- Sep 3, 2013
Will we continue to have hotfix for AI and maybe for balance or will we have to play with a AI which don't know what to product or how to manage many front?
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.
Well said. According to Steam I've played for 839 hours. Despite the games issues it is a great value for the money. You can't take a family of four to the movies and buy popcorn for the price of this game. And it will only get better."Disappointment" might be the word to sum up the feelings expressed in the quote. HoI4 did not arrive fully formed like Athena springing forth from Zeus' skull. This originally disappointed me, too. "What? I paid money to be a beta tester? They should pay ME!"
Instead, HoI4 was birthed as an infant, unable to fully walk or talk. But it contains within it a system to become what we want it to become. Since my initial disappointment, I've come to realize that yes, this is a work in progress.
And the progress comes from all of us gamers. By participating on these forums and sharing our thoughts and especially our suggestions, we shape the game to make it what we want it to be. This is best done through debate and discussion. Insults, whining, and complaints do not help. I take that back. Perhaps complaints might even help, if paired with a suggested solution. The point is, the structure is in place for continuous improvement and growth of the game.
The evidence for this malleable system includes:
The future improvements will cost money. This irks many customers. That's understandable. But it costs money to get things done. Paradox employees have to feed their families, pay their rent, and take vacations. The money cycle needs to be there. Without an inflow of money, the advance of improvements won't be as rapid. But there'll still be improvements because of the modding community.
- a sophisticated modding system
- a polite and responsive developer team (some of the jibes, lamentations, and outright attacks directed at Paradox employees would have provoked unprofessional responses from mere mortals, but overall, the responses written by the Paradox teams have been written with dignity)
- a system of improvement that revolves around the customers
The modders play a very important role in the improvement of the game. Their passion, skills, dedication, and commitment deserve special commendation. They create improvements that many times are adopted into the mainstream game. Well done!
Perfection is an elusive goal. But together, through discussion, debate, and how we vote with our money, the game will get better.
Well said. According to Steam I've played for 839 hours. Despite the games issues it is a great value for the money. You can't take a family of four to the movies and buy popcorn for the price of this game. And it will only get better.
My daughter has long since flown out of the nest, and my wife hates going to the movie theater. Besides I think that Steam exaggerates!In fact, if you had a family of four before you bought this game and played 839 hours since release, you could guarantee you would never need to buy tickets and pop corn ever again!!!
If possible, please demonstrate that player stats are going down. It is an interesting hypothesis. And you could be right. Just wondering if you have access to player use data.
If possible, please demonstrate that player stats are going down. It is an interesting hypothesis.