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SynvarenGT
10-15-2007, 12:12 AM
This is not a discussion over whether or not the game "rocks", go away before you make that pun.

We have seen that both pedestrians and guards alike will throw rocks at you when you are climbing/at range.

We have also seen that Altair has the ability to throw knives at distanced enemies.

What are peoples thoughts/ideas on whether or not Altair will be able to pick up and use rocks during play? I must not be the only person to be able to think of uses for rocks in combat and in stealth (diversionary tactics anyone?)

yehonatan.roth
10-15-2007, 12:37 AM
in the ign count down thread i wrote tuns of ideas one of them is the rocks thingy and no one responded
(diden't check it for a whaill... nvm)

i agree with you and hope it becomes possible...

Freefall69
10-15-2007, 01:51 AM
Hey! I think it would be a good idea, but dont think you will be able to pick rocks up, if you look closely, the peds and soldiers just seem to pick them up out of thin air (slightly tacky but i spose its the only way without simulating 1000's of rock lieing around waiting to be picked up). i dont see how then could work altair into it without making it look **** as he bend down and a rock appear into his hands, aswell as making him look soft. plus with the contact sensitive sensitive control system...when would the buttons change to give you the pick up rock option. I dunno, just my thoughts...

Arkadian1987
10-15-2007, 02:49 AM
A master assassin throwing rocks at he's enemies, I cant see that happening in the game lol. I think the throwing rock ability is only for the npc's.

But yer I would find that funny if you can do that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Maybe there should be a certain cheat for it, where it replaces the throwing knifes with rocks! muahhaha! instant death by rock! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

MeAltairLol
10-15-2007, 06:27 AM
Yes, that would be good, but, as anthony687uk said, it would be quite wierd to see Altair picking up rocks from the ground...

Magnus_LTD
10-15-2007, 08:40 AM
An assassin... that use Rocks as his weapon...
It's just.......Lame http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

NotLordAtkin
10-15-2007, 08:46 AM
in the first interviews last year, Jade said that everything in the game will be fully interactive.
for example, you can even blow something wooden and use the pieces of wood as your weapon.
so I think that you WILL be able to pick up and throw rocks.
but its a long time since then, and many things could change...
well see...

Zain0
10-15-2007, 10:58 AM
meh, I wouldn't really care if we'd be able to pick up rocks and throw em at people lol

Assasinoftheold
10-15-2007, 11:07 AM
Like he said for DIVERSION not to kill people lol

So u can throw one then run past the guards or knock one unconcious ... It is a good idea http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

eliteassassin69
10-15-2007, 05:23 PM
maybe their just be random rock piles near roads you could pick up

DemonikCrow666
10-15-2007, 05:34 PM
As much as I'd http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif LOVE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif to throw a rock at some random fool and kill/K.O. him. If you haven't noticed look closer and you'll see that they have merely pretend to grab something out of the ground and VOILA! There's a rock! Can anyone say http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif MINDFREAK!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

SynvarenGT
10-15-2007, 06:15 PM
People seem to focus on the "bend over pick up rock" aspect of this question.

Suppose you climbing a cathedral and you find a loose handhold and there happens to be a guard looking over the side of the building you could clip him with the rock and send him tumbling to his death.

Theres lots of applications for a small solid object, creating noise away from you so that you can move to a new position for ambush, using it to make people angry, causing people to trip who are running, knocking people off of things. Maybe you want to kill an archer but you want the guards below to see the corpse but if you push it off after you kill him they wont notice. Throw a rock at him he will most likely scream as he falls, drawing guards to the corpse.

I am sure that if the environment is interactable as a weapon such as using rocks and broken peices of wood, that the UBI team would work around the NPC rock pick up graphic issue.