Note: this thread was started in the month of august year 2020, it was delayed because of life problems. First, The message appeared in PVP and exactly after my recent criticism about PVP. (Sorry I lost the link of my criticism due to the complete overhal and redesign of the forums. What is all about is basicly I was criticising IvoryTower about the lack of freedom in TC2)Second, the quote talks about the freedom and that is main goal of The Assassins.Third, the quote was a selective part of a complete Assassin Creed quote, and nothing else besides that part was quoted.Lastly, It’s very consistent with what I know and recognized from The Crew 2, and that is the dominance through order and control. Which is basically the main goal of The Templars (The enemies of The Assassins).
First of all, am not gonna waste your time with my story and who I’m, and what I thought this thing is about when the first time I saw it. Rather, I will just go straightly to the main point then start from there.
A few days ago, I was looking at reddit’s community of The Crew 2, and suddenly something very strange and unusual just caught my attention.
I discovered a shocking secret message hidden in the random tips bar of PVP.
What you’re basically seeing here is a memorable quote from the famous Assassin Creed series. Following that quote there’s a message saying that this is the “Wrong game”. This means this is not only a random quote that’s been shared in there for no reason but also a secret message from the IvoryTower’s employers. It is also an official back response to my recent criticisms that i posted long time ago here in this forum.
This secret message confirms something that I recognized of them and this game long time ago, something very consistent with what I know and recognized. More importantly, it’s the ultimate answer of all our major questions and concerns about The Crew 2. And especially these major questions : “Why The Crew 2 is so different than The Crew 1, Why The Crew 2 and its major features are completely downgraded, Why The Crew 2 is so heavy and restricted and limited to its potential, and lastly, why Ivory Tower was rejecting most of our feedback and suggestions”.
The reason why in a short simple answer is because the main story behind that quote has been put into practice on The Crew 2, and within its design structure and the multiplayer infrastructure. However, the in-game details on how it’s been put to practice will not be presented to you in this topic, because this require another constructive and separate topic to adress them properly. But, you will still be able to learn the main ideas of that secret message when it will be briefly sumarized in my Q&A, and my response to IVT.
How did I knew that was actually a secret message and an official back response to my recent criticisms:
I arrived to that conlusion mainly because of these four following reasons :
). When he was requesting more freedom for PVP, all his requests was being rejected, and the same thing happened to my feedback. I did the same thing here in this forums, and way before the release of PVP, I requested more freedom for PVP and for many aspects of the game, and it were all been rejected.
Moreover, even if I’m wrong and this is not true, or if the message never appeared, my main topic today will still be completely true and on point. I’m simply using their secret message (or whatever you call it) as my primary evidence to bring this topic through this direction, and use it effectively to prove my points. The other way of proving my points is by providing the in-game details and use them as my primary evidence, but it would be a lot difficult than proving them in this way, so I went with other way instead.
What does this secret message is stating:
The specific quote in that secret message is talking about freedom, this mean no one should have control over anyone or anything, you're free to do whatever you like, at anytime you want. Next to that, the statement next to that quote is rejecting that idea, it’s rejecting that freedom because it’s clearly stating that this is “the wrong game”, meaning this is not the right game for freedom, and it will never be about freedom. However, the freedom that’s being rejected here, is not the freedom that was derived from the stupid non linear story of TC2 (the freedom of driving and exploration, and the freedom of conquering the air, the land and the sea of the united state). It’s a freedom of game accessibilities, game features, design structure, and the multiplayer infrastructure.
Why and how this secret message is the ultimate answer of all our major questions and concerns about The Crew 2:
Think about it as this way: The community wants freedom. This freedom is basicly the flexibility and huge potential of the game, it’s the main thing that makes the game so great and successful.
Next to that, the developers already offered this freedom in The Crew 1, and it was even wider and extent in that game. Moreover, It’s exactly what IVT was saying in that quote “Everything is permitted”, that’s because of the fact that you can do whatever you like at anytime you want. For example, you can play with your friends in private lobby and do CVC anytime you want, you can have full access to all the events in PVP and all the racing famillies anytime you want, you can turn on/off traffic and collisions in pvp anytime you want, you can search for lobbies and do anything else (play other events or play summit for ex), you can have full access to the open world while the pvp match making is in progress, you can spectate in pvp and watch other players racing anytime you want, you can have full access to the roster and invites/add friends anytime and anywhere you want (invite friends in PVP or while driving for ex), you can have full access to the user interface from a mobile phone anywhere and anytime you want, you can fast travel anywhere and anytime you want, you can buy performance parts from tuner shops anytime you want, you can create content with the race creator anytime you want, and many many more.
All these accessibilities and features are basically freedom. are the flexibility. are the huge potential of the game. are the creative abilities of the game. they simply gives the players the ability to control their own gameplay experiences and ultimately they gives them the sense of having the full freedom without being limited or controled by anything.
Well, Unfortunately, not with the game that we are dealing with today, absolutly not when the developers has turned into templars within their business in The Crew 2 and after being a nice friendly assassins.
The developers have realised that The Crew 1 got stolen from their hands and got dominated and owned by the community and the players had so many opportunities of having control over their game, and that’s because of the extent freedom they gave them. It simply appeared to them that The Crew 1 was basically a photoshop, the entire game was hugely flexible and everything was permitted. So what they actually did is basically creating a new plans and adopting another strategy, and that is basically the dominance and control. They start establishing dominance and control everywhere in the game, by taking away that freedom from the community, by removing the flexibility, by removing the opportinities that provides them the ability of dominating and taking control over their game, and eventaly by just killing its huge and valuable potential, by decreasing its creative abilities, by decreasing its huge flexibility. And that exactly what’s happening in The Crew 2, that’s why The Crew 2 and its major features were completely downgraded, that’s why The Crew 2 was so heavy and restricted and limited to its potential. And more importantly, that’s what you are complaining about, you are complaining about its huge and valuable potential.
Also, this new dominance based strategy that they’re adopting on The Crew 2, is apparently the main reason why most of our feedback and sugesstions were being rejected. Because any feedback or anything that was demanding the freedom and the flexibility for the game, or in other words the feedback that was going against that new strategy, was never been accepted or sériously taken into consideration. And still today being rejected and for the same exact reason.
For instance, like Akorr’s feedback and his expectations that he shared in youtube long time ago (in this
Not only my feedback or akorr’s feedback, but most of the community feedback, from both TC1 and TC2. All the feedback that was going in the opposite direction of their new plans and that new dominance based strategy was secretly being rejected, and still today being rejected and for the same exact reason. This doesn’t mean IVT don’t listen to the community and our feedback, they do listen in-fact-they know every detail about the community and their requests but they simply don’t want to accept anthing that goes against their new bussiness strategy and plans. They also like to take their words very precisely.
What IvoryTower did offer to the community after taking away that freedom:
I will leave this question to Mr Stephan Janskowski (One of the producers of The Crew 2). Check this