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  1. GMBarak

    Resolved Bannerlord bought at GOG, Version stays at m1.6.4.288965

    it appears that "manage installation"->"verify/repair" has fixed the issue. so this issue should be changed to resolved. thank you.
  2. GMBarak

    Resolved Bannerlord bought at GOG, Version stays at m1.6.4.288965

    Summary:I bough the game at GOG, turned on automatic updates and the version I have is still only m1.6.4.288965 How to Reproduce: Have you used cheats and if so which: No Scene Name (if related): Media (Screenshots & Video): Computer Specs: OS: GPU: GPU Driver Version: CPU: RAM: Motherboard...
  3. GMBarak

    Need More Info can't talk to party leader when he is in your army

    Summary: sometimes when a party leader is in your army you can't talk with him How to Reproduce: use the saved game I uploaded and try to talk to Nathanos, you can't talk to him Have you used cheats and if so which: no Scene Name (if related): Media (Screenshots & Video): Computer Specs: OS:1...
  4. GMBarak

    Need More Info persuading lords to join kingdom dialog is reset to show last dialog success part after reload, even though it failed

    Do really try to persuade lords?
    You know you can make your own clans through companions.

    This feature can now be removed from the game.
    I atleast will never again try to persuade a lord.
    Yes, the game became more interesting lately :smile:
  5. GMBarak

    Need More Info persuading lords to join kingdom dialog is reset to show last dialog success part after reload, even though it failed

    Summary: after you reload a game, even tough you failed to persuade a lord to join your kingdom in the saved game, after reloading the game, the dialog is re-continued at the last success part of the dialog How to Reproduce: try to persuade a lord to join your kingdom, have 1 or more success...
  6. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    I don't have full gameplay streams but maybe I'll try an iron man stream sometime and stick it on youtube now that I have better bandwidth. I do like to make extra saves for ease of reporting bugs, of witch there are plenty though.
    Here's my explanation of how I end the game out as the sole owner of the map. In short I rush Khan's guards and murder every one in the field and execute them on the spot.
    well, I see that you have chosen the path of the dark side of the force :wink:, as you know, The dark side of the force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural...
    although I would suggest using regular voice, since this distorted voice is a little bit harder to understand...
    That gameplay would be interesting... :smile:
  7. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    TW hasn't done anything but make noble troops easier to get. Their decisions regarding that have been nothing but back tracking the early conception of noble troops and from comments made in here and the patch notes they fully understood exactly they are doing when they allow castle village notables spit out noble troops easier than before.

    Why? The AI hasn't snowballed in nearly a year.

    Yep, that's the golden path, except I don't use mercs. Instead draw clans in from the start but keep them from taking towns by taking castles instead until I appear on the ballot again.

    The clan only army used to be even stronger BTW. There was an oversight or bug that wouldn't consider those separate parties as far as loot division, so every clan party pulled down a full share.

    You could legitimately make 100K per battle from loot + daily clan party payout.
    Thanks for the review.
  8. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    Hi Ananda_The_Destroyer,

    Thank you for your review,

    Please let me know what you think.
    I think that's some basic vanilla **** playstyle, which is fine, but describing it as a "your style" is kinda exaggerating.

    This gameplay also shows why the snowball is not really an issue
    TW added heavy anti snow balling measures many updates ago now. The issue now is more the potential stagnation and repetitiveness of mid/late game because of the anti-snowballing measures.

    I create a YouTube playlist where I show my playstyle which shows how to gain control over the entire map in about 10 years at the hardest difficulty level with no exploits.
    I looked at the last 2 videos of your playlist and I'm seeing very colorful map, it does not appear you gained control of the map. I would say you are still in mid game, you have a growing faction and are doing well, but you have yet to encounter the war/peace stalling your own vassals can do as you faction starts to become very large. Now whether that faction will take the map in the next 10 years, who can say? However the issue is more with the lack of satisfaction and interesting gameplay many plays report during this part of the game.

    You are right in what you say, Indeed I might have been misleading in the title, The reason I made this that I keep seeing people complaining about the AI getting bonuses and the AI keep sending armies at you and was aiming to show that even in the hardest difficulty, this is not actually a problem, also, I wanted to show how I overcome the clan parties doing none-sense by micro-management and how to use them effectively and show an overall effective play style. I didn't see other use it in their posted gameplay so I wanted to present it and see what people think.

    I can take the entire map with just my party in about 10 years (probably less), but that has little to do with the gameplay issues bannerlord has and most player's wishes.

    This is very interesting! do you have a gameplay which shows it?
    I , and I believe many others as well, would like to watch and learn, I am reminding you, hardest difficulty, no exploits (like smithing), no reload.

    Thank you :smile:
  9. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    Thank you for your review.

    i highly doubt that it only will take 4-5 more years as there are much things staying in your way and there is going to be the point where you cant handle everything on your own anymore. as soon as you hit 60 of the 120 settlements, things will get hard to control and you need to be all over the map to control the world war + the possibility of rebellions happening, which is unlikely if you do have the policies going. not saying that you will fail, but this takes time. i need ~3000 days to get everything done, but i use other strats which are less effective than yours, especially at the beginning. but still. with you being at year 1092 i would say 10 more years at least to control whole calradia +- 1 year.

    well, the "forgiveness of debt" and giving fiefs to the clan with corresponding culture could definitely help against rebellions. focusing on using choke points and taking the map from left to right could also help. I don't know how many more years it will take, maybe I will continue the gameplay and we will see.

    considering the strats you already pointed out the overwhelming strength of fians. i think you can use them in a way more effective way on the battlefield by going with a classic shield wall/high ground strat. so shield wall on the infantry (legionary) and a line of fians in the back of them having the high ground. this is only useful if you are the defender, so you want to be in a defending position on the matches, forcing the enemy to approach you.
    with that, you dont need armies anymore. you having 400 people is enough to take most of the armies with ~1000troops, except aserai high tiers.
    thats my 50 cents on that. you are totally fine with your strat aswell.

    it's when you have a slope, like a mountain or a hill, sometimes you can provoke them to come to you by going to them, start shooting and then run towards a nearby hill. what you are suggesting is definitely a good strategy.

    I am not only using the fians, I am also attacking with elite cavalry from the side and from the back when they move to engage my archers.
    so they have to chose: defend themselves from the cavalry attack when approaching the archers (with shield wall) and get killed by the archers, or defend from the archers and get killed by the cavalry.
  10. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    Noooooooooooo please nooooooooo

    All this stuff just slows the game down. Every game that has anti-snowballing mechanic feels like it's just a crude attempt to lengthen an average playthrough by devaluing player achievements. Why should the player be punished for blitzing the map? Why should the player be forced to retread the same ground over and over because of civil wars and rebellions?

    I think the main reason people didn't like the khuzait snowballing in older patches is because it meant the lategame was just khuzaits, and people wanted more variety. Therefore the solution is more variety in gameplay, not an arbitrary mechanic designed to wipe out player progress if they play the game too efficiently.
    I agree.
  11. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    i was streaming all settlements runs with fians from 1.5.9 to 1.6.2 and i think it gets boring after a while, as it takes out the challenge.
    i need to say you are not even halfway through calradia at year 1092. in my understanding, you didnt "gained control over calradia" as there is still so much missing, especially the aserai territory which is the strongest take, so far, you only messed with factions which are having no chance at all against the fian. your losses will increase as soon as you hit a big army of faris/ha. its not that you will loose the wars, but the outcome is with a bit more losses. i do think your take is a bit misleading.
    I agree, I think taking the all the fiefs in the entire map should take about 4-5 more years, so it can be done in about 13-14 years. I already took over the map when fighting the Aserai a number of times, in other not recorded gameplays, its not so hard, I just destroyed 2-3 600-800 men armies with about 1:40 ratio and took a castle/town in between again and again until I took everything they had moving from left to right across the map. if enough people want, I will continue the gameplay and do just that.

    also keep in mind that I delayed getting more than 2 noble clans to my kingdom until my clan owned 14 towns, which is not the fastest way to take over the map.

    i also need to say that your strats on the battlefield could be more effective, but thats minor as the fians do everything anyway.

    I would be happy to hear your advice and your thoughts on how to improve it, it's one of the reasons I am posting this thread and made this gameplay. maybe a video? or even just describe here how you would do it better.
  12. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    At Agincourt, the English longbowmen didn't shoot directly through high quality armor suits to kill people wearing them in 2-3 hits, like what happens in Bannerlord. Quite the opposite. They either shot through the gaps in the armor, or shot the unarmoured French horses out from under them, and the French then had to walk a kilometre to the English lines under a constant hail of arrows. Once they made it to the English - and the fact they made it shows that their armor was effective -, the English archers and men-at-arms killed them with melee weapons.

    From the realistic perspective, none of the bows in Bannerlord should be as effective against armor as they are, especially not the regular bows. Various sources from the Crusades say you could fire ten arrows into high-quality padded mail and not penetrate it, and double mail was considered nearly arrow-proof.
    impressive analysis, and I agree with you on most of it, I hope someone from taleworld will read and make improvements to make the game more realistic.

    but I think that we need to be more specific when addressing Taleworld. we need to help them. to say something like: please reduce X by Y when attacked by Z, etc...
  13. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    OP, considering that your playstyle consists of abusing the most broken OP things in the game as much as possible, it would not be a good idea to base the balance of the game on that experience.

    For example, you spam Fian Champions in your parties. The only reason you can do that and have it be super effective and murder every army is because it's really easy to recruit elite units right now, and because armor is extremely weak.

    Taleworlds has said they will be buffing armor effectiveness in future, which will make Fians less powerful; and it's safe to assume they will be reducing noble unit recruitment as well, since noble units are supposed to be rare; so that will make your playstyle much less effective.

    So, it would make no sense to balance the whole game around a playstyle that exploits the most broken parts. Because then normal playstyles would be imbalanced.

    True, and thanks for the review.

    About the Fian champions being very strong, I agree, but it does make the game enjoyable IMO, and if you look at the realistic perspective, there were battles in history where the longbow was abused to defeat a superior in size army, like the famous Battle of Agincourt (1415) although at that battle the terrain served a decisive contribution to the battle result as well.
  14. GMBarak

    Control Calradia in about 10 years, the snowball problem, game difficulty and presenting my playstyle

    Hello friends, I create a YouTube playlist where I show my playstyle which shows how to gain control over the entire map in about 10 years at the hardest difficulty level with no exploits. This gameplay shows why it's not a problem that the AI is getting bonuses in money and units and keeps...
  15. GMBarak

    I hate other lords summoning my companion parties

    What about if you just want your clan to patrol your holdings and not go on the offensive? Disbanding an army is fine if it didn't happen all the time but there is almost never a time when a kingdom doesn't have one even during peace so eventually if you don't put them into an army you make they'll join another one.
    True,

    I already suggested a number of times, these control options for your clan parties:

    1. chase/don't chase anyone - just join the army immediately once given the command.
    2. reinforce (or not) our clan fiefs (contribute troops to garrison)
    3. reinforce (or not) allied fiefs (contribute troops to garrison)
    4. avoid combat/preserve troops
    5. stay close/far from me/our fiefs.
    6. attack bandits - yes/no
    7. siege enemy fiefs - yes/no
    8. focus on solving issues yes/no
    9. recruit or not
    10. recruit prisoners or not
    11. upgrade and hire poisoners (yes/not)
    12. sell prisoners at town/castle (yes/not)
    13. how much food to have (100/200/300...)
    14. reinforce our fiefs only with low rank troops.
    15. if allowed to take troops from our fiefs and at what level
    16. focus on speed - be quick so can outrun enemies (yes/no)
    17. join other clans army (yes/no)
  16. GMBarak

    I hate other lords summoning my companion parties

    You can just spend 30 influence and disband the army once this happens and re-join them to your own army. so this is not really an issue IMO.
    and this also has the relationship penalty as suggested.
  17. GMBarak

    Increase Battle size cap from 2048 with mod (including horse) to 4096 and enable it in config

    Well, since Bannerlord had become one of the most popular games in history with a hundreds of millions of dollars market value, I think if it is an engine issue, replacing or fixing the engine will be the best course of action.
  18. GMBarak

    Remove the feature that half the army cheers when enemy flees or make it configurable

    But the player would still want to give commands, like, for example: group 1 charge, group 2 stop charging this is disabled in 1.6.1
  19. GMBarak

    Future Plans

    After spending about 1000 hours on this game, a few comments if I may,

    First of all, thank you, this game is just amazing it's the game I always hoped other games, like the crusader kings series and other would be like, but they never were. what you did with game is truly amazing and these updates are truly great. Coming from the voice of a 13 years software engineer and a 30 years gamer.

    1. About the Order of Battle feature - each party leader having his/her behavior, why not just more control over party members, like for example:

    1. chase/don't chase anyone - just join the army immediately once given the command.
    2. reinforce (or not) our clan fiefs (contribute troops to garrison)
    3. reinforce (or not) allied fiefs (contribute troops to garrison)
    4. avoid combat/preserve troops
    5. stay close/far from me/our fiefs.
    6. attack bandits - yes/no
    7. siege enemy fiefs - yes/no
    8. focus on solving issues yes/no
    9. recruit or not
    10. recruit prisoners or not
    11. upgrade and hire poisoners (yes/not)
    12. sell prisoners at town/castle (yes/not)
    13. how much food to have (100/200/300...)
    14. reinforce our fiefs only with low rank troops.
    15. if allowed to take troops from our fiefs and at what level
    16. focus on speed - be quick so can outrun enemies (yes/no)
    17. join other clans army (yes/no)

    Also can you please consider these suggestions:

    2. Move at least part of the marriage persuasion to a quest - make marriage a little bit easier by rescuing a damsel in distress.
    3. Allow to save and replay battles - that is watch how the battle went again as observer.
    4. Allow battles with more than 1000 units, (with current party and armies sizes 2000 should be enough)
    5. Add another extremely hard difficulty level where you are very weak in a dangerous world and everyone is trying to kill you, that you are always on your toes, trying to stay alive.

    6. In my opinion Crusader Kings is a much easier game to make than Bannerlord, and you already made the hard parts - first person part and battle and such, why not just complete the crusader kings part to Bannerlord and sell a much better first person version of Crusader kings game to fans?

    7. Another thing - did you see how much hype the Bannerlord online got?
    why not support it? make a number of servers where you will have a campaign map with a fixed number of player parties each human can be a clan or a party in the game. it looks like this is what people want.

    Thank you for your time and have a nice day
  20. GMBarak

    Too much Intercultural Marriage.

    I usually conquer the whole map in 10-15 years, so for me it's never an issue.
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