Assassin's Creed Odyssey RPG-all

Good lord, this game is huge. I keep sidetracking myself instead of getting done what I intended to. Last night, I started out thinking I'd just finish the three legs of a mainline story quest. That took me out of the city. While I was out there, I thought that I'd try and find a Spartan fort to get the last primarch kill I needed for this other quest. That wound up with me wandering around the whole province looking for a fort with a primarch, and doing a bunch of other ? areas along the way. Finally, I gave up and did the third leg of the quest I was after originally. THAT took me to a little island 3km away. I finished the quest, then wound up doing the two ! quests on the little island, along with all the other ? areas I ran into. Then I realized it was forty minutes later than I'd intended to stop, and went to bed.

This really is SQUIRREL: The Game.

I have the exact same problem. The worst for me is the timed quests. If it's got a timer I feel compelled to do it first, and I can't pass a job board without loading up. Super fun, though.

I never do the timed quests. I think I tried one that was "escort me to that place." As soon as I finished the dialog, four or five dudes jumped out of the bushes and attacked. I fought them off, but they killed the quest giver immediately, and I failed the quest. Seemed lame, and I'm not convinced the timed quests, even the ones not from message boards, aren't randomly generated filler anyway.

Chaz wrote:

I'm not convinced the timed quests, even the ones not from message boards, aren't randomly generated filler anyway.

Yeah that’s definitely been my impression though to be fair I gave up on them fairly early on.

Don't go out of your way for the polemarch seal quests. Once you turn it in, it just gets replaced with another quest to get three more seals.

And, yes, the timed quests are procedurally generated. The only thing you should use the bounty board for is picking up contracts.

Thanks for the advice. For some reason, I remember finishing a quest that had a particularly lucrative payout, and I thought it was one of the timed ones. So that's why I've pursued them. But, heck, this game has enough going on that I don't need filler taking up my time. Other games already call out to me...

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Don't go out of your way for the polemarch seal quests. Once you turn it in, it just gets replaced with another quest to get three more seals.

And, yes, the timed quests are procedurally generated. The only thing you should use the bounty board for is picking up contracts.

Yeah, that's kind of what I figured. My trek to finish it was mostly because I got the first two while doing another quest, figured I could knock out the third pretty quickly, and got bit by sunk cost when it wasn't quickly.

So is there stuff worth doing on the bounty boards? I've been ignoring them assuming they were all random missions. I do wish the game was more clear about which missions are scripted and which are random. Sometimes they are, and sometimes they aren't.

Not all the quests that had a black marker are timed. You need to look at the icon carefully. The timed ones have an hourglass on them but there is another kind with a different symbol (I think it's supposed to be blades of grass or something). Those aren't timed and, I think, are supposed to add flavor based on decisions that you make.

I've been making it a point to do all the gold ! quests, and all the gray "impact" quests. But it seems like there's another type, like that polemarch seal one. I thought that was an ! quest, but maybe it wasn't? I'm playing the PC version on my TV via the Steam Link, and sometimes the icons are hard to read. They're sized for a monitor, which doesn't work as well at the distance I am from my TV.

As predicted, I was level 20 when I finished Megaris and got the quest to head for Phokis.

Here's what the northern part of the map looks like:

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For comparison, here's what it looks like at level 5, with the "intended" region levels:

IMAGE(https://i.postimg.cc/xd5SJv01/Map-Level-5.jpg)

I'm soldiering on, assuming the level scaling will work as intended. The only glitch I've run into so far was that Athenian ships I ran into outside Megaris (and the loot that came from them) were level 4 and 6 when I was level 10 or so.

AC Odyssey 1.06 patch notes.

Releasing today. Big patch. Lots of changes and bug fixes, and some new content.

BadKen wrote:

AC Odyssey 1.06 patch notes.

Releasing today. Big patch. Lots of changes and bug fixes, and some new content.

You usurped my job! Bad Ken! BAD!!!

FYI, Uplay had already patched the game when I last started it. Dunno about Steam or console versions.

AC Odyssey 1.06 patch notes. wrote:

The costs to upgrade Gear items has been decreased.

Woot! The gold cost seems to have been cut in half.

The patch also fixed a bugged quest I had, so as soon as I started up the game, the quest completed and left my quest log.

At about 83 hours, I've now completed all the main quests, and I am mopping up achievements.

I just got my first full legendary set. When I got the last piece, all the pieces in the set jumped up to be my current level. That was surprising. Is that how it works? When you complete a set, it levels up to current level for free? If so, I kinda wish I'd waited a bit, I just finished my first cluster and I'm only lvl 21.

Yes. I think even when you get a new item in a set, it levels the rest to your current level.

They get a free upgrade when you complete the set, but all the pieces have to be in your personal inventory - not the ship chest. So, make sure you have the other four armor pieces on you prior to running off to kill the fifth cultist of a tree. The Seers don't count - the weapons are set to specific level requirements and, as far as I know, don't receive the free upgrade even if you have them on you when you complete the corresponding armor set.

Aristophan wrote:

Yes. I think even when you get a new item in a set, it levels the rest to your current level.

That I don't think I've seen happen. I had one item in a set at lvl 13, got a second at lvl 15, and both stayed that level. When I got the fifth piece, they all jumped up to 21.

Good to know that happens though, at least with the cultists. I've got a few other set pieces, and who knows when I'll find the rest of those. But I also tend to keep everything in my inventory anyway. I haven't seen a limit, so why bother using the ship?

I am 10 hours in and having a blast. Level 14 in Megaris and just won the war. I don't even really know I am playing an AC game.

Chaz wrote:
Aristophan wrote:

Yes. I think even when you get a new item in a set, it levels the rest to your current level.

That I don't think I've seen happen. I had one item in a set at lvl 13, got a second at lvl 15, and both stayed that level. When I got the fifth piece, they all jumped up to 21.

Good to know that happens though, at least with the cultists. I've got a few other set pieces, and who knows when I'll find the rest of those. But I also tend to keep everything in my inventory anyway. I haven't seen a limit, so why bother using the ship?

Guess I was wrong, sorry.

There is a limit to your items on your person, but it's like 350.

Aristophan wrote:

There is a limit to your items on your person, but it's like 350.

Greek armor has many pockets.

One day, I swear I'm going to make actual progress on the main quest. I totally meant to last night. Then I spent two hours chasing cultists, hunting those ostraka things, and clearing question marks. At least I made it over to the area one of the main quests before I stopped for the night.

Today I platinumed this game, which was the first AC game I've done that for since since Assassins Creed II. I had a great time!

The new mission called "The Show Must Go On" has some interesting quests, but could have easily been a part of the main game. There was no significant reward, except for a trophy popping at the end. I imagine I spent about an hour or so on those quests. I see two other trophies under "Additional Feats," so I assume there will be two more drops of free DLC in the coming weeks.

Aristophan wrote:

Today I platinumed this game, which was the first AC game I've done that for since since Assassins Creed II. I had a great time!

The new mission called "The Show Must Go On" has some interesting quests, but could have easily been a part of the main game. There was no significant reward, except for a trophy popping at the end. I imagine I spent about an hour or so on those quests. I see two other trophies under "Additional Feats," so I assume there will be two more drops of free DLC in the coming weeks.

Haven’t platinumed yet, but I used the new quest to hit level 50 today. Ended up finishing cultists, legendary animals, all the Atlantis stuff, and the Arena. I have to say, as an assassin-based build, there is an apparent over-abundance of warrior gear for rewards.

Side note, the new Hades Gear looks badass. Not worth the money, IMHO, but badass nonetheless.

The high end sets do seem to favor warrior damage. I wanted to use the armor you get for finishing the cultists, but it had no +% assassin damage. I was able to engrave each piece with +10% assassination damage, and it was not too different than what I had before, plus I got the set bonus I wanted.

That's a shame about not upgrading armor at low levels. I have a cool legendary chest that gives me spartan warpaint designs and I really like it.

Aristophan wrote:

The high end sets do seem to favor warrior damage. I wanted to use the armor you get for finishing the cultists, but it had no +% assassin damage. I was able to engrave each piece with +10% assassination damage, and it was not too different than what I had before, plus I got the set bonus I wanted.

This seems to happen across the board. I'm using whatever the snake set is. I'm lvl 25, it's lvl 21. I'd like to change it up because I like variety, but I haven't found any other armor pieces that give me a better assassin bonus. I get tons of stuff that's higher level than it that comes with warrior or hunter damage.

I would be interested in having more hunter damage so I can snipe better, but I'm not sure I'll be able to balance it so I can one shot both with the spear and with the bow. I guess I'll have to play around with it. Right now, I can one shot primarchs with a stealth strike, and I want to keep doing that, but it'd be nice if I could also at least one shot the base level mooks, which I can't really right now.

Yeah this game really suffers from fassion souls at times. Look stupid for cool points or look bad ass for no good reason.

If there was a transmog system in this game, I would be all over it!

One day, games will uncouple stats from appearance. WoW has done it. It's about time some single player games follow suit.