Question

#1 Posted by Deusoma (3018 posts) -

So here's a random question that's been kinda bugging me since the first game, which I first played last year.
 
Y'know those rooftop hiding spots, the wooden frame thingies with blankets hanging down on the sides? What exactly are those? 
 
I mean, they're handy and everything, I just have no idea why such a thing would be on somebody's roof, or why they would be in both Crusades-era Jerusalem and Renaissance-era Venice. 
 
I know, I know, Google is your friend, but since I don't even know what to call the things, I can't even look it up.
 
Anybody wanna fill me in?

#2 Edited by mylifeforAiur (3487 posts) -

According to Wikipedia, it's a rooftop garden^^

#3 Posted by Phr4nk0 (349 posts) -

They are ment to be roof gardens I think. Why they are completely covered, barely letting any sun through to the plants is another question.
#4 Posted by Bigandtasty (3203 posts) -

Animus tutorial calls it a "roof garden."
 
@Phr4nk0 said:

" They are ment to be roof gardens I think. Why they are completely covered, barely letting any sun through to the plants is another question. "

It is indeed strange. Probably the same reason every peasant only sits on the ends of the bench, and would never think of occupying the middle.
#5 Posted by pekoe212 (454 posts) -

I do recall laughing out loud the first time I hid in one of those so-called "rooftop gardens" and realized there was not a single plant of any kind inside. Or furniture. Completely empty structures except for broken pieces of wood and debris on the floor. I pictured poor medieval peasants climbing all the way up onto their roof so they could go in these wooden boxes, sit on the uncomfortable floor and ....stare at each other? Since they can't actually see the view from their "gardens".

#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
First time i saw it i thought it was some kind of storage unit o_O 
beats me. 
 
 
@Bigandtasty
said:
" @Phr4nk0 said:
" They are ment to be roof gardens I think. Why they are completely covered, barely letting any sun through to the plants is another question. "
It is indeed strange. Probably the same reason every peasant only sits on the ends of the bench, and would never think of occupying the middle. "
hahaha xD

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