It is the day !
Essos is released, but not alone, the update comes with the largest bunch of features you’ll ever see 🙂
Patch 0.5 Notes
Essos has finally arrived! This huge new continent contains hundreds of new provinces and characters, from the Free Cities to all the way upto Qarth in East, and from Ibben in the North to the Summer Islands in the south. With this new continent many existing mechanics and scenarios have been adjusted. The most noteworthy additions are:
– Slavery- an extensive system has been added to model the slave trade in the east
– Piracy- Take control of a pirate in the Stepstones or Basilisk Isles
– Ninepenny Kings Scenario- Try and conquer Westeros as Maelys Blackfyre
– Bleeding Years scenario
Other changes include:
– Added a Faith Militant Uprising bookmark based on information from the Worldbook preview
– The High Septon is now elected using DLC cardinal mechanics. Old system still used if DLC is not active
– Added a new set of crown laws for The Seven called Faith Authority to replace the Investiture laws
– You may notice an enormous area called the Dothraki Sea, it is currently inactive as the Dothraki mechanics have not been completed yet.
– If you are wondering about the question mark flags everywhere, there are currently no flags for many areas.
To download the update and see the full changelog : http://citadel.prophpbb.com/topic4502.html
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Here is a mega treat : youtube video letsplay ! Remember it comes out the 17th !
Categories: Dev diary, News
So it’s December and the promised release of Essos is on track. Testing is going well so, barring unforeseen circumstances, we shall be releasing on Tuesday 17th December! In the meantime here is a couple of things we’ve been doing:
Daenerys is obviously a very important character in the Song of Ice and Fire, and so we have given her a detailed event chain that spans the Clash of Kings and Feast for crows scenarios to try and recreate her story for the player in the mod.
The main chain will follow her progress from Qarth to Astapor where she claims an Unsullied army. From there the player must defeat the other cities of Slaver’s Bay, and will hopefully one day eradicate slavery and return to Westeros. There are a few tangents the player can go on as well, maybe you will choose not to go to Slaver’s bay and go straight to your homeland to reclaim your birthright?
Faith of the Seven
The Sons of Abraham DLC has given us an opportunity to expand on the Faith somewhat. We have applied the Cardinal mechanics to the Faith, so the High Septon is elected by a Council of the Most Devout. We’ve also taken many of the flavour events from the DLC and given them an AGOT twist. The High Septon can now also be much more important and powerful within a Kingdom, that is if his Faith Authority is high enough:
As you can see the higher his authority the more power he has within the realm, on medium or higher for example the Faith is allowed to arm and form the Holy orders of the Faith Militant. There also buildings which can now be built in temple holdings for certain religions. The Faith can build them if they have High Faith Authority:
It seems we have passed the first step of the moddb contest, so we are in the top 100.
That’s a good news for grand strategy gaming, but it’s not over yet. In roughly 10 days, the final winners will be shown, and game of thrones has it’s chances.
You may vote fot AGOT if you like us, if you played countless hours or if you don’t want to see DayZ win 🙂
Oh and Essos is still coming soonish !
Happy end of the week
As the mod is in testing stage for the 2.0.1 compatibility, Moddb is launching it’s yearly contest for the “mod of the Year”.
Last time we were just in time and didn’t get a lot of votes, but this time we should be in the top 100 quite easily (maybe even in top 10 😉 )
So if you have a moddb account and want to give your unique vote to us, we will be extremely pleased !
Here is the link : http://www.moddb.com/mods/crusader-kings-2-a-game-of-thrones-ck2agot