Dev Blog 18/01/18

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Mount & Blade is RPG, strategy, epic battles... and it's also a unique world which acts as the perfect framework for your own adventures and heroic deeds. Calradia, the continent where Mount & Blade takes place, is a low-fantasy setting deeply rooted in history: its past and factions are inspired by real kingdoms and conflicts of old, but it also adds its own doses of imagination. It's a delicate balance: you have to combine creativity and imagination with thorough research and interpretation of historical sources. The result, however, is worth all the efforts: Calradia may be a fictional place, but it feels as alive and real as our world. It takes a lot of talent and hard work to create such a place, and today we want to introduce you to a member of our team who plays an essential role in its creation: our writer and designer Steve Negus.


Read more at: http://www.taleworlds.com/en/Games/Bannerlord/Blog/42
 

cherac

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:grin: :grin: :grin: anyone remember when the blogs came every 3 or so months? and we litterally had to beg and harass them , now its weekly and people's pitchforks are out because they are a few hours late ..... Anyway people would always be people right? :grin:


WHERE IS OUR BLOGGGGGGG?
 

Crowcorrector

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cherac said:
:grin: :grin: :grin: anyone remember when the blogs came every 3 or so months? and we litterally had to beg and harass them , now its weekly and people's pitchforks are out because they are a few hours late ..... Anyway people would always be people right? :grin:


WHERE IS OUR BLOGGGGGGG?

We don't talk about those dark days anymore
 
King Graveth is most disappointed with the delay of this weekly report.
Perhaps his grace is feeling merciful today and no one will lose their hand.

 

Zanziboune

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Oï, the blog m'lord, the blog !

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Styo

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?️NS Marko said:
It's been posted on Steam, should be here shortly.

Can confirm http://steamcommunity.com/games/261550/announcements/detail/1647623773685801769
 
"The Greeks and Romans didn't really have ideologies" what did he mean by this? lol

Also throw some visceral gore in, you know... because you'll be the stuff of legends if you do, see: Manhunt.
 

TheGME

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DanAngleland said:
Ideologies such as left wing and right wing ones, for example, I think that's what Steve is getting at.

What about the populares? Or the optimates?

Saying that Romans didn't have ideologies is actually pretty false


And the Greeks had different ideologies as well: Absolute monarchy vs oligarchy vs democracy.


Ideology practically exists in any form of organized government.
 

DanAngleland

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Well it depends what you call an ideology, Steve actually mentioned forms of government in the same segment of the blog and didn't describe them as ideologies. I don't think he's suggesting any lack of complexity or interesting political situations in these ancient cultures. In any case, Steve mentioned the things you considered ideologies and said of the Romans and Greeks that: "they recognized certain styles or postures that leaders could strike". So I think it is just a matter of differing terminology.

Incidentally, what would you say the ideology of the Populares or Optimates was? A quick search (I've read about them before in books but long ago) tells me that the populares were basically 'new men', not, generally, the old families with long established senatorial high standing and thus not men with as much vested interest in maintaining the power of the status quo. That doesn't sound like an ideology to me in the sense of a broad vision of how society should function, rather it seems simply to be a question of making a tactical decision, almost entirely decided for you really by your family's standing in the senate and your connections, which will benefit your career. Rather like the British MP Boris Johnson cynically changing his stance when he senses allying himself to a popular stance could further his career!

Regardless of the motivations of the politicians who fell into either camp, the consequences were very narrow; either wanting to pander to popular opinion to a greater degree than was traditional or not.
 

vota dc

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Aren't some kind of modern ideologies just one topic centered? For example environmentalist ideology is "just don't pollute, indifferent if we have a state central planned economy or a market economy". Or even some neonazi parties are just like mr Tsoukalos with the word aliens replaced with jews, otherwise you can find them everywhere.
Ancient societies lacked totalitarian states and have more common grounds so it was impossible to have a broad plan for changing unless there were different religions around.
 

Styo

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Callum_TaleWorlds said:
Styo said:
Next blog....

https://www.taleworlds.com/en/Games/Bannerlord/Features

We are working on an entirely new website at the moment, it would be a waste of time and resources updating that page. :smile:

When are we going to see the new site?
 

kalarhan

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Styo said:
When are we going to see the new site?

likely when they announce the release date  :razz:

-> game in 3 months (Qx 20xx), now visit the new website to learn more about it!
 
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