Posts made by Gemini-IX
@max18400 You know another thing that really riles me? CD Projekt Red may be going through the absolute meat grinder right now, but they're so responsive to their community. Like they seem to genuinely give a damn. They've had one thing after another thrown at them, lost so much money, yet they're still pushing and trying to fix the issues. Ubisoft who sit in their ivory tower enjoying their millions of sales and microtransactions scams don't give a crap.
@max18400 I haven't even played it for nearly 3 weeks now. Been skipping between Cyberpunk (which is a whole other ball game anyway), Project Cars 3 (Equally disappointing if I'm honest) and comforting myself with War Thunder, Doom and Doom Eternal. At least iD studios know how to show their fans some love.
@max18400 Bugger all will happen. I've been chasing this issue for months and had nothing at all. No responses, no real acknowledgement, no roadmap updates. Nothing. Once again, Ubisoft have taken our money, and ran. Screw you, don't like the game? Sucks for you. They will only be paying attention now to updates that fix glitches (which I imagine they'll soon get bored of fixing anyway) and adding content that requires payment. Standard Ubisoft. In all seriousness, if they don't listen to the MASSIVE community outcry to add the damn weapons to the game, this may really be the last AC game I ever buy. Time and time again, ever since first moving away from the original Ezio format, Ubisoft have shown they don't give a single damn about what their fans really want, pandering occasionally to silence a few murmurs here and there, lifting the finger only as far as it needs to be raised.
Next thing they'll do is release a samurai AC and leave out katanas and give some crap excuse like, *insert character name here* is supposed to represent an assassin and an internal struggle against the norm, which is why he/she can only use a stick and slingshot. Load of rubbish.
@enkidu98 In massed warfare yes, weapons with more of a ranged ability would have been preferable, but as a student of Norse history, I must stress that raiders in particular, especially those such as Eivor is portrayed as, would have preferred the sword and axe as a close range weapon for close quarters combat in villages and towns. They were also much easier to transport back and forth from longships to shorelines.
I suspect this topic of conversation is one that many are tired of, and have given up on, however I simply cannot drop it. I have long been a fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise, and I have followed the series down some amazing paths, and some more questionable ones. This latest instalment, has met a gaming need that I have been lacking and wanting for some time now; a Viking based RPG. However to my complete and utter horror when researching on how to find a sword as I couldn't seem to do so in-game, I found that for some bizarre reason, Ubisoft have chosen to not include them.
Now some of you may think "what's the harm?" but personally I find this an egregious error on their part. Yes, Vikingrs used axes often, mainly because they were cheap to manufacture, needing wood for 80% of the body, and only a small amount of metal for the head of the axe itself. These could be mass-produced in a fairly cost-effective manner, and would be used to arm the ranks of raiding parties. However, the idea that someone such as Eivor, a "legendary" warrior would use an axe over a sword is in the bluntest terms, imbecilic. The sword was a preferred weapon amongst almost all higher-warriors, Jarls and their closer aids, commanders of raiding parties and Viking royalty.
In fact, around a quarter-way or so into the Viking age, Vikingr's began to find that the swords used by natives in places such as Britain, France and Ireland were above and beyond the capabilities of their own meagre weapons. In fact it was often the case that the well crafted and refined weaponry of the yeomanry and militias of the Kingdoms of Britain, could cut Vikingr's own swords at the blade. I implore Ubisoft, to release some kind of free DLC, adding these sorely missed weapons to the game. It is insane that you should leave out this HUGE part of Viking history and lore. Viking weapons, and namely swords, were among some of the most starkly beautiful weapons ever crafted, made to not only kill, but often to tell stories of the bearer's exploits. I simply cannot believe that you thought about this and decided it was the right decision.
I doubt this will ever make any real difference, but I felt the need to at least try. Not only is this historically abhorrently inaccurate, but also a huge missed opportunity for some gorgeous renderings of beautiful runic-laden weaponry from the 800th era.