PDA

View Full Version : The Rakshasa



Fallen-Champ
11-03-2014, 11:24 AM
When playing Far Cry 3 for me the most difficult weapon to use was the bow and arrow, even more difficult in multiplayer because you have less time and have to be very accurate.
So with the Rakshasa only having a bow as their primary weapon I was concerned that I will get very few kills and will have a miserable time when playing as that team.

Then I listened to this podcast linked below and learned some news about how the Rakshasa’s weapons and skills work.

Rebel FM Episode 234 - Far Cry 4 discussed at 28:55 - 41:10 (http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/8/d/e/8de77a64592a86ae/Rebel_FM_Episode_234_-_103114.mp3?c_id=7812422&expiration=1415013541&hwt=6a6dd657e2cd0d6c10c32fc0e1890853)

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/rakshasa2_zpseda04f53.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/rakshasa2_zpseda04f53.jpg.html)
So they have different types of arrow, there is an Explosive arrow that has a good sized blast when it hits which could kill a group of players if they are together, or blow up a vehicle perhaps, but you can risk killing yourself if you are too close to the blast when the arrow goes off – this puts my mind at rest a little as I might not have to be so accurate when using these explosives arrows but how many do we get ?
If you connect a blink arrow onto an enemy you get an instant kill.

There is also an arrow that turns into a swarm of bees when it hits the target, this affects the enemy’s movement and also blurs their vision slightly and inflicts some damage while the effects are wearing off.
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/SwarmArrow_zpsa16a3042.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/SwarmArrow_zpsa16a3042.jpg.html)

Then we get the Blink Arrows, basically we have a blue dot & where we aim that is where the arrow will land, once that arrow lands you will teleport to that location, this could be very useful for surprise attack / ambushes.

Then we can look at the different plants which the Rakshasa can use to gain some skills from nature itself, these are crafted into arrow stems - there are 3 of these apparently - The Green one is for health recovery, The yellow one is for Ghost Walk which lets you step outside your body and navigate the environment while invisible, If you have perks attached there are some other additions & The Red one makes us become incredibly fast when moving.

If you kill a Golden Path player they are down while they wait to be healed but if you execute one of the enemy you get an upgrade towards summoning an animal, there are 3 animals we can use - Bird / Bear / Tiger.
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/fc414_zps85a98683.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/fc414_zps85a98683.jpg.html)
(Bottom right hand corner of the image above shows the different animals which can be summoned)

So I am assuming that the more execution moves you do the quicker you level up to summon the 2nd and 3rd animals.
The bird can fly around and if it detects the enemy it will swoop down on them and give away their position.
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/holdtoexecute_zpsebbb55c2.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/holdtoexecute_zpsebbb55c2.jpg.html)
(Image of a Rakshasa been executed - unsure what perks if anything the Golden Path get when doing an execution move)

Going invisible, if the Rakshasa crouch they become invisible, so if you are running and then go into a slide you will then go invisible, I think so long as you are crouched and moving very slowly you will not be seen.
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/fc4mpign2_zpsfe81a1ec.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/fc4mpign2_zpsfe81a1ec.jpg.html)
If the Golden Path activate the Bell Tower the Rakshasa positions are broadcast onto the map, I am unsure if they will still show on the map if the Rakshasa player is crouching ?

Very little has been said about the Elephants, this image shows the Rakshasa riding them.
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/Rakshasaonelephants_zps69c5e555.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/Rakshasaonelephants_zps69c5e555.jpg.html)

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/Rakshasaonelephants1_zps2423cb6e.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/Rakshasaonelephants1_zps2423cb6e.jpg.html)
Question I have are these below.
1 - We get 10 Multiplayer maps at launch, are Elephants available in all the maps or just specific ones?

2 - What happens if the Golden Path try to use the elephants or the Rakshasa try to use a vehicle is it simply set so that Rakshasa can only use Elephants and Golden Path can only use vehicles so the opposite team does not get a prompt to use the required vehicle / animal?

3 - When an elephant or vehicle is damaged beyond repair do they eventually respawn back to their original location or are they ineffective for the remainder of the match?

4 - The Rakshasa can use their wingsuits, do the Golden Path have wingsuits or only the Rakshasa ?
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/rakshasa1_zpseece8764.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/rakshasa1_zpseece8764.jpg.html)

5 - Explosive & Swarm arrows, do the Rakshasa have an unlimited supply of these or do they have to earn them, if so how?

6 - Do the Golden Path get any perks for Executing the Rakshasa?

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/fc4-screen-pvp-stalking_zps51a23bc4.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/fc4-screen-pvp-stalking_zps51a23bc4.jpg.html)
7 - The image above shows one Rakshasa with 5 arrows loaded to a bow, what's that about?

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/goldenpathloadout_zpscf764bd8.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/goldenpathloadout_zpscf764bd8.jpg.html)
Golden Path loadout above - What are the skills they can have ?

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/MrTibarata/rakshasaloadout_zps50aa9ed6.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/MrTibarata/media/rakshasaloadout_zps50aa9ed6.jpg.html)
Rakshasa loadout above - shows 2 skills available also.

Watch the video again after reading that above and it makes a lot more sense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZWNpCn0cGQ

FR_Player-One
11-03-2014, 06:51 PM
When playing Far Cry 3 for me the most difficult weapon to use was the bow and arrow, even more difficult in multiplayer because you have less time and have to be very accurate.
So with the Rakshasa only having a bow as their primary weapon I was concerned that I will get very few kills and will have a miserable time when playing as that team.

"Suck it up."
- Ubisoft

On a more serious note, you're right, the bow was difficult to use. Especially in multiplayer because of the way other players moves.
Even in the "trailer" there is a moment you can see that.. better use your knife than your bow.

And another question is, can the Golden Path soldiers use a bow too ?