Consul of Divergences
- Jul 7, 2011
At every update this thread becomes even more mad
Waiting for the next DD
Waiting for the next DD
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.
That's true, yes, but that begs the question of how much is determined by individuals and how muchIn alternative history genre there is something called "point of divergence" - that is, the point in which the history became alternative to what really happened. The further into the past such POD lies, the bigger the changes are. It's easy to understand if you compare it to, say, your first school or city in which you lived as a kid - would your life be the same if you went to a different school or lived in a different city? The answer is obviously no, it would be completely different in many ways, some more subtle than others.
And when the POD is hundreds of years into the past (counting from current year 1500 A.D.) the changes have to be proportionally greater. Dozens of generations lived and died differently, millions of people who lived in our timeline were never born and events like Great Dying, Sunset Invasion and others occured which fundamentally altered the history. So nope, there is no chance that the unique combination of factors which allowed for instance Copernicus to do what he did in our timeline may arise in "Imperium Sine Fine". This is madness indeed
Yep, we can't make things too easy now can we?Well I don't think we'll see all these appear for the time being. The Emperor is still all-powerful and the Empire is surrounded by mortal enemies.
Political thought, liberalism, freedom would only emerge in more stable times I think when one does not fear for his life every day (although I know some works emerged in unstable times but let us be honest, these authors did not have to fear Xenoi or Mongols craving their hearts out of their body ; or maybe someone could write something akin to the Leviathan of Hobbes, I think the emperor would like it and we have the riight context for it )
However if the threat one day is pushed back with Europa reclaimed and an effective limes established . near the Hordes then maybe intelletctuals will begin to doubt the ,system and think differently.
Pisa delenda est.
(yes, this is screenshot from the incoming chapter)
This AAR may never die - it only rises again, harder and stronger!It's...
PRAISE ST. MARKOS
Takes a long sip of coffee
Massive spit take!
So many implications from that screenshot, some of them blasphemous, or maybe it's a display bug, or maybe the Imperium and the Xenoi are tearing Pisa apart. Glad the AI is getting crutches after the Xenoi AI'd themselves into a peasant's war, the horde managed to get dogpiled by two major powers, and the Pisan traders apparently started importing coca leaves when they made THAT decision.
Yup Which begs a question - which one would you prefer to get first guys: next chapter, dev diary or the "special update"?I don't want to sound pushy, but didn't you plan a special update before the next chapter Czoklet ?