CK3 Dev Diary #34 - It’s all about appearances

CK3 Dev Diary #34 - It’s all about appearances

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Will all physical traits (aside from the obvious ones like dwarfism and gigantism) of characters be decided by genetics, and not just facial ones? Like height, length of arms, etc?
 
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This is amazing! I'd also love to see what a character with the attractive trait looks like though.
 
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Is it possible to have an in-game GIF creator for all the characters that you've played as that will chronicle their lives from birth to death? That way, we'd be able to see the monthly (or yearly) changes in the character's life as they grow up and grow old, become fitter or fatter, get drunk or become diseased, etc. It will be an easier way to build a "chronicle" than a text-based one.
 
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Maybe I'm a bit shallow for caring so much about graphics, but honestly this alone makes CK3 worth it for me.
I wasn't a huge fan of how the characters looked at the very beginning, but now they look incredible.
 
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I can't wait to create my dynasty of albino cannibals (which I will roleplay being vampires, since that's the closest trait to that ingame I assume) :D
 
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The best DD so far, but are reflections final or are they still WIP? Some relfections on faces/clothing seem way too out of place to me. The best example of this in today's DD is this guy's head, I think.
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Oh boy this is going to be awesome.
Especially the suprise packages in your dna, 150 years ago your great-x-daddy was an arab an 2 generations earlier your great x mother a chinese.
Meet a half chinese-arab Ruler for the Duchy of Cornwall :)
 
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Hmmmm... I'm not sure I understand that system correctly. What is it that prevents the drift towards averages on the inter-regional scale? Are enviromental factors accounted for in any way? It seems to me that over numerous generations nobles from different regions will start to look similar.
 
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The detailed setup of the DNA system allows us to design quite specific appearances where we want to.
So you have some kind of editor, right?
Given that there's a player base that plays Sims just to create their characters (and doesn't actually play the game), a proper Create A Ruler mode might allow you to extend you audience by quite a bit... Especially the ones who enjoy creating pest ridden disfigured characters might prefer CK3 over the Sims for obvious reasons (although I believe that this target group is rather small).

On the nitpicking side: There are still a few spots where the specular looks a bit weird (i.e. the first turban). Apart from that it looks great.

And regarding the aging: Do characters instantly grow a huge beard when they reach a certain age or do they start with more subtle ones?
 
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This is a gorgeous dev diary.

some questions.

1.) could we see some more screenshots? Maybe of a female growth through the ages or a pregnant character?
2.) what do the less nightmarish versions of diseased characters look like?
 
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1.) could we see some more screenshots? Maybe of a female growth through the ages or a pregnant character?
Has to be gradual rather than instant late third trimester since they're able to, right?
 
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I'm excited to try out the new DNA system, thanks Paradox.
 
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What about Attractive or Ugly traits? Shame that we were not able to see them.

I also hope the characters will be able to turn gray from stress.
 
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You absolutely outdid yourselves!
Stunning work!
 
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