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#352 May 22 2012 at 6:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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One final, interesting tidbit; despite romancing Merrill (and using her in my party for most of the game), in the epilogue it said that Isabela stayed with me. Odd. I'm guessing it messed up because I slept with her early on, then ended the relationship; but even later on some of the companions would talk about me and her like we were still together. Guess it triggered a flag somewhere.
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#353 May 22 2012 at 7:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
started Mount & Blade: Warband.
I have issues with that game. Specifically, it lends itself well to my "just one more fight before bed" mentality and has caused me to lose hours of sleep on numerous days.

I haven't established myself a holding yet (started as a chick so apparently I need to claw my way up) so I'm in a cycle of "chase bandits, loot, find a town to sell in, run an errand, hire on some dudes, find bandits..." It's sort of "Sid Meier's Pirates!"-esque in that way.

I need to rebuild my honor after raiding some towns as well (first game, didn't know I needed 'permission' to do so without taking a hit) so the one time I grabbed a castle, no one wanted to accept me as a vassal and I got rolled by invading armies. Or I could just start over but I'm stubborn that way.

Edited, May 22nd 2012 8:32am by Jophiel
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#354 May 22 2012 at 8:19 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
started Mount & Blade: Warband.
I have issues with that game. Specifically, it lends itself well to my "just one more fight before bed" mentality and has caused me to lose hours of sleep on numerous days.

I haven't established myself a holding yet (started as a chick so apparently I need to claw my way up) so I'm in a cycle of "chase bandits, loot, find a town to sell in, run an errand, hire on some dudes, find bandits..." It's sort of "Sid Meier's Pirates!"-esque in that way.

I need to rebuild my honor after raiding some towns as well (first game, didn't know I needed 'permission' to do so without taking a hit) so the one time I grabbed a castle, no one wanted to accept me as a vassal and I got rolled by invading armies. Or I could just start over but I'm stubborn that way.
Chicks build renown faster, so there's that benefit. And marriage is fairly simple for them too. And a noblewoman can get a wicked awesome starter horse. Get your renown up and work on a faction's leader's liking of you(I prefer the nords because their highest end troops steamroll castle defenses), then become a vassal. Capture a couple minor castles and ask for no rewards, then cap a city and ask for it. Cities are where the real funds are(my castles rarely do much more than just barely sustain their garrisons, but cities usually leave me 8000 left after garrison costs assuming the countryside is kept bandit free).

Build a dyeworks in Rivacheg(take salt to sell when you go there) when you can, build an ironworks in Curaw and then breweries most other places for steady income as you work on that..

Also, some of the cheapest mounted troops are Sword Sisters. Usually cost something like 10 less per week than other high end cavalry(though not as strong as heavy knights), are relatively strong for both regular fights and castle storming and ride some of the fastest mounts. Pain in the *** to recruit however(gotta rescue peasant women from bandits/armies).


Edited, May 22nd 2012 8:19am by Poldaran
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#355 May 22 2012 at 8:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, let's just say the Nords don't like me much Smiley: grin

I started out in Swabia (? sure, why not) and they went to war with the Nords. I went all special ed "I help you!" and started blundering into Nordic villages and razing them without actually asking the Swabian lords if they'd like the help. As a result, I have -25 honour, crap rep with the Nords and no positive love from the Swabbies for my efforts. On the plus side, I made bank and have some 30k and about the best equipment I've seen so far.
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#356 May 22 2012 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Yeah, let's just say the Nords don't like me much Smiley: grin

I started out in Swabia (? sure, why not) and they went to war with the Nords. I went all special ed "I help you!" and started blundering into Nordic villages and razing them without actually asking the Swabian lords if they'd like the help. As a result, I have -25 honour, crap rep with the Nords and no positive love from the Swabbies for my efforts. On the plus side, I made bank and have some 30k and about the best equipment I've seen so far.
Their knights are pretty good, but I still ended up supplementing them with half sword sisters for the costs.

That negative honor is gonna ***** you up something fierce. Only way I know off the top of my head to raise it easily is to defeat and release enemy lords.
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#357 May 22 2012 at 10:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'll mess around with it and see if I can make any progress on raising it. If not, eh, first game and all. It'll be an excuse to just dork around and experiment with stuff before starting again "for real".
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