Csszr said:Well the great thing about their games is you create your own goals. My first real game I had De Jure: Poland, Lithuania, Pomerania, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Ruthenia, The Papacy, The Penchenegs, and parts of Rus' under the banner of the Wendish Empire. At one point I had England until they started getting discontent with me. My two biggest rivals were Cumania who I paid tribute to through three Emperors until Karol I 'The Great' had enough.
The other was HRE who viewed me as a as a friend but they to me as a threat. I installed my bloodline into their nobility. My then current son was voted Emperor and I had him assassinated. I inherited it, created the de jure royal titles, gave them off to the Germans and Italians. And that's how I dismantled my rival.
But that was just one game where I wanted to see how big I could grow my Empire.
So yes it is very easy to immerse yourself/roleplay in that wonderful game.
Hehe, my very first game lastet about 100 hours. I started as the count of Nuremberg with the aim that my dynasty should one day be Emperor of the HRE. I became duke of Bavaria after some forged claims, strategic marriages and assassinations.
After that I pressed the emperor to accept me as successor, which sparked a civil war that I won. So I became Emperor and conquered the Kingdoms of Italy, Hungary and Jerusalem through crusades. After that I made the mistake of creating various other kingdoms on the territory of the HRE and giving away the titles to family members and allies.
You should never have a vassal which alone can raise 20% of your levy! Very soon I had a civil war on my hand, which I lost and ended up with a fractured HRE with the independent kingdoms of Lotharingia and Italy. Ah, it's simply a great game, where even "losing" (if you can call it that) is a lot of fun!