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Now that Crusader Kings III has been out for just over a year and with the Royal Court expansion on the way, Paradox are talking some more fun stats from players. Players have been busy of course and as it turns out, rather hungry for flesh human. One of the stats they gave out showed that Cannibalism has been adopted 14,000 times! Oh my.

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Here's some more stats they shared:

  • 334 million children born
  • 18 million marriages and betrothals
  • 4 million characters broken by stress
  • 4 million pets petted
  • 1 million prisoners escaped
  • The most popular starting region is Britannia
  • The most popular faith tenet is Warmonger
  • The most popular lifestyle is Stewardship / Wealth
  • Pagan religions have been reformed 1 million times
  • The Roman Empire has been restored 190,000 times
  • The Great Schism has been healed 220,000 times

From the press release:

“It’s wild to me that CK3, the game we poured so much time and passion into, has been out and in the hands of players for a full year,” said Alexander Oltner, Lead Game Designer at Paradox Development Studio. “It has been fantastic and humbling to read on Reddit and watch on Twitch the myriad ways that this community has both built dynasties and failed to get them off the ground. We can’t wait to see what else the monarchs of CK3 continue to get up to as we work to bring new features and content to the game in the future.”

Admittedly I haven't had any more time in CKIII since previously writing some thoughts on it, with too many other games suckering away my time. I'm eagerly awaiting getting back into it though as it is easily one of the best strategy games supported on Linux. Hopefully they won't rush out the Royal Court expansion like they seemed to have done for other games recently.

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ShabbyX 30 Sep
> One of the stats they gave out showed that Cannibalism has been adopted 14,000 times! Oh my.

Well it's just a game. Like we keep playing games where we kill people and animals left and right, it's not like we have any desire to do that in real life.
slaapliedje 30 Sep
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Quoting: ShabbyX> One of the stats they gave out showed that Cannibalism has been adopted 14,000 times! Oh my.

Well it's just a game. Like we keep playing games where we kill people and animals left and right, it's not like we have any desire to do that in real life.
Speak for yourself, let's all petition for the right to eat each other!
Well, in a way you could say it's actually less common than in real life. I mean, 14,000 times sounds like a lot. But the Great Schism has been healed 220,000 times and in real life that hasn't happened even once, so . . .
denyasis 1 Oct
So honest question....
Is CK3 so much better than 2 that is worth buying 3? Or should I hold off until it gets fleshed out with a couple more expansions?

I have CK2 and most of it's expansions, which cost a lot. I haven't played it much and would basically be a new player.... I guess I'm worried that I would spend a lot of money on a game I fundamentally already have.
ShabbyX 1 Oct
Quoting: denyasisSo honest question....
Is CK3 so much better than 2 that is worth buying 3? Or should I hold off until it gets fleshed out with a couple more expansions?

I have CK2 and most of it's expansions, which cost a lot. I haven't played it much and would basically be a new player.... I guess I'm worried that I would spend a lot of money on a game I fundamentally already have.

I may be stating the obvious here, but you should probably first play the game you already have, see if you even like it, before you decide to by the sequel :D
TheSHEEEP 1 Oct
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Quoting: ShabbyX
Quoting: denyasisSo honest question....
Is CK3 so much better than 2 that is worth buying 3? Or should I hold off until it gets fleshed out with a couple more expansions?

I have CK2 and most of it's expansions, which cost a lot. I haven't played it much and would basically be a new player.... I guess I'm worried that I would spend a lot of money on a game I fundamentally already have.

I may be stating the obvious here, but you should probably first play the game you already have, see if you even like it, before you decide to by the sequel :D
It is also a Paradox game, though.
Those tend to not really be very meaty and "finished" until a year and a handful of patches and DLCs are in.

No idea if that is the case here, as CK is really not my cup of tea. But HoI4 or EU4, 4 example (heheehe...) I wouldn't have recommended until 1-2 years later.
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Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: ShabbyX
Quoting: denyasisSo honest question....
Is CK3 so much better than 2 that is worth buying 3? Or should I hold off until it gets fleshed out with a couple more expansions?

I have CK2 and most of it's expansions, which cost a lot. I haven't played it much and would basically be a new player.... I guess I'm worried that I would spend a lot of money on a game I fundamentally already have.

I may be stating the obvious here, but you should probably first play the game you already have, see if you even like it, before you decide to by the sequel :D
It is also a Paradox game, though.
Those tend to not really be very meaty and "finished" until a year and a handful of patches and DLCs are in.

No idea if that is the case here, as CK is really not my cup of tea. But HoI4 or EU4, 4 example (heheehe...) I wouldn't have recommended until 1-2 years later.
Ha, or like Stellaris where you play it a year after it comes out... for enough hours that you know how the mechanics work. Then you play it a year after that again and all the mechanics have changed and you have no clue what is going on! I've been meaning to try to figure out how to play CK2 for so long... that they released CK3...

I really wanted to do the CK# -> EU4 -> HoI4 transfer all the way through. I can't recall if you can transfer from the roman era one on up? Anyhow, would be cool to try to survive through all games with the same character.
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Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: ShabbyX
Quoting: denyasisSo honest question....
Is CK3 so much better than 2 that is worth buying 3? Or should I hold off until it gets fleshed out with a couple more expansions?

I have CK2 and most of it's expansions, which cost a lot. I haven't played it much and would basically be a new player.... I guess I'm worried that I would spend a lot of money on a game I fundamentally already have.

I may be stating the obvious here, but you should probably first play the game you already have, see if you even like it, before you decide to by the sequel :D
It is also a Paradox game, though.
Those tend to not really be very meaty and "finished" until a year and a handful of patches and DLCs are in.

No idea if that is the case here, as CK is really not my cup of tea. But HoI4 or EU4, 4 example (heheehe...) I wouldn't have recommended until 1-2 years later.
Ha, or like Stellaris where you play it a year after it comes out... for enough hours that you know how the mechanics work. Then you play it a year after that again and all the mechanics have changed and you have no clue what is going on! I've been meaning to try to figure out how to play CK2 for so long... that they released CK3...

I really wanted to do the CK# -> EU4 -> HoI4 transfer all the way through. I can't recall if you can transfer from the roman era one on up? Anyhow, would be cool to try to survive through all games with the same character.
Technically, since CK2 is multigenerational, there is no "same character". But I get what you mean.
TheSHEEEP 1 Oct
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Quoting: slaapliedjeI really wanted to do the CK# -> EU4 -> HoI4 transfer all the way through. I can't recall if you can transfer from the roman era one on up? Anyhow, would be cool to try to survive through all games with the same character.
First of all, I think it would have to be CK -> EU4 -> Vic2(or 3 if it is out by then :P) -> HoI4.

Basically, I've had the same idea, but honestly:

I don't think it is possible.
Not from a technical standpoint, that can be done (with limitations, obviously).
But I don't think you could do that, anway - how would you actually manage NOT to have conquered the entire planet by the end of EU4?

Realistically, if you play the game normally, not artificially restricting yourself, you'll be at least in a very good position starting EU4 and starting EU4 with a very good position basically means you'll have conquered half the planet by the end.
So then you'd start Vicky having already conquered half the world...
I think such a run would end before you'd even start with HoI4.

If you did limit yourself to stay below what you COULD do, you'd spend the majority of all games doing nothing at all - and that would be boring anyone out of their mind.


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Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: slaapliedjeI really wanted to do the CK# -> EU4 -> HoI4 transfer all the way through. I can't recall if you can transfer from the roman era one on up? Anyhow, would be cool to try to survive through all games with the same character.
First of all, I think it would have to be CK -> EU4 -> Vic2(or 3 if it is out by then :P) -> HoI4.

Basically, I've had the same idea, but honestly:

I don't think it is possible.
Not from a technical standpoint, that can be done (with limitations, obviously).
But I don't think you could do that, anway - how would you actually manage NOT to have conquered the entire planet by the end of EU4?

Realistically, if you play the game normally, not artificially restricting yourself, you'll be at least in a very good position starting EU4 and starting EU4 with a very good position basically means you'll have conquered half the planet by the end.
So then you'd start Vicky having already conquered half the world...
I think such a run would end before you'd even start with HoI4.

If you did limit yourself to stay below what you COULD do, you'd spend the majority of all games doing nothing at all - and that would be boring anyone out of their mind.
I didn't think Victoria2 had a transfer program? But the others seem to, and you'd start with Rome Imperator?
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