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- Jul 14, 2012
Download Version 1.4.3 "Zhuazhou"
(Released 9/13/21, compatible with vanilla patch 1.4.X)
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Zhuazhou is the Chinese term for a ritual held on a child’s first birthday, where the baby gets to choose between different objects symbolizing careers or personality traits; the chosen object is used to forecast the child’s future. This ritual is a common practice throughout the Sinosphere, and is known as Thôi Nôi for Vietnamese, Doljabi for Koreans, and Erabitori for Japanese.
This update is intended to coincide with the one year anniversary of CK3 VIET’s release. Thanks to all the players and modders involved in my wonderful start to CK3 modding - with your support, I'm sure VIET (and RICE) will continue to grow with more fun events and features over time!
Very Immersive Events and Tales (VIET), the sequel to VIET Events for CK2, is a flavor mod that adds a vast collection of events about everyday life to spice up your game. These events add immersion and a diversity of experiences in between wars and vanilla’s event chains, and cover mundane minutiae ranging from small talk with courtiers and eating local cuisine to epic tales about love, philosophy, and the human condition.
Alongside many new events, I intend to adapt many of the events from the old VIET for CK2 as possible. I hope the lessons I learned from my eight years (with a hiatus) of modding CK2 will help me deliver a fun experience for any players interested in my mods. I welcome any and all feedback and I hope to continue adding more and more events in every update!
Feel free to use my work in your mods - all I ask is that I am credited and (if possible) to give me a heads up.
As an aside, I was originally going to name this mod Events About Simple Things as a kind of “rebranding,” but honestly I realized I was too attached to the VIET name, so I’ve decided to stick with it, although the acronym now stands for Very Immersive Events and Tales to emphasize the mod's focus on flavor events (my other mod for culture and region specific flavor will hopefully come later).
- Over 543 new flavor events to experience!
- Explore new decisions, character interactions, and event chains
- Game rule to disable sillier events for those who don't like them, with three levels to choose from: Balanced (Default), Serious (Restricted), and All Events (Full)
- Compatible with almost anything since it doesn't touch any vanilla files - even with overhaul mods, you can via game rule disable events that reference things specific to our medieval world that wouldn’t make sense in other time periods or universes (like fantasy and sci-fi conversion mods)
- Learn history with Historical Context tooltips that provide information about what inspired some of the events - sometimes, reality is stranger than fiction! (These can be disabled via game rule for those who find it immersion breaking.)
This is the successor to my VIET Events mod from CK2, and I intend to adapt as many of the events from there as possible. I hope the lessons I learned from my eight years (with a hiatus) of modding CK2 will help me deliver a fun experience for any players interested in my mods.
A huge thanks to the teams of WTWSMS (especially ILikeTrians and Loup99) and Lux Invicta (including tsf4), as well as M@ni@c, creator of Hide Your Jewelry, for maintaining and improving on VIET for CK2 over the years, which provided me a solid foundation for improved reboot of VIET Events.
Credits also to OrdepNM, who was my partner in crime in the early days of VIET for CK2 and who stepped up to help maintain it while I had serious medical issues years ago.
Special thanks to Sleight of Hand for pushing me to get into the CK2 modding scene and for other assistance over the years, which is why I am still here for some reason.
Huge thanks also to the various kind souls who are taking the time to translate the mod - you can see the full list of them in the "Features" section in the Steam mod page description.
Lastly, thanks to all the people who I worked with, took stuff from over the years, and provided encouragement and feedback.