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What should I know before starting Kenshi?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by ItsChon, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. ItsChon Cipher Patron

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    Any advice or tips? I tried getting into it once before and I felt a little overwhelmed so I didn't bother.
     
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  2. LizardWizard Arbiter

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    Kang is best bro
     
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  3. Fluent Arcane Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    Umm, the world is huge and dangerous. Start by mining something, making enough money to slowly hire on companions. When you have a little squad going, practice and train your skills on the weakest enemies you can find, avoid the rest. Once you get a decently skilled group go off and explore the world. Once you have a tough, ass-kicking entourage start a settlement while sending off an expedition force to explore. The game world is your oyster.

    Also know that you're in for a rush of amazing emergent gameplay, more EG than any game in existence basically, maybe except Dwarf Fortress. The game instantly became one of my favorite games ever, you will have war stories to share after you've played enough that you'll never forget.
     
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  4. Salvo Learned

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    Try not to steal too much, as the mechanics are broken and you can take end-game items five minutes into the game, which pretty much ruins your sense of progression.

    Also, take things slow. You won't be taking down anything but Starving Bandits for a while.
     
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  5. Fluent Arcane Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    Don't look up a guide and you won't know where those end-game items are 5 minutes into the game. So more advice - don't follow a guide and basically play it now, ignore what other people post in this thread so you don't spoil the experience.
     
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  6. Lurker47 Learned

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    Slavery is cool.
     
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  7. barghwata Educated

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    I am also thinking about starting Kenshi these days, and i just wanted to ask.
    Does the game allow several playstyles (trader, warlord, smuggler, slaver, thief etc...) or do you have to play a certain way just to be able to survive?
     
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  8. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Kenshi offers a variety of additional starting options, so that if you wanted to you could begin the game in a good (or at least, better) position to immediately become a merchant, or start your own base, etc. Even with the base start, the game is quite versatile, and there are many possible playing-styles from the beginning onward. +M
     
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  9. adrix89 Savant

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    Merchant is useless since you will get mugged or eaten.
    You need to up your skill in running away to do trading by yourself.
    You need good trained comrades if you are going to use slow animals.
     
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  10. Lord Commissar Alexer Educated

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    Getting enslaved is a good way to level certain skills since you are quite safe and wont starve.
     
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  11. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Roll a barbarian
     
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  12. GentlemanCthulhu Learned

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    Some people (like yours truly) are genetically incapable of making their own fun in videogames, and if you suffer from this incurable condition, you won't like Kenshi.
     
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  13. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Beep.
     
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  14. Falksi Arcane

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    Play it using your hands.
     
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  15. steel legion Novice

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    that it is a interactive entertainment kinda like a movie that you can interact. Were you can control a character and interact with its environment. It was invented i think around the 60's with pong and video games got more popular over time with like arcades that is a shop of some sort were people could play video games on massive machines they also had to pay to use the arcade machines. They kinda faded with time when people could play video games at home with for example consoles which are dedicated computers to only play video games and maybe watch movies and off course pc's. Oh and i cant forget about mobile gaming which in recent years gotten really popular. But right now video games are the most profitable form of media in the world.
     
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  17. pidstuff Barely Literate

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    The characters you make are not essential, so you can keep playing the game as long as you have a character you control. The best way to learn the mechanics of the game is to play using The Slaves game start. Here you won't have to worry about food, or injuring yourself for a while because the Holy Nation will feed and give you first aid up until you manage to escape. The game is heavily reliant on you to make your own goals and fun, so you'll just have to come up with your own reasons to explore the map. After some days of playing you'll get an idea of what mods to get to expand on your experience.
     
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