You may have noticed. I like Crusader Kings II. I like it a lot. But I like it for all kinds of reasons, many of which I didn’t get space, or time, to dwell on last year.
Like the way that, very quietly, the game has been continually and fundamentally updated by the development team since its release almost a year ago. Sure, there’s been paid DLC expansion packs, but even for the regular user who just bought the game and nothing else, there have been so many tweaks, changes and additions to the core experience that update notes, traditionally something to worry about with PC games, are with Crusader Kings II something to look forward to.
Take, for example, the latest notes, updating the game to v1.09 (in preparation for a new paid DLC pack). Yes, there are bug fixes, but there are also things like this:
If married, women now fool their husbands about the parentage of children born from the bastard birth event
Louis d’Evreux now has the correct mother
Tweaked deathdate of Mubashir, Duke of Mallorca, and made him eunuch
There is now a small chance that the Golden Horde will convert to Nestorianism
Fixed error in polygamy event
So good. So, so good. The best part is that, as hilarious as they are in isolation, in the context of the game they make complete sense.