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Posts made by OrcBeard92
@jrwuplay58 It's definitely worth it from a cost perspective. The base game already has hundreds of hours going on in it, and the DLC just add more of that. Plus the worlds they've created in Valhalla are some of the best they've made in terms of just exploring and immersion. I def recommend the Pass even for the Beowulf quest. Was certainly one of my favourites. Really cool.
I'm sorry to hear about your experience with illness. I hope you are doing okay.
Hopefully Valhalla is a nice little escape at least, from time to time.
@jrwuplay58 I assume that as long as you link your physical copy/account with the store after installing it, you should be able to buy the DLC and season pass regardless.
As for why you should purchase it; many on the forums will criticise the game for their own reasons, but you should ask yourself if you enjoy the game yourself, and whether you want more of that. The season pass offers generally more of the same of what you experience in the main game, with a few additions like some repeatable content, new zones, weapons, hairstyles and so on.
Would you rather wait until all of the content is out before purchasing the season pass, or are you happy to have the content as it releases?
There is also speculation as to whether there will be a 2nd season pass, as the Ubi Forward stream revealed a second year of DLC, with new expansion(s). So really it is up to you on what and when you choose to buy.
Currently I would say, yes, the season pass is worth it. The game has its own faults with bugs and so on, but the amount of content (at least 30 hours in the Ireland DLC alone), it is generally a good investment at the moment, considering the free content on top of everything.
@zardozpt Not sure how far you are into the game but the quest normally pops into your letterbox after arriving to England, unlocking the settlement, and Eivor's bedroom.
You may have to experiment a little, for example try leaving the settlement via fast travel or something, and then go back to the settlement. It might cause the letter to appear in your postbox in the bedroom.
The quest isn't tied to any main story arcs and is standalone. So I don't think it would be affected by how much time you have put into the game.
@loklor97 That's odd. It may be a bug, I'm not sure.
Rations certainly aren't hard to come by in the world though. You can get them from looting most things, animals, dead bodies, even fish. And ofc. berries.
Edit: it may refill once you level up the settlement, not the player.
@caosck I agree; one of my favourite things about Valhalla is that you can actually go into high level areas and still play the game relatively normally. Enemies are a bit tougher but it makes it more thrilling in a fight when you are only 1 or 2 hits away from death. Being able to assassinate everyone with the advanced ability also makes these areas much more accessible, and you can target weakpoints with your bow to bring down tougher enemies too for a finisher, instead of having to whittle away at them for hours.
In Origins and Odyssey, if an enemy was above your level they become almost immortal for no reason. It was very limiting to the player.
When I play Valhalla, I'm able to seek out world bosses and dangerous enemies as I please. Exploration and survival become its own reward. I think many players went through the game rather mechanically following the set path of the story missions alone.
You will get out of the game what you put into it.
Keep an eye on this thread, and also look at the upcoming patch notes on the main page of the forums.
This is an issue that will be addressed in the next patch.
@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.
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.
@derlome If the chat function isn't working have you tried submitting a support ticket? It should be available under the help options in the support tab of the site.
You could also try some online fixes like on youtube to see if anyone has had similar problems and there might be some solutions available.
@derlome I feel it is likely a hardware issue somehwere but it's hard to say what's wrong without being there. I had heard of some issues people were having where they would get stuck on the splash screen after launch, but never of crashing while booting up the game.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
@derlome What is your gaming setup? RAM, Graphics card etc.? Sometimes as a game is updated it can increase the minimum requirements without much indication.
You could even try rolling back to an older driver, rather than updating. There may be something that has been added to the game that doesn't agree with what you have currently.
@derlome It could be a driver issue. Try updating to the most recent graphics driver to troubleshoot and see if that does anything. Crashing while loading a video sounds like something hardware related.
Failing that, always verify your game files. Something may have downloaded and installed incorrectly after you downloaded the DLC.
I think my only major complaint with this is that they've censored the statues in the game too. You'll either see some of the roman statues of Venus for example with clam shells conveniently covering her boobies, or it will be weathered away just enough to make the shape of the body indistinct.
It's art! Why are they doing this! They had nude statues in all the other games.
@yesin069 Does this youtuber just want everyone even vaguely involved to be lynched, or what? Nothing seems to be good enough for this dude. Comes off as just raw virtue signalling. Incredibly cynical. I get people are concerned about this, but jeez.
Dealing with harassment claims in a company isn't as simple as just firing everyone involved. You have to rely on actual evidence, and taking into account everyone involved, and everyone's experiences. ANONYMOUSLY. Even if Ubisoft were to be more transparent with this matter, it would be breaking the code of their own legal guidelines. You cannot name people in these cases. Even 'receipts' from text messages, aren't enough to hold water in some cases. In a corporate environment, these things have to be approached with some nuance. They have stated time and again, like every company in the world essentially, that the frameworks are in place to deal with issues like these. What more is this guy expecting them to do? Does he want to go in an investigate it himself or something?
He says 'people need to be trained not to harass people!!?'
Yes. They do. It's called liability. If you work with children, you receive training on what can be construed as, and how to recognise signs of abuse. You cannot ask 'leading' questions, etc. etc. It's the same with any working environment. You are trained on how to deal with these things. Ubisoft has these same frameworks in place. What more can they do?
I think this guy is just generally ignorant on actually working in a big company, or anywhere you have to actually deal with other people.
Please, do not take his word as verbatim. He's a youtuber. Not a paralegal.
@ken_koerperich I think I vaguely remember a youtuber saying there might be some kind of jewelcrafting building added to the settlement but that might be BS, not sure.
Would just be another quality of life thing this game is lacking. At the moment Valhalla has a weird MMO vibe to it.
It's single player. The player should have access to everything possible that can help them make the game a smoother experience.
@ubi-smash Thanks for your help.
One more thing I've noticed is that the new Ireland hairstyle/beard seem to behave closer in colour to the original red. Which means somehow the colour of the vanilla hairstyles has been more obviously bugged somehow. The difference between the DLC styles is almost completely different. Much noticeably redder and is the same colour as the Irish NPC's. I've added some more screens to add to the case. The Ireland ones are basically ginger, as they should be. The vanilla styles are orange. Note how the eyebrows are a different colour too.
There's just a lot of weird stuff going on with the red hair colour lol.