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joshoolhorst
05-21-2017, 12:02 PM
I know it was the first game in the series and they had to check what worked and didn't.
I never really thought about the Animus in AC1 that much untill now.
So Desmond enters the Animus in AC1 but it they don't show you how they enter genetic memory unlike AC2 which I will talk about later.
Desmond just lies there with a VR thing on but he has almost zero connection with the machine at all we don't see them use blood or connect with the machine at all it just kinda happens.

In AC2 Rebecca puts a needle in Desmonds arm so they can take some of his blood but that makes sense to me but my question now is... How much blood? It seems like they use a bit of blood and connect with his blood and body whatever but wouldn't the needle make sure he is getting pumped clean of the blood? if you understand what I mean.

In the movie the connection makes more sense with the body for me but the design falls apart when you really think about it.

But I do understand why the wouldn't go with losing to much blood actually that sounds more problematic to me story wise

D.I.D.
05-21-2017, 01:35 PM
There's big chrome hole behind the neck of the Animus pilot in the original designs. I can't remember if they specifically said it breaks your skin, but Lucy apologises for the discomfort and she didn't mean the disorientation. The implication of it all is that the machine physically hooks into your spine via that chrome port and connects to your nervous system in a very uncomfortable way. Rebecca's Animus 2.0 was still using a physical link, but instead of going straight under the base of your skull, this one just needed to hook into the veins of your arm. Remember in Revelations that the Animus 2b even functioned as a physical life support system for Desmond.

It's the Animus 3 where it becomes a more sophisticated VR-plus system.

Locopells
05-21-2017, 09:45 PM
Abstergo probably already took a blood sample before the first MD scene.





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joshoolhorst
05-22-2017, 07:19 AM
Abstergo probably already took a blood sample before the first MD scene.





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But how is he connected there are no tubes going in his body

dxsxhxcx
05-22-2017, 12:45 PM
During the 1930s, the Templars underwent the construction of a mysterious device in Norway using the "Uranprojekt", the atomic program of the Nazi, as a cover for their operation. Led by the SS General and Templar Gero Kramer, the project to create a machine allowing to watch the memories of an individual's ancestors began thanks to the knowledge obtained from an Apple of Eden.

source: http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Animus

cawatrooper9
05-22-2017, 03:02 PM
I always just assumed that Desmond laid down in the Animus, and was hooked in by Warren and Lucy- you just don't see it because you enter a first person mode, and the game graciously didn't see it necessary to go for needle gore.

Locopells
05-22-2017, 05:17 PM
But how is he connected there are no tubes going in his body

No, but there aren't with later the versions of the Animus either - I always assumed that once a sample had been taken, the Animus knew what to look for.





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crusader_prophet
05-22-2017, 07:58 PM
Except in the first animus, a subject's spinal cord directly interfaced with the animus when he laid on his back.