Played that Viking DLC some today. I don't know why, but I thought this would be a no brainer, especially with something like Vikingr as their guide - but sadly TW really messed this up. Even if they would have just left it Native with Viking costumes it would have been better than whatever the fu*k I just purchased.
The textures are terrible. Everything looks shiny and ultra fake (I'm using the same settings as Native). My frames in Native are 120. My frames in Viking Rip-off are about a 100, no idea why. There is a sound glitch with shield bash that follows you around even when you're not bashing. If you wear headphones you're at risk of bursting an eardrum, as the sound is amplified and never stops. Ever. Sound in general is also up the ass. Hitting an enemy's shield sounds like someone banging an empty oil drum with bat.
Remember when we all played on medium speed, and fastest seemed fast. Well Viking DLC is like...fastester. It's possible I was playing as the ancient and noble house of Cheetah, sure, but barring that, my barefoot pagan glides upon the grass at the speed of a trotting horse. Weapon swings and back-peddling match cheetah running, so melee is just awkward and dumb to watch. Yet, despite the accelerated speed - blocking is super easy. It's like I was on an autoblock server, but I wasn't. I know because I had to ask.
I don't know what archery is. Remember Peasant's mod and how nobody could see their arrows being shot? It's like that. You just shoot them off in the general direction of other humans. You're rewarded with a zipping sound, but where you arrows go, nobody knows. It's like what it must be like playing as Zero.
I didn't ride a horse. The only good thing about Viking DLC was the server settings - 1000 gold.
TW should have just bought Vikingr and repackaged it.
Viking Conquest the DLC is terrible. I'd rather go play the piano in Napoleonic Wars.