Norway and Sweden are in PU, not vassals. PU breaks automatically on ruler death if the PU leader doesn't keep positive prestige and positive relations with the PU members. It's a lot more fragile than vassalization - but of course the benefits are also potentially greater.
I'm having a lot of fun as Denmark right now. Don't see how Norway is more cool, unless you want to focus on colonization via Greenland (Norway gets exploration and a colonist via national idea so you don't need to get the Exploration idea group - trade is well suited for Norway, though Diplomacy is also just an all-around awesome idea group).
PS: In EU3 the junior partner in a PU would spam diplomatic insults if the leader had a smaller army than them. Sweden was a royal pain in the neck if you played Denmark.
I'm (re)playing Assassin's Creed II and then Brotherhood. It's extremely weird to feel nostalgic about something just 3 years old but damn, I'm SO nostalgic.
On the philistine portable front I'm playing Fire Emblem Awakening and it's just outstanding.
I remember playing Crysis Warhead, selecting super speed, and if you ran towards him he would be scared. After i stood in front of him for about 2-3 seconds to admire the scared look on his face, after which i selected super strength and punched him.
Good times, good times.
this is probably the fastest time I have ever cleared a level in Deus Ex . I just climbed up some crates, completely ignoring Gunther, threw a gas grenade to a coupla guards and shot them up. Proceeded to interrogate the leader and it's all done. cane back down for Gunther and he slipped away. guess he didn't need me after all. all that in about half an hour.
this simply wouldn't be possible in that game.
Finished Teleglitch Die More in one go from start to finish without using emergency teleporters, killed last boss in about 15 seconds( but not fast enough to get achievement). All in all I've spent 25 hours in this game, diying silly deaths and honestly I didn't expect to win. But I decided to start from scratch and it turned out a lucky run from the start, I had all upgrades and minigun early( even though I had no reason to use it before the last boss) and I was swimming in healthpacks and armor plates. It was harder to manage inventory than to play a game. When you learn what weapon to usу on what enemy it becomes a matter of shooting straight and not panicking. Just save minigun ammo. I had 1000+ bullets before the boss and it took about 250 to kill it. Some may say last fight was a letdown.
Some random thoughts: Nailgun is worthless IMO. Haven't found much use for teslacoil or railgun, had to get rid in favour for a lasgunmod. It may be a good idea to save materials like tubes to get a decector ASAP. Exploring everything is an imperative. Levels are not random enough. Save system is idiotic since starting from scratch is easier most of the time. Squids are easy to push into the void. Scientists( grey guards) are bastards. Atmosphere isn't really as dark and opressive as some people claim. All in all, a flawed but very enjoyable game.
Spacehem! Just got to Sikutar. This damn game is hard. The last mandatory stage on alkonost had me tweaking till 5 in the morning. Beat it in 1 reactor though so pretty proud.
Started and beat Ittle Dew last night. It's a cute game that tries to be Zelda. It's fun in it's own right, but not great.
Another thing to consider if it proves to be a big problem that Denmark also have a union with Sweden is that from 1453 bookmark onwards, Denmark is not in a union with Sweden I don't think, so you could start at a slightly later date. Personally I prefer the 1492 bookmark in EU games anyway, Europe seems better defined by that bookmark.
Is it me or are the "Spread of Protestantism" events just a tad too annoying? I keep getting provinces in Africa and America converted, which makes little sense.
A lot of the proto-reformers such as the Waldensians, Hussites or Fraticelli were excommunicated and persecuted, though. Not to mention singular people such as Savonarola. Indeed, Francis of Assisi probably shared many of their views but he adhered to the authority of the church all of the time which is why he was canonized. The absurdity of the indulgence was certainly not lost on the people of the time.
It simply took quite a while until the movement reached a critical mass.
I only read the first two books and watched the show. This is set before and during the first book. It feels really good to explore known locations and talk to familiar characters. It's a bit weird to stumble upon an exposition dump of something you already know. I'm not sure where the story leads - plot twists galore! - but despite meeting people like Varys and Cersei it doesn't feel odd that it's never mentioned in the books and show.
The RPG started development eight years ago and it's a completely original story. It's well integrated in the lore - both main dudes were part of Robert's uprising, the scheming is grand and involves the major Houses blah blah... As long as it doesn't break the lore it's a quality addition to the GoT universe. It has GRRM's seal of approval anyway.
There's one thing that feels stupid: me, a Night's Watch brother, walking around in a gigantic wilding armour decorated with heads and ears. Videogames, eh?