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Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:27:42 AM »




While browsing the Taleworlds forum I stumbled upon this game and after looking at it for some time I decided to get it and to play it.
I love the Caribbean and I love Warband. Perfect match.

So here's my Let's Play of it:

(Link to the playlist)

Many people claim this is a "paid mod". Can't really say anything about that since I haven't seen much of it yet.
But so far I like it. A lot.
Let's see what happens.  8-)
Let's Play:

The Last Days of the Third Age (v3.5)
Viking Conquest Reforged (Balance Mod + Graphics mod)
Prophesy of Pendor (v3.9)
Nova Aetas (v5.0)
Perisno (v0.9)
(All with Hardest settings/Realistic saving)

Discord: https://discord.gg/CuxRAy3

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 07:32:41 AM »
Blood and Gold is really fun, good luck with your campaign. :)

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 07:48:05 AM »
Thanks.  :)
So far it's awesome but I'm only a few hours into the game.
Let's Play:

The Last Days of the Third Age (v3.5)
Viking Conquest Reforged (Balance Mod + Graphics mod)
Prophesy of Pendor (v3.9)
Nova Aetas (v5.0)
Perisno (v0.9)
(All with Hardest settings/Realistic saving)

Discord: https://discord.gg/CuxRAy3

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 08:21:38 AM »
Interesting as you remains loyal to M&B series, for exemple thia was not included in Mount & Blade Complete Collection because not was developed by Taleworlds but is part of series how states a video about evolution of M&B
https://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,379533.msg9034700.html#new

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 08:35:39 AM »
[...]evolution of M&B

Not so sure about that yet. They claim it's an "enhanced" version of the Warband engine but we'll see about that as soon as I do some larger (naval) battles.
But building a new game with the Warband engine as a base seems like a good idea to me. Most of the hotkeys are the same and you instantly get a feel for the game.
Let's Play:

The Last Days of the Third Age (v3.5)
Viking Conquest Reforged (Balance Mod + Graphics mod)
Prophesy of Pendor (v3.9)
Nova Aetas (v5.0)
Perisno (v0.9)
(All with Hardest settings/Realistic saving)

Discord: https://discord.gg/CuxRAy3

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 08:40:21 AM »
Is good as  you have adding diversity alongside all-female playthrough, but you similar to ArcadeKnight and TheVmpShow make videos with Warband mods not native, latter I will playing rare because I not playing my games without mods
https://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,379533.msg9034700.html#new

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If a man does not strike first, he will be the first struck - Athenogoras of Syracuse

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 09:00:07 AM »
Some quirks of Blood and Gold:

1) game options reset after starting a new game, so you always have to go back and change them again after creating the character

2) there is a bug where robbers and bandits will destroy themselves by entering a port city. If you take a quest to kill them, you basically have to park yourself on the right island and attack them as soon as they spawn. Usually too annoying, avoid those quests. Quests to kill smugglers work fine.

3)the best weapons and armor are exclusively sold by special master armorer and weaponsmiths that randomly appear in taverns. Genoise carbines and Turkish muskets, to use guns as examples, are the best high damage and high reload speed guns, and only sold by special merchants.

4) grenades are extremely powerful but costly to use as ammo does not recharge from them ever.

5) there are 2 storyline campaigns hidden within the game.

6) death is much more punishing than Warband. Expect to be stripped of all your equipment and gold, and have to escape from forced labor.

7) a banker is in every town square, store money with him. All payments for wages come from that stored money, and it is also safe if you get captured.

8 )sea combat is a mini game that plays much like Sid Meier pirates, but less fun. Like in Pirates, you will probably mostly ignore it and just ram your ship to board. Boarding is lots of fun.

9) the distribution of your soldiers formula is punishing if you have multiple ships in your fleet, and boarding is usually about how many soldiers you have, so try to keep as few ships as possible.

10) suspicious man missions in taverns are extremely profitable and can be run back to back. But death in them generally means losing all equipment and money, as normal, and many of them put you in dangerous conditions.
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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 09:55:45 AM »
Yeah I already noticed most of that as well.  :wink:
I failed some quests from the suspicious man already but so far nothing happend (Assassination of a noblemen and something else, can't remember).
But if I lose everything that's fine. I'll just start from scratch.  8-)
Let's Play:

The Last Days of the Third Age (v3.5)
Viking Conquest Reforged (Balance Mod + Graphics mod)
Prophesy of Pendor (v3.9)
Nova Aetas (v5.0)
Perisno (v0.9)
(All with Hardest settings/Realistic saving)

Discord: https://discord.gg/CuxRAy3

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 10:00:06 AM »
Oh my dear, but is normally to lose in first playthrough, also I lose and I not have still a completed campaign
https://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,379533.msg9034700.html#new

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 10:06:53 AM »
Failing the suspicious man quests has no penalty, but dying in them means all equipment and money is lost as you are sold to servitude.

It is fun though, because you then have this whole special part of the game where you can try to forge relationships with fellow prisoners and attempt a revolt or try to escape yourself, or try to bribe or cajole the owner into letting you go.

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 10:17:16 AM »
I can't wait to die then.  :iamamoron:
Let's Play:

The Last Days of the Third Age (v3.5)
Viking Conquest Reforged (Balance Mod + Graphics mod)
Prophesy of Pendor (v3.9)
Nova Aetas (v5.0)
Perisno (v0.9)
(All with Hardest settings/Realistic saving)

Discord: https://discord.gg/CuxRAy3

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 12:21:53 PM »
Yeah, that's definitely the best thing about B&G, even when you die you still have plenty of stuff to do.

As a note, most of suspicious man quests are for when your character is pretty decent and you're quite comfortable with your skills. There's a whole bunch of them that bring no penalty for failing or have easy escape routes, so search for those. Some are incredibly hard, but I believe it will be better for you to find out which by yourself :P

Lords are also giving out special quests now and those require you to have a pretty decent party and be an active fighter to pass. They are also some pretty crazy stuff comparing to the usual M&B tasks.

Also, forget about muskets, that's a weakling talk. You get a blunderbuss and you just annihilate whole flocks of enemies as they come, screaming 'yarr-harr!' all you want, like a real pirate (and it is incredibly useful for quickly dispatching guards spawning in mine when suspicious man orders you to blow it up).

It is worth remembering that it is still an old M&B engine. Warband already put an additional weight on its shoulders and in B&G it's just overburdened. It's absolutely crazy stuff, though, everything is so over the top in that game. Also, watch out for the main menu theme, it gets stuck in your head and never gets out ;)
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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2018, 12:46:52 PM »
Lords are also giving out special quests now and those require you to have a pretty decent party and be an active fighter to pass. They are also some pretty crazy stuff comparing to the usual M&B tasks.

Oh yes. :shifty:
I just fought off some attackers with a cannon. That was awesome. BOOM 10 people dead.

Also, forget about muskets, that's a weakling talk. You get a blunderbuss and you just annihilate whole flocks of enemies as they come, screaming 'yarr-harr!' all you want, like a real pirate (and it is incredibly useful for quickly dispatching guards spawning in mine when suspicious man orders you to blow it up).

It is worth remembering that it is still an old M&B engine. Warband already put an additional weight on its shoulders and in B&G it's just overburdened. It's absolutely crazy stuff, though, everything is so over the top in that game. Also, watch out for the main menu theme, it gets stuck in your head and never gets out ;)

Yep I think I'll get a blunderbuss again soon. And the music...
WHAT WILL WE U WITH THE RUNKEN SAILOR
WHAT WILL WE U WITH THE RUNKEN SAILOR
WHAT WILL WE U WITH THE RUNKEN SAILOR
EARLAI IN THA MORNIN
Let's Play:

The Last Days of the Third Age (v3.5)
Viking Conquest Reforged (Balance Mod + Graphics mod)
Prophesy of Pendor (v3.9)
Nova Aetas (v5.0)
Perisno (v0.9)
(All with Hardest settings/Realistic saving)

Discord: https://discord.gg/CuxRAy3

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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2018, 01:02:35 PM »
Just wait till you get your hands on ships of the line and besiege a city from sea ;)
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The game is imbalanced as hell, as you probably noticed you can just farm suspicious man for money, but I believe that's intended by the devs. They didn't just deal you a hand of cards, they gave you whole deck to do with it as you want. Out of everything, the land battles are the weakest part, because their Totally-not-WarbandTM approach made them redesign something that worked. You can get used to it, though, or avoid fighting at land at all (and fighting against natives is still fun as heck).

Grab a proper horse and go racing next, the (unfortunately, only one, afaik) track is absolutely ridiculous thing too!
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Re: Let's Play - Blood & Gold: Caribbean! v2.080
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2018, 01:16:47 PM »
Besieging cities from the sea? Nice.  :shock:

I already farmed like 100.000 gold from the suspicious guy and bought a nice flagship. And yeah, fighting the natives is fun as well.
Haven't checked out the horse racing yet because the quests keep me busy. So far I like each and every one of them.
But I always seem to screw up the assassination quests. My targets always manage to escape.  :lol:
Let's Play:

The Last Days of the Third Age (v3.5)
Viking Conquest Reforged (Balance Mod + Graphics mod)
Prophesy of Pendor (v3.9)
Nova Aetas (v5.0)
Perisno (v0.9)
(All with Hardest settings/Realistic saving)

Discord: https://discord.gg/CuxRAy3