Jul 172012

I am, quite likely, back. And to my surprise, there are still people visiting. Lots of people. Let us all give three cheers for the Steam summer sale, for getting a great game into the hands of even more prospective counts, barons, dukes, duchesses, kings, queens, and emperors.

Hip Hip     Hooray!

Ok, one cheer will suffice..

So I am looking around at all this rubbish i have written, and it appears i am well behind the times. I have bought me some DLC, so i should be able to add the Sword of Islam’s many different and (I’m sure) complicated systems (Decadence anyone?) here sometime soon. Sicily must be taken from that cur, Roger of Reggio, and the rest of the d’Hauteville dogs shall soon be without a bone to gnaw on, or something along those lines.

Beyond Sword of Islam, i am pretty sure that there have been other changes leaving specifics on these pages out of date, for which i apologize.

And while i am apologizing, forgive me, dearest reader, for whence i bought Diablo 3, i knew not what i was doing. I remember old Blizzard, and playing the hell out of Warcraft 2, and staying up all night so i could get into the Diablo beta test, and years of sort of enjoying WoW a little bit. And many of the friends that i played those games with were friends that i would get to spend time with in Diablo 3.

Unfortunately, Diablo 3 is a free to play game that costs you $60. The advent of gold selling on the real money auction house meant that all was now a real money auction house, so the pay to win is complete. So i return, beg your forgiveness. But i never really left. My barbarian’s name was dHauteville.

May 162012

Hello everyone. Contrary to all evidence, this site is not dead. It is merely, uhh, hibernating. Yeah.

After a two month Crusader Kings binge in which i spent more time researching the game than playing it, i am now in a definite ‘purge’ cycle. I also have a lot of friends telling me i should play Diablo 3 with them.

So, i will be away for a bit longer (as far as updates – I still get emails when there are comments and such, so i am not really away-away).  When i return, i will have an updated PC to play on, and it is simply embarrassing how much of a difference this will make.

I still enjoy CK II, i still enjoy building  the site, and i still enjoy seeing that folks are stopping in and getting some use out of it. I have plenty more i’d like to do, beyond just finishing the basics. I will be back soon.

 Posted by on May 16, 2012 at 10:42 am  Tagged with:
Mar 282012

Long live the House d’Hauteville. May the dynasty forever gain prestige.

Our former location still exists for google search purposes, but it is now orphaned. Everything there is here, and all new content will be posted here and only here. If you had, gasp, bookmarked us, please update your links. Apologies for the inconvenience, and know that we expect to hold this demesne for a long time.

UPDATE: Our search compatible page forwarding has been put into place, so anyone attempting to visit the old site will now be redirected to the same page on the new site. It’s nice when something works the way it is supposed to. At least i hope it’s working the way it is supposed to. My testing seemed to indicate that it’s all good though…

 Posted by on March 28, 2012 at 10:30 am  Tagged with:
Mar 272012

I got sick of waiting on my old web host to actually fix my problem (their problem i should say), and registered housedhauteville.com today. If i’d known it was going to take more than a month to get swapped, i would have done so from the start.

If all goes well, i should have everything here mirrored on housedhauteville.com by tomorrow late, but i am at the mercy of the DNS propagation gremlins for the moment. Most of you would probably rather i was adding new content anyway. Sorry, sorry…

 Posted by on March 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm  Tagged with:
Mar 252012

Sorry if things get messy.


UPDATE: Done messing around with the format for tonight. The results are; a new set of social sharing buttons at the bottom of pages (CK2 topics are all ‘pages’, this is a ‘post’), and a new House d’Hauteville Twitter account, with a widget right over there somewhere. –>

Mar 242012

Ugh. First i had to wait two weeks because i couldn’t re-host my site with only 13 days left in my contract, now i can’t move my site because my old bad provider won’t answer my email about them having the wrong forwarding address for the domain contact. Thank you all for stopping in at all, and i hope to have a slightly cleaner, if not easier to enter, URL sometime soon.

In the meantime, I am happy to provide a de facto advertisement for inmotion hosting. So far they have been excellent, and everything that my old and very bad host is not.

 Posted by on March 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm  Tagged with:
Mar 012012

This is a placeholder for a Crusader Kings 2 information dump. Crusader Kings 2 by Paradox Interactive is an amazing and intricate game, with lots of things to keep track of. While your game will never be the same as anyone else’s, you will always be doing something that some other count, or duke, or king has done or tried to do. Right now info on the game seems very spread out, and while i doubt that this will become THE central location for CK2 information, hopefully we can help a few people out and learn a few things ourselves along the way.

If you manage to find your way here, know that this is a temporary address as we move our permanent server to a new host. This site will eventually be hosted at ck2.terribleperson.com.

 Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 7:28 am