Crusader Kings II: Introducing the Monarch's Journey [Questions Thread]

Crusader Kings II: Introducing the Monarch's Journey [Questions Thread]

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Yep this whole life thing is a temporary one, but not too found on that thing neither (as many others as they are looking for a way to make it less temporary)
But philosophy a part what IS the point of getting rid of the challenges?
 
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They got rid of the challenges so that down the line they can sell those cosmetics as DLCs to people who didn't get them in time, obviously. Same as they do with preorder bonuses.

I've always defended Paradox's DLC policy because they keep their games alive for a long time while always injecting new and fresh stuff in the game, as any CK2 player can attest to. But even then, I've always thought selling the cosmetics DLCs separated from the expansion was greedy, and this particular instance is a whole new level of greediness.


EDIT: I've seen the post linked below and I stand corrected, maybe I was a bit too bitter about the challenges being removed. I still think there's absolutely no reason to remove them, though, even if the rewards were disabled.
 
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They say that the cosmetic rewards will be available for free (in CK3 I suppose). We don't know how, yet.
 
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Do they? Haven't seen it. Where is it mentioned.
Also what was the point then (to make those monarch journeys)?
 

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Do they? Haven't seen it. Where is it mentioned.
Also what was the point then (to make those monarch journeys)?
 
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Maybe. But putting in limited time acces things in the game to make fun of those who can not make them in time seems bad sens of humor...
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Yeah - I was baffled about the surprising end of Monarch's Journey too - sadly there is no statement why they made it time limited.

On the other hand - Monarchs Journey started roughly a year ago - at October 19. All in all - the content is too good and is too embraced by the community so they irritated people by removing it.


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On the other hand - Monarchs Journey started roughly a year ago - at October 19. All in all - the content is too good and is too embraced by the community so they irritated people by removing it.
And Stefan was only added two weeks before the "end date".
 
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Its a pity, but I get it. I enjoyed getting rewards for stuff for the Monarch Journey stuff I completed and always looked forward to it, but life got complicated and it'll take a little bit before I can justify shelling out for CK3. I was more interested in these challenges though because it encouraged me to play different regions and cultures and playstyles I didn't use as often and the point-earning guidelines centered me and helped me to plan in regions I wasn't as familiar with the politics/culture and helped me learn about some interesting historical figures I'd been unfamiliar with.
 

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you can still do the challenges (without the rewards)
And that's really my main issue with it now, there is absolutely no reason at all for Paradox to not simply leave the challenges in the game without rewards, other than them looking down at their fanbase and going "Just stop playing CK2 already and go buy CK3, ffs!"

But they don't even acknowledge our complaints about this (not even to actually clarify the decision, let alone justify it), so it seems their decision is set in stone. A greedy and disrespectful decision that sets a sad precedent. I will be very wary of time-sensitive content in Paradox games from now on.
 
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