How to Play Kenshi

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How to Play Kenshi

this can’t have just happened to me
right you know what don’t answer that you can call me a zekiel this is Ken Chi
let’s jump in welcome to Ken Chi I’d recommend picking the wanderer start for
your first game here you’ll be able to customize your characters race and
appearance you should play as a male Green Lander
since they have the easiest time getting around the world I’ll get into why that
is later like a lot of Games characters and kenchi have attributes and skills
attributes affect a broad variety of things while each skill concerns a
specific activity characters don’t have levels skills and attributes do this
means that if you want to improve your skill with a weapon you have to use it
to improve your medical skill use it to improve your toughness yes get beat
enough to use it unfortunately all of your stats start at level 1 this means
that even if you’re not trying to train your get beaten up skills you might end
up training them anyway I’m gonna give you a reasonably quick training regimen
to make your character not suck let’s call it the Ezequiel regimen if you picked the wanderer start you’ll
begin the game in the hub that’s exactly where you want to be there’s a guy
called a twitchy bar thug just insult him until he and his buddies attack you
well you will get some fighting experience that’s not the main reason
you’re provoking him the local guards will help you fight him says they’ll
think he was the aggressor once the thug and his pals are down loot them the
guards won’t care keep the stuff you like like this cool leather jacket sell
everything else to the barkeep buy whatever food and medicine you need
while you’re here as well as a crossbow and ammunition you can train your
strength and athletics by putting a lot of heavy things in your inventory and
running around seriously just run that’s it once you’re satisfied
we’ll work on fighting the local ninja tower has training dummies for
assassination lock-picking and melee the trouble is that they don’t like homeless
people using their training equipment that’s what stealth is for sneak while
using the equipment as long as the eye is blue you’re safe as soon as someone
walks by stop using the equipment while not using the equipment walk around
it’ll increase your stealth now it’s time to get out into the world
there are roving bands of murderers out there and they want to you know murder
you if your athletic skill is high enough you should be able to outrun them
remember that crossbow you bought earlier now’s the time to use it give
them the old shoot and scoot once the band of marauders is down loot them for
their valuables and run away for further strength training pick one of them up
while you run away I’m not joking it actually works by now you should have a
character who can both defend themselves and run away with a functional character
let’s adventure you’ll probably have noticed by now that
you need to eat and in kaanchi food ain’t cheap money and kenchi is called
cats not that kind a money-making strategy I find all over YouTube is to
lure criminals into town so the guards beat them up then looting the bodies
while this does work it’s time-consuming and boring after dealing with the early
game training you shouldn’t have to go through any more boring both in terms of
profits and fun exploring the world is the best way to make money
kenchi is filled with all sorts of interesting profitable and dangerous
places places like the Ashland’s offer some of the biggest profits but they’re
also extremely dangerous there’s always something interesting right around the
corner there’s a benefit to exploring other than profit the lure having been
in development for over 12 years kenchi has accrued a lot of lore and
it’s good lore too as you travel you’ll meet the game’s unique characters and
learn about their history the trouble is that many will lie to you
sometimes these lies get upgraded to half-truths if you’re the right race
during your travels you might even encounter the mightiest warrior in the
land beep you meet potential party members and
bars most imagine upfront fee while others will join you for free the fee
will be higher the more skilled they are you can’t see a prospective party member
skills but you can see their attributes by clicking on them use a combination of
that and their dialogue to figure out what they’ll be good at regardless of
how a party member starts you can always train them into the role you want
another way to get party members is by buying slaves fortunately or
unfortunately depending on your perspective they don’t actually become
your slaves as soon as you leave the town you bought them in most will run
away the rest will stay and join you as regular non enslaved party members for
some temporary muscle you can hire mercenaries mercenaries don’t join your
party and you can’t tell them what to do what they will do is follow you around
and attack anyone who attacks you the further out you explore the less II can
rely on guards into patrols to protect you combat and can she is more
fine-tuned than it first appears for example attacks only land if a weapon
makes physical contact with the target this means that if your micro is good
enough you can make any character effectively and vulnerable similarly you
can make a point of positioning yourself against multiple enemies in such a way
that a single attack hits all of them factions can be found all throughout the
world some like the cannibals are inherently
hostile others you can cooperate with the biggest factions are the holy nation
and the united cities they hate each other they’re both in the north side of
the map so if you like politics and war that’s the place to be joining a faction
means their patrols will defend you and the patrols and city guards of hostile
factions will attack you when going through a factions territory they might
treat you in different ways for different reasons the holy nation only
likes green Lander men so if you’re anything else you’ll have trouble with
the guards or even be attacked on sight interestingly the holy nation won’t
attack non-accepted races if they’re with a green Lander which is nice
although the reason for this is that they’re assuming you’re the green
Landers slave which is less nice by the way this doesn’t work on skeletons as
far as the holy nation is concerned they’re only good dead you can do
missions for factions usually get them from its leader most often this means
destroying and conquering their enemies conquest is as simple as a single
trigger when the leader of or region dies its rival faction will
take over the affected cities if you’re really bold you can try to kidnap a
factions leader instead if you bring them to their rivals this will give you
a massive reward prior adventuring is great null but homelessness is not you
should build a base an ideal location for a base we’ll have iron fertile soil
and be close to an existing town so you have someone to sell your stuff to
harvesting resources is a repetitive process and the game knows it to make
things easier the game features a job system which automates repetitive tasks
most tasks that involve harvesting also include hauling the product to its
dedicated storage while jobs are active characters will defend themselves and
each other as well as stop to eat when they need to
this means bases run themselves when something big happens you can turn jobs
off manually control your characters and then turn jobs back on when the problem
is solved before you can build advanced facilities you need to research them
research costs books which for some reason can’t be reused you can buy books
from just about anywhere but the best technology requires ancient science
books among other rare things very few places sell them so you’ll have to find
an ancient science lab or similar facility and rate it these facilities
are heavily guarded so be ready for a hard fight or a difficult stealth
challenge factions nearby your base will make a point of messing with it building
a base in United cities Territory means you have to pay taxes the holy nation
doesn’t collect taxes but they will oppress your women and minorities but it
also demands you take part in prayer day you also have to deal with hostile
factions who really just want to kill you you’ll want strong defenses to deal
with them or alternatively you can just evacuate your town wait for the raid to
end and return to town most Raiders don’t even loot your stores or burn your
feels it’s really quite forgiving for kenchi so what now
ken she’s very much a do whatever you want sort of game playing as a lone
assassin can be just as fun as playing as a warlord the game is quite
unforgiving though if you need the help you can cheat the game comes with an
editor which you can use to buff your stats and give yourself anything else
you might need there’s also a hell of a modding community however Noble or
degenerate you want to be there’s probably a mod for you
that was can she feel free to ask any questions you have in the comments I’ll
get back to you pretty quick up next is Ken Sheen but in 2d try not to go insane Oh


BOB BOOBT · April 5, 2019 at 3:16 pm

first Common and this was funny XD

BlackKanye · April 5, 2019 at 4:28 pm

>mentions cats
>puts image of catgirl
>prayer day meme joke

>What I hope is a 'degenerates like you belong on a cross' joke with the crucifixion mod

Damn when did I find such QUALITY CONTENT.

And I really need to get this game when I can.

A Better Tomorrow · April 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm

>play as a male greenlander
>not choosing the ubermensch skelemans and weathering out early game.
>not roaming late game near the Ashlands recruiting an army of skeletons with the recruit mod that are resistant to all environmental damage.
>not choosing the start near UC to loot random mobs that pick fights with samurais for whatever reason.
>not raiding every outpost in the world with your stacked army of legion scouts, screamers, sniper bots, legionaries, and thralls.
>not mentioning the ultimate trade route in the game: the hashish run and how you can literally hide drugs in the corpses of bandits your hauling and the guards for some reason don't check them for it. Or quite literally hauling your own guy with 50 kilos of hash through the settlement of a UC without any trouble.

10/10, great video, liked and subscribed!

just a channel · April 6, 2019 at 3:23 am

I like how you hired mercenaries then immediately clicked on Tengu's HQ.

Deniel G · April 7, 2019 at 5:33 am

Ezekiel it’s really good when it comes to kenshi videos, maybe you should do a series or something like it, don’t know just an idea

nice1bro · April 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

my man, you combine dank memes and strategy game tutorials in one. thats pretty awesome!
sub from me, and keep up that quality content comming.

A Soviet Monk · April 8, 2019 at 1:54 pm

A very fun and useful guide for my future slave simulator

Zong Vang · April 12, 2019 at 5:18 am

*sees BAKA Beakthings*… Dear gods.

StoriesAndPringles · April 12, 2019 at 4:13 pm

Subbed. Great quality content!

Godric xfirexx · April 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm

BEEP! Is chasing jack sparrow.

Ajdndjf Hakrhrbrign · April 15, 2019 at 4:36 am

I killed you in verdun yesterday (and I’m proud I realized when I came back to your channel) edit: I was the guy who got stuck in the floor the first time

GrandElemental · April 24, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Holy Nation also likes Scorchlanders, so as long as you are a human male, they won't bother you.

SilverDeThuggles · April 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm

Boyo how do you have such few subs? We should collab. I'll do nothing and you'll give me 79% of the monotization you get for your videos as well as all of your earthly possessions. This is good deal no?

Mr Plague616 · May 1, 2019 at 2:42 pm

i… accidentally
picked the cannibal hunter cuz the name was cool …….. shame on me

aWellsie514 · May 9, 2019 at 7:55 am

Great video!

Tim Ingram · May 10, 2019 at 6:51 pm

I've watched a ton of videos so i could get ahead in this game, none of them are as informative and useful as yours. you've earned my sub thank you for your time and patience making this it's really helpful man!

PeferG17 · May 22, 2019 at 5:58 am

I missed Prayer Day because I didn't see the notification… I'm pretty sure I'm fucked now

sffgvcb1 · May 22, 2019 at 11:32 pm

Bro i shouldnt have to be grinding like this anyway

stopcalling measian · May 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm

honestly this guide is so much better than he other guides with more views

Robert Spencer · June 16, 2019 at 5:11 pm

dude, i looked down was expecting you to have 50k subscribers or something. Your video is amazing. Keep up the great work. I ll check your stuff out more in future.
Kenshi looks like a great game, but it looks overwhelming to even start.

Rexor · June 18, 2019 at 4:34 pm

*watches a corn dancing saying he'll sacrifice our newborn

"Hey! What's Callmecarson doing here?!"

Solosalvador · June 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm

I know that this came out a while ago but do you use any mods and if so which? I use a lot of mods and idk if I'd be better off with out them

jason waterfalls 2012 · June 27, 2019 at 1:23 pm

playing kenshi & then choosing the easy start seems to miss the point of the game

Mister Scorpius · June 27, 2019 at 3:59 pm

Male Scorchlanders avoid the Holy Nation's incel rage too.

Peter Kadnar · June 28, 2019 at 10:18 am

where the fokken meems at m8

NJOverclocked · July 3, 2019 at 10:23 pm

Male greenlander privilege is disgusting and we need to smash the Kenshiarchy

Erick Le Corbeau · July 10, 2019 at 12:29 am

I am a Hive queen, but i've lost my right leg and i'm enslaved… how do i get out ?

Retro Gandalf · July 15, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Cool, Video. Keep it up

Dooras AR · July 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm

That monty python music at the end lol 10/10 video!

Wither · July 21, 2019 at 11:03 pm

dude the skin bandits are actually some of the scaryest mother fuckers in this game….FUCK THAT SHIT IM OUT

Jackson S · July 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Just discovered your channel and I’m loving it! Keep up the good work!

Ezekiel Rosales · August 12, 2019 at 5:31 am

Subscribed because you have good content and also because we have the same name😂

Zero Tempus · August 29, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Thank You

DarkWorldOrder · September 8, 2019 at 11:34 pm

Good video bro

marc roy · September 9, 2019 at 12:43 am

to make cat, u need two guy , one who get a bounty on his head and the other to sell him to police for big money.

UNIRock2 · September 9, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Great video, keep making them

Cooler · September 15, 2019 at 6:01 am

That ending was definitely a game of thrones reference

schimmel72 · September 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Hilarious ending.

lauri oho · October 14, 2019 at 3:05 pm

I just resorted to cannibalism

Lootjunior · October 16, 2019 at 2:35 am

never chose to become a racist male greenlander just because they have it easy. Chose to be Beep, Beep is the strongest warrior.

DanDanDownTown · October 30, 2019 at 5:18 am

Okay the adventuring skit killed me so hard with laughter I almost forgot the pain that guy was in xD.

DanDanDownTown · October 30, 2019 at 5:23 am

Even as someone that's played Kenshi over and over I'm still learning something new while having a good laugh lol.

Also frick prayer day.

Kodojow 22 · November 3, 2019 at 8:53 pm

Well thanks for telling me there are cheats now I won’t have any self control and just use cheats 24/7 and never play legit like I’d want to

Ame Dan · November 5, 2019 at 8:32 am

I know how to play the game >>but the video was fun

Robert Hill · November 12, 2019 at 11:53 am

Having the Skeleton Kingdom mod is great for early game funds and strength building. Starting near the shek in the hub have them raiding/attacking the shek towns and patrols. Loot them and wear their absurdly heavy armor.

Edit: also skeletons are the best race, death to the holy empire.

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