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Re: What are you playing?

by AdorableOtter » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:58 pm

Warband was like cocaine for me (391hrs in total, THE longest playtime in my steam game list. second is 77hrs for hotline miami 2), I won't touch that Boner, it's too dangerous.

Re: What are you playing?

by Kugelfisch » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:12 pm

From what I can see so far it is very much like M&B 1 but improved. There are a few minor graphical glitches but nothing that breaks the game. At least I didn't experience any. I also haven't had it crash yet.
From the skills it looks like trading is improved. You can smith your own weapons. Much of the basic gameplay is very much like Warband.

What's a lot different is the skill and stat system. You have your base stats, like Vigor, Social, Intelligence and such. You get one point to spend every three levels.
Every stat has three associated skills. Vigor for example has One Handed, Two Handed and Polearms. Those skills improve from use only! The higher the associated stat is, the easier the skill becomes to raise by use. So the higher your Vigor, the higher the multiplier for raising your skill with those weapons from use.

There's also a skill limit so at some point you won't level a skill anymore from use. That limit is raised by putting a point into the associated stat, so for melee weapons that would be Vigor, or putting a Focus Point into the Skill. You get a Focus Point every single level up. Putting more focus points into a Skill also raises the multiplier for levelling it by use.

Lastly, at certain levels in a skill you get to pick a perk. Stuff like more damage using weapons of that skill type, higher selling prices from trading, faster healing of troops and such. Sometimes there's only one, sometimes you have to decide between two.

So in short: Your stats govern how fast you learn all of the attached skills and how far you can level them, focus points do the same but only for the skill you put the point into, the actual levelling can only be done by use and through levels you get perks that actually improve your performance.
So a character that never actually uses a skill won't ever improve it no matter how many points you put into the stat or the skill. But one that does can greatly accelerate the levels gained and has a higher level cap.

Re: What are you playing?

by mad bum » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:53 pm

I'm giving bannerlord a "download" now. I liked m&b 1 but didn't fall in love with it, so im hoping ill like this one more.

Re: What are you playing?

by Kugelfisch » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:21 pm

Bannerpage is the mod I've most recently played. It's basically enhanced vanilla and pretty cool.
So far Butterlord seems pretty cool. If you liked M&B1 you'll like it.

Re: What are you playing?

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:13 pm

I'm mostly rocking vanilla with the diplomacy mod because I'm lazy when it comes to looking for mods.
And yes, that mod. The multiplayer only one. Which all those YT yokels like Angry Joe streamed, ignoring pretty much everything else about Mount & Blade. If you'd just followed those shills, you'd think that's all M&B is.

Re: What are you playing?

by rabidtictac » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:43 pm

The napoleonic war mod that wasn't even good? The best warband mods are the jap one for weebshittery and some indochina one that probably doesn't work anymore.

But most of the time I just play warband with the mod that adds some alternate weapon animations/uses and call it a day. Even vanilla is quite excellent.

Re: What are you playing?

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:09 pm

Kugelfisch wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:27 pm
BONERLORD!
I wonder if this'll be like with the last game, were literally every YT shill only ever cared about that one Napoleonic war mod.

Re: What are you playing?

by Kugelfisch » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:27 pm

BONERLORD!

Re: What are you playing?

by rabidtictac » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:24 pm

It's great. I had a blast with it. Looks fantastic too with the new HD backgrounds and moving sprites.

Re: What are you playing?

by Guest » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:01 pm

So Romancing SaGa 3 is good game? Worth a go?

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