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New ACB Single and Multi player DLC: "The Da Vinci Disappearance"

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For anyone who hasn't played it yet: there is a very frustrating puzzle sequence in which you have to complete 2 parts in under 5 minutes. This was possibly the toughest part of the DLC, in my opinion. Tired

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Downloaded it an hour or two ago and I'm glad I got in quick. PSN is 'currently down for maintenance' so I would've had to wait until tomorrow otherwise.

Haven't played it yet but I'm going to give it a whirl later this evening Laughing out loud

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the Drachen Armor was really a cool addition to the game, i didnt know the DLC supplied that. downloaded it but havent played it yet.

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It also gives you whatever pre-order character you didn't get (in my case, it gave me The Officer as I already had The Harlequin) along with the 4 DLC characters. Party

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Uh, I bought the codex edition to get the armour and extra characters Stare

Ah well, I still love the codex box, book and other stuff Tongue

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I LOVE getting all the extra stuff that were only Pre-Order bonus before, makes it even worth buying~

Also to anyone who finished it...

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Have you checked where those coordinates are in the ending?
I kinda was caught up in the moment and forgot to write it down... xP

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They lead to a massive hole in the ground just outside the town of Rome NW of New York

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And Rome, NY is just 31 miles (50 km) from the town of Turin (as in Shroud of), NY.

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Why did William M. tell desmond in his e-mail not to tell Lucy or Shaun about discovery because of security. Is one of them a traitor?

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Maybe Lucy was a traitor to the Assassins from the beginning? She was forcibly stabbed for a reason. Also, she was with Abstergo for a long while, most likely (not sure exactly how long), so Templar ideas may have been transmitted into her mind. And Vidic saved her life, so she must feel some sort of debt to be paid for that, somehow. I just don't see Shaun as a traitor, as it would be too obvious from his snarky comments and annoyed attitude. Rebecca would have been my choice as a traitor, as she seems to be the sweet and lovable one of the group, and it would really throw people off.

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just beat the dlc campaign, it was super short?

here's to hoping we get another campaign dlc soon that is long...

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I had the impression on reading the email from W.M. to Desmond, that W.M. is the traitor and that Rebecca is too (because she's in on it). That's why he didn't want Lucy or Shaun informed.

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An interesting idea. However we suspect W.M is head of the assassins so if he is a traitor then why have Desmond and the others not been captured and taken back to Abstergo? I assume you've also seen the topic here suggesting that W.M is Desmond's dad which would make him betraying his son unlikely, although Desmond did run away from his parents?

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That's a very good question, but I'm not sure that we know that they have NOT been captured by Abstergo. And of course, W.M. did say he is a high-level Assassin, but he could be lying about that (or stretching the truth anyway - just like al-Mualim did). And if he's Desmond's father (which I think is pretty likely), maybe in his mind he's not betraying Desmond so much as rescuing him.

There's so much to ponder. But after that caution in the email about not telling Shaun and Lucy, I just felt strongly that I don't trust W.M.

And just a bit off-topic, I'm really enjoying seeing this stream of messages hidden behind the spoiler tags. It's like we're top-secretly talking in code! Laughing out loud

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They lead to a massive hole in the ground just outside the town of Rome NW of New York

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I'm pretty sure this "hole" is actually a pond. If you go back to 2006 it's a slightly larger pond and if you go back to 1998 it's a stream running through a dried up lake bed.

I also checked the zoning map of Turin and found that this location is in a designated forest reserve. In fact it's the only forest area within the town limits. My guess is that Ubisoft wanted to drop a hint about "Turin" (not Rome which is 35 miles away) and they picked this spot specifically because it's on public property. Otherwise the property owners might be contacted by stalkers like me. Shock

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A little more information:

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This area is known as Carpenter Road Trail System, part of New York's Lesser Wilderness State Forest . It's popular for cross country skiing. The pond in question doesn't have a name. However, the one 500 meters SSW of it is known as Beaver Pond. On the latest Google maps satellite images, Beaver Pond is dried up.

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I haven't completed the DLC yet, but I'm working on it. What's the deal with the brown robed guys who attack Ezio upon sight? Who are they? I must have missed this somewhere.

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Ok, nevermind. I figured out who those guys were. Forgot all about the wiki page. It's interesting that they waited until the DLC to introduce a new cult/group into storyline. You would think that they would have popped up somewhere before now.

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Does anyone know if they're planning on releasing another DLC that you have to pay for? It seems like there are some good opportunities. And, hopefully, if they decide to release another one, they'll make it a little bit longer.

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I finished the DLC last week, then went back and played the Copernicus DLC that I never got around to. I finished this and decided to knock out the Thief and Courtesan Assigments. In the midst of going to one of the Thief assignments I ran into a couple of Roman villiagers cowering in fear of something behind a small home outside of Rome. As I turned the corner and walked around the back side of the house I ran right into the Harlequin. I was stunned that he didn't put up much of a fight, and I killed him extremely quickly. Has anyone else come across this? I didn't even know that the Harlequin was in the single-player game. Does anyone know if any of the other multiplayer characters show up like this?

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After you download The Da Vinci Disappearance there are five Harlequins scattered throughout Rome in singleplayer. You get the Clowning Around achievement/trophy for beating up all five with fists.

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I was annoyed that the 5 'Thirsty Harlequins' weren't more difficult to beat. That trophy was just way too easy Puzzled

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Whoa! I didn't know that's what the achievement meant! Shock

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Yeah it's a bit random. I read the trophy description and assumed it was part of the DLC storyline but then I came across a harlequin. I killed the first one and panicked as I realised it was for the trophy (your meant to just beat them up) but he respawned Tongue

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I'm glad they respawn because I killed him in no time. I had no idea they were part of an achievement. Thanks.

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No problem. I did the exact same thing. Saw him and the red arrow that suddenly appeared (accompanied by the jolting camera and slight screech that always puts me on edge when I enter combat Tongue) and just killed him instantly. Went back later and he was there Cool

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It's called "5 Thirsty Harlequins" because they are positioned near water.

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Near wells, aqueducts, or just the water flowing throughout Rome?

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The spoiler tags are largely unnecessary but just in case you don't want to know...

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4 of them are to be found right by the water's edge along the river. Just run the length of the river and you should find them.

The final one may be trickier to find but look slightly higher and you should get him... Wink

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I've been going for 100% sync, with the DLC should I play it before the Sequence 8 missions or after... I know you get emails from the sanctuary if you complete Leonardo's DLC but I'm worried if I do them after Sequence 8 I won't be able to read to emails.

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I think you have to complete the DLC before you complete the last sequence in order to read the e-mails.

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Yeah, I've thinking the same before Sequence 8, better play it safe before the last sequence, lately I've been doing a whole new play through just for 100% sync. The DLC emails can't be read when you already complete the game.

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There are 2 different things that happen depending on when you play the DLC. If you start it before completing the game, you get an e-mail at the beginning and another one at the end. (You don't have to leave the animus to read them; they just appear on the screen.) But if you begin the DLC in a completed game, you will instead overhear 2 conversations, one at the beginning and another at the end.

I reproduced both for the benefit of a GameFAQs discussion. If you missed one or the other you can read them here.

They are spoiler-y!

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I was surprised by the conversations Lisa. I had completed the game and was disappointed that I didn't have a way to receive the emails. It was interesting to hear the conversations. I also read about William M. on the Assassin's Creed Wiki page a couple days ago that it fills in some information regarding this part of the game. It's very spoiler-y (nice made-up word), but does a good job at bridging the gap and possibly lending some foreshadowing.

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Just finished the singleplayer campaign. It was alright, but I couldn't get the last harlequin to appear. I tried for like half an hour until I got it. The puzzling was difficult, so I had to try another time to get 100% sync there. I failed the 100% sync requirement for the final mission because I mis-jumped. Fixed that just now.

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I'm glad it finally has been confirmed that one of the voices in the end credits was William's. Just wondering about what this is: "He'll find a way back out. He always has in the past." Does this mean that Desmond has had more Animus experiences than we're aware of?

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i usually don't care about DLC unless it's free and/or exceptional.
i just don't really like the whole DLC-system, so i figured i'd never play this...but a friend of mine who plays on PC somehow won a DLC-code for this on 360, and since he don't need it he just gave it to me.
i'll try to play a bit when i get home soon

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Finally got around to finishing this. I have yet to find any of these harlequins.

Im a little disappointed in the new enemies, I was hoping they would have different kill animations and moves but they are exactly the same as theives and agile guards. It would be interesting if they were like the followers of Romulus in the way that they have a different animation.

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If you run right along the riverside for a while you should find at least 3 or 4 of them Wink

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i still did'nt download this dlc cause i have'nt got microsoft points yet

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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Just finished the singleplayer campaign. It was alright, but I couldn't get the last harlequin to appear. I tried for like half an hour until I got it. The puzzling was difficult, so I had to try another time to get 100% sync there. I failed the 100% sync requirement for the final mission because I mis-jumped. Fixed that just now.
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I'm glad it finally has been confirmed that one of the voices in the end credits was William's. Just wondering about what this is: "He'll find a way back out. He always has in the past." Does this mean that Desmond has had more Animus experiences than we're aware of?

Probably means that Desmond has always been good at getting out of tricky situations and surviving on his own before. I'm almost certain William is Desmond's father.

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hey calvar

but what if willam says....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58IXbwCP4aw

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hey calvar

but what if willam says....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58IXbwCP4aw

Then Desmond's parents were conceived at a very young age, and then they conceived him at a young agae, because William seems very much too young to be a grandpa.

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damn do you own that thing called a "sense of humor "?

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Haha...sorry, but I was asking the same question in my head after that.

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Lol, I typed that with a smile on my face. I forgot it doesn't translate into the internets. So you know, EA, I laughed a lot when I clicked on that.

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