Appreciate it. To date, I don't even have to try to be awarded fiefs anymore, they just hand them to me whether I am involved in the siege or not so...I feel like it's when they can't offer you anything any more and you're also confident in being able to defeat their parties. You will be at war with them a will lose some of those relations when you leave, but you can easily get them back by defeating their parties. Now, clans with fiefs still aren't going to join you even with high relations though. What I do is make clans from wanderers, so I'm goin to start the war when I leave and make a kingdom I want to defeat all the enemy parties and get influence for myself, first I pass policies I need (trial by jury, forgiveness of debts, tribunals, grazing rights) then every 500 influence I make new clan from a wanderer, giving up my own fiefs around a central base fief, then expanding out. It's also a good idea, before you leave to use the influence you have to gather a large army just to milk leadership skill and possibly to weaken faction too, I like to kick them out of army outside my town right before I leave faction and immediately beat them up and get an oversized prisoner haul into town.
It's important to know that it takes awhile for you clans to get going and become helpful, so be prepared to do all the fighting for a good while.
Killer, that's what I was hoping was the case. Storyline seems unnecessary as the purpose of the game is the same?The quest fails (takes about 10 years IIRC) and you cannot do the quest lines with Istiana or ...the other npcs. However you can still make a kingdom (or be elected ruler of one when the ruler dies). You need to be clan rank 4, own at least 1 fief and be a free clan (not vassal or merc) then speak to a governor you've' set for you fief and they will have the option to start a kingdom. TBC you can make a kingdom whenever you meet these requirements, you don't have to wait for the dragonbanner quest to time out. I only rescue brother/sister and then completely ignore the rest of the quest.
Cheers, thanks Ananda. I ended up starting the campaign again and will be putting off the banner quest as long as possible or hopefully will conquer Calradia before then. I'm going to dig into your strategy in the other thread to see what I can apply.You can play in campaign and just not do the dragon banner stuff too.
Also I answered your other questions in your other topic. If you put an @"username" it will send someone a notification you're asking for them.
I can't answer the Istiana stuff though so if anyone knows the particulars of her quest failing/finishing please let us know.
Ugh, was kind of hoping you wouldn't say that but oh well. In your opinion, which is better to run with, start over again or play sandbox mode?I've started a new campaign under 1.7, so many changes with this Beta I suspect old saved games won't work.
..and I have no intention of doing the Banner quest until they fix it .. like reading your favorite comic, getting right into it then you turn the page and .... nothing, blank pages to the back cover .. a few coffee stains here and there .. a scribbled note in crayon saying "<insert ending here>" ..and that's it..
Thanks. For background, I've played Warband for years but always on Multiplayer.If you haven't played bannerlord before you should certainly join a faction and focus on learning to defeat much larger forces and building wealth and only later consider breaking off and starting you own faction. Basically being vassals first is intended route and the way you can learn the game.
You don't and even if you do it will only help a tiny bit so you will still have re-load and try the dialogue to marry her multiple times. If you are playing on ironman mode you need be less picky and arrange a marriage by talking to a clan leader, any young woman of the culture you want you kids to be is good enough!
Basically the question of should you start out on your own comes down to can you beat down an entire faction yourself? Not all at once, but can you beat larger parties and small armies? Can win with little or no losses of troops and go on and on the many more battles? Can you siege a town yourself?
If the answer isn't "Of course I can" then you should be a vassal take the game more slowly in the intended route.