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Should dyeing your robe different colors effect your blending ability?

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I thought i recall reading that this would be in AC2 but it doesn't seem like that from my experience with the game. Perhaps this was something Ubisoft wanted but didn't have time to impliment.

What do you think? Should wearing certain colored robes impact your level of noteriety? Maybe if you become notorious then an easy, but costly, way to get the city off your back is to dye your clothes.

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You'd think changing your colors would keep the guards off your back. I also thought that if you wore white in a group of dark-robed monks, you shouldn't be able to blend. I thought that was the case when I was sneaking around the Vatican in white robes and my only cover were the monks. Stare

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For the realism factor, yes, it should affect your ability to blend. However, I think that would make the game too complicated. I don't think I would enjoy having to re-tint my clothes every time I went to a new area or returned to an old one. Not to mention, you can't just keep dyeing and bleaching clothing like that - it'll wear out and begin to tatter and fall apart. Smile It would make more sense to have multiple costumes instead, each with it's own unique style and colors.

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I once suggested dyes should lower your notoriety a bit. because its so easy to lower anyway, maybe all the others should be lowered, for instance officials are only 25%, Bribes are 10% and posters are 5%

It might become a hassle though, having to hunt down loads of people to lower it but then again it will be harder to walk around the streets and will make you actually decide on your playstyle if you dont want to be notorious.

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I think this would be a cool idea and would add realism to the game but Ubisoft either changed there minds or were never planning to include it.

I guess the closest we have to a clothing/notoriety system is the capes which affect notoriety in certain regions/cities. Perhaps this is what Ubisoft meant. Either that or they wanted the notoriety system to sound better/were originally going to make it better.

To be honest, I think its already pretty clever but the dyes would make it better as they would actually have a purpose (other than looking fashionable/horrible of course) Smile

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To be honest, I think its already pretty clever but the dyes would make it better as they would actually have a purpose (other than looking fashionable/horrible of course) Smile

You know, it's pretty remarkable how there's such a variety of dyes in the game yet the majority of them look pretty awful. It's like the person who designed them was colorblind. Smile

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Especially the ones you find in Tuscany.


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It pained me to dye my clothes Wetland Ebony and Wetland Ivory for the Perfect Harmony Trophy as Ezio just looked stupid. The very slight difference made him look like someone he'd been recreated by someone who hadn't checked what he looked like properly. You can't beat good old Assassin White or Altair's Black Armour Tongue

Just a thought, do the tailor's actually sell the dye Assassin White? Surely anyone buying this would be under slight suspicion due to the name? Tongue But then I guess anyone waltzing round in a big, white, hooded cloak with large knives attached would look pretty dodgy anyway Big smile

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I think its free to switch back to white.

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Tuscan Emerald looks OK, i usually go with that because it makes Ezio look like a noble. Though i agree that most of the other selections are really ugly.

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Maybe in ACIII they could try a new kind of assassin, one that is not the center of social life of the entire province, but some kind of an outsider, an invisible blade in the crowd, who can not change his clothes, and so he must be careful not to stain his robe with the blood of his victim, so that he won't be discovered.

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al-Assas wrote:
Maybe in ACIII they could try a new kind of assassin, one that is not the center of social life of the entire province, but some kind of an outsider, an invisible blade in the crowd, who can not change his clothes, and so he must be careful not to stain his robe with the blood of his victim, so that he won't be discovered.

This sounds like a good idea Smile We've had Altair, the mysterious Assassin with a shadowy and largely hidden past; Ezio, the Italian noble's womanising son; why not [INSERT COOL ASSASSIN NAME HERE], the poor and unknown do-gooder who longs to be a Master Assassin? Crazy

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I think that the only time your clothing color should affect your ability to blend is when you wear darker colors at night. Other than that, doing anything more would make everything too complicated and confusing.

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How about dyeing colors according to capes? So a cape won't make you incognito/notorious unless you have a dye of a similar color. So for the Medici cape you would need a red, orange, or yellow dye. For the Venetian cape you would need blue, green, or brown. For the Auditore cape you would need a dark dye. That leaves the plain cape, which doesn't affect you at all.

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ick, too complicated for my taste...


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Actually, a while back there was a game called Need for Speed: Most Wanted where changing the color of your car would basically reset your notoriety around town, however the notoriety of that color would be saved for later if you ever changed the model back to that color. Maybe ACB could do something similar for people who are too damn lazy to seek out Wanted Posters that nobody can see from the streets because they are 35+ feet above ground.

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