CK3 Dev Diary #07 - Characters & Portraits

CK3 Dev Diary #07 - Characters & Portraits

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I have to ask it: Why King Harold's clothes seems like to be drenched with olive oil?
When you're the King, you do as you please.
just three personality traits? They seems too few to me, especially if they include both positive and negative traits.
Unless I'm reading the quote below wrong, you can have more than three traits, it's just up to three "personality" traits.
To emphasize this, characters tend to not have more than 3 personality traits so that you can at a quick glance tell who they are (other types of traits are of course still unlimited).
 

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CK3 nude mod incomming...
Sorry, someone had to make that comment. :D
Also, perhaps even worse, plastic faces, makeup and treated hair.
 

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Amazing dev diary. I love all the design choices here. It's everything I wanted to have in CK2.
 

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Could you tell us what respresent the small heart beside the age and name ? yellow or green
Its the character's overall health. It's fairly abstracted (you will never be able to tell exactly when a character is going to die) but it will give you an indication - a very ill character might have a black shriveled heart for example.

Are genetic traits invisible or visible?
Visible, though characters can also carry recessive traits... those are not visible, but can be inherited by their offspring!
 

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This is the price you pay for having customizable 3D models in a video game that encourages modding.
The guys at LoversLab are going to have a field day with the game :D
 

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I think anything above 20 really should be an outlier, not as common as it was in CK2.
Well they gave a 17 year old lowborn girl like 30 material in CK2 and primary stat in 20s is not that hard to get in CK2. The question is what a 20-30 stat person would actually be, at some Point you would probably be so focused on your work that all other attributes would take a hit, but in CK2 that is seldom the case leading to characters being pretty good at Everything which is a bit unrealistic given a person only have so much time to do stuff. A 30 stat person would probably be pretty much completely obsessed with their work which to me feel like they would be rather limited in other areas.
 

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I have to admit when I first saw the announcement of CK III I was very skeptical about it due to more recent games, but a lot of these dev diaries show me the amount of work and dedication you guys have put into this game. While I am sad about the removal of some game mechanics seeing all these additions and improvements to what CKII wanted to be is amazing, and I am very happy to see where this is going!
 

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Will the characters wear artifacts in their portraits? Like the Crown of Crows, Ruby Bracelets, Hermetic Handgun or Chinese robes?
 

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So pre-Norman England confirmed. Good.
I'm not so sure about that because in 1066 the anglo-saxons still ruled england but were instantly conquered and quickly replaced.
Although it would be epic to see that.
I would also love to switch between different days before 1066 not just after 1066 as in CK2
 

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Can we know the topic of the next week diary? :)
 

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I am not quite sure from the screenshot, are virtues and sins still easily recognizable at first glance ?
 

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Its the character's overall health. It's fairly abstracted (you will never be able to tell exactly when a character is going to die) but it will give you an indication - a very ill character might have a black shriveled heart for example.

Visible, though characters can also carry recessive traits... those are not visible, but can be inherited by their offspring!
Very glad for both of these changes! That said, curious, will characters who die of illness always show a black heart before dying, or is it possible for them to seem in good health but die suddenly anyways?
 

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I really love the postures of the portraits. You can see the pride of a king in Harold. The Fearlessness and the craven next to each other make a fine example of how the traits change your portrait
 

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I am not quite sure from the screenshot, are virtues and sins still easily recognizable at first glance ?
Yes, you can see small icons (devils and wings) below the portraits. It seems like Traits are no longer marked as Sinful or Virtuous by themselves, but instead by your religion.
 

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The characters in this pictures look better overall than what we've seen previously. But some of them still have weird poses. Like the monk looking off the side. In other pictures some looked at their feet or the ceiling. Some variations in poses is good, but such extremes can make them look bad.
 

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How moddable is the transference of genetics? Would it be possible to, say, create a family where they have a prevalence for strength and almost all of them have black hair and blue eyes? Except for those three blonde haired, green eye kids. But take no notice of them.
 

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It's *very* hard to change your personality, and random events will never do it. There are a few ways you can alter your personality slowly over time, and depending on how you play your character stress might also have an impact... I'll not go into details on that yet though ;)
Considering how hard they supposedly are to change, will we have more agency to choose traits we get as we grow up? While the randomness of a personality developing is certainly kinda realistic, I hope we have adequate opportunities to make interesting decisions along the way. If we're going to be largely stuck with them, I'd like to earn it.