Eternal leader of all Ducks
- Dec 13, 2006
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.
You are right. These people deserve an AAR. And here's hoping you can help them put their swords where their mouths are, and live up to the billing!Farquharson said:Finally a word about the Zaporozhian Cossacks and their "sich minds". While researching these people, I was delighted to discover the painting by Ilya Repin at the top of the first post, "Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Turkey". The painting will be familiar to players of "Cossacks" as it features on the cover. What I didn't know was that these guys were busy composing a letter to the Sultan, the text of which you can read here. This must surely rank as a classic among diplomatic insults, and gives a valuable insight, I feel, into the Cossack mentality. As soon as I read it, I knew I just had to write an AAR about these guys!
I've noticed the same thing in my games. I had a vassal, same religion, allied, marriage, sending gift after gift to get relations up then next thing I know it would drop by 50 or so for no apparent reason.Farquharson said:An alliance with Poland wasn't my first choice, but of course while I was a vassal it was all I could get. My relations with them aren't good (-118) and although this is supposedly rising by about 2 per year, it isn't - every time I look it's plummeted even lower.
Getting the ai to accept alliances after the first couple of months is nigh on impossible I've found. So many times I'm told the chance is impossible and if I offer thats true enough then a month of two later they ask me into an alliance.Farquharson said:Meanwhile I have +195 relations with Russia and a Royal Marriage but I'm told that an alliance with them is "Impossible".
Capped at two? I've never actually read or seen that but experience in game suggests completely otherwise. I should imagine the prestige is a very big factor in not getting them to accept. I still haven't got to grips with the prestige system but it seems pretty important.Farquharson said:They are already allied with Montenegro and the Qasim Khanate, so maybe they feel that's enough. But if the AI really caps its alliances at two, how come Wurzburg is now allied with Riga, Teutonic Order, Alsace, Cologne, Mainz, Munster, Salzburg and Trier? Or perhaps its my -12 prestige that's blocking my chances with Russia? Any helpful advice concerning alliances would be most welcome!