fadohacolu said:I strongly agree with what Sasquatch has to say, except that I believe the issues that are causing the rift in the community will also cause issues with marketing and selling the game. Not because the community here will fail to buy the game (I'm in the former camp, and am impatient and cynical but will almost certainly buy it day one) but because lack of communication is a fundamental issue. It seems to me that TW put Callum in charge of PR, and called it good, maybe taking a few minutes a week to tell him what he's allowed to post about.
TW's extremely passive approach to PR, coupled with degrading graphics, could spell serious issues for the lifespan of the game. I don't care much about graphics (I still play WB, afterall) but many other people do. At the least, someone may pass the game over after seeing a few screenshots.
And to KentuckyJames, I think you make some excellent points, but what is your take on the graphics looking worse than they did years ago? As others have mentioned, metal looks bad now, the sword is flat and wonky in the screenshot, the shield has a clear seam, etc. I don't believe the regression we're seeing is a mere optical illusion from playing newer and prettier games over the past 8 years. Any idea what would cause this or am I actually going crazy?
Terco_Viejo said:RoboSenshi said:Wow that Ambush Picture is a damn fine fake! Why did they have to go and remove that feature?...
According to Taleworlds (through Callum) this mechanic was not fun for the player. If you have some time, take a look at the thread...is worth reading. link
578 said:I actually think the NPCS were set to not attack at all to create an impressive charge on this gif. I cant believe they had spears and they chose to keep their shields up for no reason at all.
Oxtocoatl said:... but being the "feminine" partner was considered denigrating and emasculating.
NPC99 said:My vote's for:
Battanian women are allowed more than one husband - potentially bringing outsiders (later husbands) into your clan,
Imperial men can adopt illegitimate heirs fathered on their house slaves - allowing them to draft in random replacements in cases of perma-death
Aserai men who replace a dead brother must marry their sibling's widow as well as inheriting their property and clan. (Aserai men allowed more than one wife).
Sturgian wives replace their dead husbands as clan leaders, taking precedence over other claimants - restricts player choice on perma-death
Vlandian wives of clan chiefs are required to retire to a nunnery on their husbands death to stop them interfering - reduces the clan by two members on the leader's death.
Khuzait offspring are required to duel for the clan leadership on the player's death - player replacement restricted to the surviving offspring with one offspring normally killed (reducing the clan by two members on the player's death).
Oswald III said:Mithril♡Souls said:The first two are interesting prospects, but I don't think three will be implemented. Killing children in video games is a big no-no across every single platform because of the blow back it'd receive. Even Crusader Kings doesn't let you kill heirs unless they are of-age.
About same sex marriage, well marriage would be weird anyways, I'm all for Carladia being Carladia and being totally separated by reality, but letting the game in such a medieval setting having two men/women marrying wouldn't fit quite with its current Lore, yet, like you said Greco-Roman morality had allowed the secrecy of homosexuality between those nobles and stuff, so I'm just repeating what you all said
Gurkhal said:I hope I don't come off as a pedant jerk. But marriage in these time wouldn't be for love but primarily to get children to continue the family's legacy. So if we're using Greco-Roman morality it should be possible to have same-sex romances but marriage should not be possible.
But on a personal level I wouldn't mind same-sex marriages as that's how marriages are understood today.
AlexHBK said:I really liked the innovations and so I would like to ask a few clarifying questions:
1) I wonder how the system of other children's claims to land and titles of their parents is implemented here? Can they fight each other for these titles?
2) Is there a possibility of blood feud with subsequent intrigues and rebellion?
3) Also interesting is it possible to kill children here? I respect the feelings of those who have children, but will the game really follow the brutal realities of the medieval?
Triune Impurity Rites 999 said:VIVA LA COLOR REVOLUTIONÉ!
Also, I don't mind the purple at all. In fact, it makes reading all of these blocks of texts more interesting. And besides, if color'd text makes you comes off as narcissistic, then what's that say about the reader? Always look for perspective.
Lord Engineer said:Now can we please focus on the topic at hand?
Noudelle said:While I understand where you're coming from, I don't think this is warranted. Especially considering that Lord Engineer's posts are always very respectful, well-reasoned and of value to the topic.BIGGER Kentucky James XXL said:Highlighting your own posts like that is bad forum etiquette and comes across as narcissistic. Profile pictures are enough. Big purple "look at me!!!" text also makes it a pain to read and if I'm honest I've skipped the majority of your posts for that reason.
Of all the users on this forum I think he's one of the users that most deserved to be heard because of that. The purple might be annoying but it's entirely inofensive and I don't think Lord Engineer means it in a bad or narcissistic way.
Lord Engineer said:It's not that big of a problem.