SP - General Gladiators mode!

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I'm not gonna lie I was a bit disappointed at how basic and simple the arena function is, I really thought it would have been expanded and fleshed out more.

Just like how you can become a mercenary, I want there to be an option to become a gladiator!

You go from town to town, fighting in gladiator battles and make a name for yourself.

This could be a great separate DLC if it had enough stuff packed in on top of the game mode.

To describe it, it's almost a cross between Dark Souls and Cyrene Gladiator Arena from Assassin's Creed Oddysey, but in Bannerlord!

When you start off as a gladiator, you get given lowest tier equipment and you are a nobody. You only get small reward for your wins because no one cheers for you.

But as you get bigger and make a name for yourself you find people sponsor you, giving you access to better weapons and armour, and because you're such a star with the crowd you get paid like a celebrity.

You travel the land duelling with people and participating in tournaments, and everywhere you go people scream your name! (ok maybe not scream but acknowledge you)

Also with or without this game mode/DLC, there should be some changes to the tournaments/ arena to flesh it out more

Right now it just feels so lifeless and void of anything. Even though they've upped the graphics and added some more ambient sound, it just doesn't add that much for me. Especially when I look at how some other games feel in 2020.

So some changes could include but not limited to;

The tournaments should be more grand, like the tournament in witcher3.
There should be trumpets and drums going
(Skippable) Cutscenes of the lords or named NPCs in the city taking seats
Peasants eating bread and drinking wine like they're about to watch a family box set
Tournament contestants readying their weapons
Contestants walking on the arena and saluting the crowd
+Special cutscene if you have family / companions in the crowd
+Special cutscene if there is royalty in the crowd
+Special cutscene if you have become a gladiator
+Special cutscene if you have made "enemies" with a certain NPC

the list goes on..

I think the whole arena aspect of the game could be a game of it's own if given enough care and attention to detail.

What do you think? Would you like to see a fleshed-out gladiator mechanics implemented in the game?

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Also, there could be a completely unique and separate set of gladiator skills that doesn't affect the other skills (so you won't have to worry about losing skill points)

Like unlocking different tiered gladiator equipment such as weapons armour or mounts
Or unlocking and levelling up "taunting" the opponent for more reward
Unlocking and levelling up "pleasing the crowd" skill for more renown
Or even *drum rolls* learning new fighting techniques like chain blocking (yes i said it) from going to gladiator academy?

Of course these are just suggestions
 
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As long as during these 'travels' you get challenged to duels in the streets and back alleys.
 
why force them into low-life DLCs ?

There isn't one decent gladiator game out there, since the tournaments are a very similar concept anyway, it would be very suitable for a decent gladiator mode or a mini game of it's own. Even a story line for the mode could be added.

Also no one is forcing anyone, it's just a suggestion.
 
The game is barely in Early Access and is still be developed - why would you already be pushing for DLC? Let them finish the game and the content you are looking for could be in it.
 
The game is barely in Early Access and is still be developed - why would you already be pushing for DLC? Let them finish the game and the content you are looking for could be in it.

Ok instead of DLC it should be incorporated into the main game. Does that change your opinion?
 
Ok instead of DLC it should be incorporated into the main game. Does that change your opinion?

Yep! I would love to see expanded arena play expanded. It would be really cool to start out as a gladiator being shuttled between towns to fight for your lord until you win your freedom. I like the added layers of if lords / nobility is in attendance they should play a role in the tournaments.
 
Yep! I would love to see expanded arena play expanded. It would be really cool to start out as a gladiator being shuttled between towns to fight for your lord until you win your freedom. I like the added layers of if lords / nobility is in attendance they should play a role in the tournaments.

There you go, we both want the same thing :smile:
 
. We could be imprisoned by slave masters and forced to go in tournaments ranking up and finally being able to fight in the great colessium in order to gain freedom..... (after winning it and conquering the map)and after years of battle and finally being able to go into the city (that has the colosseum in it) as a king from the gate.. that we once walked by as a slave. It'd be great to play the Gladiator's( 2000 movie)(a masterpiece.. if you haven't seen it's a must )story in bannerlord as a mod.
 
. We could be imprisoned by slave masters and forced to go in tournaments ranking up and finally being able to fight in the great colessium in order to gain freedom..... (after winning it and conquering the map)and after years of battle and finally being able to go into the city (that has the colosseum in it) as a king from the gate.. that we once walked by as a slave. It'd be great to play the Gladiator's( 2000 movie)(a masterpiece.. if you haven't seen it's a must )story in bannerlord as a mod.

Yes a compelling storyline in addition to the new mechanics could be very good.

Just so this doesn't happen randomly, it could be triggered by a quest, therefore once you take on this certain quest and progress through a few objectives maybe then you get captured by slavers? interesting idea.
 
Gladiators make far more sense than the tournament system inside the empire (outside the empire, tournaments should vary more in a culture-specific way, with only Vlandia having traditional tournaments).

Players should be able to bet on gladiators, and train their slaves (if/when the slave system dormant in the files is added to the game) to be champions. If however a player is caught by bandits, it should be possible for them to be sold into slavery and be transported around the map going from arena to arena rising in the gladiator rankings (which should be a list of all gladiators who reach a notable status). You should also be able to volunteer to be a gladiator as a freeman, being paid for joining a gladiator school.
 
Great idea! I would like to see kind of gladiator battle system instead of the current, boring tournament mode. Maybe a battle royal mode or a surviving mode with waves of opponents.
 
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