The Quest To Greatness



  • The Beginning

    I am Sir Keith, you may call me Keith or you can call me by in game name…… Keith.

    For many years now, I’ve played many, many games. My own collection of games is always climbing up into the numbers, now sitting at 872. I try to play as much variety of different genres as I possibly can. Even though I own many consoles, I know that the PC is a fine place to get a really good taste of what the up and coming developers are working on.

    I strongly support indie developers because it’s inspiring to see people with dreams of making games to come together and start their own journeys. Also, I have some friends in the indie industry so through them I see the effort, sacrifice and rewards of what anyone or a team of people can accomplish. Personally myself too, I’m currently learning to program and this September I will finally get myself to college to get a diploma in it, with the sight of using that towards a diploma so I, myself can join a small studio itself.

    Through my means of always trying to find what’s out there, this is how I discovered Chivalry.

    The Discovery

    Unfortunately for myself, I was too late in discovering the game as it was already done it’s Kickstarter and already released for a little bit of time. However, this did not stop me from diving into the game. Not quite knowing what to expect aside from what I read, I ready myself with wide open eyes to take in all before me.

    Like everyone else, I start the tutorial and slice, stab, overhand and block my way to the end. I complete every tutorial to make sure I have a firm grasp of the game play. I’m quite impressed as I find it very straight forward, entertaining and overall fun.

    As I finish though, I feel a sense of relief. I’m not trying to generalize the market of today’s games but to me it seems that a lot of online games are mostly RPG or FPS shooters. Now I have no quarry with either genre as there are many good games for each, however once in a while, a breath of fresh air is nice and this game, gave that to me.

    I continue onto the multiplayer, hop into a server and start to really experience the meat of the game. An all out battle with many others that share the same goal that I have, and that is to come out the victor. This, however, as brutal as it was, was the way that I discovered my true quest.

    The Quest

    I suck.

    As my head and limbs flew off more than a grenade filled group hug, I learned the harsh realities that even though anyone can swing and block, it’s not going to save you. How could I have been so naive to think that I could just arrive in my shining armour and save whoever needed it.

    It turned out that I was the one that needed saving. I continue to play, to better my skills as swordsman. Through this though, I find that I have a knack for catching arrows with my body and head. If only I was able to throw them back as quick as I caught them. This does not discourage me though and I keep on.

    I decide that maybe, I should watch others to see how it’s done. I take off and find the land of Youtube, where others have been so generous to display the techniques and skills required to gain the upper hand in combat. Seeing the different strategies gives me a new hope that maybe one day I can learn those as well as I’ve learned every secret in Super Mario World.

    Many battles happen and I find myself getting no where but I know that it’s all a matter of time and practice. To all my brothers in arms, I hope that you enjoy and relish in the glory now that is beheading me but know that one day, I will equally enjoy the taste of blood when I finally connect my sword with your body.

    It Never Ends

    Even though, I have come to terms that there is definitely some time before I can call myself a real knight, I’ll never lose sight of my goal. Even when the time comes that I become better, the quest to greatness will never end. There will always be a reason to sharpen my blade, buff my shield and slice foes because there will always be someone looking down on me and mocking me.

    Through my experiences and knowledge I have learned what Chivalry is. It’s a game that not only has just two sides, Masons and Agatha, but there is many more.

    It’s a game that requires skill, thought and an understanding of the goal of the team at Torn Banner Studios. They have made a game that is different from the rest but gives you enough familiarity to allow anyone to jump in and give it a go. You can be content with what you learn in the tutorial and use that in battle.

    Although, that’s just scratching the surface of this in-depth game. Once you start to learn all the classes, their weapons, the maps, and everything that this game really has to offer, you find yourself becoming more and more involved in the game.

    You form friendships and foes on the field, you war cry like no other game has allowed you to do so and most of all, you take away a great sense of accomplishment for every kill you receive. There is so much in this game, that it’s amazing to learn that they are far from done with this.

    Just like my own skills, they continue to better this great game and one day too, reach the goal of being at a level that they’re satisfied with. Although, I feel like I’m a little late to this party, I’ll definitely be in it for the long ride. I managed to get some friends to look into this game because it’s definitely not one to keep quiet about. Maybe when they get their studio set up, I’ll be able to visit the land of creativity and magic, since I live not far from Steve himself.

    Let everyone hear the praise that this game deserves and may it be as loud as I am on the field. I look forward to the continuing success of the studio and I can’t wait to see what more they have for us.

    In the meantime though, I’ll keep catching those arrows and offering free hugs to swords with my body.



  • Sounds like you’ve really enjoyed the game! I’m sure the devs are glad. :)

    Chiv is always a learning experience, and just like real medieval combat, you have to become a strong warrior before you can achieve greatness, these weapons aren’t just guns that any newcomer can point and shoot with hehe.

    If you’re looking for extra learning material, we have a fantastic Tactics & Tutorials section here, where many lovely people have devoted their time to explaining how they’ve managed to do well with certain weapons and classes: viewforum.php?f=85



  • Thank you. I’ve been going through the forum. Everyone here is quite helpful, which is a nice contrast to the battlefield. I know that in due time, I’ll be able to keep up with the best of them. :)

    I definitely enjoy this game and I’m glad to be a part of the community. :)



  • How did I miss this thread earlier, what an awesome tale :D

    @Keith:

    In the meantime though, I’ll keep catching those arrows and offering free hugs to swords with my body.

    ^ Its a full time job that is but from what you’ve written, I am guessing it will be about three or four days before your taking the top spot in each round you play.

    Also that kickstarter… I was aware of it for quite one time but as testament to how miraculous my time management skills are… the day I finally grabbed my card and sat down ready to buy a bundle of copy’s for my siblings and my self, I found I had missed the train by a day large frowny face

    Regardless, its a little late but WELCOME TO THE FORUMS MATE! we hope you enjoy your stay.



  • Really well written post! I love the little narrative and I totally feel for your plight.



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    seriously though, i really enjoyed reading your post :D



  • Your story feels very familiar to mine. I am currently level 33 and find myself owned on a regular basis, which always keeps my drive to continue getting better at this game.

    Personally I love this game and will be playing it for a while. The difficult part is that I feel 90% of the world is made up of people who don’t like being owned and don’t see it as a learning experience- they see it as a reason to not play. I got my brother to buy it and play it with me- he lasted about two sessions of constant complaining before he said he didn’t want to play it anymore. Not every game is for everyone, but I really enjoy playing with the people who feel this game is for them.

    Hells yeah!



  • Thank you everyone.

    Chivalry is definitely a game that what you put into it, is what you get out of it. So if you’re trying to get better each time you play then you’re more than likely going to.

    Sometimes, I like to run onto the battlefield then stand still and pretend I’m a tree. However, it never works to my advantage, people love cutting down trees.

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that shares the same sentiment of trying to get better. I’m sure that all of us will one day be at the top of our games. :D



  • This game is still fun to play even when you suck which I like.

    I means there’s all those feinters, facehuggers, duckers, kiters, LMB spammers, claymore specialists, noob teammates or a combination of those all around.



  • Great post and all, nicely laid out and enjoyable to read. (At least you aren’t complaining about the game.) :D

    @Keith:

    For many years now, I’ve played many, many games. My own collection of games is always climbing up into the numbers, now sitting at 872.

    Um okay then





  • @Matti:

    Great post and all, nicely laid out and enjoyable to read. (At least you aren’t complaining about the game.) :D

    @Keith:

    For many years now, I’ve played many, many games. My own collection of games is always climbing up into the numbers, now sitting at 872.

    Um okay then

    I wanted people to get out that even though I may suck at the game, I still find great enjoyment. :)

    Also yeah, games are really cheap and never selling any just builds up a collection.



  • @Keith:

    I wanted people to get out that even though I may suck at the game, I still find great enjoyment. :)

    Also yeah, games are really cheap and never selling any just builds up a collection.

    Haha! I’m at 100, climbing at a steady rate… My dream is to catch up to you, master.



  • @Matti:

    @Keith:

    I wanted people to get out that even though I may suck at the game, I still find great enjoyment. :)

    Also yeah, games are really cheap and never selling any just builds up a collection.

    Haha! I’m at 100, climbing at a steady rate… My dream is to catch up to you, master.

    Here’s some tips:

    1. Know your prices. If there are games that you’re looking for, see what they normally go for, so that way you know whether or not you’re getting a deal.

    2. Great places for games are garage sales, craigslist, pawn shops, goodwills, etc.

    3. If you’re trying to collect, choose a mini-goal so it allows more breathing room and allows better self of accomplishments. Plus, you’re not just randomly buying anything. For example, if you decide to go for a certain console, or series, or era, or genre, etc.

    4. See if anyone you know has some games they’re willing to part with. More than likely, they won’t mind forking over some games for cash and the best part is that they won’t charge you a lot.

    5. Most important rule, just have fun. If collecting games starts to feel like a chore or you’re questioning why then stop or take a break. It’s fun to set out mini-goals and to hunt for games. So just make sure you’re enjoying it and the collection will grow in no time. :)


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