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Hello all, welcome to another CK2 DD. First up, please note that I am NOT Doomdark, people confuse us sometimes. With that key point covered, let’s move onto the meat of this diary: The upcoming 2.5.2 patch! We have made several changes to some key areas that we’ve gotten a lot of feedback on recently, the most important of which is of course Seduction!

Characters who have someone trying to seduce them now have the option to let the seducer know they are not interested (based on things like their traits and their opinion of their spouse) which will block all further seduction attempts for some time, both by the original seducer and anyone else.

We have also acted decisively on the issue of Infamy and Coalitions. Sparing no effort, we have renamed these features to Threat and Defensive Pacts, which we feel should resolve all known problems with them.

Oh ok, that isn’t all we did. Coalitions received such an extensive rework that we felt a new name was required. Perhaps the most important change is that Defensive Pacts are now separated by religious groups, so for example if the Byzantines act in a Threatening fashion they might a face a Christian Pact in Europe and a Muslim Pact in the Middle East, and at first the two Pacts won’t care if one attacks the other and only defend members of their own Pact. At higher levels of Threat, however, Pacts of other religious groups will band together when any one of them is attacked. At the highest levels even your co-religionists may feel the need to join forces against you.

Threat also affects both the size of Realms which can join a Pact against you, and the how far away from you they can be. Finally, AI nations will never join a Defensive Pact against a Realm whom they have equal or greater troop strength than.

As the new name might suggest, Defensive Pacts are entirely defensive in nature, members of a Pact can never call each other into an offensive war against the target (unless they are allies, as normal). These changes, we hope, will bring the Feature Formally Known As Coalition more in line with its intended purpose of countering huge, rapid growth without feeling as unfair or arbitrary.

2.5.2 also contains some other improvements and some new content and features. The patch notes will reveal full details, but a few more highlights include:
  • Improvements to Shattered Retreats.
  • Increased Warscore from battles slightly in general and majorly against hosts.
  • Capped total possible Warscore from battles for Attackers at 75%
  • Raiders who are defeated in battle will not return to raid you for some time.
  • Added a Next Song button, and a setting to disable the context restrictions on music.
  • Added faction to force abdication of kings and emperors.
  • Added new events for skilled educators to give traits to their wards.
 
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I hope these will improve the quality and next time please spend more time before release (been saying that years now but a man can only hope), all these poor, rushed implementations are shadowing good hard work.
 
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Looks nice! Hopefully it will stop some of the excessive hate some people have towards infamy and coalitions now that they have been changed up
 
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You two do have very similar names, I can only guess the Swedish climate turns you Emo so everything has to be dark this or dark that. Although that doesn't explain Groogy, but he's Danish, so naturally, he's insane.
 
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Oh thank Paradox for the infamy changes
 

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You two do have very similar names, I can only guess the Swedish climate turns you Emo so everything has to be dark this or dark that. Although that doesn't explain Groogy, but he's Danish, so naturally, he's insane.
Well, I'm Scottish ;)
 
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What about the matrilineal marriage issues? Is that also covered in this patch?
 
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Yes
(Well I assume you mean the betrothal swapping?)
 
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Its coming this week? Next? Can you give us any estimative, dont need to be exact. Just to know if I should stop my campaing...
 

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Will battles be more brutal? I feel like there's way too many battles now and wars get tedious.
 
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What will happen if the Leader of the christian defensive pact is allied to a minor in a muslim defensive pact that is attacked by the Byzies?
 
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