Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

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  1. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I've finished Elysium this morning. Strangely, I haven't had any problems with Cerberus. I mean, with all of the bosses, you can just combine Hero Strike (damage), Second Wind (heal) and Fury of the Bloodline (some damage, but crucially it refills 3 adrenaline bars). Other than that, I tend to mostly keep my distance and maybe get in a few melee whacks in opportune situations or do a headshot with the bow (for better effect, use special arrows, such as the Death Arrows of Artemis). Battlecry of Ares is also good for dealing high amounts of damage, plus you can't die while it's active, but I haven's used it much (I only got it when I unlocked the upgraded version in Elysium).

    Side note: this part seems to be throwing even more ability points at us than the previous one. I guess it makes sense if those are to be used for boosting individual stats by 1% per point, although I still haven't spent any on that. I have more abilities than I can map instead, as well as some 30 unused points. :D
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Sometimes, you just have to stop and take in the view...

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    And, other times, you ARE the view...

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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I'm in Atlantis (3rd part of the DLC) and I've just played the Crowd Pleaser mission, what a mess I've made!

    I spared both the former champion and the "criminals", the crowd was displeased and the guy in charge (I forgot his name) ordered the arena "cleared". I ended up looking at some walkthroughs which mostly say I should please the crowd, but a thread on Reddit mentioned that killing either had long reaching consequences, so maybe I'm still on a good path... Any insight from you guys?!

    BTW, the Hades part seemed a bit uninspired, but this feels better so far. I have to say that the design is surreal. Also, some of the opponents deal boss level damage and it's really easy to get killed if you start thinking that a fight is over before it's actually over.

    EDIT: I wanted to put that part under "spoiler", not "quote"! :oops:
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Did anyone figure out what the "Additional Content available...." prompt is all about? I'm still getting the prompt...but not getting any new content installed.
     
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    Thought I had replied to this way back ... TBH regarding the perks you used, I found that they hopelessly overpowerfd my character to a point where dying was rare, I felt they took away from a lot of the challanges. Cry of Ares and second wind ...early death!! press that button and no im not etc so I didn't use them, when I finally got t a point that I could have used them it just never occurred to me to do it. TBH it would have helped loads as my Son used Second Wind when he beat Ceberus :)

    theres a point further on that offers you a choice as well a big one but I have not bothered to go back and see whet the alternate outcome is yet.


    Starting to wonder if this pops up to advise you of new skins, sails etc in the shop as like you I cannot see any other downloadable items
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I had a full out Windows crash last evening. Right in the middle of a near win over the mercenary that has the Medusa spear. After Windows completed collecting the error data, I was able to go back and won the battle. But, I'm getting more crashes and lock-ups now for some reason or another. I've reached level 58, 270+ hours and still quite compelled to continue my quest/s.

    Then, as Medusa was down to about 30% health, ANOTHER crash.
     
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    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Medusa = Epic Battle...WON!!!!
     
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    I got back into the game for a bit tonight, doing almost nothing, revealing the odd patches of land and sea that I've missed previously, admiring the landscapes and finishing a couple of side missions I started eons ago and, when I exited the game, I got this:

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    Apparently, you don't have to do absolutely everything there is in the game to get 100% (there are many yellow side quests that I never took, for instance), you just need to get pretty darn close and the game will generously round it up at some point.
     
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    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Congrats on your achievement. :)
     
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    Good to know I may jump back in just for that
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    You all know me... I'm the "completionist". :) I'm nearing wrapping up all the Cult Members... And, the other night, I took down a level 85 Mercenary while at level 59 myself. But, is there no end to mercenaries????

    FWIW, I'm simply in awe at just how much is packed into this game!!!
     
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    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Then obviously you haven't played GTA V or more especially GTA Online, I've logged 400 hours and barely touched the surface. They just added Arcades as a business you can own and run your shady practices through as well (a front for drugs, weapons, etc) the other month and there is even sumo wrestling with cars. LOL.

    Edit: In fact my little brother says that he doesn't like GTA V/Online because it seems overwhelming.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    No, the last GTA I played was IV...and, I think I logged a total of maybe 42 hours when I totally lost interest in the game...likely...because something more interesting came along. It just wasn't my cup o' tea.
     
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    Nah, there's always more that take the place of those we've defeated quite soon. I had the top mercenary uncovered, level 99 (I was a "mere" 70 or something like that). I thought if I defeated her, the game would catapult me to the top mercenary tier. Nope. Barely nudged me forward in the pecking order. It was a bit disappointing.
     
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    You know, GTA V isn't really at all like GTA IV, I would say it isn't as dark, and has a totally different feel to it as the protagonists in it are different from GTA IV, so you might actually like it. But it's your call, maybe you don't like the way violence is glorified in GTA and the way it kind of makes fun of real issues, I'm not sure, that's the reason a lot of people dislike GTA. Another reason concerning GTA Online people don't like it coz of all the trolls, and hackers, it just is so irritating, and don't even get me started on the crashes, just about to deliver some drugs from my cocaine business or sell some weed and crash, out of no where, SO EFFIN IRRITATING. Feel like punching the screen, but if you can stomach all of that then you can play GTA Online, granted there are ways to play GTA Online alone without people on it, although not through cheats and because you're still in an open lobby since it isn't cheating (which could get you banned btw) people do drop in and you constantly have to keep sliding into another solo session, and I only do so when selling and sourcing cars which can be very irritating to do when other people are in the lobby as it marks you out on the map when doing so in your import/export business and I can GARENtee, not guarantee, but GARENtee that you will not reach your vehicle warehouse with that car or your buyer depending on whether you're buying or selling the car in question without someone blowing you up for no reason first. I mean they get like 500 bucks for it, which is like nothing in a game where you can get 30000 for just spinning a wheel everyday at the Casino but they do it just to piss you off.

    Edit: Oh and on top of system crashes in GTA Online, loading is abysmally slow too. I don't think anyone would play it at all if it weren't such a bloomin' fun game.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    OK....best armor to protect against FIRE attacks??? As it stands, I'm at level 61...and, yet, the Hero of Athens [lvl 60], in the battle with Stentor, can knock me out with one blast of his fire arrows. I have the "restore health" which I'm using, but, if I get anywhere in the line of "fire"...I'm toast!!!

    BTW, I had to disable the Photo Mode option in the game due to it coming up in the most aggravating...and DEADLY...situations!!!
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Been getting crashes in this game ... not frequently ... but enough to be annoying. Did some checking with the Windows Event Viewer. Faulting file: dwm.exe. Did some research and found it's likely due to using an XBOX 360 controller on Windows 10. Going to be getting an adapter and use my XBOX 1 controller during the next session.

    Several players commented that, after switching to the XBOX 1 controller, the crashes stopped. So, worth a try.
     
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    I've been "closing" the unfinished quests and slowly cleaning up the Lost Tales of Greece, I'll soon have an empty quest list. :) (and a whole bunch of quests on the map that I never started) That last sync point that I haven't found remains elusive, though and it's bothering me slightly. :mad:

    BTW, to repeat the news here, AC Syndicate will be free on Epic game store in two days (on the 20th).
     
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    Is it on the main map or in one of the areas like Atlantis or do you have no idea ?
     

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