The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
But but... that's my job!As for Blayne's diplomacy: Anything for a quiet life that allows me to concentrate on death to Persia.
Did you just compare yourself to Bismark? Oh Blayne...I was quoting Bismark; which was completely true until a new Kaiser went into office and Bismark was replaced with an incompetent.
So everything is fine until I'm subbed
I've taken advantage of no ones stupidity I offered a deal, they accepted it. That's not taking advantage of someone anymore than Apple forcing you to sign the EULA is.Though the stupidity of your neighbors helped you long-term, your own stupidity in attempting to take advantage of your neighbor's stupidity harmed you short-term.
At least two have surrendered into vassalization, and so stand a reasonable chance of survivalI'm with BlitzMartinDK, loving the maps and it reads like a proper megacampaign now Sid is being 'victimised'. I'd also vote for more of Golle's acid fantasy AARs even if I never understand a word of them.
It seems a shame that the American players just seem to be there to be taken out by Europeans - might as well leave them as AI!
Was that by design?
Making the making was lots of work. Now, not so much any more . Anyway, glad to be of service. I think getting an accurate picture of the in-game situation is worth a thousand words .Oddman, great maps my friend. I hope it doesnt take too long for you to make.
Indeed. Russia and Croatia are worryingly close. Russia is also mercantilist by design - and therefore interested in the mercantilist triggered modifiers, such as the Bosporus Toll.However, it looks like Russia controls the Bosporus. Is that correct??
No, we designed them to stand a fighting chance of survival given good diplomacy and some European support. (And as was pointed out, two of them have been vassalised instead of annexed, and might emerge later on as independent powers.) The problem was that the colonising nations (Catalunya, England, Bavaria) were so few that they were able to reach a spheres-of-influence agreement, and none of the other Europeans (Tripoli, Croatia, Russia, Persia) wanted to interfere. In the case of Russia and Persia, this was presumably because they were already locked in a deadly struggle; as for Croatia and Tripoli, they presumably did not want to destroy their historically good relationships with Germany and al-Andalus, respectively. As for the Asian powers, we were simply too far away and could not have gotten troops to the Americas in time, with the possible exception of Elcyion in Malacca - but even then, for Malacca to take on al-Andalus would clearly not have been the path of wisdom.It seems a shame that the American players just seem to be there to be taken out by Europeans - might as well leave them as AI!
Was that by design?