Medieval saga Crusader Kings II is growing, this time in Jade Dragon, which includes the local and almost global superpower – China. Just a little different than you would expect. He will not play for China, and will play as a powerful neighbor in the East, playing an important political and economic role, and bringing many other game options.
Description of the game
Since China has enormous power and human potential, it will be projected into the game as a power that you will probably like to enjoy. Of course, the most up-to-date is for the states on the east map, but who says China’s influence can not get to Europe. After all, the adventures of the famous Admiral Čeng Che had a force that would make it possible for any European state …
Story of game
This may be the reason why China is not a playable nation. If the maps were interconnected, it would not be such a problem to knock off most of the competition with caps. And to play only China’s internal politics, or even the surrounding states may not sound as attractive. Even though I have incorporated the Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, and so on. But it is more of a matter of Europa Universalis IV, where Mandate of Heaven has just been released.
There are several elements in the Jade Dragon. The first is China Screen, a special menu that will appear after the first contact with China. In it you will find the requirements and wishes of the Chinese emperor. The main one will make you a vassal state, but your Chinese chart will show you when the Emperor’s power is weak, which may be a good time for official secession. Count on the fact that China’s power is projected through the generals and their army at your borders. If someone asks you, you can count on their help and if you disobey … start arming.
Another element that may emerge is expulsion or simply discontented Chinese princes who go west in fame, adventure, and wealth. What role they will play right now is not clear. The new Silk Road system will allow you to benefit from the trade and, of course, the more stable China, the bigger the profits will be. Likewise, you can get powerful Chinese artifacts.
It is clear that if you play exclusively as a ruler from the British Isles or simply Europe, Jade Dragon may not be so important to you – even if you set up a crusader kingdom, you are a lot more likely to be affected. Jade Dragon is a typical example of the Crusader Kings II datadisk, which you do not need at all costs. It will be more meaningful for those who have a chance for greater contact with China. At the same time, the game will contain eight new casus belli. As usual, when Jade Draon goes out we do not know, besides the paradoxical “early”.