Search results

  1. The Yogi

    Looters appearance and upgrade

    Nice job! Question, will these spawn in their appropiate regions? Or anywhere?
  2. The Yogi

    Battanian non-noble archers (militia & armed traders) should be crossbowmen

    I get that in the Battanian society, the bow is a nobleman's weapon. Precisely because of that I find it strange that rather low-status troops such as militia archers and armed traders are bowmen. Granted, a missile unit is needed to defend settlements so militia needs to have that, and same...
  3. The Yogi

    Simplified crafting

    Leaving aside the economic inconsistencies of crafting, I'd say the time it is/should be really useful/fun is the early game, when you cannot afford to buy the best gear. To make crafting more useful more quickly, I propose to drop the current unlocking mechanic alltogether and that the...
  4. The Yogi

    Stop the council voting for starting or ending wars

    But thats not how unstable mediveal kingdoms worked.
    That may be so. But it is very much how late antiquity Empires worked, even splinters of them. How centralised or decentralised decision-making is within a Kingdom should rather be decided by the laws enacted. If you have a senate, then yes, the nobles will have a say. If you have Sacred Majesty, then perhaps less so.

    However, the really big problem, come to think of it, is not the actual voting, it's more how the real aim of the lords is to provide the player with "challenge". It is utterly unbelievable that the lords would work to ruin the kingdom by starting war after war after war, even before concluding the ongoing ones. The noble houses of a kingdom should have goals to guide their decisions and their votes. With an AI so guided, the lords would not all agree all the time. They would have conflicting goals, with the Sovereign being able to support one group or another at different times. And that was very much how an unstable medieval Kingdom worked. Rarely if ever were the nobles all united against the will of the King.

    The same goes for AI Kingdoms - in my current game Battania has lost half its country to the Vlandians, but they keep attacking my unified Empire, even though I do not occupy a single Battanian culture settlement. When I fight Vlandia, they do not take advantage of the opportunity to get their own back. Exactly the same with Sturgia, half of which is lost to the Khuzaits.

    The AI should have a list of priorities (First, our people should be free or foreign ocupation, then we will conquer new lands or for an Imperial faction First we will reunite the Empire, the barbarians outside our borders can only be a nuisance or an ally). And they should be able to realise when an opportunity arises to acheive those goals.

    EDIT: In fact, this is killing the late game, it's that bad. I'm already at war with Vlandia (very powerful), Battania and the Aserai (also very powerful). The Aserai just took Onira while I was busy fighting Vlandia - and my retarded nobles now want to attack the Khuzait, (a third powerful faction) - and there is zero support for ending any of the ongoing wars, even receiving a hefty tribute. And I'm not going to have the influence to block them this time. If the wars were all started by my enemies, I would not mind that much, it makes sense to gang up on the top dog. But this is idiocy.
  5. The Yogi

    Stop the council voting for starting or ending wars

    As it is now, all the lords always vote to start a new war against any faction the player has not fought for a while, and regardless if the player faction is already involved in one or several undecided wars. Preventing the council from starting new wars costs so much influence that it is not...
  6. The Yogi

    More generalised civilian status for weapons and carry over from Battle to Civilian Outfits

    In regards of armor, gambesons were made of cloth, but they are still armors. So I think both leather and gambesons should be acceptable or neither of them.
    Fully agree, that's why I wrote soft leather should be considered cloth/fabric for this purpose - jackets, gambesons, all good. I was thinking more along the lines of items of cuir bouilli or leather scale should be considered military garb.
  7. The Yogi

    More generalised civilian status for weapons and carry over from Battle to Civilian Outfits

    Hi, I really like the mechanic of having a Battle and a Civilian set of equipment, but I find it is sometimes hard to see on what basis a certain Item should be marked as capable to be equipped in the civilian set or not. I would like to suggest simplifying it like this: For weapons: All one...
  8. The Yogi

    Two-handed Kontos and couched lance belong in different eras

    I really enjoy the late Antiquity/Dark Ages setting of this game, but while the two-handed cavalry spear known as the kontos (or Cataphract lance ingame) was indeed used by the Romans and their Persian foes, it was not contemporary with couched lance use. Once that technique began to be used, XI...
  9. The Yogi

    Why equipment pricing should dramatically drop

    Another thing we do not want to do is to separate the valuation for looted, legitimately bought, bartered, and crafted items. Also, we like to one-to-one correspondence of item and troop tiers (which makes judging value everything in the game easier for players as well.)

    That is a good point - but take it all the way. Value also the gear used to equip and promote troops the same way as the gear you can trade with. Equipping the player character or a companion with a certain set of equipment should cost the same as equipping (promoting) a troop with the same set of equipment. And that cost should be a couple of hundred denarii at most for a full panoply. Only luxury gear (gilded/bejewelled/decorated) should reach anywhere near the thousands of Denarii.

    With that one tweak, you'd take a great stride towards fixing the entire economy of the game. Battle loot and smithing would become hugely less profitable, and trading and taxes comparatively more profitable.
  10. The Yogi

    World Economy vs Gear Economy

    I agree and have posted in the same vein of thought - the money sink should be your army, not your personal gear. But I'd like to add, for those who want to own that exorbitantly expensive piece of gear more than they want to conquer an Empire - prices for weapons and armour were historically much less linked to function than to style. Consider this - even a cheap sword will kill an unprotected man as surely as Excalibur. An ultra-high quality sword might more easily penetrate low grade armour (gambesons and the such) and might hold up a little better against nicks, breaking or bending - but it won't actually deal any more damage. Yet it would probably have been vastly more expensive, even unadorned. If we then add in a gilted and bejeweled hilt and scabbard, a silk-wrapped handle and cunningly inlaid gold filigrane on the blade... then we might have to pay a kings ransom to own it. And it still won't kill any deader than a cheap sword for a peasant for 2 shilling.

    It's a little less style over substance for armour, but basicly, you wouldn't have been vastly better protected by top grade armour than by decent mass-produced gear - just more comfy and above all, stylish!

    The differences in prices can and should be dictated by quality of function, yes, up to 10 or 20 on a 1000 grade scale. Thereafter, it's all about the style and bling!
  11. The Yogi

    Pace of Battle

    Does anyone remember the Realistic Combat Model (RCM) for the original M&B and Warband? There was more to it than that, but at its core it modeled the fact that weapons are deadly and one good hit with almost any weapon of war will bring you down, if not kill you - unless you wear armour. What RCM did was increase weapon damage and armour ratings, but not HP. Metal armour was really effective against most kinds of edged or pointed weapons - I'm thinking that with an RCM-version for Bannerlord, troops with decent armour could be bashing away at each other for quite some time, thus prolonging battles.
  12. The Yogi

    Take my denars and forge!

    +1 here to. Because it makes sense. I would also like to see a rework for smithing though, probably by making access to different part a lot easier. For example, tiers could be tied to skill level - once you reach a certain skill level, you can use all parts up to a certain tier, while smelting things can teach you parts your skill level does not yet permit.
  13. The Yogi

    Equipment should vary mainly with troop role, not with troop tier

    I see what you mean, but I tend to think of peasants as that first stage, before even a minimum of training. Recruits have been issued some equipment, it makes no sense that that would not include a simple shield and weapon, like a spear. You would not send troops into battle without at least that. Also, I did not propose that recruits should have a full panoply, because from them we branch out into different troop classes. But with the current system, you can’t have elite light infantry/skirmishers, or elite light cavalry. Therefore I’d prefer it that each branch get most of their gear from the start.

    EDIT: I think part of the disagreement comes from the point of view - you're looking at this from a middle ages europan perspective, where indeed a lord would levy a mob of peasants armed with whatever they could get their hands on, whereas I'm considering a late Roman setting where recruits would join a professional army and be equipped at the expense of the state with their basic gear.
  14. The Yogi

    Equipment should vary mainly with troop role, not with troop tier

    I would make much more sense if troops were issued with reasonably good equipment from the start, and then improved mainly in their skills, leading to higher pay. This is especially true for the "recruits", which are ridiculously under-equipped at present. At the very least, they should have...
  15. The Yogi

    Why equipment pricing should dramatically drop

    Agree strongly with the OP, and have written similar suggestions myself. The price of gear for troops and for player/companions should be the same. The cost for outfitting one soldier with a certain set of equipment should be the same as equipping yourself in the same way. The main income sources should be taxes and trade, not battlefield loot.

    IF the mechanic of upgrading troops was changed so that you could only upgrade troops if you owned the equipment for them (like war horses for cavalry), then loot could be useful for arming troops, but not something to make you rich. I would fully support such a change, but would settle for consistency between prices for gear and prices for equipping troops.
  16. The Yogi

    Price rebalance, take a note from history

    Bannerlord is set in reality with more than a passing similarity to the V and VI centuries of Europe. The names and styles of many things - arms, armour and troops among others, is, shall we say "borrowed"? from the late Roman/early Byzantine Empire. And so it is also with money. The coin chosen...
  17. The Yogi

    is the reinforcement idea still in the game ?

    One thing I'm noticing with big battles is that, if odds are fairly even, the AI will hang back near it's own reinforcement zone. This is smart, but it makes for bad battles, because the flow of the battle will be sort of

    1) Player Army advances, beats the socks out of the AI
    2) AI reinforcements arrive, overwhelm the player army
    3) Victorious AI troops advance, and run into
    4) Player Army reinforcements, which overwhelm the AI army
    5) Victorious Player Army advances, and run into
    6) AI reinforcements arrive, overwhelm the player army

    and so on and so forth...

    While it is not "smart", like in maximizing their chances to win, I think it would make for better, less gamey battles if the AI generally advanced to the middle of the field, even when feeling defensive. Size good ground and stay put, sure, but not at the map edge.
  18. The Yogi

    [Suggestion] Change mechanic for party speed

    I'd say you'd move no faster than mule speed, which I'd say is not much faster (if at all) than footman marching speed.

    And if food for animals is also included in the army food requirements (as it should, an army on the move can not stop for grazing, which would take most of the day any way), then I'd say you will need your mules to carry provisions for both men and animals. Of course, they should not be able to carry more than a few days worth, any more than that, and you should have to bring wagons.
  19. The Yogi

    [Suggestion] Change mechanic for party speed

    Another thing that really should affect movement is of course supplies/food. Sure, you can have a quadrillion horses carrying your munchies, but of course, horses eat too… a ton of grain. In reality, you'd need supply wagons, which were slow - so a large army with food for a couple of weeks for the men and animals would be slowed down by it.
  20. The Yogi

    Resolved Can't Give Yourself Fief

    I would like to add that if I then chose the option of paying influence to give the fief to someone else, I do get the option to give it to myself, but the game then thinks the fief has just been conquered and starts a new election round (again without the King as candidate).
Top Bottom