in my middle eastern campaign as the count of Najaf, later the caliph of spain, arabia, anatolia and persia I decided to trace back the title of the caliph.
And boy was I shocked
First of all, Uthman (peace be upon him) is misspelled..... can u fix that please?
Secondly, Ali's religion is set as shia... what the?? shiasm existed after the death of his two sons the Hassan and Hussein. Ali was a devoted Muslim and followed the practices of the prophet that is sunnism
Thirdly, have u look at the traits. It is quite offending to find that some of the greatest men in history are labeled as slothful, greedy and naive appeasers. It is offending because they were never that, how could they be when the single handily defeated two of the greatest empires the world saw that is the Sassanian and the Romans??
Fourthly, the title of the caliph is electory. Yes, it was changed to dynastic inheritance after the death of Ali, however it can be contested and such occasions happened whether it was with the ummayeds who started it, or the Abbasid, the Fatimid or the ottomans. As a powerful ruler, u can usurp the title or atleast claim it urself. Only in Shia the title is believed to be only rightful to the decedents of the prophet.
My last comment on the game is the decadence system. I dont know where the CKII exactly got that because it's not historically very significant. Surely if your dynastic members are lustful or imbecile it will hurt the dynasties reputation. But being awarded land to decreases the chance of ur dynastry being run over is wrong. people who tend to give family members favoritism are negatively viewed and it decreases their right to rule.
And how is killing ur dynasty members won't upset anyone? and how changing laws can be done without voting?? are you seriously modeling the islamic nations after Saudia Arabia? lol
You know, we had viezers for a reason as well as emirs who will, like christian equivalents, rebel against their liege or prevent him from passing any law they disapprove. Shura, was like a modern day parliament that consists of the elites of the community. They are a collection of emirs and viezerswho advice their liege. So do consider election for passing laws please.
These are my notes on the game. Please do correct them as they give incorrect images about the times and really kills the game for many (atleast myself .