Black Flag didn't have this problem, but Freedom Cry missions/etc seem almost impossible with the large crowds of op, hit-sponge guards, who instantly attack the moment they see me. I'm guessing this is to encourage the player to use stealth instead of fight, but even using stealth, the ever-present, hordes of guards will attack you. The story is good, and it's fun liberating the slaves, but these piranha-like guards ruin the game. I've tried everything I can think of: keeping to the roofs, beserk/sleep darts, etc, but there are just too many guards to deal with. Anyone have good strategies for dealing with them?
Update: found one strategy that works: just hide in the bushes, use the darts, buy more, repeat.