It does not. The Learning skill mainly affects technology gain and the actions of the Court Chaplain councillor.
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    Are the Channel Islands represented?

    *hopes*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walker85 View Post
    1. How does political map look after 100- 200 years? Do bigger countries (France, HRE etc.) have tendency to fall apart or do they create blobs?
    This varies from build to build as we tune the game balance. Currently, the states tend to blob a bit, but not too much.

    2. Is there any chance for a strategy guide?
    There is a chance.

    3. Will there be any bonuses for those who preordered the game? And what kind of bonuses?
    AFAIK, there will be, but I'm not at liberty to say exactly what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamius23 View Post
    Are the Channel Islands represented?

    *hopes*
    Nope
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    Are the Mongols a real threat in the game? Or do they keep being destroyed in a few years after showing up like in DV?

    Does the AI behave well? Is there any such silliness like like king of Sweden having only to provinces in his demesne: Stockholm and Jerusalem? Because that kind of stupidity was so annoying in DV.

    Can we please have some new screenshots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomdark View Post
    Children over the age of 6 can be sent to be raised by a guardian. This can be pretty much anyone, a vassal or courtier, or a foreigner. The child will tend to get the traits, skills and education of their guardian, as well as his or her culture and religion. You can also suggest a guardian for children in other courts, meaning that you can mold the heirs of your vassals to your liking, provided they like you enough to agree. Children in a foreign court serve as a kind of hostage, since they can be imprisoned and executed freely should you attack their guardian's ruler.
    And what advantages will you have in sending your children to a foreign guardian ? Will the AI be more active than what we saw in the LP in "suggesting" you to foster their children ?

    (thanx Doomie and merry Xmas ! )

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    Is there a "distant vassal declares independence" event, if so does it work the same way as in CK1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasilius View Post
    Are the Mongols a real threat in the game? Or do they keep being destroyed in a few years after showing up like in DV?
    The Mongols are a scourge from Hell. Resistance is futile.

    Does the AI behave well? Is there any such silliness like like king of Sweden having only to provinces in his demesne: Stockholm and Jerusalem? Because that kind of stupidity was so annoying in DV.
    I dare say it's already a lot better than in CK. This is also exactly the kind of thing we are working on at the moment, and we'll keep at it until release.

    Can we please have some new screenshots?
    Here's one from an overnight hands-off game with some interesting results...

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    Why is there no pre order christmas bonus download link in my pm inbox?

    Does the AI still tend to revoke vassal titles to give it to their heirs, like in CK1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xain View Post
    And what advantages will you have in sending your children to a foreign guardian ? Will the AI be more active than what we saw in the LP in "suggesting" you to foster their children ?

    (thanx Doomie and merry Xmas ! )
    Guardians (and their ruler) will like you better if you entrust them with close kin as wards. The AI will rarely do this with foreigners, but rather frequently with vassals. Merry Christmas to you too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Blank View Post
    Is there a "distant vassal declares independence" event, if so does it work the same way as in CK1?
    This is not event driven in CKII, but distant vassals are much more likely to declare independence, yes.
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    You have mentioned in one of the threads that traits have scripted AI behaviour parameters (the "ai-rationality" being mentioned as one example).
    Would you mention any other examples?

    Thanks for this and
    Merry Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarnor View Post
    Does the AI still tend to revoke vassal titles to give it to their heirs, like in CK1?
    No, the AI tends to revoke titles for entirely different reasons. No code was reused from CK.
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