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Crusader Kings II
« on: September 12, 2014, 10:36:53 PM »
Crusader Kings 2 is a grand strategy game set in the middle ages from 1066-1453 (start date of 867 with DLC).  While you can play other religions with DLC, the main religion is Catholicism.  It isn't actually too influential on gameplay, but the Pope can call crusades, and you can call holy wars.  With the "Sons of Abraham" DLC Jews are added and there are some more features to Catholicism.  CK2 has a difficult learning curve and is a very complex game.  Your first (horrid) play through of CK2 should be vanilla, but then I recommend the HIP mod.  It makes the game more historical and generally improves it.
My advice:  Play as Ireland your first time because you can learn the mechanics without too much threats.  Starting the game as the HRE or France will just lead to being overwhelmed and having your empire fall apart almost immediately. 
 

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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 01:08:32 AM »
Unsure if spam.... Or someone excited about this video game....

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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 10:37:50 AM »
I'm not a viral marketer or anything.  I have 400 hours in this game and I just really like everything about it. 
 

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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 10:39:01 AM »
:lol:

OK.

I just thought it was an interesting first post.  :P
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 09:56:30 AM »
I have about 200 hours on this game myself. It's a very fun. There are so many ways to play. I love papal politics and the religious aspect to it. I usually play as Aragon and call wars on the Muslims
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 11:34:46 AM »
I am really wanting to get this game, but I don't know if my system will run it.

Is it graphics intensive like MTWII?  My other computer is an XP-era machine that I am saving to get replaced.  I know I ought to wait for the new computer, but it's going to take forever to save for it...  Woe is me!  Not really, but you get the idea. ;)
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2014, 04:48:29 PM »
Just got in. United Ireland within about 100 years, then successfully won the 2nd Crusade for Jerusalem and established the Irish Kingdom of Jerusalem.  I now take turns between Crusading and beating the crap out of Egypt. It's great.
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2014, 06:28:24 PM »
I am really wanting to get this game, but I don't know if my system will run it.

Is it graphics intensive like MTWII?  My other computer is an XP-era machine that I am saving to get replaced.  I know I ought to wait for the new computer, but it's going to take forever to save for it...  Woe is me!  Not really, but you get the idea. ;)

The latest dlc extended the maps to the borders of China or Tibet. An older machine might lack the processing power. Check on its official forum. I doubt it could manage it. I would keep saving.
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2014, 11:45:32 PM »
I am really wanting to get this game, but I don't know if my system will run it.

Is it graphics intensive like MTWII?  My other computer is an XP-era machine that I am saving to get replaced.  I know I ought to wait for the new computer, but it's going to take forever to save for it...  Woe is me!  Not really, but you get the idea. ;)

The latest dlc extended the maps to the borders of China or Tibet. An older machine might lack the processing power. Check on its official forum. I doubt it could manage it. I would keep saving.

Which DLC was that?  Rajas of India?
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2014, 11:46:55 PM »
Anyway, basically, if you want to play a good guy, be a Catholic....or maybe a Byzantine.  If you want to play a bad guy, play as a Muslim or Norse Pagan.  Though, you could be a standard Catholic robber baron as well.
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2014, 03:26:02 PM »
I am really wanting to get this game, but I don't know if my system will run it.

Is it graphics intensive like MTWII?  My other computer is an XP-era machine that I am saving to get replaced.  I know I ought to wait for the new computer, but it's going to take forever to save for it...  Woe is me!  Not really, but you get the idea. ;)

The latest dlc extended the maps to the borders of China or Tibet. An older machine might lack the processing power. Check on its official forum. I doubt it could manage it. I would keep saving.

Which DLC was that?  Rajas of India?

Yes. It had flaws due to incessant revolts in Indian counties due to the low religious authority of local religions. That is largely resolved now, I think.
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2014, 02:47:37 PM »
Though, since they added a mechanic to expell the Jews, the developers have gotten a little PC to avoid accusations of anti semitism. I could understand that expelling the Jews could cost you technology points in economy, but culture and military too? How the hell could Medieval Jews possibly influence military or culture in a European Christian society at all, much less to such as great extent as tge game makes it out to be.
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2014, 05:22:21 PM »
Expelling the Jews is mainly a way to welsh on loans taking from that community. It reduces diplomatic skills by a bit, which can be significant if a lord low skills in that area. It also precludes the appearance or continued presence of Jews among the court. They can be highly skilled in economics or maybe research to justify appointing them to your council (whichever the name is) although you will probably get hassle from vassals wanting those posts.
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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2014, 08:20:10 AM »
Attempted playing this one. Was overwhelmed with the learning curve within the first 10 minutes. Immediately went back to Victoria II.
 

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Re: Crusader Kings II
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2014, 02:16:54 PM »
Perhaps start with an earldom in Ireland. It has the nickname of 'tutorial island' in the game. There is little risk of being away with the likes of an Abbasid jihad. There are smaller islands, but it's just the right size to master the mechanics without stress.
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