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.
From having recently played as Russia: Those Livonian Order provinces would be Latvian, not Russian, and there's only 5 provinces of Latvian culture (which together with 3 Estonian and 5 Lithuanian provinces form their very own Baltic culture group, so even being a PLC or Russian empire doesn't give you a cultural union over them).Why is Poland converting the Russians into Germans!?
Next minute, there is an EMPRESS-CONSORT waiting. An EMPRESS. CONSORT. For an EMPRESS. So now, I have two women as the heads of the Imperial Family. I know my national ideas are progressive (warrior women, education of daughters) - but this is getting a tad out of hand. An Empress needs to have a heir/heiress, after all.
Well then. An Empress, and an Empress-Consort, without a heir/heiress. This will be...difficult.
Four years later, there was a Heiress again
I was having a chill ryukyu game where my goal was to simply take over south america and the spice island... then after just 10 years i figured out this was going to be a one of a kind game and HOLY SHIT when i discovered europe i was so right...
I mean, look at this pictures and know I HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH ALL OF THIS,,, i am still in a colonizing phase and im about to start moving to south america...
Starting with a mingplosion in 1450... moving on to a formation fo quing thatwas then beatend to death by a 3pm korea + japan + yan alliance
Then i looked at europe and it was fucking gorgeous...
OTTOMANS DIED... austria did annex hungary taking over bulgaria aswell... venice blobbed into balkans the hard way also
TABARESTAN AND ARDALAN are blobbing the shit out of persia and SIND is well on its way to form mugals...
i dont want this game to end.. like... ever
Well, then, all of a sudden, Portugal diplovassalized France, probably because France was threatened by Mali... I noticed that when I saw that France was occupied by Mali in their war vs Portugal.This Europe went totally insane, without any player intervention - besides me weakening the Ottomans so that Austria could get them more easily. But I don't even think they would have needed it.
France is soon to be gone because Austria got the BI + the Hungarian throne and then went on a mad rampage with their ally Britanny.
Castile had invaded almost all of Aragon and THEN they got the PU, when Aragon was down to 3 provinces. This means they formed Spain militarily, and still have the PU on the 3 provinces Aragon.
PLC did not form, Lithuania got attacked by the Russia+Denmark alliance in the middle of a war vs the Ottomans, so Poland dishonored and suddenly Kiev happened out of rebels, and then went on to eat all of Lithuania.
Ryazan is somehow still alive, as is Shirvan who used to be pretty big, hence the VERY unusual "Shirvani Saratov". On the edge of the map you can see Bukhara who is a longstanding ally of the Ottomans, which allows them to hold Russia back.
But the cherry on the turkish delight is undoubtedly the fact that Austria forced the Ottomans to release Candar and Theodoro.
A small update on this glorious Britanny and the state of Western Europe.
I don't think I can do that well playing Britanny, tbh. That's impressive.
Unfortunately Candar got annexed. But Theodoro is still alive.
Edit2: Here is the consequence of French weakness.
Denmark gets the claim by event, and I think it is called Mexican Mexico because you can not see their capital.I present to you Yeren the Retarded:
Wanting your own cores? Who ever heard of that?!
Also, apparently you can reach a higher rank than an Empire.
What the hell is this?
Serbians seem a wee bit lost.
And lastly, a classic: