well so far in hard core, im about 30 hours in and i just finished finding out about limpy lubash. ive gotten lost about 7 times in the woods lol and combat seems a lot harder as well. its what i always wanted. since im not a god in kcd anymore one of the first things that happened to me when i got to rattay was 10 days in jail. apparently it was because i raped, killed, and pillaged everyone i could in skalitz before shit hit the fan. well to my surprise that didnt go away , it followed me to rattay where i was caught and jailed… that never happened to me before. i looted skalitz in everyone of my play throughs to get a great start.
when run started, i died to the very first cuman i seen and had to do about 3 hours over again… first time i got a lesson in NO AUTO SAVE after finishing quests… that sucked. so then run started and it took me about 6 hours to kill every cuman i seen before fleeing to talmberg lol, it was hard as fuck lol . in non hardcore that takes me about a half hour to 45 mins lol.
then after i got of jail, i got knocked the fuck out by paschek’s debt collectors after they woke me up in the middle of sleeping. i beat the game 3 and a half times (lost interest on 4th non hardcore play through) before hardcore ever came out. so technically this hardcore run is my 5th time fighting the debt collectors and never have i lost a fight with these guys trying to 2 v 1 me…now ill show u some pictures of how that fight in hardcore went for me
ALSO heres my new “just starting out look” i really like it and i may use it for as long as i can. once enemies are in full plate and more OP then me, ill most likely switch to full plate armor
i did make 2 small changes u can barely see in the pics. i changed the helm and the arms. the arms are rivited vambraces they look the same as the 1st picture accept they dont have the metal shoulder guards (sry i dont know what they are called, pauldrons maybe) well the metal on the shoulders kept clipping through the leather shoulder pads. so i had to fix that. if you want a full list of what i have on, just let me know and ill post a pic of the list.
also im almost enjoying no fast traveling lol. i pretty much always fast travel. i know, i know, some of you right now are saying wtf! lol but shit man im lazy. i never really cared for the amount of time it takes to run, walk or ride to point A to point B . its all good though because i still, and every time i play the game just enjoy the hell out of the scenery
PS. i stole this horse to ride back to skalitz and get my loot i stashed. then i found this gem of a landscape.