I just spent 10 minutes removing weeds from a herb garden and still failed the mission. Discuss this kino game

I just spent 10 minutes removing weeds from a herb garden and still failed the mission
Discuss this kino game

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  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >pick weeds
    >brother mumbles something about how the job was okay i guess and gives me my reward
    just crouch down and meticulously pick the weeds while not picking his herbs, Henry.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I did, just didn't realize I also have to pick all the dandelions past where the herb garden ends

      I can understand not liking this game. it's not for everyone.
      but I absolutely can NOT understand looking at the trailers and knowing what it's about, buying it, playing it, and not liking it.
      who the frick would buy this without knowing what it is?
      and if you knew what it was and played it, how could you not love it?
      admittedly it has its flaws but it's still a great experience. one of my favorite games of all time and that's WITH all of those flaws. christ, imagine if it were perfect. I'm salivating.
      I know the sequel will be just as flawed and just as great. I'm excited.

      I hope that wasn't directed at the OP, I love this fricking game

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        no it was just a post in general since I know that if this thread gets more than like 10 replies it'll attract a load of "this game sucks dick" posts
        which always confuse me

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        American spotted

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I swear I picked every fricking weed and none of his herbs but he still said something about it not being perfect and at least I got more weeds than herbs

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      That fricker can't be pleased, I did a flawless job getting rid of all the weeds while not picking a single flower he told me not to touch and he still said I only did 'okay'.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I did the same thing, made sure not to pick any herbs and even checked a second time to make sure I got all the weeds. he mumbled something about 'eh its passable, you picked more weeds than herbs'. fricker

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Same thing. I thought it was because I kept cleaning outside the garden and picked a few wormwoods and other things not specifically prohibited. But I guess he's just an butthole.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            I did the same thing, made sure not to pick any herbs and even checked a second time to make sure I got all the weeds. he mumbled something about 'eh its passable, you picked more weeds than herbs'. fricker

            That fricker can't be pleased, I did a flawless job getting rid of all the weeds while not picking a single flower he told me not to touch and he still said I only did 'okay'.

            >pick weeds
            >brother mumbles something about how the job was okay i guess and gives me my reward
            just crouch down and meticulously pick the weeds while not picking his herbs, Henry.

            I swear I picked every fricking weed and none of his herbs but he still said something about it not being perfect and at least I got more weeds than herbs

            Looked it up, there are only two states, one where you fail and get nothing, the other where you succeed and get 75 groschen. So no matter how perfect you are Black persondemus will not give you the credit. I think he just doesn't want to admit that you are a herbal genius.

            Also the same guy that needs you to collect one of every herb for an herbarium. Herbs that he sells himself.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >Looked it up, there are only two states, one where you fail and get nothing, the other where you succeed and get 75 groschen. So no matter how perfect you are Black persondemus will not give you the credit.
              That is objectively wrong, I did the quest yesterday, and he literally went "You are amazing, all the weed is gone and not a single leaf of the medicinal plants missing, I could have not done it better myself!"
              I don't remember how much he paid me, because I currently own 35k in silver, so I kinda don't pay attention to rewards themselves.
              So yeah, while there may be only two reward states maybe, there ABSOLUTELY is a explicit dialogue unique to you not getting a single plant wrong and Nicodemius explicitly acknowledging it.

              What I find far, far more annoying about this whole quest is that the fricking weeds respawn in like a day, so the next time I passed around, the garden was a mess again, and that is just frustrating, makes you feel like your work was for nothing.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Well that's fricking bullshit because I checked my inventory and I picked none of the forbidden herbs, and I definitely got all the weeds. It must have been because I kept going and picking stuff outside the garden like wormwood. Or because I weeded the comfrey bed which he didn't ask for.

                Still if the wikis right and you only get 75 groschen regardless of how good you are, then Nicodemus is a stingy frick.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Still if the wikis right and you only get 75 groschen regardless of how good you are, then Nicodemus is a stingy frick.
                They make it pretty clear that the infirmary is massively under-funded, and 75 grossen for literally 5 minutes of light labour (which is equivalent of the cost of 4 days of living like a fricking king, eating nothing but roast duck and drinking fine wine) is actually absurdly high reward. Keep in mind, night in a tavern: 2 grossen, a decent meal for a day, like 10 grossen if you are fine with lentils and shit, 25 if you want to sweet roasted duck.

                Then again the whole economy of the game is an absolute joke.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                75 groschen is actually a lot for pulling some weeds, iirc it's close to the debt you incur for medicine at the start of the game. You can stay the night at an inn for 2. Your Henry is just spoiled as frick from selling loot from all the bandits he slaughtered

                Good points but I meant more on how he doesn't give you more for a perfect job.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                75 groschen is actually a lot for pulling some weeds, iirc it's close to the debt you incur for medicine at the start of the game. You can stay the night at an inn for 2. Your Henry is just spoiled as frick from selling loot from all the bandits he slaughtered

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Your Henry is just spoiled as frick from selling loot from all the bandits he slaughtered
                You don't even need to risk your neck dealing with bandits.
                You can easily make 3k+ per one trip to the forest. Poachery is so absurdly over-valued it's fricking hilarious, and the risk of coming across a huntsman is next to zero, because they don't fricking roam, and can't even initiate dialogue unless you actively stop and wait for them to hobble to you.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >and the risk of coming across a huntsman is next to zero, because they don't fricking roam, and can't even initiate dialogue unless you actively stop and wait for them to hobble to you.
                Ironically enough I encountered one despite never poaching. I was out in the woods at night stalking a bandit camp when he came up to me and accused me of poaching. After starting combat with him he alerted the bandits to our presence, which ended up working out in my favor since it meant I didn't have to fight a 1v1. After killing and looting all the bandits, I heard him go "where could he have vanished to?" which is obviously the AI fricking up but I like to imagine he intentionally let me go and was just looking the other way after I saved his life.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >walking around the forest following one of the treasure maps
                >stumble upon a huntsman sitting in his camp
                >asks me wtf am I doing here
                >"hunting, of course!"
                >end up punching him down
                >have Mutt hunt a hare
                >I leave it as a parting gift
                You need to get inmersed to have fun moments with nothing

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Don't even need to poach. Just pick herbs. Since they are at minimum worth .01 groschen, just run a volume business and you will become rich (and SWOLE thanks to Leg Day) as frick.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Just pick herbs.
                Too much effort for too little work. Picking up a horseload of plants will take 10 times as long to get, and literally pay 1/150 as much as a horseload of meat.
                And those archery, hunting and hound master EXP, plus the vitality, str and agility boosts associated, are far more valuable and build up far quicker when you hunt.

                >Damn that sucks, so all the work you do to get the rock moving again from Talmberg quarry was for nought
                Well, they never finished the main church, but they did finish the convent itself, which is absolutely beautiful and was mostly build of that talmberg stone. In fact the convent was so beatiful that the local nobles though "damn, I want to live there!", that is why the church was never finished in the first place.

                What you see in the game is the very last stage of the massive reconstruction that started in like 1350's or so. The interior of the convent was in fact so damn beautiful they did not even try to replace it with new stuff, which would be absolutely 100% normal practice otherwise when monasteries were turned into profane purposes.

                So yeah, the church was never finished, but honestly, it wasn't going to be that grand anyway, you'll see when we'll get to explore the god damn churches in Kuttenberg later this year. Again, the most valuable and most expensive part of Sassau monastery is all hidden in the convent of the monastery and that part if just freshly finished when you visit it in KCD1.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Too much effort for too little work. Picking up a horseload of plants will take 10 times as long to get, and literally pay 1/150 as much as a horseload of meat.
                >And those archery, hunting and hound master EXP, plus the vitality, str and agility boosts associated, are far more valuable and build up far quicker when you hunt.
                Bbbut thats illegal!

                >god damn churches in Kuttenberg
                You're blaspheming!

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Get that minmaxing/meta sinner out of here.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                last played the game with all negative hardcore in 2020, didn't finish tho. Just started anew, gonna not use wikishit unless I have to, gonna be so nice.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Bbbut thats illegal!
                So is breaking into literally every single house in the entire fricking game, rummaging though every pocket of every sleeping person in every single house, and also knocking out every single wayfarer I've ever met.

                Yet the ONLY time I ever got into prison, was when that c**t custodian threw me in prison when I suggested he could maybe use the food for his planned feast to share with the sick and wounded, as that would probably impress Johanka more.

                And I'm still fricking furious about that, and the fact you can't tell him: Go and please explain your reasoning to Radzig is probably my biggest gripe with the whole game's writing.
                He even later acknowledges he can't touch me because of Radzig's protection later in the Woman's Lot.

                Anyway, he had an accident once the trial was over.

                >You're blaspheming!
                I think the words "god damn" are pretty approprite when you visit Kuttenberg churches. And that is not even mentioning the one that has literally all of it's extensive decoration being made exclusiely from human bones. But we won't probably see that one, I'm pretty sure the ossuary interior is of later date.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Anyway, he had an accident once the trial was over.
                This is the interior of Ossuary in Sedlec, which is part of the larger Kuttenberg area, and absolutely will be in the game, though again: I'm not sure, but I think the current form of the interior decor was only created after the game takes place. And yes, those are genuine.

                Again, I don't think anyone can blame me for saying "god damn" in this context.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                mainstream christianity used to be incredibly metal, lol.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, it was. Genuinely people don't realize how big the mortuary cult actually was in classical christianity. They may have not called it "morturary cult", but that is absolutely what it was. And at the time the game takes place, the by far biggest collection of sacred human body parts was in Bohemia, coincidentally.

                This shit, the Sedlec Ossuary, unfortunately, is of a later date, so we won't get to explore it in the game, at least not in this form.
                We will get to visit the shrine (it been featured prominently in game screenshots), it's just that the bone decoration mostly happened between like 1490 to 1710, so way after the game takes place.
                Here is a coat of arms of the Schwarzenberg family, that mostly financed the reconstruction.
                Made out of human bones.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, it was. Genuinely people don't realize how big the mortuary cult actually was in classical christianity. They may have not called it "morturary cult", but that is absolutely what it was. And at the time the game takes place, the by far biggest collection of sacred human body parts was in Bohemia, coincidentally.

                This shit, the Sedlec Ossuary, unfortunately, is of a later date, so we won't get to explore it in the game, at least not in this form.
                We will get to visit the shrine (it been featured prominently in game screenshots), it's just that the bone decoration mostly happened between like 1490 to 1710, so way after the game takes place.
                Here is a coat of arms of the Schwarzenberg family, that mostly financed the reconstruction.
                Made out of human bones.

                >uhh, sir? are you sure we should build a church out of bones? surely there are better building materials available.
                >see that skull over there? that's Jimmy. Jimmy also thought it was a stupid idea to build a church out of bones.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Yet the ONLY time I ever got into prison, was when that c**t custodian threw me in prison when I suggested he could maybe use the food for his planned feast to share with the sick and wounded, as that would probably impress Johanka more
                Hahahha
                Skill issue, I said the same thing and due to my gigachadliness he not only agreed to do so, he was appreciative that I was helping him nail that Johanka pusspuss. Jokes on him she's a c**t, he can have her!
                >I think the words "god damn" are pretty approprite when you visit Kuttenberg churches
                No! The words are "god bless" or "good heavens". Does the devil shit and you eat? Clean that mouth!

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Skill issue
                I think it was more of a clothing issue, because I'm pretty sure that interaction happened right after I came back from hunting some bandits he order me to take down, and I was covered head to to in guts, blood and mud, which did not help my charisma stat.

                Though it may have been speech and not a charisma check, in which case it would be a skill issue, even though I pretty much used every single opportunity and perk to max out speech before any other stat. However, I do play with numbskull, and speech is actually the one stat that is most brutally affected by that trait, to a point where I seriously suspect it's impossible to actually max it out in a single playthrough.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Clothes are a skill, rizz is a skill, if you're not keeping it clean, keeping it fresh, if the only drip you got is bandit blood splattered on your fit, then yes that is a skill issue.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Clothes are a skill
                I have default charisma of 20, the problem isn't the choice of clothes, the problem was the fact that I literally just popped into the monastery as I was coming in from the north, because I just pretty much cleared out Skalitz. I'm pretty sure the same trip also had me complete (well, "Complete" because I fricked it up royally) All the Kings Silver and search for Simon (which went reasonably well), all in one go, so yeah, I was a bit overdue for a wash and some patching.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Why the frick would you keep responding to someone using "rizz"? Either he's badly baiting, or he made a shitty joke

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Rizz is an accepted term now, old man. Besides he admitted himself he attempted to riz while his fit was not clean. Which is clear skill issue, or to use a technical term "operator error".

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                He's making a joke, and I don't mind it. It's very clearly this guy:

                Sir Henry of Rizzton.

                and this is mostly banter. I'm pretty happy to engage in a bit of silly conversation about this game, someone saying Rizz makes actually a nice change from everyone screeching at the top of their lungs about gays and Black folk, which is the usual fare for KCD threads.

                It's all in good will, just more hook for people to throw in their thoughts on the game.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I'm actually not that guy, its clear that there is more than one person using rizz. I'm not even a zoomer, alphoomer or whatever. It's just a little slang, daddyo.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                the frick is an alphoomer

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                So zoomers or gen z are now in their 20s. They are calling the latest brood of little shits "gen alpha" now.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                you kids and your fricking nu-terminology
                back in my day we had 2 generations
                the greatest generation and the cowards

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >iirc it's close to the debt you incur for medicine at the start of the game.
                It's actually more than what you owe to the bloodletter. Your debt at the beggining of the game is 60 grossen.
                75 is enough to pay for two weeks of intensive treatment, and a full evening with the prostitutes (food included, since full service at the bath restores your nutrition and energy to 100) on top of that.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Your Henry is just spoiled as frick from selling loot from all the bandits he slaughtered
                You don't even need to risk your neck dealing with bandits.
                You can easily make 3k+ per one trip to the forest. Poachery is so absurdly over-valued it's fricking hilarious, and the risk of coming across a huntsman is next to zero, because they don't fricking roam, and can't even initiate dialogue unless you actively stop and wait for them to hobble to you.

                >Still if the wikis right and you only get 75 groschen regardless of how good you are, then Nicodemus is a stingy frick.
                They make it pretty clear that the infirmary is massively under-funded, and 75 grossen for literally 5 minutes of light labour (which is equivalent of the cost of 4 days of living like a fricking king, eating nothing but roast duck and drinking fine wine) is actually absurdly high reward. Keep in mind, night in a tavern: 2 grossen, a decent meal for a day, like 10 grossen if you are fine with lentils and shit, 25 if you want to sweet roasted duck.

                Then again the whole economy of the game is an absolute joke.

                Play the game while slackermaxxing. Do an odd job to get money, then spend every day drinking, eating and playing dice until you run out of money, then do another job.

  2. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    its one of the few games that gets light levels right in the countrside at night when there is no Moon out. without a torch you cant see shit

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      This. And bringing the torch out reduces your field of vision just like real life.

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I was very disappointed by the reused female models, still a good game though

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's accurate to life though?

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I'll take the one on the left.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          I'l take the one right of her, on my cue we go up from behind and slit their throats for a silent takedown. Ready? One.....two.....THREE

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        When me and my wife see a gaggle of women like this IRL we always point them out and say "youll never find another woman like me"

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I can understand not liking this game. it's not for everyone.
    but I absolutely can NOT understand looking at the trailers and knowing what it's about, buying it, playing it, and not liking it.
    who the frick would buy this without knowing what it is?
    and if you knew what it was and played it, how could you not love it?
    admittedly it has its flaws but it's still a great experience. one of my favorite games of all time and that's WITH all of those flaws. christ, imagine if it were perfect. I'm salivating.
    I know the sequel will be just as flawed and just as great. I'm excited.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I just hope the sequel polishes the combat, I don’t think enemies should have access to the same parries as the player because it makes turtling up and waiting for an attack to parry yourself the best way to play. Enemy parries should just be a neat looking counter attack that you can then in turn parry so you get some nice back and forward. And only more elite enemies should have the ability to do it.
      I hope they don’t budge and inch on the saving potions as well, they’re an inconvenient pain in the ass and they add so much to the game. Most games i’ll only come back to towns to sell shit, buy and upgrade perhaps and that’s it. But in kingdom come the amount of save potions I had on me acted like a timer of sorts for how long I could stay out in the wild comfortably which I liked.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Already confirmed the savoir schnapps will be even easier to collect

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Already confirmed the savoir schnapps will be even easier to collect
          Confirmed saviour schnapps is still present, and they increased the amount of auto save.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I really don't have time for beggars or vagrants.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hi Henry

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      hi henry

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      BLESSINGS TO YOU, HENRY!
      Also yeah, I agree entirely with your post.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      This guy has such a comforting smile

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        They did such a great job with the reveal, as well as with communicating after the reveal (at least if you are Czech).

        Let's hope it's not another case of a publisher spending more on marketing, than on the game. I don't think I could stand Take2 killing KSP and Koch killing KCD in the same year.

        One really good thing about the people at warhorse is that they are not very professional, especially Vávra, which makes it much harder for them to bullshit. In fact Vávra is I believe physically incapable of bullshitting anyone, much to his own fricking trouble.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hi Henry

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      God be praised, henrys come to see us

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hi Henry!

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      ITS. THE. COMBAT.

      it ruins an otherwise perfect game.

      it's like buying a racing game but to steer you have to use the face buttons and bumpers at the same time.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        the combat makes you actually think about how to approach different situations. turns out you're not a fricking demigod with a legendary magic sword hopping around slicing up hundreds of tardos as once, and in a "realistic" game it's a dumb move to try and take on 5 guys in melee combat at the same time.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Except you are a demigod if you just let them charge at you and counter

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            you can only counter one at a time, while the others are slashing at your back. it's never smarter to charge in against an army than to pick them off one by one with a bow, or take a few out by horseback first. actually some of my favorite fights in that game were when some tardo bandits tried accosting me on my horse and I just rode around firing arrows at them after taking out their archer first, then running down the ones who tried to escape.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          its a pain handling one guy. im fine with not being able to handle groups or clearly tougher guys. but fighting just one guy, even when i do win, isnt fun, its annoying. like its over and im glad im done with it and can get back to playing the fun part of talking to people and exploring.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      hi Henry

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >learn to cheese and crutch your way into melee combat with the same technique over and over while convincing yourself the game is kino
    >or just headshot OHKO shitters and wade through the slavjank gameplay

    What a miserable mess of a game

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      to cheese and crutch your way into melee combat with the same technique over and over while convincing yourself the game is kino
      Well, for starters you can mod the combat to your liking, and more-or-less remove the issue entirely.
      Secondly, you can play a non-combat oriented build. There is only single mandatory fight in the game. There is even a pacifist trophy for not killing anyone outside of Runt.

      And yeah, even with the flaws, the game is absolutely kino, it's go damn brilliant title, the definition of soul and 100% worth playing, because the great stuff massively outweighs the bad or janky stuff. It's just a matter of having a bit of patience, or creativity, and not putting casual accessibility as the highest priority every single game should ever target.

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    are the timers in this game? I've been in rattey doing sidemissions and the tournament for 2 weeks now

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      There are only very few time sensitive quests, and that only happens after you start them
      So basically no you'll be fine. IIRC Reeky can die if you have the quest to find him and wait too long

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        good, I really like taking my time to full clear areas before I continue
        thanks

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >IIRC Reeky can die if you have the quest to find him and wait too long
        Wait, Reeky can LIVE?!
        I've played that part of the game like five times, I never dilly-dallied, but I always, I always just found him dying, how fricking fast do you have to be to "save" him? I assumed him being already on death's bed was 100% scripted thing.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          I think you can find him either dead or dying, sorry I didn't specify that enough

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >I think you can find him either dead or dying, sorry I didn't specify that enough
            Actually, no, according to the game's wiki you can actually find him 100% well and healthy, before the Runt's boy's arrive.
            Apparently, if that happens, you will encounter two of Runt's men walking in right as you initiate a dialogue with him, giving you an option to let them do what they want, or fight them.
            If you fight and defeat them, Runt can be either send to jail, killed, or set free.

            Alternatively (and this is the version I always got), you arrive too late and you find Reeky half-dead. He'll just be barely able to tell you where the third guy is, then you'll get the option to mercy-kill him, or let him suffer.

            Basically, being late makes the situation easier, because it means there are two less goons you have to deal with, apparently.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >Runt can be either send to jail, killed, or set free.
              You mean Reeky

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Thank you anon I'm playing the game again at the moment after years sinc emy last game. I swear finding Reeky had a fight around the cave and you could set him free, but this time I found him alone and dying.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, it's because you took too much time between activating the quest and reaching that cave. There is a surprising amount of timers like this in the game.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          I've always found Reeky alive and well, how strange.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          My Reeky lived.

          I cheated though, as it was my 2nd playthroglugh. I strategically placed my horse like 10 meters ahead of their walking path, rode up ahead of them and beat the living shit out of them bare-handed so I could watch that cool curb-stomp finisher animation.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I verified this experimentally. Reeky does indeed live if you don't dick around.
        IIRC, if you have the Level 3 Medical perk you can heal him even if they do get him.
        Ginger's quest is timed too.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >IIRC, if you have the Level 3 Medical perk you can heal him even if they do get him.
          That is frankly neat. I've been playing the game for 3 years and there is still TON'S of things I'm discovering you can do.
          Just like I only learned recently you can get rid of the two bandits looking for Ginger if you just ask Bernard for help.
          Or that finding Ginger is timed - I had no clue about that either. Just like I never managed to find Reeky in time (and though that was hard-coded), I also never managed to time-out Ginger, and assumed him being safe is hard-coded.

          Love the game for this little shit. There are times when it's infuriating (on my first run, I COMPLETELY missed the brawler circle in Sassau, and thus locked myself out of the King of Cuman's quest as well) because I had already finished Simon's quest-line, the game straight up told me "go ask Simon" (Hendry even tells Radzig "I know the local miller well, he should be able to tell me" and Radzig said "great, go ask him first then."), I did, he told me to go to the church, which I did, and that was it.
          COMPLETELY bypassing the tanner quest, the fighter circle, and the final fight club in Skalitz as a result.
          But still: for every time the game's lack of clarity in goals or conditions pisses me off, there is a 5 times where it impresses me.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Damn, so if I did all of Simon's theft quests I can't do the sasau brawl? I didn't know that, that sucks. So much stuff you can miss in this game.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Or wait, can you still do it if you DONT go to Simon despite the game telling you to? Kind of how passing the speech check in mysterious ways skips the awesome debauchery cutscene?

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >I can't do the sasau brawl?
              You CAN do it, the game just does not tell you a word about it.
              The brawler circle will spawn if you talk to either the bailiff, or the inkeeper about local issues. Even after Simon tells you about the secret meeting in the church.
              You can do all of the tanner, the brawler circle stuff, get info on the church meeting from them if you want.
              You just have to do it before going to the meeting place.
              My problem was that I didn't even consider talking to the bailif because I already had all the info I needed from Simon - instead I went to the church directly.

              You can actually complete all three possible ways to learn about the meeting simultaneously: Through Simon, through the brawler circle, and through the wounded thug in the Sassau infirmary, all at once.

              It's just that you need to activate the brawler circle before concluding the quest (e.g. praying at the altar).

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Thank you, good to know!

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I verified this experimentally. Reeky does indeed live if you don't dick around.
        IIRC, if you have the Level 3 Medical perk you can heal him even if they do get him.
        Ginger's quest is timed too.

        >IIRC, if you have the Level 3 Medical perk you can heal him even if they do get him.
        That is frankly neat. I've been playing the game for 3 years and there is still TON'S of things I'm discovering you can do.
        Just like I only learned recently you can get rid of the two bandits looking for Ginger if you just ask Bernard for help.
        Or that finding Ginger is timed - I had no clue about that either. Just like I never managed to find Reeky in time (and though that was hard-coded), I also never managed to time-out Ginger, and assumed him being safe is hard-coded.

        Love the game for this little shit. There are times when it's infuriating (on my first run, I COMPLETELY missed the brawler circle in Sassau, and thus locked myself out of the King of Cuman's quest as well) because I had already finished Simon's quest-line, the game straight up told me "go ask Simon" (Hendry even tells Radzig "I know the local miller well, he should be able to tell me" and Radzig said "great, go ask him first then."), I did, he told me to go to the church, which I did, and that was it.
        COMPLETELY bypassing the tanner quest, the fighter circle, and the final fight club in Skalitz as a result.
        But still: for every time the game's lack of clarity in goals or conditions pisses me off, there is a 5 times where it impresses me.

        Level 3 medical perk doesn't work, I just finished my first pllaythrough a couple weeks ago and I messed up and was too late because I got distracted by a side quest and I had the level 3 medical perk but I wasn't able to save Reeky because there wasn't even a dialogue choice to bandage him.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      a few missions have a timer
      the rattay tournament repeats itself
      why not make a little wager on the tournament?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >I just spent 10 minutes removing weeds from a herb garden and still failed the mission
      The hilarious thing is that this quest actually becomes exponentially harder with higher herbalism skill.
      Because if you are like me and have long since had like 12 points in herbalism, accidentally picking a single mint plant means literally evaporating the entire field into my pocket, meaning you can't make even a SINGLE mistake. Meanwhile, the bulk collection does not make getting rid of the weeds easier because they are of three different types and dispersed so that you pretty much still need to pick up each one individually.

      >are the timers in this game?
      Quite a few of them, actually, but they are only activated when a certain specific quest is activated, and most of the time, MOST of the time, it's pretty obvious or even straight up explicitly told to you that there is a rush, even told an exact time frame.

      Like when you are trying to help the executioner to sabotage the next event, he explicitly tells you he can't delay the event for more than one or two weeks.
      Or when you are trying to get help for Merhojedy, it's not explicit, but it's pretty clear that you are supposed to act in a hurry.
      Or when you are helping Johanka, and she mentions some of the patients may not last long.
      Or during the Woman's Lot, when you are told that you are expected to finish your penitent road in a week, or later when the Bishop tells you he will have the trial happen in three days - or sooner should you tell him you are ready.

      All of those are timed quests but it's really not a problem to figure out that they are timed, just from context

      Most of the timed quests are for some reason specifically located in Sassau.
      Quest directions and hidden timers are however, a bit of a sore spot of this game. They are often not handled particularly well. There is another timed quest in Sassau, the House of God, when there is a timer that really does not make sense.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >accidentally picking a single mint plant means literally evaporating the entire field into my pocket
        Oh is that why I always picked multiple plants? I just thought one nettle plant had several stalks

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Oh is that why I always picked multiple plants?
          Herbalism affects two things: 1 speed of the pick-up animation, and 2 radius in which you pick plants (of the same type) at once.
          You start by having to pick every single plant individually, but as you reach higher skill level, you can pick up literally all plants in like a 2 foot radius near instantly.
          I'm under 15 with herbalism (I know this because I carry around the IV skill book and I still can't read it), but I can literally pick up an entire forest garden at once if I position myself right into middle of the patch. Easily 40+ plants picked in one animation.

          So yeah, that is what is happening.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Very interesting. I haven't fricked around with alchemy at all so far

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >. I haven't fricked around with alchemy at all so far
              Alchemy is awesome, but hilariously broken and overpowered. And as I said, frick who ever was responsible for the page-turning animation, and the U.I. for the recipe book in general.
              But otherwise, good stuff. I wish it had even more depth, and wasn't quite as over-powered. I think actually having some potions very, very long craft times, where you like have to let it sit for 1 or 2 days would help ballancing it out a bit, and I sure think there could have been a lot more other potential steps, the recipes could have been a lot more complex.
              But it's still a very neat system and endlessly useful, again, to a point where it is OP as frick.

              I suppose it wasn't entirely fair of us to complain that forcing a boss fight on player who may have well gone for a pacifist build is bullshit: you can just "solve" that fight with a couple of potions.

              Personally, I just love all the status-effect potions and their uses. Nothing funnier like spiking a cuman's wine with Witche's brew and watch them go mental, or making sure robbing a whole house is going to be piss-easy by dropping a lullaby into their pot.
              I also don't like killing dogs, so I'm happy as frick you can use spiked baits to get rid of them without killing them. Just make sure Mutt is safely away and ordered to wait, because that fricker WILL eat the bait himself, every time, fricking moron.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I have a full plate armor and a bonking mace just by using master strike. I'm fairly sure I can beat whatever enemies the game has at this point, it's certainly not a problem cleaning out Cuman camps
                So however broken alchemy is, it hardly matters

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                You see you say that and then you get mobbed by a gang of like 10 peasants with pole arms lol

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Are those supposed to be uncounterable? Just yesterday on the road to Sassau I met bandits fighting each other and jumped in to kill them all. One of them had a polearm but I can't remember if I just bonked him or master struck him

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I believe because pole arms were never fully implemented you can do perfect blocks with or against them but you cannot master strike with them or master strike counter them with other weapons.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Ah maybe it was perfect blocks then, those are good to get a nice headshot in afterwards

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Also I may be wrong and perfect blocks are only in because of mods but aren't in vanilla. But either way master strike is out, mods or not because there are no animations for it.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >I have a full plate armor and a bonking mace just by using master strike.
                I have significantly nerfed master strike in my version of the game, but since I'm like level 18 now, have 20 strenght, 18 sword, 10+ on both axes and maces, 14 warefare and 14 defense, plus full Lipé armor: I can safely say I could take on any camp singlehandled too. In fact, in Band of Bastards, I cleared out the whole first raiding party by myself, and Kuno I LOVE how Kuno responds to you if you do that.

                I still love to clear out camps using all sorts of unorthodox ways, just for the hell of it. Especially now when combat EXP is essentially worthless to me, using underhanded techniques is actually more efficient as well as incredibly fun, as it helps me train the skills I haven't used that much, like alchemy and stealth.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Just make sure Mutt is safely away and ordered to wait, because that fricker WILL eat the bait himself, every time, fricking moron.
                Really? I feed other people's dogs treats all the time and mutt doesn't go for them. I thought he only ate stuff you gave him through the dialogue

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Really? I feed other people's dogs treats all the time and mutt doesn't go for them.
                Having spend like an hour trying to get rid of the dogs that guard that guest executioner's camp, I can safely say that yes: Mutt does go for the bait. He goes for the bait more often than the enemy dogs do.
                I also got him flee twice when I was just emptying my inventory of some rotten meat I poached and forgot to fence, the idiot ate it, and got so much obedience penalty he actually ran away.

                I love the Mutt but he can be unbelivably annoying at times.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                If you feed him enough food he'll stop eating what you drop. So maybe if you feed him a lot he won't do it. Also, I thought he was fine with rotten meat? I feed him my rotten meat all the time lol.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Also, I thought he was fine with rotten meat?
                No, rotten meat causes him damage, just like a poison, or being hit in regular combat does. It lowers his obedience. You still get a houndmaster EXP for feeding him rotten meat, and if his obedience isn't close to 0, you could easily miss that rotten meat cause obedience damage. It's only when he eats a LOT of it, or his obedience is already low, that it can cause critical "damage" and get him to run away. In my case, it was the fact that I dropped about 100 units of the stuff, but since it was physically one stack, he ate all of it at once, causing the damage to stack up as well.

                >Just make sure Mutt is safely away and ordered to wait, because that fricker WILL eat the bait himself, every time, fricking moron
                This moronic mutt also constantly gets in the way when you're fighting and runs away whimpering when hit, or gets trampled by your hors
                I hate dog companions so much it's unreal

                You can tell him to stay away via the "other" commands. I rarely have problems with him getting my my way in combat. I did hit him on accident a few times, but nothing that would be a major issue.

                The fact that he tends to run in as you are trying to pick up a plant or loot an enemy, triggering a dialogue, and the fact that he LOVES getting wedged in interior doors, are far bigger problem for me.
                Also, I think having the exact input prompt for both "drop what you are doing and come back to me", and "go and maul that innocent bystander" is not exactly great UI design either.

                I don't think I ever actually accidentally sic'ed him on anyone, but I am terrified of doing it all the time.
                I think Mutt is a good addition to the game, extremely helpful, but the interface needs to fricking change, at least initiating "dialogue" with him should be on different key than regular interaction, and the no-go zone for him needs to extend a bit outwards from the interiors, so as to prevent him standing in doorways.

                Speaking of bonks, is there even any reason to use anything besides a mace?
                >guy has helmet
                >mace destroys him in 2 hits
                >guy doesn't have helmet
                >mace destroys him in 1 hit
                Whereas with a sword you gotta hope he has no face plate

                Yeah.
                Maces and hammers have absolutely terrible range. With longsword, you can keep much greater distance from the enemy, and have a lot more maneuvering space. Frankly, the game is blatantly, BLATANTLY designed around longswords being objectively the best weapon in the game.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Range doesn't matter because the only possible combat technique is to master strike
                >b-but combos
                No, it is quite literally impossible to hit any enemy more than 3 times in a row to activate a combo. Either he does before the combo activates, or he just master strikes you

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Either he dies*

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                A combo is generally only possible after a master strike when they are staggered, and even then they can still counterstrike you sometimes. If you wear down their stamina it is possible to pull the shorter combos off after a successful clinch result. In practice this is only possible against a single opponent though.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Range doesn't matter because the only possible combat technique is to master strike
                That is very much wrong, especially if you go and just fix that problem manually.

                Range still matters because it allows you to keep greater distance from other enemies than the one you are targeting. And while master-strike is overpowered, regular attacks and feints still work well, even if you haven't nerfed masterstrike via mods.
                I fully agree that master-strike is poorly implemented by virtue of being overpowered for the player, and silly (and combo-system-negating) for the enemies, but the fact that master-strikes are most OP technique of attack, does not mean it's the ONLY VIABLE one.
                After all, the sole reason why master strike ended up so OP is because Vávra, who is by nature a very aggressive player, rarely ever used it himself, and finished the game on regular and HC mutliple times without using it, coming to the conclusion that everything is fine.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >it allows you to keep greater distance from other enemies than the one you are targeting
                That's wrong, because enemy engagement range is determined by the range of THEIR weapons. Since masterstriking is the only viable combat strategy, you have to wait to get attacked
                >multiple enemies
                Just backpedal so they charge at you, easy masterstrike every time
                >regular attacks and feints still work
                You know what, fair enough. If you intentionally force yourself to never use master strikes, you can just win with that or clinches. It's a waste of time though since master striking achieves the same result faster and with no stamina loss

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >That's wrong, because enemy engagement range is determined by the range of THEIR weapons.
                No, it's not. Given that I literally set all the parameters for the game's off-screen chivalry via a custom config file myself, I can tell this with 100%, absolute certanity.

                >Vávra, who is by nature a very aggressive player
                That theory doesn't hold water because an aggressive player would immediately realize that combos never fricking work

                >That theory doesn't hold water because an aggressive player would immediately realize that combos never fricking work
                It's not exactly a theory, it's Vávra's own explicit words.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >No, it's not
                So an enemy with a mace will hit you from 2 meters away magically if you hold a polearm? Don't be ridiculous, anon

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                You are an absolute moron.
                We are talking about the distance an enemy will keep from you in chivalry mode. Which then determines how fast he can close the gap when the chivalry grace ticks out, and with that, how fast you can react to him.

                If you have longer reach weapon, enemies will make a wider circle around you when they surround you. It's that simple.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Vávra, who is by nature a very aggressive player
                That theory doesn't hold water because an aggressive player would immediately realize that combos never fricking work

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Good to know, he eats it so happily I never thought to check his obedience. Although it might help I usually fed him stuff that was bad but not 0.

                That part about the stack is a funny mechanical issue.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Don't throw away rotten meat, aside from selling it for pennies or human dustbin, you can restore it with preserver, or just eat it and then cure your poisoning with a digestive potion if you don't have dustbin

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Who could possibly ever care about it either way? Just buy preserved meat, man. How are you having money problems in a game where you can just loot a cuman and sell his armor

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                S'not about money problems goodman, it's simply a sin to waste food.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >it's simply a sin to waste food
                Thus,
                >Just buy preserved meat, man

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I don't even need to buy preserved meat, I find enough of it around. But I also like to eat things other than beef jerky, so I use preservers to keep them fresh or save them when they go bad. If you ever left a perishable item on a dead bandit it's the same as letting it rot in your inventory. I loot all the food and eat whatever I can. HENRY? MORE LIKE HUNGRY.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Just make sure Mutt is safely away and ordered to wait, because that fricker WILL eat the bait himself, every time, fricking moron
                This moronic mutt also constantly gets in the way when you're fighting and runs away whimpering when hit, or gets trampled by your hors
                I hate dog companions so much it's unreal

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                When he latches onto an enemy, you need to go on the other side of him and attack the enemy in the back, otherwise you moronicly hit him instead. It's pretty useful as long as you keep this in mind, Tinker and Theresa slew many cumans this way with the trusty companion she bought from hustling dice with mattias' lucky die.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I did the Women's Lot DLC (just the first half apparently? I didn't do the whole Johanka thing yet, just the part where you play as Theresa after the attack) and my Theresa ended up having more kills (mostly with bows) at the time than my Henry had lel

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, true that. You can get a lot of stealth kills if you sneak around and there is one that the game serves you on a silver platter when you have to flee the house after Henry saves you. Meanwhile henry has at most killed a few shitty looters at the time he is jobbing to runt. That actually bothered me a lot about the ending to the DLC because Tinker goes out and gets himself killed by a shitty looter while you watch, by that point Tinker and I had killed a dozen Cumans and I probably would have been able to win if I wasn't trapped in a cutscene.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >by that point Tinker and I had killed a dozen Cumans and I probably would have been able to win if I wasn't trapped in a cutscene.
                Canon vs gameplay
                Realistically some mutt and a peasant girl ain't gonna stop an armed cutthroat, let alone a soldier decked in full armor

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >anon tries to attack my point with realism
                >I press Q
                >anon's point gets oneshot

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Theresa's story is mechanically COMPLETELY busted and straight up moronic. I am sure this wasn't an intention, but the number of design oversights they made, causing her to be a fricking terminator, is massive and makes the whole already flawed concept into a joke.

                As far as I'm concerned, Theresa's story is the absolute worst part of the whole game.
                On the flip side, god damn Johanka's story is absolutely, by far the best part of the game. I forgot how good it is, finished it yesterday, and god it was good. It made going back to the vanilla main story kinda feel hollow. I'm not saying that the base game story is bad, it's just that towards the end, Johanka takes such great advantage of the actual historical settings, and has such a density of choice-and-consequence sytems and so many great characters, it makes the rest of the game feel relatively weak.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                See

                > tfw can't unshake the feeling that the first part of "A Woman's Lot" is just Theresa being an unreliable narrator in order to cope with the fact that Henery couldn't save here from being raped by throwing an ineffectual punch against a warrior wearing chain mail...

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                > tfw can't unshake the feeling that the first part of "A Woman's Lot" is just Theresa being an unreliable narrator in order to cope with the fact that Henery couldn't save here from being raped by throwing an ineffectual punch against a warrior wearing chain mail...

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Henery couldn't save here from being raped by throwing an ineffectual punch against a warrior wearing chain mail...
                I didn't even try lol, the cutscene even reflected that showing my Henry just blitzing past them on a horse

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Actually, to complete the objective "save Theresa", you do not have to engage the cumans at all. It's enough to just aggro them, they will drop her and start chasing you, at which point you just sprint to the horse and ride away. You absolutely do not have to (or should not even try) actually physically engaging them.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Idk bout you but I did save her by whacking them and then running and that's exactly what happens in the theresa pov cutscene if you do that.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, I'm pretty sure the game does have two separate cutscenes based on how you completed the quest.
                However, it gets kinda busted when you consider what I just mentioned, which is that you don't have to attack them to save her, you just need to aggro them. So just getting close enough will do it.
                Despite that, since the game only considers "complete/incomplete task", it results in a discrepancy, where in my game, I never touched the cumans at all, but in the cutscene Hendry just smacks them like he has a death wish or something.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            A note on that, you will only grab the type of plant you clicked on, not all plants, which would make the herb garden task impossible

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to clear sidequests don't enter Pirkstein castle after Theresa wakes you up.

      Most sidequests will open after the battle of Pribyslavitz but 1/4 of all sidequests are available immediately.

      If you make Captain Bernard wait he'll yell at (You) and lower your reputation with Rattay guards. Hans will go hunting on his own and you'll be yelled at by Captain Bernard again if you delayed the Neuhof quest or wandered off.

      The early main quests are somewhat timed, you need to reach the Neuhof bandits before Runt's gang gets to them. You only have a breather before the battle of Pribyslavitz where Radzig doesn't care if you disappear doing sidequests.

      The plague at Merjohed is also timed I think but not as egregious as the early ones, heal them all up and do more sidequests after that.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Hans will go hunting on his own
        No fricking way. Won't that make it jarring as frick when you're best friends in the quests after that? Or do you still rescue him?

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          He'll wait for you in his camp, you still have to do the hunting duel and rescue

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          He'll teleport to the Talmberg hunting grounds and shit on you for being so late that he already hunted.

          You then proceed to the cutscene where he chases the boar and gets rekt by Coomans.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >If you make Captain Bernard wait he'll yell at (You) and lower your reputation with Rattay guards.
        How long do you have for these, tho

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        It's not as bad as you describe it, but the general advice is to just ignore sidequests and just follow the main quest until you are done with Ginger, in whatever capacity.

        From there on, you are completely free to roam and do sidequests to your hearts content. You also have a horse, Bernard is back at the training ground, and you should be having some basic experience with every mechanic and few hundred grossen for basic equipment.

        Any other timers should not bother you. There really is only one: Reeky, and that timer does not activate until you actually START the investigation in Ledecko. Once you start asking around Ledecko, you are timed, but being late does not matter anyway, one fricking thug less isn't going to be a problem, there is no active penalty for being late.

        So yeah. The most convenient/efficient way is to wake up in the mill, go straight to talmberg, straight to the guard, then sleep until sunrise, go straight to the upper castle to meet up with Hans, do the whole Hans thing, then go straight to the courtyard again (maybe make a very, very quick run to the blacksmith right next to the upper castle yard), you can still catch up to Bernard if you do, you just need to push your horse into sprint.

        You should arrive to Neuhoff with Bernard, then proceed with the quest and keep at it until the Ginger situation is resolved, and Radzig gives you new orders at the stables.

        If you are cheeky, there is a window between the tavern brawl and setting out with Hans. Hans actually appears at the courtyard at 5 AM, but he will wait until 10 AM, and Bernard will appear at the training yard at 9.
        Meaning you have one hour time to squeeze in perfect parry and master-strike training even before you go hunting with Hans.
        But you don't really NEED any combat skills until much later, so... that is just needless minmaxing. The whole neuhoff thing can be resolved without you shedding single drop of blood if you are smart.

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    i hope 2 focus more on rpg and immersion and imagine if they let us command small army instead of henry solo everyone in game

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >i hope 2 focus more on rpg and immersion and imagine if they let us command small army instead of henry solo everyone in game
      I want you to stop and think for a bit about what you just said. Because it was very, very stupid, and you need to figure out why.

      Dice is one of my fav mini game of all time
      hope they bring it back and add some dice bosses to who reward you title and cool dice

      >hope they bring it back and add some dice bosses to who reward you title and cool dice
      They confirmed that the dies are absolutely in, and promised something very, very special and "big" in relationship to the dice minigame, and Bocan looked like he's going to pee himself in excitement when he talked about it, so presumably, they have some expansion to it that they are very proud off.

      Personally, I HATE the farkle in KCD1. I get that for immersion and just logical time-management purposes, some things are deliberately slowed down, but my god playing the dice is like pulling teeth, the amount of actual fricking downtime in it is absolutely driving me insane.

      I'm a pretty patient person, I fricking enjoyed doing the penient road 100% legit, not even spriting once, but there are two things in KCD that absolutely and completely exceed my patience fund, and those are farkle, and turning pages in your fricking alchemy recipe book.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >turning pages in your fricking alchemy recipe book
        Frick this gay shit.

        Also not being able to pick more than one dose of ingredients at a time is even worse.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Also not being able to pick more than one dose of ingredients at a time is even worse.
          That never really bothered me that much, since you rarely need more than two doses of anything, and you usually have more than enough time before the boiling cycle ends to do all next-step preparation.
          The browsing through the alchemy book on the other hand... yeah, I have no excuse, frick that.

  8. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Dice is one of my fav mini game of all time
    hope they bring it back and add some dice bosses to who reward you title and cool dice

  9. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    when you parry and autoattack(riposte) back if your character stabs in the riposte animation it takes your swords stab damage into account right and if you slash it takes slash damage?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yep
      And I don't think you can pick which one you do, it depends on where the enemy attack is coming from

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I assumed it was my position of the weapon but yeah it wasn't, probably the enemy attack

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      yes, which is why I consider the raven's beak and heavy warhammer to be the best weapons in the game against armor, especially since one particular master strike is basically a one-hit kill in most cases.

  10. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of bonks, is there even any reason to use anything besides a mace?
    >guy has helmet
    >mace destroys him in 2 hits
    >guy doesn't have helmet
    >mace destroys him in 1 hit
    Whereas with a sword you gotta hope he has no face plate

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Aesthetics, mainly.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I tried going with a two handed sword because I went with a mace when I first played the game. But in the first half the game you struggle to do much to enemies with armour so I switched to using an Axe and now I've found up using a warhammer again because it just works too well

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >warhammer
        Aren't those polearms? Fricking hate that you can't take them with you

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Aren't those polearms? Fricking hate that you can't take them with you
          No, warhammers are maces.
          Also, if you want polearms, there is like 15 mods that re-integrate them into the game completely.
          they kinda suck, but it's an option.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Oh okay I thought you meant this https://kingdom-come-deliverance.fandom.com/wiki/Lucerne_hammer

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          There is a bug in PS4 , if you bring a polearm to a swordsmith and repair it, it will go to your inventory. Then you only need tp drop it and pick it up again

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            comfy

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              The whole game is absurdly comfy

              Holy shit, you might be right. This is essentially slander, the Codex is supposed to be historically accurate as opposed to the game itself.
              Do Czechs have a face-saving culture? Could someone convince them to keep Pán Racek's good name?
              [...]
              [...]
              Rolling plains south of Úžice, face Talmberk or Úžice. Thank me later.

              Go to the top of the hill with mines east of Skalize and look around. You're welcome

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                You should turn on some AA though

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous
  11. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Lowborn perk is busted
    How the frick do I still get a bonus when talking to that homie who is surely a highborn

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      your head is busted if you think random knights are highborns

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        ONLY highborns could be knights in those times moron.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          i dont think you know what a highborn is moron

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            You certainly don't.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      He's not a real knight. He's a don quijote type of character, but instead of him being crazy, his family is crazy. It's why he's trying to do knight errant things when those things are not real.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        He is a real knight though, yes his family is crazy but the whole reason they're sending him on the quest is because of their status as a knight family.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I also found lowborn OP. Like 95% of the characters you have speech checks with are peasants so I have no idea why you would even pick the opposite one

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Huh, I imagined that all the important dialogue would involve nobles and such, so I picked high-born

  12. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Johanka wants a billion bandages, where do I buy or make those? I've only ever picked them up from dead bandits
    Also is this game serious about me needing to get 100 meat? I know it's just one or two deer but damn man

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Johanka wants a billion bandages, where do I buy or make those?
      Literally everywhere, bandages are absurdly over-present, I regularly end up throwing hundreds of them every weak just to decrease my carry load.
      They are sold by most traders (and I mean traders, the specific occupation), as well as alchemists and most importantly, bathhouse owners.
      They are also the default item in common easy-locked chests. 99% of chests you'll break into will have bandages, a bludgeon, and some clothes in them.
      Every bandit also has some on them.

      But again, if you are in a hurry, bathhouse and a trader should be your first stops. Also, she needs 10.
      as for meat, 100 is nothing, it's less than a single stag, or 5 hares. Hares in particular are piss-easy to get if you have mutt, you don't even need a bow to get them.

      Be quick about resolving the man with the internal fracture though. If you don't have first aid III perk, and you have to consult the executioner in Rattay, do that first - like immediately run there, only make a stop in Rattay baths and chemists shops if you still don't have enough of those bangages.
      Because that butthole is on the shortest timer of them all, and ill die in less than 48 hours after you start that quest.
      Meanwhile, meat can wait almost infinitely.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >internal fracture
        Uh is that the dude where I just set his leg cause I had enough medicine levels?

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Uh is that the dude where I just set his leg cause I had enough medicine levels?
          Yes. As I've said, "if you don't have First aid III".
          Frankly, I losed the fricker because whole I did have the medicine skill, I though talking to the executioner would be more interesting (new dialogue options are always a good thing), but since I didn't go to him right away - rather, on the next morning and then stayed the night in ratay after, I lost him.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            The game didn't even tell me that the executioner was an option IIRC, I just talked to the guy and then set his leg

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              You have to talk to Johanka about it to get the executioner option.

  13. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Play hardcore.
    >No map pointer where I am. No fast travel. No compass.
    >Have to go from Talmberg to Ledetchko.
    >Go through a forest at night.
    >Leave path for one moment and get completely lost.
    >Have to keep riding in the dark until I find something, anything to tell me where I am.
    >Stumble around in the dark woods for a while until I manage to get out.
    >Find a house near the edge of the woods.
    >Find it on the map. I've been going the wrong way for several minutes.
    >Sigh and find the correct path again.
    This game is amazing. Maps that show you exactly where you are ruin the immersion, and games should stop using it. Its much more fun to get lost and find your way again.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      now imagine trying to navigate IRL with no map at all
      the big thing I think is missing from the game is the ability to ask for directions. being able to stop a wayfarer to ask him which way to go would improve the experience and immersion greatly.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >imagine not being able to navigate by using celestials
        I will however cede the point to navigating a forest at night being awful, though you could probably do that with enough moonlight and checking for moss and shit

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Hey if nothing else, easily getting lost in a forest is realistic as hell

          now imagine trying to navigate IRL with no map at all
          the big thing I think is missing from the game is the ability to ask for directions. being able to stop a wayfarer to ask him which way to go would improve the experience and immersion greatly.

          >being able to stop a wayfarer to ask him which way to go
          Yeah man that would be incredibly cool, they should point you to the next village or something at least

          Sneak into his house at night, smother him is sleep, and steal it from his chest.

          Or manipulate his emotions.

          >smother him is sleep
          Thanks for reminding me about the only part of this game I absolutely hated
          >break into random NPC's house at night
          >try to kill her to more easily steal her shit
          >murder animation includes her waking up and seeing me
          >I now have a bounty even though she didn't make a sound but the town magically knows it was me cause I was seen by the victim
          Only time I manually reloaded a save, frick that shit

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            into random NPC's house at night
            >>try to kill her to more easily steal her shit
            animation includes her waking up and seeing me
            >>I now have a bounty even though she didn't make a sound but the town magically knows it
            The only time this happens is if there's a guard outside, they magically know it's you even though they can't see who did it. As a serial bed smotherer (why is this even a crime they are already sleeping you're just putting them into a deeper sleep), I can confirm that even though they open their eyes unless someone else hears the knockout/stealth kill you won't get a bounty. If you wait for the guard to walk away you will be able to smother them without issue. It becomes more complicated when others are sleeping nearby, they may wake, they may not.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >being able to stop a wayfarer to ask him which way to go would improve the experience and immersion greatly.
        10000% agree. that would be amazing.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Not even just a wayfarer, people in settlements should usually know about all the paths leading out of their little village and at least the next town

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            practically though, having every npc be able to tell you which direction (n,s,e,w) the nearest town/village is and roughly how far it is in minutes could be done procedurally i think. more realistically it would only apply to certain NPCs. and traders would know about more villages, and other's would only know what direction something is and not how far because they've never been. having them know about every road in town might be a lot of work.
            god it would be great.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >not how far because they've never been
              People in Medieval villages would definitely have travelled to the nearest little hamlet regularly

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                not everyone in town. just some people. like maybe someone younger or someone's wife or something. just to give them a personality.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >not everyone in town. just some people. like maybe someone younger or someone's wife or something. just to give them a personality.
                People moved around a LOT more than you'd think. The idea of a peasant never being further than 15 miles away from his birthplace is absolutely, 100% riddiculous, dumb shit that falls under the "Dark Ages" mythology, it's about as accurate as the idea that nobody ever washed in middle ages, or that almost nobody lived above the age of 35, or that girl were being maried off regularly at the age of 12.

                People traveled at lot. Peasants as well. For markets and to visit holy sites, those were absolutely integral parts of peasant life and both involved traveling to multiple regional centers, often several times a year. Doing cycles of service was also absolutely normal.
                And that is ignoring the entire fricking existence of the mobile workforce phenomenon, which was like 20-30% of the commoner population.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I think it's a perception colored by living in a city, where "never travelling" would still mean living near tens of thousands of other people
                If peasants never travelled, a village with 15 houses would be horribly inbred within 4 generations

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >I think it's a perception colored by living in a city, where "never travelling" would still mean living near tens of thousands of other people
                It's a perception that is based on the fact that in the 19th century, there was a massive, deliberate, political program that intentionally painted middle ages as absurdly negatively as possible, to make them used as an extreme contrast to the "advancement" of the enlightenment society. That is why the myth of "dark ages" and all these stupidly negative preconceptions about middle ages were born. It's a product of radical rationalist secularism and the birth of the concept of nation. All understandable within it's context, but it's always good to know these things.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                alright. i stand corrected.

  14. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I fricking HATE the combat in this game
    >LOCKING ON
    >swing at guy
    >he blocks it and instantly fricks your face with an unblockable counter
    >two other guys pincer you
    >try to lock onto the closest guy
    >lock onto the farthest guy
    >closest guy starts fricking your face
    >try to swing in retaliation
    >get fricking countered
    >try to run
    >they run faster
    >turn back around
    >instantly lock onto the farthest guy
    >closest guy starts fricking your face
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH
    WHOEVER DESIGNED THE COMBAT IS A FRICKING DEMON I KNOW IT

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's supposed to be "realistic", ergo you're not supposed to be able to fight more than one guy at a time comfortably, ergo it's boring.
      Even single duels are pretty shit, and for a game that really really really wants you to do combos on enemies they really made fighting enemies needlessly obnoxious.
      >LOCK ON
      >Swing
      >Enemy blocks and counters (wooosh)
      >I block and counter (woosh)
      >Enemy blocks and counters (woosh)
      >I block and counter (woosh)
      >Losing stamina, backing off.
      >Enemy attacks.
      >I block and counter (woosh)
      >Enemy blocks and counters (woosh)
      >I block and counter (woosh)
      >Enemy blocks.
      >"Okay, time for my most powerful technique! A four-hit combo that relies on my enemy not countering a single strike!"
      >Swing first strike of the combo.
      >Enemy blocks and counters (woosh).
      >I take damage.
      Repeat for several minutes where you block and counter 99% of the time and take turns dealing single strikes of damage until one of you dies, and if you die you have to fight him all over again.
      And there are points in the game where you are supposed to fight TWO or MORE enemies like this!
      The only winning strategy is to have the best armor and weapons and simply out-tank them.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >he didn't learn master strikes

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >muh master strikes
          BEGONE DEMON
          The combat fricking SUCKS

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >fight enemy with much higher stats than himself
        >complains that enemys counterstrike him constantly
        You are not used to the stats matter more than your skills RPG style. Next, you will complain that swinging your sword in morrowind has an attack roll.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I recommend anyone who wants more out of this game's combat to try BCAIC because it turns something very flawed into one of the most enjoyable parts of the game.
        Masterstrikes are extremely hard to pull off for you and your opponents (require mirroring side and perfect timing), perfect parries are harder to pull off (timing) and help make the combat flow a lot smoother, and due to the difficulty for both you and the opponent of pulling those moves combos become more frequent.
        And the best part? It doesn't make the game any easier, if anything it becomes a lot more skill based while still being essentially stats based.

        ?t=334

        And if you're worried about how this would hold up for a whole playthrough, then I can vouch for it having finished two full runs with it.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Will check it out thanks

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Sounds like exactly what I want. There aren't nearly enough realistic swordplay games.

            Be sure to read the changes to combat mechanics because the ingame tutorial doesn't reflect those changes so it's wrong when it explains master strikes for example.

            And it's not just a combat mod, it changes a lot of things that you may or may not like but I myself found it very well balanced and it added just the right amount of additional immersion I needed to make every aspect of the game feel like it mattered.
            The mod is modular so what you don't want you can remove.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like exactly what I want. There aren't nearly enough realistic swordplay games.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >I recommend anyone who wants more out of this game's combat to try BCAIC because it turns something very flawed into one of the most enjoyable parts of the game.
          BCAIC has also one other more discrete advantage:
          It actually allows you to very easily edit nearly every single aspect of the game yourself. There are combat and RPG override xml files inside the BCAIC pak files, where you can tinker with almost everything just by manually editing the values.
          I used this in combination with a smal user config file in the root directory to custom-tailor the combat to my liking, and have came out rather happy with it. It was a time-consuming affair though, because it required a lot of tweaking values, loading a combat scenario save, fight the battle several times to see how things feel, exist the game, tweak the values, and so on.

          But yeah, pretty much anyone who dislikes any aspect of the combat, can just change it if they aren't lazy. Personally, I mostly re-enabled the master-strike zone condition on enemies, and decreased tolerance for player - but that made things brutally easy because the A.I. isn't that great at tracking your weapon zones (it's why the zone-condition for master-strike is disabled for A.I. by default), so I also had to tweak the tracking accuracy and just increase parry chance across the board for all enemies. Which mostly gave me what I wanted, except that it made the combat much, much more stamina-focused - the fact that enemies were much better at parrying (but rarely able to pull of a master strike) meant the best way to break through the defense was to just wear their stamina down.
          Which had long-term adverse effect. I kinda underestimated how many stamina upgrades can Hendry get over the course of the game, and late-game combat became very easy just because of how bigger advantage in stamina Hendry would have, stat-wise.

  15. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >gaming in 2024 is absolute slop minus helldivers
    >studios closing, layoffs
    >KCD2 announced out of absolutely nowhere
    >it's coming out THIS YEAR
    Jesus Christ be praised. Doing my second run now.

  16. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I hope there is another monastery-like quest.

  17. 5 days ago
    Anonymous
  18. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    hardcore mode for first time, should I? I want a hurtful, fulfilling & heartbreaking medisim

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >hardcore mode for first time, should I?
      Suprisingly enough, hardcore itself does not make the game that much harder, but it makes it a lot more immersive.
      the only really cruel thing about HC is no autosaves on quests, only schnaps or sleeping, which can be frustrating.
      Rest of the HC difficulty is less defined by the mode itself, and more by which traits specifically you pick.
      Nightmare's and Tapeworm are the two least impactful.
      Numbskull and consumption have the biggest impact.
      Hemophilia and frail bones are medium impact.
      Whatever you do, DO NOT pick the somnambulia trait. It's mostly a low-impact one, almost as tame as nightmares, and it does lead to some really funny scenarios... except there is one specific story moment, where it BREAKS THE GAME, and locks you out of some of the game's best quests.
      You can still finish the game, but damn does it sting that because of what is essentially a bug (or oversight), it completely fricks up one of the most unique (if optional) quests in the game.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        what quest gets broken by somnambulant? I'm like 25 hours in and I don't feel like restarting

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >what quest gets broken by somnambulant?
          The monastery quest. The perk does not deactivate for the time you are being locked in the quest, meaning any time you go to sleep during that quest, there is like a 25% chance you will wake up OUTSIDE the monastery. If you don't have high enough lockpick to break back in (be able to do it fast enough not to be caught and kicked out for being out of schedule), you are COMPLETELY fricked, and your only option to complete the quest is the brute-force contingency solution (e.g. activate the pyre to summon the bandits, tell them you don't have the dice, kill all of them, take the dice they have, and then correctly guess the location of the camp using your own common sense).

          There are two ways to solve this though.
          1) Léthé water. Due to another design oversight, Lethe water does not only reset all your perk points, it also removes all HC perks - permanently. Meaning it will cure somnambuly, as well as the other HC perks you have.
          2) cheat mod to activate console, and use the remove_perk command.
          You can also use both - use léthe to remove the perk for the time being, then re-activate it using the cheatmode/console.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            thanks anon, it's so nice to have an in-game console so readily available for times like this

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        > DO NOT pick the somnambulia trait
        That's the second time I've read this so I believe you

  19. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I spent like my first 30 hours in Stříbrná Skalice. Probably one of my favorite part of the game.

    > hours picking herbs to raise herbalism, strength and most importantly earning sweet sweet Groschen
    > pickpocketing that that lady and dude that walks down the south palisade path in order to increase pickpocketing
    > punching sheep and sprint jumping over those low wattle fences
    > getting my ass kicked by guards only too get healed by my mother's love and do it again the next morning.
    > sword fighting with Theresa then lying to my mom about what I did the night prior
    > throwing literal poo at the G*rman guys house then getting into a fist fight alongside my piece of shot friends even though we were clearly in the wrong (though technically we were in the right)
    > still completing the main story beats on-time enough to forge a kicker ass sword alongside my not-my-real dad.

    Basically it was a Behemian peasant teenager simulator for me.

    I went in blind, which made the ensuing events that much more painful.

    Needless to say, my Henery left Skalitz as a min-maxed god, who only gave a frick about four things...

    > getting my fricking sword back
    > killing Cuman
    > having sex with Theresa
    > killing Cuman

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      That's called "Skalitzmaxxing"

  20. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I can't believe you guys are hyped about finally getting a sequel as if it's not going to be full of revisionist diversity. It's not going to be like the first one

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      this isn’t Ubisoft bro
      the devs are absolutely based
      doompost elsewhere

  21. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    the best medieval rpg with a historical setting to date, no, skyrim or oblivion or morrowind is fantasy. not the same thing.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I know you're gonna hate this, but I liked the setting in Pentiment for the same reasons

  22. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    How the frick can Czechs effortlessly pronounce the sequence "zř" but struggle with the "nr" in "Henry"?

  23. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    How much does Pebbles suck compared to high tier horses? I feel kinda bad about replacing him but I wouldn't mind going faster.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      You'll hate yourself for not replacing him sooner.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      He really sucks. Slow as frick, no capacity. I'm a lootprostitute so I bought Trojan. If anyone knows a horse that can carry more, please tell me.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >How much does Pebbles suck compared to high tier horses?
      A LOT.
      Fully upgraded Buraq or Vana are night and day compared to lower tier horses.
      Investing into good horse and good equpment for him is absolutely the best use of extra money in the game. With military horse shoes, knightly or higher spurs, race-horse perk and half-decent riding skill, you can easily make it from sassau to ratay in under a minute, and from Skalitz to Ratay without your horse running out of stamina ONCE, all the while having extra 400 libs of cargo space at your disposal.
      Just DON'T USE THE FRICKING TACK.

      I cannot describe how frustrating it was for me to do the Thalmberg race on that piece of shit dappled grey you are supposed to use, after being used to buraq with good horseshoes.
      Thankfully, you can completely cheeze that quest in several ways.

      Good horse, good horseshoes, and good spurs are absolute must, by far the most impactful convenience features in the game. A good saddle is a godsent if you like hunting or hoarding loot.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Thankfully, you can completely cheeze that quest in several ways.
        You can gain a lot of time going offroad and jumping over the creek to get to tbe quarry checkpoint, but what really feels like some initial D shit is to stay right behind the lead horse the whole race and then win by cutting across the switchback on the final run to the start / finish point at talmberg. I swear the eurobeat kicked in when I did that.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Well, first of all - I did not know this at the time, only learned recently - you do NOT need to use the shitty dappled grey horse in the first place.
          You only need to be on him when the race starts, and when it ends.
          Meaning you can get off as soon as the race starts, insantly jump on your actual good horse, complete the race on him (with a military shoe buraq you literally cannot lose even if you follow the exact same route the A.I. takes, and even considering the time lost switching horses at the beggining and end), then once you reach the end, you jump off your real horse, climb up on the dappled grey, and the game considers that a fair victory.
          Second of all, if you cut the road following the stream south of uzice, and then cut across the hill from quary to the gate, you can actually complete the whole thing in like 40 seconds.
          Just following the stream and not going north through the woods at the first leg of the journey bought me so much time that I was meeting the second rider going from Uzitce to Merhojedy, while I was already going from quarry to the gate.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Weeee that is cheesey. Kinda ruins the whole reason for the race lorewise if you don't use the horse though.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >Kinda ruins the whole reason for the race lorewise if you don't use the horse though.
              Yeah, but on the other hand, lore-wise Neuhof should never get the contract because they clearly make shit horses.
              The dappled grey is just BAD. Objectively, stat-wise, significantly worse than any other horse in that race. It should not win at all.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                The fact that you can win with the dappled grey anyway means it's not a problem lorewise. It's not whether the horse is actually the best, it's whether you can convince Sir Divish that the horse is the best. Doing it on a different horse not breaking the quest is an oversight.

                Plus, Neuhof does actually have good horses, like Bucephalus and Buraq, or Trojan who despite being tier 1 has the max capacity. If anything this proves that Divish is right not to want to buy horses from a woman- she clearly doesn't know what she's talking about if she thinks the dappled grey is her best horse when there's better ones in her stables.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >The fact that you can win with the dappled grey anyway means it's not a problem lorewise.
                You can really only do it by cheezing the race, by exploiting the fact that the other riders take EXTREMELY inefficient routes. You win the race, sure, but you don't prove that the horse is good, you just prove that you know the terrain better (or more precisely, that the other riders are fricking MORONS). It's still not a proof that the horse is any good.

                Anyway, it does not really matter. Again - I personally only learned you can just ditch the dappled grey AFTER I finished the race, when I was browsing the game's wiki.
                I did it "legitimately", riding the dappled grey the whole time, just taking a FAR more efficient path.

                You are right that Neuhoff has good horses, actually, which makes the decision to send out the dappled grey, instead of something like the Buraq rather baffling.
                All of this is fairly trivial. For the record, I ended up sticking to Buraq even after discovering Jenda is better, just because I kinda felt some sense of loyalty to Neuhoff myself, so it's not like I disagree with your sentiment, or that I want to criticize the game's story.
                It's just a bit awkward how it's set up, that is all.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >instead of something like the Buraq rather baffling.
                Again, not really when you consider it's a woman who made that decision. Divish was right to stop buying horses from her, his reasoning that a woman doesn't know shit about horses (even if she was married to the horse guy) was correct.

                The quest is essentially you gaslighting Divish into buying the horses even though he is absolutely correct in his assessment, because you feel bad for the Neuhof farm and the widow. So it makes sense that you need to use alternate routes to win, and I think the game is aware of this as they straight up tell you it's more about knowing the lay of the land than the speed.

                So in essence the quest is to trick Divish, it's just that my personal autism can't accept an exploit where you get off the horse, do it with a different one, then get back on, all right in front of him.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Again, not really when you consider it's a woman who made that decision.
                I think the point here was probably just to make the race more challenging for the player. If you were given a horse that could easily go toe-to-toe with the rest, the race would be trivial. This way, you had to be inventive succeed, which just makes the game more fun mechanically.

                But yeah, it does leave a bit of a sour note and makes you go "maybe, maybe Divish was right", even though I doubt that was the writer's intention.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                If you have a high Horsemanship skill you can tell Divish what makes Neuhof's horses good.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                True but that would still be false about the specific horse she gives you to do the race. She should have sent Bucephalus instead, or Al-Buraq, not a no name shitty grey horse that's slightly better than Pebbles.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I see, is Al Buraq the best Neuhof horse? I want to buy one from them for rp reasons.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          I also got my horse from Neuhof for similar reasons, 1 because they needed a break after the raid and 2 because I felt responsible for causing another tragedy there by doing the old prostitute's quests, at the end of which she brutally murders her ex husband and his woman in Neuhof.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >by doing the old prostitute's quests
            Just finished this one lol. I had a feeling something was fishy when the prostitute said she just needs the key so when she didn't show up next day I just went straight to the farm and found a bunch of blood stains and chopped off balls. At least she sort of kept her word because there was 50 groshen and 1k amulet in the trunk.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Al Buraq is S+ tier.

          Personally, I roll with Warhorse Jenda (Merhojed stud farm) for meta reasons, even though he reeks, diabolically (there is no actual in-game penalties to hs stench).

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >I see, is Al Buraq the best Neuhof horse?
          Yes. Buraq is the best neuhof horse, and second best horse in the game, at least vanilla one.
          The only one that is better is Warhorse Vana (I think it's his name) from Merhojedy, but he is only slightly better, mostly in attributes that are irrrelevant anyway.
          Just don't forget to buy those horse shoes and make sure they are INSTALLED - it's not enough to move them into the tack inventory, you need to equip them.

          Also, do not ever use any other horse equipment other than shoes, saddle and bridle. Briddle is least important (it makes your horse turn sharper), horseshoes are most important (they can almost double his speed if you get good ones), saddle only defines how much carry weight you have.

          caparisons are a TRAP, and actively make your horse objectively worse. Do not use them.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >caparisons are a TRAP, and actively make your horse objectively worse. Do not use them.

            b***h Im fashionmaxxing my horse and you can't stop me.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >b***h Im fashionmaxxing my horse and you can't stop me.
              I can, that is the thing. I can stop you very easily, because even if I'm riding the same, or even worse horse than you do, I can fricking absolutely chase you down and kick you off your slow-ass astmathic donkey with ease.

              In all seriousness: You of course absolutely don't have to play for efficiency. I'm playing strictly HC, and very long haul style, so cutting down travel time is a big concern for me, personaly.

              All I wanted to say is that efficiency-wise, caparisons are genuinely a trap. They are a left-over from the originally planned horseback combat, that was eventually just entirely scrapped.
              They give your horse higher armor rate, at the expense of being a LOT slower and a LOT shorter on stamina.
              The problem is, there is no horse combat. Your horse will always be able to take one and EXACTLY ONE hit, before throwing you off, and thus not being a valid target for further attacks, so armor rare does not do anything, it's literally a meaningless value.

              You may also notice that the U.I. has actually two extra slots for horse equipment: but you can't actually find anything to put into those slots anywhere in the game.
              That is because again, horse combat and with that, horse armor was just cut from the game.
              (You can actually find extra horse armor in the game, besides the caparison. There is horse padding and horse helmet in the game, only one of each, hidden in an easter-egg location).

              Gameplay-wise, using caparisone just makes your horse objectively slower and have less stamina, for no actual benefit. That is all I'm saying. Otherwise, be as fashionable as you need, man.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I get what you're saying, just don't tell me what to put on my horse. On that note, I need to find that horse padding and helmet

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I unlocked the horse armor after building the blacksmith in Privislavize.
                Gotta love how Henry and Sir Divish are drawn in the church altar and frescos

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                So... aparently I lied to you.
                In VANILLA game, the only other horse armor was locked behind an easter egg.
                From Ashes however, did actually make the full list of planned horse armors available as one of the rewards for restoring Prybislavitz.

                If you don't have / don't want to use From Ashes, the Chanfron and criniere items are hidden in a giant bird nest that is hidden on an exceptionally hard-to-reach cliff north-east of Ledecko, the stone cliff above the river.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Ooh, that sounds cool. I do have the dlc but I'll have to find that easter egg anyway just for fun.

                I found the traffic cone but I can't ever get the chest next to it because I have a perk that prevents me from passing out drunk, which is apparently the only way to get up to the tower it's located in as there is no ladder.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                There is a unique horse helmet easter-egg "hidden" in a birds nest on a Cliffside down a ravine.

                Make sure that you are competent at terrain navigation and that your Henry is equipped to survive fall damage.

                It's almst a journey and side-challenge within itself to earn it.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Just DON'T USE THE FRICKING TACK.
        Doesn't some of it make the horse faster? Checked the KCD wiki, and
        >Henry cannot wear them, as he is a man, and not a horse.
        kek

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Doesn't some of it make the horse faster? Checked the KCD wiki, and
          I mean the actual tack, the caparison. The horse shoes are actually the most important piece of equipment for your horse, absolutely do get them, get good ones, ideally military ones as soon as you can afford them, and double check they are actually equipped. The speed boost they give is enormous.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            who sells horse gear? just neuhof? or any horse vendor?

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >who sells horse gear? just neuhof? or any horse vendor?
              Any blacksmith does (keep in mind, blacksmith =/= weapon or armor smith), and so do all stables.
              You can get the best horseshoes from the blacksmith in Rattay, he is the first house on the right if you walk from the Upper Castle towards the city center, right after the bridge.

              Caparisons, saddles and the other piece of equipment (I forgot what it is called - a "bridle" or something?) are sold exclusively in stables - either Neuhoff, or Merhojed. Don't waste too much money on a saddle though, you'll get the best saddle in the game for finishing the race quest, which is available right after you finish the neuhoff investigation.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      > How much does Pebbles suck
      It's an "all on you" thing.

      My first playthrough, I went for Best Horse. But my 2nd playthrough, I wasn't in a particular hurry so I went full-immersion (no map, compass, U.I. etc) and kept Pebbles, because it just "felt" like the right thing to do and I wasn't in a hurry like it is whe. You first try and beat a game.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >change horse after like 30 hours of Pebbles
      >buy the arab one (Al-Buraq or something)
      >gallop on a forest path
      >mind fricking blown
      Now that's pod racing!
      Rattay to Sassau in less than three minutes.

  24. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    > tfw finally completing the Pribyslavitz fresco, and realizing they portray the tribulations of St. Henry of Skalitz and Sir Divish slaying Runt in the name of Christ...

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      holy frick didn't realize it

  25. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    would you have sex with a tavern wench you will go to hell you know

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      What if you did it while partying with a priest and got your sins absolved by him after?

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        yeah i guess, and in compensation i will give a sermon in his church while drunk about jan hus

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      The alehouse maid of Uzhitz raped me.

      It took me a lot of time - and shame - to accept that what happened in the barn that night was not impulsive and passionate love-making : it was rape.

      I was so drunk I could barely move. She pulled my braies off and straddled me, her young, supple and fertile body pressing against mine, her groins burning.

      She forced me to ejaculate inside of her tight and warm vegana, not for the sole purpose of procreation, but merely fornication.

      She never asked for my consent.

      I was saving myself for my darling Theresa, but the alehouse maid of Uzhitz took this from me. She took my virginity against my will and I might never get it back.

      I tried many times to erase the memory of my rape, but I cannot. I thought that purging the lands of the savage and barbarian Cumans would help, but it did not.

      Whenever I shoot a piercing arrow in the guts of a Cuman, as he moans and thrashes in the throes of death, all I see is the alehouse maid of Uzhitz's firm yet soft breasts bouncing up and down, glistening with sweat, nipples fully erect, as she impales herself violently and repeatedly on my unconsenting phallus, moaning like a she-devil.

      Whenever I meet the eyes of a Cuman pleading for his pathetic life, as my mace crushes his skull and brains, all I see is the alehouse maid of Uzhitz's alluring look of lust and desire she gave me during the morning mass in the church, hours after she raped me, my privates still sore from her intense and wild humping, still musky with her scent.

      I went to the local priest for confession, as, for a long time, I thought that I was the sinner and that my soul needed cleansing. But Father Godwin merely laughed at me and called me a pederast and a small bundle of wood.

      So I am going back to Uzhitz tonight.
      I will go the inn to find its sleeping alehouse maid.
      The dagger, that I cannot equip, is already in my inventory.

      Jesus Christ be praised.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >The dagger, that I cannot equip, is already in my inventory.
        You can't stealth kill her. The option is greyed out. You can strangle her every night though. In fact you can rent the room, wait for her to sleep, savor her muffled screams as you bring her to the edge of death, then go up the ladder and sleep an hour. Go back down and she will be in normal sleep again, ready to be strangled more. You can repeat this an hour at a time until morning.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          He won't know that until he's there. Also, frick the whole "can't equip daggers" thing. I don't care that every sword is obviously better than a dagger, just let me swing it around like a moron if i want to. Lord knows there is way more suboptimal things in this game.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            He's been posting that copypasta for weeks! Needs an update about how he tried to kill her but couldn't bring himself to do it, like God himself stayed his hand. So now he just repeatedly strangles her every night.

            I agree 100% about the dagger. If not equippable it should have more use, like in mercy kills or if you are winning a clinch and the enemy's stamina is low enough you can stab them with it or something.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              it's merely the third time i posted it since writing it

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I feel like I've seen it more. Maybe someone else is alemaid posting too.

                Well, did you stab her yet? Ye can't, can ye? Ye got the blade but ye ain't got the stones. HHAHAHAHAHAHAH

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                He stabbed her with his pizzle.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                No, she stabbed herself with his pizzle while he was intoxicated and could not consent. Big difference.

  26. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I started playing a few days ago and went with hardcore for my first playthrough. I really enjoy all the immersive elements and the reactivity. I just did the Neuhof quest and after I started the investigation I basically put the blinders on and did the whole quest at once. When I was going back to Bernard afterward I was thinking about how he said to stay close and not wander off. I kind of chuckled because in most games what I did wouldn't matter. Lo and behold, Bernard absolutely shreds Henry for doing exactly that when you return. Great stuff.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      if you follow directly with bernard im pretty sure you get some dialogue with him as you ride there and a cutscene when you get there. but overall nothing really changes. bernard does NOT give a frick if your armor needs repairing after fighting those cumans while saving hans he will leave your ass behind

  27. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Johanka keeps calling me a sinner
    >she's so in love with Matthias that she'll change her mind about showing humility to the inquisitor
    >making her guilty of the sin of lust
    I actually liked the questline overall but man at some point I just wanted to slap the shit outta her.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Johanka is just a terrible person, overall. She's lucky she's cute.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >making her guilty of the sin of lust
      Except it's not necessarily lust what she feels towards Matthias.
      With that said, I personally opted to not even try and convince Johanka to change her defense speech. I felt like the whole point of my involvement and support of her was that I trust her. Not necessarily trust that Maria speaks to her, just that I believe she sincerely believes that she does.
      Trying to force her to speak other than honestly felt out of character for how I've been dealing with Johanka the whole time.

      I got the bitter-sweet ending for that. And I loved how the game presented it, not trying to guilt trip me or anything. God damn that questline was just so good. Everything about it was good, including the endings. Every character turned out to be interesting, every historical theme actually explored in an interesting way... I felt sorry for Johanka in the end, and kinda pissed at the bishop, but also just fricking 100% understood that he basically tried to be as kind and as fair as he could, that there was absolutely no malice on his side, just duty to a system that... honestly may have not been flawed.
      After, while it is true that it was the swordsmith's b***h that cause most of the trouble (and I slit her throat after the quest was done), Johanka really went over the line, and she did cause chaos, even if unintentionally.

      The whole story was handled exceptionally well.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Johanka keeps calling me a sinner
      didn't she frick the married monastery guy for attention and money?

  28. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Jesus Christ be praised.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      What if Henry was the second coming and we all have been left behind in hell on earth after Henresus took all the good people with him to heaven?

      The true meaning of Kingdom Come Deliveryance :((

  29. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I must be the only one that did this sidequest correctly, what am autistically amazing game

  30. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    There's weed and then there's medicinal herbs that the monk wants you to leave alone. He explicitly says this to you, you dumb croatian.

  31. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    What the hell was this c**t's problem?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Guilty conscience, very obviously. There is a saying in Czech, which literally translates to "The wounded gouse makes the most noise". I'm not sure if there is an english equivalent, I've heard "A guilty conscience is a self-accuser" and "He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it." as alleged equivalents.

      She had something she felt really guilty about, and Johanka's speech was a painful reminder of it, and like a lot of people, rather than admiting own fault, she started projecting the guilt outwards, in form of an anger towards the person who caused her the discomfort.

      Her whole schtick is "Johanka thinks she is better than us!" which basically means "I realize that I am not good enough, and I fricking HATE to realize that shit."

      She and Fabian got the dagger in my playthrough.

  32. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    From Ashes is such a great dlc, holy shit, I went and recruited Kunesh for the woodcutters and even, at a higher price, bought the food from the Rattay butcher as a good will gesture for the trouble caused by the Skalitz refugees

  33. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Sir Henry of Rizzton.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Where did you get get that vest, the DRIP

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Towards the end of the main quest there's a character wearing it, not sure if you can get it elsewhere. I think i got the pants and boots from him too.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks. Makes sense as I never saw it before.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      My GOD that is one stylish Henry.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      > "Hey look! Henry's come to fleek on us!"

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >"I know how sensitive your nobleman hands are"
        I wanna see a jester like peasant in the next game that fricks with nobles heads so hard they can't tell if he's being sincere or insulting them.

  34. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    The herb quest being so fricked really makes one wonder why dont the dev team just...fix it?
    Like, make the quest area more clear, remove random herbs that arent part of the quest, track how many herbs from the ground is either picked or not instead of some phantom herbs that herbalism level generates when picked up.

    its so fricking annoying they just dont care they make player waste 10 mins of their lives watching shitty 3rd person animation, scour the field to find some missing herb, question the quest area, and fail the quest because of a single mistake.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      The point is to test your patience and throughness, that is why there is no indicator of (you collected X out of Y plant marker), and instead leaves it up to YOU to decide if and when the job is done.
      It's actually not a poorly designed quest all, so there is nothing to "fix" there at all.
      The only problem is that it's not conventional, and arguably, inconsistent with how some (but only SOME) other quests were designed.

      This is a part of a bigger internal problem with consistency, caused by the game doing a very delicate tight-rope walk between very old school RPG logic, and a more modern approach. And it's what causes the issue described here:

      >IIRC, if you have the Level 3 Medical perk you can heal him even if they do get him.
      That is frankly neat. I've been playing the game for 3 years and there is still TON'S of things I'm discovering you can do.
      Just like I only learned recently you can get rid of the two bandits looking for Ginger if you just ask Bernard for help.
      Or that finding Ginger is timed - I had no clue about that either. Just like I never managed to find Reeky in time (and though that was hard-coded), I also never managed to time-out Ginger, and assumed him being safe is hard-coded.

      Love the game for this little shit. There are times when it's infuriating (on my first run, I COMPLETELY missed the brawler circle in Sassau, and thus locked myself out of the King of Cuman's quest as well) because I had already finished Simon's quest-line, the game straight up told me "go ask Simon" (Hendry even tells Radzig "I know the local miller well, he should be able to tell me" and Radzig said "great, go ask him first then."), I did, he told me to go to the church, which I did, and that was it.
      COMPLETELY bypassing the tanner quest, the fighter circle, and the final fight club in Skalitz as a result.
      But still: for every time the game's lack of clarity in goals or conditions pisses me off, there is a 5 times where it impresses me.

      >I can't do the sasau brawl?
      You CAN do it, the game just does not tell you a word about it.
      The brawler circle will spawn if you talk to either the bailiff, or the inkeeper about local issues. Even after Simon tells you about the secret meeting in the church.
      You can do all of the tanner, the brawler circle stuff, get info on the church meeting from them if you want.
      You just have to do it before going to the meeting place.
      My problem was that I didn't even consider talking to the bailif because I already had all the info I needed from Simon - instead I went to the church directly.

      You can actually complete all three possible ways to learn about the meeting simultaneously: Through Simon, through the brawler circle, and through the wounded thug in the Sassau infirmary, all at once.

      It's just that you need to activate the brawler circle before concluding the quest (e.g. praying at the altar).

      Sometimes, the game holds your hand in quests, and sometimes it does not. And sometimes it looks like it's holding your hand when it's not holding your hand, and that can lead to a LOT of confusion and frustration.

      The "all the kings silver", and "House of God" have the same problem too. These are quests where the game expects the player to do more than just follow clear instructions. Which would be fine, if other quests before and after, weren't meticulously holding your hand and thus giving you the impression that you don't need to be worried about important shit you need to figure out yourself.

      The game does not fully commit to an old school quest design, but it does not commit to a new school design either. Individually, most of the quests are great, but the switching of approaches can be confusing and frustrating as frick.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        The quest logic doesnt care about what the player does as in the herbs picked, it cares about the herbs generated from thin air. Its failure of coding. The designer went "yeah the player can do couple mistakes" then the game system goes "oh you picked a herb, heres 3 free mistakes, frick you load a save"

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          I have no fricking clue what the frick are you jabbering about at this point.
          A) you don't fail the quest, you just do a bad job.
          B) there are no phantom plants, what the frick are you smoking? Are you confused about the fact that your herbalism skill increases the pick-up radius here?
          Because yeah, if you have high herbalism, and you pick up the wrong plant, you will pick up multiple plants at the same time, because that is how the Herbalism skills is clearly established to work.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            High Herbalism Henry Hoovers Herbs Hugely

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            > you pick up the wrong plant, you will pick up multiple plants at the same time, because that is how the Herbalism skills is clearly established to work.
            nice quest design that doesnt account the "herbalism" skill system

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Maybe try not picking the wrong plant moron
              The game shows you the name of the plant you picking
              If you've picked so many herbs that your herbalism is leveled, you the player should be able to tell the difference

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >nice quest design that doesnt account the "herbalism" skill system
              It does. Because it also makes the quest easier, since you also collect multiple weeds at the same time, cleaning a whole segment of the garden of that one type of weed in single sweep, instead of picking the plants individually.
              Literally all you have to do is to be careful.
              Or not. It does not matter, worst case scenarior Nicodemius will be mildly annoyed with you. You giant fricking pussy.

  35. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    God Henry's mom is one fine ass babe

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >dude buy our game it's like super realistic none of that made up fantasy stuff!!
      >yeah this woman working on a farm or whatever wears makeup what of it? are you woke?

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        You know makeup like that has existed for a really long time, right?

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous
          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Don't know how i replied to the post about makeup oops.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              I bet you saw Henry's hot mom and was inspired to post some other nice looking scenery.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              I bet you saw Henry's hot mom and was inspired to post some other nice looking scenery.

              Most likely

  36. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Who is the ultimate bohemian gf?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Alemaid of Uzhitz

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I just realized that the copypasta about her doesn't really work because you can't stealth kill her, you can choke her but not stab her. Yet the copypasta says he's going back with a dagger.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's a tie between Theresa or Hans.
      Stephanie just wants Henry's help to bake a child because Lord Divish can't get it done.
      Bianca doesn't count. Sorry.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >gf
        >Hans

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think Henry is a gay but you know I'm right.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >theresa
      woman's lot ruined her
      >stephanie
      carries your child
      gives you her dad's shirt
      >bianca
      actually a b***h but has oneitis towards you

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >woman's lot ruined her
        Contrarian moron

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          theresa becomes regular plain jane into ssj4 that henry doesn't even achieve

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            While I will admit you can skallitzmax theresa into way stronger than she should really be, and even if you don't you can rack up stealth kills and archery kills and doubleteam coomans with tinker, she does not get stronger than henry. She cant even use armor or shields, she can't perfect parry or riposte. She doesn't have all the perks. Yes you can mog Henry at game start by having 20x his kill count, but Henry will eventually become far more than her.

            I will say that Skallitzmaxxed Theresa could probably beat Runt. At the second encounter when he doesn't have plot armor.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >carries your child
        Given that the real lady Stephany had two children, I wonder who is the father of the second one in-game universe.
        Also, three fun facts about real-world Hans Capon.
        1) he absolutely fricking despised Hanush, the two were never getting along (Hanush absolutely wasn't trying to raise Capon to be a "proper lord", and in fact, Hanush wasn't his ward in the first place), because real-world Hanush was always planning to steal Ratay fiefdom.
        2) In 1404, Capon's first legitimate child was born, meaning he was likely actually married in 1403.
        3) Hans Capon ended up fighting against the Hussites, not with them, which is odd because he was one of the major initiators of the original letter of condemnation of Sigismund over Hus's death.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >I wonder who is the father of the second one in-game universe.
          Kunesh.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Henry will have sex with Lady Stephanie again in KCD2 DLC

          Return to Talmberg/KCD1 map

          Divish fricks off to Prague or some shit

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Hanush was also perennially in debt and raided the royal estates for loot. Somehow he got away with it though.

          Maybe it's because he keeps holding tournaments for commoners every week and giving them 100s of groschen and arms and armor worth thousands more for winning. Plus wear and tear on the tournament gear he provides (in reality, tournament participants would provide their own tournament gear).

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Having that many suits of armor to loan every knuckledragger who can swing a stick and replacing/repairing them regularly is crazy.
            Three score groschen from a dozen contestants = 720 groschen, the reward is twenty score groschen + a piece of armor, it doesn't even turn a profit.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              It's ok. The suits and weapons? Stolen. The groschen given as reward? Stolen. Hanush is a robber knight pretending to be a good lord.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                The game could have acknowledged his being an butthole and simultaneously portrayed him as an occasionally competent eccentric, but in game everyone acts as if he'd been ruling the estate for the past three generations.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I seriously think they mixed him up with Racek Kobyla. The codex said Radzig was a robber knight later in history but I could not find any source other than the game to suggest this. I get that they took some liberty with the historical figures but this seems more like an error made while doing the research that was never caught.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Holy shit, you might be right. This is essentially slander, the Codex is supposed to be historically accurate as opposed to the game itself.
                Do Czechs have a face-saving culture? Could someone convince them to keep Pán Racek's good name?

                I'm surprised by how nice the world looks.

                For me, the standout moments were the first time I just kinda rode past a forest with fields on the other side, and then standing on a hill overlooking Sassau

                Rolling plains south of Úžice, face Talmberk or Úžice. Thank me later.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Think my save is close by there, I'll be sure to check it out then. Thanks anon.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I've seriously considered sending them an email about it for the past few weeks. I found it interesting that Radzig kind of looks like a bad guy and posted in a thread here about that part of the codex, only to be told that they were likely mixing the two up. After going and doing some limited research of my own, I agree with the theory.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >I seriously think they mixed him up with Racek Kobyla. The codex said Radzig was a robber knight later in history
                No, they absolutely did not mix them up. Radzig had his fair share of robbery accusations - prior, and after his rapid ascent to Royal Hetman and later Burgrave of Vyšehrad. Racek was a... very controversial and very adventurous figure. And you have to remember, the constant shifts of power between the two royal brothers, who would immediately declare any ally of the other one to be a traitor and a robber. Radzig was absolutely nothing but a complete thug to Sigismund and his allies, and they wrote a lot of the records.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Source on that? Specifically any non sigismund aligned source? Because I've not been able to find anything about that. Maybe it's all in czech.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Because I've not been able to find anything about that. Maybe it's all in czech.
                It's pretty much all in Czech, or in Latin. The two biggest sources on that particular history are the Chronicles of Přibjka Pulkawy, which is basically impossible to read even for modern Czech people, because the only proper transliteration we have was done by Palacký back in 1850's, when "czech" language was very different from the one we use today, and the other main source is the Chronicles of the Lipé family, which are fragmented affair, but the biggest portion of it is part of a larger chronicle of Zbraslav, which was written in latin, and I've only read small samples of it translated into Czech, handed to me by my teacher.

                I think I could dig out the transcription of the original latin Chronicle of Zbraslav, but I'm not sure if it would be of much use to you.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >but in game everyone acts as if he'd been ruling the estate for the past three generations.
                Well he has been living there for a decade, and his brother has been a good lord for two. With that said, it is weird seeing him constantly lecturing Hans and reminding him how "he will soon become lord" when we know for a fact, Hanush refused to return the land to Hendry, and the two were at court over it for until Hans was like 40, when he finally got the royal court to acknowledge his claim.

                it's a small thing that I'm sure nobody but me cares about, but to me it's jarring.
                The game also very much downplays the dissatisfaction of the Rattay townsfolk with Hanush and ESPECIALLY the near riot that broke out when he accepted Radzig in.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Sorry, I forgot to reply to your post.
                Hans died a few years after he finally got the estate right? What a waste. Hopefully he got compensated for it in isekai land.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Hans died a few years after he finally got the estate right?
                Yeah, 7 years later. By that time, he was full time busy with fighting against the hussite scum already, and probably didn't have much time or thought for his estate.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Didn't he side with them at the start of the war?

  37. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    holy kekerino? whole fricking ten minutos?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      more than 30 because you do it once you most likely fail the quest from a single mistake
      Then you go "well im not watching any more fricking herb picking animations" download a mod that makes it instant, reload the game and do the quest again

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >more than 30 because you do it once you most likely fail the quest from a single mistake
        Literally never made a mistake, again the game displays what herb you're looking at before you pick. And failing the quest just means you don't get a pittance of groschen. You don't get anything special.

  38. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >he didnt get herbalism to 17 in Skalitz
    I pretty much picked up every weed in less than a minute

  39. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    we should be allowed to bandage half dead people instead of stabbing them to full death.

  40. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    How do I fashionmaxx as the bailiff of Pribyslavitz? When I was in Sir Radzig's company I obviously wore Skalitz colors, but now I'm basically my own man.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >"House of Zoul you say?"
      >"No, no I'm afraid these colors belong to the House of Henry now"
      >"It's all a big misunderstanding you see, I KILLED 'ol man Zoul, and now I wear his colors"
      >"I can see where you'd be confused."

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Why does the Sasau armorer sell the Zoul helmet? Did Zoul order too many so he had to sell the extras? Isn't it damaging to the House of Zoul's reputation that anyone with a few thousand groschen can go around with a copy of Hagen Zoul's personal helmet?

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Do you have mods installed?

          Huh, I imagined that all the important dialogue would involve nobles and such, so I picked high-born

          Yeah who gives a frick about winning over a peasant, nobles are where it matters.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            I do, but I didn't think it should affect that. My mods are perkaholic, stay clean longer, polearm mod. Nothing about armor.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Here's what the map looks like if you zoom all the way out with the third person mod. You can see the playable boundary, as well as where it starts mirroring landscapes outside of it.

            I do, but I didn't think it should affect that. My mods are perkaholic, stay clean longer, polearm mod. Nothing about armor.

            I don't remember how but I'm 90% sure the polearm mod does it. Something to do with the vendor edits.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Gotcha, that must be it

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >pic
              VERY cool

              >Looked it up, there are only two states, one where you fail and get nothing, the other where you succeed and get 75 groschen. So no matter how perfect you are Black persondemus will not give you the credit.
              That is objectively wrong, I did the quest yesterday, and he literally went "You are amazing, all the weed is gone and not a single leaf of the medicinal plants missing, I could have not done it better myself!"
              I don't remember how much he paid me, because I currently own 35k in silver, so I kinda don't pay attention to rewards themselves.
              So yeah, while there may be only two reward states maybe, there ABSOLUTELY is a explicit dialogue unique to you not getting a single plant wrong and Nicodemius explicitly acknowledging it.

              What I find far, far more annoying about this whole quest is that the fricking weeds respawn in like a day, so the next time I passed around, the garden was a mess again, and that is just frustrating, makes you feel like your work was for nothing.

              >there ABSOLUTELY is a explicit dialogue unique to you not getting a single plant wrong and Nicodemius explicitly acknowledging it.
              This is true, I savescummed and got the dialgue on my third try

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Hundreds of years later
                >Still not done, all they did was extend the scaffolding
                Damn, Czechs are lazy

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Actually, if you are really interested in what happened: The construction was cancelled due to hussite wars, and then the whole areal was handed over the profane lords who obviously had no interest in finishing the church, and instead starter rebuilding the whole area into a luxurious personal residence.
                It only got back into hands of the Church in 17th century, for like 50 years, before it again taken over by the state who dispelled the convent entirely.

                >and the risk of coming across a huntsman is next to zero, because they don't fricking roam, and can't even initiate dialogue unless you actively stop and wait for them to hobble to you.
                Ironically enough I encountered one despite never poaching. I was out in the woods at night stalking a bandit camp when he came up to me and accused me of poaching. After starting combat with him he alerted the bandits to our presence, which ended up working out in my favor since it meant I didn't have to fight a 1v1. After killing and looting all the bandits, I heard him go "where could he have vanished to?" which is obviously the AI fricking up but I like to imagine he intentionally let me go and was just looking the other way after I saved his life.

                I poach almost nonstop and they still never managed to catch me - every time I did come across one it was one of the very rare moments when I didn't have any meat on me. Meaning I never had problem with them what so ever.
                Nowdays, of course, I'm the master hunstman so I get to make them watch while I kill dozens of wild animals and then literally toss the meat into the river because I'm only after the EXP and don't need that shit to weigh me down (and gods know I'm not going to share with any anyone either), and they have to curtsy while I'm doing that. Feels good.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Actually, if you are really interested in what happened: The construction was cancelled due to hussite wars, and then the whole areal was handed over the profane lords who obviously had no interest in finishing the church, and instead starter rebuilding the whole area into a luxurious personal residence.
                >It only got back into hands of the Church in 17th century, for like 50 years, before it again taken over by the state who dispelled the convent entirely.

                Damn that sucks, so all the work you do to get the rock moving again from Talmberg quarry was for nought, and thanks to a patch introduced bug you don't even get your money reward you used to get for doing that quest.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous
      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        It's weird how the game doesn't care about the colors you actually wear. You'd think they'd make a point of forcing you to wear appropriate colors for the big battles, but you can go into Pribyslavitz or the other battles dressed as a bandit and nothing comes of it, even though logically your allies wouldn't be able to distinguish you from their foes.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          you can pull a fallout and have a Cuman armor which will disguise you for a bit.

  41. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    The game punishing the player with obscured vision when using helmets is one of the design decisions of all time

  42. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm currently on my first hardcore mode playthrough. It's not as hard as expected.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I said it before, and I'll say it a 100 times again:
      Hardcore is actually a very misleading label, because the mode itself does not make the game really all that much harder. The changes it makes to things like combat math, healing rates or prices are barely precievable. The only major changes it makes is removing all autosaves on quest progression, and making it a lot easier to get lost due to lack of player map marker.
      The specific perks can make a lot of difference though. And remember that while 2 is minimum, you can actually activate as many of them as you want. I can see that will all the negative perks activated at once, things could genuinely get pretty hard.

      But otherwise, the mod itself is mostly just about immersion, and with the perks, they really range from "completely harmless" to "quite substantially inconvenient".

  43. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Arse'n'balls

  44. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    title screen from vavra's page: it's just like the first game.

    SOUL

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >he had to use his old 1080p monitor to be able to run the game
      i fear this is also what i will need to do

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        it will run even better than the first game, there is dlss/fsr too. the first game was fine it's just shadows and postprocessing would tank fps.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >it will run even better than the first game
          don't do this to me anon, don't give me false hopes.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            it will be better, as I said only a couple settings notably tanked fps, like shadows and postprocessing. I first played this game on a shitty laptop and now I can play at max settings, but those are the big ones.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              So you dare say that if my current setup could run the game at 45-70 fps on high/very high, I just might not have to upgrade anything for the second one?

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                dlss is a really big boost in general, so I don't see why not. 70 with no dlss is good.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >dlss
                Frick off, might as well run the game at 480p

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                You're supposed to supersample with DLSS homie. DLSS actually works better at higher resolutions, naturally it looks better too.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                It looks like shit, is the point
                Fricking moron, imagine letting devs get away with not optimizing games at all because "hurr durr we can just blur the image to frick to give you more FPS!"

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                You're supposed to supersample with DLSS homie. DLSS actually works better at higher resolutions, naturally it looks better too.

                Anyone who still shits on DLSS itself is a brainlet.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          You pass by three towns and inns a day at least. Just buy food there.
          Dried meat/mushrooms/fruit are the best in that respect, but IIRC they are low in stock everywhere.

  45. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Im only planning on playing this once. Normal run or hardcore?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hardcore. Pick the nightmare and tapeworm traits for minimum impact on the actual difficulty, and get into habit of using schnaps regularly, because no autosaves outside of sleeping.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks. I remember playing a while back and restarting the prologue once or twice after dying during the escape lol.

  46. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Mission before fighting Runt requires you to sneak into Pribyslavitz and scout the area and sabotage the enemy
    >I was overleveled and good at the game so I killed everyone at the encampment over the course of roughly 20 minutes
    >Didn't know that I literally wasn't supposed to do this
    >Game makes no mention of me killing like 40 guys
    I wish I recorded it.

  47. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >leave for a while
    >come back
    >200 more posts, all on-topic
    I love you bros

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >not saying "Jesus Christ be praised"
      Kurwa!

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      KCD threads are some of the few good ones on Ganker these days. Except for when the polposters show up, but they seem to have gotten bored a few days after the announcement for 2.

  48. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >henry is literally illiterate and any books or reading that you might do is indecipherable until you get better
    Such a kino mechanic. Felt like a callback to older RPGs that would let you make a 1 INT character and be functionally moronic.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Was it this game that had a mechanic where words were still really jumbled at a low reading level or was that something else? Sorry, been a while since I was level 0 in reading

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        This one did yeah. gay yellow text image but it was the first result. this one is a little ledgible, at lower levels its unreadable.

  49. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Friendly reminder, do not look up Pryvislaviçe on google maps

  50. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    What the frick is his problem?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      There is a war going on and Henry is being egoistical (from his point of view) with the burial and recovering the sword.
      He's being too rough, but he's correct saying that Talmberk soldiers (and Sir Robard) risked their lives to save yours AFTER disobeying your lord

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      American Soul

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >be selfish and moronic to go back to Skalitz alone
      >disobey your LORD, a no-no during those times
      >disobey another LORD, who took you in and gave his word to your LORD, almost close to heresy
      >almost get Sir Robard and his men killed because they had to travel light because Henry fricks off
      >if Henry waited and joined the refugees Theresa's actions prior will have Sir Hanush and Sir Divish sending a small army to bury all the Skalitz and Rovna dead

  51. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    How the frick do I get the damn ring from the stupid executioner reeeeeeee

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Have you tried asking him nicely?

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Tell him the miller shorted him on his weekly flour pickup and then steal it from the house.

        I'll try talking to him again in the morning I guess, I told him the miller shorted him to check the grave not knowing the ring wasn't there

        Sneak into his house at night, smother him is sleep, and steal it from his chest.

        Or manipulate his emotions.

        Whatever you do, DO NOT be violent to him, the executioner sidequest is 11/10

        >How the frick do I get the damn ring from the stupid executioner reeeeeeee
        The easiest way is to knock him out while he sleeps, but do save before, because if your stealth is low, there is a small chance he'll remember your face, which can break the A.I. which may as others pointed out, lock you out of several quite nice quests that revolve around him.

        It's certainly a lot better option than trying to pickpocket him, because pickpocketing, especially on low levels, is BROKEN AS FRICK.

        [...]
        Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
        So that makes 3 instances in which game absolutely fricking exceeds my patience.

        How the heck do I actually sneak inside with his stupid fricking dogs that always bark and wake him up
        I tried dropping dried meat on the ground when the miller told me it could be bait but he still wakes up

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Poison his dogs with poisoned meat

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >How the heck do I actually sneak inside with his stupid fricking dogs that always bark and wake him up
          The meat will calm the dog down for a few minutes. The executioner will wake up and go out to check things out, but you just have to wait. The dog will still be busy with the meat while the executioner goes back to bed and falls asleep again.
          Just be mindful that until you get a mid-game perk in lockpicking, breaking locks will ALWAYS wake up everyone in the room, so don't try to rob the chests while you are inside.

          Also, double check that your noise levels (displayed in your inventory, low-left side of the screen) is 0.

          If you want to avoid the risk of the dog re-aggroing after being distracted with the bait (that can happen, the bait will only occupy him for like 2 minutes), then you'll have to spike the bait. I'm pretty sure the doctor sells lullaby potion. Apply that to the meat before dropping it near the guard dog.
          That will actually knock the dog out safely, and he won't wake up until the morning (or unless you literally step on him).

          Similarly, dropping the same potion into the executioner's pot sometime afternoon before you rob, will make him much less likely to wake up when you rummage about.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Tell him the miller shorted him on his weekly flour pickup and then steal it from the house.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Frick why didn't I think of talking to him this sounds a lot more fun than just sneaking inside the house and stealing the ring
        Does Peshek have any unique lines if you do it?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Sneak into his house at night, smother him is sleep, and steal it from his chest.

      Or manipulate his emotions.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Whatever you do, DO NOT be violent to him, the executioner sidequest is 11/10

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >How the frick do I get the damn ring from the stupid executioner reeeeeeee
      The easiest way is to knock him out while he sleeps, but do save before, because if your stealth is low, there is a small chance he'll remember your face, which can break the A.I. which may as others pointed out, lock you out of several quite nice quests that revolve around him.

      It's certainly a lot better option than trying to pickpocket him, because pickpocketing, especially on low levels, is BROKEN AS FRICK.

      >rattay tournament
      >welcome our brave warriors!
      >*silence*

      Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
      So that makes 3 instances in which game absolutely fricking exceeds my patience.

  52. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >HENRY WHY ARE YOU ON TOP OF MY WIFE

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Sir Divish: keep saying it

  53. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    how many years of shitty game shows did we have without a teaser. 6?

    and then out of nowhere they make an old E3 tier amazing reveal.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Kingdom Kam truly is like ze good old skůl RPGeese.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Whooah the grafix for KCD2 are fkn INSANE

  54. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    ...
    ...
    (five minutes pass)
    ...
    ...
    All is prepared for the first duel!

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >rattay tournament
      >welcome our brave warriors!
      >*silence*

      .... The next bout shall provide PLENTY of entertainment!
      ... We will witness a duel with LONGSWOOOORDS!
      >instant aggro

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        It always makes me laugh when some dude who MAYBE gets a padded guard armor has to fight a dude in full plate with a fricking sword
        Too bad Henry is just average height because it would be even funnier if he was a hulking brute. I suppose high strength level kinda means my Henry is giant anyway

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Everyone gets the same armor in the tourney, and longswords/estocs are by far the best weapon for duels in full plate armor.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe in real life, but I'm not using an estoc to poke his armpit or something, I'm doing damage straight through his helm with my bonkin' stick

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Just the way Jesus Christ (praise be upon him) intended.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >best weapon
            I mean IRL, maces are OP in KCD.
            >three initialisms in a row

  55. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >rattay tournament
    >welcome our brave warriors!
    >*silence*

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      They really needed to add some cheering in that part

  56. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    reminder, father godwin is in the sequel, and this time he's in plate

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Reminder.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        seems a lot of them are secretly sons of powerful people, not just henry.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Henry's a small fish in a big pond now. I hope there's more aristocratic drama in the sequel.
          I don't know about Bohemia, but in Poland-Lithuania the aristocracy became 15% of the population at one point.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Reminder to minmaxers and Skalitzmaxxxxers that remove all your armor when talking to him so you'll not miss kino compared to just passing his speech check.

  57. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I know they said in the sequel Henry will retain a lot of his skills but I hope the new enemies make it so I get that progression from barely holding a sword to laughing at 10 cum-mans in full armor

  58. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    what's the best option for food other than pots? I used to buy dried meat cause it would last forever compared to some bread or meat.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      theres infinite supply of pots so pots

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >theres infinite supply of pots so pots
        And this, kids, is why we ALWAYS play on HC with tapeworm trait.

        Otherwise, yeah, you literally don't need to buy food. Pots will cover you. Even in the wildreness, because there is always at least ONE camp with a pot less than 15 minutes from where you stand.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Just bread and beer.
      Bread lasts 4 days and gives like 15 nourishment.
      Also human garbage bin or something allows you to eat bad food.

  59. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Can we hope for more tiddies physics in the sequel sex scenes?

  60. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    There should have been an option where Henry has his own bathhouse b***h like Adela.

    In Hardcore he gets a 50% chance of AIDS

  61. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    thanks for telling me to buy a new horse, guys
    holy frick

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Tell us, how fricking fast are you now?
      Are you speed incarnate?

  62. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    What's the rp reason for Henry to want to learn to read(I haven't started the MQ proper I'm just dicking around and wandering from village to village)

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      He is being controlled by some kind of time travelling ghost from the 21st century who is from a country with almost 100% literacy rate and considers it an important universal ability

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Henry hangs around nobles far more often than an average peasant so even though every single noble also wouldn't know how to read, it's more important for him than the regular peasant
      Plus stuff you'll learn in the story later on
      And it's also not mandatory to learn how to read

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Reminder: Henry is not a peasant. He's a Burgher.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Anon the average person doesn't know the difference

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            A burgher is a sandwhich, a peasant is a bird. Should be obvious.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >food analogy
              Americans and their obsession with food...

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                That's not an analogy.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Reminder: Henry is not a peasant. He's a Burgher.
          No, he actually isn't. You people really don't understand what these terms mean.
          Burgher is a status specifically meaning that you are an owner of a house of a town that has a special legal status, such as a royal town.

          Hendry's father once may have been a Burgher, back when he owned a shop in Prague, but he gave that status up to move to Skalitz, where he is just an ordinary peasant, legally speaking.
          Hendry himself can never attain a status of a Burgher because technically, even owning a house in Ratay (which the game does not allow you to do so) would not qualify him as such, as Rattay didn't have the right town priviledges.

          Hanush was also perennially in debt and raided the royal estates for loot. Somehow he got away with it though.

          Maybe it's because he keeps holding tournaments for commoners every week and giving them 100s of groschen and arms and armor worth thousands more for winning. Plus wear and tear on the tournament gear he provides (in reality, tournament participants would provide their own tournament gear).

          >Hanush was also perennially in debt and raided the royal estates for loot. Somehow he got away with it though.
          Yeah, Hanush was a c**t. The game massively white-washes him. I find it pretty funny that this guy is the one Vávra literally used his own face-scan for.
          For the record, in 1403, Hanush was not actually warden of Rattay, that status still belonged to his brother, Hanush was literally just leeching off his brother. It just so happened that his brother was away when the attack on Skalitze happened.
          I can't for the love of god remember the name of the actual warden of Rattay at the time, Hanush's brother, the guy who actually was entrusted with raising Hans by Ješek. It was the eldest of the high Lipé family, and he was tending to some affairs of the proper Lipé estate, while Hanush, who was a good-for-nothing butthole, promised to take over for a few months... which ended up being 2 decades.
          And yeah, Hanush had a reputation of being a regular robber baron, he was absolutely awful with money and raided royal estates to cover his debts.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Radzig and Hanush disagree with you. They correct Capon when he calls Henry a peasant in front of them.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              It's the friar, not Capon, that they correct, and also, you need to read between the lines a bit. Also, Hanush literally confirms that Hendry is a peasant - when the friar says "you can't make a squire out of a peasant", Hanush replies: "And why not? Someone made a friar out of a pig!"
              And what Radzig says, specifically, is, that he isn't a farmer. Because there was double meaning to the term peasant: a social status, and an occupation - that being, a farmer.
              When Radzig corrects the friar, he is pointing out that Hendry's occupation is not worthless to him, as a blacksmith, unlike a farmer, is actually quite of use in that moment, especially when the game later on drops the news that Rattay does not have blacksmith at the moment.
              Which by the way is all dialogue that refers to a planned feature and set of mechanics that were eventually cut from the game. The guard even lies to you when he says that Rattay does not have a blacksmith: they do, he's fine. It's just that there originally was not supposed to be one, Hendry was supposed to do blacksmithing, but Vávra (blacksmith by trade himself), was never quite satisfied with the forging and smithing minigames, and being obsessive about it, had them rather removed entirely than have them not be complex and "realistic" enough.
              they will make a full comback in KCD2, by the way, that is confirmed.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Stop saying "Hendry", frick

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        henry is not a peasant

        >jesus christ be praised
        monk
        friar
        priest

        >burgher
        blacksmith
        engineer
        merchant/trader
        innkeeper
        huntsman
        guard/soldier
        swordsmith
        armourer

        >peasant
        carpenter
        farmer
        miner
        charcoal burner
        stableboy
        butcher
        baker

        >scum of the earth
        tanner
        executioner
        bandit
        miller
        thief
        cuman
        loose women

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          That list is very, very wrong.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          He's not a blacksmith yet in the story and that's not really how it works dumbass

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically out of necessity there's a certain point in the story where not knowing how to read is just a huge detriment, in medieval times it's like unlocking a cheat code and it's important for his station.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      There's a few quests that direct you to look in a book, namely the black chronicle in the Rathaus.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >I've always dreamt of leaving this place.

      A burgher is a sandwhich, a peasant is a bird. Should be obvious.

      kek

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      The first quest you do in ushitz has writing in blood on the wall and Henry goes "Damn, I wish I could read". Canonically, this may be the point henry decides to pick it up so it helps his investigation.

  63. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why does Henry have to cough up rebuilding Pribyslavitz?

    Why can't Henry rebuild Skalitz or at least clean it up?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Why can't Henry rebuild Skalitz or at least clean it up?
      Because Skalitz is worth considerably more given all of the silver mines.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Skalitz wasn't rebuilt until years later in history.

  64. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    after all this time and I just started using horseshoes. well now I can zoom around for sidequests on this run I guess.

  65. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    BUT THE OTHERS LISTENED TO THEIR LORD

  66. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Ultimate Henry is high level Cuman bow + better piercing arrows and Ceremonial Mace + Zoul Shield

  67. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >started playing a few days ago
    >did some of the main quest then started to explore doing side quests
    >get into my first ambush and got rekt
    >learned to be wary of groups
    >bumble into guards and bandits fighting
    >manage to kill the last bandit and take as much equipment as possible
    >only kept some equipment for myself and sold the rest
    Pretty fun so far. Feel it's been years since a game made me look at a group of enemies and go "Frick that."

  68. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    After the reveal there should have been an option for Henry to go full Hans

    >I'm a noble now, imma frick b***hes
    >Don't care about you Theresa, I just wanted a roll in the hay

  69. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    the devs said rattay is like a tiny street, in kuttenberg, to give a sense of how big it is.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hopefully the engine is optimized enough to handle a VR mod

  70. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact the origin of the word burgher is just German for citizens, i.e. people who got to own property and real estate in a town

  71. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    im glad they kept the same artstyle, voice actors, and composer. it wouldn't be the same without all of those tbh.

  72. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    it appears a chicken has joined the rattay tourney...

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I would guess that with this games borked systems if you were to swing your sword at it you'd be declared national enemy #1

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Every time I do a tourney, I have another swing on the way when the enemy yields and I get scared I will be arrested every time
        Hasn't happened yet, damage is always turned off

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think they even implemented that. They probably just make the contestant invincible after he yields.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      The famous Henry of Skalitz is but a ruffled hen? Can't say I didn't expect it.

  73. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm surprised by how nice the world looks.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      For me, the standout moments were the first time I just kinda rode past a forest with fields on the other side, and then standing on a hill overlooking Sassau

  74. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    now the tournament has truly started:

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >and henry clinched the enemy and got a hit in
      >and henry clinched the enemy and got a hit in
      >and henry clinched the enemy and got a hit in
      >and henry clinched the enemy and got a hit in
      >and we got a winner, henry the clincher

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        sounds like the slowest fight in tournament history, I would have won that in 2 Q presses

  75. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I've said it before but it's amazing that this game got me so immersed, I'm regularly washing and repairing my gear even if I'm fairly sure it won't make frick-all difference mechanically
    Gotta look presentable in those conversations

  76. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Was Czechia really that important considering that Ingerlund, Froggyland, Spaghettiland and Tacoland were the dominant Yuro powers?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      How about first you think about what "that important" means in this context? Did you see any machinations by great historical people here, or just random fricks you've never heard of?
      Either way, it was an important border territory and the king got to be Emprah a few times

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not a Yuro, if it's not Ingerlund or Froggland I believe they do not matter at all.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Either way, it was an important border territory and the king got to be Emprah a few times
        Actually, it was pretty much the other way around. The emprah got the privilledge of being a king a few times.
        Seriously, the crown of HRE was literally the most worthless thing in universe for the vast majority of it's history. There was more prestige and power in being a Margrave of Moravia then there was in holding the crown of Holy Roman Empire in early 15th century.

        This is one of the things that people tend to get really, really wrong about pre-modern European history, thinking that HRE was an actual country, or a nation, that held some kind of great power, comparable to that of France or England.
        It was not. It was a political institution with zero practical power, with purely nominal authority over what in reality, was a huge SWATH of completely disparate coutries and nations that didn't really give a shit, and never identified themselves as being HRE.

        Any and all actual power and relevance of Holy Roman Empire started and ended with Charlemagne.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          But bro your Barbarossa?

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >But bro your Barbarossa?
            Freidrich Barbarossa's life-long goal was to change the absolute irrelevance of the HRE crown, and while he did really well for a while, he didn't do well enough for his success to outlive him, which is quite natural, because his goal was foolish, the actual cultural and political situation was already set up in a way that made actually re-forging HRE as it was originally intended, absolutely, 100% impossible.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Czechia was home to three very important defenestrations

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Was Czechia really that important considering that Ingerlund, Froggyland, Spaghettiland and Tacoland were the dominant Yuro powers?
      At that very specific time - when the game takes place?
      Yes.
      Historically, for most of the time, Bohemia was quite an irrelevant place. Before establishing the actual Crown of Bohemia in 1212, it was an absolute shithole. The Golden Bull of Sicily made it legally and theoretically quite important (being one of the big Electors), plus around the same time, the first big silver mines started to open. But the land was still considered a backwards shithole, mostly due to it's NOTORIOUSLY pig-headed nobles, and the fact it was actually kinda inaccessible due to the mountains that surround it.

      However - in mid 14th to mid 15th century, Bohemia temporarily became one of the most important countries in Europe. Partially due to the fact that literally about 70% of all silver on the entire old continent was actually mined in Bohemia, partially because Charles IV decided to make a major part of the Way of Santiago.

      During that time, up till the Hussite uprising, Czech Crown was literally far, far more valuable and desirable, than the crown of HRE, probably second only to the French crown.

      It was a brief period of history though. Hussite uprising ended it, and the crown never recovered. It struggled to survive until it was swallowed by the Austro-Hungarian empire, at which point it became basically a colony for another 400 years, and really only became independent and relevant during and after WW1.

  77. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    So realistically, what the hell does Henry being a bastard even mean in the grand scheme of things

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      in kcd it literally doesnt matter
      in kcd 2 it explains why he'd be let into conversations with nobles and shit

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's the reason he gets away with shit like punching capon and generally being a dick to everyone. Even Henry's "nice" fialogue options tend to have a lot of bite to them.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing until Radzing formally introduces him to Kang Wenceslas (spoiler: Sigismund will win but he'll die fast)

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >So realistically, what the hell does Henry being a bastard even mean in the grand scheme of things
      Absolutely nothing, aside from the fact that obviously, Radzig will favor him as much as he can favor a random member of his company. |Given the situation and the legal customs of that era, Henry cannot be legitimized in any way, or does he have any other formal or legal advantage. His blood relationship to Radzig cannot legally impact his standing or role.

      I doubt that they will go the dumb fairytale route of Hendry being ultimately awarded a noble status, but if they do, it will be entirely through the grace of Wenceslau himself, who I'm 100% sure we'll actually get to meet in KCD2 personally. there is a theoretical story where Hendry somehow manages to catch the King's personal attention, and that together with recommendation from Radzig, could in theory result in his elevation in status, but I frankly hope they'll avoid that path, it would be pretty fricking silly.

  78. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    So who is the new b***h on the trailer?

    Henry just did Theresa and Stephanie dirty.

  79. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I know it's a minor detail but the camera adds to the immersion a lot, you don't just see a fade to black when you sleep, but henry actually lies in bed from your perspective. Same with movement and combat. In a lot of other games you are just this static blob.

  80. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    how the frick did you manage to do that?

  81. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sad to say I got filtered hard by the first game. Didn't even leave home village, the quests were so dull. Ended up having to punch out some guy for getting tools back. Hopefully starting as a knight in part 2 will be much better.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      don't feel bad for getting walloped by Kunesh, we all did.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        i'm starting to feel like kunesh is a microcosm of this game. There are so many ways to deal with it, you can even ignore him and get the money some other way.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      play through the game. you can even run into kunesh later when you are far more powerful.

  82. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty immersive and the story has its moments, but the FRICKING COMBAT. it was an ordeal until the very end of it.

    Tweak it so 1v2 fights aren't that fricked up to deal with and you have a pretty good game in your hands. i don't even mind making saviour schnapps and some people really harped on about them.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      just backpedal

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        yeah and then you still get backstabbed.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Wait, you really don't get the concept of simply keeping all enemies in view and backpedaling in a direction that doesn't have more enemies?
          Consolegays, I swear

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >Consolegays, I swear
            i played on PC ,you utter moron.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              With a controller

  83. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    on nevewknowsbest video he commented that the combat progression felt good, because the systems were hidden or something

    I just felt like I didnt do anything different, and enemies started to die with less effort as you leveled up. Like suddenly their hits dont take 30% of your stamina compared to before.
    Its basically the worst progression system.

  84. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    the environments in this game are so comfy.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous
      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Is that standing on the hill Vranik is on, looking at Sasau?

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          was near rovna I think heading northwest, doing some sidequests on the way to skalitz

  85. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I spent 2 hours plotting to murder the city watch guy that wants to rape the nurse where they're building the church only to find out that he's an essential character.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I knock that butthole out every time I'm in sassau and steal all his expensive noble clothing. He has a new set every time I come back.

  86. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw find the combat to be ultra mega fun
    >everyone else wants it to change.
    feelsbadman.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      remember that one time you left click your mouse and the enemy parried it and hit you instead?
      Good times

  87. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    my question right now is that if they're gonna kill off Sir Radzig historically, considering that they've been quite faithful in their recreation of bohemia back in the day

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      the recreation shit is really bad for game design
      Like in the monastery quest theres the utterly meaningless abbot election and the dodex just says "oh yeah john wins and dies the same year and nevlas becomes abbott after him"
      So since thats the codex based on irl, the game cant have an actual election quest with a player determined end result payoff.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >my question right now is that if they're gonna kill off Sir Radzig historically, considering that they've been quite faithful in their recreation of bohemia back in the day
      Radzig gets chopped into pieces 12 years after the game is going to end. His real world demise, as sensational as it was, will have no impact on this particular story.

  88. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Daily reminder that Theresa guilt trips Henry into marrying her the moment she discovers he's Radzig's bastard kid.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      based Theresa strikes again

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        struck just like she struck all those cuman fricking shits

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Got a problem with that, goat fricker?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Daily reminder that Theresa guilt trips Henry into marrying her the moment she discovers he's Radzig's bastard kid.
      I'm not sure what she would gain from that, given that Henry being Radzig bastard does not give him any real tangible advantage.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Even if Henry isn't Radzig's bastard he's still a squire in Radzig's personal service.

        That's way better compared to Tobias Feyfar or settling down with some KWAB like Matthew or Fritz.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >That's way better compared to Tobias Feyfar
          I agree that being member of Radzig's company certainly has perks and benefits, though there are pretty big downsides to it as well.
          I absoluely disagree that it's better than being Master Engineer in Radzig's service. That guy is set for fricking life.

  89. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I have some recordings I have to stitch together later today. How are you guys getting parried to the point it's a detriment to your experience?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Your video perfectly demonstrates the problem
      You don't get parried by people way lower level than you, instead they just die in 3 hits so you still can't do a combo

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        You shouldn't be fighting people much stronger than you. It's an RPG.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          sometimes that just happens. like getting ambushed on the road by cumians and getting fricked immediately. or some mission that locks you in an attic with a guy who kills you a hundred times. if i cant win i should be able to eacape and it doesn't always give you that option and that's gay.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            I'll tentatively agree on the fricked up quest design, the game's design seems to assume that you will do a fair bit of leveling between quests. Overpowered random encounters are something that doesn't bother me. This is my opinion, but they allow you to feel proggression rather than get stuck in level threadmills. The other day i managed to beat the hard bandits encounter west of ledetchko that had killed me earlier in the game and that felt nice.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              >I'll tentatively agree on the fricked up quest design, the game's design seems to assume that you will do a fair bit of leveling between quests.
              I have never quite figured out how it works, but the game absolutely does some level scaling. Whenever it's based on story progression, or player level, is unclear to me, though I suspect the former over the latter. I have a theory that the game increases both the frequency, and stats of it's random encounters and ambushes with key story events - those being battle of Prybislavitz, discovery of the workshop, arrival at Vranik etc... There is however, a lot more to it, because random encounters are also locally hard-coded, certain regions will always be more dangerous than others, for an instance.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >or some mission that locks you in an attic with a guy who kills you a hundred times.
            That happens literally only once in the game, it's a crescendo that is extremely well telegraphed to the player, and yeah, they still got a ton of shit for it, because it is dumb, forcing you to fight and defeat Runt was absolutely 100% a bad call:
            But you are acting like that is something that happens regularly, while in reality, you can literally get all quest completed achievement and pacifist achievement in a single run.

            It's one isolated case, and again: it has 3 hours of buildup making it really, really fricking obvious that if you have no experience with combat, you probably should get some before you literally volunteer to lead up a siege battle.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >he didn't Headcracker Runt in a single blow
            not that you shouldn't be able to beat his ass with Master Strikes by that point in the game anyway.

  90. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Combat is bad, not because it's hard, but because it's too easy. Master strike is an "I win" button, the timing is so generous even a braindead idiot like me can get it 100% of the time.

  91. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    This game is literally just Merlin (The BBC TV show) without the magic, isn't it
    >MC is secretly far more important than people think but not that much
    >Is tasked to help wienery moronic noble he ends up caring for more
    >Has to learn how not the be a dumb gay throughout the story
    >Old white guy who has a nice cushy legal job that can't go 2 minutes without doing illegal shit being his mentor

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >>Is tasked to help wienery moronic noble he ends up caring for more
      Hans is a fairly small part of the KCD story, all things considered.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but he's also your best bud

  92. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Whats with the dice rolls these fricking guys get? Is it God's punishment for indulging in vices programmed into the game to make the player repent??

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of characters have loaded dice.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Whats with the dice rolls these fricking guys get?
      if you are playing against someone who is willing to bet more than 50 coins, you can bet your ASS he has a loaded dice or two. If you are playing against those 100 gold guys, most of their dices are loaded.

      If you think someone playes unnaturally well, rob them. They always have those dices on them. They need to have those dices physically on them to use them, if you steal them, not only will they be no longer able to cheat, but you will be able to use those cheating dices against them.

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