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Oct 25, 2017
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I do sincerely hope they drop the grinding requirements in the next entry. You should be allowed to just play the main quests if you want, not need side quests galore to hit arbitrary level numbers. The main quests should level you up to the proper minimums on their own.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I’m not really bothered by this, but the ability to knock people out and then recruit them on your ship is one of the most silly mechanics I’ve ever seen.

“I just knocked you the fuck out! Wanna join my crew?”

I do it sometimes but it’s more satisfying when you get a recruit from a quest line. Which doesn’t happen enough.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Cosmetics question I’m pretty sure there’s some pants or long stocking type things I wore once so I won’t have to look at her diaper when she swims anyone know what it’s called?

Also I’m back on my bullshit and playing this again, working my way through the dlc
 

jtb

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Oct 25, 2017
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I do sincerely hope they drop the grinding requirements in the next entry. You should be allowed to just play the main quests if you want, not need side quests galore to hit arbitrary level numbers. The main quests should level you up to the proper minimums on their own.
For better or worse, grinding repetitive activities is basically the only core gameplay loop that binds all of the Assassin's Creed games together.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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I’m not really bothered by this, but the ability to knock people out and then recruit them on your ship is one of the most silly mechanics I’ve ever seen.

“I just knocked you the fuck out! Wanna join my crew?”

I do it sometimes but it’s more satisfying when you get a recruit from a quest line. Which doesn’t happen enough.
It is stupid but the whole recruiting mechanic for your ship is mostly useless anyway. Just another shallow feature they crammed into the game.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I'm level 58 and still haven't completed any of the main storylines but I was wonder if any of the legendary sets are worth upgrade and keeping, they all seem worthless when compared to the same level purples I've been picking up. The only reason I equipped any of the sets so far was for the trophy, the only one that seems the most interesting to me atm is the Amazon set which gives health when damage is dealt.
 
I'm level 58 and still haven't completed any of the main storylines but I was wonder if any of the legendary sets are worth upgrade and keeping, they all seem worthless when compared to the same level purples I've been picking up. The only reason I equipped any of the sets so far was for the trophy, the only one that seems the most interesting to me atm is the Amazon set which gives health when damage is dealt.
The only ones I really kept equipped for any significant amount of time were the Amazon set and the Agamemnon set.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,285
Orlando
I'm level 58 and still haven't completed any of the main storylines but I was wonder if any of the legendary sets are worth upgrade and keeping, they all seem worthless when compared to the same level purples I've been picking up. The only reason I equipped any of the sets so far was for the trophy, the only one that seems the most interesting to me atm is the Amazon set which gives health when damage is dealt.
The set you get for completing all the stories makes it my #1 choice to use because of the set bonus. I just use my other gear to get the look I want since I'm not the biggest fan of the way it looks originally.
 

SG-17

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Oct 25, 2017
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So I killed a cultist and the cutscene for their death looked horrible. The lighting, animation, face quality for Kass, all looked terrible, like it wasn't a finished cutscene or something. Am I alone here?

It was Chrysis after saving the baby.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Well, you guys were right, hunting leaders who are in fortified región are definitely the best spot to find marksmen, one leader had like 3 of them

Funnily enough, I was only missing 1, so I went to the last Athenian region that I haven't visited in all the game to Hunt it, in the middle of the road, I found a Little camp with a marksmen, and when I was running to kill him another marksmen appeared on the road, so I killed him

Sadly, I now realized that I'm on that point of the game where even this misión doesn't give you that much EXP to level up, it actully like an insignificant boost. How tedious would be to level up from 56 to 70?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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so out of the "lost tales of greece" only done Divine Intervention and Daughters Lalaia, and boy are they polar opposites in quality.

Daughetsr of Lalaia felt much more fleshed out, whilst divine intervention, even though I did like parts of the story felt like padding having you run all over and pack for very minor things. How are the other "lost tales" in comparison, more Daughters or Divine intervention?

Also giving the Soundtrack a listen now, great as always. Ezio's family is basically the AC theme now, think I'm going to make playlist with just the variations from every soundtrack.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Has the Ezio theme been used in all the games of the franchise since 2? I dropped the series after brotherhood and only recently returned with odyssey.

Also, I still don't know if I would enjoy 3, 4, Syndicate and Unity, but this game reminded me how much I enjoy travelling through cities from the past
 

Orb

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Oct 27, 2017
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Hit level 50 last night and still having a blast. I feel like I'm nearly done with one of the main stories, but not really sure. There's still plenty of side stuff to do and I am also looking forward to jumping into the DLC.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I think I finished the game, I was expecting to return to the present world , a little random stuff and end credits like usual but no.

The game have a lot, lots of filler content I just got geniuely sad when
Talks about her eagle no longer with her and expecting Old Greek to welcome her before she dies
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I do sincerely hope they drop the grinding requirements in the next entry. You should be allowed to just play the main quests if you want, not need side quests galore to hit arbitrary level numbers. The main quests should level you up to the proper minimums on their own.
I'm fine with a RPG being a RPG, actually. Should continue this way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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so out of the "lost tales of greece" only done Divine Intervention and Daughters Lalaia, and boy are they polar opposites in quality.

Daughetsr of Lalaia felt much more fleshed out, whilst divine intervention, even though I did like parts of the story felt like padding having you run all over and pack for very minor things. How are the other "lost tales" in comparison, more Daughters or Divine intervention?

Also giving the Soundtrack a listen now, great as always. Ezio's family is basically the AC theme now, think I'm going to make playlist with just the variations from every soundtrack.
Divine Intervention is the first quest. I haven't done it yet but judging from the first goal they offered it's not a very good quest. The other Lost Tales are far more involved, and Lalaia felt the most of all.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Does anyone else feels the last update made them alot more... eh.. brittle ? I seem to die more often then before and take more damage in every fight then before .
Or maybe I just suck and its easy to blame the game balance, who knows .
 
Nov 2, 2017
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Does anyone else feels the last update made them alot more... eh.. brittle ? I seem to die more often then before and take more damage in every fight then before .
Or maybe I just suck and its easy to blame the game balance, who knows .
I posted the same thing a few days ago, definitely feels like you die faster now.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Hi all. I finally found some time to try this game out on Project Stream. I used to play them all, but stopped after Black Flag.

Really enjoying it so far! You can tell by the level of polish that there was a lot of love put into the game, which is not something I'm too used to seeing in AAA games.

I couldn't find any relevant posts in this thread, so I wanted to ask what I should spend my $10 on. I remember way back when there was an article saying that the game "should have" shipped with the XP boost built in. I didn't think I cared about it, but then I read about a recent update that raised/removed the level cap (mastery levels?) Any advice there?

Thanks!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Hi all. I finally found some time to try this game out on Project Stream. I used to play them all, but stopped after Black Flag.

Really enjoying it so far! You can tell by the level of polish that there was a lot of love put into the game, which is not something I'm too used to seeing in AAA games.

I couldn't find any relevant posts in this thread, so I wanted to ask what I should spend my $10 on. I remember way back when there was an article saying that the game "should have" shipped with the XP boost built in. I didn't think I cared about it, but then I read about a recent update that raised/removed the level cap (mastery levels?) Any advice there?

Thanks!
Do you “have” to spend money in the game? Because I feel than the Exp Boost isn’t necessary at all to enjoy the game, since you get the necessary experience by just traveling through the map and doing all those side quests and locations like caves and fortress. Now, you can buy it to speed up some things and get op quicker, since the game levels up according to your level, you will never be too op if you want a challenge, or well you can be op as fuck,m by changing the level settings

Now the money, waste in some heroic packs that include an skin, weapon, and some other goodies, they look good, although I don’t know I they cost $10 or more
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Do you “have” to spend money in the game? Because I feel than the Exp Boost isn’t necessary at all to enjoy the game, since you get the necessary experience by just traveling through the map and doing all those side quests and locations like caves and fortress. Now, you can buy it to speed up some things and get op quicker, since the game levels up according to your level, you will never be too op if you want a challenge, or well you can be op as fuck,m by changing the level settings

Now the money, waste in some heroic packs that include an skin, weapon, and some other goodies, they look good, although I don’t know I they cost $10 or more
Yeah, it's use it or lose it! I personally like my games hard, so I'm leaning away from the exp boost, but if the level cap is removed or if the endgame gets really grindy, I might. I don't enjoy grinding too much. I also saw some map markers that add locations of treasure or materials? Is that useful?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah, it's use it or lose it! I personally like my games hard, so I'm leaning away from the exp boost, but if the level cap is removed or if the endgame gets really grindy, I might. I don't enjoy grinding too much. I also saw some map markers that add locations of treasure or materials? Is that useful?
Not really. You can still buy the level boost and make the game hard since the enemies would have the same level than you, and it will come handy to reach the level max sooner
 
Oct 26, 2017
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If you do the side content ("gold" quests) there doesn't seem to be a need for XP boost. But if you just want to do mainquest maybe.

The maps maybe could be worth it?
 
Nov 11, 2017
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I'm reading some awful things plot-wise about the new dlc

Apparently, even if you dedice to not romance Darius' son, your Kassandra is still forced to have sex with him and have a child with him.

Can anyone here confirm this?
Because if this is true Ubisoft really shat the bed. Not only it's fairly sexist, but a straight on "fuck you" to LGBT players, literally a bait & switch after all the freedom you had in the main game.
 

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I'm like 20 hours in and doubting if I'll keep playing. So far it just feels like Origins but I actually like Origins better. I like Bayek more than Kassandra and I hate the bounty system. It's like these guys have cell phones and text each other when one of them finds me. Then you spend like 20 minutes fighting them (yes, I know you can run away, but I rather fight them for the loot) and that's it.

I guess the rest of the game is checking off symbols on your map, which is gonna add like 80 hours extra.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I'm reading some awful things plot-wise about the new dlc

Apparently, even if you dedice to not romance Darius' son, your Kassandra is still forced to have sex with him and have a child with him.

Can anyone here confirm this?
Because if this is true Ubisoft really shat the bed. Not only it's fairly sexist, but a straight on "fuck you" to LGBT players, literally a bait & switch after all the freedom you had in the main game.
It's true ... all of it.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I'm reading some awful things plot-wise about the new dlc

Apparently, even if you dedice to not romance Darius' son, your Kassandra is still forced to have sex with him and have a child with him.

Can anyone here confirm this?
Because if this is true Ubisoft really shat the bed. Not only it's fairly sexist, but a straight on "fuck you" to LGBT players, literally a bait & switch after all the freedom you had in the main game.
I feel like they still could have kept a choice for the player there

There's mention of a sister/daughter several times as already being dead before the dlc, but what if they were still alive and you have events with both of them there (the hunting section, talks at the campfire) and you had dialog with affinity to either character. Then at the end you fight the Huntsman and he kills off the one with lower affinity leaving you with your partner of choice?

Then again the trophy for the second dlc
specifically mentions starting a family :/
 
Nov 11, 2017
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I'm sure there will be a thread about it on the main forum soon.
I hope. I'd do it myself but I'm mainly a lurker so I don't have enough posts.

This is MAJOR stepback for inclusiveness from a AAA developer. And what's worse, it's a cruel backstabbing after all the praise the game got from LGBT gaming communities.

If they had done it from the beginning it would be different, they could have said that Kassandra/Alexios are straight and want a straight family.
It would have been pretty shitty in 2018 in a Bioware-like game with all the "choose your fate" marketing, but like this...
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I'm reading some awful things plot-wise about the new dlc

Apparently, even if you dedice to not romance Darius' son, your Kassandra is still forced to have sex with him and have a child with him.

Can anyone here confirm this?
Because if this is true Ubisoft really shat the bed. Not only it's fairly sexist, but a straight on "fuck you" to LGBT players, literally a bait & switch after all the freedom you had in the main game.
Wow that has really put me off playing the episode. I hope Ubisoft corrects this.
 
Oct 26, 2017
568
London
Alexios/Kass would have had to have children at some point for the Animus to work, but it could have been at any point in their thousands of years of bisexual adventures, I guess.

How do they even handle the DLC story with Alexios?
 
Nov 11, 2017
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Alexios/Kass would have had to have children at some point for the Animus to work, but it could have been at any point in their thousands of years of bisexual adventures, I guess.

How do they even handle the DLC story with Alexios?
Since Origins the new Animus doesn't need the dna of descendants, you just need dna of that person (see Bayek/Aya's tomb and Kassandra/Alexios blood on the spear).
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Romance dialogue and options are so terrible in this game that I never really felt like I was choosing a romantic interest for Alex/Kass, and much less define their sexuality as other than bisexual, and that Alex/Kass just wanted to have sex with anyone because that's what Greek people did according to some people.

For example, while playing with Kassandra, I was doing the side quest with the woman who claimed to be a descendant of Odysseus, and the flirting was mostly one sided with the romance options popping up in the worst time posible while Odessa was talking about the problems that she was facing with the leader of the región. And almost all the options felt like "wanna have sex?" worst of all, is that you had the payoff before giving her the details of your investigation in the leader house, like, you are facing this huge dilemma, but that shit doesn't matter, I want to fuck you, and she accepts!, then make up, and after that you actually tell her the news.

I wish that the romance options in this game were more like in the hostess minigame in Yakuza where you actually have to say the right thing at the right time, and the the other part actually gives you some feedback telling you that they want to start a relationship with you. Also, the romance in this games while improve if other characters started flirting with you, and that you have the option to reject them either because you are not into their gender, or other reason. But besides Alcibíades (who also only wanted sex) none other character truly feels like a romantic option to start a relationship.
So in that regard, I honestly don't mind the DLC news, since the main game already botched the romance aspects, so may as well give Alex/Kass a canon partner to have a child and move on
 
Oct 26, 2017
568
London
Since Origins the new Animus doesn't need the dna of descendants, you just need dna of that person (see Bayek/Aya's tomb and Kassandra/Alexios blood on the spear).
Oh right, no real excuse for this then.

Doesn’t bother me personally because I took a “fuck everything that moves” stance in my playthrough but it’s not at all hard to see how this would upset people.
 

Orb

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Oct 27, 2017
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After hearing about how Odyssey worked, I expected to go into the game trying to romance everyone regardless of gender (playing as Kassandra), but I think it's really telling how almost all the romance options I've encountered have been women. Seems like they built the game with a straight male player / character in mind.

I keep expecting Brasidas to become a romance option but it hasn't happened yet, granted I haven't finished the main story yet
 
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