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    Crusader Kings II

    Game » consists of 2 releases. Released Apr 18, 2012

    The sequel to Paradox Interactive's Crusader Kings is a grand strategy game that focuses mostly on the dynasties of medieval Europe. Games begin as early as 769 and can span until 1453. Expansions have expanded the game's scope to include the Middle East, India and the Eurasian Steppe.

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    Wuddel

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    Edited By Wuddel

    So, guys I have been playing a lot of Crusader Kings 2 lately. I think I will play much more grand strategy games in the future. I actually preordered Europa Universalis IV. You guys could do me a solid and actually join this pyramid-scheme "viral marketing" thing by Paradox, using my referral link:

    Click here!

    You do not need to sign up for the newsletter, and it does absolutely nothing annoying, except give me some free. DLC. You only need to verify the email you use.

    As a little thank you I will be giving away an extra copy of Crusader Kings 2 I have to a random person answering to this blog post, and kindly also signs up, once EU4 is released.

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    #1  Edited By Hunter5024

    I did it.

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    CKII is the greatest game ever made. And Europe IV will destroy my free time for the next six months.

    Oh and I signed up for you. Huzza!

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    #3  Edited By connerthekewlkid

    Hello

    Im in on the crime.

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    Signed up twice for you.

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    The power of free dlc compels you! Since this only took a few seconds I signed up.

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    signed up for you duder

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    Done and done. Also, yea I still lurk here.

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    Done! Been meaning to try out Crusader Kings, and Europa looks even more exciting.

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    I signed up.

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    Signed up for you. Hope your enjoy your DLC.

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    #11  Edited By chiablo

    Although I enjoy Crusader Kings II, I have a hard time once my kingdom gets above a certain size. I guess this is where the whole strategy side of things kick in. EU4 will hopefully eliminate some of the parts of the game I really struggle with (stupid vessels, why can't you be happy with your hunchback king?)

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    #12  Edited By forkboy

    @chiablo said:

    Although I enjoy Crusader Kings II, I have a hard time once my kingdom gets above a certain size. I guess this is where the whole strategy side of things kick in. EU4 will hopefully eliminate some of the parts of the game I really struggle with (stupid vessels, why can't you be happy with your hunchback king?)

    Oh man, but watching your hard won reborn Roman Empire crumble when your idiot son takes the thrown, only to win it all back 2 generations later IS the game!

    I just stopped playing CK2 for Unprofessional Fridays. I love that the game is still a massive time sink, even 18 months on from its relief. I'll probably hold off on EU4 until I finish my current game of CK2 actually, & I can't believe I am saying that because EU3 was absolutely tremendous in itself.

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    #13  Edited By FlipperDesert

    ... I did not even know there were more games like this from Paradox. I got CKII last week in the daily deal because of all the talking up Idle Thumbs did and played it until about 3am that night. Need to get back to it soon, Earl Marky Mark is next in line to be King of Ireland and I wanna see what happens next.

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    @chiablo: I kinda feel, the same. The game has no win condition, but it also does not give you that many ways to play. I am really late to the party, so I havent dug into the DLC much yet. In my real 2 games I played/playing I choose a muslim faction. Playing a Republic seems also much different. But it comes down to "grab land, stay alive". I am still having a lot of fun doing it, since it is more about the personal stories, and the fun events (also a big incentive to play the DLC, I think I have seen all of the muslims). It's different to Civ5 for example, where you have distinct win conditions, leading to very different playstyles. (Brave New World is awesome, but I think I am done until the new balance patch comes out). That's not so much the case in CK2. However it SEEMS EU4 has exactly that, e.g. limit wars and just colonize, or build a trade empire.

    @flipperdesert: Oh boy. Yeah. Essentially there are 4 core games spanning the middle ages (Crusader Kings), renaissance/enlightenment (Europa Universalis), age of Imperialism (Victoria) until WW2 (Hearts of Iron) with many games in between. You should check out quill18 channel on YT.

    Thanks for all the signups!

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    Need to get back to it soon, Earl Marky Mark is next in line to be King of Ireland and I wanna see what happens next.

    Don't be fuckin that up now, son.

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    @flipperdesert said:

    Need to get back to it soon, Earl Marky Mark is next in line to be King of Ireland and I wanna see what happens next.

    Don't be fuckin that up now, son.

    It's not my fault your wives keep dying! One died literally the day after the wedding, that's basically a gypsy curse.

    @wuddel: I have their EU4 preview video opened up, I'll have to watch it later. Thanks!

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    Done, done AAAAAAND... done? Yeah, I'm done. ALL DONE!

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    I signed up for you and would really like to try Crusader Kings II. :)

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    #19  Edited By Wuddel

    Thanks y'all. @raethen won the raffle (random number generator).

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