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Title: Mount and Blade
Post by: SumGI on November 18, 2005, 10:32:54 pm
I don't know if anyone has seen this.  I did a search and only found one reference, so...
*www.taleworlds.com (http://www.taleworlds.com)
I think it's fun, how bout' you?

BTW, its a party-based combat/warfare rpg...game
It has mounted combat and all that stuff

*DO NOT OPEN THIS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE ADDICTED TO THIS GAME
 :D

[Changed topic name because it didn't come up when I searched]
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: HolsteinCow on November 19, 2005, 07:59:51 am
I should really get the full version of this game.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: SumGI on November 19, 2005, 09:23:25 am
I should really get the full version of this game.

I should too, but I've spent to much money on other stuff already.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kagan on November 20, 2005, 06:54:41 pm
Computer crashes when I try to load it.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: SumGI on November 20, 2005, 07:08:05 pm
Ah, well, it's pretty darn fun for it being made by only two people and for its price. A shame your not able to load it.  It actually runs pretty stable for being a beta and considering its 100% playable at its current point...blah blah blah, I forgot what I was saying...OBLIVION!   ??? :-\
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Amberfox on November 21, 2005, 08:46:32 am
I've now been playing it since you mentioned it the first time some days ago, it's really a lot of fun. Kinda like Pirates! set in medieval  :D

blah blah blah, I forgot what I was saying...OBLIVION!   ??? :-\

yeah! That game is just gonna be sooo awesome! I'll need a new PC to run it, though...
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: SumGI on November 21, 2005, 05:35:48 pm
I've now been playing it since you mentioned it the first time some days ago, it's really a lot of fun. Kinda like Pirates! set in medieval  :D

blah blah blah, I forgot what I was saying...OBLIVION!   ??? :-\

yeah! That game is just gonna be sooo awesome! I'll need a new PC to run it, though...

I bought a new PC, but I don't know how well it will run it.  But considering it will be optimized alot better.  The Morrowind engine was an energy pig.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kagan on November 21, 2005, 07:19:15 pm
Ah, well, it's pretty darn fun for it being made by only two people and for its price. A shame your not able to load it.  It actually runs pretty stable for being a beta and considering its 100% playable at its current point...blah blah blah, I forgot what I was saying...OBLIVION!   ??? :-\

Actually, I played it about a year ago, however, I decided to give it another go a few days ago, but alas, it is a POS won't work now.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kagan on November 28, 2005, 04:18:47 pm
The game is nearly the same as it was a year ago.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Vivec on November 28, 2005, 09:32:27 pm
I've now been playing it since you mentioned it the first time some days ago, it's really a lot of fun. Kinda like Pirates! set in medieval  :D

blah blah blah, I forgot what I was saying...OBLIVION!   ??? :-\

yeah! That game is just gonna be sooo awesome! I'll need a new PC to run it, though...

I bought a new PC, but I don't know how well it will run it.  But considering it will be optimized alot better.  The Morrowind engine was an energy pig.

No freaking kidding. I had to save every time I did part of any quest, for fear it would crap out.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: SumGI on February 12, 2006, 09:42:03 pm
Just so you know, there is a new update and it is a TON of suff in it! Awsome!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Genusaus on February 12, 2006, 10:20:37 pm
City Raids ZOMG!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Amberfox on February 18, 2006, 07:09:25 am
version 0.731 is out now :) seems to have some minor improvements again
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Detoxicated on February 18, 2006, 07:37:07 am
What a coincidence, ive played this a while back and yesterday i read about it again, and now you post in here thats cool
this game is really great"!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: SumGI on February 18, 2006, 08:26:41 pm
version 0.731 is out now :) seems to have some minor improvements again
Infantry movement now takes into acount inertia, Yay!
50%-ish reduction in "back up" speed of infantry, Yay!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Amberfox on February 19, 2006, 06:59:43 am
has anyone already tried to attack one of those castles?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Heartless_ on February 19, 2006, 08:05:26 am
I found the game boring and slow, but I never got outside of the newbie arena fights.  Am I missing something greater?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: SumGI on February 19, 2006, 02:48:27 pm
I found the game boring and slow, but I never got outside of the newbie arena fights.  Am I missing something greater?
Yeah, uh breath the air.  take some peasants and if you have versions 730+ look in the chest in the tavern at Zendar, you will find a flintlock pistol  ;D Yeah I attacked a castle.  It wasn't very interesting actually, but you can keep slaves and extra soldiers in them after you capture one.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on July 27, 2006, 12:24:07 pm
Mount and Blade is a wounderfull little medieval combat simulator with RPG elements. I recommend that everyone tries this game. This is how combat should be made in games.

Mount and Blade homepage (http://www.taleworlds.com/)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: PatMan33 on July 27, 2006, 12:29:27 pm
Vivec is about to hand it to you.

Better run!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on July 27, 2006, 12:30:42 pm
I did look for it. Cant help that the dumb search engine can not find it.

And this topic can be deleted as there is allready a older one. Sorry.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Vivec on July 27, 2006, 12:52:26 pm
I did look for it. Cant help that the dumb search engine can not find it.

And this topic can be deleted as there is allready a older one. Sorry.

YEah, just revive the old topic.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: LadyM on July 27, 2006, 02:41:04 pm
I can merge it if you find the old topic.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on July 27, 2006, 03:03:01 pm
That to delete. What ever you think is best Lady M. I sorry for all the problem i have created.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: LadyM on July 27, 2006, 06:27:54 pm
No problem at all Yokto, i can't find the other thread either so this one can stay until I do.  :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Vivec on July 27, 2006, 06:31:28 pm
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=1571.0

Ooh, I gots skillz!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: LadyM on July 27, 2006, 06:48:06 pm
thank you Vivec, topic merged..  :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 28, 2006, 03:01:38 am
So anyway, nothing beats galloping at a bandit full pelt and giving him a face full of morningstar... I think poncey lanceboy Yokto will disagree but swords, axes and maces is where its at.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on July 28, 2006, 03:56:04 am
Yes i would. Lances gives you better reach and you can always hold a shield. but then again we all have diffrent tastes and one of the good things about the game is that all weapons have the pros and cons so there is not sure choices.  :D
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 28, 2006, 04:55:54 am
Lances require you to gallop at your enemy in a straight line... usually the terrain doesn allow for that, and if you get attacked by mounted bandits youre buggered. If you have a mace or sword you can just ride up next to your enemy and give them a face full of steel.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on July 28, 2006, 05:18:39 am
True but it also depend on how good you are at riding. Both in game skills and real world skills. If you are good you can often ride following the contour's of the mountain. But i would recommend that all have a backup weapon. I often use one lance, one sword, and a range weapon for safety. Also if you are sticking to the low land you will have less problem with bad terrain.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: PatMan33 on July 28, 2006, 06:56:16 am
Can I fall off a mountain with my horse?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on July 28, 2006, 12:34:26 pm
Can I fall off a mountain with my horse?

There are no sheer cliffs that I have found, but yes, you can.

You can also club defenseless female peasants, and capture two castles.

Also, the flintlock pistol has been removed in later versions, replaced with a well hidden "strange armor" and "strange weapons"

PM me if you want to know its locations.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: HanianKnight on July 28, 2006, 08:03:23 pm
I played the demo and it was pretty fun, but it seems kinda like their is a lack of direction, but I digress. Fun game
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: PatMan33 on July 28, 2006, 08:07:30 pm
I will install it when I get back to PatMan Main Headquarters.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on November 24, 2006, 04:17:58 pm
Version 0.800 will be released soon. Just giving a heads up to the community. :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: HolsteinCow on November 25, 2006, 10:40:22 am
it's released and i need to get a better graphics card
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on November 25, 2006, 11:48:37 am
Everything looks better, if you have a card that supports shader 2.0. Most everything can be turned off to get it to run on almost anything.

Full plate armor still looks like cardboard though. :-\

Everything shows up on characters now, rather than just the arrow quivers. And every city has an Arena now.

And other armies are now able to help allies when they come across a battle in progress, just like the player. However this sometimes causes some crashes to desktop when you try to join in. Also these battles take forever, because for some reson, I can only ever get 8 enemies to show up on a map at once, and enemy reinforcements don't spawn. So a battle between 30 and 30 take 4-5 battles to end it.

A very big bug keeps Marnid and Borcha from joining your party. :-\

Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: OrdoSanguis on November 26, 2006, 09:40:28 am
Wow, I really like this game, even though it's still in beta. I might buy it later when I see how it turns out to be as features are added.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Little on December 31, 2006, 06:02:56 pm
Borch and Marchid can now join your party!

Now, could someone tell me where to find the "Starnge Weapons" and "Strange Armor"?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Poised on January 01, 2007, 02:30:37 am
You find the special armor/weapons in chests, in The Last Days MOD, the first chest was in the inn in the neutral starting city, right by the door, I also found one by an outdoor merchant, look around :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on January 01, 2007, 02:43:18 am
No no, that Strange armor and weapons are actually in the normal versions. One chest is in Tihr, under a bridge, and the other in Rivaidan, on top of a castle wall.

The last chest, in Jelkalla, has been moved since it appeared in .750, since the layout of the city changed. I no longer know where it is. :-\
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Cheesecow on January 08, 2007, 01:37:13 am
since I am reading this on a laptop I cant download it and try it til I get home on the 12th so could someone explain to me the game concept? I didnt like the explanation given.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Sawmill on January 09, 2007, 11:11:58 am
Looks really fun!!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Poised on January 09, 2007, 05:54:21 pm
Seeing as this is a beta indy game, the graphics could offset some gamers I guess, the water is pretty basic, the world map is pretty basic and crude, the animations are clunky (except on horse), the towns are rather bland, but from what I have read, version 0.808 should have MUCH improved graphics over the old 0.751, I use the old one because all the MODs still use the old one.

But this game isnt about Oblivion level graphics, its about raw man to man battles, on horse or foot, using Bows, crossbows, throwning weapons and javalins, axes mauls swords cutlasses scimitars lances pikes clubs knives spear broadswords claymores scythes rocks hammers and more, and this game delivers horse battles like no other game I have played.

You start off all alone in the world, with a few rags and a basic weapon, your objective (wich offcause varies from MOD to MOD) is to win (well doh) using an army you build from scratch.

In the Vanilla version, you can join 2 different factions who are at war, you start out neutral though, and can do trading between cities of both factions untill you take sides.
In most towns, you can compete in the arena for cash, buy and sell weapons and armour, or rest in the tavern, you can also hire troops at taverns, and in the faction towns you can get quests from the various lords, in the starter town you get a newbie quest to kill river bandits.

Its a good idea to choose a mounted starter class when you first play, because being a footsoldier in M&B takes a lot of skill, and a lot of skillpoints :)
Then you fight roaming bands, complete quests, and fight in the arena for money, wich you spend on buying basic troops, like farmers or other semi incompetent youthlings.
The troops gain experience as you battle enemies, and as they become more experienced, they gain new abilities.
A footsoldier can for example either become a veteran footknight, a footarcher, or a mounted knight/archer, depending on how you choose to "evolve" them, usually they get 5 or 6 levels of advancements as they gain XP, and each level enhances their role in battle.

M&B is at its very best when you play one of the great MODs, they are VERY different in settings, from Japaneese Shogun battles, to Napoleonic battles, to Lord of the Rings Orcs versus Men battles, to pirates and sea battles, to Star Wars lightsaber battles.

The game is fun, no question about that, the feeling of sawing down enemies from horseback is unique to this game, and you really care for the men under your command, because loosing your evolved veterans hurts.

I wouldnt attempt to rate this game, because it IS beta still, and I would rate it much higher than what it should be rated "on paper", simply because I adore it :)

Here are a few pics:
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h27/Poised_photos/onrshot2.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h27/Poised_photos/onrshot5.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h27/Poised_photos/holycrapoothisishuge4th.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h27/Poised_photos/mb00045ec.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h27/Poised_photos/hepsibeniseviyor1ap.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h27/Poised_photos/holycrapoo22bt.jpg

And a gameplay video, the guy playing is rather newb though, Im a freaking surgeon comparred to this guy :)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5231523577643886384&q=mount%26blade
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on January 09, 2007, 05:57:38 pm
 :D I see your FPS fell to 3 on some of thoes pics.

Man, those were a lot of soldiers in darkmod. :o
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Poised on January 09, 2007, 06:10:18 pm
Well actually non of those pics are from my game, I play with a maximum of 102 soldier on the field, that gives me a smooth enough game even when everyone is clashing in one huge pile of swords and death, but I always forget to take screenies :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on September 24, 2007, 12:46:06 am
Version 0.890 is released (http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php?PHPSESSID=b8406b760c32e3283ff81f8a1f55c9ff&/topic,26287.0.html). As usual with Mount and Blade releases, this initial update is full of bugs, and the creator doesnt include a changelog. Having played for a (few) hours, here is what changes I could find:

-Rag doll physics
-New Weapons,New horse skins, new armors, etc.
-New kingdoms, divided out of the old Vaegir/Swadian territories
-Siege now feels like a siege
-Siege Engines exist, and work
-Other parties than your own (many)
-Owning Fiefdoms in addition to Castles
-Managing Fiefdoms
-Village raids for food and supplies
-Kings and other Lord NPCs now do more, like lead attacks on cities/castles/villages
-Horses are a lot faster
-Snappy new Compass added

And I havent explored everything yet :D
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mae on September 24, 2007, 05:41:21 am
Nice! DLing now.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on September 24, 2007, 01:08:53 pm
Here is the complete Changelog, as compiled by our forum's evil twin, the Mount&Blade Forums.

Quote
CHANGE LIST

*Ragdolls for soldiers and horses upon death. (You can toggle it on / off in options)
*Generally smarter AI - great improvements
*Attitude meter in dialog window
*Strategy window in battle mode
*Wiki like pages on map
*New way of recruiting soldiers
*Factions system drastically fleshed out - Swadians, Vaegirs, Nords, Rhodoks, Khergits.
*Better map graphics
*Bigger map, higher movement speeds
*Generally faster mounted combat
*Quick battle option from the main menu
*Sieges
*Map shows the current year
*Fiefs (owned by player) + being able to manage them
*Lots of new quests
*Rolf and Ymira - new heroes
*Parties are lead by heroes
*Lots of villages
*Bump map support
*LOD system (Level. Of. Detail. -- Improves performance drastically)
*Bigger in battle - battle maps
*More detailed lighting system
*Better skyboxes
*A few new items, armours, weapons and horses
*Lots of new scene items and generally beautifull scenes
*Faction and player heraldry
*Animated heraldry flags on the map
*Credits featuring the forumites as well
*Looting, pillaging and sieging in the campaign mode.
*Battle size goes up to 72
*Scouts giving info in several taverns
*Walking NPCS in towns
*Accesible dungeons
*Fleshed out tutorials (+New text display)
*Better commanding system
*No more dancing in battle (units that are ordered to Hold position, to Follow or Archer units.)
*Archery is improved, reticule problem fixed.
*First person mode is improved, camera moves along when you are killed or knocked unconsious etc. (Key is now R as well)
*Map features a compass - The sea is the north
*Kill count and other statistics seen from the wiki style page.
*No more padded cloth neccesary for Marnid.
*Defending units are reported to stay put and really defend in battle rather than march straight for your party.
*Map edge improved
*Dual-core support
*More menu backgrounds
*In battle maps are calculated more efficiently. Cliffs are rough and have a nice rocky texture for example.
*Water looks even better now.
*Shallow water on the map is passable.
*River pirates are stronger.
*Bigger parties over all.
*Renown system. ('fame'. Lots of renown will open doors for you)
*Morale system. (Morale affects speed on the map)
*Third, allied parties are reported to join and help you out in battle.
*Updated blood effects
*Better particle system
*Improved graphics options
*Fierce village battles - sometimes the village is burning!
*Camping + having a few statistics viewable when camping
*Spears are more effective
*Iventory window for heroes is limited to the equipement now
*Terrain feature much more imrproved (can choose the size of a polygon, allowing huge maps with low CPU cost)
*Improved edit mode (features such as scale are present)
*AI sieges towns as well as castles from time to time.
*Improved commands (units stand in a much better formation now) and new commands (spread out, stand closer, use blunt weapons)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Little on September 24, 2007, 01:27:51 pm
It's still slightly buggy.  ;D
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Clockwerk on September 24, 2007, 05:05:10 pm
So from 1 to 10 how good is this game?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mae on September 24, 2007, 05:46:20 pm
8.245616132123.... Ignore the decimal.

Also, who knows how to make farms? I don't know how.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Little on September 24, 2007, 06:09:45 pm
How the hell do you even get towns? I had one once, before I signed up for a faction, I got a vassel order.

So how do I get towns after I joined?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on September 24, 2007, 07:06:00 pm
Its the bugs.  ;D

This was only released a few weeks ago, so this version is still unstable. Hence the reason the frontpage hasnt been updated to reflect the new version.

So you cant get fiefs if you joined up with a faction. Its a bug. You can only get it if a lords messenger approaches you first, while you are unaffiliated, asking you to join their side. The fief is basically a bribe.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Danzik on September 24, 2007, 09:46:19 pm
Remember playing this when it was first posted and the only real qualm I had with it was the AI being pretty boneheaded.
Going to have to give this new version a shot.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mae on September 25, 2007, 06:15:35 am
I think it's better now- they try to keep their distance from horses, and fight with spears properly.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on September 28, 2007, 08:22:27 am
Fantastic, ragdoll physics! I have allways thought that it would be great for this game.
Dl'ing now.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on September 28, 2007, 02:17:07 pm
this game is awsome...its so fun killing hordes of peasants or pirates o your own
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mae on September 28, 2007, 04:22:09 pm
Yep. The mongrel hordes are at my command.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gauphastus on September 28, 2007, 05:21:33 pm
I've always avoided this thing.
I guess now would be a good time to give it a try.

Let's see...
*plays*

EDIT: Well, isn't that a fun little thing.
I made my guy a trader but got my ass ruined by a bunch of mounted raiders; they captured me and dragged me across the land for a bit, but I escaped.

Weeks have passed. I have trained my guy in combat and amassed a small army.
Now I am out for revenge.

EDIT2: Wow, I was playing on version 0.808 this whole time, while 0.892 is out.
Geez.

EDIT3: So what, nobody plays it now?
Where'd you all go?

EDIT4:  ::) Every bloody time.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on October 06, 2007, 06:30:54 am
Quote
EDIT3: So what, nobody plays it now?
Where'd you all go?

Hey, I'm too busy playing it. It's one great game.

And they updated really fast!

I started a viking like character, under my own name, Eirik.
After starting in Zendar I practiced some sword techniques before entering the arena, i won some matches and bought some better gear.(a great lance and some better armor. then a fast horse) After that i went out to explore. I found a group of river pirates and fought them. With my earlier experience with a lance, i must say. I kicked their asses. they had prisoners, some manhunters. I made them join me and we roamed the land hunting more bandits. i helped a caravan get to a nord town, (don't remember the name) I walked the streets and noticed that there were actually people walking around(which is a welcoming sight, they never had that in the earlier versions of M&B)

I went to the castle and pledged my allegiance to the lord there.
After quite some time doing some fighting and helping other travelers, i had gotten quite a large army (around 20 infantry, and 10 archers, and 9 horsemen.) I decided to attack a castle and claim it my own, the battle went well, and i had won my first castle.

My next move is yet to be seen ;)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gauphastus on October 06, 2007, 06:53:07 am
I'm really hoping the game improvements ahead are quite vast.
I've actually been playing quite a bit myself (all hail the Rhodoks! Death to Swadia and the Khanate!), mainly as a one-handed swordsman.
The mounted combat in this game is really like nothing I've ever seen. If you gain a lot of speed and take a swing at someone as you pass by, you get a huge damage bonus. Hell, I've killed the horse and rider in one swing.

It's fun and all, but I really do think there needs to be something more to it.
Not that I'll ever suggest anything, not on their forum. I might be accused of trying to change the game into something it's not. In order to get a good say as to what you believe should change, you first have to hack and slash your way through that stubborn purist community.
But whatever.

I bought a license, so I still feel like I contributed something after all.  :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on October 06, 2007, 07:35:20 am
The battles are really fun, i'll give you that.

Once i stabbed a poor man while on a horse, (we were galloping towards each other)
And then i turned bakc to see if there were any more enemies, i saw the man i had stabbed, he was about 2 or 3 meters in the air falling to the ground ;D. maybe he bounced really hard of the horse, cos i got the horse as well.

But every battle is different, in my opinion.

Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gorman Conall on March 15, 2008, 10:45:09 pm
EDIT: The link http://www.taleworlds.com/

This is a single player third person game made by an independent developer that is currently in beta.

Its a middle age setting and is the most realistic game i have played yet.

You create a character and can level up and increase skills and such as well as equip buy and loot gear.

You can also recruit and train up all sorts of warriors ranging from farmers to archers etc.

In addition to normal units you will also come across Heroes in the game that you can take with you. They have skills like you do and you can personally outfit them with equipment you want.

The combat is played on a battle field where you and your army go in against other army's. On the battle field you can give orders and such and fight along side your army. The combat is very very realistic.


A well placed arrow on normal settings will down you instantly. You have to block parry and dodge.


This is the most realistic middle ages game i have ever seen. You can download and play it for free until your character hits level 6 then you have to start over. You can also buy it cheap now because they are going to charge more when it go's retail.

The mod community in this game is also amazing and they are churning out a ton of awesome mods.

I recommended trying it playing through the tutorials. I also recommend playing it on normal settings and if you really want a challenge turning on directional blocking.

If you find you like it i suggest looking up a mod called *Band of warriors*. It adds gunpowders weapons a couple normal unit tiers you can customize. Extra heroes and some add ons like classes you can choose.

Also just to save you guys some trouble that i had.

The num keys select what units you are talking too and the F keys give them orders. You can hit backspace to open up a tactical map. You swings your weapon in the direction you move your mouse when you swing it. And if you have directional blocking on you move the mouse in the direction of the incoming attack when blocking.

Thats the stuff the tutorial didn't cover >_>

The game is tough to explain. If you ever played an RPG with a world map. Thats how you travel the world from town to town. Battles however are fought from the third person view and you can walk around any town if you wish. You can eventually ally with factions attack caravans go to war all kinds of stuff :)

I'm going to have some screen shots and perhaps a video up for you guys.

Of any game i have ever posted about. I can't recommend any of them more then this game.

I will be updating this post with videos.

While i am waiting for mine to upload i found this one that shows a bit of cool fighting but not neraly all the depth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW9OhjsXjLg

Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Hammerman58 on March 15, 2008, 11:16:49 pm
Got a link to the site? Is this an open beta?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gorman Conall on March 15, 2008, 11:33:15 pm
Whoops i thought i posted the link >_>.

Yeah its open but you can only play until your characters level 6 then you have to buy it or start over.

http://www.taleworlds.com/

Ill have some videos up soon. they aren't the best though.

Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: B.A.S. on March 15, 2008, 11:58:26 pm
Wow seems pretty cool, I love how you just kept running past the guys and slicing them open with your sword. But I have a question were the people you fighting actual players or npcs? I saw that after you were killed it said for you to retreat.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gorman Conall on March 16, 2008, 12:10:33 am
That videos not mine. I have mine uploading and mine are just some small 30 sec bits but hopefully better quality then that.

Its single player only theres not mutiplayer to it. Everybody in the game is NPC other then the player.

In the current version (Remember its still a beta we have quite a few more official updates before May)
You get knocked out when you die. If you don't have any body left in your group to carry you away then you get captured lose all of your units and some items. They also take any wounded units you had prisoner but if you manage to beat them you can rescue them.





Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: B.A.S. on March 16, 2008, 01:16:22 am
I played the single player and Free Mode a bit. The Combat I found was actually pretty boring and bland there isnt much to do it in, infact it reminded me of Oblivions Combat system you run back and then run forward slash, rinse wash repeat. I didnt get to much into the single player, it was ok I guess but I feel this game should be more or less one of those free ones instead of actually paying money for it.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gorman Conall on March 16, 2008, 01:51:14 am
DOH..there was already topics about this.... >_>....

Well here was my little video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8APEvEb4oM0

Its not for everyone for sure, The combat is really realistic so its not as actiony.

Of course we still have a few months until retail so more stuff will be added. And the mods..the mods are great!.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Serdun on March 16, 2008, 06:33:43 am
If you're into medieval history, there's a great mod I've been putting around in based on the Hundred Year's War. It's definitely worth a look; the modder really took his time to make things historically accurate. Just wish I could actually kill those pesky French lords, instead of capturing them and having them run away.  :P

Here's a vid (excuse the mediocre music):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjsHBI5pEHw
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 16, 2008, 09:37:46 am
it was ok I guess but I feel this game should be more or less one of those free ones instead of actually paying money for it.

Your other points are valid, this is just plain wrong. This isnt some mod someone made over the weekend with their buds, or a script kiddies attempt at a game. It isnt an EA rapidly developed game using a preexisting engine. This is a fully featured graphical engine, with all the capabilities necessary in any game made today. Which means on top of making a great game he had to code in the lighting function, the shader functions, the pipelines for 3D models, the texture pipelines, the bump maps, particles, write the recoloring function for bloody weapons, implement the ragdoll physics, write the AI functions a hundred times over with variations for each object, the audio functions, anti aliasing method, Level of Detail methods, mipmap function, collision methods, map generation, the messaging function that allows all that to talk to each other, and the display function that puts all that on screen (twice, once for DX7 back when he first started making the game and again for DX9 in his latest few updates, he may have to write it again if he keeps with his plans of porting it to OpenGL). Not to mention creating his editting tools that allow him to easily place objects and edit the map, which is itself an entire project unto its own. After all thats done he can finally start adding the content, by adding each piece one at a time, and balancing it all, then adding the dialogue, making sure that all makes sense within the context of the game. It is a finely crafted game, not one of the conveyor belt babies EA and the like are pushing out.  >:(
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gorman Conall on March 16, 2008, 01:12:11 pm
Whoa the 100 year war does look pretty awesome. Ill give it a try. Thats the thing i love about this game and the mods. You have a drop down menu like dawn of war and can easily choose anyone to play. Not to mention most of the files are small so even with my crappy download speed it only takes 20 minutes tops to get one.

Naturally different people have different tastes so whats boring and fun is subjective from person to person.
So Durgons points are valid but this should in no way be a free game at all. Mr.Wizard said most of what needs to be said on that matter. But as great and varied as the mods are they are still using the game as a template. Seriously i have had more fun with the trial of this game alone then many big name titles that i paid 60$ for.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: B.A.S. on March 16, 2008, 05:15:08 pm
Indeed I will take back my no charge decision, it was rather premature to say after an hour of gameplay. I decided I would try the game again not when its 2am in the morning. Having a clear mind and not just running through I found the game enjoyable, although my computer is horrible and slows down considerably during massive battles.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Cow on March 18, 2008, 05:22:05 pm
I have to say, this game is truly epic. I bought it back in January and I haven't looked back since. If you're in to historical medieval combat then just BUY THIS GAME!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on April 27, 2008, 07:51:25 pm
M&Bv0.950 has been RELEASED! (http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php/topic,35650.0.htmll)

And just reading that description is making me all giddy with excitement! :D
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gorman Conall on April 28, 2008, 12:43:39 am
Oh yes the improvements are VERY nice.

Tournaments.
training grounds.
New heroes.
Hero relationships
Ladys favor.

Bunch of other stuff too.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Danzik on April 28, 2008, 12:56:26 am
Where are the patch notes?  I do not see them :(
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on April 28, 2008, 01:05:00 am
There are none. The developers aren't very big on documentation. :-\

A Warning: This version is very buggy, might want to wait for Version .951 in the following weeks.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on April 28, 2008, 05:05:27 am
so...what is new then? war and stuff?

is having a fortres not useles this time?

can you rule the galaxy
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on April 28, 2008, 07:31:21 am
oooh, i used to love mount & blade. played the last days mod (lord of the rings) alot, so much fun!

this game has so much potential, my wish is dismemberment for the gore players, multiplayer over lan would rock so hard, imagine defending your castle with a mate or more people. i mean, it wouldn't be so far fetched, if one player started a fight with say bandits on the worl map, the others could join in as they would join a normal battle on singleplayer.

also, i really want like, your attacks to have an effect on the way the people die, i mean, if you charge at a poor peasant with your mighty lance that's over nine thousand meters long, you might want to at least give the peasant a push in the direction you stab him, normally they just collapse in that standard way, falling backwards. man, if they implemented the euphoria engine, oh man, that would be so awesome, like even better than oblivion.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gorman Conall on April 28, 2008, 12:08:14 pm
Indeed there are a lot of bugs right now.

If i could quickly find all the new stuff i would post it. But i haven't even found all of it yet! But i do love the new stuff i have found.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on August 11, 2008, 08:04:57 pm
i just had a gander over at kotaku, and i saw some m&b related news about a beta for the 1. version.

i thought i could check out the official forums for any news, as it has been rather quiet for a while.

i found that the Hundred years war (http://www.mbrepository.com/modules/PDdownloads/singlefile.php?cid=7&lid=655), has been ported to the 0.960 version(currently out), it's a mod about said event. I thought that for anyone like myself interrested in this sort of things would like to know.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Danzik on August 11, 2008, 10:54:11 pm
I never realized there were so many mods for M&B, I'll have to re-download it again.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on August 22, 2008, 08:41:46 am
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q169/Celdur/mountnshi.jpg)

yeah...thats what happens when you have to follow slow lords...guess i'll have to help him out

Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on August 22, 2008, 08:43:38 am
yay photobuckit.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on August 22, 2008, 09:18:53 am
nah...gamingsteve messed with it this time...

the name of the pic was not acceptable
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on August 22, 2008, 10:19:56 am
yeah, those situations are fun.

i captured a castle, and suddenly absolutely every army the previous owner of the castle had, were outside in a star formation.

i somehow fended them off in some days during their siege, and they left. i didn't leave to get supplies yet because i thought they'd come back. i guess they knew my fort was not up for grabs and didn't return for quite some time.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on August 22, 2008, 10:38:19 am
ha...once i broke my oath to swadia because the didnt want to give me my well deserved castle and a few moments later the whole kingdom of nords where bashing my castle...
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: /lurk on August 22, 2008, 10:45:00 am
So:

I think I'll give this a go.

For a while I had the bizarre notion that this was some kind of MMO.

But not any mo'.



Post in brief: /lurk's grip on reality breaks, descends into gibberish. New game may help him reclaim sanity.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Brandonazz on August 22, 2008, 12:03:39 pm
I made a blog post about this game y'know.

>_>
<_<
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on August 22, 2008, 12:12:40 pm
the pic i send earlier...i won >.>

so far it seems imposible to get a castle...i already captured about 5 and every time the king doesnt grant it to me...
because i already have a fief...

there is no way that i know of to lose the fief or sell it...

and removing my oath is pretty much suicide
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Brandonazz on August 22, 2008, 12:14:58 pm
I acquitted my oath and took two castles!

Subsequently, I lost them and got kicked into exile.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on August 22, 2008, 12:19:16 pm
The more the king likes you, and the more reknown you have, the more likely you are of getting more lands. In fact thats what I do all the time early on, making sure the king loves me.  :D
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on August 22, 2008, 12:22:26 pm
i will take that advice...time to kiss some ass
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on August 22, 2008, 12:29:25 pm
but it is dull to be the king's scout boy all the time during those long piss-boring "campaigns" of his.

i fetch a group of soldiers, train them up to something useful, and then get more, train more, until i can take a castle that has at least under 130 men in it, i usually lead the charge up the ladder or whatever siege engine i make.

taking prisoners is another hobby that pays off well in some cases, also selling every single bit of stuff from a recent battle pays too.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on August 22, 2008, 12:32:26 pm
Yeah, I avoid those missions. Whenever he wants that, I decline (its one of the few mission types that he wont get offended if you decline) and go work for one of the other nobles for a week. It usually takes that long for the missions to reset.

EDIT: In-game week, of course.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on August 22, 2008, 12:48:26 pm
well the quests arent really fun...i just want to have a castle and not lose it in a few seconds

also the best way to get money is to pillage towns...in my experience anyway
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Brandonazz on August 22, 2008, 01:03:43 pm
I accumulated something like 20,000 denars from four or five attacks.

That money kept me going for a long time.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gungnir on August 22, 2008, 01:36:46 pm
cheats are fun. Cept leveling up at later levels...seriously? 300000+ XP? Wow.....
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on September 18, 2008, 01:12:16 pm
if you jack up your agility to something like 30+, you're really quick.

also, i love headshooting from a horse.



Version 1.0 is out!

at least on PB.

well, so far i've made a Boromir huscarl/ranger style character, who goes by the name Trilby.

The new features to the game make it awesome, the new brilliant animations when fighting and running and anything else is just awesome. i simply cannot wait for all the major mods to come along, i mean, the vanilla version as it is now is pure gold, i could see myself play this for a month or more, but when the mods like The Last Days(awesome LotR mod), or the Holy War mod are released, it's going to have an effect on my social life :D

Also, just doing a normal jump on the ground is fun. the animation work is really good.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Person21 on September 19, 2008, 04:42:05 pm
Just finished installing Version 1.0.

I love the new soundtrack.

EDIT: Also, the new animations, and the sound weapons make when they hit something is now based on what's being hit! :D
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Cow on September 19, 2008, 06:41:34 pm
Whoop! Can't wait to play!  :o
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on September 20, 2008, 03:42:45 am
yeah, the soundtrack is also awesome.

i just can't wait for the modders to get their major mods ported.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Cow on September 20, 2008, 06:44:16 am
Those animations are pretty awesome, plus the ragdoll physics on the bodies.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on September 20, 2008, 07:36:32 am
ragdoll physics have been in for some time.

wonder if there's a possibility to implement dismemberment, or the euphoria engine.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: SmileyMan on September 21, 2008, 07:58:50 am
This game is awesome.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on September 21, 2008, 09:03:51 am
it is indeed.

and as i have said, it'll only get better when they release the modding program thing.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Bellum on October 04, 2008, 01:23:22 am
Yes, and I do wish they would get on with it.  ;D

I imagine they may be taking a well deserved vacation, though.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on October 04, 2008, 06:06:13 am
well...

you can play with the vanilla version for only so long though.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on October 04, 2008, 10:30:46 am
Hows the Role-playing ability in this game?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Shadowgandor on October 04, 2008, 01:46:26 pm
Hows the Role-playing ability in this game?

Great, the levelling system is interesting, party system isn't as in-depth, but hell, be glad you don't have to micromanage 100+ soldiers, you can craft your own story if you like and you have a bit of fantasy, the world changes around you.

Seriously, I've never played a demo like this before, I'm so going to buy this :D
I was just taking as many prisoners as possible, sell them and save up for the expensive pieces of equipment and then participate in bigger fights. I love the 100v100 fights, although I sometimes get the feeling I've got some kind of arrow pointed at me, saying 'Kill this unit'. Seriously, 30 horsemen were chasing me while my allies were killing of the rest >.>. Needless to say, I ran with my tail between the legs while trying to avoid as many arrows as possible lol.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on October 04, 2008, 01:54:36 pm
The world is more true to the real world then fantasy. If you have studied medieval cultures then you will start to recognize the different factions form historical sources which is cool.

The game RP wise is not really worse then anything out there now. Little light on story but that is all. But i like to make my own sorry. Note that this is a lot closer to western RPG tradition then eastern.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Cow on October 04, 2008, 02:00:14 pm
One really fun thing to do is to get powerful enough (level 18+) to slaughter whomever dares approach you, and then take on entire groups by yourself.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Shadowgandor on October 08, 2008, 08:38:27 am
I personally love to be the messenger of lords. I love doing missions for them, although bandits tend to make it less fun for my agility char, I suck with bows :(
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Shadowgandor on October 24, 2008, 11:59:17 am
Wow, I've bought this game 2 days ago and I must say, I love it, I've never EVER played the same game 2 days in a row (-sleep and food and other necesarries (sp)). Seriously, I've never felt so satisfied playing a game, apart from Black & White :D
All in all, if you like the trial, buy!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: SmileyMan on October 24, 2008, 12:12:35 pm
Yup. This is, as I've already said, a great game. Does anyone know when they'll release a new version? I'd love if I was able to establish my own kingdom and make my own lords, instead of just being the leader of a rebel faction.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Miclee on October 24, 2008, 01:10:45 pm
Yup. This is, as I've already said, a great game. Does anyone know when they'll release a new version? I'd love if I was able to establish my own kingdom and make my own lords, instead of just being the leader of a rebel faction.
Mods, my friend, mods. In fact, I'm working on a mod as soon as the module system comes out. *Hopes for ability to have atleast 1500 troop types*
Yes, 1500 troop types. http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php/topic,48690.0.html
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: martyk on October 25, 2008, 12:12:43 am
I always find that unless absolutley nessasary, I fight my battles completley alone.  I can't trust my men at all and I'd rather not have them get killed when I might need them later.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Shadowgandor on October 25, 2008, 10:39:30 am
He's talking about 1500 troop types, not 1500 troops on the field :P
Aaanyway, whaaat :o
You're usually fighting alone? I'm playing on the lowest difficulty setting (35%) and I still get dehorsed quite quickly when I'm fighting against an army of +/- 50 troops. Your allies actually aren't that bad, I'm playing the khergits and I love them :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on October 27, 2008, 03:30:23 pm
Yup. This is, as I've already said, a great game. Does anyone know when they'll release a new version? I'd love if I was able to establish my own kingdom and make my own lords, instead of just being the leader of a rebel faction.
Mods, my friend, mods. In fact, I'm working on a mod as soon as the module system comes out. *Hopes for ability to have atleast 1500 troop types*
Yes, 1500 troop types. http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php/topic,48690.0.html

erm...

yeah right?

there's no way that you alone could make 1500 different troops.

unless i fail to see your actual goal.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Serdun on October 27, 2008, 05:57:40 pm
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n151/Serdun/MB1.jpg)

Just a screenshot after a lengthy siege defense.

(Oh, and by the way, my banner is a black cross on a white background, not a red one)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on October 28, 2008, 10:50:35 am
yay, cheats!(?)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Person21 on October 29, 2008, 12:18:45 pm
New version, 1.010 is out!

EDIT: And the module system as well, let the flood of mods begin!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Miclee on October 29, 2008, 02:37:37 pm
Yay! Module system!!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on October 29, 2008, 03:08:04 pm
OMG

Farcry 2, dead space, fallout 3 and now this?

awesome.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Person21 on November 05, 2008, 10:12:30 am
Wow, since when was Mount and Blade on Steam?!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on November 05, 2008, 11:17:51 am
Since Steam became Awesome.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: DarkPlasma on November 06, 2008, 12:39:54 pm
New question: which medium abuses the attractive-suggestive-people thing more? M rated games, or mainstream music videos?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Poised on January 25, 2009, 04:22:33 pm
Its on weekend sale on steam now at 75% off, there is no excuse for not getting this now if you havent already :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on January 25, 2009, 04:27:25 pm
Oh i must check for this in a store. It is a awesome game.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 25, 2009, 04:39:50 pm
Got this on Friday. Its fun :D
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Summoner on January 25, 2009, 05:24:47 pm
i got this today and i played it all day and i got a empire named Stevens with King Steve (Me) i took over the whole Snow Mountin area :p
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Little on January 30, 2009, 05:45:21 pm
My game has suddenly becomed plagued with fog...
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Poised on January 31, 2009, 05:36:37 am
They are working on an expansion pack .......... for multiplayer !!!! :)
32 players in team/deathmatch, siege and more, it wll be limited to battlemaps only, meaning fights, not moving around on the world map, but this is the best news I have heard in ages.
The article describing it is in Swedish, but its there black on white :)
http://www.fz.se/nyhetsarkiv/?id=31031
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gungnir on February 03, 2009, 02:39:33 pm
*summons yokto to do some translating*
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on February 03, 2009, 02:46:15 pm
You can go on their Official forums and see the official confirmation here. (http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php/topic,56145.0.html)


Here is the quote from the Lead Developer: (http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php/topic,56145.msg1454152.html#msg1454152)

Quote from: armagan
Great to see the excitement about the expansion pack. We were very excited as well and looking foward to sharing the news with the community. :)

I see that there are some valid concerns. Let me address them briefly here:

 -Multiplayer will not be the only new feature in the expansion pack and we`ll do our best to improve other aspects of the game.

 -The main reason we wanted to include multiplayer is so that we can play it ourselves. :P You can be sure we'll do our best to make it fun. I hate exploits and unrealistic tactics in games as much as you, so we'll do our best to avoid those. We'll also no doubt have some sort of beta program so we'll get feedback from the players before any features are finalized.

  -Players will definitely be able to run their own servers, though we want to have some official servers as well.

 -Actually, our publishers have never interfered with our creative vision. The reason I opted for implementing multiplayer battles instead of focusing on cooperative multiplayer is because cooperative mp is even more difficult than what we are doing now (since you have to handle map movement, parties, various menu windows and everything else) while at the same time, it is much more restrictive. With the current system, apart from playing against humans, you'll be able to team up with your buddies against any number of AI opponents and play a cooperative game (albeit without the campaign aspect) so in a sense we'll have the best of two worlds.

 -We are trying to be very careful to keep compatibility with the existing module system. (So far the only incompatibility is in module_animations) Therefore, porting will hopefully be very easy.   

 -Of course everything is not rosy and come out we are still at a very early stage and wondering how we'll overcome various hurdles. Compansating for lag is a particular problem, since the game allows you to become up close and personal with your enemies and observing your opponents moves and countering them is so essential. We are trying to be creative here and we'll adjust the gameplay if necessary, but there is only so much we can do and if you are on a slow connection or if the server you are playing at is too far your game may inevitably become somewhat sluggish compared to the single player game. We'll of course try our best to keep that to a minimum.

Anyway, thanks for your feedback. I am looking forward to find out how this will come out along with everyone else.
 
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Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: DarthZahl on February 11, 2009, 03:19:14 pm
This game is really awesome!

I'm playing for more than a week now and managed to found my own rebel-empire consisting of a city, a castle and some villages.

Now I'm interested in trying some mods...
Are there any mods you would recommend?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Summoner on February 14, 2009, 10:35:10 pm
Mmm Fantasy Mod is a good one it has no magic but its sweet! :p


But also i am a lord of the Rhoduks and i Really "Love" my king hes so nice! Like he gives me a town next to an mountin FILLED with mountin bandits.He Just gave me a casle that is located in the middle of are enemy land so i surronded.When i get attacked noone likes to help me.
Like a miniute ago i was runing out of my castle that was being seiged and some lords attacked me. They took my named people and left me with like 6 people left then i was attacked right when i got out then i had 5 people and i have no horse,barley men, and being chased by 6 packs of 26 Sea Raiders so i got 156 men chaseing me down and i got some guys on horseing chaseing me! And noone helps they watch it like its a tv show!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on June 12, 2009, 08:11:26 am
 ;D Mount & Blade at E3
(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5554/51963mountandbladewarba.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqgjw4EvbHo

More stuff here: http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/47709/Mount-Blade-Warband-Screenshots-Trailer
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kishmond on July 21, 2009, 10:32:00 am
Got the demo yesterday.

Holy cow. Mount and Blade, where have you been all my life? This is a great game! Buying it today, it's even on sale.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kishmond on July 22, 2009, 06:44:29 pm
D-d-d-double post!
Well this game gets really difficult when you try to help a claimant usurp a throne. Everyone gets mad at you!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on July 22, 2009, 06:47:44 pm
Pfffft. Thats the easy way out.

Try setting up your OWN empire. THATS hard. I have had castle (Forgot where, havent played in forever) and a fort (plus other settlements). You have basically no allies, everyone hates you, and you get no generals :\

Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Brandonazz on July 22, 2009, 07:17:54 pm
And if you want to be independent, and you lose a battle, you don't become a prisoner of war.

Therefore, you lose your entire army, rather than get it back in ransom.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gungnir on July 22, 2009, 07:19:33 pm
..I need to get this game. Is it sold in stores? Only way I can get it is with a hard copy...

And how does one set up one's own empire?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on July 22, 2009, 07:28:46 pm
I think you might be able to get it in stores.

You just... Well the way I did it was join a faction -> Siege a warring factions castle -> If king doesn't give you the castle, you say F--- THAT and take it for yourself and BOOM, you're a leader of a rebel faction. At least I think so...

Its only 15$ on steam...
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gungnir on July 22, 2009, 07:37:43 pm
I know. But the problem is my parents are pretty anti-videogame (not because of violence, but because it's a waste of time. I'm not disagreeing with them, I just think it's a fun waste of time.)

However, soon enough I'll be able to drive wherever I want..well, within reason, but that could possibly include best buy.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on July 22, 2009, 08:05:29 pm
You can always get a debit card and put money on it
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Cow on July 23, 2009, 10:08:58 am
Isn't there an age limit on that? Being 14 myself, I have no idea about debit cards. I just deal in cash.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: martyk on July 23, 2009, 10:26:02 am
I've noticed the Kings tend to be dicks.  I've singlehandedly conquered half the world while he's been chasing bandits around, and yet almost always gives the cities away.  Furthurmore, one would think after a certain point he would come to trust me and follow me when I ask him to.  Again, not the case.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Brandonazz on July 23, 2009, 10:32:56 am
Isn't there an age limit on that? Being 14 myself, I have no idea about debit cards. I just deal in cash.

Well I'm 17 and just opened a checking account that I linked with paypal.

I don't usually buy games, though.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on July 23, 2009, 10:36:23 am
I've noticed the Kings tend to be dicks.  I've singlehandedly conquered half the world while he's been chasing bandits around, and yet almost always gives the cities away.  Furthurmore, one would think after a certain point he would come to trust me and follow me when I ask him to.  Again, not the case.

He will only give you cities if he LIKES you. Do missions specifically for him to get his thoughts of you up. The Nord King is at ~97 with me and I basically can do whatever I want...
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Summoner on July 23, 2009, 06:58:19 pm
Swadia hates me at 100 and uhh well they got only 2 main citys left,1 castle, and 3 villages. All of that was done by Rhodoks and i seiged the Swadias Main City Suno with the rhodoks and the king and lords didn't get past the main wall and so i took over the city and claimed it as my city under the Rhodok Kingdom and i took the castle near it too and claimed it as mine but then the other lords are guarding me :P i want to kill the rhodoks after we kill everyone
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Hammerman58 on July 23, 2009, 06:59:07 pm
Do they have a demo for this?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Lippy on July 23, 2009, 08:13:24 pm
http://www.taleworlds.com/mb_download.html (http://www.taleworlds.com/mb_download.html)

I think this download is the full game, but acts like a demo letting you play until level 7 until you buy the serial number.

You can also get the demo on steam, which has the full game for $14.99
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kishmond on July 23, 2009, 09:38:46 pm
I've played 24 hours of Mount and Blade in the last 2 days.

Heh.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Lippy on July 25, 2009, 09:07:59 am
Anybody know what I do with captive lords?  I can't sell them to the ransom broker.  They're slowing me down and I just might let them go. 
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on July 25, 2009, 09:08:52 am
if you wait long enough their kingdom asks a high ransom for them...like 4000 or so...or more
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on July 25, 2009, 10:01:10 am
If you have a castle, it's better to put them i your castles prison. Harder for them to escape. Plus its fun having an entire army (larger than your garrison) in your prison.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Summoner on July 25, 2009, 12:26:57 pm
The castle near Suno i call it Prison Castle because it has the weak lords i fought eairler :P the rest of the lords that escaped are at the 2 last big citys with alot of people..
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Celdur on July 25, 2009, 12:43:52 pm
the thing i hate most about this game is that its almost impossible to start your own rebel faction...as soon as you go rebel and have a castle everyone and their mom have a rat race for your castle to claim it for themselves...really, they forget their differences and stop the war just to gangrape your ass in hopes of getting what little land you have
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Summoner on July 25, 2009, 01:28:58 pm
Yep i once played for fun once and took over the mountin area (the snow are) and i had only couple entrances so i sent men to all my towns and since i was always attacked i had to run around my mountin..
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Hammerman58 on July 26, 2009, 06:56:05 am
I downloaded the Star Wars mod just for quick battles.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on September 09, 2009, 12:46:03 am
New trailer for the Warband expansion!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS3G93YXh4Q

Its looking very polished. :D
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Lippy on September 09, 2009, 06:33:46 am
Oh sweet.  I didn't know they were planning on a single player campaign.  I also didn't know they were revamping the combat.  I'm currently playing M&B a lot, and this will be a welcome expansion, since it's starting to wear a bit thin. 
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kishmond on September 09, 2009, 11:53:06 am
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/Kishmond/Games/CrazySiege1.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/Kishmond/Games/CrazySiege3.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/Kishmond/Games/CrazySiege5.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/Kishmond/Games/CrazySiege7.jpg)

The horror.  :o

For the other side, I mean. Haha.

PS- I only lost 3 men.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Detoxicated on September 10, 2009, 03:59:07 am
This game is great, i bought it like 4 years ago, but i lost the code:(
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: munchkin5 on September 10, 2009, 07:39:56 am
bought this recently, so much fun despite the the slightly unfinished feel, looks like that expansion is exactly what this game needed.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Lippy on September 10, 2009, 09:29:33 am
This game is great, i bought it like 4 years ago, but i lost the code:(
What?  The game came out last November.  Damn them time machines.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yannick on September 10, 2009, 09:36:58 am
I bet his future self beat the crap out of him to get the code, because he loses it in the future.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on September 10, 2009, 11:12:47 am
he bought a key, so he could play the full version of the alpha/beta/whatev.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Summoner on September 10, 2009, 11:13:29 am
Time Parodox!!!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on September 10, 2009, 11:17:00 am
What.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on September 10, 2009, 12:31:37 pm
I bought my key in 2006.

Do you even look at when the first post of this thread was made?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Lippy on September 10, 2009, 01:34:02 pm
So it was in beta for four years before release?  I knew people were in the beta before the release, but I didn't know they had to buy keys, nor did I know it was in beta for so long.  You learn something new everyday.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on September 10, 2009, 01:56:04 pm
No no no... No! They did not have to buy. There was a Demo Beta and a Reg Beta. The Reg beta gave you more access to the game and the full game when it was finished.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Veraal on September 10, 2009, 02:22:14 pm
you could download the full game, and if you gave them monies, they gave you a key, so you could play the game past level 6 or something, because once that level was hit, you couldn't play that save any more.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on September 11, 2009, 06:19:44 am
Yeah. Sorry if i made it a bit confusing. >_>

You downloaded the full beta but to gain full access you ether needed to crack it or the reg code. Of course cracking it would be illegal in nations like USA so if you have the old beta avoid doing that. (And the game is worth buying anyway. Support the creators.)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Lippy on September 11, 2009, 06:34:36 am
Oh yeah.  I played the demo (which is still set up to only let you play to level 7) and fell in love.  I got it on Steam for $15, and got 4 other friends to buy it too.  We're all waiting for the expansion. 

Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kishmond on September 11, 2009, 04:00:23 pm
Those poor Rhodoks are so easy.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on September 11, 2009, 04:02:23 pm
Yep, I personally prefer the Swathian Knights and Nord Hurscals to fill my ranks, maybe some Horse Archers from the Mongols.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: munchkin5 on September 12, 2009, 03:41:58 am
personally i'm kicking the crap of swadia with a massive army of their own soldiers just to be ironic
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: munchkin5 on September 17, 2009, 08:30:44 am
for anyone who doesn't know they re-opened beta applications, so get your name down...

do it! (http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php?PHPSESSID=a22b6020f2b059ecbd06bebe7be6bba4&/topic,76804.0.html)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Detoxicated on September 18, 2009, 12:05:22 pm
would anybody share their serial with me
i bought it but i dont have it anymore :(
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: munchkin5 on September 18, 2009, 12:13:47 pm
I doubt thats going to work.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kishmond on April 26, 2010, 01:25:55 pm
Does the Warband expansion include all of the singleplayer stuff in M&B, or is it a kind of lite version of the first with new features but not the old ones?
Does it have a new geographical area and kingdoms?
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 26, 2010, 03:42:56 pm
Warband has a desert and a new Saracen themed faction, I think.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Summoner on April 26, 2010, 04:12:38 pm
The game is Singleplayer,Multiplayer,Has new Features,New Land,1 New kingdom,and i belive a major fix in combat
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Doctor Z on April 26, 2010, 04:17:00 pm
You can become king.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 26, 2010, 04:21:12 pm
You can become king.

I wouldn't do well in that position.

"ALL THE CASTLES ARE MINE NOW. GO AWAY LORDS."
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Doctor Z on April 26, 2010, 04:55:42 pm
I can just imagine it.

"Ah, I own the whole world, lets check the bills."

"Okay, I get... 500 000 denars.. I owe to my fiefs... 10 000 000??!"


Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on April 26, 2010, 05:06:45 pm
Hm, in Warbands, can you have lords join you unmodded?

I currently only play Native Expansion because well, its the best.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: munchkin5 on April 27, 2010, 12:25:00 am
That was one of the major things about the expansion, because before all you could do before was conquer a few castles nefore they would be swiftly re-conquered by massive armies of the other kingdoms. Now you can start your own kingdom, make political marriages and, yes, have vassal lords (un-modded) and also eventually become king of calradia.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kishmond on April 27, 2010, 12:40:32 pm
I am weeeeeak!

*Buys Warband*
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Cow on April 27, 2010, 06:01:13 pm
I saw Warband in Best Buy on Sunday. I bought the Fallout Trilogy collection instead.  :P
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on February 28, 2011, 11:21:49 pm
 New Mount and Blade game! (http://www.gamespot.com/events/gdc2011/video.html?sid=6301306&tag=gumballs;title;1)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Lippy on March 01, 2011, 05:38:49 am
Hey, that reminds me!  I have to finish Warband. 

There were a bunch of gun powder mods for the original that I tried and enjoyed certain aspects, from it, but still seemed to fall back to my trusty swords.  Interesting that they're using a less fictional historical background and map. 
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on April 28, 2011, 01:43:36 pm
With Fire & Sword now available on steam! $13.49! Woo
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Lippy on April 28, 2011, 02:13:27 pm
Or get them all for only $20.  Great deal, if you ask me.  I've got about 200 hours playtime between the first two. 
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Doctor Z on April 28, 2011, 04:48:50 pm
I would buy it.

But I have no dough.

**** I need a job.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gauphastus on April 30, 2011, 11:32:45 am
I started up my old Mount and Blade save recently 'cause I really wanted to shoot some arrows into skulls. Very satisfying.
My character has been around for.. nearly 400 days now. Fairly old data I pop in on every few months I guess.
I seem to remember trying very hard to wipe out the Rhodoks for the Nords earlier but just as I was about to strike the killing blow on one of their cities, they signed a treaty. Man, was I pissed.

Still, my dude is very popular. I made marshal the other day and borrowed a nearby lord and his army. Got him to follow me to Suno, occupied by Swadia, and we took it. It was about 250 of us against 400 of them. Not too hard.
I told him to sit there, grabbed another lord to follow me, whacked and captured a few Swadian lords along the way. Saved one of our weaker lords who attacked King Harlaus (that was about 20 vs. 150) and got him to follow me to Dhirim I think it was, the last Swadian-occupied city. There were a few lords resting in there and next to no soldiers in the garrison. Easy as hell.

So yeah, I think I just conked Swadia. Dunno if I have to take all the castles too but I will if I have to.

Really hope that makes me a good marshal to everybody else, taking two cities, wiping out Swadia and all.


Considering getting that expansion but I don't know. I just hope sieges aren't stupid bottleneck bullcrap like before.
I hope one day to actually be able to construct and deploy siege weapons at my own whim, or work with armies that use them.
Maybe M&B2.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Didero on April 30, 2011, 11:38:10 am
Considering getting that expansion but I don't know. I just hope sieges aren't stupid bottleneck bullcrap like before.
I hope one day to actually be able to construct and deploy siege weapons at my own whim, or work with armies that use them.
Maybe M&B2.
I read in an interview with somebody from TaleWorlds that during sieges you can try to blow a hole in the wall or poison the water if you've got the right skills. So that should liven things up.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on April 30, 2011, 12:38:12 pm

Considering getting that expansion but I don't know. I just hope sieges aren't stupid bottleneck bullcrap like before.
I hope one day to actually be able to construct and deploy siege weapons at my own whim, or work with armies that use them.
Maybe M&B2.

I think in With Fire and Sword you get to choose which siege tactic you use (ladder, siege tower, etc).
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Doctor Z on April 30, 2011, 01:49:08 pm
I wont be able to pre-order it (unless someone with a paypal wants to wait 2 weeks for me to pay them back) but within... 2 weeks (lookitdat) I'll be able to buy it, so I'm relatively happy!

Edit: Thanks, guy on Steam who bought it for me!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on December 14, 2014, 12:12:37 pm
New Vikings DLC is out, patched, and fun as ever.

Map is Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Britain, Ireland.

860's. Sigurd Snake in the Eye, Bjorn Ironside, and other Rangarssons are ballin out.

Story mode, too.

It's good stuff till Bannerlord. If you like Warband I mean this is better.

No 2hd though so don't bother with the proficiency.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Mr. Wizard on August 05, 2015, 02:09:27 pm
Maybe M&B2.

Here you go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTbaWgLjN6s
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on August 05, 2015, 02:18:42 pm
Yyeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Please be better than the first


Checkers!
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gauphastus on August 05, 2015, 04:11:26 pm
Looks like it's coming together alright. Hope it works out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpkrdMAyCmo
Things I dig:
vastly superior character creation
towns seem much more bustling and lived-in
improved ragdolls in combat give your blows a much more meaningful impact
far better UI in terms of appearance and design
that Cordalos guy does a hilariously terrible Strongbad impression
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on August 06, 2015, 07:58:01 am
Plus weapon crafting. Finally I will nonlonger have to search high and low for a decent 2hnd weapon. "The Penis Mightier" shall rule
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on August 06, 2015, 10:01:38 pm
Having seen the new videos, I am looking forward to M&B2. Looks like there heading in the right direction. Hopefully I will see some of my favourite mods remade for M&B2 to :)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gauphastus on August 07, 2015, 12:35:01 am
Yeah. To be honest the earlier videos had me sorta feeling like it was just gonna be a glorified expansion since everything kinda looked the same.
I'm happy to see it coming along. I remember how exciting it was to chip in on the early development of M&B1 and be able to play it early. At the time it was something I had never experienced before.

Hopefully M&B2 is a bit grander. I'd love to have that joy again.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: JamesKel on August 07, 2015, 02:46:08 am
It's my favourite game. I have also another favourite game. Thats name Team Fortress 2  :)  (http://www.fpscheats.com/blog/tag/tf2-hack/)
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on December 01, 2015, 10:23:34 am
Guise!!!!


Apparently they update the Viking Conquest to Reforged edition.

Is fixed! Is awesome! Best way to play mount and blade, fun story, good new features, it's basically one of the best ways to play one of the best games ever made.

Buy it when it comes on sale, or now, if you are craving some deep Viking rpg
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on March 05, 2016, 08:03:45 pm
Awwwwwww **** mother****aaaaaaas

BANNERLORD STUFF!

BAAAAANNNEEEEERRRLOOOORRRRDDDDDD (https://www.reddit.com/r/mountandblade/comments/493qf7/bannerlord_discussion_megathread/)

God damn I love this ****ing series and this game is looking like it's just a prettier, deeper version of the first. Doin it right, Europe devs, doin it so right.

Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on March 06, 2016, 08:30:46 am
5/7 perfect livestream buying day 1
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Yokto on March 09, 2016, 12:14:41 pm
Been looking forward to it. The vids do not disappoint.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: eropS on October 19, 2016, 06:16:21 pm
Bannerlord store page

please god release it
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Kishmond on October 19, 2016, 08:07:53 pm
I loved the heck out of Mount & Blade. I hope the II they make it somewhat less difficult to hold your own faction.
Title: Re: Mount and Blade
Post by: Gauphastus on October 20, 2016, 09:10:42 pm
Looking forward to destroying armies with a bow and two-hander once again.
EDIT: god dang it now i wanna play warband and snipe some dudes in the head so damn satisfying
game is clunkier than hell though