I also have Crimea, last duchy of Khazaria, refusing to assimilate to Hungary though, and same deal with Bulgaria, so I gotta a feeling thats just the way this works.
So far honestly Im less than impressed by how assimilation works and I may just choose to disable it by setting the timer to 400 years
For Republic lovers, Genoa holds Mallorca+Naples/Capua and Venice holds Malta in my hands off
Finally got around to writing a list of my AARs in the inkwell.
For those interested in Dominions 3 (SP or MP), there is an introduction thread to Dom3 in this thread run by Jarkko.
Currently slowly writing Born to Breed: The Estridsen Lectures, a Crusader Kings 2 AAR of the upmost seriousness. Last updated June 29th, chapter09.
Recently wrote an Endless Space Guide for 4X Veterans, which might be useful to people new to the game.
I hate that there is now a kingdome of Bavaria which has never existed
Carinthia shall be Italian again!!
I thought there was a Kingdom of Bavaria right before Germany formed in the 19th century?
EDIT: the post above this is a much better response...
So far my largest issue remains the apparent inability to absorb the last De Jure duchy of a Kingdom, which seems to be the case whether created or not de facto. I wonder if this is WAD?
On a separate note, it appears when you have multiple kingdoms there is no drift. Rus and Poland are jointly ruled by a Russian and they are not merging. So this system is extremely unlikely to ever allow the unification of Spain for instance.
Out of curiosity, whats supposed to happen to the King title of a totally assimilated Kingdom, given I have been unsuccessful in making that happen? Does it become Titular or just vanish?
Well, I was right about picking off OPMs in holy wars... Not exactly a viable solution anymore, unless you're already big. Though, on the bright side, I don't have to worry about the Shia caliphate coming to defend many, since there aren't too many Shia out there.
Hey, I just thought of something funny! If you are King of Italy and King of Sicily, you can instantly switch your De Jure liege at will between the HRE and Byzantium, just by changing your primary title Edit: oh wait, no, doesnt work. Forgot Italy isn't de jure HRE.