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

Which character are you playing as??


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Oct 25, 2017
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Finished ep 1 of the Atlantis dlc. I liked it better than the first blade. There was more branching than I was expecting even if it ended up at the same place at the end. Really curious to see what they will do in ep 2 and if Persephone will uphold her part in the deal.

Still don't understand what's going on in the modern parts, but I don't really care. I've been lost on that stuff since the beginning and just tune it out. I'm just here for gods bickering like they're in high school.
 

Baccus

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Dec 4, 2018
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I finally reached the ending of the main story-Odyssey. Incredible game, but I thought the ending would be ways off, seeing the incredible amount of cultists I still have to kill. It might be my favourite AC but the story ending came incredibly abrupt and unexpected to me, I thought the different quests would be integrated more. It really felt like the grand narrative was still somewhere in the second act except near the end - especially the amount of unexplored land and quests I still have to do.
The reason you feel that ending didn't fullfil the "shadowy cult" narrative is because you just got the family storyline ending and the cult one comes after well, killing the cultists.

Modular storytelling is, I believe, Odyssey's greatest achievement in the big scheme of things. They didn't /nail it/, but they did it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Quick question having just started the game recently,
Im having the first conversation with Odessa and and I picked something like "greatness is doing great" or something and she got offended and left,
is that basically done now or do you get a chance later?

I really don't like some of the dialogue choices in this so far, the option doesn't really signal tone or intent of the responses.

Edit:Nvm didn't know you could reload autosaves.
 
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Rex_DX

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Oct 28, 2017
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Quick question having just started the game recently,
Im having the first conversation with Odessa and and I picked something like "greatness is doing great" or something and she got offended and left,
is that basically done now or do you get a chance later?

I really don't like some of the dialogue choices in this so far, the option doesn't really signal tone or intent of the responses.

Edit:Nvm didn't know you could reload autosaves.
You would’ve gotten another shot anyway.

While some of the descriptions versus actual lines aren’t great, there aren’t a whole lot of super meaningful dialogue options anyway. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a few BIG ones, but the majority of the questions you can ask are just exposition/character building (some of which is excellent/hilarious, too!).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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You would’ve gotten another shot anyway.

While some of the descriptions versus actual lines aren’t great, there aren’t a whole lot of super meaningful dialogue options anyway. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a few BIG ones, but the majority of the questions you can ask are just exposition/character building (some of which is excellent/hilarious, too!).
Oh okay, thank you.
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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Finally got to playing this yesterday, game is great overall so far after like 7 hours. Kassandra is fantastic and the overall AC formula introduced in Origins really hits the spot for me.


Quick question having just started the game recently,
Im having the first conversation with Odessa and and I picked something like "greatness is doing great" or something and she got offended and left,
is that basically done now or do you get a chance later?

I really don't like some of the dialogue choices in this so far, the option doesn't really signal tone or intent of the responses.

Edit:Nvm didn't know you could reload autosaves.
Lmao. I just did the same thing. Started playing yesterday and came to that quest. Accidentally made Odessa fly off the handle because the dialogue choice was super vague and pissed her off.

The autosave system here is super nice though, so was easy to reload.

Edit: Just realized this has transmog. Holy shit, what a great addition.
 
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Drewton

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Oct 27, 2017
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Why does the pop in keep getting worse in this game

Probably worse than any other game I remember this gen
 

Blackthorn

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Oct 26, 2017
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Why does the pop in keep getting worse in this game

Probably worse than any other game I remember this gen
I haven’t noticed any substantial change since launch (in fact texture streaming is far better than it was then). It’s really par for the course for any open world game that isn’t Red Dead Redemption 2.

The only jarring pop in for me is ships out at sea, but they’ve always been that way.
 

Drewton

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Oct 27, 2017
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What platform are you playing on? I've not seen very much of it on the Pro.
I’m also on the Pro and it seems like every time there’s a cut in the cutscene, there’s pop in and lighting changes in the background.

The only jarring pop in for me is ships out at sea, but they’ve always been that way.
That’s another really noticeable case, I don’t remember it being that bad at launch but maybe it has.
 

DazzlerIE

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Oct 25, 2017
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Started this game recently on Xbox One. Just arrived in Athens with about eight/nine hours of play under my belt. This game is so big and sprawling it feels overwhelming at times.

I'm the kind of player who has to investigate every ? and take on every mission so my progress has been slow. I'm completely cleaning out an area before moving on to the next one. It's led to a couple of scenarios where I take down a fort and every objective, only for a mission marker to take me back there and all the enemies have regenerated.

Loving it so far, I can see myself sinking 100 hours into this easily
 

Rex_DX

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Oct 28, 2017
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Started this game recently on Xbox One. Just arrived in Athens with about eight/nine hours of play under my belt. This game is so big and sprawling it feels overwhelming at times.

I'm the kind of player who has to investigate every ? and take on every mission so my progress has been slow. I'm completely cleaning out an area before moving on to the next one. It's led to a couple of scenarios where I take down a fort and every objective, only for a mission marker to take me back there and all the enemies have regenerated.

Loving it so far, I can see myself sinking 100 hours into this easily
I clear every area too. Just a tip - whenever you reach a new area hit each gold/black quest marker first even if it means running by a ?. I know that will mess with your ocd, but a lot of the side quests will help you clear out the PoIs without having to clear them twice. It makes exploring the massive map more efficient.
 
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DazzlerIE

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Oct 25, 2017
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Awesome tip, thanks for that! Anything that cuts down on repetition is extremely welcome. What's the significance of the gold/black quest markers vs the standard white ones?
 

Tekku

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Jan 10, 2018
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Still can’t play the game for more than 2 minutes on the PS4 Pro until it crashes. I almost made it to the boss in the opening today. Never gone past that. It’s the only game I’ve ever played where I can’t even get past the first few minutes. I’ve tried so many solutions but nothing seems to work.

Concidering no one answered my last post about this I guess I’m the only one with this issue. It seems strange since it’s like the biggest issue a video game can have. It is literally unplayable for me. I’m thinking of giving up and selling it but I SO want to play it. :(
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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Still can’t play the game for more than 2 minutes on the PS4 Pro until it crashes. I almost made it to the boss in the opening today. Never gone past that. It’s the only game I’ve ever played where I can’t even get past the first few minutes. I’ve tried so many solutions but nothing seems to work.

Concidering no one answered my last post about this I guess I’m the only one with this issue. It seems strange since it’s like the biggest issue a video game can have. It is literally unplayable for me. I’m thinking of giving up and selling it but I SO want to play it. :(
That's shitty man =[

I haven't experienced any crashes yet on my Pro. Only thing I can think of is maybe the install location? Do you have an external drive you could install it to? Or maybe if it's already on an external drive reinstall it internally?
 

Tekku

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Jan 10, 2018
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That's shitty man =[

I haven't experienced any crashes yet on my Pro. Only thing I can think of is maybe the install location? Do you have an external drive you could install it to? Or maybe if it's already on an external drive reinstall it internally?
No it’s on the main drive. I don’t have an external drive so I can’t try it. On the official forums they told me to reset my game license but that didn’t seem to work at all.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Awesome tip, thanks for that! Anything that cuts down on repetition is extremely welcome. What's the significance of the gold/black quest markers vs the standard white ones?
The gold ones with the black exclamation mark are unique side quests that have a story tied to them. They are often around the quality of main story quests with directed cut scenes and dialog choices.

The hour glass icons are timed procedurally generated quests that are just kill person here or fetch item. Feel free to ignore those.

Contracts are kill x amount of enemies for experience and money. Those can also be ignored, but it is a good idea to pick those up whenever you enter a new area because you will naturally complete them. Don't feel pressured to go out of your way to finish them though. It's just extra.
 

Sjay1994

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've caught up with the DLC since I got the gold edition on a discount.

Legacy of the First Blade is really bad. Like the whole romance thing feels like it comes out of nowhere, and even then the whole "gotta continue the bloodline" plot feels really forced...

even though the reveal that Kassandra is Aya's ancestor is cool

Fate of Atlantis however is so far leagues better
 

Jugendstil

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Oct 25, 2017
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Still can’t play the game for more than 2 minutes on the PS4 Pro until it crashes. I almost made it to the boss in the opening today. Never gone past that. It’s the only game I’ve ever played where I can’t even get past the first few minutes. I’ve tried so many solutions but nothing seems to work.

Concidering no one answered my last post about this I guess I’m the only one with this issue. It seems strange since it’s like the biggest issue a video game can have. It is literally unplayable for me. I’m thinking of giving up and selling it but I SO want to play it. :(
Where exactly was it crashing? I'm playing a digital copy on a PS4 Pro and after a patch about a month ago the game started crashing at the splash screen whenever I would try to load a saved game. I tried redownloading and reinstalling and that didn't fix it. I finally remembered about rebuilding the PS4 database, so I did that and it did the trick! Maybe try that if you haven't already. It's pretty simple to do.
 

Tekku

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Jan 10, 2018
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Where exactly was it crashing? I'm playing a digital copy on a PS4 Pro and after a patch about a month ago the game started crashing at the splash screen whenever I would try to load a saved game. I tried redownloading and reinstalling and that didn't fix it. I finally remembered about rebuilding the PS4 database, so I did that and it did the trick! Maybe try that if you haven't already. It's pretty simple to do.
It’s crashing during the fight with the three big enemies in the middle of the battle. I’ve managed to get past them once but then it crashes on the boss.

Does rebuilding really matter when Odyssey is the only game I have on the console and I’ve just initialized the system to wipe it clean?
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is there any sort of rule of thumb for selling gear and weapons I won't use vs. dismantling? I just left Kephallonia and am already at 3,000 drachmae despite mostly dismantling stuff for materials.

Seems like money flow from quests (especially since I do all side quests) is decent.
 

Zero-ELEC

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Oct 25, 2017
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Slackbladder

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Nov 24, 2017
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So, got the DLC at last. I can see why people were upset with the Legacy of the First Blade. The story really forces the relationship on you. And the 'fix' doesn't do much either. That said the third part was particularly fun as my Kassandra basically went ham on all and sundry. However, it doesn't make any sense if you finished the main story with the 'best' ending. Where have they all gone? It only makes sense with the 'worst' ending.
So getting into the Atlantis DLC next. Very pretty but finding it a tad easy (though I admit my Stealth build is a bit op).
 

Rex_DX

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Oct 28, 2017
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Just got to Crete for the first time at level 38. I mostly came by for the arena and figured I’d clear Pephka and Messara while I was there.

Holy damn there’s a lot of content here. Level 43 now and I still have a bunch of stuff to do.

I love the arid color palette and landscape. It’s such a nice breather from tropical isles and mainland Greece.
 

Giever

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Oct 25, 2017
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Dangit, I got the game for free with the Project Stream thing from Google and I'm towards the end so am looking at the Season Pass, but it's always been way more expensive and rarely on sale outside of Steam. I can't get just the pass on Steam because everything is on Uplay. :(

A bunch of stores will put everything on sale except the Season Pass, which is just so frustrating. Humble store is doing that right now, in fact. They basically have the exact same deals as Steam, but the Season Pass and the DLCs individually are full price.
 

microtubule

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Oct 25, 2017
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So what is this giant 6GB patch for?
PATCH SIZES & DEPLOYMENT TIMINGS:
Xbox One: 6.2GB @ 6am UTC | 2am EDT | 8am CEST
PS4: 9.8GB @ 6am UTC | 2am EDT | 8am CEST
PC: 6.2GB @ 1pm UTC | 9am EDT | 3PM CEST
Please note that these timings are estimates and subject to change.
Check out the most notable changes with 1.3.0 below.
CONTENT
EPISODE 2 – TORMENTS OF HADES – THE FATE OF ATLANTIS
  • Added in-game support for Torments of Hades
LOST TALES OF GREECE
  • Added in-game support for upcoming Lost Tales of Greece
FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS
BALANCING
  • Upped Ikaros's attack damage
  • Mercenaries will now carry different amounts of iron and gems to be looted. It's not equal work, equal pay in ancient Greece, Misthios!
  • Addressed an issue causing enemy fire attack damage to be too high
  • Enemy archers no longer have the ability to apply players Critical Chance and Critical Damage stats engravings to themselves. No getting owned by archers any more
  • Reduced the weekly contract objectives to make them simpler and faster to complete
  • Aligned sell price of "The Fate of Atlantis" weapons with main game weapons
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Ainigmata Ostraka now indicate if they're from Greece or other realms
  • Added a visual hint for items currently assigned to another loadout
  • Unique Legendary Lieutenants will now scale up with players
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Im amazed im liking the ship stuff here more than Black Flag, the crew and lieutenant thing add a nice personal connection to your ship.
hopefully if Skull & Bones is being rebooted its an element of customization they add.
 

TaySan

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Dec 10, 2018
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Gold edition is $43 dollars right now on GMG. Do you guys think this game will get significantly cheaper soon? I'm thinking about buying AC3 Remastered now and then buying Odyssey later.
 

devSin

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Oct 27, 2017
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Gold edition is $43 dollars right now on GMG. Do you guys think this game will get significantly cheaper soon? I'm thinking about buying AC3 Remastered now and then buying Odyssey later.
If you have 100 points, you can get a 20% coupon for the Uplay store; when it's on sale, you can get the ultimate edition for $31 (I don't remember the price for gold, but it'll be cheaper than that since the base sale price for ultimate was $39). Also, gold and ultimate come with the AC3 remaster for free (it's included in the season pass).

But if you're in a region where Uplay charges more (those are the US prices), GMG may be a better discount for you.
 

Calabi

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Oct 26, 2017
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Its kind of crazy a major publisher is still updating/supporting and releasing DLC for a fully single player game months after release in this day and age. And I'm still playing and enjoying it months after release.
 

Rex_DX

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Oct 28, 2017
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How is the characters not having any personality a common complaint?
Kassandra is great, just got to the singing scene.
Yeah this is crazy to me too. Kassandra has some amazing one liners and facial reactions later in the game too.

I enjoy the subtlety they can convey with the animation alone these days.

Also- I’m not sure why people were so angry that it took forever to level. I’m closing in on 50 (which was the original cap) and I still have like 12 cultists, all of the sages minus one and I haven’t even been to Sparta yet, let alone a huge number of islands. If anything I’m leveling too fast!
 

skeezx

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Oct 27, 2017
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Also- I’m not sure why people were so angry that it took forever to level. I’m closing in on 50 (which was the original cap) and I still have like 12 cultists, all of the sages minus one and I haven’t even been to Sparta yet, let alone a huge number of islands. If anything I’m leveling too fast!
depending on your playstyle it can be quite the steep incline. but unless i'm misunderstanding how the scaling works it should be mostly a non issue, was for me anyway and it took forever to get to 50

Gold edition is $43 dollars right now on GMG. Do you guys think this game will get significantly cheaper soon? I'm thinking about buying AC3 Remastered now and then buying Odyssey later.
yeah it's a great value, go for it unless you're just really meh on playing Odyssey anytime this year
 

Kevers

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Oct 29, 2017
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What is the current level cap? Is it 70 or 99? I’m seeing conflicting info.
Definitely not 70, I'm currently 75 or 76 at the end of the first episode of Fate of Atlantis.

My main complaint about Legacy of the First Blade is the XP is so low, over the course of all 3 episodes I leveled up like twice. Since starting Fate of Atlantis I've gone up 5-6 levels in just the first episode.
 

Rex_DX

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Oct 28, 2017
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Boston, MA, United States
Definitely not 70, I'm currently 75 or 76 at the end of the first episode of Fate of Atlantis.

My main complaint about Legacy of the First Blade is the XP is so low, over the course of all 3 episodes I leveled up like twice. Since starting Fate of Atlantis I've gone up 5-6 levels in just the first episode.
Interesting. What level were you when you finished the main three story pillars?
 

Delphine

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Mar 30, 2018
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I remember finishing the game when they had not even raised the cap level once, and I was stuck at level 50 for a long time, and felt scammed and pissed when they didn't retroactively make me level up when the 1st level cap raise happened. It felt a bit unfair to see my SO playing the game a month of two after me, and getting to be higher level than I was because he just waited some months to play the game while I played it day one (or even day minus 3 since I have the Gold edition and could start playing before the official launch). I think my current level is around 65/67 and that is just plain ridiculous knowing I completed absolutely everything in the same (sinked more than 170 hours into it), and should be way higher than that, had I waited to play the game instead of... playing it as soon as it was available. My love for the game didn't feel rewarded by that move for sure.
 
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