Anyone out of the small Mount & Blade fanbase on this sight excited for this? It came out of nowhere, and even as someone who plays a ton of Warband, I didn't know about it until a few days ago. Its the only game set in the 17th century that I can think of, and it should be alot of fun playing Cavaliers versus Roundheads. Its on Steam, here
Anyone going to play this?
The gameplay is unique and takes a bit of getting used to, but it's super satisfying once you get the hang of it.
" I've never even checked out the M&B series before. What's it like? Also any reason they're so cheap? £14 for 3 games seams quite a steal. "It is a steal, Ive put 200+ hours in to the 2 mount and Blade games that have come out so far. You should try it.
Well you did just buy a game on the advice of someone who enjoys virtual Horse Archery....
" @Mikemcn: I went into this half-blind and on your recommendation.
Hope this game is as interesting as you make it out to be.
But I know I really do enjoy it, the multiplayer is where I spend most of my time, which I recommend, just have patience, starting out, theres alot of players who can kill you 20 times in a row before you kill them, it just takes practice and soon you'll be as good as anyone.
I am personally not too big on mods for singleplayer, although there are plenty of good ones. You can find them all here.
" @Mikemcn: You seem to like the game quite a bit, so are there any mods you recommend for the singleplayer? Also any mods you recommend for the multiplayer? Because I have tried a few multiplayer servers but none let me in because I am missing files or I don't have the right mods or something. "
But there are two multiplayer mods I play, Full Invasion and CRPG (Whose site appears to be down right now, google it a little later)
Full invasion is a wave based survival mode, its multiplayer only, and adds alot of weapons from the singleplayer as well as weapons/armor that are unique to the mod. It also comes with all new factions to play as. My favorite part is that a few of the factions have Muskets and pistols, which are incredibly fun to use. It will be interesting to see how they're implemented in Fire and the Sword, hopefully they'll be similar to that mod.
CRPG adds a ton of new weapons to the game and, through the mod's website, lets you progress your character much like you would in singleplayer (Its streamlined in some nice ways.) The servers for it have 100 player limits, so the scale is a bit larger than the normal 64 you'll play on. My only issue with this mod is that there are many players who have put a ton of time into it so they have the best weapons and armor, the first few hours you play can be really frustrating when all you have is a dagger and the other players all have samurai Swords. Ive only put a little time into it, but it has a loyal fanbase and is a much different experience from the regular multi player that I play the most.
" No, but M&B Warband is 6 dollars. Is that much better than the 1st? I'm interested, but I want to get a good one which I neglected to do with STALKER at first (bought Clear Sky), so if I can avoid that it would be nice.Warband and original Mount and Blade both have their quirks, Warband is the more complete package, especially with multi player. Its single player has more weapons, a whole extra faction, and alot of tweaks that make it better than the previous game. But the difficulty increased substantially as well. (The AI can actually handle itself in Warband.) which is slightly unfortunate since alot of the fun of the original game was killing giant armies with a few high level heroes. But to a newcomer that difference won't even be noticeable. I would suggest Warband.Which is better, warband or OG MB?"
I just finally bought MB Warband today. I played like 8 hours of the demo and loved it quite a while back but only now got around to buying it. Once I have my share of medieval fighting, I'll probably pick this up too.
Edit: I really hope the AI is better in this game. I had a 40 vs 56 battle of Tundra bandits, I personally slew at least 25 if not 30 of the bastards, and the other 39 people in my army couldn't take the remainder. Even though they were mostly upgraded at least twice, if not three or four times.
I've bought both the previous Mount & Blade games, and hardly played either. They seem awesome, but for some reason I just play them for half an hour and then put them down and never come back. I'll probably end up buying this when it's on sale, and do the same.
Well the guns seem OK in this so far. Not as overpowered I thought they where going to be. Very hard to aim over long distances as well but that possibly me just sucking at the game right now. Online has a diffrent feel to it thanks to the new maps and weapons. Enjoying this so far but which one I will continue to play online will depend on my mood I think.
Just watched a video of it and the gun animations and mechanics seem to be the same as in all the mods. The Taleworlds team really isn't big on the whole, improving things-thing is it? Its like they cut and pasted the code from one of the musket mods. You hold the pistol the same goofy way (Its a retooled spear holding animation, I think.)
Still looks like fun though, as soon as I get a chance I'll buy it. Is the interface any cleaner? Its hard to tell from the video, but the font seems tighter and the assets seem less stretched.
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