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Suzuhara
05-17-2008, 08:18 PM
What is it with the rooftop guards when you kill them with a throwing knife?? They fall down and then kind of twitch to throw themselves over the edge. Is anyone else seeing this?

ThePheonix1030
05-17-2008, 08:41 PM
lol silly rag doll effects http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

dacoolstas
05-17-2008, 10:50 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif yes it it happens somtimes, soooo what now?

BlairCullen02
05-18-2008, 06:24 AM
Maybe they just want to show everyone that there is a killing machine up on the roof with him ^_^

Bobfish_Almight
05-18-2008, 06:36 AM
Okay, I'm convinced. I'll try the damn throwing knives

Selur_Riatla
05-21-2008, 11:35 PM
Man, I just love that. You're running along and "Leave peasant!" is heard off-screen. You throw a knife and they do the over-dramatic death-falling thing. Then you hear some screams and guards yelling "Who did this?! Show yourself!"
Then you just jump to the next rooftop and repeat the process.

The only time I hate rooftop guards is when I'm trying to escape after killing my target, and you're trying to get into one of the tent things, you're almost there, and one of them sees you.
And since when did the guards start training to be al ninja-like? Notice that? The guards can >almost< jump from rooftop to rooftop as easily as Altair.

Bobfish_Almight
05-22-2008, 01:21 AM
Throwing knives, I admit, have a certain appeal now that I've tried them. But I still much prefer walking up next to a dude and sticking him in the throat or the back of the head

altairego
05-22-2008, 07:49 AM
i try not to waste the knives, especially when i only have 5 to begin with. i love watching the rooftops guys twitch -- imagining the insides just gushing blood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif
wasting knives means you gotta go for the thugs but beating 7 of them at same time is kinda tiring especially since if you push one one time too many the guards will give chase to you since you killed the *******. so you're right bob when you say guards interfere.

Bobfish_Almight
05-22-2008, 07:53 AM
I've noticed that they do it more as you get into more public altercations and as you progress further into the game. I guess that's a no brainer then really. The more attention you draw, the easier they spot you

rebel7254
05-22-2008, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by altairego:
i try not to waste the knives, especially when i only have 5 to begin with. i love watching the rooftops guys twitch -- imagining the insides just gushing blood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif
wasting knives means you gotta go for the thugs but beating 7 of them at same time is kinda tiring especially since if you push one one time too many the guards will give chase to you since you killed the *******. so you're right bob when you say guards interfere.

......or you can just pickpocket the thugs to get 5 knives at a time instead of beating them up for only 1 knife. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

altairego
05-22-2008, 08:43 AM
i know you can pick em. for variety though...

Bobfish_Almight
05-22-2008, 08:44 AM
You obviously don't know Lady A very well dude

HannahIsMyName
05-22-2008, 08:46 AM
i agree selur. i am being chased on the rooftops and i climb up somewhee really high thinking, haha they cant get me up here...oh wait they can, dam it. the worst part is when iv completed a mission and have to get back to the bueau. if thats how u spell it

altairego
05-22-2008, 08:49 AM
which is why maybe it's a good idea to take your time and kill them before assassination. preferably stick em with that extra sharp stinger of a blade cause you don't want to take the chance of them falling on top of your prey and spooking them do you?

Bobfish_Almight
05-22-2008, 08:52 AM
Yeah, like we're ever going to actually do that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Okay, I actually do. It's a lot less hassle.

It's Bureau Flower, you just missed the R http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

altairego
05-22-2008, 08:57 AM
they twitch cause they're in pain, a lot of it, can't breathe even

Bobfish_Almight
05-22-2008, 09:03 AM
I keep meaning to try that. But I still prefer the Hidden Blade over all weapons. Oh, and I took your advice and stood around letting the thugs hit me. Weird thing is, they kept attacking, but the hit didn't register O.o

Anyone else been having that problem?

spazzoo1025
05-25-2008, 09:37 PM
i liek whenm the bodies fall on people :evil:

spook13
06-03-2008, 12:40 PM
Throwing knives are fun, but when going for stealth I'll note the rooftop archer's position, then draw my sword and approach right up to him, which will cause him to draw his sword and follow, along with a verbal threat.

Then I'll retreat a few steps onto the nearest wide expanse of roof, lock on and finish him with a quick sword chop or two.

He falls and stays on the roof, no screams and panic in the streets below.

Bobfish_Almight
06-03-2008, 12:47 PM
Why not just shiv him up with your Hidden blade? It's much faster

spook13
06-03-2008, 01:45 PM
It's a challenge to lure them into a swordfight and drop them precisely, where they won't cause an alarm by falling ino the street.

But I use all 3...sword, hidden blade, and throwing knives, whatever works for the situation.