Pathfinder: Kingmaker

What is with the charisma on the monk suggestions? I never knew that stat mattered at all for monks.

I also heard that you can make more than one custom party members. How is this done and has anyone done this?

Also, there is a main quest I am going to hold off on. Its the part where:

Tristrian becomes a traitor and the barbarians attack. I did the barbarians part, but now need to find their chief’s tomb. I am going to hold off on that indefinitely to do kingdom stuff for years maybe if I can. I am not going to lose the game if I do this, right?

I am just tired of never having time to do anything and you go from crysis to crysis over and over again. Its terrible design.

Scaled Fist uses Charisma instead of Wisdom for all it’s stuff.

To make a custom party member talk to the elf at the tavern standing at the bar. The Pathfinder chick, I forget her name.

You can’t hold off indefinitely on the thing you asked about, but you need to probably research the solution via Kingdom stuff. After you finish that you have a lot of time without much going on not long afterwards. Like… practically a year with no major crises.

iirc for that one, I think the kingdom stuff just reduces the required perception skill check on the map?

I know they’ve patched some of this, but back at launch if you took too long you would fail Amiri’s personal quest and she would leave you at the end of the game.

I did that part of the quest, so I am on the next part to find the leader guy after he flees. Its that part I was wanting to take my time on.

Look, I get they were poorly optimized games, but the last was released 6 years ago. ;)

More seriously, I wish they did the system a bit differently, as we’re all subject to the whims of the RNG gods and timers can be a PITA. There are mods which can help, if you’re interested. Even the basic “Bag of Tricks” has a “freeze timed quest at 90 days” setting.

Possibly, but the DC is so high you’re very likely to miss it requiring you to go do the Kingdom thing.

But it is a timed thing. The timer is long, but you can’t wait forever on it. After you do it and the other thing you have… like a year or more of nothing to do but upgrade the kingdom/do side stuff.

I did look for a mod with quest timers, but only found one. It is a utility that resets all timers, not a mod. It also had a lot of people complaining that it corrupted their save games. Is there a mod in particular you had in mind?

Bag of Tricks is a nice one to start with, assuming you can hold yourself back from cheating “too much.” You can use it to change the timing on construction, world travel and promoting your advisors (why this takes 14 days is beyond me). If overly frustrated with save-scumming, you can set things to auto-pass but I haven’t hit that point, thankfully. There’s another, but I forget and I’ll track it down when I get home.

edit - I tweaked world travel speed and advisor promotions and that makes a world of difference to me and still keeps what I feel is the essence of the game design.

Ok, thanks. Ill look into that. Are you using the unity mod manager or did you manually install it? It seems you can just unzip it to the mods folder from the description and it has some kind of in-game menu you can use.

Id definitely like to reduce the time it takes to level up advisors and stuff. As far as construction, I was never bothered about that. The whole kingdom thing seems somewhat pointless beyond the quests. Its not like you gain anything from it. It seems to serve as a gold sink and nothing more.

I am fine with my kingdom devolving into a heap of garbage while I’m out adventuring so long as I don’t hit a fail state. They knew the risks when they came to my ramshackle haggard-ass autocracy. Hey, maybe it’ll get better eventually, who knows? In the meantime I need to literally punch trolls so hard they physically explode.

Unity Mod Manager (UMM) is needed, unfortunately (the mods which need it require on some built in libraries, I believe). The newest UMM is on GitHub, but you can also find a recent release on Nexus. Once loaded, it’s actually quite easy (and fairly barebones) to use. To install mods, you’d drag the zip over to a box in UMM and it does all the work for you. When you fire up the game (independent of UMM), UMM will open automatically and show you all your mods and give you a “settings” button by them to get in and fiddle around. I’ll shoot some screen shots later, if you’d like.

Thanks. Ill try it when I get home

I am finding that the random encounters are kind of pointless interruptions. I pretty much obliterate everything now that pops up, although the ambushes are annoying. Those are the ones where guys attack you from all sides.

I was kind of happy when I ran into the encounter with the trolls where they recognize you and run away. I was like, “Finally, someone did something smart made it some that NPCs recognized that you would kick their ass and just run.” Alas, that was just a scripted thing never to be repeated.

Really, your party should get a reputation fairly fast and things should learn to stay out of you way.

Trolls are A: Super dumb and B: Hyper-apex predators who regenerate so I’m fine with their persistent suicidal stupidity but bandits are both savvy and opportunistic hunters who should know to stay the fuck away from me by now.

Difficulty wise, the random encounters are indeed super easy but I’m finding difficulty in general to be perfect due to my utter lack of patience for minmaxing and pregame buffing. Incompetence pays dividends in entertainment value.

Except when you go where you are not supposed to go and the only indication that the area is dangerous is a couple of greater elementals one-shotting your party.

Send in the stealth gnome!

Jokes aside, I save constantly so this would just be an amusement for me.

I have found the stealth gnome, with maxxed stealth, is easily seen even with invisibility on.

Stealth gnome won’t help against random encounters, they drop you right in the middle of the action.

I was looking for the advisor thing for leveling them up quicker, but I can’t seem to find that.