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.
Your mention of Fantasy Wars is important as my feeling is that Elven Legacy should have been released with a copy of Fantasy Wars "in the box." If this had been done, the problems of a faulty manual and botched tutorial would have been overcome.
incidentally, you are completely correct about small companies and publishers and also astute in using Kalypso/Katauri as examples. But I find it very strange when blame falls on a company like 1C that has an excellent track record with English translated games.
Sorry Paradox but in my opinion it's your responsibility to either address such problems by creating the fix yourselves or by contacting the original developers and finding a solution that way.
I picked up Sword of the Stars and the first expansion while I was there but I'll keep looking for EU 3 or HoI 2 or 3.