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Game News Mount & Blade: Warband Open Beta

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Jason, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    Next-gen wedding simulator <b><a href="http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/mount-blade-warband" target="blank">Mount & Blade: Warband</a></b> has hit open beta. Anyone with a valid serial number from the first game can <a href="http://beta.taleworlds.com/download.aspx" target="blank">download it here</a>. The catch (other than being an unpaid beta tester) is that it's multiplayer only, at least according to folks on the <a href="http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?t=460825" target="blank">Paradox Forums</a>. But hey, now you have a chance to marry a fellow Codexer! So who's the first lucky couple? Kaiserin and KC? Sheek and Trash? SMA and anyone who will pay attention to her?
     
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  2. SlavemasterT Arcane

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    POOPER LET'S FINALLY SEAL OUR BOND OF MANLOVE

    fuck, I'd give this a shot if I wasn't in the middle of a massive reformatting and OS install on my desktop
     
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  3. Shannow Waster of Time

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    DU and VD.
    Ein Herz und eine Seele.
     
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  4. Black_Willow Arcane

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    Zwei Pimmeln und zwei Arschloche. :smug:
     
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  5. Admiral jimbob gay as all hell

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    Has potential to be damn good fun in multiplayer, though I'd love to be able to conduct a full MP campaign. Will give this a shot.
     
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  6. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    ...UND KEINE EIER!
     
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  7. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    Sheek was in it only for the sex. The filthy bastard.
     
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  8. Monocause Arcane

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    Some guy at the paradox forum said:

    Hm.
     
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  9. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    The MP is pretty fun. Sword cavalry is way too powerful though. Fuckers ram down fuckers like fuck.
     
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  10. Reeeeeeeally. If it goes beyond what's been offered in mods then I might be interested. Maybe. If it's cheap. And on Steam.
     
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  11. denizsi Arcane

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    Betting the way these will work will be plain absurd.
     
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  12. Monocause Arcane

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    It should be, and that poses a balancing problem. Theoretically you shouldn't be able to do jack shit with a one-hander+shield against a horseman.

    Do the infantrymen always get some anti-cavalry weapons (spears, crossbows, throwing axes), or do you start with a single weapon and get hopelessly screwed over?
     
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  13. deuxhero Arcane

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    "As you can see I have the miliitary experiance to kick all of your asses, put me on the throne or else" is absurd? The Rhodok 's elected king thingy is also reasonable to let the player in on.
     
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  14. filogreek Scholar

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    Might depend on the server but:
    Infantry usually get 2 free weapons (i.e. think of it as the free pistol everyone gets in counter strike before they decide to buy something better).

    For most factions, this is a basic 1-hander and a short spear. You can buy thrown-weapons like javelins too though.

    You don't have to use a spear, if you are experienced (and a bit lucky) you usually can maneuver into a position where the guy can't hit you (e.g. in front of horse, then side step either left/right to avoid his current swing or lance direction). That way you can even kill or dismount them with a short sword.

    However it is always more fun to get a throwing-axe headshot against a charging lancer.
     
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  15. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Oh nice, that sounds just like 3 different mods I'm playing.
     
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  16. DarkUnderlord Bringing that old Raptor magic. Dumbfuck

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    That we'll all get bored of eventually anyway. Random map generator might have provided more interest.

    Which will be as irrelevant as the existing factions.

    Which you won't care about because you'll still go after the best armour in the game.

    ...

    ?

    Unless they fixed the economy, this is going to suck some major ass.

    I have a high suspicion they have failed to fix the economy, given how long it took for the game to get to v1.0 which ultimately was the same as it was three years earlier at v0.5. Oh yeah and the whole "adding in marriage" thing leads me to believe they were focussed elsewhere.

    Finally!

    ?
     
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  17. Morkar illiterate

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    Nice to see that you can use the same tactics as in singleplayer.
     
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  18. Admiral jimbob gay as all hell

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    I'm quite enjoying this so far, but I've got this annoying several-second delay in my blocks/attacks that makes it basically impossible to fight anyone I haven't taken by surprise/used a bow against. My ping and performance are fine otherwise, anyone know the cause? I know it's not meant to be instantaneous, but (for example) my shield stays up for about three seconds after I let go of the block button.
     
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  19. Casus belli Liturgist

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    I also have this sort of problem, and my ping is usually in the 120-150 range, which is good for FPSs. Apparently this game is much more sensible when it comes to pings, at least that's what I read in the forums and what I concluded when I played it. I'm getting better at it, but I still find it very hard to win a shield vs shield fight.
     
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  20. MetalCraze Arcane

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    At least they got the only important thing in RPGs.
     
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  21. Saxon1974 Cipher

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    IS the beta only showing the multiplayer part?

    Can anyone beta testing tell us if the they took out the RPG stuff like stats and leveling from the single player part?
     
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  22. The Wizard Educated

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    as far as i can tell, yes. you choose a side and then choose a "class". and if you feel like it(and have the money) you can buy some armor and weapons.
     
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  23. Szioul Arcane Patron

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    He was asking about SP, not MP. Although I'm not an SP beta tester, so I can't say for sure, but I can't see why they'd remove it in SP.
     
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  24. The Wizard Educated

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    oh. well, seems like it is one of those mornings for me again.

    no, singleplayer still has stats and all. the only big changes are listed a few posts up.
     
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  25. denizsi Arcane

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    "Betting the way these will work will be plain absurd"

    Eg. the way sieges work, not that laying siege is a silly concept.
     
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