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    Assassins Creed 4 Execute prisoners option

    Wouldn't Pirates execute prisoners like they have in historical times , I mean I agree with with recruiting them but you can't always do it all the time and don't pirate captains own only one ship I mean who would have a fleet? I saw the game-play on YouTube although it is still being worked on, will they add the execute option or have I missed something?
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    x___Luffy___x's Avatar Senior Member
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    dont think there will be an option to execute the rest of the crew.
    they already have 3 options : to recruit , capture and send to kenway s fleet, salvage ship to repair jackdaw.
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    If you want to execute the crew, kill them all before you take out the captain.
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    If you want to be technical, there's is an execute option: just destroy the ship. Don't board it. Just destroy it outright. And if you just salvage the ship to repair the Jackdaw, what do you do with the crew of that ship? Either you'd auto recruit them, toss them overboard to deal with sharks, or let them go. That'd likely be left open ended for the player to decide what happened. Chances are Edward would have some personal code of ethics, though. Outright murdering a crew of a captured ship might be a deterrent for the Assassins to recruit him, so not likely it'll be part of his character. Guy's out for money and infamy, not to outright murder anyone and everyone that gets in his way and become Edward the Bloody or something. Being infamous doesn't necessarily mean you murder people for no reason beyond them being on the wrong ship or side.

    Blackbeard wasn't that bloody. Look the guy up. He often let people go. He made threats that he rarely had to go through with and his smoking beard was to scare people so he didn't kill them. He killed, but he usually didn't do it without reason, or it was related to collateral damage (like canon fire) and unavoidable. Edward learned from Blackbeard so likely picked up his ethics. So why would Edward be a cruel and bloody murderer when his friend Edward Teach/Thatch aka Blackbeard was far more sensible? Also why would the Assassins be interested in recruiting a cruel and bloody murderer when they could just toss him overboard themselves and be done with him?.

    And how would a murderer be considered a lovable or even an identifiable character? If you identify with a murderer ... you really need help. That's not normal or healthy. If Edward murdered without a second thought, chances are he'd end up the least liked of the assassins ... and end up highly controversial. Game's already controversial due to whale hunting despite it being historically accurate. Don't need to make Edward a cold blooded murderer on top of that and have people comparing him to someone like Hitler.
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    Originally Posted by guardian_titan Go to original post
    If you want to be technical, there's is an execute option: just destroy the ship. Don't board it. Just destroy it outright. And if you just salvage the ship to repair the Jackdaw, what do you do with the crew of that ship? Either you'd auto recruit them, toss them overboard to deal with sharks, or let them go. That'd likely be left open ended for the player to decide what happened. Chances are Edward would have some personal code of ethics, though. Outright murdering a crew of a captured ship might be a deterrent for the Assassins to recruit him, so not likely it'll be part of his character. Guy's out for money and infamy, not to outright murder anyone and everyone that gets in his way and become Edward the Bloody or something. Being infamous doesn't necessarily mean you murder people for no reason beyond them being on the wrong ship or side.

    Blackbeard wasn't that bloody. Look the guy up. He often let people go. He made threats that he rarely had to go through with and his smoking beard was to scare people so he didn't kill them. He killed, but he usually didn't do it without reason, or it was related to collateral damage (like canon fire) and unavoidable. Edward learned from Blackbeard so likely picked up his ethics. So why would Edward be a cruel and bloody murderer when his friend Edward Teach/Thatch aka Blackbeard was far more sensible? Also why would the Assassins be interested in recruiting a cruel and bloody murderer when they could just toss him overboard themselves and be done with him?.

    And how would a murderer be considered a lovable or even an identifiable character? If you identify with a murderer ... you really need help. That's not normal or healthy. If Edward murdered without a second thought, chances are he'd end up the least liked of the assassins ... and end up highly controversial. Game's already controversial due to whale hunting despite it being historically accurate. Don't need to make Edward a cold blooded murderer on top of that and have people comparing him to someone like Hitler.
    This. Blackbeard actually didn't like killing at all, he was actually quite the gentleman compared to some other pirates. I hope they portray that.
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    Why?

    How does it add anything substantial to the core gameplay?
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    I am just saying but I looked up on Edward that he was selfish and arrogant and cares only for glory that he would execute his prisoners and ignore the rules of being an Assassin.
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    Originally Posted by cell01 Go to original post
    I am just saying but I looked up on Edward that he was selfish and arrogant and cares only for glory that he would execute his prisoners and ignore the rules of being an Assassin.
    I dont remember who, or when, but someone said that Edward is doing all this stuff to prove to his family, or son that he is a great, sucessful man. Dont know if its true, but i know that someone mentioned it
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    Originally Posted by cell01 Go to original post
    I am just saying but I looked up on Edward that he was selfish and arrogant and cares only for glory that he would execute his prisoners and ignore the rules of being an Assassin.
    Doesn't answer my question

    the above can be easily depicted via a short cut-scene....an in-game feature is not necessary
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    Originally Posted by BATISTABUS Go to original post
    If you want to execute the crew, kill them all before you take out the captain.
    Good point.
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