JonathanStrange wrote:Those DLC packs seem pretty gimmicky, but I do like the fighting Mongols. Any DLC really worthwhile?? Or are they pitfalls for the rubes?
The DLC will release at the same time as the next hefty patch which adds new features to the game, such as an expansion of the map into Mali-Songhay, differentiation on strong and weak claims, new plot, expanded combat and more.
Sword of Islam enables players to rule as the Muslim lords, delivering a wealth of specific new mechanics distinctive to these rulers, creating a whole new gameplay experience. Laws, marriage, holding, traits , titles and more will work completely differently.
Paradox Development Studio will post a detailed development diary each Friday where they’ll elaborate on the new features of the patch and the DLC in the official Crusader Kings II forum: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/for ... r-Kings-II
Holman wrote:The new expansion Sword of Islam is supposed to be coming out tomorrow (Tuesday June 26).
tgb wrote:Holman wrote:The new expansion Sword of Islam is supposed to be coming out tomorrow (Tuesday June 26).
I'm not all that interested in playing as a Muslim nation. I'm hoping all the other improvements are in the free patch.
tgb wrote:I question that this will even drop today. Neither Steam nor Gamersgate has it up for order.
Holman wrote:Apparently the free patch includes all of the changes included in the DLC except for those specific to playing an Muslim character.
hepcat wrote:I think I just need to dive into this one as I'm in love with the concept and I'm envious of the many AAR's I see across numerous game sites. But every time I start up a game, I'm quickly overwhelmed by the number of things I can do. I tried going through the tutorials, but that's a pretty major time sink in and of itself.
I picked up the Sword of Islam but the starting rulers for that seem even more difficult. I guess I should stick with a European ruler to start. Seems like the general consensus is Ireland for beginners.
Holman wrote:I've only recently jumped into CK2, and I'm impressed with all the features. I'm even more impressed that they seem to work.
The interface is still kind of opaque to me, though. For instance, I've never declared war myself, but I'm always looking up and realizing that my liege has declared war on someone. I have to drill into the menus to find out who that may be, as there is no simple map overlay to show me our enemies. What's even weirder is that a little icon will tell me that I'm leading some of my lieges' troops in some far-off province, although I have no control over their movements and can't even click on my liege's battle to see how I'm personally doing (because even though I'm apparently a field commander, the troops are his, not mine).
There's also no simple overlay to show me what provinces I actually control. Or is there?
Still, I love that so much is going on under the hood, and I love when I get to have something to do with it.
Smoove_B wrote:So I'm guessing the $9.99 sale for this game at Amazon is worth it?
Holman wrote:It's no fun if you obsessively roll back to earlier saves when something goes wrong.
tgb wrote:I suggest you watch a couple of episodes to get a good feel if this is for you.
Chesspieceface wrote:DLC worthwhile? The price is right, but if its not much I'll take the base game no problem.