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KickStarter Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Dan Vavra's medieval chad simulator

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by conan_edw, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Ibn Sina Savant Patron

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    Is there any news on Vavra next project?
     
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  2. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Well they've made the soap, now they're working on a box to put it in.
     
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  3. SoupNazi rial billionaire Patron

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    He's too busy standing on said soap box.
     
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  4. SlamDunk Arcane

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    The Warhorse office is empty due to COVID-19. Things are developing, albeit at a snail's pace.
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I don't think the czech republic has elections for a couple years still.
     
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  6. Justicar Dead game

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    Covid :hahano::hahano::hahano::hahano:
     
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  7. Parsimonious cook Erudite Patron

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    It seems to me that Vávra is too busy doing his anti-censorship work (in frame of the NGO he started, he recently ran a seminar in the parliament for example and made quite a few public appearances, he is also preparing some kind of large law suit against Facebook) to pay much attention to the game dev stuff.
     
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  8. Wilian Arcane Patron

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    I was not aware holding a massive sword is like warping through trees and doing constant unbreakable 180s while mobs teleport either uphill or downhill depending where the bre-baked animations requires them to. I've held few longswords in my hand I am pretty certain none of that happened.
     
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  9. Paul_cz Arcane

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    On the other hand he has been banned on FB for the last couple months so he has about fifty times more free time than before
     
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  10. Stavrophore Kalin was right all along. Patron

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    Really? How he got banned?
     
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  11. Parsimonious cook Erudite Patron

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    He literally just told someone who trolled him to fuck off, thats all.

    IIRC he also got into trouble for writting some sort of a blog post about some public figure (I dont remember who it was, some politician I think) which was classified as offensive (though it really wasnt), but that is probably a separate drama, that facebook shit is extremely pathetic.
     
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  12. otsego Cipher

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    I spent a few years putting this game off because I didn't have the hardware (I still don't) but finally gave it a shot. I even met Vavra at ComiCon and watched their presentation before the game was even released. The hype was real but I just couldn't run the game.

    20 hours in, it's pretty much everything I wanted out of a medieval RPG. The cinematics are overlong and get annoying but I digress.

    However, I can't for the life of me figure out the combat. Maybe I'm getting retadred and old, but it seems like no matter what I do the outcome is random. The fighting tutorial teaches you feints and 'tricking' the enemy with attacks but it never seems to work in real combat, they always block or dodge you... until they randomly don't.

    I just finished fighting 2 bandits in the search for Ginger. I spent 2 hours failing and dying to them. Then I drank a Marigold potion and kept clicking the mouse and for some reason every time I looked at the enemy health bar it was lower and lower... but I DID NOTHING DIFFERENT in terms of combat strategy (I was still just clicking the mouse and changing directions at random with basically no thought at all).

    Fighting 2 enemies at once is very difficult. I tried cheesing it in several ways but in the end I ended up just... winning by spamming the same mouse clicks I did hours prior.

    What am I doing wrong
     
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  13. whocares Savant

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    You'll need someone more autistic dedicated than me to give you the specifics of why, but if you want to win, get a mace or a pokey sword, go in for a clinch, when it happens mash everything to break it and push the other guy back, then go for a quick poke or bump to the head. Before long, you'll be knocking fools out left and right faster than they can damage you.
     
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    How to win at combat in KCD:
    1. equip as much armor as you can
    2. use bane poison
     
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    A noble knight-to-be would never stoop so low as to use woman's weapon.
     
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    Duels just take practice in being able to riposte properly to be honest, then you can just fairly easily counterattack almost anything that comes at you. For fights with more opponents, make sure you have the button for enabling/disabling lock-on within reach, as well as switch lock-on targets, and use them frequently. The key is to defend and look for openings, but you have to be able to quickly switch. Stabs are faster than swings, so I usually preferred those and jabbed at multiple opponents. Fights were long, but doable. You can also just disable lock-on to do that, but I found it easier with the switching.

    But I don't think anything more than 3 opponents is doable, and even then you'll need a good bit of luck and practice.
     
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  17. udm Arcane Patron

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    You need to equip the ring.

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    Alternatively, learn Master Strike from Captain Bernard. Also, enemies will always be vulnerable when you've managed to Clinch, Master Strike, or Perfect Block them.


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    It is doable. I managed to singlehandedly wipe out the entire bandit encampment at Pribyslavitz (only to realise there was no reward for doing so). Then again, I already had some of the best equipment.


    Having the doggo from A Woman's Lot DLC also helps a lot during the early game when you're outnumbered.
     
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  18. Nirvash Learned

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    Ok, started this, played 10h in 2 days lol.

    Lol theresa is 5 times more badass than henry in her dlc, those fucking stealth kills like a master assassin.

    ok, i'm a guard now and i bet hans will be my best friend forever, no homo.
     
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  19. Sacibengala Savant

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    I need to get back to this. I did nothing in the main quest but I'm well over equiped because in almost 100h I only choked and robbed peasants atthe side of the road. Some of them was filth rich, by the way. I remember I recognized one that was gambling just before. Now I'm waiting outside of the bars in town, just in case. Everyone hates me, but whatever.
     
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  20. Nirvash Learned

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    Nah, gonna only steal/mug for plot revelant quest, my henry is a good boy.
    But still gonna murder every pagan in sight, yes.
     
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  22. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    That or they need someone to hang up the phone.
     
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  23. jackofshadows Magister

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    It's not all about this "fighting mini-game". They've tried to make char's skills matter and the gear of course. Once you get your hands on full plate with a proper helm and everything, take some top mace (I also recommend them at least for starters, swords are way more tricky, although they might give more fun at fencing after some practice, the most basic trick is riposte in the fucking eye with it). Untill you get all that though I recommend spend time on alchemy and learn how to make night vision potions. With them and a stealth gear set (which can be dirt cheap) you can easily clean bandit camps at nights if you like that sort of thing of course.
     
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  24. otsego Cipher

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    60hrs in and I'm... Winning... But still not 100% sure how. I went maces intuitively because I figured it defeated armor and only learned recently by reading some in-game codex that I was correct.

    Geared and skilled up so 3-4 mid-tier enemies aren't a big problem anymore, although the odd random road encounter with Cumans wrecks my shit embarrassingly. Basically winning by doing riposte and draining their stamina.
    Carrying a sword, mace and axe now for situation encounters.

    I also recently realized I couldn't do special moves because I was using a longsword with shield, which apparently is a no-no if you want to break noses with the pommel of your sword.

    Whoops!
     
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  25. FreshCorpse Arbiter Patron

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    Yeah I feel like the sword is a bit of a trap. It works against early enemies but not particularly useful once mobs have breastplate. This is context no one knows because who has made a realistic medieval combat game before? I'm not even sure that if I replayed that I would use a shield.

    I think groups remain hard. Even towards the end I was still occasionally making a silly mistake and getting routed by (large) groups of peasants. What does happen is that random battles become less common.
     
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