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That's great news!

Did they give any timeframe for when that would happen? I'm right at the point where that DLC is next to play but if it will be soon I'll wait.

Personally, I'm holding off on picking up the DLC until all the parts of at least the first arc is released. I do badly with remembering stories when there's a month gap between installments.

I had an interesting experience in a level 20-21 mission connected to Xenia, and I'm curious how it might have played out differently. Spoilers for the details:

Spoiler:

On meeting Xenia, she requests something like 17k drachmae for her to share information about Myrrine, and points you to a few side quests to raise the cash. One of these involved me meeting a woman who wanted some lost item or other, either off a small shipwreck on an island or in a cavern guarded by a shark (the details of these quests run together a bit for me). Anyway, once I found the item, the woman's ship is docked nearby, so I returned to her for payment. In talking to her, I basically say "hey I've got your stuff" she says "hand it over" and I say "pay me first" and she's like "haha no, I'm not paying you." My options are to 1)hand it over anyway, 2)lie and say I didn't find it, 3)say "well then I'm going to kill you for wasting my time." I chose option 3--my Kassandra has a heart for sure, but she also murders hundreds of people and I can't imagine why she would put up with this situation. It was a simple result for me--I killed the woman and all of her crew, kept the treasure, and sold it for gold. But I'm curious, what happens if you choose the other routes? If you just give it to her, despite her refusing to pay you, is there any reward? If you lie about not having it, does she believe you and you just go sell it, or does it spark another confrontation?

I'm not entirely sure why someone would make a different choice than I did, but I'd be interested to know how it plays out.

mrlogical wrote:

I had an interesting experience in a level 20-21 mission connected to Xenia, and I'm curious how it might have played out differently. Spoilers for the details:

Spoiler:

On meeting Xenia, she requests something like 17k drachmae for her to share information about Myrrine, and points you to a few side quests to raise the cash. One of these involved me meeting a woman who wanted some lost item or other, either off a small shipwreck on an island or in a cavern guarded by a shark (the details of these quests run together a bit for me). Anyway, once I found the item, the woman's ship is docked nearby, so I returned to her for payment. In talking to her, I basically say "hey I've got your stuff" she says "hand it over" and I say "pay me first" and she's like "haha no, I'm not paying you." My options are to 1)hand it over anyway, 2)lie and say I didn't find it, 3)say "well then I'm going to kill you for wasting my time." I chose option 3--my Kassandra has a heart for sure, but she also murders hundreds of people and I can't imagine why she would put up with this situation. It was a simple result for me--I killed the woman and all of her crew, kept the treasure, and sold it for gold. But I'm curious, what happens if you choose the other routes? If you just give it to her, despite her refusing to pay you, is there any reward? If you lie about not having it, does she believe you and you just go sell it, or does it spark another confrontation?

I'm not entirely sure why someone would make a different choice than I did, but I'd be interested to know how it plays out.

Spoiler:

I only vaguely remember this but I think I chose option 1 and you just end up fighting anyways. Something like thanks for the stuff now you die.

Yep. Pirates gonna pirate. I personally saw no problem with the "f*ck you, pay me" option, because while my Kassandra was a misthios with a heart of gold, she was also nobody's fool.

Xenia is cool though. I got the impression she had a close friendship with Myrrine.

jigsawhc wrote:

Did they give any timeframe for when that would happen? I'm right at the point where that DLC is next to play but if it will be soon I'll wait.

I haven't seen a date yet, no.

Has anyone received their "Free" copy yet post stream project? I have not seen an email come through yet.

Hobear wrote:

Has anyone received their "Free" copy yet post stream project? I have not seen an email come through yet.

As of six days ago, the word was just 'you should get an email in the coming weeks'

Tanglebones wrote:
Hobear wrote:

Has anyone received their "Free" copy yet post stream project? I have not seen an email come through yet.

As of six days ago, the word was just 'you should get an email in the coming weeks'

Yeah, that's fine, still have so much left to go in Origins.

Tanglebones wrote:
Hobear wrote:

Has anyone received their "Free" copy yet post stream project? I have not seen an email come through yet.

As of six days ago, the word was just 'you should get an email in the coming weeks'

This is terrible news! I want to play again. I can't wait weeks. OOOOOOH the humanity!

DeThroned wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Hobear wrote:

Has anyone received their "Free" copy yet post stream project? I have not seen an email come through yet.

As of six days ago, the word was just 'you should get an email in the coming weeks'

This is terrible news! I want to play again. I can't wait weeks. OOOOOOH the humanity!

By Zeus I hope they bring this quickly with the speed of Apollo !

Hermes*

Apollo is music, truth and prophecy, among other things. Think Oracle of Delphi. He is the ideal youth, and Zeus's favorite son. In statuary, he wrassles a snek (actually the dragon Python who started all manner of trouble with the gods' kids before Apollo punctured it with an arrow).

Hermes had winged sandals which he unadvisedly lent out to heroes.

I may have been reading Edith Hamilton lately.

BadKen wrote:

Hermes had winged sandals which he unadvisedly lent out to heroes.

Had one of the heroes accidentally forgotten to return the sandals?

Well, now that you mention it...

I mostly meant that gods giving mortals the things that made them godly rarely ended well for the mortals.

But when Perseus sets out to slay Medusa the Gorgon, Hermes gives him a sword, Athena gives him a shiny reflective shield, and later he gets the winged sandals and a bag of holdi... er... a magic wallet, and a cap of invisibility.

Later in the legend, Perseus returns home to his mother and the fisherman who had adopted him as a child, to find them hiding in a temple because his mother had refused to marry the king. Perseus learns that the king is having a party, so he shows up with his whole shiny heroic getup, gets everyone's attention, and whips out Medusa's head, stoning everyone in attendance, including King MILF-lover. Perseus makes his adopted fisherman father king of the island, which everyone loves because the other king was a huge prick. Perseus and his mother return to their original home, hoping to reconcile with Perseus' grandfather, who was also a king.

One thing leads to another, bing bang boom, Perseus accidentally kills his grandfather as Apollo's Oracle had predicted before Perseus was born. Medusa's head is given to Athena to wear on her shield thereafter. Perseus and his wife Andromeda live happily ever after, and they sire a son who ends up being the grandfather of Hercules.

But nowhere in the tale does it mention Perseus returning any of the other stuff he got from the gods!

BadKen wrote:

Well, now that you mention it...

I mostly meant that gods giving mortals the things that made them godly rarely ended well for the mortals.

But when Perseus sets out to slay Medusa the Gorgon, Hermes gives him a sword, Athena gives him a shiny reflective shield, and later he gets the winged sandals and a bag of holdi... er... a magic wallet, and a cap of invisibility.

Later in the legend, Perseus returns home to his mother and the fisherman who had adopted him as a child, to find them hiding in a temple because his mother had refused to marry the king. Perseus learns that the king is having a party, so he shows up with his whole shiny heroic getup, gets everyone's attention, and whips out Medusa's head, stoning everyone in attendance, including King MILF-lover. Perseus makes his adopted fisherman father king of the island, which everyone loves because the other king was a huge prick. Perseus and his mother return to their original home, hoping to reconcile with Perseus' grandfather, who was also a king.

One thing leads to another, bing bang boom, Perseus accidentally kills his grandfather as Apollo's Oracle had predicted before Perseus was born. Medusa's head is given to Athena to wear on her shield thereafter. Perseus and his wife Andromeda live happily ever after, and they sire a son who ends up being the grandfather of Hercules.

But nowhere in the tale does it mention Perseus returning any of the other stuff he got from the gods!

Yeah it was after the return policy

DeThroned wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Hobear wrote:

Has anyone received their "Free" copy yet post stream project? I have not seen an email come through yet.

As of six days ago, the word was just 'you should get an email in the coming weeks'

This is terrible news! I want to play again. I can't wait weeks. OOOOOOH the humanity!

It'd be nice if they gave some indicator of what "in the coming weeks" really means.... I figured a week or two, but now it's February.... They're really hoping you'll just give in and buy it.

Translations of all the sea shanties in Odyssey!

Also, the fugliest armor set ever is now available:

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And the February community update will be next week, and is expected to include news about the release of New Game Plus.

It looks like Ubi couldn't resist messing with the art direction again, just like they did with the Ezio trilogy. Now instead of neutral colors, everything has been color graded to shades of brown. High res textures = good. Complete change in the feel of the environment = not so good.

Looks good to me, better on every account than what I remember playing. To each his or her own I guess.

I wonder what the reasoning for that particular golden hue is in AC 3, Ezio Trilogy, and Skyrim Special Edition. I feel like there's got to be some specific technical reason leading to it.

BadKen wrote:

Well, now that you mention it...

I mostly meant that gods giving mortals the things that made them godly rarely ended well for the mortals.

But when Perseus sets out to slay Medusa the Gorgon, Hermes gives him a sword, Athena gives him a shiny reflective shield, and later he gets the winged sandals and a bag of holdi... er... a magic wallet, and a cap of invisibility.

Later in the legend, Perseus returns home to his mother and the fisherman who had adopted him as a child, to find them hiding in a temple because his mother had refused to marry the king. Perseus learns that the king is having a party, so he shows up with his whole shiny heroic getup, gets everyone's attention, and whips out Medusa's head, stoning everyone in attendance, including King MILF-lover. Perseus makes his adopted fisherman father king of the island, which everyone loves because the other king was a huge prick. Perseus and his mother return to their original home, hoping to reconcile with Perseus' grandfather, who was also a king.

One thing leads to another, bing bang boom, Perseus accidentally kills his grandfather as Apollo's Oracle had predicted before Perseus was born. Medusa's head is given to Athena to wear on her shield thereafter. Perseus and his wife Andromeda live happily ever after, and they sire a son who ends up being the grandfather of Hercules.

But nowhere in the tale does it mention Perseus returning any of the other stuff he got from the gods!

Awesome recap, thank you for the read! I wonder if this kind of stories can be found on the net somewhere, I would read them, I like Greek mythology.

I also find it funny how everyone and their uncle is a king there.

I finished AC: O last night. Felt a little sloggy at the end, but I definitely enjoyed the game! Looking forward to the next AC installment. Any speculation on the setting?

Hedinn wrote:

I also find it funny how everyone and their uncle is a king there. :)

Just goes to show who can afford to commission a story about themselves

Here's the Ubisoft NA "version" of the above video. We wouldn't want us North American peasants viewing anything intended for glorious EU customers.

Hedinn wrote:

Awesome recap, thank you for the read! I wonder if this kind of stories can be found on the net somewhere, I would read them, I like Greek mythology.

If you have Amazon Prime, there's this interesting French-produced series:

Great Greek Myths

It's not super in-depth, 20 half-hour episodes, but it has an interesting presentation and a good narrator (the English one, at least, I can't attest to the original French). Added bonus: many of the comments say that the English subtitles are hilariously poorly translated, so after you've watched it for the stories, you can rewatch it for the Google Translate hilarity.

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Hedinn wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Awesome recap, thank you for the read! I wonder if this kind of stories can be found on the net somewhere, I would read them, I like Greek mythology.

If you have Amazon Prime, there's this interesting French-produced series:

Great Greek Myths

It's not super in-depth, 20 half-hour episodes, but it has an interesting presentation and a good narrator (the English one, at least, I can't attest to the original French). Added bonus: many of the comments say that the English subtitles are hilariously poorly translated, so after you've watched it for the stories, you can rewatch it for the Google Translate hilarity.

Cool, thanks, I'll check it out!

New Game Plus has been confirmed for release this month.

More news next week in the monthly content update stream.

For those waiting on their free copy from Google Stream, I just received an email from Ubisoft that said they're still working on it and to expect an update by February 25th. Not "you'll get it then," just that we would have an update. I guess it's going to be a while!

There have been several hostile messages on the official Assassin's Creed forum about Google Stream copies, including the inevitable "let's start a class action lawsuit!" message.

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