MedimTek Feb 18 @ 5:39pm
Worst county to start in 867
So I had the idea to start a game on a island in The Old Gods 867 start.
I was thinking about Sicily or Sardinia, but I decided to go for Mallorca (spanish islands near barcelona).

Is this the worst possible start position ever in the 867 start?
You're on an island with no boat... and there is nothing happening lol. My court is sooo small. And I cant invite anyone. Im stuck with people on my council with skills under 5 in their position, because there is no one to choose from ...

What this just a horrible idea? Has anyone tried this before?
At around what year are we supposed to get boats?

Thanks!
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Magnificent Bastard Feb 18 @ 5:52pm 
Load a new game. Go to England. Click East Anglia. Play.

Where is your God now?
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MedimTek Feb 18 @ 6:06pm 
Originally posted by Magnificent ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥:
Load a new game. Go to England. Click East Anglia. Play.

Where is your God now?

Why East Anglia? Looks like there would be plenty of action over there.

The problem with my game right now is that there is nothing happening... Im wondering if its supposed to get better soon, or if I should start on some other island... And Im also wondering if I should just forget about starting on an island in the 867 start because you don't have any boats.

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Highly Heretical Feb 18 @ 6:09pm 
Originally posted by MedimTek:
Originally posted by Magnificent ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥:
Load a new game. Go to England. Click East Anglia. Play.

Where is your God now?

Why East Anglia? Looks like there would be plenty of action over there.
If by "action" you mean "you begin in a war with something like 30000 norsemen taking all of your territory" then yes, yes there is.
Magnificent Bastard Feb 18 @ 7:32pm 
Originally posted by MedimTek:
Originally posted by Magnificent ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥:
Load a new game. Go to England. Click East Anglia. Play.

Where is your God now?

Why East Anglia? Looks like there would be plenty of action over there.
Hah. You have no idea. It is arguably the worst start point in the game. You immediately start in a war against an overwhelming force. You can win, I did it once myself. But it is hard as balls.

Originally posted by MedimTek:
The problem with my game right now is that there is nothing happening... Im wondering if its supposed to get better soon, or if I should start on some other island... And Im also wondering if I should just forget about starting on an island in the 867 start because you don't have any boats.
That's just how the game is for some characters when you start out. If you're still learning the game you might want to consider playing as a Duke or King. It might seem like cheating (I always prefer taking the hard road to power) but you'll learn more because you'll start off with the ability to actually do things. heh.
MedimTek Feb 19 @ 9:04am 
Originally posted by Magnificent ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥:
That's just how the game is for some characters when you start out. If you're still learning the game you might want to consider playing as a Duke or King. It might seem like cheating (I always prefer taking the hard road to power) but you'll learn more because you'll start off with the ability to actually do things. heh.


I've been playing for a while, but I've never had NOTHING to do like that lol.
Im also not making any money at all. I make 0.04 a month, and my liege is always at war, which lowers that amount to like 0.02 or even in the negative. I have 25 gold right now...

I met to start in a weird position, but this supprisingly boring...
And the guy on the island next to me is always in war against my liege, so he's constantly seiging my holdings... but the wars dont end because no one can get to his army because no one has any boats...

So is this the worst possible starting point? Im in 895 now (started in 867) and literally nothing happened lol
nobledictator1278 Feb 20 @ 12:19am 
Iceland Old Gods.... You will be destroyed .... every time ...anytime.
Vance Xentan Feb 20 @ 6:42pm 
Iceland just...iceland...
Logain Marefey Feb 21 @ 5:41pm 
The Canaries in 867 ought to suck, too. Minor, unreformed West African count, no ships, the only place you'd be able to expand to is full of angry-looking Muslims...
idk, i love playing as the underdog, never have started a game as anything higher than a count, this way winning is so much more satisfaying.
I swear if I could I would be a baron, or even better, start with only troops of pesant revolt lol
Damn now you got me thinking, I wish I could play just as a lowborn courtie of a barony!!!
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dan360a47 Feb 21 @ 7:13pm 
Depends on what you mean by worst start. If you mean boring as all sin then Malta, Canaries and the like probaly take the prize :} your to small and to isolated. If you mean the one that starts you of in the worst posisition then thats East Anglia.

I like starting as the count of Tripoli or Beirut in 1066 first I make him a norsemen (and sometimes a christian) with the ruler editor. I then try and survive the Fatimids, Seljuks, Byzantium and the crusaders when they come. They all get slightly ornery at a sunburnt viking sauntering around the levant conquering their holy stuff.
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Weizen1988 Feb 22 @ 7:17am 
Iceland, its possible to survive, but not very likely, if you raid ireland constantly to get money you can possibly hire enough mercs to hold off the constant invasions from norway, then once they break, either slowly expand towards norway taking the weakest targets, or conquer ireland
Poli Feb 22 @ 10:04am 
After reading this I decided to try East Anglia, just for the lulz...
I died after 5 months, in a Norse dungeon. Minus 1080 points.
That was terrifying.
theren Feb 22 @ 1:32pm 
i really dont see the problem with iceland. just make sure to marry your children to norway as often as possible. and if you are a bit lucky, well, assassinate the right person and say hello to your new title. ...or swear fealty. that works too.
Originally posted by theren:
i really dont see the problem with iceland. just make sure to marry your children to norway as often as possible. and if you are a bit lucky, well, assassinate the right person and say hello to your new title. ...or swear fealty. that works too.

I agree, ck2 is one of those games where independence is not all that valuable, better to take the system down from inside...
Magnificent Bastard Feb 23 @ 3:16am 
Originally posted by Poli:
After reading this I decided to try East Anglia, just for the lulz...
I died after 5 months, in a Norse dungeon. Minus 1080 points.
That was terrifying.
Keep trying. Eventually you'll win the invasion, feel like a badass, and then realize you're still in a bad position after the war. No ♥♥♥♥. Look at the map from the East Anglia perspective post war. All of your neighbors want you dead. Honestly you're probably better off swearing loyalty to one of them and attempting to take them over from within.
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