BlueTrin Nov 3, 2013 @ 1:58pm
How do you learn to play this game ?
It is pretty hardcore to learn.
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The Dapper Gamer Nov 3, 2013 @ 2:27pm 
There are tons of great step by step play through for beginner videos on Youtube. Thats how I learned, becasue frankly the tutorials are half way between broken and terrible. Just search for CK2 walkthroughs or something like that and youll find tons of stuff. Once you get over the learning curve its well worth the effort. Good Lcuk!
Soul Nov 3, 2013 @ 2:28pm 
Watch tutorials and LP's on yuotube.
x360wizard Nov 3, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
Look up an Ireland tutorial it's the easiest place, oh and dont even bother with the in-game tutorial it is a joke
Nef Nov 3, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
I learned by trying things as I went along, and from tips I read on this forum.
katzenkrimis Nov 3, 2013 @ 8:33pm 
This game was one of the most challenging games I've had to learn in recent times. I can't think of many games that have steep learning curves. Because most games cater to the console crowd.

Nothing is presented to you in simplified form. You have to hunt for everything online. Deep woods hunting.

Lord of the Rings Online is a tough slog. Civilization and Anno also take some time.

But this game...

This game was quite the nut to crack. It definitely has a macadamia shell.
panzerkw Nov 3, 2013 @ 10:36pm 
Start as a count to learn the ropes, then play as a duke to learn to throw your weight around, then start as a king to learn how to successfully deal with successions and managing many powerful dukes. When you've started your "real" playthrough as a count and end with a world spanning empire, that's quite satisfying.
Aleal Nov 3, 2013 @ 11:42pm 
You Tube tutorials are really helping. That's how I learnt the game.
Nuddle Nov 4, 2013 @ 12:59am 
Originally posted by katzenkrimis:
This game was one of the most challenging games I've had to learn in recent times. I can't think of many games that have steep learning curves. Because most games cater to the console crowd.

Nothing is presented to you in simplified form. You have to hunt for everything online. Deep woods hunting.

Lord of the Rings Online is a tough slog. Civilization and Anno also take some time.

But this game...

This game was quite the nut to crack. It definitely has a macadamia shell.

+1 for nut reference!
The Dapper Gamer Nov 4, 2013 @ 2:45am 
Originally posted by katzenkrimis:
This game was one of the most challenging games I've had to learn in recent times. I can't think of many games that have steep learning curves. Because most games cater to the console crowd.

Nothing is presented to you in simplified form. You have to hunt for everything online. Deep woods hunting.

Lord of the Rings Online is a tough slog. Civilization and Anno also take some time.

But this game...

This game was quite the nut to crack. It definitely has a macadamia shell.
Lol, you have a way with words sir, kudos!
Dr.Yes Nov 4, 2013 @ 3:35am 
Not to disencourage anyone but I've spent 400 hours in this game and I'm pretty sure I have a lot to learn still.
Valeriaan Nov 4, 2013 @ 3:43am 
Only way to really learn any of Paradox' grand strategy titles is by jumping in. Following up on x360wizard's suggestion, start as a count in Ireland and take it from there. Don't speed up the game to the maximum (five chevrons) because stuff will happen way too fast. Three or four chevrons is the sweet spot. Oh, and if you're starting in Ireland, for the love of all that is Irish please turn off Aztec invasion should you happen to have it.

Youtube let's play and tutorial videos might be helpful but they will only get you so far. Someone can tell you why something happens, but the best way to learn is by experiencing it firsthand.

The learning curve for this game isn't *that* steep. It certainly starts off steep, yes. It appears bewildering at first because there is so much to see and do and you don't know where to even begin looking first. Stuff is happening all over the place, especially if you speed up the game too much. The breadth of the experience CK2 has to offer is very large. This is the same for most other Paradox titles.

In depth, however, it's not too bad. After the initial hurdles, the curve lessens a lot. Once you have a basic grasp of most gameplay mechanics you're already well on the way to mastering them, with the possible exception of genetics (breeding for traits) and claims (how to get the best out of them).
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bassistepunk Nov 4, 2013 @ 4:35am 
TheUneuro Youtube
Rhass Nov 4, 2013 @ 9:50am 
You can learn like me: through trial and error
NecroMaster Nov 4, 2013 @ 10:11am 
Play as a Count or maybe Duke in Ireland, not a lot of contest and when you encounter it it's only small amounts so you can easily stomp it. You wont get much training in the way of economics or war, but succession will be covered somewhat.
Edit: YouTube also Helps!
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markdb92 Nov 4, 2013 @ 10:18am 
being a emperior no cake walk either. ie have to keep vassels happy. If you set your empire up right its easy to keep them happy.
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