studmuffin Oct 26, 2013 @ 3:39pm
Really struggling
Ok first of all these types of games are not my forte but i thought what the hell.i need some kind of help has to how the mechanics of the game work.i am mostly into action rpg's .so any help would be most welcome in explaining what you need to do to survive.thanks in advance.
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Łцсїап º¹ Oct 26, 2013 @ 8:37pm 
What part of the game are you having trouble with?
studmuffin Oct 26, 2013 @ 11:34pm 
everything lol..understanding. i,e i keep running out of rations etc.you dont seem to be able to travel 2ft without having to camp etc
Twelvefield Oct 26, 2013 @ 11:46pm 
What classes of people did you hire? You're going to need hunters to keep the food going, and two doctors. My loadout is 4 soldiers, 2 hunters, 2 docs, 1 scout, 1 scholar. Other loadouts work well, but you need hunting skill and a spare doctor in case one gets injured.
studmuffin Oct 26, 2013 @ 11:58pm 
tbh i really want to play it..but understanding the basic mechanics of the game atm is beyond me..but ty for the response m8..i will try what you say
Jonas  [developer] Oct 27, 2013 @ 3:09am 
Hmm I don't know about any real good strategy guides out there, unfortunately - that's the problem with Conquistador being a relatively unknown game. However, this YouTuber called SplatterCat did a really nice Let's Play series a while back. He's not great at the game but he plays it all right on a lower difficulty level (Normal, I think) and it should give you an idea of what it takes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsXFc4oKpKI

Do note that it was recorded before we upped the difficulty in the Mexico campaign though, so you can't quite count on that part of the series being accurate. There are other cool Let's Plays floating around the 'net, including Steelwarrior's which he always posts here when he puts out a new video, but SplatterCat's is finished, which is nice.
studmuffin Oct 27, 2013 @ 3:21am 
tyvm for the link Jonas its much appreciated.the combat reminds me of might and magic stuff but the resource stuff is very different than what i,m used to.
Tripoteur Ventripotent Oct 27, 2013 @ 8:14am 
With a few reasonably good Hunters (you can promote them once each and increase Hunting from 6 to 9 if you want to significantly increase your chances), and take the time to kill wild pigs while exploring, you should be getting more than enough rations for everyone. Just make sure you preserve extra meat when you catch a wild pig. Meat spoils, rations don't.

My only issue with rations so far has been that thieves' skill seems to scale with how many resources you have. If you have lots of rations in reserve, you'll lose absurdly high amounts of them if your security fails (which it inevitably will, no one has a 100% guard rate). I've been managing food very well and amassing fairly large reserves, so now when thieves get at my food they leave with something like 60 rations in a single theft. I've lost 65+ medicine in one go as well, on two different occasions. So it's kind of silly, but I wouldn't stock up *too* much or it'll worsen your general ration expenditure by a lot.
Łцсїап º¹ Oct 28, 2013 @ 11:57am 
Just make sure you can hunt and guard. With hunting and guarding >80% the world map should run smoothly. For battles its easiest to base your party around soldiers. Don't bother bringing hunters to battle until you rank them into vets, since they are crap without the right perks.

The game actually gets easier once you pick up more followers and max out your hunting and guarding chances. I've always found hispanolia to be the hardest.
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