How goes your realm anons?
>>1547780>pagan reformed daju >wins catholic crusade against orthodoxsDamn, this gives me flashbacks about my germanic reformed saxon campaign, when my God-King was Jesus Christ Odinson, in Ironmode and without mods.
>>1547780kek what causes this bug
>>1547780Not very good but mostly due to me handicapping myself to get a challenge and am loving it compared to the minmaxy games I have been having lately.Just got hit with this event after deciding I would make this game a tall one lmao seems like its blobbing time in a couple years.
>>1547780That portrait is racist. Please remove.
>>1548426>Tall child doesn’t let you play tall
>>1547780More or less good. My historical tism made me reload a save when my title-revoked brother became grandmaster of the Knights of Santiago and magically de-vassalize the order from me just because he wanted to. That shit makes no sense: The order was established by leonese-castilian monarchs and ultimately always remained under the crown. Besides that, the game is fairly normal and now I am just waiting my moment to strike back against a reunited Al-Andalus. Against all odds one of the taifa kingdoms (my tributary, in fact), waged war and conquered all others, and once I came back from a crusade the lower half of the Peninsula is green. Pretty kino I would say.
>>1548662Did he have a low opinion of you or were you the wrong religion?
>>1548323Is this an early start mod? A Rome of that size by 862 with defensive pacts on seems rough otherwise.
>>1548774>Is this an early start mod? Nah. I started in 769, as early as Charlemagne dlc allows me. I just had a bit of fun with console commands; almost solely giving me extra funds. I expanded aggressively by constantly purchasing mercenaries (and the npc vassal kings also expanded on their own).
>>1548817Ah, that would explain it.And the hell is going on with those Zunibils over there, did Zun somehow not die out?
>>1548426Wow, you are just staying as a count? Did you start in 700s or 800s?
>>1549479800s.I made it a challenge of following my characters traits to the end.My first one was a content greedy craven so I just ended his entire 12 year reign hoarding ducats, then the second was a greedy brave man so I spent his 8 year reign gaining two province alongside my own by attacking fellow vassals since my liege got really big due to a relative of his dying, then he got assasinated since he made rivals and enemies by getting too powerful too quick, got assasinated. And now my current one was a child when he took over and I had my main province taken away in war declared against my liege by another duke, that province was pretty pimped out by the second character so its a huge loss.
>>1548658It'd be a waste to not build an empire with a child of destiny. Its too tempting I wont resist it.
>>1548771low opinion: i had taken his titles before that, not to mention I also forced him to join the order, lol.
What's for you the peak and best "crusader" starting character? the one that best embodies the theme of conquering paradise, either for his location, historical background or potential?
>>1550739The Hautevilles at Apulia, early game is interesting and the mid to late game will have you facing strong empires in nearly every direction. So its never boring.
>>1547780It would be better if it wasn't for my extremely low end PC and DLC limitations.
Anyone knows where is the opinion line for "having too many duchies"? I'm not talking about editing the number of held duchies which is in defines file. I'm talking about that -10 opinion penalty for each duchy.
Does anyone have a mod that fixes exclave independence thing and makes it work every 5 or 10 years instead of on rulers death?
favorite portrait mod?
>>1551476I really like Elder Kings Frosty Portraits. Obviously it's Elder Kings submod, but portraits are well done, mixing more modern gfx-es quite well. I usually use one of BLG submods, since I often play with mods.
>>1551291I'm pretty sure it's infinite and if it's not it's some unrealistically high cap, at least over -1000.
Is there a random map generator for CK2?Seems like it would be perfect to use with random world.
>>1552267there use to be a guy who made a mod that generated a random map with random religions, random cultures, random characters and even a random historydon't know if he ever updated it to the latest version of CK2
>>1551238love this start. great if you wanna build a south Italian kingdom that branches into Africa and the east Mediterranean, or take crusader states. My best game was converting to Neopolitan, becoming Orthodox after repeated excommunications, conquering Italy, placing a branch of the family on the Jerusalem and Egyptian thrones, and then getting elected Byzantine emperor. I was about 400 years into the game and close to reforming Rome when my savefile corrupted and made me wanna kill myself
>>1552267there was, but it's abandonware
Why doesn't the game let me create the empire of Abyssinia when i have all the de jure territories to do so? Why do i also need the crown of Egypt too?! I have Ethiopia, i have Nubia and one quarter of my court is influenced by my sister in law who wants to kill me for a dispute on an exclave duchy in Georgia, aren't these enough in order to be considered an emperor?!
>be Corsica>marry princess of Byzantine emperor>use emperor to rebel against Lombardy>emperor transfers vassalage of Sardinia>rebel against him>turn Corsica and Sardinia into an independent economic powerhouse>game freezes, corrupted filemfw
coomer modpack whereno I'm not digging through the workshop and three different forums to find shit that was updated after p*x fucked everything
>>1552590No digging, no mods. You should be able to find all CK2 porn mods on LoversLab. Requires an account.
>>1552341>Why doesn't the game let me create the empire of Abyssinia when i have all the de jure territories to do so? Why do i also need the crown of Egypt too?!There is nothing notable in those two kingdoms, you have to be a part of civilization to be an empire.
>>1551695>BLG submodsyeah I use Better Looking Garbs too
>>1552557Make multiple saves next time.
>>1552557Auto save every 3 months, fren.
>>1552624I guess i'll just restore the roman empire then.
>>1547780Very well. This started out as an unstable mess settled from nomads but a few decades of shrewd viceroyalty use and council bribes has turned this into a proper empire now. Most of the land is buddhist. Also, Guge is ruled by Rurikids descended from a child of destiny
>>1554458So what is your goal with it now?
CK2 is a king
>>1554275>will not consider an offer from an infidel
I kinda want to turn off defensive pacts since they are nonsense and hurt the AI more than the player since the player can work around them in ways the AI cannot.
Went to war against the Pechenegs with an overwhelming numerical advantage but then the greek doux I called in rebelled against the emperor and his army left me. I got shrekt by the pechenegs and then another doux declared war on me and stole my capital.I want to fucking die.
>>1555884ok do it
>>1555993Meh it would be boring if you won all the time.Why are the Tyrells in agot mod so infertile or so prone to dying, every game I have margaery always ends up as LP.
>>1547780Lizard extermination is going well, will continue to exterminate those filthy scaleskins. FUCK SCALIES.
>>1558348How did you get the doom-driven trait?
>>1556072I think I’ll try installing the Early Aztecs, Early Mongols, Early Vikings and Early Crusades/jihads/great holy wars mod instead. They should be able to carve out nice empires for themselves even with defensive pacts on in 769.
>>1558481Random event.I was playing normally when it gave me the trait, I am playing the interregnum date and that date has the highest chance of getting it.Which daedra is the best to worship?I have a heir thats a pretty good mage and want to see the daedra mechanics as I have really only played as a nord and then as a nord vampire and imperial character.Are the khajiit characters any different than imperial ones?
>just wanted a chill pious brabant game>get elected >conquer france as revenge for taking away brugge and gent from me>king of a bloated realm with funky succession laws on every title now:(
>>1563772>tfw a unified primogeniture france-germany
What's a Nubian?
>>1547780I’ve just started playing the game again over the last week and ran into a bug. My personal levies counter has gone to 0/0/0 - that is, 0 raised / 0 available / 0 total. My vassal counter is working normally. I tried saving and ending both wars to see if it would fix it, but it didn’t. Is this a bug? There are no warnings telling me what would be causing this, and if I can’t raise levies then the game is effectively over. I’ve looked all over the internet but haven’t found a solution.I am a child under a regency. My father was excommunicated and abdicated his throne to me. I invited him back to court and made him a vassal. I also created two other vassals. I am over the demense and vassal limit due to my father having revoked titles from some rebellious lords, but the council won’t approve any more land grants to existing or new vassals. I am currently fighting two wars - one I declared, and one that was declared on me. I have no other standing armies. My capital is currently under siege. My father is training troops in a smaller county.
>>1548426Is that a graphics mod? My game looks nothing like that.
>>1549579This is the most fun way to play. My first time playing I barely understood the mechanics and just relied on alternating waves of pissing off vassals and family members and then dying as soon as I could so the diplo penalties would go away in the next generation. It’s way more fun if you just play to your role.My only criticism of the game is that it’s fun to play at slow speeds taking your time, but you usually end up pausing to avoid changing circumstances, and then having to speed up the game when a war you’re fighting is a forgone conclusion. I feel like you could make the game turn based and it would gain a lot more depth. You could still invest as much time as you wanted into planning, but not have to speed through what would otherwise be a 20 minute war that you’ve obviously already won.
>>1567168its hip its a very good modpack that changes a lot of things for the better.
>>1567166>I am over the demenseIt's probably this one. Change the council or eat up tyranny. Being above vassal limit also gives you less vassal levies, but I don't think it has any influence on your personal levies.
>>1567186Unfortunately I’m in a regency, and I don’t have the money to buy enough favors for it to make a difference. It’s just weird, I knew there were levy penalties but I didn’t think they could go to zero.
>>1567194It can, if you have way too many holdings. I think it's percentage penalty to income and levies for each holding over the limit. If you own any baronies, you can give them away without any tyranny, by right clicking them and choosing create a new vassal option.
I started a campaign in India many months ago (might have started last year in fact) and posted here in /vst/ pretty often. I took a break from the game and from 4chn as well, now I'm back to finally end that campaign.
I will play hip and cheat since i can't play as the count of thouars in 867 without getting plotted to death or,,,, normans
>>1567837What, no India?
>>1568558Stop being bad at the game
>>1568589will good soon
>>1568571>What, no India?It was one of my initial plans but after a few setbacks it took me a while to recover and I realized there wouldn't be enough time left to form India WHILE keeping my territory 100% indo-aryan and buddhist (my 2 other goals).It was a fun campaign anyway, more challenging than the european one I played before.
>>1567837its crazy how much more money there is in india and areas outside of europe in general.
>>1567837Which bloodlines did you collect?
>>1568810Probably because of all those silk road trade posts.>>1568828I forged my own warrior philosopher bloodline. Not very good to be honest.
>>1558481how'd you get BLG working with elder kings? it consistently crashes my shit, even with the compatch
>>1547780No point in playing this game until a project like OpenXcom or OpenRA pops up that makes the game more moddable.
>>1567837India is so incredibly easy in this game. They didn't bother making it balanced.>6 gazillions moneys>can switch to jain to choose your heir>can implement religious revocation and switch religions to revoke your whole real down to the barony levelIf you're willing to put in 45 min of clicking while paused you can basically renew your vassal pool every ten years and get a whole realm at 100 opinion
>>1573712This would be the dreambut CleanSlate is decent
>Decide to try CK2+ because im getting bored HIP>Play as Hastein to do some weird shit>Cant prepare any invasionsSo whats the fucking deal with this mod? Is there some pre req i dont know about? I dont even see the option greyed out on anyone
>>1547780We are in 2023. Play CK 3, chud
>>1574786But anon I find the map very hard to look at and I find the lack of content boring.
>>1574786its visually unsimulating, I dont know how they managed to make such a soulless ui, though mods are saving the game maybe in the next year when they extend the travel mechanics to go on adventures and shit since paradox is focusing on only rpg mechanics.
>>1575513I have a theory that they made a generic UI due to several conversion mods set in different time periods or even universes. I always found that CK 2's UI was too medieval and historical which didn't mesh well with certain mods such as GoT and that Roman mod.
>>1575730Ck2 ui was different for kingdoms,tribes,pagans,muslims,catholics, just switching the color of the ui made it mesh well with any mod just look at the winter king mod where it doesnt take you out of the immersion even the got mod if you look at it it does mesh well. Most modders would touch the colours and make it mesh well.The real reason is they needed ck3 ui to be console accessible so they simplified it to look like a mobile game ui.
>>1573925>India is so incredibly easy in this game. They didn't bother making it balanced.Depends. If you start small it can be tough since the indian subjugation casus belli makes some kingdoms much more powerful than they would be otherwise and it snowballs.The fact that the suzerain cannot deny requests to join wars for their tributaries can make the tributaries very dangerous as well.I had a pretty good kingdom going on until a tributary with a powerful suzerain started to invade and conquer everyone in India, he had a 3k army and his 14k suzerain was doing all the fighting for him, moping up everyone. Eventually the tributary kingdom became as big as the suzerain's.A powerful suzerain in India is like having free mercenary troops.
>>1576508Doesn't the tributary break automatically if they get too big?
>crush a neighboring muslim state to get one province from its vassal>my liege sees it as an opportunity to declare a holy war against said religion of peace neighbour>every single sunni ruler under the sun joins against my liege as expected>our next door juggernaut christian frog kingdom sees it as an opportunity to claim a province from my liege>sieges all my provinces on its way to gain enough score>two lost wars later, the muslim vassal I stole the province from declares war for it>net result; zero gained provinces, negative treasure, half my relatives as prisoners in Frogland and retinues reduced to atomsWhat was the lesson here?
>>1576566Only if their realm becomes bigger than the suzerain's.
>>1555789>send gift>buy favor>"invite " to court>demand religious conversion>marriage
>>1567196i am always amused when a baron tier rebels.
>>1577624Courtier won't accept favour invitations if they are close family, claimants, married or have a job at the court they currently reside. This makes it much harder to abuse favours since most characters that you'd be interested in grabbing will inevitably fall into one of these categories.
>>1577832>since most characters that you'd be interested in grabbing will inevitably fall into one of these categoriesnah.i got many characters with great stats this way.sure, i fucked up with some because i was on a great inviting streak then bumped into family members by mistake.
>>1547780Are there any timeline extension mods for ck2? Always wanted to play crusader kings in the renaissance.
>>1547780>cannot usurp before (date)>cannot usurp a title from someone who is at war>cannot usurp before (new date)>cannot usurp a title from someone who is at war>cannot usurp title from ruler of a different religion and still has land in it
It's honestly hard for me to go back to CK2, It's objectively a better game than 3 but it's also way slower, it sucks having to wait like 10 years for a claim only to die and lose it
>>1578628>claimreal christians get land from infidels.
>playing Warhammer mod>become chaos worshipper>want to become Everchosen>but becoming a demon prince is also seems pretty cool>Everchosen says nothing about not being a demon prince>pick demon prince and wait like 10 more years for the winds of chaos to grow>finally have all requirements to become Everchosen>now the "can't be daemon prince" requirement appears, wasting hours of progressshould I load back or just use console commands to remove the daemon prince trait?
So what happened to the GoT all-in-one mod? Used to be a thread active around here.Might you give me a link to the feller's github?
Does anybody know of a CK2 to EU3 converter that actually works?
>emperor of scandinavia >finally get a genius son>54 years old near death>genius son suddenly bedridden and incapable with the flu, his son too>other son suddenly has leprosy
Silly Mythos dragon wearing a hooman face mask
>>1580044Damn that's an ugly ass catIt's literally too painful to look at
Alright lads it’s that time againPost your favourite starting characters and their respected dates For me it’s >1066 count if vermandois the last karling
>>1580735This was the first character I played as back when the fat dna was still a thing.I still remember my deformed kinsman being a total bro that lived for a very long time on my council.This start was way better for vanilla than mumu imo
>>1547780Nowhere. Never try modding when you lazy talentless asses guys. I did, and now i making mod to play on snail pass, instead of actually playing.
I unsubscribed a few mods from my workshop a few hours back, but they insists on showing up on the game launcher no matter what I do. How do I fix this?
>>1580945Delete local files. Either Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings II/mods or wherever Steam stores mods, but I think it's this folder.
>>1547780Doing a Crimean Goth campaign with HIP, I convert to Catholicism because Orthodoxy is a meme and I own most of Crimea and the Pontic Steppe, also blursed Rûm
>>1578628>having to wait like 10 years for a claim only to die and lose itblabbing is gay
This game looks really cool and I'm wondering if it like EU 4 where I seem to need to purchase $100 in dlc to make a complete game?
>>1582848yes but you can just own the base game and pirate the dlc
>>1547780The west has fallen, society has collapsed across western europa, millions have died but soissons endures, the visigoths have been defeated, the franks contained and the burgandians subjugated, the light of civilization shall survive in the west
I like HIP but outside the main bookmarked startdates several areas have rather unhistorical setups: Vizcaya should be a vassal of Castille around 1212, not of Navarra, and half of Leon should belong to Aragon during the lifetime of Alfonso the Battler.
>>1580044This is why you have as Many kids as possible
SWMH or HIP with the default map?
Any mods for making the game more interesting?I always liked to put the vassel and realm limits down to reduce the blobs and increase war.
>>1584473Soissons to hellenic Roman Empire was fun but way too buggy
Playing Muslim for the first time, does anyone know why this trade zone isn't connecting Basara and Baghdad? I own both trade posts, as well as the counties of Baghdad, Al Amarah, Kufa and Basra
>>1585321Trade zones only count sea tiles as connecting between nonadjacent trade posts.
>>1547780playing nomad for the first time, It's fun to be so op
>play ck2>join a crusade>get 9k in gold, get your relative on a throne (they're going to die heirless in 10 years, so you inherit)>marry into tuscany>marry into some other kingdom 5 years into a game after a woman inherits it>ask for a claim from the pope on a duchy owned by a child>you're stupidly powerful in only like 10 years from game startwhat do bros, ck2 has become way too dull and easy
>>1585853Play as another character in a different realm upon the death of your current character.
>>1585857but i want to stay as the heir of my current character, just not be so stupidly powerful and have things constantly going my wayi wanted to have a slow and steady angevin campaign but by the first character i was king of egypt, with my heir being future king of croatia and duke of tuscany>inb4 dont marry anyone
>>1585826Best CoA on the Steppe
>>1585826I think Nomad is boring.I prefer playing as Tribal.
>>1585826It gets boring fast, nomads never stop getting stronger and every single province conquered takes so many clicks to manage.>>1585853If you're going to play as a catholic ruler you should start in 769, and not as Charlemagne.No crusades for at least 130 years, no HRE to claim, and muslims and pagans are likely to expand into western europe before you become strong enough to prevent it.Yeah I know 769 is a joke history wise, but if you pick anything else you will never struggle as a catholic.
>>1585931>It gets boring fast, nomads never stop getting stronger and every single province conquered takes so many clicks to manage.I really wish they had found a way to make nomads hit a wall somewhere, such that the "settle as feudal" button was useful for something beyond roleplaying.They made a whole-ass dlc around nomads, but seemingly never tested them for balance.
>>1585935I think the main culprit is the invasion CB which is far too powerful, probably more than they intended.Subjugation is fine, they get strong vassals who hate them and will try to break free through factions or on succession (choose unstable nomads).The balance would have been better if nomads could only own steppe land, and relied on strong vassals or tributaries for the rest of the world, but invasions allow them to take feudal land with absolutely no downsides. If you don't raze anything, provinces don't even revolt, and if they have at least 2 holdings, vassal khans don't even mind that their khagan owns all that valuable land.
HIP map is way more pretty than vanilla it isn't even close
I mainly just play this game to have a harem of girls from every culture
Question; every time I try to save the game crashes, even though I was able to save at least 2 years into the game. I also deleted previous saved games, but it isn't helping. Does anyone know why this is happening?
>>1585931i want to play in 1066
>>1585826an update on my game as a nomad>my whole family start dying of cancer>my character die of cancer>my heir die of gout after reigning for 2 years>my new heir being a kid, losing clan leadership>reconquer my lands until I become an adult>become an adult and join the eagle clan>first mission of the eagle clan, fight a duel>first duel in my life, lose it and die>not have heirs>lose the fucking gameniggers, what pagan god did I make angry to deserve this shit?
Why do my subordinates and vassals hate me? I've been throwing money at them and fixing their mismanagement in their territory but they all seem to have a burning desire of hatred to me.Is it because I keep on seducing the wives of my most powerful subordinates (not that I'm going to stop as I'm about 25 bastards in and going) or is it they just mad cause I'm easily able to defeat them through the power of money?
>>1547780Anyone know a mod that lets you pick anyone as Byzantine Commander?
>>1584866swmh has no mongols, i like mongols
Does anybody know how to convert my ck2 hip save into a eu4 save since I want to continue the campaign?
>>1586811Just mod it yourself.
>>1587059What in the game files?
>>1586389Well if you want to play the easy mode and not be bored then you must refrain from using your strong options, don't participate in crusades, never marry a HRE princess, don't request invasions, etc.Catholicism tends to win and expand in 1066 even without player involvement so you will be more of an observer.
>>1584473I'd love to play wtwsms but the non aligned rivers piss me off so much
>>1579893I don't have a link but it was called Merged AGOT.
>>1587753Thanks, found the git lab. 6 months since the last commit. Hope the dev is ok.
>>1547780>tfw still no updates for WTWSMS, at least a big bug fix patch and maybe map update somedayI suffer...
>>1587758the discord is still semi active, I've asked a few questions on it concerning my own modding and mergeanon has responded to help me out. I might be talking out of my ass when I say this, but I think he realized how bloated/heavy the modpack was and realized he'd never get it to where he wanted it. as it stands, you are hard pressed to get a game past 100 years and if you do, slowdown and crashes at predetermined dates will fuck you over. maybe he's been working on a new version and I'm full of shit, but despite his incredibly commendable effort, it seems the engine could not handle the level of heat in mergeanon's kitchen.
I've only just started playing CK2 and it's opened my eyes on how hard it is to run a country. You don't have to worry too much about your vassals and whatnot in EU4 or HOI4, it's hard to adjust to but it's a fun experience
>Haven't played in years.>Open game, there's a cheap ugly 'free to play' banner for some reason.>Start a new game.>The UI's completely different.What the fuck?
>>1588375It reflects that time period. Medieval french kings were the perfect example of "primus inter pares", technically kings but constantly dealing with the powerful french dukes. CK2 doesn't even properly show how weak they were.It's nothing like the absolutist early modern period, at which point vassals virtually lost all their political power.
>>1587347Probably, but I personally wouldn't know where this one is specifically. Probably under targeted decisions or something like that.https://ck2.paradoxwikis.com/Decision_modding
Anyone else do autistic stuff like writing up stories about their campaigns or doing AARs? I styled this one after the ASOIAF wiki in a simple google doc, if I played it more I might do a whole html file.In this one I was dicking around as pirate Aurane Waters when my AI son started doing crazy shit like taming a dragon and becoming regent of Westeros. The next three generations of characters were w*men that fucked up the dynasty, was fun to play.
>>1590378No, but I had fun dicking around as Aurane Waters too
>>1547780Anyone else builts cities/castles/temples before unpausing the game on day 1?
>>1587930They've moved onto the CK3 version sadly.
>>1592486?You don't start with that much money tho unless you're playing a meme start
>>1592540I go to every feudal/iqta and built holdings since the AI likes to build mostly temples
>>1592486This is unlikely to be the best move, unless you don't plan to be at war for decades for some reason.
>>1592486doesnt everybody start with no money day 1?
Are there any links to the recent HIP versions? The one on the paradox forum is dead.
>>1592540>>1592714characters start with around 20-100 also read >>1592623 console command charinfo cash >>1592710Is pretty normal desu except for the larger levies and more wealth in early game
>>1590378Nah. I was able to win the Iron Throne with Aegon's Host, though. It only lasted a year and I got my shit pushed in by armies from the Westerlands and the Reach. Jamie Lannister escaped captivity before I could execute him. He ended up as the fucking King. On a good note, Jon Snow was killed by White Walkers but they stopped attacking and went back to ice hell after beating the Nights Watch. I took control of a character in Asshai. After 50 years>Starks are extinct and the North is controlled by the Trident through House Baelish>There is no king on the Iron Throne, there is a 16 year old unmarried Fossoway queen>Lannisters still banging each other>the Iron Islands took over the entire Reach and parts of Dorne>the Vale hasn't changed and still has Arryn's in charge
>>1593413>console command charinfo cashthe game is already easy enough no need to cheat.
what are some fun starts, lads?i already had the vkikings>>1593161its in that thread, like one before the last page
>>1593625https://ck2.paradoxwikis.com/Interesting_characters_guideNow you pick the other side and play Anglo-Saxons, or Britons - Cornwall and Alt Clut are especially fun. Crimean Goths are a harder start on the other side of Europe. If you want something more exotic, try Zunists. Zunbli dynasty rules Afghanistan in 769 and follows uniwue religion worshipping the Sun. Mighty Caliphate borders you, so staying independent can be challenging.
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>>1593609You didn't read the post correct
>>1567173Insane take actually. Crusader Kings would straight up be better if it wasn't real time because they can't decide on how to handle time, events and so on.
>be me>kill the king, my own father>take the throne and marry my mother>have multiple kids with her>one day the secret that I murdered my father is revealed>mother-wife gets very stressed out and dies>somehow I end up wounding myself and lose my eyes>spend the rest of my life with my daughter-sister>be Bisutun Ziyarid of Tabaristan>pic unrelated
>>1593413In the early game you get far more value from mercs to win major wars and grab land.
>>1585826if only nomad gameplay wasn't "carpal tunnel simulator" this mod is basically a requirement to play as them since for some reason paradox changed the hotkey at some point and the new one doesn't work (just click the wrong management alert and press c instead of going to every barony and pillaging)https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1564864230
>>1547780Haven't played with CK2 Plus in years.Does it fix Jade Dragon or should I just disable it?
>>1596773just don't play with major invasions on
>>1596785Does it at least fix Tibet always losing the starting war?I wish the Tianxia mod would actually release a new version instead of just writing new dev diaries.
>>1596652It pains me to say it, but the nomads terrible UI is the only thing that can slow down a human player. They are so OP they might as well be unplayable because of how boring the game becomes when you unlock invasions.
Kind of new and I think I fucked up. Killed the previous ruler and the levies shot up to 20k from 7k once some landless Italian kid inherited with a 2x succession malus. This happened with France too but their levies are back to 7k now.The parts divided by the little sliver of France didn't fracture either, despite total exclave independence which needs a friendly land path or limited naval connection.
>start new game as irish king in 1066>playing until 1067 when suddenly all of england including normandy falls under control of norwayDid not expect that at all. It looks like William lost in a war against Hardrada
>>1597255It's not uncommon at all. Danish England also sometimes happens, although here it's my indirect doing. It usually leads to messy inheritance, with Scandinavians keeping Normandy and a few enclaves in England. The only rare outcome of this whole English mess is the Saxon victory. I don't think I've ever seen this happen after 3.0, and I don't remember it before that either.
Attractive Genius Chad king gets assasinated which leads to his quick but super inbred son inheriting and getting overthrown in Italy.
>>1597320that's not italy
>>1597363Because i got overthrown which you would know if you read what i wrote.See the strong claim?Inbred King died and got suceeded by his Cruel brother who reclaimed Italy and went on a genocide revenge spree and is about to be overthrown and a minor branch of house Welf descended from a Hunchbank younger brother will be in power.
>>1547780So is ck2+ meant to be fucking garbage when playing as a vassal?You can't even build up a power base anymore because other vassal will declare war on you and demand you give away your titles.
>>1597423>>1597320>>1597269>>1597149Hip its so ugly to look at holy shit
I wish HIP weren't so ridiculously harsh with the levy penalty on succession since it means your realm will completely explode if your previous ruler were anything but an absolute saint which is boring for RP. Also removing Ziyarid bloodline because no fun allowed is lame.
what is everyone's favorite start date?mine is hundred years war or later.
gimme best starts to build tall
>>15985188671066 at the latest
>>1598786Play a tribal muslim in the early start, then holy war for Socotra and start a merchant republic.
>>1598786Any Norse and then settle Iceland. You can keep your old lands or not, either way. I like to keep 2 other duchies so I can make a custom kingdom personally.The black death never reaches there, so you have plenty of time to trigger the add holding slot event, so that each county can have 7.You also, if you so choose, have time to abuse the rulership event to fill one of those counties with 7 castles. It's tedious, but pretty cool, to raise one county and have 60k+ men.
>>1599001I regret nothing
>>1598518Besides HIP, what mods are you using anon?
>>1598518Between 1066 and 1100 are imo all good startdates. Anything earlier than that and the campaign just breaks.
>>1598518Alexiad. Byzantium is still around but not going to blob. Rum exists. England is Norman. Spain isn't unstable. It truly is the best starting date.
Whoever designed the faction system in CK2+ must have been retarded.The court faction is angry with me...because they are angry which makes them even angrier.Which makes it impossible to not have them sperg out which makes them even angrier.I played the mod years ago and it was all fine and playable,but the balance of the current version is utter garbage.
Casual dropping byI'm wondering if the veteran experts here consider the 'Invite to court' finder thingy OP / cheatingIt seems like it's not very realistic for my English Duke to sucesfully stack my court with the best generals, smartest councilers and diplomats, most discreet spies, and of course the most beautiful genius giant women in Europe.All I'm wondering is how you typically limit yourself in this regard if at all. also obligatory who should I play next?
769 starts are so goofy. Frisia is shia, welsh Britannia, and GroBByzantiums. >>1600203Its a massive tool the player can use to get an advantage over the AI. Especially recruiting deposed mayors and waiting for them die or imprison then banish for huge cash injections.
>>1600203Just set diplomacy range to the lowest
>>1600515That makes adventures more annoying.
>>1600203Having skilled unlanded councillors isn't unbalanced because your strong vassals will dislike it and rebel or contribute less levies & taxes.Finding a good spouse and court physician is a bit more of an issue, lowering the diplomatic range is a good idea for that.
So what do I need to change to make chinese event troops take attrition?Just change the number in the text file to 1 instead of 0?
>>1600203On the one hand, it's cheesy. On the other, it's almost impossible to have a good chancellor without it, at least early on when you are playing minor count or duke. I don't really use it besides that, you can get stewards, priests and commanders without it and spymaster just have to good enough>>1600493>Welsh BritanniaShe... She's beautiful
Playing as an Alan chief in the northern caucasus and to my surprise the nomads and muslims didnt gave me any trouble, some of them are even bros helping me with wars. Meanwhile my fellow Orthodox Georgians have been a constant threat, jesus christ Bagrat dont you have Arabs and Seljuk to worry about
>>1600203Inviting claimants and professionals to your land is very historical. I would make the diplo range smaller though. You can recruit Flemish courtiers but you shouldnt be able to get Byzantines and Nafris
Currently playing as Suomenusko Pagan king of Novgorod, hoping to reform the faith.I have pretty much everything I need for it at this point except our MA is stalled out at 38%. I just did the pagan festival, which helped push it up, but I think I’m gonna have to make up the rest with raiding and county conquests.If I raid a county that I’m not able to pull any loot from, but sack a heathen temple, does that count for boosting the MA? Because all my neighbors are either my religion or slavs, and the latter don’t have many temples.
If I wanted to play my first campaign outside of the British Isles...
>>1603221Early start date Brittany into HRE.
>be me>playing witcher kings mod>start as King of Redania>help the other northern realms fight off nilfgaard>nilfgaard is defeated>he dies, play as his son>getting bored>make my heir into a 100 stat man gigachad>suicide.jpg>now playing as Kazimir the Great>conquer the northern realms along with most of the known world and make what remains of nilfgaard and non human nations into tributaries>dies>now playing as Kazimir II>massive empire starts to crumble>loose most of it keeping only the de jure lands of the empire of redania>dies>playing as Kazimir III subjugate the neighboring kingdoms as tributaries>a few generations down the line>stepp niggers invade the southern realms>they conquer the empire of Toussaint and one of the provinces of nilfgaard>they successfully conquer cintra despite my assistence in the war>manage to help sodden defend against their invasion>win but at a massive cost>a few years later they conquer what remains of nilfgaardIt's over, the north has fallen
Hip mod yes or no?
>>1599378>>1599412it's gaea + revolutionary maphere's the forum link submod-gaea-1-4-5d-updated-map-04-08-2019.1017833/page-26
>>1603476>northwestern wastelands>they're in the northeast
Is it always wise to fill up your own demense first before giving stuff to vassals?It just seems to be common sense that I want to hold as much land as I can directly
>>1600203Only invite courties of neighbouring cultures and kingdoms ifs he is out of my specific region I never invite that person.I really wish crusader kings hid the stat numbers for courtiers away from your kingdom and the higher the prestige of the courtier the more you knew of his skills, kinda like real life where a skilled courtier was very prestigious.Honestly I still cant cope with how much of a disappointment and downgrade ck3 was, instead of refining the mechanics and making them actually deep, adding population etc, but no instead we get flavor event faggotry.
Finished my first full game as Ireland the other day, how should be assigning kingdoms and duchies once I hit the emperor level?
>>1604162or the map is oriented with west as the top :^)
>>1603724Thanks>>1601196I haven’t reformed quite yet unfortunately, but I’m one step closer to doing so. Managed to take Ryazan (holy site) from the Bolghar hordes after a very close-run war. The first thing I need to do is build a temple there so that it boosts our MA to 40%. Then I’ll build the tribal pillar to boost it by another 5, and from there raids and more festivals should do the trick.So quite doable, I just need to get a fuckton of gold to pay for those first two big ticket purchases
>>1605146Just give it to people of your culture and religion and hold on the kingdomsPowerful vassals are a slog
>>1605461>Powerful vassals are a slogDoing a rome run right now and I'm reaching the point were even super dukes aren't enough to stay under the limit.
>>1605482Use Viceroyalties. You should have unlocked imperial administration at this point, or at least Kingdom Viceroyalties
Did CK2 plus disable the invasion CB from the Alexander bloodline?Got in on my second ruler in 814 as the ERE but I can't use it ,neither on my founder nor the heir(who was unlanded) after he inherited.
>>1605492Ok I have no idea why or how but CK2 Plus somehow managed to fuck the Invasion CB up.I went into the files and replaced it with the vanilla CB and it works fine.
In what situations would it be good to destroy a kingdom or a duchy title?
>>1606811Preventing vassals from becoming upset with you holding too many duchy titles is the most usual reason.Also, preventing them from falling outside of your control if they have different succession types. A duke with one duchy with primogeniture and another duchy with eldership would lose the second duchy title on death. Preventing other characters, either vassals or foreign rulers from gaining a claim on a large chunk of territory because they have a claim on the title.
Merchant republic Meta?
>>1606905>Lifestyle focus Romance and train all your sons and daughters in intrigue.>Within a generation or two you'll have a constant flow of assassins in your court with you.>Early game start is slow, Wait for one of the other merchant houses to build four trade posts and then kill them off until their house goes extinct.>Because they have four trade-posts and on point of house extinction the posts are divided evenly amongst all other existent houses, you will gain at least (1) trade post for each house you wipe with this method.>If you gain a post this way you keep it regardless of your trade post limit.>The randomly generated houses that spawn each time a old one dies will instantly sink all their money into building new posts, And will seemingly be hated by all other existent houses, allowing you to wash-rinse-repeat the assassination process easily>Within a generation or two you'll have ~20+ trade posts to your family name and with some upgrades will be racking up ~50.0 wealth a month>Hire as many mercs as you need to start taking city's / counties your trade posts are in and begin building your thalassocracy
Has anyone here used the HIP (Historical Immersion Project) before?I recently discovered this and while it seems interesting to me on the surface I have two questions I"m hoping you can help me with1)Is it actually good? Like the map is clearly better (I love the new names, the better portraits as well) but I don't always like mods that add 10,000 different things and just scrolling through the Intrigue panel game me a bit of an info overload...Also why does there need to be 10 different traits for "Novice Diplomat" "Journeyman Diplomat" "Expert Diplomat" etc2)I don't like the UI. Do I need to use the UI? WIll I eventually get used to the UI? It feels like an iPad game too much to me and I'm also really accustomed to the old school layout but if the new UI is required / better or whatever I can learn to love it.Just overall what is your opinion on HIP. Thanks
>>1606925The thing about HIP is that it is a modular pack. You can choose to use the UI or not. I can't say much about gameplay since couldn't play much after installing it.
>>1606925Did a persia run with it,but that was over 6 years ago.It was fun.
>>1606925>just scrolling through the Intrigue panel game me a bit of an info overloadthose are only on the first day to customize your runthey should disappear after you run the game for a few seconds>Do I need to use the UI?no, just reinstall the mod and say no to the ui >Just overall what is your opinion on HIP.love it, breathes a ton of new life into the game after years of vanilla
Which one is easier.HIp or CK2 Plus?I'm usually start as a count but decided to do an emperor start in plus and it was too easy.Btw. is it intended that you can just remove commanders from office?Makes it really easy to elect your chosen heir.
I simply cannot stop making meme conversion runs as nomads. My standard start is Chigil Karluks because of the ease of raiding and in 867 you can get away a good while without becoming Khagan.
>>1607277ck2 plus is a bug mess right nowHip is harder even back when ck2+ was in a normal state. HIP makes revolts stupidly stronger (like giving heavy cav to peasant revolt) and make Kingdoms and Empires weaker than dukesAs for Byzatium you can only pick vassals as commander in vanilla
Are there any good and up to date After the end submods?
>>1607594>ck2 plus is a bug mess right nowI noticed.Had to go into the files and fix bugs over a dozen times.>make Kingdoms and Empires weaker than dukesHow?
>>1547780So has anyone ever managed to fix the save corruption in AGOT?Sometimes I can play for 400 years without any crashes and another playthrough it starts crashing after 40 years.But eventually it will crash at a specific date and reloading doesn't fix it unless I go back years.
>>1608085You might have noticed the new ck2plus is based on the cleanslate project which is a major rewrite of all game files and is bound to have some bugs
>>1608085>>make Kingdoms and Empires weaker than dukes>How?Giving empires the decadence system weaken stable empire with just 1 ruler death while kingdom have vassal that are stronger than the player and you are unable to have a stable realm if your ruler is not a Saint with all the virtues in the game
>>1608857>the decadence system weaken stable empire It's not that bad, it gets lower every time you win a war and and an empire will always have a few peasant or religious rebellions even if you don't expand .>while kingdom have vassal that are stronger than the playerThat sounds like you went over the vassal and demense cap or created super dukes too early.Haven't played HIP in a while but my last playthrough was as a persian duke to form the empire.Managed to do it just fine and I was never weaker than my vassals even after restoring the old Achaemenid borders.
What's more important for a court physician? Renowned physician trait or overall learning stat?
>>1609850The trait doesn't count for much. From 10 learning onwards you get 1.44 multiplier every 5 learning for good treatment. High priestly education and learning traits or being Jewish is all the same.
>>1609857>being jewish gives them a buffWhy?
>>1609897Same reason Jewish councillors give tech points bonuses occasionally. Magic Jews give tech, money and health through various ways.
>playing as a Byzantine count>150 years has passed and I'm not even close to becoming a dukeHow are you guys seizing thrones and conquering shit?
>>1611608Sit on your ass with intrigue focus kidnapping people by spying on them. Loads of dosh for ransoming dukes.
>>1611608>Fabricate ClaimsGet a claim on your neighbor and take them out.>Holy Wars.Just gather some money for mercs and rush the weakest brown person you can find.>Marry and get claimsGet your son a good claim and if you can kill everyone else in the line of succession.
>>1611672>Fabricate Claims>Get a claim on your neighbor and take them out.He playing as the shitantines so internal vassal wars aren't allowed.
>>1598518for me, it's 2666
>>1603476How do you make a 100 stat gigachad? Cheating?
>>1601196>>1605226>Managed to reform the faith and feudalize>A couple generations later, my ruler dies with no sons, so I end up playing as his little brother (whom I had previously conquered because I still have gavelkind, albeit not elective gavelkind anymore thank goodness)>Little brother doesn't have any kids with his wife yet, don't want an uncle or some shit to take over>Grab a few concubines for him, including his late older brother's bolghar waifu>Character is also fat>Manages to get his wife pregnant, cool>5 days later gets his concubine pregnant>Laughing concerned heavy.png>First kid is a son, and the concubine had twins, a boy and a girl>Not too bad, I've had worse inheritance slits by now>But the fat fuck just doesn't stop>impregnates every one of his wife and concubines twice>I take him off family focus to try and slow him down>He then loses the stress debuff thanks to his pet cat, raising his fertility right back up>6 years into his reign and I have 5 sons, my demesne is fucking doomed at this point>Opportunity to make him go on a diet comes up, but it'll make him stressed again, and he at least needs to live until one of his heirs come of age>Fighting off a major civil war and warding off an adventurer threat, still cooming in all his concubines, having mostly daughters at this point thank fuck>Becomes Obese and a drunkard>Finally dies when his eldest son is at the ripe old age of 9>Inheritance kills my demesne as expected, just gonna sit and collect money until I come of age and the regency ends>Several months into his son's reign, get a notification that my dead father had another daughter>The fat bastard managed to impregnate one of his concubines one last time before he diedI'm not even mad, playing as a fat bastard with an uncontrollable libido was fucking hilarious. Godspeed you fat fuck, I hope Ukko has a turkey leg and a whore ready for you in the afterlife
>>1611950He is playing as the shitantines so the law is going to change after a few rebellions.
Anyone know a fix for this? paradog has not fixed this shit or other bugs in ck2 for years.