How Bannerlord could be

Would you rather see something similar to this than what we have currently

  • 1: YES

    Votes: 32 62.7%
  • 2: Yes

    Votes: 11 21.6%
  • 3: Eh

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • 4: Idc

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5: Ew

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • 6: No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 7: NO

    Votes: 2 3.9%

  • Total voters
    51

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Jess_the_Hobozerk

Grandmaster Knight
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
I decided to modify some images to give visual representation to how certain things could be. Obviously the prices/icons and everything are just spur of the moment with little thought to exact tuning/balancing/etc. This is only for visual representation of how it 'could' be.

Key features:
  1. Ranked modes for (Solo queue Skirmish mode) (Group queue for Battle mode) (Solo Queue for Duel mode)

  2. Leveling up unlocks cosmetic upgrades to equipment such as ornate blades, hilts/wraps, pommels, quillons, etc.

  3. Groups/Clans tab for managing clans

  4. Ranking ladder readily available to show who is top ranked and what your current standing is/statistics

  5. Personal coat of arms that displays on your shield and possibly other areas such as tabard

  6. Customized preset classes where you can modify faction specific equipment/loadout. You will be modifying a unit under the combat triad archery/infantry/cavalry. These classes all share the exact same base stats under their specific triad sect, and equipment is the determining factor for movement/damage/etc.

  7. Ability to modify character loadout while in-game

  8. Brief summary for default classes for new players to understand differences

  9. Clan/rank representation in-game

  10. Bounty system for hunting the best performing/most well equipped players

  11. Profile selector

  12. Return of deathmatch, battle, and duel

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Younes

Master Knight
WBWF&SNWVC
I disagree about the whole rank thingy for custom games. I'd prefer custom games to not show rank and take as less space as possible.

Something like this,
I made my UI this way because the obnoxious avatars were annoying to me.
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Jess_the_Hobozerk

Grandmaster Knight
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
I disagree about the whole rank thingy for custom games. I'd prefer custom games to not show rank and take as less space as possible.

Something like this,
I made my UI this way because the obnoxious avatars were annoying to me.
5lMO-.png
Yeah the avatars are blatantly obnoxious. The only reason I would prefer the ranks there because I personally find the badges to be equally obnoxious and if there was anything there I would prefer something optional there for bragging rights rather than some arbitrary oh look I played in beta/alpha/EA and had x wins during that time.

Edit: also it was more intended to be visible for ranked games, not custom. In custom games, coat of arms or something could be there.
 
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Since launch I've thought ranked would be a great addition to the game not only allowing new players to be put into a environment where they can grow and not be deleted by veterans of the series that understand the combat more thoroughly. But to provide a more challenging environment for players that wish to be extremely competitive. Aside from that simply having ranked in the game pulls in a competitive player base that wants to push the limit of the combat and show just how amazingly strategic(As in the captain mode) or purely melee/ranged oriented a mode such as skirmish would be!

PS: I'd love to see a full fledged arena game mode just as how it is in singleplayer!
 

lawbringer

Recruit
bonerlord global offensive sounds good 2 me bro

there isnt that much incentive to grind atm so I really like the idea of unlockable cosmetics and ranks
 

Caps

Knight at Arms
WBWF&SNWVC
Bannerlord is rly lacking behind in the multiplayer department and i dont think they will ever come close to the other ones. It just takes too much effort to make it work and they got the option to just focus on the singleplayer. They can make that their USP.

If you look at for honor its banner creator is by far superior. Every medival slasher has an armory at this point where you can customize ur character. Some are better and some are worse. I think it would be better to focus on cosmetics there. Otherwise you need to trash the whole class system.



Still probably a good idea about the classes.
 
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RDP

Sergeant
Agree with it except i don't think ranks have a place in this game purely because we don't have enough players and the ones that do stick with it will be in clans running thier own competition... probably why they dont seem to care or talk to the mp community.
 

Caps

Knight at Arms
WBWF&SNWVC
Agree with it except i don't think ranks have a place in this game purely because we don't have enough players and the ones that do stick with it will be in clans running thier own competition... probably why they dont seem to care or talk to the mp community.
more like each clan will muster its own team to compete
 

enemy_man

Knight at Arms
M&BWBNWVC
I like a good ranked mode but I'm not sure if Bannerlord MP will be able to sustain the numbers for match-making queues to remain active. Games with smaller communities tend to drift towards custom servers and organizing their own competitive events. Sure the game has a lot of players right now but the vast majority seem to be playing single-player only.

Still, these are some good ideas if Taleworlds intend to continue with a focus on match-making.
 

RDP

Sergeant
I like a good ranked mode but I'm not sure if Bannerlord MP will be able to sustain the numbers for match-making queues to remain active. Games with smaller communities tend to drift towards custom servers and organizing their own competitive events. Sure the game has a lot of players right now but the vast majority seem to be playing single-player only.

Still, these are some good ideas if Taleworlds intend to continue with a focus on match-making.
Exactly and most regions will already know thier top players and clans from warband
 

Joeriig

Regular
WB
YES! Also nice that you have tweaked the UI in your screenshots yourself instead of just saying things should be different!
 

Fietta

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Section Moderator
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
Most of what you mentioned is planned anyways, just way down the EA line :razz:
 

Jess_the_Hobozerk

Grandmaster Knight
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
I like a good ranked mode but I'm not sure if Bannerlord MP will be able to sustain the numbers for match-making queues to remain active. Games with smaller communities tend to drift towards custom servers and organizing their own competitive events. Sure the game has a lot of players right now but the vast majority seem to be playing single-player only.

Still, these are some good ideas if Taleworlds intend to continue with a focus on match-making.
Yeah that is definitely a problem. The idea surrounding it is what 'could-be' if taleworlds took interest in promoting and tending its multiplayer community instead of abandonment. I still believe TW could and should be the leaders of the genere as they essentially are the founding fathers of it. It would certainly depend heavily on their commitment to growing their MP not as a side-gig but as a main focus just as important if not more so than their singleplayer.

All this to say, is that for MB to become a mainstream e-sport rather than just an internal community competitive environment, it would require investment from the developers; which for taleworlds... just isn't going to happen. I believe it should be attempted personally though. Putting forward what competitive 10v10 battle would look like in a professional e-sport setting could draw in a lot of attention. This is due to the unique nature of WB where group tactics and strategy are immediately recognizable by casual audiences while also, deep enough for structured analysis; this goes for individual skill as well.

I've always held belief that it could become a mainstream e-sport if someone was brave enough to invest in it. But it won't happen without the accompanying systems to support it. An e-sport needs to be easy enough that newer players can get into and understand it, but deep enough that the skill ceiling cap is unobtainable. You need a robust match making system to keep people feeling good about their own skill where they can have their moments of glory against those in their same brackets, but also easily recognizable for them to know where their standing is.
 
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Jess_the_Hobozerk

Grandmaster Knight
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
Most of what you mentioned is planned anyways, just way down the EA line :razz:
Soon™ :xf-wink: I fear by then, the initial hype train by casuals who could have become invested in the MP, may be gone by then and what will be left is the same small community from warband due to the delaying of critical MP features/support which leads to problems with my above comment.
 
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