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If my dynasty reaches the 75% decadence mark, and I'm able to defeat the new fresh desert prince, will it restart back at 25%?
 

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Will we be able to play as Mongols on start dates after their conversion to Islam?
 

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Revokation of Duchies
Duchies (emirates) are not considered to be intrinsically hereditary, so Muslims are allowed to revoke duchy titles at no opinion penalty from other vassals. This is also a good way of properly landing your sons to avoid gaining Decadence. (Incidentally, the Byzantine Empire is now allowed to do the same thing, though it does not have the Decadence mechanics.)

On which criteria AI will do those revokations ?
I'm not sure as a duke player I will love that much if it is too random/systematic.
 

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Excellent features mostly. Some are moderate, but none are bad or useless IMHO.

I believe you talked about weakening the Byzantines. The ducal revokation, should boost them I suppose, how will you weaken them then?

Could we get some examples of commander traits? How huge a difference will a skilled commander make? As it now, the five more archers wins the battle mostly, will it be possible to win battles where you're seriously outnumbered, but have some superb commander in charge? Like Agincourt?
 

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If my dynasty reaches the 75% decadence mark, and I'm able to defeat the new fresh desert prince, will it restart back at 25%?

The Decadence revolt reduces Decadence by 50%,
 

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Doomdark, a couple of questions if I may:

~ Have you moved over to the culture of the province script (like in Syren's mod) for cultural buildings or will they still be destroyed if a foreign-culture ruler takes over?

~ Can you give us a couple of examples of new cultural buildings? :D
 

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So, you made the Byzantines more powerful?
 

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as far as i remember from the stream about SoI is that Seljuk is boosted to compesate so they're a worthy opponent having a reasonably good chance of winning, sans human interruption (and is warring for all of Kingdom of Armenia now), so the question is if ERE truely have become more powerfull

well... i'm guessing it'll be balance checked and if they're still growing to strong i'd guess they could remove some preestablished holdings
 

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On which criteria AI will do those revokations ?
I'm not sure as a duke player I will love that much if it is too random/systematic.

Just remain in your liege's good graces and you should be safe.
 

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I believe you talked about weakening the Byzantines. The ducal revokation, should boost them I suppose, how will you weaken them then?

They have fewer Holdings. Mainly the Seljuks are more powerful, though, and the Caliphs are likely to call Jihad on the ERE. However, the ERE is still too powerful and we are looking into additional ways of nerfing them.
 

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I've been thinking about the power of the ERE and the HRE, as well as some of my created Empires. It seems to me that the central issue is that as an Empire gets bigger it gets more stable, since if 75% of the realm tries to declare independence you can just crush them one at a time, while in this period larger realms were less stable not more. Maybe if there was a "size of the realm" modifier for chance to declare war, like how "distance from the capital" works now it would weaken the bigger realms.
 

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Have you increased piety gain for muslims? 50 piety for 1 province seems quite steep, not to mention that fighting a war for one province is so slow, would be better for duchy claims.


Also how are Jihads determined?
 

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Looking forward to trying the new features!

Overall it seems like a very good update to the game.
 

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How does a Muslim ruler's relation to the caliph work? Is it the same as any vassal to a lord, the caliphs had an odd brand of secular and religious power so that it wouldn't have necessarily made sense for a leader to declare independence from them.
 

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I will make my empire stable by destroying most if the duchies :D
Goodbye Beja, Goodbye trondaleg, goodbye Lancaster ;)

Thank you Doom!

PS: I will destroy this titles if I'm an old Ruler near to death