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I'm sorry if this sounds rude, but I feel like I need to say this.
Screw Medieval 3!
Now, I don't utterly hate the medieval times or anything as far as a setting for most other games, but I really don't think it would make for a great setting for a future TW game. And that's for three main reasons.
1. There's not enough unique things that CA could with a Medieval 3.
I say this because if you stop and think about the time period, you'll probably see that a Medieval 3 won't really be that much of a enhancement of what Medieval 2 brought to the table, as it were.
Because a lot of us want more unique things for our TW factions, and the medieval setting would probably make most of the factions all feel really similar to each other.
But the only thing I can think of CA adding in to a M3 that would be new and unique would be to give the Danish faction the ability to stay "pagan" and actually have a bunch of special units that come from staying pagan. And that's only if the campaign starts early enough
But that's all I can think of them doing without trying to make the game too much like the second point.
2. It needs to be a TW game and not EU4 or whatever.
I personally can't stand those games.
And it's not that I hate them and wish they would fail or anything like that, but those games are certainly not my cup of tea.
But what I don't want to have happen is for a Medieval 3 to become all about the politics and such to the point where stupid nonsense can happen.
Allow me to explain.
My brother plays those games, and he told me about how some pretty ridiculous stuff can happen in it.
You could be building you kingdom into an empire, and you happened to make a marriage alliance with a neighboring nation.
Then your king or whatever dies and that allied nation's heir suddenly gets to be king and absorbs your kingdom into theirs.
And the game is over for you.
And I don't want any of the TW games to stray too close to being anything like EU4 and such games.
3. Building up for disappointment.
And I think that part of the problem is also the fact that so many M2 fanboys have put that game on such a ridiculously high pedestal, that even if CA did make a Medieval 3 to the best of their ability, that a lot of those people will give the game flak for not being the same Medieval 2.
And I personally think that while M2 was a good game, I think it's highly overrated.
I just think that CA would be better off either making an Empire 2 or Rome 3, since there's a lot more interesting options and other things they could do with those settings as compared to a Medieval 3.