mordecaix7's forum posts

#1 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

Don't know what forums you've been on. The community here is about par for the course when it comes to the Internet. The overuse of memes is pretty sickening but besides that I like it here.

Been here since 2008 and I've had nothing but a great experience.

@Ravenlight said:

This is a pretty cool new user guide. It took me awhile to discover all of these goodies when I first joined the site. I feel like it would benefit from the inclusion of links to stuff like the Bombcast page and may be some info about TNT, but otherwise this is fantastic!

I'll drop some extra links in ;)

#2 Edited by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

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TODO: Add section on TNT and Endurance Runs

#3 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

@Chaser324: I might be too far away... here's a good example:

At the end of sequence 6, you're trying to assassinate William Johnson while he's negotiating with the natives. The house their negotiating in front of is two stories tall. I'm standing on top the building with him highlighted in my sights. The assassination button never lights up. I have to jump off the building at him and then press X. I could have sworn in Brotherhood and AC2, you just had to push X to cause Ezio to jump off the building and stab them. I tried from a smaller perch on some other people but it also still requires me to run/jump at them before it'll work.

I tried locking on, which I think helps with the running and jumping part, but just pressing X to assassinate from a roof when in range doesn't seem to be working for me.

#4 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

@Chaser324: I really started trying to do it once I got to Boston as Connor, roughly sequence 6. I didn't really try to do it during the first part of the game. As soon as Boston was open, I started trying to do side quests. I just couldn't seem to pull it off.

Another ability I couldn't seem to do until sequence 7 was corner assassination. I don't remember when I started being able to do it, but I know the first few times I tried it I would just hit the person and not assassinate them. Now in sequence 7, I stab'em and pull them around the corner.

Are you also having problems with air assasinations? It used to be you would highlight your target and push X to jump off the roof and assassinate them. In AC3, I have to jump off the roof first, hit X in the air and hope I hit the guy I was aiming for.

#5 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

@Chaser324 said:

You could've done ledge assassinations from the beginning, you just didn't notice until that point.

I said in the second paragraph, I'd been trying to get it to work for 7 sequences. I couldn't get it to work until I did that naval mission that had an optional objective of doing 3 ledge assassinations. Now I can do it easily. It's like it didn't exist before that mission.

#6 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

Side quests are my jam. Even if they don't mean much in the long run, I feel as though I'm honing my skills for the meat of the game. Anyway, I'm curious if there is a certain point I should stop doing the story to take on side quests. I ask, because it seems as though the game is still walking me through some tutorial stuff, even while I'm at the start of Sequence 7.

Example: My favorite thing to do is perch below a ledge and wait for a roof guard to come near and assassinate him by pulling him off the ledge. I played up to Sequence 7, but I couldn't for the life of me get this ability to work. I wrote it off as something the developers took out of the game, much to my chagrin, and pressed on. I did an early naval mission which required me to scale a cliff side up to a tower. There was a guard waiting at the top. It prompted me to do a ledge assassination. ????? So I couldn't do so before unless I did this optional side mission???

Color me confused.

This got me thinking that maybe I need to press on further in the game before I go gallivanting around completing side quests. Having all my abilities available will make it a much easier task. So far, I've completed all side quests in Boston but a few things would definitely have been easier if I could ledge assassinate before then.

So, are there more abilities I need to unlock? When would be the best time to start side quests be?

#7 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

@InitialP: That helps a whole lot. Thanks a lot!

#8 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

@Akrid: So pretty much, take off running unless I can use an ability on him. Got it. Knowing that little bit will help. It also means when I get stunned outright, I'm incredibly slow to hit the kill button :/

#9 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

@Akrid: So I just need to get faster? Would bum rushing him help if I know he's obviously walking up behind me?

#10 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -

I haven't played AC multiplayer since Brotherhood but I don't remember having this many problems using the stun move. I popped in AC3 last night and went through the multiplayer tutorial. It took me through a section where an NPC assassin walked up behind me and I hit X (on 360) to stun him. Seems to make sense to me.

I get into a game and I'll know this guy walking up behind me is obviously my pursuer. I've got my cursor on him so he's highlighted and as soon as he is within range (X pops up above his head) I hit X to stun him. Except I just get an animation of me hitting him, getting blocked and dying. I think they call it an honorable death.

I kept trying to get the hang of how to do it for about two hours last night but I never once stunned anyone. It just isn't clicking. I get stunned all the time point blank in the face but I can't stun anyone else.

Is there something I'm not doing? Do I need to lock on to the character in question before attempting a stun? How does this work?