CK3 Dev Diary #07 - Characters & Portraits

CK3 Dev Diary #07 - Characters & Portraits

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Here you go:
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/11/15/1113050108.abstract

From the Abstract:
... with hunter-gatherers having consistently longer and narrower mandibles than agriculturalists. These results support notions that a decrease in masticatory stress among agriculturalists causes the mandible to grow and develop differently. This developmental argument also explains why there is often a mismatch between the size of the lower face and the dentition, which, in turn, leads to increased prevalence of dental crowding and malocclusions ...
 
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It should be noted that a Catholic with the Pious trait should hopefully never have the option to commit suicide, for obvious reasons.
Not so obvious as you think. Catholics commit suicide at the same rate as people of other Faiths.
 
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Not so obvious as you think. Catholics commit suicide at the same rate as people of other Faiths.
That's why the Pious trait was specified. Devout medieval Catholics absolutely believed that doing so would send you to Hell; less pious ones wouldn't be so worried.

I feel like a lot of people on here tend to forget that the world now isn't exactly the same in outlook as it was 1200-600 years ago...
 
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That's why the Pious trait was specified. Devout medieval Catholics absolutely believed that doing so would send you to Hell; less pious ones wouldn't be so worried.

I feel like a lot of people on here tend to forget that the world now isn't exactly the same in outlook as it was 1200-600 years ago...
I remember Reading that some people tried to get themself executed because it was thought that execution basically nullified your sins.
 
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Uhh chief, it's more than a distinct look. It comes with a lot of issues. I got a friend who is albino and the dude went practically blind at 17. And before that had a lot of involuntary eye movements which is apparently a part of being albino. Not to mention getting burned by the sun extremely easily. It's easy to be a shut in these days but doubtful in medieval times.

I know breeding in disorders is a part of royalty but I wouldn't go for it on purpose.

Really would be a house of jealous people especially since many of them would have a myriad of eye problems, even including stuff like... eyes looking in different directions... might get burned at the stake for being devils or vampires. Probably partly how the vampire myth came to be honestly.
 
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Really would be a house of jealous people especially since many of them would have a myriad of eye problems, even including stuff like... eyes looking in different directions... might get burned at the stake for being devils or vampires. Probably partly how the vampire myth came to be honestly.
As long as you are the ruler you are pretty safe from being executed.
 

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As long as you are the ruler you are pretty safe from being executed.
Unless the Pope decides to Excommunicate you...
 

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I love the fact that portraits are now fully dynamic. It would probably make it much easier for characters to have trait-based features (blind/one-eyed/scarred/bald/fat/one handed etc.) fully represented on the portrait itself. :)

The best thing is that children will now inherit features from both of their parents, instead of the old CK2 method of randomly choosing one parent's portrait set. Mixed characters will now be possible, for example Westerosi Valyrians in mods.

Imperator devs could learn a thing or two from CK3 portraits...like the brand new revolutionary concept of "headwear" :p
 

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Imperator devs could learn a thing or two from CK3 portraits...like the brand new revolutionary concept of "headwear" :p
And CK3 devs could learn a thing or two from the Imperator map style. ;)
 

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And how will the pope be able to drag me to the stake?
By excommunicating you, making you unpopular enough among your vassals for someone else to overthrow you who then burns you at the stake.
 

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Very pretty. Though just a tad beyond CK3's time frame. Still, would like to see Kings and emperors wearing that ermine...
 

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Yes and that would not work well with the stress system and I think the traits mean being exceptional kind or cruel rather than being somewhat kind or somewhat cruel.

You can still have conflicts, for example a kind but just character could have conflict that the law say that somebody need to be punished harshly but that would conflict with the kind trait. However if the character decide to be merciful it would conflict with the just trait since the character is no longer following the law.

Also it is interesting with stress that many of the virtues and other good traits in CK2 can probably become negatives in CK3 since you probably will gain stress if you are a just character plotting to murder somebody.
But a person can have conflict even between kind and cruel: kind towards some and cruel towards others, to an exceptional degree.
 

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CK3 nude mod incomming...
Sorry, someone had to make that comment. :D

On Topic: Sounds great. The models look nice, and I can't wait to see the seamless aging in action.

Will there be a Ruler Designer, like the one we have in CK2, in CK3?
Sounds like a job for LL.
 

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More serious question:

Will we be able to customize character outfits? Haircuts and stuff? What about weapons and armor?
In CK2 was the option to buy nice clothes to the wife of the player's character. If that option will be transfered to CK3, it would be good if we could see those new clothes in her portrait picture.
 

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Hi Devs, will the physical traits be correlated with attractiveness? I just want to know if I can assign (through mod) certain physical traits to my character. For example, can I mod the attractive trait to only use a certain type of nose, mouth, and cheek structure. It's kinda weird seeing a rather unattractive character (portrait wise) to have the attractive trait. She already have -10 opinion from me just by looking at her face. (Jk, please don't take it wrong that I hate unattractive people)
Also, the fair (attractive) trait should be opposite of things like hunchback or harelip.
 
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