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« Reply #320 on: December 09, 2013, 03:22:10 PM »

I'm still way short on metal.  I have more than enough everything else though.  The issue is Kenway's upgrades are not well spaced, basically you can get the best guns/swords easily early, and then his next worthwhile outfit is story gated for a long long time.  Then the jackdaw upgrades require a bit too much grind IMO, and a bit of luck of the spawn system.  The worst seems to be that lately I find one ship with a 100 Metal surrounded by 4 other ships carrying rum and sugar, so I have to fight 5 ships for that one haul and that's discouraging.
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« Reply #321 on: December 09, 2013, 04:34:47 PM »

Has anyone seen any community challenges on the PS4? I've been playing this game since the European launch, and I haven't seen ANY community challenges. I haven't found any on my own to share, and none have been shared with me. I have plenty of people in my friends list who play this game regularly.
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« Reply #322 on: December 09, 2013, 04:52:21 PM »

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Has anyone seen any community challenges on the PS4? I've been playing this game since the European launch, and I haven't seen ANY community challenges. I haven't found any on my own to share, and none have been shared with me. I have plenty of people in my friends list who play this game regularly.

no, and outside of one community white whale hunt and one chest, I haven't run across any challenges.

I did manage to help speed up 11 fleet missions from friends though.  got a lot of explosive barrels for later.   thumbsup
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« Reply #323 on: December 09, 2013, 04:56:44 PM »

other than Social Chests I haven't seen anything community related on the PC.  No white whales or royal convoys.
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« Reply #324 on: December 09, 2013, 05:07:09 PM »

having the option to buy the hunting goods does make the hurdle of those white whale hunts used for crafting much more bearable.  especially with how easy it is to get money in this game. 
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« Reply #325 on: December 09, 2013, 05:21:41 PM »

Quote from: Caine on December 09, 2013, 05:07:09 PM

having the option to buy the hunting goods does make the hurdle of those white whale hunts used for crafting much more bearable.  especially with how easy it is to get money in this game. 

I think I only need the white whale skins to make an outfit.  I've had the templar armor since act 4, and since the whaler outfit doesn't give you anything I'm not going to worry about them.
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« Reply #326 on: December 09, 2013, 05:58:22 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 09, 2013, 04:34:47 PM

Has anyone seen any community challenges on the PS4? I've been playing this game since the European launch, and I haven't seen ANY community challenges. I haven't found any on my own to share, and none have been shared with me. I have plenty of people in my friends list who play this game regularly.
A few convoys and whales as well as chests.  Is your friends list over 100, I understand UPlay may have some issues if the PS4 friends list is higher than that.
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« Reply #327 on: December 09, 2013, 06:13:50 PM »

I love exploring the world via side missions but at this point I'm trying to power through the campaign and wrap up the story. You can continue exploring and completing side missions after you finish the campaign, right? I assume that's standard for any AC game.
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« Reply #328 on: December 09, 2013, 06:19:35 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 09, 2013, 04:34:47 PM

Has anyone seen any community challenges on the PS4? I've been playing this game since the European launch, and I haven't seen ANY community challenges. I haven't found any on my own to share, and none have been shared with me. I have plenty of people in my friends list who play this game regularly.

I've found some chests, one white whale, and multiple convoys just from exploring and doing stuff.
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« Reply #329 on: December 10, 2013, 08:44:02 AM »

Every AC game I've played before bored me to tears. This one, for whatever reason, is doing the complete opposite.
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« Reply #330 on: December 10, 2013, 12:32:22 PM »

Boring you to laughter?
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« Reply #331 on: December 10, 2013, 02:25:47 PM »

Hysterical joy.  Or maniacal joy.  I do sometimes get endlessly distracted by ships ripe with loot though.  I can't resist a ship with a cargo full of metal!  It's more precious than Spanish gold.  I want my upgrades, but I need the rarest resource in all of the West Indies...metal!  Adewale remarks, "Captain, we have plenty of metal for upgrades".  No we don't man, no we don't.  Attack!  
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« Reply #332 on: December 10, 2013, 06:43:49 PM »

and done.
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« Reply #333 on: December 10, 2013, 07:32:48 PM »

think I figured out my Twitch recording problem as well.  I guess it is my upload rate; if I lower the bitrate it records for a longer period before crapping out.  managed to get 23 seconds recorded at a bitrate of 2000.  If I lower it down to 1K it seems to record forever, but then it is a pixelated mess.
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« Reply #334 on: December 11, 2013, 12:46:58 AM »

I posted up my review (with an added bit of fun!) this morning:  http://www.gamingtrend.com/reviews/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-playstation-4-and-xbox-one-faceoff/

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« Reply #335 on: December 11, 2013, 02:43:47 AM »

play as Blackbeard in MP now.
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« Reply #336 on: December 11, 2013, 03:32:57 AM »

playing through the Aveline content now. seems fairly straightforward so far.  15 minutes of playtime and already at 66% done.
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« Reply #337 on: December 11, 2013, 03:34:13 AM »

Awesome review Ron. Is the sharpness distracting, or is the 'net video exacerbated by image compression?
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« Reply #338 on: December 11, 2013, 03:34:37 AM »

yeah, nice review!

[edit] although my speakers were turned up a bit high for that second video icon_lol
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« Reply #339 on: December 11, 2013, 03:46:59 AM »

well, a half hour and I'm done.  Probably would have been less if I hadn't enjoyed killing every British soldier I came across.  No collectibles or any real exploration to do.  I imagine they put it out to be an advertisement for Liberation HD as it didn't even fit in with the AC4 storyline at all,
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Boring you to laughter?

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« Reply #341 on: December 11, 2013, 10:03:00 AM »

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Boring you to laughter?

Yes i am bored to laughter. You smartass Tongue!

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« Reply #342 on: December 11, 2013, 11:58:58 AM »

Quote from: Harpua3 on December 11, 2013, 08:46:09 AM

Quote from: Purge on December 10, 2013, 12:32:22 PM

Boring you to laughter?

Yes i am bored to laughter. You smartass Tongue!
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« Reply #343 on: December 11, 2013, 05:34:35 PM »

I have that DLC but haven't bothered to run through it yet.  Guess I'll hold off until Liberation HD is out and use it as an unofficial demo.
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« Reply #344 on: December 11, 2013, 11:04:50 PM »

Had a Jacob's Ladder moment the other night
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« Reply #345 on: December 12, 2013, 06:49:44 AM »

Took two weeks but at least Ubisoft support figured out my UPlay account issue and I can finally connect and play the dang game.  icon_cool
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« Reply #346 on: December 14, 2013, 11:20:48 PM »

I just got 100% completion for everything in this game. I'm also at 95/100 completed Abstergo challenges, with the rest not far behind. I have every trophy for the single player part of the game.

Also, heads up at least for those of you with the PS4 edition: Community events haven't been working at all since the console's European launch. I had 95% completion without having run into a single such event. However, today these events suddenly started working again. I've had 7 or so white whales pop up, and at least as many royal fleets and community chests. If you've been looking for these, check out the game again now.
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« Reply #347 on: December 14, 2013, 11:35:45 PM »

had a glitch during the end credits that I almost forgot to post about:

Spoiler for Hiden:
when it cut to Edward and his daughter on the boat, the boat itself was flying through the clouds.  after a minute it splashed down, and the crew members popped in.  at first I thought it was some kind of symbolism (up until the crew popping in), but after looking at other videos nope, it was a glitch.
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« Reply #348 on: December 14, 2013, 11:38:44 PM »

I never had any interesting glitches in my game. I'm almost disappointed. Tongue
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« Reply #349 on: December 15, 2013, 12:11:04 AM »

time to live vicariously through others thenicon_lol
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« Reply #350 on: December 15, 2013, 04:02:26 PM »

Does the game properly introduce you to harpooning and diving?  I see these spots around when sailing, but not sure what to do with them.
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« Reply #351 on: December 15, 2013, 04:16:20 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on December 15, 2013, 04:02:26 PM

Does the game properly introduce you to harpooning and diving?  I see these spots around when sailing, but not sure what to do with them.

Diving yes, harpooning no, iirc.
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« Reply #352 on: December 15, 2013, 08:02:13 PM »

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Quote from: The Grue on December 15, 2013, 04:02:26 PM

Does the game properly introduce you to harpooning and diving?  I see these spots around when sailing, but not sure what to do with them.

Diving yes, harpooning no, iirc.

yeah, not sure how soon you can start harpooning but there is no story mission involving it.  I was up to the 9th act before I noticed that simply sailing over a harpooning site gave you an option to do it.
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« Reply #353 on: December 15, 2013, 08:36:25 PM »

One thing to keep in mind about harpooning: It's one of two areas in the game where the developers completely failed to normalize the sound. I had to turn down the volume every time I started harpooning. There's only one area of the game that's worse, and that's the Subject 0 recordings. They are so loud that you'll be throwing yourself at the volume control when they begin playing.
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« Reply #354 on: December 15, 2013, 08:49:44 PM »

ah, the audio files.  I wish they had included a text transcript for those, I didn't feel like spending 4-5 minutes just sitting around to listen to each one.  Luckily someone put all 30 or so minutes of the Subject 0 recordings into one video, and I figure I'll listen to them while playing other games.
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« Reply #355 on: December 15, 2013, 08:57:43 PM »

Fair warning: The Subject 0 recordings contain some truly atrocious voice acting. This is where the cheapest voice actors went to die, I suspect.
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« Reply #356 on: December 15, 2013, 10:24:58 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 15, 2013, 08:36:25 PM

One thing to keep in mind about harpooning: It's one of two areas in the game where the developers completely failed to normalize the sound. I had to turn down the volume every time I started harpooning. There's only one area of the game that's worse, and that's the Subject 0 recordings. They are so loud that you'll be throwing yourself at the volume control when they begin playing.


Which platform are you on?  I've been playing the PC version and haven't had any weird volume spikes.

EDIT: I just read higher on the page and saw you're on the PS4.  icon_redface

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« Reply #357 on: December 16, 2013, 06:45:11 PM »

Freedom Cry DLC trailer. 
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« Reply #358 on: December 17, 2013, 03:51:36 AM »

So finished the main game and playing the PS4 bonus content, I just did a wall counter, which I don't think I did once in the main game.
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« Reply #359 on: December 17, 2013, 06:27:52 PM »

100/100 Abstergo Challenges complete. I guess that means I've achieved everything the singleplayer game has to offer outside of DLC.
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