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The battle last night was fantastic, thanks all involved.

Was nice seeing equal-sized rosters and mid-level armour for a large portion of the battle rather than just plate. Unfortunately gear issues like bows not spawning negatively effected the defence, and many of the defenders were newer players. But it was great to see new people playing Strat, some of them already pretty strong players, and it was a good defence considering everything.

Glad to see the carebear faction is dead, hope EU doesn't quickly revert back to it's old ways and form a new one any time soon. NA still better, but if EU keeps having battles like last night I'll keep signing up.

General Off Topic / Re: Warband Singeplayer as a merchant
« on: Today at 12:07:06 AM »
It is a great way to kickstart your game though and keep weekly income higher than troop costs.

General Off Topic / Re: Warband Singeplayer as a merchant
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:26:16 PM »
Cant remember exactly who, but there are really 2 main configurations of around 7 companions you can have where noone of them hate each other. But if you get that many there will definitely be some who don't approve of burning villages, but if you don't do it all the time I dont think that's ever enough to make them leave.

Marnid has decent starting skills for a merchant, but if that's your main style and you want the best prices I'm a guessing you'll want Trade on your main character anyway. In case you didn't know, your main character gets skills higher than companions can, in brackets after each party skill you have a number like +1 which is proportional to how high your player-character has that skill. Eg. If Marnid has Trade at 6 and you have Trade at 2 your main character yields a passive bonus of +1 to Trade, so your party skill will be 6 (+1). To maximise Trade profit, I probably wouldn't waste those skills on companions and just get them with your main, can get up to 10 (+4) or something for a party skill your main character gets to max.

My companions are normally:
- Alayen (fighter)
- Firentis (fighter)
- Bunduk (fighter)
- Bahester (fighter)
- Deshavi (tracking + spotting)
- Ymira (Healer)
- Klethi (looting?)
- Jeremus? Can't remember if he fits in with this team.

The alternate comp of characters that don't hate each other is I think:
- Rolf
- Marnid
- Artimmener
- Nizar
- Matheld
- Katrin
- Lezalit
- ??

There are a couple of trade routes in Native that are lucrative, and generally if you can make most cities produce Velvet providing it would net a profit, you'll get very strong weekly income. NOTE - I wouldn't recommend looting and burning villages or doing anything to tank your relationship with any lords until after you've set up production in each city, if a lord has anything less than 0 relation with you it won't let you set up an enterprise there.

It's possible to play as just a merchant, but IMO it'll grow stale quite quickly without anything to spend your gold on. If you stay neutral only shitty bandit parties could trouble you, either you deliberately keep a weak force with you and have some intentionally close fights, or you get a strong force and nobody will ever attack you. Or you join a kingdom and basically get sucked into the usual game where enemy armies attack you on sight and try to loot any village you possess if you become a vassal (also sequester any income from any of their cities you have production in).

I hope Bannerlord gives you more to do in this area.

Faction Halls / Re: The Lemon Company [Recruiting;NA]
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:04:52 PM »
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Faction Halls / Re: The Lemon Company [Recruiting;NA]
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General Off Topic / Re: Am I racist? 2.0
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:04:53 PM »
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A very successful brainwashing campaign: in just seven years, democrats went from 48% to 84% believing immigrants are great and awesome. There's no actual event or events that accounts for such a shift in perspective (compared to, e.g., the post-9/11 drop), so this is all the result of media. Interesting to see how effective it has been.

No events? Maybe more immigrants? Dunno about the US in that period though. Maybe the same myth responsible for "every workforce must be 51% women to be more efficient". Hey, brainwashing works, maybe we should start using it for something beneficial.

As for hard work and talents? Usually it's hard work *or* talents, if you replace "hard work" with "desperation" and willingness to work for much less money.

One potential benefit if you have more applicants/candidates for every job you're more likely to have better people get the job. Low unemployment means low competition, can be a good thing for the worker if you want to reach and get a job you're not normally qualified for but they'll scrape the barrel and accept you, or be willing to pay more for the same skills. Can be bad news for the consumer if jobs are filled with people who are dumb, lazy or both.

Diplomacy / Re: The State of Veluca
« on: July 19, 2018, 01:52:12 PM »
Innocent question, does this deal preclude us from donning silly hats and waging TOTAL WAR against Acre in sites that are not Veluca?

Please welcome Beleg and Thorvic as your new EU internet babysitters!


General Discussion / Re: Official I Like Animals Event
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:50:45 PM »
Ooga booga

plz no ban

General Off Topic / Re: Am I racist? 2.0
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:04:57 PM »

Maybe unrestrained immigration isn't such a bad thing, after all.

Look what centuries of Jesus-worship protected us from...

But thank goodness we're no longer oppressed and forced to conform eh?

I'm pushing a petition "Atheists in favour of bringing a return to strict authoritarian Christian Church rule", to save us from all of the social issues that our post-religious societies were too feeble to defeat. Care to sign?

But not so many in strength that you actually bypass the hidden limit for strength and accidentally play a strength punching build with 0 ps for half a year  :lol:

That was PS, my punches were fine but I did spend 2 years using a GLB with 0 PS without realising.

If Strength does have a limit we haven't hit it yet!

General Discussion / Re: To my dear british friends!
« on: July 17, 2018, 02:05:39 PM »

heskey kill urself and open a new character but this time give less stat points to autism and give all ur stats to Strength.

Fixed it for you scrubs


I meant what I said, my beef is people increasingly using the term "equal opportunity" when what they're talking about is clearly equal outcome. I used quotations to convey sass.

It's the most pointless thing in the world unless you care so much that you actually use your power in the real world to further your ideals.

Agreed. That's why I struggle to understand firebrands who shout (online) about apocalyptic threats to society or ways of life, or their physical person and how nobody is doing anything and therefore everything is doomed. Surely if they believe even half of what they're saying they'd take some form of action.

I think Torben has a point and I assume people use the forum to say things they wished they could say IRL, or as an outlet for arguments they don't get an opportunity to have IRL. Why would anyone come here to this particular forum to push a position that they have a meaningful interaction with in the real world?

Exception I can see would be if you care about something but your ideal is already the dominant one, since there'd be no value in you getting out in the real world actively furthering that ideal (let the social warriors and doomsayers do that). You can still care about the issue, but there's really no burden on you to push it further since you aren't clamouring for the world to be changed around you.

Ofcourse im invested in this left/right political discussion. It has turned into one of the biggest rifts between Westerners to date and its growing rapidly. Each year both sides seem to radicalize larger and larger masses to their cause. Personally I think its too late to stop it now. This is going to end in wars.

Honest question, is it really growing worse now than ever before? Or are people just angrier on the internet? There are physical rallies, even sometimes violent ones, but are they really worse now than before?

All we need is some good old-fashioned brainwashing in each country in the West and we'll be good again. Either some good old-fashioned Jesus, or trick every country into believing they've won the World Cup and repeat that every couple of years.

Interesting question good sir.

Just last night me and me mates were drinking tea and discussing the bullshittery of how "equal opportunity" is used these days (we must hire 50% women and x% of every background regardless of merit, etc). I'm fairly outspoken about stuff like this, it has the potential to impact me + future kids (and more importantly it triggers me cos that's not what the words mean!!!) and I believe it's not a lost cause it's a growing view that can still be challenged and pushed back, so I see it as worthwhile to 'care' and make an effort.

"leftist" and "rightist" and other such delicious internet words don't really appear during IRL discussions, not really useful. If it impacts me or people I know or has the potential to then I 'care', and if I believe there's anything small I can do i'll generally try, even if it's talking about it sanely to the people around me (prefer it to the throthing-at-the-mouth approach). But that's all IRL.

On the internet it's never really about the subject (politics, history, whatever), every discussion will end the same way and we know it, it's just sparring for the joy of it. Anyone wants to trigger me easily, just pick a thread at random, pick an argument at random and just start misquoting things, contradicting yourself, abusing innocent data and you're guaranteed to summon me if i'm reading the forum.

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