Elder Kings is an Elder Scrolls themed total conversion for the Paradox Development Studio game Crusader Kings 2. It allows players to live out their dreams of ruling one of the great realms of Tamriel and leading their dynasty through it's various eras and challenges. While still effectively a Work-In-Progress Project, Elder Kings still offers one of the biggest gameplay experiences available for a released CK2 mod!
A total immersion mod that is as equally ambitious as the other map-changing mods. It sucks that there are a few things missing, but that doesn't matter.
Let me give you a few things:
There are a lot of choices the SECOND you choose a country and get through the character creator, or if you just select a character and get into it. From raising your own levies and travelling to a certain county with a certain religion, then there's this cool choice of you able to change to that religion, since, technically, your character is the captain of the army that's in the province. BOOM. Cult of Sheogorath from Morrowind, or even a Maruhkati worshipper.
There IS a lot of new stuff with the patch, aside from the removal of the Mothist Heresy, Cult of Emperor Zero, and a few other religions and titles.
STILL a good ol' ten outta ten. Best gayme.
Really good mod, played it for ages! It has bugs and issues but what total conversion styled mod doesn't?
Although it is starting die, regardless of what the people who haunt it's subforum say. (Who are jerks btw, don't go there unless you want snarky comments) it's been over a year now since it's last release and hasn't been updated since.
You can always revert your CKII, but then newer DLCs don't work. Honestly, stick to mods that update like GoT.
The scope of the project is amazing and the accuracy of the bookmark to the lore is quite well maintained. The game play differences change the emergent properties of the experience enough to make the fantasy of Elder Scrolls come to life within the Crusader Kings 2 engine. Overall hours and hours added to CK2 play experience.
I wanted to give Elder Kings whole 10/10 but ended up with 9/10 instead. Compared to most of other mods I love it the best at the moment but the fact remains that there is still a lot of work to do in order to make this mod the best mod in CK2. TES-lore could benefit from a dueling mechanic that has been used in couple of mods already. Elder Kings brings politics out to player better than any other mod at this point so next step should be to bring the battle mechanics to the same place. Only thing I find a bit lacking is dueling / single combat mechanics for player character. New bookmarks are to be expected in near future and I have great expectations. If the battles can be given a bit more personal feel for the player character as a commander I believe the mod will receive 10/10 from me.
Likely the best mod I have ever played for CKII, no doubt about it. The sheer joy of reclaiming Cyrodiil as an Ayleid, or forming the empire as a descendant of the Remans, nothing can compare to the fun, addictive nature of this mod. Plus, there's sooo many possibilities, adding a ton of replayability value to an already highly replayable game.
I haven't seen an update in a while, but I do hope Korbah is still working on this. Kudos!