Mount&Blade Warband Catch-all

Tamren wrote:

Anyone tried the Floris mod for Warband? It's been described to me as Native++, that is the native module with a crapton of upgrades.

Floris is all I play. I love it. I haven't explored shipping, but feel I have a good handle on the other parts. It penalizes some skills when wearing heavy armor. I did once conquer the whole Floris map without hiring on another lord. Then I took an arrow to the knee. I had Swadian mounted troops and mounted companions in my seige party, two handed weapons and bows for all.

I did tweak the game to allow for higher wagers in the tournaments. That was before the current rework of the tournaments, now there are placings and points involved, not just "last man standing".

Tamren wrote:

Anyone tried the Floris mod for Warband? It's been described to me as Native++, that is the native module with a crapton of upgrades.

Floris is all I play. I love it. I haven't explored shipping, but feel I have a good handle on the other parts. It penalizes some skills when wearing heavy armor. I did once conquer the whole Floris map without hiring on another lord. Then I took an arrow to the knee. I had Swadian mounted troops and mounted companions in my seige party, two handed weapons and bows for all.

I did tweak the game to allow for higher wagers in the tournaments. That was before the current rework of the tournaments, now there are placings and points involved, not just "last man standing".

Maq wrote:

For character build, what should I be focussing on? I suspect I've not been developing my companion's skills efficiently and need to reassess. I also think I've been spreading myself too thin (mostly stacking INT) and picking up skills that I'm better off leaving to my companions.

I tend to build my character for troop management and combat. So leadership skills, lots of INT to get all those combat skills. Mounted archery is a nice cheap way to mess with AI, but I've been preferring going sword and board with throwing axes as my ranged.

As for your companions, the wiki has a guide for having the most companions who get along at a time if you're not using a mod to make them all friendly. I usually guide them towards what they're already doing statwise. One medic, one with tactics/pathfinding/scouting/etc, and the rest spec'd for sword and board combat. They become really effective at high levels, sometimes taking out dozens each. There is the tradeoff of not being able to make them very effective lords though.

At this point I play Native while modding things like tournament bets, and eventually, just boosting my stats because somehow it's still fun with cheating. I should really try some mods...

I'll have to try Floris when my SRIV addicition is over. I recently started enjoying M&B again.

I haven't tried any mods yet. The only thing I've done is a small game file tweak to make cattle follow, not run. Cos herding's well boring.

Maq wrote:

I haven't tried any mods yet. The only thing I've done is a small game file tweak to make cattle follow, not run. Cos herding's well boring.

That is the best. I also like the battle not ending when you die.

So Brytenwalda is intense.

Anyone tried the Game of Thrones mod?

More specifically has anyone successfully downloaded the smegging thing? I don't know if my internet is suddenly up the spout or what.

Ooooh I may check this out tonight.

Personally I'm still waiting on L'aigle which seems to be suffering from a Duke Nukemesque development cycle.

They just added Steam Workshop support! Hell yes!

Tamren wrote:

They just added Steam Workshop support! Hell yes!

!!!

And apparently the workshop is totally broken, mod files aren't going where they are supposed to at all. Hopefully they fix that soon.

I'm not sure how the workshop is going to hold up with the bigger mods. Some of them are pushing a gig of data. Sure beats the hell out of digging through forums and nexusmods to try and find what you want, assuming they get it working.

Any recommended multiplayer mods for Warband? I don't have Napolean DLC.

Well that's a sh*tty selection.

I'm still hanging out for L'Aigle but it appears to suffer from Lone Perfectionist Waterfall Developer syndrome.