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LoyalACFan
08-11-2014, 01:24 AM
One thing has been pretty constant throughout the entire series; the Assassins get some pretty cool digs. Which was your favorite? The epic fortress of AC1, the gloriously upgradeable city of AC2, the incognito warehouse of Brotherhood, the indoor ponds of Revelations, the cozy manor of AC3, or your own personal island in AC4?

Jexx21
08-11-2014, 01:26 AM
All of them in one.

Let's build a minecraft city with all of them in it.

Assassin_M
08-11-2014, 01:34 AM
Masyaf was THE Assassin presence. It was the symbol of the Assassins operating within society but on its edges at the same time. I will never forget that glorious castle and the bustling market place below. It felt like a cold home...a tough mom standing over you.

The Davenport Homestead, although could have been more dense, holds a special place in my heart. Getting to know the residents, hearing their stories, bonding with them and creating a community FAR more advanced than anything of the time makes it endearing. That, the awesome AI and playing games inside the manor.

Great inagua was beautiful. period. it was denser than the homestead and as beautiful as the Auditore Villa.

It was breaking my heart when the Villa Auditore was being destroyed...literally, every part of my heart was crying at buildings being destroyed. It felt like heritage...I inherited this place and ran it to the ground in one lousy day.

I loved the Tiber island hideout because it was secret, which was a nice change from the gangesque presence of the brotherhood in ACB.

Galata wasn't THAT remarkable imo

GoldenBoy9999
08-11-2014, 01:38 AM
I enjoyed crafting things for the Homestead in AC3 (it reminded me of decorating in Hearthfire) the atmosphere was cool and I liked the people in it.

ShaneO7K
08-11-2014, 01:53 AM
Masyaf has a pretty iconic feel to me. It felt alive from the Assassins being trained within the Castle itself to the small village that the Assassins were protecting. To me, so many stories could be told but it was all left to the imagination which is something Patrice did very well with AC1 especially in different areas around The Kingdom.

The Davenport Homestead and Inagua are things I loved mainly because you were able to build communities and get to know the people who were living there although that is more geared towards AC3. I loved being able to bring people to the Homestead and then see them get on with their lives in that area and contribute something to that community.

Namikaze_17
08-11-2014, 02:00 AM
I really enjoyed the Davenport Homestead the best because it's actually our HOME. We ran there, Trained there, and eventually the place was ours
( Connor's) in the process......it was nice coming from Boston or New York to meet/ help the people of the Homestead, and actually have a sense of comfort there.
( No Templars or Colonists)
Plus, it's always nice to play a game with Achilles ( before his death) or Father Timothy.....like how a son plays with their father.

And finally checking up on the people to know their whereabouts and common happenings or just simply going towards the Aquila to go on an exciting adventure.


So yeah.....

LoyalACFan
08-11-2014, 02:34 AM
I cast my vote for Great Inagua and the Villa (you guys can vote for more than one BTW, I made it a multi-choice poll).

The Villa was awesome because it felt like literally everything you did in the game significantly contributed to its development. Main story missions unlocked new target portraits and vehicle models. Side missions unlocked the armor in the basement. Buying items filled out your art gallery and armory. Getting money unlocked renovations. Renovations unlocked discounts and secret areas. It all felt very systemic to me, despite the somewhat broken "come back every 20 minutes for free money" economy (which actually didn't feel that unbalanced to me, since I wanted to buy EVERYTHING in the game from every shop). I was raging pretty hard when it was all wiped away in Brotherhood.

Great Inagua was far less connected to the core game experience, but TBH that's part of what I loved about it. It felt like the place where Edward would to to crash when he was sick of pirating and missing his home and his wife. I always felt like the mansion upgrades were designed with her in mind. It also brought back a little bit of the decoration aspect of the villa, and though none of the artworks were as grand or impressive as the Renaissance paintings that hung in Ezio's home, it seemed fitting that a poor Welsh kid would grow up to have a million little odds and ends in his art collection rather than a uniform set of paintings that might adorn a nobleman's walls. Plus, you obtained the home itself in the most piratey way possible; kill a guy and steal his crap :p And there's a frickin' waterfall in the backyard. Hard not to love that.

phoenix-force411
08-11-2014, 03:01 AM
Homestead 'cause it's appearance changes as you progress through Homestead missions.

Homestead Missions > Main Story Missions

LoyalACFan
08-11-2014, 03:05 AM
Homestead 'cause it's appearance changes as you progress through Homestead missions.

Homestead Missions > Main Story Missions

Yeah, I really loved handing over money and fetching crap, that was some intense gameplay

Assassin_M
08-11-2014, 03:08 AM
Yeah, I really loved handing over money and fetching crap, that was some intense gameplay
T'was better than riding a horse while running back and forth saying FIRE!

LoyalACFan
08-11-2014, 03:12 AM
T'was better than riding a horse while running back and forth saying FIRE!

And ferrying an obnoxious silversmith on horseback, 'tis true. Let's just meet in the middle and say AC3 had some really crappy missions.

Assassin_M
08-11-2014, 03:14 AM
And ferrying an obnoxious silversmith on horseback, 'tis true. Let's just meet in the middle and say AC3 had some really crappy missions.
Agreed to tis.

SixKeys
08-11-2014, 03:28 AM
Auditore Villa and Great Inagua. Upgrading Monteriggioni never gets old for me, I love the subtle visual changes. Great Inagua's villa isn't too special, but the island itself is gorgeous.

Edit: Would've voted for Masyaf if it included the village and not just the castle. There is nothing else to do in the castle except listen to Al Mualim's lectures. The atmosphere of the village (safe, cozy) and the castle (majestic, foreboding) combined make Masyaf special to me.

X_xWolverinEx_X
08-11-2014, 03:36 AM
davenport ftw

SpiritOfNevaeh
08-11-2014, 04:10 AM
Davenport Homestead and Great Inagua for me <3

Death-Begone
08-11-2014, 04:14 AM
Definitely Davenport & Great Inagua

LoyalACFan
08-11-2014, 05:00 AM
Auditore Villa and Great Inagua. Upgrading Monteriggioni never gets old for me, I love the subtle visual changes. Great Inagua's villa isn't too special, but the island itself is gorgeous.

Edit: Would've voted for Masyaf if it included the village and not just the castle. There is nothing else to do in the castle except listen to Al Mualim's lectures. The atmosphere of the village (safe, cozy) and the castle (majestic, foreboding) combined make Masyaf special to me.

You can vote for Masyaf if you want, I sort of just meant the whole map. I only specified landmarks for the sake of consistency with the ones that don't have their own maps.

Fatal-Feit
08-11-2014, 05:04 AM
Definitely Davenport, but with the Auditore Villa second.

AC:B, AC:R, and AC:IV's are mostly forgettable, IMO. The Great Inagua is still fresh on my mind, but that's because AC:IV was the latest to be released, and I've spent the most hours on it. But I'll probably forget its existence once I've spent some time on Unity and Rogue.

Megas_Doux
08-11-2014, 05:06 AM
T'was better than riding a horse while running back and forth saying FIRE!

And that is better than being Revere´s personal driver "to the left Connor"

Assassin_M
08-11-2014, 05:55 AM
And that is better than being Revere´s personal driver "to the left Connor"
And that is better than shooting cannons in Monmouth. I like this game.

poptartz20
08-11-2014, 06:20 AM
I would have to say the villa, it literally feels like you grow with the city... Davenport homestead, it just felt like a small rag tag community that really came together quite well with unique inhabitance with different personalities each bringing something special to the community and to Connor. And the Great Inagua I really liked because I don't know it just had a feeling of a small party island. haha. with some cool stuff there.. yet there was still a home-y feeling to it.

Matt.mc
08-11-2014, 09:16 AM
I have to go with Revelations. The atmosphere in that place was spot on, the long bridge/walkway, mats etc. all great

Locopells
08-11-2014, 11:43 AM
I've gone with Davenport Homestead, I love coming in the first time, and working out where all the buildings are going to be by the end.

SHADOWGARVIN
08-11-2014, 12:23 PM
My vote goes to the Auditore Villa.

jayjay275
08-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Davenport Homestead because it actually provided content other than being a location for you to visit.

m4r-k7
08-11-2014, 12:33 PM
I chose Masyaf castle as for me that symbolised AC

jeordievera
08-11-2014, 01:00 PM
I chose Masyaf because it was kick *** fortress and also Great Inagua because that's a place where I would like to have my own hideout. These two combined would be awesome :)

Dome500
08-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Loved the Masyaf Castle, the problem was it was rather a symbol of the Assassins reign and presence than a Hideout, it was a Fortress.
Also liked the Villa, but again, too big and obvious.

The best Assassin hideout, as in a secret HQ you could hide in would be IMO the Tiber Island hideout or the Galata Den. The best combination of Assassin learning place with library, armory and HQ material and secrecy in order to stay hidden from the enemy.

Kaschra
08-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Hm, I actually... kinda... like all of them?
Let's see...

Masyaf is really iconic. And a castle. Castles are cool

The Villa in AC2 felt like Ezio's real home. You build up Monteriggioni for years and years, from a dirty little ****hole into a impressive village.
And then Cesare destroys it. Makes me feel mad every time.
It was also really interesting to see Monteriggioni during modern day.

Brotherhood's was cool because it was basically a little island. Ezio's private island, awww yeah :cool:

I really really like the style of the Galata hideout. They got some great taste xD

The Homestead really felt like home. It's my favourite place in AC3. I love how the whole places grows, how you can interact with all the characters and hear their stories.

Great Inagua. That place is... damn, it's so freaking beautiful. If I could choose one place in the AC games where I'd like to live, it would be Great Inagua.
Right in Edward's villa lol

THe.NoMaD
08-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Davenport was one of the things AC3 got right. I enjoyed the little missions for everyone.

Megas_Doux
08-11-2014, 06:23 PM
In terms of hideout, I would say Galata´s, the place looks pretty comfy.
Now as a place is a pretty hard choice, the Homestead was like a neighborhood in which all are friends ,you feel welcome at it. The villa is pure beauty, I got the "feels" when Cesare destroyed. Great Inagua was the best structured out of all these maps, but there is no connection to it, and Masyaf embraces what AC I did best, the Brotherhood of Assassins...

Stealth Gamer92
08-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Great Inagua. twas such a lively place even your deceased friends ghosts party there!

SixKeys
08-11-2014, 09:44 PM
The Villa in AC2 felt like Ezio's real home. You build up Monteriggioni for years and years, from a dirty little ****hole into a impressive village.

Dirty ****hole, really? One thing that always struck me in AC2, as much as I love upgrading the Villa, was how everyone acted like it was such a terrible place to live and I was like "dude, I'll take it if you don't want it!". The villa looked exactly the same from the inside from start to finish, apart from some paintings, and it still had that massive garden and everything. The only thing wrong with the place seemed to be the weather, lol.

GunnerGalactico
08-11-2014, 10:25 PM
My favourite hideouts are:

Masayaf Castle- It looked grand and magnificent. It felt more like the official Assassin HQ, rather than a hideout.

Tiber Island- It is similar to Masayaf, where you see some of the Assassin recruits occupying space in some of the rooms. It also had the feel of a secret den to it.

Davenport Homestead- I really like the place in which it is situated, it feels cosy and secluded. There were tons of things to do and I liked the interaction with people living in the surrounding areas of the Homestead.

Kaschra
08-11-2014, 10:46 PM
Dirty ****hole, really? One thing that always struck me in AC2, as much as I love upgrading the Villa, was how everyone acted like it was such a terrible place to live and I was like "dude, I'll take it if you don't want it!". The villa looked exactly the same from the inside from start to finish, apart from some paintings, and it still had that massive garden and everything. The only thing wrong with the place seemed to be the weather, lol.

That part was refering to Monteriggioni itself though, not the Villa ^^

LoyalACFan
08-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Dirty ****hole, really? One thing that always struck me in AC2, as much as I love upgrading the Villa, was how everyone acted like it was such a terrible place to live and I was like "dude, I'll take it if you don't want it!". The villa looked exactly the same from the inside from start to finish, apart from some paintings, and it still had that massive garden and everything. The only thing wrong with the place seemed to be the weather, lol.

Yeah, it would have been nice if the interior had looked grimier at the start, but since the entire town changed pretty radically I'm willing to cut it a break.