- Jun 4, 2012
I imagine it's to counter that mid-to-late game simplicity. Education is difficult until you have that one genius/high diplomacy ruler, then he educates his heir, who educates his who educates his, and low and behold you have a long line of 20+ diplomacy rulers who make running a kingdom a cinch.Before this, a child's yearly stat gain was influenced by the parents' stats from age 0-6 and by the educator's stats from age 6-16. Also, the child's education trait was largely determined by the educator's education trait (see Arumba's analysis from a few years ago). Unless I'm misreading something, these changes sound like there's a lot more RNG involved now, so that you essentially have less control over your child's development. Could you comment on why you thought this was a necessary change? I'm not against other additions like the childhood focus, I just don't see the point in changing an education system that worked perfectly fine.