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Has money ever been an issue for you?


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Mygaffer

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Early game you can't buy everything you want. The primary reason for this is you'll be investing in your keep and magic items are typically very expensive, with the less expensive stuff still being around 3k to 4k pands and the more desirable stuff like extra spell rings and weapons like Borresaine being around 10k+.

 

I typically only buy the less expensive upgrades in the keep in the early game and only buy key pieces of equipment. I then have all the money I need for things like rest bonuses, consumables, crafting materials, etc.

 

As time goes on money will stop being a problem. If you clear Readric's keep with a "kill 'em all" mentality then you'll clear tens of thousands of pands. Not all characters will want to complete that quest that way though.

 

Basically the economy was pretty well balanced in this game, you can't just buy whatever willy nilly and not expect to run out of money, at least if you are upgrading your keep. Even late game when you're rolling in money if you try and buy every single magic item you can go broke.



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I only see it an issue when it's early on, though you can kind of get by with loot and quest rewards. I find that the main money sink early on is the Stronghold



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Money was a big issue for me early on, but that's because I go with the "create my own party via hiring adventurers and hire a new one any time one dies in a fight" model, which takes a large percentage of money to keep going towards the beginning. That was also when I was still buying up stronghold fortifications and such. After about halfway through the Endless Paths and having completed several other quests, Raedric's Hold included, that started to turn around. By the time I went for the White March (nearly finished with the main game) my party had so much money they couldn't have spent it all.

 

I think that's fairly typical, having some trouble affording the items that one wants and all in the beginning of the game but ending up with ridiculous quantities of money by the end; at least, that seems to be what usually happens to me in any RPG.



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Speaking as someone who plays using quest-related handicaps over combat handicaps (basically, I challenge myself by limiting what I can do depending on the type of quest resolutions I want instead of something like soloing, for example... and if anyone has ever figured out how to get that cultist of Skaen at the Blood Sands to help you kill the Archdruid Rehstin of Ethik Nôl, please feel free to share) I can also say that even if you choose to minimize the number of people you kill at Raedric's Hold, and even if you decide to hire every major +prestige hireling by mid game (so that you're paying around ~2k worth of wages per cycle) you can STILL accumulate enough cash to buy practically whatever you want by end game as long as you don't waste days needlessly traveling between areas (this is the very worst thing you can do if you have hirelings).

 

Between quest rewards, stronghold taxes and loot from enemies who will try to kill you no matter what you do, you shouldn't even run out cash building Caed Nua structures.



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Getting enough money (or the equivalent of it) in the early part of the game is likely true for just about every game out there for the simple reason that you're starting out at low resources. How easily and how fast you get beyond that varies from game to game.






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