It’s kind of a sandbox in terms of goals, and it largely depends on who you are and what you rule at any given time. I started CK3 as the Earl of Northumbria, and the long term goal I’m working towards is to become King of England. I’m halfway there as I’ve conquered the upper half of England and unified the duchies under the Kingdom of Northumbria, with England forming the lower half.Raid wrote: ↑Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:31 pmSo I grabbed this from gamepass and tried the tutorial. This is, err, a bit complicated looking. I made it through the tutorial (or what may have been the start of the tutorial, it wasn't clear), and while it talks you through the basics of the systems, it doesn't exactly leave you with a distinct goal to work towards while you learn. To put it another way, I sorta know how the interface works, but not really why to use any of it.
I had a major setback when my exalted ruler died in battle and left me playing as his spotty 16 year old grandson who was immediately lumped with vassals who all hated him. Within a couple of years I’d been deposed to a lowly earl again and then set myself the goal of reclaiming my throne. I eventually managed this about 15 years later by waiting until the Queen (my aunt) was embroiled in several wars, at which point I betrothed all three of my children to powerful new allies, who I dragged into the war to press my claim to the throne. It was close but ultimately successful.
In broad terms, the general idea is to widen and solidify your realm. The ways in which you go about doing that (and in which your situation can be flipped on its head) are the real decisions to be made in the game.
On a completely separate note, what’s with all the nudist characters? Every other person seems to be parading around their court stark bollock naked.