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thestor1982
01-02-2009, 03:36 AM
Hello everyone I am a newbie to this game, but as far as I can tell, this question hasn't been raised yet here.

I have a problem in Memory Block 3, being the first time in Acre. I got an investigation quest to assassinate two archers without becoming exposed (apparently a PC-only quest).
Problem is, the very first one is standing on a little wooden platform, facing a place before a church where some priest is preaching. Whenever I kill him, he falls down right before the crowd, which apprently doesn't count as stealthy, mission blown, me sad.

So, how do I assassinate somebody without moving their body a feet away from me in the process? As I said, this archer is standing close to the edge, facing the church place and never ever turn around or anything. While it is very accomodating of him to present his juicy back this way, I just can't figure out how to kill him without blowing him off the roof in the process.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

ScytheOfGrim
01-02-2009, 03:46 AM
I'm not entirely sure about which archer you're talking about, so I don't know the building's structure, but here's what I can see as a possibility:

You could try grabbing him and throwing him away from the edge before killing him, and doing this shouldn't (I believe) attract any attention, but you'll have to be quick.

thestor1982
01-02-2009, 04:13 AM
If someone could tell me how to post images I could make a screenshot of the Archer's location.

Porblem is, the wodden plattform is rather small, grabbing him easily results in yet another Archer piling up below.

BTW if it are always the same two Archer's, the one I have trouble with is the one closest to the quest giver, just a ladder, a rooftop and a wooden beam away.

ScytheOfGrim
01-02-2009, 04:56 AM
Upload the image you want to post to a site such as Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com), then copy the fourth URL and paste it in your post.

It should begin and end with and respectively.

EDIT:
You can take a screenshot with the "Prt Scr" button.
Then paste that image using Ctrl + V in MSPaint, and then save it, then upload it and all that jazz.

thestor1982
01-02-2009, 05:28 AM
Here is the screen shot thanks for the advice

http://s545.photobucket.com/albums/hh392/thestor1982/?action=view&current=Image2.jpg

EDIT: Since including the pic in the message isn't working, here is the link:
http://s545.photobucket.com/albums/hh392/thestor1982/?a...w&current=Image2.jpg (http://s545.photobucket.com/albums/hh392/thestor1982/?action=view&current=Image2.jpg)

To the left in a red rectangle you can see the preaching priest, the archer is of course the one right ahead of Altair, and always ends up falling right down between priest and congegration (not in image).

Grandmaster_Z
01-02-2009, 08:56 AM
so if you hidden blade kill him, he falls forward off the edge?

thestor1982
01-02-2009, 09:22 AM
Hidden Blade? So far I only got Longsword and Shortsword, tried both on him, mostly Shortsord though, and yes, he always fall forward, down the edge, and there be people.

ScytheOfGrim
01-02-2009, 09:34 AM
You... don't have the hidden blade?

That little knife thing that pops out of his wrist?

I'm pretty sure you do.

Oh, and to solve your problem, just grab him and throw him towards the dome behind you, then kill him.

And using your hidden blade on him should make him fall backwards, if I recall correctly.

Grandmaster_Z
01-02-2009, 11:37 AM
the hidden blade is like the first weapon you get back...so you should have it..

thestor1982
01-02-2009, 11:59 AM
THANKS, a heck lot of thanks, may your story of success be in length and beauty as the tales of thousand and one nights, ScytheOfGrim and Grandmaster_Z

To put it in a less flowerly way, it worked. I hadn't used these little blades up to now ever, wasn't necessary in Damascus.

With these blades, graqbbing the Archer was unnecessary, luckily, I fear it would have messed up the assassination, well, the stealth part of it.

As a matter of fact with these blades equipped and the target locked, I got a whole new "assassinate" button (button 0), didn't even know it existed.

Both archers felt on my very first try, as did this stupid knight another informant asks you to assassinate, hadn't manged to take him out without notice either, now all without problem.

Again, many many thanks you two saved the entire game for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif