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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - now available on Early Access

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Turisas, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Old One Arcane

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    Mount & Blade III is going to be killer though.
     
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    Like what?
     
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  3. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    My buddies moan ecstatically and make animal noises in the microphone while I masturbate shamelessly.
     
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    Mountain Braid multiplayer does have some similar sub-communities to ARMA, such as the ones for Napoleonic mods that LARP as line infantry. Luzur
     
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  5. Zariusz Arbiter

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    Happily it seems that In the name of Jerusalem 2 is still going strong.
     
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  6. Gradenmayer Learned

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    I have not played this since the first EA build. All that was added is dogshit multiplayer mode?
     
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  7. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    You mean those turbo autistic ones that ban you for not following orders like its real life. Woooow.
     
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  8. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    They also added a lot of quests, weapons, models, optimized everything. I am not sure if they already added battle maps based on where you are on main map, I am waiting for that to do another run.
     
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  9. Spectacle Arcane Patron

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    Taleworlds already tried that, no updates for months while they were "refactoring". Didn't seem to help all that much.
     
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  10. Zeriel Arcane

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    I said it a long way back, but you can tell how fucked their codebase and how deep their technical debt is because basic scripting calls can cause hard crashes. Basically when a script fails, the game itself bluescreens. That's a level of fuck-up that's hard to describe.
     
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  11. thesecret1 Arcane

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    Yeah, I've worked in fucked codebases before, it's an endless story. A truly Sisyphean task if there ever was one. The only real solution is to rewrite the whole damn thing (because you need to change the whole architecture if you want to be rid of these issues), but the management will never allow it because they'll balk at the prospect of redoing months of work. And so you'll spend those months endlessly fixing something that's inherently fucked, leading you to something that's sort of less broken in the sense that it doesn't crash so much anymore, but still just as fucked in the sense that the moment you try adding any new functionality, it'll all start breaking down again.
     
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  12. Zeriel Arcane

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    The sad thing to me is they already took a fucklong time to get to where they are right now. It took them almost a decade to write what they have, so if they started anew... jesus fuck, do you want to be coding on your deathbed? They took as long to reach an alpha engine stage as they took to make all of Warband's content, expansions, full releases, etc...
     
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  13. thesecret1 Arcane

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    It all depends on just what exactly you do with said "refactoring". We "refactored" our codebase many times too (by the way, just another show the codebase is fucked. You do not need refactoring time if your codebase is in good order). There's a big difference between refactoring some scripts so as to make them more readable and less error-prone, and between straight up deleting an entire feature or several in order to re-do the very core of how it works. The former helps but doesn't really solve the core issue, the latter is too radical for most managements to allow.

    Yeah, no idea what the situation in the company must be like for them to take this long.
     
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  14. IDtenT Menace to sobriety! Patron

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    For someone complaining so much, you sure are addicted to this game.
     
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  15. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    I love combat in this game, it's so fluid, accurate, excellent, fun and addictive.

    Unfortunately everything else in this game is trash :negative:

    Annoyed, I uninstalled BL multiple times only to come back next day because no other game has such a good combat. That alone makes multiplayer fun, even with servers crashing half of the time and other irritating quirks. There's just no other game like this, now I can't go back to the outdated combat of warband or chivalry.
     
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  16. IDtenT Menace to sobriety! Patron

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    Did you ever play Mordhau?
     
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    It does, but only a handful per match usually.
     
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  18. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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    First impression of the game is pretty bad. Where is the fun? Combat is a chore, your character is MUCH weaker than his troops so you're left spectating for the most part. Ai takes ages to mop up small groups of looters. Autocalc is a joke, 3 looters will kill 2-3 Elite Cav. Mounted combat remains a clusterfuck of terrible controls, but seems even worse. I'm tired of running enemies over for 1 dmg while the couched lance misses because...reasons. Enemies stun lock you all the time (even out of a fucking mounted charge), raiding villages got nerfed into being total shite, raiding caravans is impossible because THEY MOVE AT INSANELY HIGH SPEED and I can't catch 'em*, trade is unfun as rumors seem to come from the ether and the game doesn't even bother to tell you what the "base" price of an item is. Character look worse than Oblivion, battles are still small potatoes scale, multiple "Empire" factions is a shitty escuse for lame copy-pasting, UI doesn't help you keep track of opinions/good places for recruitment, KINGS are STILL trusting some guy they just met to collect their taxes, CHARNAME's family looks ugly and stupid and I regret rescuing them.

    In short, the only improvement from Warband is turning sheep into items and removing herd mechanics. Everything else is a straight up downgrade.

    OH and Steam reviews are "Very Positive" so I guess I must be playing a different version from all the cool kids.

    *: Inb4 "just buy more horses hurr" -> STFU. Caravans aren't supposed to outrun small raiding parties and they didn't do so in Warband. This is something the original got right but the sequel managed to botch.
     
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  19. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    You haven't experienced the joys of Bannerlord until you spent two days chasing a 12 man band of bandits.
     
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    So the sane thing was to uninstall and forget about the game, but I have a 5+ yo Codex account, so ofc I went for the non-sane thing and tried to fix the game with mods EXCEPT...

    all the top mods on the Nexus don't work with the current game version and most modders seem to have ragequit development like a year ago. After numerous crashes I gave up in frustration and finally uninstalled this broken piece of shit. Interestingly enough, the game never crashed for me in its shitty vanilla state.

    Man, srly, I JUST WANTED TO RAID A MOSLEM CARAVAN. That's all I wanted to do and STILL the game failed miserably at that. When I finally got the speed mod working the game just crashed after loading the battle. AGAIN. Fuck this shit.
     
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  21. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    I wanted to write a long post but I think this is more appropriate: Learn to Play noob.

    I have lots of fun doing battles and my character is not weaker than another single soldiers. I usually get 10 to 20 kills per battle. Of course you are weak at start, you are not much more than a peasant. Train your skills and get better gear and you will become a force to be reckoned with.
     
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  22. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    And still instantly die to a random javelin...
     
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  23. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    If you are on horseback don't slow down when in enemy part of the map.
    If you are on foot don't be an idiot that charges before everyone. You go behind first line and take out enemy units on edges or those that pass through the line. Use longer melee weapons. Short fast weapons are only good for 1v1 which happens mostly in Arena, not on battlefield.

    And of course you can be an archer and kill many from safe area.
     
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