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Expeditions: Viking Release Thread

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by Infinitron, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Jimmious Arcane

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    I hope they inform us when they are happy with the state of the game again
     
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  2. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Just got to the British Isles. For those who've finished, how much of the game takes place in Denmark? 30%?

    Still very few bugs, so I guess lucky me, especially since GOG will patch slowly I assume.

    Do you find enough NPCs to fill up the hird in Denmark (i.e. did I miss something huge), or are you supposed to create some custom ones?
     
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  3. Starwars Arcane

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    I also had to create some custom ones.

    I'm not too far into the British Isles but they feel a lot bigger and with more... depth so to speak. It's much more fun than the Denmark part I think.
     
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  4. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Interesting. Having so many beta testers but still missing obvious things. I got a bug in the first 3 minutes of the game. When my dad was mentioned in my player character bios it just said "<player-dads-name>" or something similar.
     
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  5. Sensuki Arcane Cuck

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    I believe you're always forced to create some party members in Ribe. I didn't like this design decision and reported as such in the beta. There is one plot quest where you use everyone in the party technically in the game but it only may occur if you do certain things, I am not sure.

    There weren't that many beta testers that reported heaps of bugs. 1000 people may have got keys but there were only some active on the steam forums reporting them.
     
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  6. Wolfe Learned

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    Finished after 30 hours. The ending seemed rushed, I didn't really find it satisfactory and there were no major surprises at all, it was pretty railroaded. Despite the general instability in terms of crashes and bugs, I really loved my time with it, and I'll actually reload an earlier save to see how different decisions influence the ending.

    The combat is awesome, although it puts you in some ridiculously unfair situations at times and it doesn't let you arrange the hird's formation. The visual and audio presentation is good, voices aren't great but the music is lovely. I enjoyed the character progression up to the point where I didn't have what to spend them on because I had done every side quest I could. The hird party members were quite cool, I really liked Nefja, Gunnarr, Asleifr and Aife.

    Good game overall, I hope they'll fix its issues, though.
     
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  7. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    From what I can see of the skills, it feels like you pretty much max out on everything you want soon after arriving in the Isles (your main weapon skills, the necessary bonuses for your build, some supporting abilities) - and then you're just pumping the camping skills though with 10 hirdsmen you're really encouraged to have campskillwhores doing it for you? I like the system very much, but I'm wondering how it'll fare late game.
     
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  8. Wolfe Learned

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    I'd say I was about three quarters done with the game when I reached the point where I didn't have anything to spend my skill points on. Certainly not when I had just left Denmark.
     
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  9. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    oasis789 All I've done is go to each new area, take a look around and talk to the few dudes with names, and do most of the quests - skipped a couple, but who knows what I've missed? Given you can't explore freeform, only beeline to known locations then find a million camping spots, maybe it's not that much.

    In terms of where I'm at, I landed in the British Isles, visited one of the two big factions, did some sidequests, then realised there wasn't too much to look forward to skillpoints wise. I don't know how far I'm from the end, but it doesn't look like I'd be very close.
     
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  10. veevoir Klytus, I'm bored Patron

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    It seems so, after Denmark all your chars are pretty much maxed or very competent in respective combat areas. The question is will Britain challenge level be up to the task or are they walking gods.

    I have nothing against maxing skills, as long as I encounter enemies with maxed skills so there is challenge
     
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  11. kris Arcane

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    It will be all about equipment after you maxed out skills. I didn't understand the system, what with crafting to get best equipment. So I am a bit gimped...
     
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  12. Urthor Arbiter Patron

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    Britain is very much awalkover until lategame, but it's a neato questing adventure with pretty good writing. The lategame is made hard by a few maps where you have to battle through obnoxious choke points, and on one occassion they make the classical mistake of throwing you in a full party fight without giving you the heads up that you should equip the junk party members who have 5 crafting 5 artisan etc etc with actual weapons because they're gonna be fighting soon.
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    http://steamcommunity.com/games/445190/announcements/detail/1290689400186482658

     
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  14. sqeecoo Arcane

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    Not on GOG yet, of course :)

    Anyway, I have a slightly spoilery question about Britain for the bros that have finished the game:

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    Are the Northumbria/Pictia/Viking conquest questlines mutually exclusive? I mean, am I expected to pick one per game and stick with it, or is there leeway to do stuff with all factions and then just make a choice in the end? Also, is there some non-intuitive stuff to watch out for/aim for?
    Of course this stuff is fun to discover for yourself, but the game is buggy enough that I worry about breaking questlines and such so I'm asking for basic directions :)
     
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  15. Wolfe Learned

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    You can do the quests from any faction, but there's a decision point past which you side with one (or with yourself) and antagonise the others.
     
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  16. Shadowfang Arcane

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    Haven't played much in but enjoying it so far.
    Reached the part where you can pick what kind of boat you want and name it.

    So far it is falling bellow my expectations, because i expected it to be a Conquistador 2.0 with a Viking coating on top.
    I hope that changes the more i play it, but even if it does not its okay because i probably hold Expeditions: Conquistador with high regard.

    Playing it on Insane and it feels pretty sane for me.
     
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  17. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    What framerates are you guys getting? I'm running on the lowest graphics settings and I'm still averaging around 14 FPS. Running GeForce 920M which really ought to be able to handle it.
     
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  18. HoboForEternity Arcane

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    never dropped below 58 then again i have a 1080
     
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  19. SniperHF Prophet

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    920M is pretty horrible. Well below the minimum based on benches.
     
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  20. Mortmal Arcane

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    Had same issues , most of time combat is trivial then you get impossible fight like horfgard in the forest, there's no option to approach her stealthily and take down a few guys, you initiate dialog in the open with the main character who is not a tank in front.... First round berserker charge on my archer main character, then hailstorm on the party. No one is under cover , half of it is wiped or poisoned.Impossible fight when i had absolutely no trouble with anything before.
     
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  21. Starwars Arcane

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    And that fight varies wildly too depending on... well, I don't know. I guess the exact placement of your dudes when combat starts. I had to reload the fight a bunch of times (twice because the game crashed when the archers used fire arrows on my shield dude for some reason) and it depends so much on what the enemies do on their first turn. If you're unlucky, you'll have people down and half the party severely damaged before you even get to act. If you're lucky, one of your dudes will be near KO.

    Very annoying stuff.
     
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  22. Mortmal Arcane

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    The fire arrow crashing the game happened to me too a few time, and yes you need save scumming and luck to manage this fight, this is not good design.
     
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  23. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    OK, so I'm at the Choo-choo-choose spot. For those who've gone past it:

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    I chose Picts for now. My assumption is that the quest/plot progression is basically the same - go to the Wall, help the army through, etc - but just fighting on different sides, and that 'independent' option just means fight both dudes in slightly harder fights?

    Also, how far from end am I? Honestly, it's getting awfully dull roflstomping, and I'm thinking in my second run I'll just play flamboyant rapepillagers that run with 3-4 party size for challenge.
     
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  24. hivemind Arcane

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    do you use crafting?
     
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  25. Jimmious Arcane

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    bro do you even craft?
     
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