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The Vinland Mechanic of losing your gear when you travel there, only to have to build it up, then when you travel back it's gone, really sucks.
It's a slap in the face to all the hours of character/gear building you spent before going to Vinland.
I would understand if at some point I could get my regular gear while in Vinland, but not immediately, but the fact it's gated the entire time makes me not want to even bother.
Sad to see such a cool concept be such a waste.
So I noticed a glitch that occurs where Bjorn the Berserker becomes unequipped from my Longship Crew on certain occassions, forcing me to travel back to Ravensthorpe to get him back.
This does not occur on loadscreens as far as I can tell,I believe it occurs whenever a quest is completed, or when the world's environment changes.
Occurs when I reload into the game from the title screen.
Would appreciate him just staying on the crew lol.
Maybe, I feel like this game doesn't do that though.
I can definitely feel that some of the people behind the game have that mindset without a shadow of a doubt, however, this game is definitely far more non-political than their previous titles.
Give them credit where credit is due please, because if we don't, they'll just double down on what they think is right.
On the action wheel, the player can start a raid by sounding the horn.
Whenever a raid isn't present however, I feel the player should be able to call his/her crew for support by sounding the horn, assuming they are close enough to the longship.
Also, during Longship ambushes, the player's crew should hop out of the longship to fight, rather than all of them staying in there shooting arrows, leaving only Eivor to fight.
Add NPC Longships to the game that go up and down the river, raiding other settlements and occasionally the players if they are at the settlement and not active in a quest.
If NPC longships are added, make sure they aren't too common, so encountering one is a cool and unique experience.
In Odyssey, there were so many ships all over the place, it became a monotonous experience when fighting NPC ships, so by having Longship encounters be a rare, yet memorable experience, it would greatly add to the game's Viking atmosphere.
Some of these Longships could also be friendly, showing them travel to and from Ravensthorpe.
Would be interesting to see, feels out of place being the only Longship on the rivers.
How does it break your immersion that a Viking is doing Viking things?
Do you expect the Vikings to go and have tea with the people at the monasteries and ask them to give the Vikings their stuff?
Also Honor for Vikings was different than Honor to us.
It was in fact honorable to slaughter a monastery full of innocent men, for battle, was the greatest honor.
What was dishonorable to the Vikings, was not participating in the raids, I.E. slaughter.
They didn't slaughter women though, they would just capture them and make them concubines.
Children were usually captured as slaves or adopted if they were young enough.
Women were fair game to do what you described, but Vikings weren't allowed to just murder them (unless they were fighting back with a weapon), because women were valuable, sometimes more valuable than the silver they raided for.
Same with children.
The only exception to this is if the woman was pregnant, then they'd just kill them.
Basically whats going on there is that there's a glitch where female warriors have male voices, and some male warriors have female voices.
Also, most of the females don't have any cleavage, so that doesn't help there case.
In any case, female warriors for Saxons is incredibly inaccurate, except in the case of the Order members, because that is already fiction so who's to say what the Order's view on women is?
Shieldmaidens are historically accurate, and albeit, there weren't as many as what Ubisoft depicts.
Most women were treated like property in Viking culture, unless they were a Shieldmaiden, then they were equal to men for the most part.
The title of Shieldmaiden had to be earned in blood of someone else, it was never granted.
Any women fighting in combat is in Viking Culture is going to be a Shieldmaiden, more often than not.
Randvi is a shieldmaiden for example, she wouldn't be in charge of the map table otherwise.
Ubisoft I noticed tends to make the female warriors look more manly, which is also probably accurate.
If you can get past the bugs, the game is great.
Most of them are visual so they don't bother me too much, the ones that aren't just visual obviously are more of an issue, but those are few and far between.
I'd say the game needed another 3-6 months to be finished, however with the current lockdowns, developing games isn't so easy.
Usually I'd be more upset about the bugs, but it is what it is.
Cyberpunk 2077 keeps delaying for the same reason, only difference is they have more money to keep delaying the deadline, whereas Ubisoft probably didn't have a choice.
Could be cause of stockholders too.
Personally I'm lovin' the game, and the bugs just remind me of playing games in the 90s.
Sounds like a glitch to be fair, because the crew isn't supposed to go back to the longship until all the treasures that need assistance in opening, are opened.
In any case, we should have the ability to recall our crew out in such an event.
Due to the open-world nature of the game, there needs to be more ways to correct glitches ourselves, and this would be a good start.
I hated Odyssey man, mainly because as soon as I got a decent piece of gear, it was outdated.
I wouldn't mind more variety of loot, if they kept the mechanics the same as what they are now.
Constantly having to change out gear is annoying, but a steady stream of potential upgrades is nice.
It's not coming from a woke perspective.
They don't allow you to kill Monks in the Canterbury Cathedral either.
It's about avoiding public backlash (parents) cause they aren't as brave as Rockstar when it comes to the content of their games, and Rockstar has always had public backlash over their games.
They didn't dedicate their lives to fighting, it was about status.
And one of the main reasons raiding parties liked to include female warriors is for the same reason the Israeli military uses hot women for recruitment, it inspires people to join.
Kind of off topic here from the OPs main point though.