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    Where did Initiates go?

    I really want to know what happened to the Initiates website. No, the web site is not down right now, but it is a shadow of what it once was. I remember after Black Flag came out, Initiates sustained my attention and appetite for Assassin's Creed. It gave me a reason to go back and revisit (and max out) the previous games. It gave more information about the Assassins and Templars over history. And finally, the comdevs engaged the audience.

    With the disasters of Unity and the subsequent inability to get Initiates to sync to anything, it seems that Ubisoft has given up trying to engage its audience in a meaningful way. There is this forum, certainly, and that seems to be all that remains of what was once a great site; the Initiates site is a meaningless bauble now.

    This is just one gamer's opinion, but I hope it does not get lost in a sea of other posts. Please, Ubisoft and comdevs, bring back the old site, or at least don't give up on the vision that you all had for it.
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    I agree!

    I played AC:4 Black Flag and enjoyed the site that went with it. It added a new dimension to the game play.
    I recently started playing Black Flag again to mop up some of the things I hadn't finished before and was saddened to find the site was no longer there.

    I'm not sure if Ubisoft really cares about a legacy site anymore and by extension its fans. Its not in their best interest to maintain something that is several years old when they have other current projects to focus on.

    I think they should bring it back again if they could, but...don't see that ever happening. User's loss.
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    YazX_'s Avatar Volunteer MOD
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    There is a new thing now called Ubisoft club which offers what initiates had to offer and plenty more, also it works properly and with all games not only AC, and you can see Club rewards in UPlay as well, but still Club Challenges are yet to come, if you haven't checked it out yet, then here is a link:

    club.ubi.com
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    Yes I love the Ubi Club all the badges and it has twitter feed and news and it replaces the initiates site (which I think never got out of alpha or beta) The club might also get challenges between friends.
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    Originally Posted by YazX_ Go to original post
    There is a new thing now called Ubisoft club which offers what initiates had to offer and plenty more, also it works properly and with all games not only AC, and you can see Club rewards in UPlay as well, but still Club Challenges are yet to come, if you haven't checked it out yet, then here is a link:

    club.ubi.com

    Yeah about that, no! AC Initiates was place for AC fans that expanded AC lore and kept AC franchise live outside games and other media. It was also place for AC fans where we could discuss interesting things and solve riddles together. Unfortunately it was expensive project that wasn't profitable so Ubisoft shut it down and replaced it with Stats page.

    Former AC Initiates Envoy.
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    Don't forget the AC Council https://council.assassinscreed.com/
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    YazX_'s Avatar Volunteer MOD
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    Originally Posted by dex3108 Go to original post
    Yeah about that, no! AC Initiates was place for AC fans that expanded AC lore and kept AC franchise live outside games and other media. It was also place for AC fans where we could discuss interesting things and solve riddles together. Unfortunately it was expensive project that wasn't profitable so Ubisoft shut it down and replaced it with Stats page.

    Former AC Initiates Envoy.
    This answer below , and i actually find it the opposite, Ubisoft liked the idea of initiates and invested more in it by totally revamping and expanding it to other titles and introduced the Ubisoft Club.

    Originally Posted by strigoi1958 Go to original post
    Don't forget the AC Council https://council.assassinscreed.com/
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    No, AC council is not a replacement for AC initiates

    you guyz are being naive suggesting people AC council, the fact i went to AC initiates was to explore the lore, complete missions, use the google map styled interface that i could get back in years and see where the AC history took place, AC council is a joke, AC initiates new site doesn't work half of the time and has nothing to explore.
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    Initiates was fantastic and I hope they put the effort in to revive it for all titles. Black Flag overall was a release that oozed quality more so than any other release of AC.
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    Ubi club doesnt have all the lore stuff 1st Initiates site had. Challeges and "daily quests" is ridiculous thing to have in single player game.
    Council is just random ppl reposting other random ppl work to grow their e-peen. Bad concept, even worse execution.
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