Crusader Kings II Sparkle Pony-all

You could also die before the titles were re-created, leaving someone else to usurp them from your heir.

Can anyone point me to a good tutorial? I've reread the tutorial three times and I've click stuff and then got killed in the single player.

JohnKillo wrote:

Can anyone point me to a good tutorial? I've reread the tutorial three times and I've click stuff and then got killed in the single player.

I found this and am following along with it while doing single player. http://lparchive.org/Crusader-Kings-2/Update%2001/. Please be aware that it's been written for an older version of CK2 than the current version, so buttons will be missing / moved, and characters will have slightly different stats than what's in the tutorial above, but nothing that hinders the explanations.

So far it's doing a bang up job explaining the basics of it. There's some questions I have about smaller things like "how do I raise my piety", but I am sure a quick google search will clear that up.

JohnKillo wrote:

Can anyone point me to a good tutorial? I've reread the tutorial three times and I've click stuff and then got killed in the single player.

Here's what I have:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvahB...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_41Fd...

But I would really love a multiplayer game over Ventrillo. Who's up for that?

I would be up for that, with the following provisos: 1) I'm a n00b (I'm in the middle of my second single-player campaign; 2) I don't know how Ventrillo works (very willing to learn, just need a little help); and, 3) I'm available at odd hours, that is, about 9 p.m. to midnight Mountain time.

Start with this and watch as much of the series as you think you need.

Also, Paradox webshop is now open and running a sale of 55% off all titles.

wanderingtaoist wrote:

Also, Paradox webshop is now open and running a sale of 55% off all titles.

Oh they don't seem to have The Republic there yet, bummer !

Yes, their offering is limited so far. I wanted to get Vicky II expansion, but no luck either.

wanderingtaoist wrote:

EU III Chronicles (EUIII+all expansions) Steam code to a good home. First to PM me gets it. No coffee grinders.

(Paradox is celebrating half a million forum members, apparently all of them got a code, so please write only if you are NOT a Paradox forumite.)

Oh cool, saw that email but it's not viewable on my BB. I have EU3 but it's missing some expansions, so that's cool.

Think I'll jump into that once my current CK2 game is done.

wanderingtaoist wrote:

Also, Paradox webshop is now open and running a sale of 55% off all titles.

Didn't these guys already do this? Wasn't GamersGate originally the "Paradox WebShop"?

I wonder how this will relate to buying Blue Coins for In-game purchases.

I understand why they are doing this (they are a publisher and want their own storefront). Just seems weird to me.

My quest for Britannia has failed. Though I made big dents into England, I still did not control the 80% (80%!!!!!!!) of the counties I needed to create the Empire of Britannia. Spent way too much time fighting a bunch of ungrateful asshole vassals.

Made the mistake of having my Mongol wife educate my son & heir, so he turned out Mongol too! Was a bit hard to play with him because no one liked that he was a foreigner.

Should have had him open a chinese restaurant, you'd have been laughing.

And by 'ungrateful asshole vassals' I'm guessing you are referring to the sheep-worriers...err, Dukes of York ?

wanderingtaoist wrote:

EU III Chronicles (EUIII+all expansions) Steam code to a good home. First to PM me gets it. No coffee grinders.

I got it, too. But is it ALL expansions, or just the first two?

davet010 wrote:

Should have had him open a chinese restaurant, you'd have been laughing.

Mmm, I love Mongolian stir fry.

davet010 wrote:

And by 'ungrateful asshole vassals' I'm guessing you are referring to the sheep-worriers...err, Dukes of York ?

Mainly the potato eaters, actually!

Natus wrote:
wanderingtaoist wrote:

EU III Chronicles (EUIII+all expansions) Steam code to a good home. First to PM me gets it. No coffee grinders.

I got it, too. But is it ALL expansions, or just the first two?

EU III Complete was with the first two expansions. Chronicles includes the third.

B Dog wrote:
Natus wrote:
wanderingtaoist wrote:

EU III Chronicles (EUIII+all expansions) Steam code to a good home. First to PM me gets it. No coffee grinders.

I got it, too. But is it ALL expansions, or just the first two?

EU III Complete was with the first two expansions. Chronicles includes the third.

And fourth.

billt721 wrote:
B Dog wrote:
Natus wrote:
wanderingtaoist wrote:

EU III Chronicles (EUIII+all expansions) Steam code to a good home. First to PM me gets it. No coffee grinders.

I got it, too. But is it ALL expansions, or just the first two?

EU III Complete was with the first two expansions. Chronicles includes the third.

And fourth.

That's right. Lost track.

EU III Chronicles (EUIII+all expansions) Steam code to a good home. First to PM me gets it. No coffee grinders.

(Paradox is celebrating half a million forum members, apparently all of them got a code, so please write only if you are NOT a Paradox forumite.)

EDIT: code claimed.

B Dog wrote:
billt721 wrote:
B Dog wrote:
Natus wrote:
wanderingtaoist wrote:

EU III Chronicles (EUIII+all expansions) Steam code to a good home. First to PM me gets it. No coffee grinders.

I got it, too. But is it ALL expansions, or just the first two?

EU III Complete was with the first two expansions. Chronicles includes the third.

And fourth.

That's right. Lost track. :)

Yes, for the strangest reason they released Complete before the game was, er, complete

wanderingtaoist wrote:
B Dog wrote:
billt721 wrote:
B Dog wrote:
Natus wrote:
wanderingtaoist wrote:

EU III Chronicles (EUIII+all expansions) Steam code to a good home. First to PM me gets it. No coffee grinders.

I got it, too. But is it ALL expansions, or just the first two?

EU III Complete was with the first two expansions. Chronicles includes the third.

And fourth.

That's right. Lost track. :)

Yes, for the strangest reason they released Complete before the game was, er, complete :)

It's Paradox - their naming had a few bugs

(at some point, the way they have been going, the easy "Paradox == buggy" jokes will dry up)

It would be so tongue-in-cheek if they just released it as EUIII:Work in Progress.

So, I picked up The Republic DLC. Interesting. There's another layer of game here when playing as/in a merchant republic. Still trying to figure it all out. Cool to see some new mechanics and how they work with the existing ones.

I have a question about Casus Belli and winning the war that I hope someone can answer me.

So I am playing as a Countess in Ireland (her dad never had any sons so she inherited the throne) and when I started the game there were a couple of counties up in the Northern part that I had Casus Belli to go to war with. So after I won the war, I expected it to become my vassal, but the county went to someone completely unrelated out in Scotland somewhere. What happened and how can I find out?

Also... I am still a bit confused as to inheritance. So this Countess has two daughters (very few sons in the lineage) and one is heir to the Duchy of Munster and one is heir to Duchy of Connacht. Very similar layout to this image:

IMAGE(http://lparchive.org/Crusader-Kings-2/Update%2005/55-ck2_2012-06-01_19-32-55-78.png)

Yet, I still get the message that I will lose the duchy of Connacht when the current Countess passes away. So I started messing around and gifted all my counties in Munster to different people and once all of them had a new ruler (becoming my vassals of course), the message disappeared. What happened?

Fredrik_S wrote:

I have a question about Casus Belli and winning the war that I hope someone can answer me.

So I am playing as a Countess in Ireland (her dad never had any sons so she inherited the throne) and when I started the game there were a couple of counties up in the Northern part that I had Casus Belli to go to war with. So after I won the war, I expected it to become my vassal, but the county went to someone completely unrelated out in Scotland somewhere. What happened and how can I find out?

There's basically 5 types of casus belli (as far as I remember):
1. Holy War (to take land from the infidels)
2. A personal claim
3. A de jeure claim (you rule a duchy/kingdom/empire which has historically owned that particular land)
4. Someone in your court has a claim to that land
5. Excommunication war

For number 4, the Declare War diplomacy menu will show a little pic of that person that has the claim. When you win, that person takes over the county/duchy/whatever. If that person is the same rank as you or higher, they will not become your vassal.

Fredrik_S wrote:

Also... I am still a bit confused as to inheritance. So this Countess has two daughters (very few sons in the lineage) and one is heir to the Duchy of Munster and one is heir to Duchy of Connacht. Very similar layout to this image:

IMAGE(http://lparchive.org/Crusader-Kings-2/Update%2005/55-ck2_2012-06-01_19-32-55-78.png)

Yet, I still get the message that I will lose the duchy's when the current Countess passes away. So I started messing around and gifted all my counties in Munster to different people and once all of them had a new ruler (my vassals of course), the message disappeared. What happened?

It's because when your current Countess passes away, you will play as the one that inherits your primary title. The other county will go to the other daughter. She'll rule it, not you. That's what is meant by title loss.

So one thing you can do in that situation is gift the "lost" titles to your heir. However this means you'll lose control over them completely until you die! Another option is to destroy the "lost" duchy title, consolidating all the counties under a single duchy. Be aware though that your vassals don't like this.

I'm a little bummed that declaring an empire is about controlling space rather than titles. I've got Sweden and Denmark, and Finland only has one or two counties left. If Norway weren't holed up in Iceland, I'd have taken them by now. But to declare the Empire of Scandinavia, I need 80% of the area, and a fair chunk of that is controlled by blobs. Karelia is Golden Horde. The HRE and Golden Horde have their fingers in the Baltic states, along with me. And wow, the Horde is a tough nut to crack.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

So one thing you can do in that situation is gift the "lost" titles to your heir. However this means you'll lose control over them completely until you die! Another option is to destroy the "lost" duchy title, consolidating all the counties under a single duchy. Be aware though that your vassals don't like this.

I'm having to destroy duchies to make things nicer for my heir. A couple powerful dukes with delusions are enough to wreck a proto-empire.

Yeah, empires are a pain in the ass. I owned about 80% of the land mass in Britannia, but since England has such tiny counties, I was only at about 60% of counties.

wordsmythe wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

So one thing you can do in that situation is gift the "lost" titles to your heir. However this means you'll lose control over them completely until you die! Another option is to destroy the "lost" duchy title, consolidating all the counties under a single duchy. Be aware though that your vassals don't like this.

I'm having to destroy duchies to make things nicer for my heir. A couple powerful dukes with delusions are enough to wreck a proto-empire.

It'll happen anyway.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

4. Someone in your court has a claim to that land
5. Excommunication war

For number 4, the Declare War diplomacy menu will show a little pic of that person that has the claim. When you win, that person takes over the county/duchy/whatever. If that person is the same rank as you or higher, they will not become your vassal.

Aha! That makes sense. I'll need to load and earlier save and check out my court and see if I can find him. Thanks!

Quintin_Stone wrote:

It's because when your current Countess passes away, you will play as the one that inherits your primary title. The other county will go to the other daughter. She'll rule it, not you.

Because of Gavelkind! I get it now. My holdings get split into two because she has two daughters. Ok, I get that. So because I gave away the titles in Munster and kept the Duchy of Connacht, the daughter who would inherit Munster would become the vassal of the daughter who inherits Connacht, hence the warning disappears. Correct?