Hi everyone!

You may or may not know this already, but we just moved to a new office. Some of you visited us in the Paradox Tower (we had a fan gathering at our office some years ago) and while we’re missing the great view, the new office is fundamentally better in terms of layout. Now we can actually sit the whole team in one place including two integrated QA (in the previous office QA had to sit on another floor). Also, we’re sitting next to a coffee machine so production efficiency is up 10%.

Today I’m going to spoil a minor usability improvement we’ve done for the patch. I had Nusia coming into the team with me for this expansion and he quickly got annoyed by how much work it was to go to the character owning a province. Thus he did some improvements and now you can right-click a province to go to the character owning that province. Shift+right-click take you to the top liege of the province, so no more clicking a character and then clicking the liege and then clicking the liege. Alt+right-click will open the interaction menu with the character owning the province. Finally alt+shift+right-click opens the interaction menu of the top liege. War declarations have never been this easy.

Since right-clicking doesn’t make for great screenshots, I’ll post a picture of the team in the new office instead.
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Also a bonus for this week! The new office has a sound studio, meaning that Björn, our sound designer, (who haven't had the opportunity to work with CK2 a lot before) can produce a lot more audio assets. Just now we crammed the team into a shoe box and recorded some crowd ambiance sounds. That was 5 minutes ago, so I can't share anything, but here's a work in progress of one of the new audio assets.
 

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If dev diaries are a striptease leading to the happy ending of a released DLC these diaries are coy smiles and subtle winks.


Still working (it) though....
 

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I could tell as soon as I saw that picture which one was Nusia. Only one with such an awesome beard could have come up with that great improvement. :cool:
 
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Me and Nusia like to cater to our fans so here's a hot pr0n pic of Nusia's beard with the coffee machine.

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My my my. That's an impressive...

...little 8bit kitty in the background, that's adorable!
 
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Key combinations are nice to have, but personally I never use them in any games basically. I don't think many other players do either. I'm not a big fan of them personally because they are hidden things and you have to memorize them to use them.
 
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Key combinations are nice to have, but personally I never use them in any games basically. I don't think many other players do either. I'm not a big fan of them personally because they are hidden things and you have to memorize them to use them.
If it's something useful, I'll remember it.
 
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Hint: It's in latin, and a teaser of the future. ^_^

The best I can come up with is: Uno camini castos est *something that sounds like 'epact'* As far as I'm aware epact is not a Latin word so I'm going to steal from Archinorf and declare the last part to be pax to get
UNO CAMINI CASTOS EST E PAX
This strikes me as unlikely even if all the individual words are Latin, and Google translate tells me it means
First, the peace camp stove
Which seems wrong as a translation and even more unlikely for what it's supposed to be. Alternatively, making e pax into one word epax turns google translate's translation into
In one camp stove ìPeace
and now with the knowledge that is it a teaser of the future everything becomes clear, Apple is going to buy paradox in the future and make them work on a product that will get rid of war wherever you are, just put it in a stove. The iPeace.

edit: I entered it into google translate without it being all caps, the all caps version actually gave a different equally unlikely result.
 
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