Pie_scavenger said:I am having a problem in story mode when you have to fight at doaur-en-enez. I initiate the battle against the Danish, but my game crashes.
Qualin said:"Sir" does not have a translation in modern Norwegian which is one of the languages that evolved from Old West Norse, and I believe its the same in Swedish and Danish as well. It does simply not have a corresponding word in those languages, and thus probably not in Old Norse either. From what I can read out of the Eddas and other sagas, one used their names, not titles, to adress people. Also those of importance. But I am neither a linguist nor historian, so I could be wrong.
However, the game is in english, so some leeway must be given to keep a consistent language.
Yeyo said:Dennis The Great said:-Tool axes, like those they build with, cutting wood and every day axes.
-Seax's, not only just the small one, but a also Long Seax's.
-Hunting Bows (they did hunt you know ) those should not be that often, but sometimes.
-Also the slingshot, but not that often as it is now.
Yes, there are possibly too many slingers in VC. The tool axes would be weapons of choice in the hands of peasants and bandits. There are actually a langseax in the game, it has a Petersen’s type C hilt.
The thirty six bows found in the Danish bogs of Nydam are from 170 to 185 centimeters length, and they are almost all made from yew wood in a D section. As the ones from Thorsbjerg, they are dated in the third century and almost identical to the Viking Age ones, like the published by Andrew Halpin in ‘Weapons and warfare in Viking and Medieval Dublin’. The longbows were also used for hunting, I don't know archaeological examples shorter than 1.5 m, an their length seems to be related with the height and strength of the user, rather with a difference in their use.
Do not look here said:I believe I've seen already swords in Ribe, at least I'm positive I've found some variant of item called "Rich Sword" there (which is amazing, btw), it's just that they rarely show up in shops at all.
HolmgårdViking said:I agree on all points except giving them longseaxe.
The longseaxe was a costly item and was worn by higher class.
wildyracing said:Of course two-handed axes existed in 9th century - this is out of question. I can again quote my previous posts about woodcutting axes, which were always used with both hands.
This discussion proved to be fruitful and decisive, and at least served as a way to tell the devs how we think as a gamers and as a historians. Rest assured, they will consider adding the 2 handed axes in the future, for which they have my (our) thanks!
Lets give them time to fix all bugs and glitches in Viking Conquest, then I'm sure it would come down to improving the game with the addition of 2 handed axes and increasing bow's damage.