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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2015, 02:44:07 PM »
does the amount of butter you get from cows go up the more cows you have (does it "stack")?

and ive had my cows eventually dissapear from my inventory. Whats the cause of this.. do they die or what?

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2015, 08:58:24 PM »
quick question. Is there any way to obtain your first ship without buying it or cheating?

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2015, 09:13:06 PM »
quick question. Is there any way to obtain your first ship without buying it or cheating?

In sandbox you mean? Maybe if you were attacked while travelling as a passenger, and looted one afterwards. I don't know if that's actually possible though.

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2015, 09:16:53 PM »
I'll book a few North Sea sight-seeing cruises and check. Can't be worse than sitting on the beach watching the AI have all the fun.

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2015, 09:49:46 PM »
I'll book a few North Sea sight-seeing cruises and check. Can't be worse than sitting on the beach watching the AI have all the fun.
Increase your looting skill a bit and buy a cheap ship, then try to capture bandit ships.

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2015, 10:02:05 PM »
quick question. Is there any way to obtain your first ship without buying it or cheating?
Only in story mode. And North Sea sight-seeing cruises wont help.



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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2015, 10:09:13 PM »
Storymode..fyi

When you build a Refuge should the idea that it will be a permanent location?  Or can you move it to other locations?

Main reason is I'm in Denmark and the ship I get holds only 27 men.  I have no place to dump troops so I don't lose them.  Kinda annoying.   I do plan to get another ship, which I assume will let me travel at sea with a larger army, but I need to leave Denmark to do it as Ribe only has one big ship that I don't want right now.

I was thinking of setting up a refuge in Denmark temporarily to house some of my men, but not sure if Denmark is the best place for the refuge longterm

Speaking of which, any recommendations on a long term refuge?


(side note: Any advice on that damn Troll Dude)

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2015, 11:25:40 PM »
Storymode..fyi
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1) You can destroy your refuge and build a new one in any area (but it will be a level 1 again, so all upgrades will be lost)
2) You have a free quarter option. You can have 2 of these "quarter" camps where you can put troops. Only difference is that they are paid in full (wages)
3) I like to have my refuge on a small island. Close to the sea, protected from bandits and lords and it can have a small port (dock)
4) Kill the troll before he kills you. Serious tho: bring two shields and work on your defense, you will kill him but it is not easy. Throw spears can help a lot if you are good with them.

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2015, 02:58:52 AM »
I'll book a few North Sea sight-seeing cruises and check. Can't be worse than sitting on the beach watching the AI have all the fun.
Increase your looting skill a bit and buy a cheap ship, then try to capture bandit ships.
Thanks. That's what I going to try next. Looting is 8+2 so good chance. Did try to get attacked while traveling but no dice. It was a long shot but what the heck. Gotta try new stuff in an RPG.. see what happens. :)

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2015, 03:40:57 AM »


1) You can destroy your refuge and build a new one in any area (but it will be a level 1 again, so all upgrades will be lost)
2) You have a free quarter option. You can have 2 of these "quarter" camps where you can put troops. Only difference is that they are paid in full (wages)
3) I like to have my refuge on a small island. Close to the sea, protected from bandits and lords and it can have a small port (dock)
4) Kill the troll before he kills you. Serious tho: bring two shields and work on your defense, you will kill him but it is not easy. Throw spears can help a lot if you are good with them.

Thanks...any thoughts on a nice island (area) for that refuge.  Makes a lot of sense.  There's some right outside Ribe but not sure if that should be the best focal point.  I have no idea what the best troops or faction I should focus on in storymode.   (i focus welsh in sandbox but i'm open to anything in storymode).  I did catch somewhere that:

(click to show/hide)

Not sure I saw that quarter camp option.  I'll try to look for it.  I did finally get a nice second ship...actually faster than the free one and holds 55 men, so at least I can start building a larger army now.

Yep..I think I'm resign to just having to bulk up a bit before the Troll.  Just wanted whatever special he has

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2015, 03:41:07 AM »
It was a long shot but what the heck.

And North Sea sight-seeing cruises wont help.



Not sure I saw that quarter camp option.  I'll try to look for it.  I did finally get a nice second ship...actually faster than the free one and holds 55 men, so at least I can start building a larger army now.
It is a big button on your UI "QUARTER", can't miss it  :)

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2015, 08:14:06 AM »


1) You can destroy your refuge and build a new one in any area (but it will be a level 1 again, so all upgrades will be lost)
2) You have a free quarter option. You can have 2 of these "quarter" camps where you can put troops. Only difference is that they are paid in full (wages)
3) I like to have my refuge on a small island. Close to the sea, protected from bandits and lords and it can have a small port (dock)
4) Kill the troll before he kills you. Serious tho: bring two shields and work on your defense, you will kill him but it is not easy. Throw spears can help a lot if you are good with them.

Thanks...any thoughts on a nice island (area) for that refuge.  Makes a lot of sense.  There's some right outside Ribe but not sure if that should be the best focal point.  I have no idea what the best troops or faction I should focus on in storymode.   (i focus welsh in sandbox but i'm open to anything in storymode).  I did catch somewhere that:

(click to show/hide)

Not sure I saw that quarter camp option.  I'll try to look for it.  I did finally get a nice second ship...actually faster than the free one and holds 55 men, so at least I can start building a larger army now.

Yep..I think I'm resign to just having to bulk up a bit before the Troll.  Just wanted whatever special he has
I make My army out of These troops(christian):
Saxon Spearmen
Pictish Infantry
Pictish Skirmisher
Briton Archer
Frisian Horsemen
Any cavalry
Hornmen
And other rescued prsioners etc.

For pagan:
Norse Infantry
Norse Spearmen
Norse Archer
Finn Archer
Hornmen
And 1 type of cavalry so morale won't go too low
And rescued troops(it might be a problem if they're all christian though)

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2015, 09:43:16 AM »
Thanks...any thoughts on a nice island (area) for that refuge.  Makes a lot of sense.  There's some right outside Ribe but not sure if that should be the best focal point.
In my view, it's typically best to keep your refuge near'ish recruiting centers, so that you can drop off newly recruited troops to be trained without having to travel long distances. Even if you're recruiting exclusively from Norse settlements, I'm not sure that I'd go with Ribe; somewhere nearer to Northymbre is probably a better and more convenient location in that case. I prefer the western parts of modern day England and Wales myself, but then I don't typically use large numbers of pagan troops (perhaps the little island east of the Isle of Man would work out if you wanted to have an island refuge in that area? I've never tried that one myself).

I have no idea what the best troops or faction I should focus on in storymode.   (i focus welsh in sandbox but i'm open to anything in storymode).
To avoid long-windedly rehashing my views on troop balance between the factions (the thread thread I started for that is at: http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,338428.msg8035463.html), I'll limit myself to saying that Pictish Axemen are gods among peasants. They're extraordinarily effective for their cost and training-time requirements, and have been amazing in sieges, field battles, and naval engagements. Thor would crap his pants at the sight of an army of Pictish Axemen.

I did catch somewhere that:

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(click to show/hide)

Not sure I saw that quarter camp option.  I'll try to look for it.  I did finally get a nice second ship...actually faster than the free one and holds 55 men, so at least I can start building a larger army now.

Yep..I think I'm resign to just having to bulk up a bit before the Troll.  Just wanted whatever special he has
You can have up to two of the troop camps/quarters at any given time, and they can be very helpful in certain situations (quick boat-trips that might otherwise require you to disband some soldiers, for instance). They're hands-down inferior to a refuge/castle/town for long-term "troop storage" though, since you don't get any discount on upkeep costs.

And fighting the troll might be one of the situations where it's actually worth it to strip down to your skivvies; he hits incredibly hard even if you're in heavy armor, and being able to move faster can be pretty handy. Ranged weapons can help a lot, and I'd also suggest going into the fight with a melee weapon that's capable of blocking (swords are great for their durability here)...if the troll was a bit more famous, he'd probably get something like, "the Shield Terrorizer" appended to his name.

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Re: Quick Questions - Quick Answers Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2015, 10:55:55 AM »
If you're planning on being a bandit/pirate then build your refuge somewhere merchant caravans pass through often.

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« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2015, 05:33:58 PM »
Thanks all...especially for the help on troops.  Yeah,  refuge near Wales sounds good to me.  I am a Briton in game. 

I guess the question begs whether I should focus on buttering up to most of the factions around to get their troops.  Getting to the point of being able to recruit from a given faction takes some time just running around doing little quests.

As mentioned, I'm at the point where I have to go to Ireland to get a book.  My plan is to just hold off on that for a good long time as I build up relations and troops.   But I don't know, maybe I should go ahead and do that quest to keep the story moving.

(I guess I need to get my butt up to Scotland and find some of those Pictish Axemen...haven't even set foot there yet in VC)

On another note, trade has been somewhat disappointing and does not seem in line with some of the advice I've read.  I do have a good bit of gold now though mainly from loot and winning tournaments, which does give a lot of gold with bets.

(oh..and lastly..what is the deal with the tournament prizes.  I won a sword and horse in some tourneys, which was nice. Now all I ever get it is a wreath, whichd doesn't seem to do anything)