Crusader Kings II Sparkle Pony-all

Yeah, gavelkind is a pain when you're trying to grow your dynasty.

Did you give away the Duchy of Munster? If so, it's gone and you'll have to get it back through other means.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Yeah, gavelkind is a pain when you're trying to grow your dynasty.

Did you give away the Duchy of Munster? If so, it's gone and you'll have to get it back through other means.

No, the duchy is still under my rule. I used the "granted landed title" for them and chose the County of Whatever. Once those counties had been given away, the message disappeared which was confusing to me.

Oh, hmm. If you still control 2 duchies and still have 2 daughters, you should still lose one of those duchy titles.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Oh, hmm. If you still control 2 duchies and still have 2 daughters, you should still lose one of those duchy titles.

That does make sense. I'll have to load an earlier save and see if I can figure out what happened. Thanks for your help!

Thanks to your help, I was able to steer my collapsing dynasty around and secure my youngest son as the sole heir to the kingdom of Ireland. Thanks Quintin!

Anyone have any recommendations for an online tutorial explaining the controls for this game? I know that there is an in-game tutorial, but I would like an online reference for when I'm actually in the middle of a game and don't want to exit out in order to view the tutorial. How to move build up and move armies, etc. Not a strategy guide, just a controls overview. Thanks in advance.

This should cover many of your questions. http://guides.gamepressure.com/crusaderkingsii/

I usually have the steam browser open while playing for quick reference. As far as controls: Left mouse button to select. Right mouse button for more options (lots of buttons have more options hidden under them) and to move armies / court members. Middle mouse to scroll the window around. That's it.

More DLC on the way....from ParadoxCon press conference

"Pagans invade Crusader Kings II

Some long awaited news for the feudal feuding strategy, as playable pagans will finally be made available. The Old Gods expansion will focus on Vikings and Pagans, and add landless adventurer characters.

The chance to bother the Scandinavians as a Norse warrior has been at the top of the community’s wishlist since the game’s release. The Old Gods will also set Crusader Kings 2′s starting date back to 867 AD."

Woo! Finland playthrough, here I come!

Amazon has an amazing deal on Crusader Kings 1 and 2 and ALL the DLC right now. Get everything for $10 here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7UK2I2. I bought it again just to get all the DLC.

Quick question for those of you with the DLC. It sounds like the Sword of Islam and Legacy of Rome DLC make game changes that are always on and give you new options. This sounds great. My question is about the Sunset invasion and The Republic DLCs. The latter sounds like a separate scenario. Is this correct?

More importantly to me is whether the Sunset Invasion is "always on". Is it a separate option that you can turn on or off? I have most of the older small DLC and think I may have purchased Sword of Islam in a steam sale, but I'm seriously considering buying the Amazon bundle for Legacy of Rome, Sunset Invasion, and The Republic and a giftable copy of the base game.

Jasonofindy wrote:

Quick question for those of you with the DLC. It sounds like the Sword of Islam and Legacy of Rome DLC make game changes that are always on and give you new options. This sounds great. My question is about the Sunset invasion and The Republic DLCs. The latter sounds like a separate scenario. Is this correct?

More importantly to me is whether the Sunset Invasion is "always on". Is it a separate option that you can turn on or off? I have most of the older small DLC and think I may have purchased Sword of Islam in a steam sale, but I'm seriously considering buying the Amazon bundle for Legacy of Rome, Sunset Invasion, and The Republic and a giftable copy of the base game.

When you fire the game up, you can turn on/off any installed DLCs. The Republic is sort of a scenario-within-a-scenario - it adds extra layers of gameplay if you're playing a Republic, but the rest of the changes apply whether or not you've bought the DLC, and are just automatically patched in.

Tanglebones wrote:
Jasonofindy wrote:

Quick question for those of you with the DLC. It sounds like the Sword of Islam and Legacy of Rome DLC make game changes that are always on and give you new options. This sounds great. My question is about the Sunset invasion and The Republic DLCs. The latter sounds like a separate scenario. Is this correct?

More importantly to me is whether the Sunset Invasion is "always on". Is it a separate option that you can turn on or off? I have most of the older small DLC and think I may have purchased Sword of Islam in a steam sale, but I'm seriously considering buying the Amazon bundle for Legacy of Rome, Sunset Invasion, and The Republic and a giftable copy of the base game.

When you fire the game up, you can turn on/off any installed DLCs. The Republic is sort of a scenario-within-a-scenario - it adds extra layers of gameplay if you're playing a Republic, but the rest of the changes apply whether or not you've bought the DLC, and are just automatically patched in.

Thanks for the info Tanglebones! I appreciate it.

EDIT: Wow, I feel stupid. A last minute check before purchasing shows I already had BOTH Sword of Islam and Legacy of Rome. I think I'll just wait to grab the other two in a future bundle. With the number of times Amazon and Steam has had these on sale, I'm sure I'll be able to grab them cheap sometime again (and the deal will probably include a few more upcoming DLCs.).

Even when Sunset Invasion is on, they don't always come. I started a new game in Ireland in 1066 and played right through to the end (1460 or so) with no sign of the Aztecs...apart from one female spouse in Iceland, oddly enough.

I think I read on the Paradox forums that even with Sunset on, the Aztecs only show about 35% of the time.

Next DLC announced!

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...(Pagans)

ZaneRockfist wrote:

Next DLC announced!

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...(Pagans)

So this game will be about medieval civilizations, gods, and kings? Is that right?

Amazon has an amazing deal on Crusader Kings 1 and 2 and ALL the DLC right now. Get everything for $10 here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7UK2I2. I bought it again just to get all the DLC.

Good grief! Ten bucks on Amazon for CK II plus all DLC and CK I, unlockable on Steam.
They finally broke my resolve. At that price I almost feel bad getting it.

Edit: I also will probably never getting around to playing it

maverickz wrote:
ZaneRockfist wrote:

Next DLC announced!

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...(Pagans)

So this game will be about medieval civilizations, gods, and kings? Is that right?

Not sure if joking or not...

tboon wrote:
maverickz wrote:
ZaneRockfist wrote:

Next DLC announced!

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...(Pagans)

So this game will be about medieval civilizations, gods, and kings? Is that right?

Not sure if joking or not...

You be the judge! Unless you find it not-funny, then I'll be the judge. In which case it will be found at least as funny as standard weapons grade humor.
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Gah. Was playing as a Pisan Patrician. My previous character was Doge but he was badly hated (hedonist, heretic, coward). When he died, the Doge-ship (Doge-dom?) went to the head my rival family, I suppose because my guy was so hated. When another family started a rebellion, of course I joined in!

Game over, man, game over. I guess the Doge kicked my dynasty out of the Five Families? The Game Over text was vague, something about "becoming the ruler of a Republic so you are no longer allowed to play". Of course had I known this, I would not have joined the rebellion. Maybe because my character had a feudal holding that had something to do with it. Big bummer though - I had just completed a string of trade posts down the west side of Italy and was raking in the cash.

Yeah, I could load up a save, but this kind of left a bad taste in my mouth for the moment.

I'd be interested to find out what exactly happened there if you revisit it, tboon.

I went back to it (I can't stay mad at you CK2, you're so darn sexy) but of course there was no a rebellion. I thought I had a screen shot of the End Game screen so I could post it here as well as read and digest what it said, but all Alt-PrScr took was the Steam overlay for some reason. I did some digging on the Paradox forums and saw one guy mention something similar but no one had answered his question about it.

So, I guess there's no more information about what seems to be an oddity. Kind of scared to keep playing my merchant republic game now though.

tboon wrote:

I went back to it (I can't stay mad at you CK2, you're so darn sexy) but of course there was no a rebellion. I thought I had a screen shot of the End Game screen so I could post it here as well as read and digest what it said, but all Alt-PrScr took was the Steam overlay for some reason. I did some digging on the Paradox forums and saw one guy mention something similar but no one had answered his question about it.

So, I guess there's no more information about what seems to be an oddity. Kind of scared to keep playing my merchant republic game now though.

For future reference, F11 saves a screenshot into the CK2 folder in My Documents. Also, F12 saves a screenshot to your Steam library (if you're using Steam). F10 saves the current map mode as an image.

Thanks for the info. I knew that, but so aggravated I didn't remember it at the time.

I keep wanting to jump on the Amazon CK2 deal just for sunset invasion and the republic, but I know I'm not going to play it straight away so I'd do better waiting on the summer sale or just paying full price and supporting them when I do feel like playing it.

The deal isn't available any more.

Problem solved

Prozac wrote:

Problem solved :D

Heh, yeah. I was going to grab it for the DLC too.

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For those of you who might be interested in another tutorial/introduction, Troy Goodfellow might be doing one tonight.