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MikeWillisUK
11-19-2011, 11:43 AM
I love the Assassins Creed series but I am getting so frustrated with this game right now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

The last trophy I need to get in single player is Tax Evasion, but I can't because I've only seen one tax collector in my entire playthrough, and I couldnt chase him because I was on a mission.

I have finished everything there is to do... I've collected every fragment, bought every shop, every landmark, every item. I've completed every faction challenge. There is nothing left for me to do except wander around like a mug waiting for a tax collector to appear. I've been doing that for the past 90 mins and it is boring as hell! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I suppose I could start the storyline again just to keep my brain engaged... but you know, I dont really want to. I just want to move the hell on.

Cant believe a stupid random event is standing between me and a platinum trophy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Please Ubisoft PLEASE release a patch which increases the chances of a tax collector spawning by tenfold or something like that.

In Brotherhood I swear I came across the Borgia messengers 20 or 30 times during my playthrough, AND there was a place (Thieves hidehout) where one was guaranteed to appear every time you fast-travelled there.

*sigh* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

reini03
11-19-2011, 11:48 AM
I didn't see a single one of those guys in my playthrough either... I guess I'll have to look out for one while searching for the remaining fragments...

deadly_thought
11-19-2011, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by MikeWillisUK:
I love the Assassins Creed series but I am getting so frustrated with this game right now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

The last trophy I need to get in single player is Tax Evasion, but I can't because I've only seen one tax collector in my entire playthrough, and I couldnt chase him because I was on a mission.

I have finished everything there is to do... I've collected every fragment, bought every shop, every landmark, every item. I've completed every faction challenge. There is nothing left for me to do except wander around like a mug waiting for a tax collector to appear. I've been doing that for the past 90 mins and it is boring as hell! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I suppose I could start the storyline again just to keep my brain engaged... but you know, I dont really want to. I just want to move the hell on.

Cant believe a stupid random event is standing between me and a platinum trophy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Please Ubisoft PLEASE release a patch which increases the chances of a tax collector spawning by tenfold or something like that.

In Brotherhood I swear I came across the Borgia messengers 20 or 30 times during my playthrough, AND there was a place (Thieves hidehout) where one was guaranteed to appear every time you fast-travelled there.

*sigh* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif didnt see one till ten mins b4 i finished the game ubisoft for you useless

AnthonyA85
11-19-2011, 11:59 AM
In AC2, you could always hear the Borgia curriers before you saw them, unless you were lucky enough to spot them first.

In brotherhood, it was next to impossible to ID them becaue they no longer shouted at you (which I really found annoying), they were deliberately muted by the Devs. I think i've only ever seen about 10 or so (and killed every single one I might add)

I was hoping in ACR they'd get their voices back, but judging by the OP's report of not seeing a single one, apart from that one time, i'm gonna hazzard a guess and bet they're still mutes, which is a shame. Though the fact that they don't seem to spawn much is odd.

And IMO, it's not worth chasing them down, you should just KILL THEM on sight (like I do), they're easier to loot when they're dead.

Ayush_S92
11-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Odd. I've seen them twice today itself.

superkootje
11-19-2011, 02:17 PM
I seen one in the first hour of gameplay, I tackled him and got the throphy without thinking about it.
Now I read this and started to think that I indeed didn't see any other tax collectors after the first one, so I am happy I ''accidentally'' got the trophy then http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

E-Zekiel
11-19-2011, 03:21 PM
I got one immediately after going over 100k money.

Also, they get an icon above their heads when they enter your line of sight. I don't recall if they yelled at you or anything.

EmperorxZurg
11-19-2011, 03:50 PM
there's a tax collector?

LightRey
11-19-2011, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
there's a tax collector?
Yeah, they work for the Byzantines. They sometimes show up and they're basically a combination of the pickpockets and the messengers of Borgia.

EmperorxZurg
11-19-2011, 05:13 PM
Oh, I've only encountered "staplers" so far. With most of them being scripted

Krayus Korianis
11-19-2011, 05:17 PM
I saw one earlier today... While I was on a mission. I haven't encountered one since... Guess I spooked them off.

Animuses
11-19-2011, 05:24 PM
I haven't even seen one.

RagingDragon14
11-19-2011, 05:49 PM
I've seen like seven and I'm only on sequence 3.

StarDreamer99
11-19-2011, 06:03 PM
I've seen a few, but they aren't as 'visible' and numerous as in previous games. They are definitely more 'visible' when they take to the rooftops. I just wish they had a larger (and different color) icon over the tax collector character.

goclo822
11-19-2011, 08:20 PM
I've never seen a single one of the tax collectors. Also who are the Staplers? Are they the guys that come up behind you and try to stab you?

AnthonyA85
11-19-2011, 08:36 PM
at the very least, ubisoft should patch it so they show up on the mini-map

but i know they won't.

When i start playing ACR on xmas day, i'm gonna make it a habbit to kill every single collector i see, too much hassle chasing them down, and besides, they're serving the enemy, which makes them the enemy, which means they must die! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

EmperorxZurg
11-19-2011, 09:32 PM
sorry, I meant stalker XD, and yes, go, they are

CriticaHit
11-19-2011, 10:47 PM
They should pop up if you have over 100000A on Ezio. Thats how I got mine done.

LordWolv
11-19-2011, 11:09 PM
Yes, you need 100000A. I hadn't seen a single one until I hit that number, and then I got about 10 in a day.

CRUDFACE
11-19-2011, 11:28 PM
I've never seen one myself. Then again, I've only seen one stalker and he was merged with the side of a building http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

AmadoreRavenous
11-20-2011, 05:38 AM
I own the X360 version and this was the first thing I did after the intro. A Tax guy was right there after I started. Achievement unlocked.

Cpt_Yanni
11-20-2011, 06:37 AM
I've had three tax collectors around Topkapi Palace, maybe you should try to find them over there?

XP_Ang
11-20-2011, 06:59 AM
Hello...

Go to the armoury area in the Bayezid District, north-west of "fight club"/west of armoury/bank/merc hq.

In the middle there is broken wood etc from the earlier event in this locale, wander about here and he pops.

I read this elsewhere last night as it was the last cheevo to get and thought BS but sure enough, wandered around and within 2 mins he popped and got my final SP acheivement.

I think the only requisites are a) dont kill him and just sweep for the trophy/cheevo and b) go during the day.

Good luck!

MikeWillisUK
11-20-2011, 08:14 AM
Thanks XP_Ang, I will give this a try. Funnily enough that is where I saw my only tax collector during my playthrough, but I couldnt get to him because I was inside the arsenal on the very mission you mention (the one with the riots).

I'm pretty sure the 100k thing which others have mentioned is just a coincidence, because I didnt see one when I got over 100k... and I restarted the game this morning and found one in sequence 3 when I only had 5k.

Unfortunately while I was chasing him I accidentally bumped him off the roof and he fell to the ground and died so I didnt get the achievement. I was FUMING! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif haha

Fingers crossed for Bayezid District... here I go...

reini03
11-20-2011, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by AnthonyA85:
at the very least, ubisoft should patch it so they show up on the mini-map

but i know they won't.

They do actually show up, they have the same icon as the pickpockets in ACB... only that you'll hardly ever see that icon...

MikeWillisUK
11-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Yup, no doubting they show up... they are a red pickpocket bag icon.

Been wandering round in circles by the broken wood for 10 minutes now to no avail... sigh.

Really annoyed with myself for knocking one to his death. Who knows how long it'll be until I see another one.

Just checked my gameplay stats and I have been playing for 30 hours now.

2 collectors in 30 hours in just not on... just my luck. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

XP_Ang
11-20-2011, 08:51 AM
I also killed the first one I saw back with about 2 hrs play time, seen another 2 later on in the game at around 18 hours and finally got that one last night with just under 22 hrs on the clock.

I assume he didnt pop/spawn at previously stated location? Strange, albeit random, the reason I followed the post I had read was the person said he had seen him spawn there every other time he was in that location - and surely with me going to the same place last night and him spawning it cant be purely coincedence...cant it?

I would be inclined to hang there at day light hours as its a definate spawn point..

MikeWillisUK
11-20-2011, 09:38 AM
Right now I'm so bored of it I've resorted to telling my 6 year to wander around, kill people, do whatever he likes, then pause the game and shout for me if he sees a red icon on the mini-map.

You hear that Ubisoft?! Your poor trophy planning with random events has subjected a minor to gratuitous violence and its all your fault! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Centurion23
11-20-2011, 03:41 PM
This is really annoying, been to Topkaki Palace...nothing. Been to everywhere else suggested...nothing. I havent run into one of these guys, its so stupid

Subject J80
11-20-2011, 08:23 PM
I can confirm that in Sequence 4, if buy enough shops to get full Templar awareness and the Tax Collector will spawn. I have been trying this for the last four days, tried and tested everyones ideas and none of them worked. Tried this three times and it worked each time!!!!

AnthonyA85
11-20-2011, 08:44 PM
so he only shows when you have full noteriety?

reini03
11-20-2011, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by AnthonyA85:
so he only shows when you have full noteriety?

I might give this a try if I can find enough time to actually do that today. Both that and the 100,000 gold thing would make sense, but the latter didn't work for me. Neither did walking around west of the Mercenaries HQ.

xFatalchrisx
11-30-2011, 12:21 PM
Ive Completed Everything i mean everything and ive nvr seen one tax collector and only single player achievement i have left and ive sad about trying waiting at banks and he not poped up onced. this is doing my nut right in! UBISOFT DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!