Original poster Torean9990 8 posts
@garbo3 It's good to know that the dlc ones aren't too bad.
I think I did figure out the best way last night. Be as aggressive as possible, stacking the biggest ones straight up. It's not much easier truthfully, but it's better than trying to balance stones on their side for the sole reason that using less rocks is less chance for everything to fall.
ImaginaryRuins 397 posts
While I would not say Cairn stones are the best mini-game, I didn't find them frustrating at all even for that hardest one. This is not a game for quick reflexes but observation and patience (which a lot of people lack these days). For each stone stacked you want to make sure that first, the foundation is steady, and two, its top surface is as horizontal as possible, or three, that surface could complement with that of another stone. Four, always lower stones and not drop them from high above; test the stability by lowering down a stone without letting it go yet. Slow and steady wins.
And on TA, already more than 10000 people have done all Cairns in Norway + England, and that is a lot of people.
katzenkrimis71 160 posts
I literally wasted two hours on one cairn stone.
I never had one that bad, but I'm sure I hit an hour with one in the base game.
Honestly, I had longer boss fights in this game than I did rock stacking. And a couple of those Layla puzzles were a pain in the butt, too.
The Druids expansion I must have lucked out because I banged them all off on the first try. It was strange.
Clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk...done.
Wow, that was easy. Sure didn't look like it was going to be easy.
kreutzgang 635 posts
@torean9990 I recommend coming back to them later if you are struggling. I couldn't do the last two in the main game at all and wasted hours on them. Then just left them for a few weeks and when I tried them again later, they were easy. I think if you fail too often it makes you lose the required patience.
OlmerGrey 56 posts
I think it's hilarious how some of you people have so much trouble with this simple mini game.
And it looks like ubisoft find it hilarious too, that's why they added one parody scene about this about little girl who can't put 3 stones on top of each other (she lost her parents too...).
Ubisoft laughs at you guys and feel pity at the same time. Perhaps some passing hero will save you from naughty stones lol.
But seriously... JUST PUT STONES ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.
It's simpler than it looks
OrcBeard92 141 posts
I think I must be the only person on the planet who actually enjoys the cairns. I find them relaxing.
Reminds me of the constellation puzzles in AC Origins. They were super relaxing too and pretty to look at. Also super easy.
How are people struggling so badly with these?
I even try to stack the stones in interesting ways so they look pretty lol.
@orcbeard92 Really?? Wow,I tell you the last two gave me a hard time . I wanted the platinum badly so had to do it yes or yes. The last one tried like 4 different days,probably 2 hours in total. When I finally saw the press O to validate on the screen felt a relief I can't even explain with words
OrcBeard92 141 posts
@garbo3 I didn't really find any of them too bad honestly. It was nice to just take a pause and listen to some of the stories the characters would tell while you were doing it. I feel like a lot of people playing Valhalla approached it with the mind to just smash through it as quickly as possible, which I don't think was the point.
It's easy when you play an open world game to just tick off all the points as you go around and then the game quickly becomes a chore. I never went out of my way to find the cairns, so maybe that's why I enjoyed them more.
I hear you on the validate button, lol. But when I see it I'd be like 'hmm can I make this look better?'. Just stacking them flat is boring. I'd try to make some crazy shapes with them. I think it's good Ubi added these things because they allow you to be creative at least. A lot of the game is just smashing things up and it's pretty dark a lot of the time. Was nice to just have some space.