Assassin’s Creed Odyssey |OT| Ἄνδρα ἢ γυναῖκα μοι ἔννεπε, Μοῦσα

Which character are you playing as??


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Oct 29, 2017
180
Can someone clarify this for me:

I've just got an engraving to do 40% extra damage when I'm above an enemy with my bow, but is that 40% of the DPS of the bow or is that 40% of my hunter damage? Is it even worth using that engraving compared to an overall boost to damage with a different engraving?

Is it better to use the headshot damage engraving since I really only go for headshots with the bow, or is it better to stack the hunter damage instead?
 
Mar 11, 2018
188
You're at the beginning of the game still, tbh.
yeah i watched some youtube videos to see how far people are in the game doing the same mission they were all level 11 and 12 and i'm here close to hitting 19 , another annoying thing about the game is the lack of good weapons i only have 2 good weapons and i cant upgrade them everytime i hit a new level the mercenaries all give armor or shit swords now i'm stuck with a level 14 spear lol.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,484
yeah i watched some youtube videos to see how far people are in the game doing the same mission they were all level 11 and 12 and i'm here close to hitting 19 , another annoying thing about the game is the lack of good weapons i only have 2 good weapons and i cant upgrade them everytime i hit a new level the mercenaries all give armor or shit swords now i'm stuck with a level 14 spear lol.
Drops are tied to the levels of enemies, so if you're level 19 killing mostly stuff far below your level, you're not gonna be getting many upgrades.
 
Mar 11, 2018
188
Drops are tied to the levels of enemies, so if you're level 19 killing mostly stuff far below your level, you're not gonna be getting many upgrades.
yeah i do releaise that its just through out my time (level 22 now) i got like 4 good weapons , and none of them are what i want to build around which is heavy warrior build.
 

jtb

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Oct 25, 2017
1,103
Can someone clarify this for me:

I've just got an engraving to do 40% extra damage when I'm above an enemy with my bow, but is that 40% of the DPS of the bow or is that 40% of my hunter damage? Is it even worth using that engraving compared to an overall boost to damage with a different engraving?

Is it better to use the headshot damage engraving since I really only go for headshots with the bow, or is it better to stack the hunter damage instead?
The damage multipliers in this game are incredibly opaque and there's no kind of damage log to track what the optimal engravings are. I guess combat is easy enough that min maxing isn't really a thing.
 
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Oct 28, 2017
1,484
yeah i do releaise that its just through out my time (level 22 now) i got like 4 good weapons , and none of them are what i want to build around which is heavy warrior build.
Don’t be afraid to buy a weapon from the blacksmith. I’m level 34 currently, and there has definitely been times when RNG was giving me weapons i didn’t care for. Rather than use a heavy blunt for instance, i would just hit up the blacksmith when my weapons would fall too far behind. Since i prefer daggers and spears, my load has been a mix of drops and purchases.
 
Jan 3, 2018
340
Canada
Finished the odyssey quest line. level 43 but I need to grind to 46 just to get my final artifact. What the

Also fuck this poison boar
How tough that boar is will really depend on your build. Hunter is probably the most consistent to kill it easily. I literally 4-shot it with an Assassin high crit build (~36% crit chance, about +300% crit damage at the time):
https://youtu.be/FyN8n_y_ZNE
 
Oct 26, 2017
10,069
when can we expect the last episode of this first DLC to come out? I bought the Season Pass the other day but I still havent done any of it so I might aswell wait now.
 
Oct 26, 2017
11,061
Los Angeles, CA
Man these late game boss fights take a long ass time. Usually I wouldn’t have the patience but I’m so close to finishing the game.

I hate how everything keeps readjusting near the end so that the enemies are always a few levels ahead of you. Luckily some of these fights are on a cliff. Knocking a guy off with one of your abilities is like a cheat code lol. Maybe I’m doing something wrong but I think my level 47 character took like over 20 minutes to beat
Medusa
...
 
Man these late game boss fights take a long ass time. Usually I wouldn’t have the patience but I’m so close to finishing the game.

I hate how everything keeps readjusting near the end so that the enemies are always a few levels ahead of you. Luckily some of these fights are on a cliff. Knocking a guy off with one of your abilities is like a cheat code lol. Maybe I’m doing something wrong but I think my level 47 character took like over 20 minutes to beat
Medusa
...
I don't recall any of my fights taking that long on any level. Are you sure you're not undergeared?
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,506
This game is so good. Over 100 hours in and it keeps getting better and better.
Loving the mythical beast fights.
Definitely going for all expansions with Odyssey like i did with Origins.
Ubi really has knocked it out of the park with this new direction for AC.
 
Dec 4, 2018
957
This game is so good. Over 100 hours in and it keeps getting better and better.
Loving the mythical beast fights.
Definitely going for all expansions with Odyssey like i did with Origins.
Ubi really has knocked it out of the park with this new direction for AC.
I personally feel Origins was better. Odyssey is very fun but is way more mindless, and it shows they got comfortable with their "mission templates" and didn't try to innovate once.

Origins had few, but present linear setpieces like the hallucinations or the siege of Alexandria. Meanwhile Odyssey is 100% composed of the 4 mission templates they got (Raid a base, retrieve a thing, erradicate a zone, naval combat).

Also the graphics are not as good. Models are better but the lighting (specially material lighting) is a generation behind. And of course the world is way blander, while colorful, it doesn't have a single location besides the (non utilized!) Acropolis that is memorable. Maybe Sparta which looks very good, but again, it's very empty.

Odyssey is a very good game and one of the best WRPGs of recent times (the only one besides the Witcher with AAA production values) and people should play it for sure, but man, Ubisoft should have taken a better look at Origins. It's got lots to learn from it.
 
Oct 26, 2017
11,061
Los Angeles, CA
I don't recall any of my fights taking that long on any level. Are you sure you're not undergeared?
Possibly. I was using legendary gear I got from beating the odyssey mainline quest around level 44. I generally don’t upgrade much and just use what I get as loot. Weapons were around 47. Maybe I was doing it wrong. My attacks were doing around 5-10k. It just took a long time.
 
Oct 27, 2017
7,775
Finished my first Odyssey

I think that the ending that I got was incredible stupid yet heartwarming

As Kassandra, I spared the life of both Alexios and Nikolaos, so after arriving to my home in Sparta, I ended up having a family dinner with my brother who has serious mental health issues who murdered thousands of innocents, my step father who threw said brother and I from a cliff, his new stepson that replaced me which also kinda hates me, and my mother who lost his 2 children for 30 years at the hand of his husband. And all of them were happy dining together, even Alexios and Estentor started wrestling like little brothers always do
 
I just picked this up yesterday and I'm already hopelessly hooked.
I'm looking to get the season pass, but should I wait to complete the main story first or is it safe to buy?
It's safe to buy; you have to actively seek out the DLC sidemissions so you can do them at any time of your choosing and, if I remember correctly, they won't show up on the map until you reach a certain level (usually around the time you wrap up 1 or 2 of the main storylines.)
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,506
I personally feel Origins was better. Odyssey is very fun but is way more mindless, and it shows they got comfortable with their "mission templates" and didn't try to innovate once.

Origins had few, but present linear setpieces like the hallucinations or the siege of Alexandria. Meanwhile Odyssey is 100% composed of the 4 mission templates they got (Raid a base, retrieve a thing, erradicate a zone, naval combat).

Also the graphics are not as good. Models are better but the lighting (specially material lighting) is a generation behind. And of course the world is way blander, while colorful, it doesn't have a single location besides the (non utilized!) Acropolis that is memorable. Maybe Sparta which looks very good, but again, it's very empty.

Odyssey is a very good game and one of the best WRPGs of recent times (the only one besides the Witcher with AAA production values) and people should play it for sure, but man, Ubisoft should have taken a better look at Origins. It's got lots to learn from it.
Agree with you there. Origins is the better game, more polished. For example the combat albeit more deep in Odyssey due ablities, it feels much more polished in Origins. Every location feels unique, tombs are incredible, it's basically the closest thing to a timemachine. Origins looks a bit better too.
Origins is a 9.5/10
Odyssey a 9.2/10
 
Oct 25, 2017
739
Osaka
It's safe to buy; you have to actively seek out the DLC sidemissions so you can do them at any time of your choosing and, if I remember correctly, they won't show up on the map until you reach a certain level (usually around the time you wrap up 1 or 2 of the main storylines.)
Thank you!

Have you found the DLC to be worth the price?
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,682
Agree with you there. Origins is the better game, more polished. For example the combat albeit more deep in Odyssey due ablities, it feels much more polished in Origins. Every location feels unique, tombs are incredible, it's basically the closest thing to a timemachine. Origins looks a bit better too.
Origins is a 9.5/10
Odyssey a 9.2/10

Having gone to Origins from Odyssey, character models don't look that good comparatively. There are a few people that look as if they're sculpted from plasticene. The DLC areas look a bit better though.
 
Thank you!

Have you found the DLC to be worth the price?
It's a bit of a mixed bag. I haven't gone far into the big story DLC (Legacy of the First Blade) because I was spoiled on a plot twist that didn't sit right with me (and many other fans.) I did enjoy the free sidemissions a lot and my kids loved the Discovery Tour in Origins.... but all of that is free. I've played around with the customisation options a lot but I can't tell which of those I earned in-game and which are bonus content.

Really looking forward to AC3 remastered and curious about the Fate of Atlantis DLC, so maybe I'll get my money's worth out of the pass eventually.

But, honestly, the biggest driver behind getting the pass is that I really, really enjoy this game and wanted to support and encourage Ubisoft to keep going in this direction.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,516
The scale of this game is honestly mind-boggling. I unlocked the
Atlantis
quest after more than 45h and there's still so much more to do. Focussing on the good content of the game (ignoring question marks and generic quests) is definitely the way to play.
 
Oct 26, 2017
880
They really need to patch the game so your horse isn’t so damn slow in cities. I hate this shit. Adds nothing to the game.
I suppose it's to avoid to have too many collisions with NPC, but at least they should reduce the size of the area around the city where you are slowed down.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,933
I'm going to take an uneducated guess it's due to technical reasons: game couldn't load new assets fast enough when galloping through city.
could be this and what Kuldar posted together, but can't help but feel you run faster in cities than you ride. Could be perspective and animation fooling the eyes though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
547
The shitty performance of the game as well as the freezing is driving me up the wall.
Also, I just broke the quest 'The Liberator' because I cleared out the quarry before interacting with the messenger.

40 hours into this game and I still feel like an under-powered newbie.
In Origins, I was a killing machine at this point, clearing out entire bases by head-shotting everyone without stopping.
In this game, tying the long range shots to the power meter is just plain bullshit that inflates the time needed to clear a base.

Edit: Considering changing the enemy level settings...
 
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jtb

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Oct 25, 2017
1,103
The shitty performance of the game as well as the freezing is driving me up the wall.
Also, I just broke the quest 'The Liberator' because I cleared out the quarry before interacting with the messenger.

40 hours into this game and I still feel like an under-powered newbie.
In Origins, I was a killing machine at this point, clearing out entire bases by head-shotting everyone without stopping.
In this game, tying the long range shots to the power meter is just plain bullshit that inflates the time needed to clear a base.

Edit: Considering changing the enemy level settings...
The gear drives your damage modifiers much more than your level or stats. Falling behind on gear causes level-scaled enemies to improve more than you're improving, per level-up. With properly leveled gear, you'll never be quite the OP predator-shot maniac that Bayek was but you'll be pretty close.
 
Oct 30, 2017
289
Just circled around a house backwards spamming arrows while I tried to kill a cultist in an enemy base while also being pursued by 2 mercenaries (forced bounty), that shit is tedious.
 
Oct 28, 2017
49
Just circled around a house backwards spamming arrows while I tried to kill a cultist in an enemy base while also being pursued by 2 mercenaries (forced bounty), that shit is tedious.
The exact same thing happened to me an hour ago and ... I died :( had to do it all over again. Mercenaries can be a pain in the ass, but somehow these moments can give you a massive motivation boost - if u survive...
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,306
So I beat the odyssey quest line (the Deimos one) as Alexios and he was pretty great in it. I don’t understand the complaints and for me personally, I felt like I could connect and get more immersed as a guy playing a guy. Just my preference. I’m glad they gave a choice. He was completely fine in the context of the world and story and none of the other things I’ve seen of Kass ever convinced me I made the wrong choice, she seemed about the same. It was pretty shity to read that one thread about 2/3 picking Alexios and everyone shitting on that. Kind of made me feel bad to pick him for some reason for a bit.

Anyway. Pretty great game so far. On to the other stuff like the cult and Gates quests.