CK3 Dev Diary #48 - The Team

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Oh, he is here and working diligently.

This year will see some super interesting things and changes to the way we handle news and Community. This downtime was definitely to help the teams sort out how to launch and handle this new project.

While I am a bit more silent on here for posting, I read through almost every thread daily and we compile weekly Feedback/Suggestions/Bug Reports/Feature Requests from the Forums and other social sources.
Okay that's cool I guess, but it's still a bunch of promises for tomorrow. Can you guys just admit that this was a really poor Dev diary for what we had all expected after a half a year of no information? As many others have pointed out, this is the sort of filler that could have been posted at any time instead of building it up and not giving us any information about actual content
 
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3) Whats up with the "Steamworks Common Redistributables" update yesterday?
This is something from Steam's end. These libraries get updates from Microsoft from time to time, and then from time to time Valve updates them. It's nothing we do on our end, except that we have a checkbox for letting Steam install these - so we don't have to take care of that ourselves.
You'll often see that many games get a tiny update with this installer whenever one does, because they are shared by many games.

1) Could you please commment on wherever the public will get access to the monarchs journey items and at what price if any? In this recent thread it was discussed with quotes from a Paradox Community manager but we couldnt come to a conclusion.
2) Same question for the "Garments of the Holy Roman Empire" pre-order bonus.
Concerning your two other questions, I can only tell you that we have some plans but they are not set in stone enough yet to talk about.
It is not forgotten, but it is also a bit lower on the priority list.
Stay tuned!
 
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I think the reaction would have been better if you just gave away the theme of the expansion without any detail or hype. Just something like "next flavour pack will include some content for Byzantine." A sentence like that at the end of this diary would have done wonders for community perception ;)

Obviously, it'll follow a similar cycle to CK2 - Maces of Islam, History of Rome, Dawn Attack and so on.
 
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It seems Godot is still on his way :)

P.S. Congrats for people promoted and for the new hired :)
 
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A small info in which direction the first DLC is moving, a teaser picture...
The Playerbase could have speculated a lot with that for a while.
Oh... but we did tease it... o_O
We are still teasing it, but these bread crumbs can only be found by the ones with the sharpest eyes at the moment.

As ScarecrowKrone mentioned, this Dev Diary is a firestarter.
We are here & our team is getting bigger so we can provide full scale to the dreams we have for CK3.
It is ok to be disappointed about this one. If you are, it is because like us you want to see Crusader Kings III becoming better and better. And on this, I hope we won't disappoint you as we have many things to come.

Again, you are listened to and we know that you have been vocal about the need for news. We are reading the forums, Discord and other social Media very regularly, every day. I am seeing the development behind the curtains and as a very active CK3 player I can tell you I'm delighted with what is to come. As a player, yes, it can feel a bit long. Take this Dev Diary #48 as the beginning of the year. We are sorry we couldn't communicate with you sooner but these times are more difficult than usual. Hang tight, we will get there!
Also, note that we have the Paradox Insider on March 13th, 8p.m. CET.
 
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This year will see some super interesting things and changes to the way we handle news and Community. This downtime was definitely to help the teams sort out how to launch and handle this new project.

Has the success of CK3 triggered all these changes like promotions and increase in team size, or was it something that was decided beforehand and just took a little bit longer than expected?

Because one would think, that Paradox has by now enough experience to quickly sort out how handle post release development of a game ;)
 
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Oh... but we did tease it... o_O
We are still teasing it, but these bread crumbs can only be found by the ones with the sharpest eyes.

As ScarecrowKrone mentioned, this Dev Diary is a firestarter.
We are here & our team is getting bigger so we can provide full scale to the dreams we have for CK3.
It is ok to be disappointed about this one. If you are, it is because like us you want to see Crusader Kings III becoming better and better. And on this, I hope we won't disappoint you as we have many things to come.

Again, you are listened to and we know that you have been vocal about the need for news. We are reading the forums, Discord and other social Media very regularly, every day. I am seeing the development behind the curtains and as a very active CK3 player I can tell you I'm delighted with what is to come. As a player, yes, it can feel a bit long. Take this Dev Diary #48 as the beginning of the year. We are sorry we couldn't communicate with you sooner but these times are more difficult than usual. Hang tight, we will get there!
Also, note that we have the Paradox Insider on March 13th, 8p.m. CET.
Does this mean that we will have to wait another month (March 13th) for more news about CK3 content? Is this what was meant by "weeks" in a previous post?
 
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Alright then since there are quite a few of you that don't know how to behave I'm making this very clear:

If you don't have anything relevant to add to the thread don't reply.

This DD wasn't for everyone, we get that, but that doesn't mean it's fine to post trollish comments, make completely irrelevant posts and being a general nuisance. This thread will be pruned and warnings will be handed out. More will be handed out if this continues.

I really shouldn't have to explain this but clearly even more veteran members have lost touch with acceptable behavior.
>and being a general nuisance
Shouldn't you warn himself them, according to reactions under your post, ofcouse?
 
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Oh... but we did tease it... o_O
We are still teasing it, but these bread crumbs can only be found by the ones with the sharpest eyes.
I saw some posts on Instagram regarding Anglo-Saxon and Turko-Mongol armours
 
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Does this mean that we will have to wait another month (March 13th) for more news about CK3 content? Is this what was meant by "weeks" in a previous post?
There will be other Dev Diaries before that, more teasers and details about future CK3 content.
 
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Oh... but we did tease it... o_O
We are still teasing it, but these bread crumbs can only be found by the ones with the sharpest eyes at the moment.

As ScarecrowKrone mentioned, this Dev Diary is a firestarter.
We are here & our team is getting bigger so we can provide full scale to the dreams we have for CK3.
It is ok to be disappointed about this one. If you are, it is because like us you want to see Crusader Kings III becoming better and better. And on this, I hope we won't disappoint you as we have many things to come.

Again, you are listened to and we know that you have been vocal about the need for news. We are reading the forums, Discord and other social Media very regularly, every day. I am seeing the development behind the curtains and as a very active CK3 player I can tell you I'm delighted with what is to come. As a player, yes, it can feel a bit long. Take this Dev Diary #48 as the beginning of the year. We are sorry we couldn't communicate with you sooner but these times are more difficult than usual. Hang tight, we will get there!
Also, note that we have the Paradox Insider on March 13th, 8p.m. CET.
Firestarter eh? So...Greek Fire? Byzantine / Naval DLC confirmed?
 
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I know this must be disappointing for many people who just wanted to see some shiny new things.
But even if I'm sad to see Doomdark go, I love the work of rageair, and I'm happy to see that they are strengthening the team.

I think that people on these forums are too used to the "bad" Paradox games, that require a lot of fixing, and kinda owe that to the consumers. CK3 doesn't owe us anything - it could just use more content. I think it's really bad to behave like frustrated spoiled kids just because the devs are treating you like adults and don't try to manipulate you with empty promises...
 
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There will be other Dev Diaries before that, more teasers and details about future CK3 content.
Thank you kindly for the clear answer! I look forward to it!!
 
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Has the success of CK3 triggered all these changes like promotions and increase in team size, or was it something that was decided beforehand and just took a little bit longer than expected?

Because one would think, that Paradox has by now enough experience to quickly sort out how handle post release development of a game ;)
CK3 was always intended to have an increasing team size once the initial release was completed and we started work on future releases for the game.

This plan has been moving quite smoothly for us! :)
 
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There will be other Dev Diaries before that, more teasers and details about future CK3 content.
Now's clear, thank you for your answer :)
 
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Congratulations to both rageair and Doomdark and good luck to all the new members of the team! Looking forward to seeing the excellent stuff you have in store.

Disappointment is fine considering the weekly cycle everyone's used to; and it's a measure of how much people are excited about the game, but the realities of the situation should be considered. Everyone is still working through a pandemic with no end in sight yet, and the team has shipped an excellent product in a very challenging time. They've earned (at least from me but doubtless from thousands others) a level of trust and leeway with them getting their post-launch content plans into fruition.
 
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Oh... but we did tease it... o_O
We are still teasing it, but these bread crumbs can only be found by the ones with the sharpest eyes at the moment.

As ScarecrowKrone mentioned, this Dev Diary is a firestarter.

Second time @PDX-Nicou has used the term "Firestarter" in an update - and he used "Lit" here too.

So something to do with fire? Maybe we're getting an Inquisition/Heretic-burning expansion?
 
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