Tips and notes for beginners (no real spoilers) – Book of Travels

Tips and notes for beginners (no real spoilers) – Book of Travels 1 -
Tips and notes for beginners (no real spoilers) – Book of Travels 1 -

These are just basic tips, without detailed information. Just to get the idea how to proceed when you still like just a little help after the basic setup and tutorials. I dont think it spoils anything except some practical starters.

All tips and suggestions

On every map, there is a lot to discover. Make sure to scout every corner and inch at least one time. Trust me, you often will overlook things, its worth the effort in most cases. Also, clicking the “eye” icons often offer both information and free experience.
Talk and communicate!
Most non-player characters can be approached, and a chat-cloud appears. Sometimes, a trade icon will also be available. Avoid persons with a red-lined/colored name or description, they can be hostile.
Timing matters!
Some events, discoveries and meetings are connected with some time of the day, or night – and something particular days. Visit places on different time periods to find out.

Choose your own pace and danger
Except with some particular mission, there isnt a real deadline for your player. Yes, you can miss a train or ferry, but in most cases, its not a disaster.
Same applies to the level of danger, like combat and robbers. With some experience, you can avoid 99% of dangerous situations, if thats not on your mind. Also, you can replenish life petals when the exception hits your person.
Just to remember: when your character loses 3 life petals and dies, it remains death. But in general, perma-death can be avoided, even for starting players. Most suspicious persons and situations can be avoided by common sense on your journeys.
Boost your specialization with different stuff
Talents like mechanics and social skills can be buffed with the right equipment and tools. You can gather sets for special goals to optimize your ability. Same applies to warden, speed, force and burden capabilities. Debuff penalties are also possible.
Increase your stock and wealth.
While there is no money, you can barter for good equipment. There are plenty ways to increase the value of your possessions. Besides trading, many adventures, exploration and offers ensure you will prosper with time. Finding out a trade route can take some time.
During such journeys, extra possiblities to gain stuff will emerge. So make the best of your travels. Without spoiling too much: focus on goods that are light but expensive.
Compare the worth for the trader and the general price of an item. Great difference = good to sell. No/small difference = good to buy.
*Determine your goals, plan strategies. Or forget it, just have fun
*Play in your own style and explore appropriate options and buffs
*Make pen-paper notes. You can place notes on maps as well.
*Check other good guides
*Revisit places and talk with people again (new xp, chances and info)
*Expect fast gains in trade routes. It requires some experience and time
*Loose 3 life petals in a row. Your character dies permantly
*Expect this pre-release game to be without some minor issues
*Expect your xp to rise quickly. It takes time
*Consider this guide to be complete – these are just some pointers.

Written by Zandbergen

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