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Which character are you playing as??


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Jan 3, 2018
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I just wanted to say that the Erymanthian Boar is a dreadful fight. The other legendary boar was pretty OP too but I'm not having a lot of fun right now.
Highly, highly recommend using a ranged build against this boar... or a high crit assassin build. I literally killed it in 14 seconds with three Devestating Shots and one Hero Strike (at the time, I had ~50% chance to crit and about +300% crit damage): https://youtu.be/FyN8n_y_ZNE

In other news, I'm at 105 hours played, level 60, and 70% done main campaign. Definitely my game of the year and one of my top 5 favourite games of all time.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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I can't believe how long the main quest was. I mean, they usually are in AC games but it is as long if not longer than your average linear game, but stuffed into a vast open world with tons of side content. It is very impressive.

As opposed to something like RDR2 which is polished to perfection, Ubisoft's policy seems to be: churn these out annually to a standard which is 'good enough', and that's fine, but does result in some obviously broken systems, like the horse auto-pathing, and how if you engage it you will definitely kill multiple pedestrians, and quite possibly watch the horse run straight into another horse at high speed and kill itself.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm currently swapping things up trying various playstyles and gearsets.

A game with this much diversity in gear selection DESPERATELY needs the option to save gear sets or at least favourite items so they appear at the top of the list. At the moment I've taken to just using transmogs on all gear I actively use, to mark it in my inventory.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Any guesses where the next DLC takes place?
Darius tells his son to pack his coat so it's a good bet the new area is a colder clime. I'd guess somewhere in Persia but I don't have a clue.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just did a naval conquest battle and when it came down to the last ship I couldn't find it. It had sailed waaaaay off in the distance in conflict with one of the allied ships. As I sailed towards it, the game told me I was about to leave the confines of the battle. Then the battle failed. Cool.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Any guesses where the next DLC takes place?
Darius tells his son to pack his coat so it's a good bet the new area is a colder clime. I'd guess somewhere in Persia but I don't have a clue.
Messenia and Lakonia are close to Mount Taýgetos which is covered in snow so maybe there? Messenia in particular was never explored properly in any quest just like Makedonia...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Getting torch kills for the current weekly quest sucks. You set them on fire after a couple hits and if they die to the fire damage, it doesn't count towards the quest. I've whacked about 20 Spartans to death with the torch so far and 2 of those kills counted.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So after 60+ hours I wanted to try out the tame animal skill because I got some engraving reward that gives a ton of extra health and damage to your tamed animals. So I respecced my points and put 3 in it. I immediately came across a lion, tamed him, and ran around for 2-3 hours just fucking wrecking everything. Its so good to have when taking on groups of enemies. I also liked that they would still show up after fast traveling or going between islands. I had to reload my save at one point but when I did he was gone 😟
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just wrapped up the last of the game's main storylines. I can't believe that I thought this was just an Origins 2.0, a weak cash in. This game is an absolute standout in the series and does everything I could've hoped it would. I loved it. Maybe not my GOTY but damn higher than I would have ever expected of it.
Getting torch kills for the current weekly quest sucks. You set them on fire after a couple hits and if they die to the fire damage, it doesn't count towards the quest. I've whacked about 20 Spartans to death with the torch so far and 2 of those kills counted.
Increase fire damage and critical strike. Only pull out the torch to finish dudes. Whittle them down with normal attacks. If you get them on fire, before they're one hit from dead, wait for the tick of fire damage, THEN kill them. It's a major pain in the butt but you'll get there.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just started playing a couple days ago and I think I’m just about to leave Kephalonia. I’m actually quite impressed with how this game turned out.

I skipped Origins but I think I will check it out at some point next year. This game sounds long as fuck so I’ll probably still be playing into January.

I’m glad I read all the positive impressions on Era or I probably would have never played this. I was worried I was gonna get burnt by the hype train.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Increase fire damage and critical strike. Only pull out the torch to finish dudes. Whittle them down with normal attacks. If you get them on fire, before they're one hit from dead, wait for the tick of fire damage, THEN kill them. It's a major pain in the butt but you'll get there.
I checked the AC forums and found the best solution, which is to down them with paralyzing arrows and then go hit them once with the torch to finish them off.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just started playing a couple days ago and I think I’m just about to leave Kephalonia. I’m actually quite impressed with how this game turned out.

I skipped Origins but I think I will check it out at some point next year. This game sounds long as fuck so I’ll probably still be playing into January.

I’m glad I read all the positive impressions on Era or I probably would have never played this. I was worried I was gonna get burnt by the hype train.
You've almost finished the tutorial!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just did a naval conquest battle and when it came down to the last ship I couldn't find it. It had sailed waaaaay off in the distance in conflict with one of the allied ships. As I sailed towards it, the game told me I was about to leave the confines of the battle. Then the battle failed. Cool.
That happened to me once or twice. Frustrating for sure.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I can't believe how long the main quest was. I mean, they usually are in AC games but it is as long if not longer than your average linear game, but stuffed into a vast open world with tons of side content. It is very impressive.

As opposed to something like RDR2 which is polished to perfection, Ubisoft's policy seems to be: churn these out annually to a standard which is 'good enough', and that's fine, but does result in some obviously broken systems, like the horse auto-pathing, and how if you engage it you will definitely kill multiple pedestrians, and quite possibly watch the horse run straight into another horse at high speed and kill itself.
These game take three years to make. That's why there won't be one next year.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm 20 hours into this and man I'm really enjoying myself(my last ac was black flag). I hope I'm not burned out on it after odyssey cause in many ways it makes me want to try origin as well but I'm into what AC has morphed into(sorry to the folks that prefer the older titles I understand the dismay). I still don't care about the modern day stuff though and it even annoyed me when they had a forced section that took me out of the Greece part for it. I think for me the biggest let down in a weird way is that the setting is Greece on one side I think their color direction for this game is beautiful and they make the most of it but oh god do I just wish this was something more exotic that I haven't seen before.

A few years ago I was among the masses hoping for a Japan based AC but nowadays and especially while playing this game specifically and how the whole athen/sparta things is working out I want an ancient china AC sooooo bad set during the warring states period(also influenced by my love for the manga kingdom) with a slightly improved faction war system.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yo I feel like an idiot, hopefully someone can answer this for me. I keep seeing references to the game being split up into chapters, but I don't actually see chapter headings on any missions or during any storyline segments. How do you know what chapter you're on?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I'm a bit disappointed by the DLC. It's literally just more of the same. There isn't even a new area to explore - the whole thing's set in Makedonia which is already part of the existing map (admittedly without much in it). You get one new ability which is fairly pointless, a new Order of the Ancients to hunt down which is basically the Cult of Kosmos under another name, and apart from that it's all exactly like the base game. It's no better and no bigger overall than one of the more comprehensive side quest islands from the main game, like Mykonos or Euboea.

I get this is just episode 1 of 3 - and the storyline is at least passably interesting - but I was expecting more, somehow.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yo I feel like an idiot, hopefully someone can answer this for me. I keep seeing references to the game being split up into chapters, but I don't actually see chapter headings on any missions or during any storyline segments. How do you know what chapter you're on?
You can see it from your quest log, I think? The main Odyssey quests are by episodes. Failing that, check your trophies/achievements, there's one for each episode cleared.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm a bit disappointed by the DLC. It's literally just more of the same. There isn't even a new area to explore - the whole thing's set in Makedonia which is already part of the existing map (admittedly without much in it). You get one new ability which is fairly pointless, a new Order of the Ancients to hunt down which is basically the Cult of Kosmos under another name, and apart from that it's all exactly like the base game. It's no better and no bigger overall than one of the more comprehensive side quest islands from the main game, like Mykonos or Euboea.

I get this is just episode 1 of 3 - and the storyline is at least passably interesting - but I was expecting more, somehow.
The next pack will almost certainly have a new area in it and possibly new systems with the final one wrapping up the story. This first one really just felt like an intro, it ends right as it establishes the central conflict and as the characters set out to resolve it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone else get the feeling that the Order of the Ancients and the Cult of Kosmos are different branches of the same organisation?

Like sure, the Cult was allegedly built out of Pythagorean followers, but the way they operate, their usage of symbolism and short hand (masks, signing their names like Templars) are so similar I can't help but feel they have a common ancestor at the very least. Like, say, the Children of Kain.
 

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Are there much differences in the story depending on who you choose to play as, or is just a simple character model/VA swap?
 
Nov 2, 2017
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I'm a bit disappointed by the DLC. It's literally just more of the same. There isn't even a new area to explore - the whole thing's set in Makedonia which is already part of the existing map (admittedly without much in it). You get one new ability which is fairly pointless, a new Order of the Ancients to hunt down which is basically the Cult of Kosmos under another name, and apart from that it's all exactly like the base game. It's no better and no bigger overall than one of the more comprehensive side quest islands from the main game, like Mykonos or Euboea.


I get this is just episode 1 of 3 - and the storyline is at least passably interesting - but I was expecting more, somehow.[/QUOTE

Watched a few reviews and videos on it and it doesn't look particularly good. I mean the base game already has seemingly endless content so a piece of paid DLC that takes place in an existing area with a bunch of so so quests isn't exactly appealing to me.

Not sure why they moved away from Origins DLC format, that worked great. This should have been released all at once, as it is now I'm just going to wait till it's completed and the season pass goes on sale.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Have a question that is probably really stupid but here goes:

Do you guys have different “builds” saved in your inventory? Like say you want to beef up your Assassination perks with different armor pieces and engravings do you make a build for that purpose and save those pieces with the engravings and keep upgrading them? I’ve hit a point where my assassination attempts are pretty ineffective and I’m thinking that’s largely because i’m not specced out for assassination? Am I way off here?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
Alas, Melissanthi didn't win the award for best performance.

Three guesses who did win.

Have a question that is probably really stupid but here goes:

Do you guys have different “builds” saved in your inventory? Like say you want to beef up your Assassination perks with different armor pieces and engravings do you make a build for that purpose and save those pieces with the engravings and keep upgrading them? I’ve hit a point where my assassination attempts are pretty ineffective and I’m thinking that’s largely because i’m not specced out for assassination? Am I way off here?
Yeah, absolutely. I didn't keep upgrading my armor as I leveled, though. Too expensive, though it might be more doable now because the recents patches lowering the costs.

Technically epic gear is better, but I tend to go with legendary sets (I have at least one for each build) because it is simpler and it is more than enough to wreck everything on hard difficulty anyway. I swap between them as the situation asks for it, usually wearing Hunter gear when exploring/fighting conquest battles and switching to Assassin gear when I infiltrate forts and the like.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Alas, Melissanthi didn't win the award for best performance.

Three guesses who did win.


Yeah, absolutely. I didn't keep upgrading my armor as I leveled, though. Too expensive, though it might be more doable now because the recents patches lowering the costs.

Technically epic gear is better, but I tend to go with legendary sets (I have at least one for each build) because it is simpler and it is more than enough to wreck everything on hard difficulty anyway. I swap between them as the situation asks for it, usually wearing Hunter gear when exploring/fighting conquest battles and switching to Assassin gear when I infiltrate forts and the like.
Ugh this must be why I’m always low on drachmae - upgrading pieces. I have been upgrading some of the gold and purples. Should I not be doing that? Also, do you guys sell or dismantle weapons/gear you no longer want?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
Ugh this must be why I’m always low on drachmae - upgrading pieces. I have been upgrading some of the gold and purples. Should I not be doing that? Also, do you guys sell or dismantle weapons/gear you no longer want?
Not on a level-by-level basis. After a certain amount of levels, I am not completely sure how many, the upgrade cost maxes out and won't rise further. So in the long run it is far better to only upgrade once every few levels. If you really need to upgrade at all: there is so much loot in this game, you will be tripping over gear that is better than what you are currently wearing. I used to hang on to certain parts because of how they looked, but with transmogrification that isn't necessary anymore either.

Upgrading legendary armor is not a good idea. It is the most expensive, but it also has a unique feature in that the entire set automatically levels up when you receive the last piece.

So say you have these pieces:
- head level 9
- torso level 18
- legs level 23
- hands level 28

Then, when you receive the feet and they are level 35, all the other pieces will automatically become level 35 as well.

Do note that all pieces have to be in your inventory the moment you receive the last piece, otherwise it won't work.

As for selling/dismantling: I sold my gear for most of the game, and I am currently sitting on 1.200.000 drachmae and I have no idea what to do with it. So I would say it is better to find a balance: dismantle the grey/blue pieces and sell only the purple stuff, for example.
 
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Not on a level-by-level basis. After a certain amount of levels, I am not completely sure how many, the upgrade cost maxes out and won't rise further. So in the long run it is far better to only upgrade once every few levels. If you really need to upgrade at all: there is so much loot in this game, you will be tripping over gear that is better than what you are currently wearing. I used to hang on to certain parts because of how they looked, but with transmogrification that isn't necessary anymore either.

Upgrading legendary armor is not a good idea. It is the most expensive, but it also has a unique feature in that the entire set automatically levels up when you receive the last piece.

So say you have these pieces:
- head level 9
- torso level 18
- legs level 23
- hands level 28

Then, when you receive the feet and they are level 35, all the other pieces will automatically become level 35 as well.

Do note that all pieces have to be in your inventory the moment you receive the last piece, otherwise it won't work.

As for selling/dismantling: I sold my gear for most of the game, and I am currently sitting on 1.200.000 drachmae and I have no idea what to do with it. So I would say it is better to find a balance: dismantle the grey/blue pieces and sell only the purple stuff, for example.
Oh my god I’m playing this all wrong. I think I’m playing Destiny or something. Thanks for such a detailed response.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Are there much differences in the story depending on who you choose to play as, or is just a simple character model/VA swap?
The latter.

When playing as Kassandra, Alexios is the younger sibling, and vice versa, but the story plays out the exact same regardless. Obviously there are some minor differences in dialogue here and there but it's largely the same.
 

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The latter.

When playing as Kassandra, Alexios is the younger sibling, and vice versa, but the story plays out the exact same regardless. Obviously there are some minor differences in dialogue here and there but it's largely the same.
Yeah, I guessed as much. Thanks.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
Anyone know how to get the red variant of the Amazonion top?
I'd like to know this too. Love the Amazon outifit but I really need a recolor version at this point.
I don't have it myself, but apparently it is the epic variant of the legendary piece. I remember someone, I think it was on Reddit, mentioning they got it from an Olympian Gift, but I don't know if that is the only way to get it.