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SixKeys
11-20-2015, 02:12 AM
I've been playing Syndicate for a couple of days now, currently in sequence 4, I think.

Can I just ask: how long do I have to keep going from story mission to story mission until the world actually opens up properly with all the side activities? I want to explore London, but everywhere I go the game tells me my level is too low. Every side activity I can engage in is several levels too high. Even for the story missions I need to get to a certain level, but how the hell am I supposed to gain levels if there aren't enough activities to help me gain XP? I feel like there's nothing to do in this world and frankly I'm getting kind of bored. It compares badly with something like Black Flag where all activities in the world were open to you almost from the very beginning.

HDinHB
11-20-2015, 04:17 AM
I had the opposite problem, with leveling up too fast, and I didn't even do the ****ens, Darwin, Marx, etc. missions until later in the game. By sequence 4 you are around level 4? There should be lots of level 2-4 activities in and around Whitechapel and Lambeth. For example, there are 3 strongholds, 7 bounty hunts, 3 child liberations, 7 Templar hunts level 4 or less, plus fight clubs etc. And I wouldn't get hung up about doing things 1-2 or more levels higher than recommended--they're more like guidelines anyway. Just to be sure, you know you level up only when you buy skills, not just from earning experience points.

SixKeys
11-20-2015, 05:10 AM
I had the opposite problem, with leveling up too fast, and I didn't even do the ****ens, Darwin, Marx, etc. missions until later in the game. By sequence 4 you are around level 4? There should be lots of level 2-4 activities in and around Whitechapel and Lambeth. For example, there are 3 strongholds, 7 bounty hunts, 3 child liberations, 7 Templar hunts level 4 or less, plus fight clubs etc. And I wouldn't get hung up about doing things 1-2 or more levels higher than recommended--they're more like guidelines anyway. Just to be sure, you know you level up only when you buy skills, not just from earning experience points.

I'm level 3 or 4 currently. I see the bounty hunts and liberations and Templar hunts, but there seem to be so few of them on the map, I'm just like....Is that it? I thought freeing London was going to be this big task throughout the game but every time I finish any kind of activity, a huge chunk of the map goes from red to liberated. I feel like I could do all the boroughs now (there's like, what, 8 of them in total?) and have nothing left to do. It doesn't help that every mission type appears to be the same thing under a different name. Go here, sneak around a bit, kidnap or kill this person, rinse and repeat. In Unity I could go hunting for glyphs, do a heist, play co-op missions, solve crimes and do Paris stories. In AC4 I could go diving, treasure-hunting or whaling. Where is the variety in Syndicate? I'm just trying to figure out if it all just hasn't opened up yet or if they really only have one or two different mission types in this game.

D.I.D.
11-20-2015, 08:45 AM
I'm slowly working through and enjoying the world, but I've got a lot more than that.

Have you begun Fight Clubs yet? You will also get Cargo Hijack missions, Cargo Escort, Train Robbery, Races, ****ens/Darwin missions, Agnes missions (found on the train). I'm not sure what else is there because I'm at a very early stage too, but that's what's open to me right now. The missions from the story have been pretty broad so far too - some really nice ideas.

As for gaining XP - complete missions, do the Fight Clubs, and do the "49 headshots"-type requirements that earn your Perks. Those are fast ways to build XP. See Ned early because the related Gang upgrades unlock some activities, and the others accelerate money. Level is raised by expenditure of Skill points, 9 per level. You might be avoiding killing people, but it's worth doing a lot of killing if you're just going for the points.

Shahkulu101
11-20-2015, 11:16 AM
The high-level gang activities are doable if you stay out of combat. I'd suggest following the above advice, and just taking on higher level activities. That's how I leveled up very fast.

cawatrooper9
11-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Basically, you just need to find areas where you can level up with appropriate challenges for your current level. Whitechapel is a good start- I don't believe City of London is too bad either. The Thames might be a little harder but totally worth it.

SixKeys
11-20-2015, 09:04 PM
The lack of variety was my concern more than the XP thing. I know it's easy to get XP from minor activities, so it's more about patience than anything. I was more confused at how empty the map looked. I haven't gotten fight club missions yet, nor train robberies or races. That's the kind of stuff I assumed would be open from the start yet here I am almost halfway through the game.

Edit: When I say halfway through, I'm talking about the number of sequences (4 out of 9). I'm still only at 8% synchronization, so I assume there's still a lot of content to discover.

cawatrooper9
11-20-2015, 09:20 PM
The lack of variety was my concern more than the XP thing. I know it's easy to get XP from minor activities, so it's more about patience than anything. I was more confused at how empty the map looked. I haven't gotten fight club missions yet, nor train robberies or races. That's the kind of stuff I assumed would be open from the start yet here I am almost halfway through the game.

Edit: When I say halfway through, I'm talking about the number of sequences (4 out of 9). I'm still only at 8% synchronization, so I assume there's still a lot of content to discover.

Well, you have to consider that the first two sequences were tutorials, and much shorter than the rest.

I'm a little surprised you haven't unlocked that stuff yet, though. You must be close, if you haven't gotten it now.

BananaBlighter
11-20-2015, 10:07 PM
Well, you have to consider that the first two sequences were tutorials, and much shorter than the rest.

I'm a little surprised you haven't unlocked that stuff yet, though. You must be close, if you haven't gotten it now.

Those activities can be unlocked the moment you step in to London. You have to go see the associates (marked with a letter on the map) to unlock their activities. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at how the map slowly filled with more content as I progressed.

cawatrooper9
11-20-2015, 10:41 PM
Those activities can be unlocked the moment you step in to London. You have to go see the associates (marked with a letter on the map) to unlock their activities. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at how the map slowly filled with more content as I progressed.

Yeah, that's what I thought. I wonder why Six is having difficulties finding them, then...

SixKeys
11-21-2015, 04:24 AM
Those activities can be unlocked the moment you step in to London. You have to go see the associates (marked with a letter on the map) to unlock their activities. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at how the map slowly filled with more content as I progressed.

I didn't realize you had to speak to the associates first. I thought I'd save those for later, but I guess if I want my side content, I'm gonna have to go to them first. :nonchalance: I talked to Ned and now I have cargo deliveries and hijackings listed on the map.

KG_NOx
11-22-2015, 12:22 AM
I didn't realize you had to speak to the associates first. I thought I'd save those for later, but I guess if I want my side content, I'm gonna have to go to them first. :nonchalance: I talked to Ned and now I have cargo deliveries and hijackings listed on the map.

Don't forget the missions related to your train