Keeper of the Converters
- Feb 27, 2009
Is this a personal preference thing? I'd much prefer to have vassals in EU3...
But think about it from this direction: if we're going to blobify the independent realms, why is the Holy Roman Empire exempt? In CK2 the HRE is a large and powerful realm with many vassals, and so is France (to pick one example). But now, after conversion, the HRE becomes a dis-united cluster of (non-vassalised) states, while france becomes a fully united (if decentralised) complete nation. Is this not a balance issue?
When converting for vassals, both the HRE and France become a set of member states, with the HRE subject to the HRE rules, and France (and the other kingdoms) requiring proper unification (with unification being easier for high crown authority).
A very good point. It's the reason I've left the HRE mechanic as a config option: I'm not convinced on that point.
Though…looking at the 1337 start. The HRE has minimum CA, and only one King-level vassal. Maybe we could say empire-level titles are weak? (Byzantium only has duke-level titles [two lower] below and is small, maybe that's something that can inform us?).
In any case, I am more than willing to confess I don't know! That's why I keep all you analytical types around :-D
Oooh, thought on the phrasing of your question to me. Is there any was we could work this so it's configurable? Then we could leave it to peoples' personal preferences (with a decent default option, of course).