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.
Do you think all Polynesian peoples were still totally unaware and out of contact with any other part of the world at late as 1812? Of course these nations get visibility within the EU4 timeline; not only does it make sense historically, but EU4 is not a precise historical simulation game, it's a game which allows you to play with and change history. You don't complain about Byzantium being able to ally with major European powers in 1444 and defeat the Ottomans, which is incredibly deeply ahistorical, do you?Iam just unsure with the timeline, if we EU4 should allow this countries at the other end of the world to be able to "conquer" the world, or even see more than america and SEA AT the END of the timeline. But I guess the this new technology group represents that in a bit.
I don't know dude. I don't think many people would take these protestors seriously - they cant even figure out what building they should be protesting at! hahaSame as its not unreasonable to make a street protest at Education Ministry and inform bypassers that healthcare is being neglected.
Specifically for CK2, the free Iron Century start date aside from the art was made as a content designer's pet project if I recall.Paradox hires content designers because without them it doesn't actually have a game, just an engine without any actual countries, events, or any of the other essentials that make the game Europa Universalis rather than a piece of software.
Given that learning to content design for those games is actually a pretty massive learning curve, one might presume that they'd rather have content designers working on side projects during lulls rather than firing-and-hiring as needed and praying the new people catch up quickly to the skills of the one you just let go.
And that's not even considering the fact that it's been explicitly said that a good part of the new content in past DDs wasn't done on paid hours - it was pet projects that various people worked on in their free time. Which paradox has precisely zero say in how they use - they either take the content created that way, or they don't. I'm not saying this particular addition was done on free time (I have no idea whether or not it was), but the fact remains relevant in general.
Finally, if they were to wait until everyone was satisfied with Europe before touching anywhere else, they'd never do anything else. There will always be more to add in Europe - I mean, CK kinda proves that - and always people to ask for that to be added.
Who even still does that outside of obviously parodic or comical portrayals? If anything the criticism of horned helmets has outnumbered their representation in fiction years ago. I'd like to see them making a comeback in works that don't aim to be accurate or realistic, they're funny.Just look at how the US keeps perpetuating that dated stereotype of vikings having horned helmets, which at best only applied to a few ceremonial helmets.
They already did a movie about black vikings.Wait until americans decide to make a TV show about them.
Defeating the Ottos defintely unrealistic.You don't complain about Byzantium being able to ally with major European powers in 1444 and defeat the Ottomans, which is incredibly deeply ahistorical, do you?
What do you mean?Far more often that i should have lmao
Here's one recent example of horns still being used.Who even still does that outside of obviously parodic or comical portrayals? If anything the criticism of horned helmets has outnumbered their representation in fiction years ago. I'd like to see them making a comeback in works that don't aim to be accurate or realistic, they're funny.
Modern misrepresentation of Vikings is all about portraying them as wild bikers who use boats instead of bikes, clothes made of leather randomly patched with fur and half-shaved haircuts that look very trendy but are of suspect historicity.
So... The Vikings TV show and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
Am I being meme'd?A proper representation would have lots of nudity, and the berserkers basically would just be naked men high on mushrooms screaming and yelling as they ran towards you with a huge battle axe, possibly wearing a bear hide or something.
I am also curios as to why content designers cannot be used to take a stab at fixing some of the worst problems in the game. After all, suppose you have a great power in heavy debt, could we not have a triggered event to give them some penalty, but pay off their loans? Could we look at having some sequence of dynamic events that causes relationship improvements to Russia, Poland, and Austria should a non-Christian have Ottoman-level expansion into SE Europe? Or perhaps we might have some content events to delay the Reformation (e.g. some pan-European events that reduce Reform Desire and give a bonus that the AI will love clicking)?I don't think people are expecting a content designer to fix bugs. But Paradox choses what kind of people they hire and put in their teams. The question that can be asked: why is Paradox's focus on content?
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Memes aside, this isn't about wanting the glorification of any particular nation's past.
This is about giving an obvious example of two European civilizations with a surprisingly similar historical modus operandi, and yet one is incredibly glorified in all media while the other doesn't even make it to footnotes.
The overarching point is how "Eurocentrism" doesn't apply to all Europeans equally.
You made a good point, but you didn't look exactly what was beyond Portugal/Spanish/France/UK ,they were Christian Nations, and the native which they conquered and invaded were viewed as Pagans and by that again that was they got a displeasure and could not believe that native nation from stone age could sail to island on the mid of pacific.
The Viking on the other side conquered and invaded Christian Kingdoms because that same Christian Kingdoms were invading Pagan territory and destroying their culture.
So the media glorify the Viking because they much did the impossible, fight a well established Christian Kingdoms . But is more depth problems.
Again you did the same mistake as the other guy:D
"Did the impossible"
Let me have a quick look here at the "stone age" natives:
Imagine if they had established kingdoms there.
When I joined Paradox in October, Polynesia was not included in this Expansion. Considering it was the last part of the Earth without representation
Portugal had its glory and fought with Spain all the way down, but in my play games they live in peaceful harmony, don't know why or is just with me.