ACOK 2.1 Tutorial (Make sure you have the 2.1 file and 2.1 patch files) http://www.moddb.com/mods/a-clash-of-kings/downloads If you don't get the patch many of this mods quests and features do not work correctly.
"If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention." Ramsey Snow
Your background story determines your starting stats a great deal, here are a couple of the better options.
Little Finger Start: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=661677344 Put Fog of War on.
Naming your character in Game of Thrones can mean a lot about who you are. Westeros you have two names.
Crownlands - Waters
Dorne - Sand
Iron Islands - Pyke
North - Snow
Reach - Flowers
Riverlands - Rivers
Stormlands - Storm
Vale - Stone
Westerlands - Hill
Those born in Essos only have one name.
I suggest you think of yourself as a peasant teenager in this mod. As so you need to work your way up in the world. You know you can change your name in this mod but you can also update your look as the years go by. SAIL as much as possible. SAIL THE SEA! Start the missions at The Wheeping Town and Old Town. If you have to travel by land use small movement clicks, never use large movement clicks ever.
During your first year in the game you should join a famous Lord to be trained, paid, fed, and clothed. Do not join the Northern Lords they don't fight enough, join the Riverlands if you want to be allied.
List of Famous Lords who have Valyrian Swords: Join one of these lords so you can steal their swords.
Lord Randyll Tarly - The Reach - Heartsbane
King Renly Baratheon - The Stormlands - Briene of Tarth is a companion - Oathkeeper
Corbray - Vale - Lady Forlorn
Harlaw - Iron Islands - Nightsfall
Drumm - Iron Islands - Red Rain
Royce - Vale - Lamentation Roxton - Reach - Orphan-Maker
Moredo Rogare - Essos - Truth
http://omegaswords.com/guide-to-the-swords-of-westeros-infographic/ and yes all Valyrian swords are in mod.
You will need to get your strength up to 12 for first promotion 14 16 18 and so on. It is a good idea to get some strength for the higher promotion asap. Each promotion gives you more pay (coins) and training (Experience) per day.
While your in a retinue you have the opportunity to pick up gear off the battlefields. Lords of armies can not do this. This is the only way to get many of the special gear in this mod. Also while in a retinue you get to have the chance to recruit special units not available any other way during the game. You can also get special gear given to you that your unable to buy from markets by getting promotions in the Lords army.
Here is a image showing what you should invest your wealth earned during your time of military service http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=643067870 You can also invest your coin at the Iron Bank of Braavos.
After your first year or so in a retinue; I suggest taking the next year in game to complete the storyline missions. http://acok.wikia.com/wiki/Quests
This is a in-game list of the quests that work properly in the ACOK 2.1 patch. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=655053031
Never go on the common quests or missions in this mod until you have finished the storyline missions.
There are meny more Valyrain swords in this mod that can be gotten through missions and from taking certain cities. Dawn and Blackfyre can be gotten from taking Starfall and Volantis while having a certain renown and honor requirements.
Step 1: Complete the few quests at The Wheeping Town and Old Town. Step 2: Explore the white places, lore sites, for experience and loot. Step 3: Join a famous lords retinue, try and pick up their valyrian sword. Step 4: Earn around 10,000 to 15,000 coin from military service to invest. Step 5: Complete the storyline quests to cause the invasion events. Step 6: Begin life as a trained, wealthy, and respected man in westeros.
Unsullied - Grazmak mo Senko - Random Taverns
White Harbor Knights - Fishfoot Yard - White Harbor
Gold Cloaks - Own Kingslanding - recruit them
Golden Company - Fighting the Targaryen's - capture them
Hardcore starting goals for this mod:
1. Do not let Kingslanding be lost by the Westerlands.
2. Help the Iron Islands last the test of time.
3. Capture all Kings in the game and recruit them as companions. The kings must be captured and have no lands to be recruited.
4. Capture and recruit all companions in Ramsey Snow's retinues to your army.
List of Kings who have unique companions:
King Rob Stark - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434728
Lord Tywin Lannister - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434656
Lord Mace Tyrell - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434754
Prince Oberyn Martell - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434649
King Stannis Baratheon - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434746
King Renly Baratheon - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434643
King Balon Greyjoy - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434692
Ser Edmure Tully - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434670
List of Lords who have unique companions:
Ser Deziel Dalt - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434763
Lord Yohn Royce - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434740
Lord Roose Bolton - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434712
Ser Stevron Frey - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434679
Lord Randyll Tarly - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434662
Lord Eldon Estermont - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663434568
Warning: Do not cheat in this mod in any way. It causes unwanted consequences that can not be undone once started.