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How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

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Right, so I was kinda dissapointed in this game. Its really short and there are hardly any main assassinations that give you room, most of them required hardly any planning or thought.

On my second playthrough though I found a way to enjoy it, and its the same thing that has helped me enjoy all the other AC games. Make videos. Thats right, something about making videos motivates you to plan and put much more thought into each mission. I find I learn the map so much more and I learn the mechanics of the game better when I make videos.

Anyone else think along similar lines? I think making videos really does help bring out more value in each game, its also making me love the bomb gameplay in this game as you can come up with some creative kills.

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I don't know. I thought it was a pretty good improvement over ACB. The story length was good enough for me. Now that I play it more, though, I don't use bombs ever. I did at first because it encouraged them and they were new (and they were necessary for achievements). Since then, I just collect ingredients and sell them. The economy system has improved so I'm actually below 10,000 money 80% of my game time. I hope I can get enough money to get the final books in Cappadocia! Argh!

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How do you sell Bomb Ingredients..

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Go to that Piri Res guy. You can sell them to him. As far as I know, that's the only way you can sell them.

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Yeah economy system is very good in this game, I have yet to buy a landmark and I am always out of supplies like poison and such. I just discovered counter steal though so it has made life easier.

I also discovered how awesome the Gold Bomb is, I lured loads of civilians and guards in one spot, and the civilians let you blend! The entire group of civilians made this huge area a blend spot near a templar den, I could silent kill as many guards as I wanted and remain invisible.

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Wow, that's awesome.

I know what you mean about making videos. I don't think I would've enjoyed AC:R as much if I wasn't going to make videos for it. Likewise with AC2. I played through that 8 times already, but when I started looking for stuff to do, I could think of so many things!

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What is counter steal? I've seen it in action, but I can't figure out how to perform it.

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Counter with RT+Y instead of RT+X.

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Oh. See, I was trying A, since I didn't want to risk shooting them in a face and waste a guard. haha

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Same thing happened with AC1, I was going to do a save citizen video ( I swear I will get around to recording this!) so in order to make them interesting in unique I really had to think a lot more.

Also I get to know the area of the map so much better, every time I go by a templar den I actually know where I am and where all the paths lead. I swear they opened up the districts way to early in this game, its hard to memorize everything at once. Also on my first playthrough I swear I spent 70% of the time looking at the radar.

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JoeyFogey wrote:
I don't know. I thought it was a pretty good improvement over ACB. The story length was good enough for me. Now that I play it more, though, I don't use bombs ever. I did at first because it encouraged them and they were new (and they were necessary for achievements). Since then, I just collect ingredients and sell them. The economy system has improved so I'm actually below 10,000 money 80% of my game time. I hope I can get enough money to get the final books in Cappadocia! Argh!

wait there are books in cappadocia ? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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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The Cappadocia books are each a fortune to buy. I'm buying everything in Constantinople in order to raise my income to just enough that maybe I'll be able to afford half of them by next week. >_>

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LOL ,but see joey in revelations....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC-wMcWv2_w

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Go see how much those books are and we'll talk. haha

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so how much? cause i kinda blew my money rebuilding constantinople

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I have about 90% income and I still can't get one book after 20 mins. I have to play the entire game without spending ANYTHING for about 2 hours if I want to get them all at once. Maybe longer. I'm just estimating.

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0__0 holy sh*t that bad , im saving my money.

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That sounds horrible. Most of my money goes flying into assassin recuit missions, I rarely get to see if I make a profit. I took your advice and started selling bomb ingrediants to Reis, you get quite a bit of money for that.

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Joey, make some videos. I spent over 2 hours on that variety pack for sure. Tongue

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Joey, make some videos. I spent over 2 hours on that variety pack for sure. Tongue

About what, exactly? How to wait for money to be deposited in ACR? Glasses

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Yeah, for instance! I'm sure it'd be frontpaged! Tongue

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That's just...waiting around, though. haha

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I swear they opened up the districts way to early in this game

I thought it was better like this. That way the player can free all the districts at once or in the order he wants to, then continue the game not being bothered by it anymore.
I didn't like how in ACB you would go to a Borgia tower hoping to light the fire and be done with it only to be 'you shall not pass'ed by a desynch wall.

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Oh god that was horrible. I think ACB just seriously screwed up there because the tower is on your minimap when it is out of bounds! If it wasnt on the minimap it wouldnt be a problem.

As for as dens go, because you can lose dens and such I think it also suits it well that the city opens up at once, but I still prefer AC1 how they introduced you to each city individually and each district individually.

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JoeyFogey wrote:
I have about 90% income and I still can't get one book after 20 mins. I have to play the entire game without spending ANYTHING for about 2 hours if I want to get them all at once. Maybe longer. I'm just estimating.

Do you control all the cities in Mediterranian Defense? That what i focused on the most, i didn't even buy any landmarks untill i had every city under Assassin control.

Speaking of which i like that Templars will still try to retake a city even after you fully upgrade it and get your control up to 100%. I kinda wish they added the Tower Defense game to that however as it would give you something to do after you've locked all your dens.

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I control them all, but not all are 100%.

I originally thought they'd put the RTS aspect into the Assassin missions, not Den Defense. They should've switched and instead make each Den Defense an epic battle with varying degrees of difficulty.

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JoeyFogey wrote:
I control them all, but not all are 100%.

If you do all the Special assassin missions(the ones that say Expand the Market, Support Local Artist, etc.) it increases your income from that city. You can also have upto FIVE recruits stationed in each city(1 as the commander, 4 to send on missions within the city). If you constantly have your recuits out on missions then that provides a pretty good stream of income, just have to keep going back to the pigeon coop.

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I originally thought they'd put the RTS aspect into the Assassin missions, not Den Defense. They should've switched and instead make each Den Defense an epic battle with varying degrees of difficulty.

Much, much, much better idea. Makes more sense too. The den defense looked kinda stupid to me. To be sure, I haven't actually done it in game myself yet - I observed it when my daughter was playing. Is it more fun to actually do than it looks?

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I find it fun, but my tastes in games seem to differ a lot from the general population.

How do you send the other 4 recruits on missions in that city? Do they automatically do it or something?

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My tastes differ a lot from the general population as well, and I hate it with a fiery passion. I just let my den get destroyed and then retake it by killing the captain. Takes like 5 seconds.

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How do you send the other 4 recruits on missions in that city? Do they automatically do it or something?

When your selecting your assassins to send on the mission, press X/square to see the assassins assigned to that city. I haven't seen any benefit to sending city assassins versus your main brotherhood(the sync time isn't any shorter) but it's a quick way to lvl up recruits as they get xp from the mission aswell as the daily reward from being stationed in that city.

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Wow I have started making so much more money since I found that out. 5 recruits per city means i can do loads of contracts all the time.