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.
Exactly. It must be dizzying.To say these last few decades have been revolutionary for the Yldar is to understate the case.
In just one lifetime they have become one polity with the Glost-Werheni, met other strange and fearsome folk and phenomena, and now their very understanding of their place in the cosmos is brought into play.
Hoo boy, that's certainly going to be a lot for Yldar society to digest. Still, they seem to be adapting to their new circumstances rather well, all told. I do have to wonder what's going to happen when they finally make contact with a proper Fallen Empire, now that a certain baseline of expectations has already been set.
I do have to admit, though, I'm a little surprised you didn't go with "Monetize the findings"
The Limbo event chain is one I've always enjoyed whenever I encounter it. Looking forward to seeing how that one is resolved down the line.
I've come across it occasionally, though not in my previous AAR.I never saw this event before.
Glad you like it!Digging this so far! Subbing along for the ride.
Indeed! Though I'm sure the Yldars would insist their 'religion' is entirely non-supernatural!Those are some frightening mysteries of the past coming to the fore - it must be a very troubling time to be a (former) atheist.
And/or exciting!Really must be hard to be an Yldar at this point in time.
Yes. I'm not sure quite how his predecessor might have acted but perhaps less openly.It is to Chairman Jondru's credit that he did not attempt to suppress or monetize the findings.
Thank you! The game has been a lot of fun to play and interpret so far!Once again, enjoy reading and seeing how you make the culture and society come to life.
Thank you.I utterly missed the start of this, and the end of Ü-Tsang.
A very rich and interesting start! The new diplomacy sounds like it remedies the major beef I had with Stellaris up to now - is it expansion-specific or for everyone?
Thank you! As I've said it was a fascinating if daunting series of events!Well done weaving that event chain in.
Thanks!That is a twist- I've seen that event chain in a few games, but I don't think I've ever taken that direction. I've enjoyed the glimpses into Yldar society and culture.
Thanks!You've hit upon a really interesting way to weave in an event chain that I'm not particularly fond of usually. Love what you're doing with it.
Very much so!Ah yes, the Old Gods event chain. I've only gotten it a few times, but it's always darkly fascinating.
I've only gotten to the point where I can download their brains into robots once. In my case I allowed them to settle on a planet in my empire, but I know they can form their own empire if you let them. Though since you're spiritualist now, the former may not go over so well...Very much so!
I also really liked the Limbo event even if I've never played far enough in previous games to see that play out.
Very true, unfortunately.I found the Limbo event fascinating but it left me with a bit of a bind as to where to go with that. 'Spiritualism' in game terms doesn't handle investigating AI well.
That is interesting. I guess it is an issue I'll have to consider in time!I've only gotten to the point where I can download their brains into robots once. In my case I allowed them to settle on a planet in my empire, but I know they can form their own empire if you let them. Though since you're spiritualist now, the former may not go over so well...
Well said!Very true, unfortunately.
The construction of the Yldars' fourth habitat, for all the toils and travails it took, is certainly a watershed moment in their history. Even if it would pale in comparison to what their Originators would have been able to accomplish, the mere fact that they have the resources and the wherewithal to take on a task like constructing and populating a new habitat in a new system demonstrates that they're capable of taking their destiny in their own hands. The settlers of Madragon's Stronghold will almost certainly have their own issues to contend with as they try to carve out their own place in the bigger scheme of Yldar society, but by the same token they'll be paving the way to the Yldars' future as they move forward themselves.
Thank you!That laughter will roam the stars now... A sad story, which also humanize the involved. Good job!
Hopefully indeed!It is a very interesting perspective, about whether being void-dwellers is a natural stage of evolution. And, from the Yldar perspective, it seems a not unreasonable hypothesis.
And the habitat sounds like a suitably titanic undertaking. Hopefully not metaphorical icebergs.
Yes. Going bankrupt would be embarrassing for a Megacorporation civilisation!That's some very bold ambition; let us hope it pays off without bankrupting the Yldar.
You old optimist you!Still waiting for devouring swarms, rogue exterminators and genocidal neighbours to spice up the life of the Yldar.
Thanks, and I really like how you are handling your own AAR!It looks like the Void Dwellers origin is pretty popular right now among AAR writers here. I just started one on my own Void Dweller game. Still, very nicely written! I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of your game went.
Thanks and hope you enjoy!
Hah!So they've had to do some fighting, but now they're in luck! They've met the lion dudes from Twilight Imperium!
Thank you very much!Just read the first couple of updates. Really great stuff! I love the conceit of a protagonist species whose own history is not only lost to them, but virtually irrecoverable. Sets everything up in a lovely way for a Stellaris AAR; something genuinely alien about the idea of these guys just out in the void, even the very date unknown to our human perspective. And the Yldar themselves have been brought to life with a great level of economy. Enjoying the light touch history book style a lot!
Excited to keep reading!