Face up to the toil, struggle, pain, strife and hardships of leadership in the latest expansion for Crusader Kings II.
Developed by award winning Paradox Development Studios. The latest iteration to the franchise follows in the proud tradition of introducing defining new game elements to the narrative.
Crusader Kings II: Way of Life allows you to live life the way you like, be it as a peaceful mystic, a family man or a master of war. Each chosen focus will tell a different tale and presents an opportunity to forge your path to success by setting your focus and shaping the destiny of your empire.
Set a Focus (a "way of life") for your character to give them an immediate skill boost, develop their abilities and determine the kind of events and decisions they tend to get (there are ten of these focuses: Rulership, Business, Hunting, War, Family, Carousing, Seduction, Intrigue, Scholarship and Theology.)
Hundreds of new events and 20 new images.
Many new diplomatic interactions (Duel, Seduce, Banish to Monastery, Break up with Lover, etc)
Paradox has brought a great breeze of life to the old-ish game of CK2. This expansion adds quite a a lot of flavour, events and depth to the characters of the game. There is also a role play elements which adds longevity and replay-ability for the game. Now you can choose to which areas and traits of your characters you want to focus and better, e.g. I want my character to be a great warrior and have high martial skill, so I want him to focus on martial, which gives more martial skills and allows him to duel other characters in the game. Or I may want my idiot first born to become a monk, so I want him to focus on church or learning, so one day he will become a celibate and my 2nd genius son can rule the realm. This is a really good expansion for an old game. I highly recommend it!
Once again paradox outdoes themselves. Before Way of Life, I really loved vanilla CK2 but I played a lot of mods to make up for all of the lost features and role playing that the original did not feature. Not anymore, CK2 is changed forever with Way of Life. In the new expansion your an chose what you want your own focus to be giving you great options like being able to seduce more women or debate theology with your vassals. The biggest thing is that it allows you to customize your play style to however you would want it to be. CK2 just got 10x better with this expansion. Best expansion yet.
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