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UBOSOFT-Gamer
11-07-2009, 09:48 AM
Hello,

did your knowledge about the crusades and the Renaissance improved, because of AC and AC2? Did you get interested in the cursades/templars/assassins/renaissance/venice/medici/ etc. etc???

Just wondered.

LaurenIsSoMosh
11-07-2009, 10:01 AM
One thing's for sure, I started watching all those Templar conspiracy shows on the History Channel.

We gotta keep our eyes on those guys. >_>

UchihaKarasu
11-07-2009, 10:10 AM
Well, duh!
AC made me realize how much I love history and now I want to be a historian!!!
Also, how do you think I got so hyped on the Renaissance? lol, AC had me interested in all sorts of time periods then I really got into the Renaissance and I when I found out the second game was going to be taking place in the Italian Renaissance....
you can imagine my excitement http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

HewieAlbino
11-07-2009, 10:38 AM
Being an artist myself, I've always found the Renaissance period intriguing, inspiring and fascinating. It's when art and science as we know them today were first born.

Of course, like what the developers mentioned in one of the interviews, it's mostly the positive side of the period that we are used to hearing about. What we know so far about AC2 made me read up more about the political drama of the Renaissance and the characters it involves. (Sounds like some novel. lol)

It was a turbulent time period indeed, but I have gained more respect for all the great minds that have managed to raise the bar in human ingenuity and history, despite the rough political times.

On a side note, I really want to visit Venice now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LaurenIsSoMosh
11-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
Also, how do you think I got so hyped on the Renaissance? lol, AC had me interested in all sorts of time periods then I really got into the Renaissance and I when I found out the second game was going to be taking place in the Italian Renaissance....
you can imagine my excitement http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif *pokes Uchiha's face* I think I found the portal to the developers' minds. o.O

You should get hyped about ancient Rome next. I really want to play as Aquilus. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

nox_umbra
11-07-2009, 10:59 AM
H1st0ry 1s 4 L0S3RS!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Only kidding http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif, i already had an interest in the history of the crusades b4 ac1, but it has definately made me interested in the conspiracies of the renaissance, not that i believe any of them nor that iam a conspiracy nut... seriously http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

TheEpicWolf
11-07-2009, 11:03 AM
Well i find myself now wanting to visit Italy and translating eveything into Italian.
I get too excited sometimes and just mad with things....

nitres15
11-07-2009, 11:10 AM
why do u need 2 be 15-18 2 play i mean im 13 and jusc cus off ac and ac2 i want to learn more lol wierd world we live in

UchihaKarasu
11-07-2009, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by LaurenIsSoMosh:
*pokes Uchiha's face* I think I found the portal to the developers' minds. o.O


XD, lol, whut? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

LaurenIsSoMosh
11-07-2009, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by nitres155:
why do u need 2 be 15-18 2 play i mean im 13 and jusc cus off ac and ac2 i want to learn more lol wierd world we live in It's 15-18 because of intense violence, sexual content, and strong language.

If you really want to learn more about history, I'd recommend a history book. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

@ Uchiha: Oh, you know. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

nox_umbra
11-07-2009, 11:18 AM
@ nitres155

Nobody was attacking you, and this is probably the wrong thread to discuss the age bit in. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

But yh its good that a game makes the player want to learn more about the time period and history in general including what is happening today.

Edit: ok i type too slow; Laurenissomosh is attacking you, but it is the wrong thread for both of you! lol i sound so old and grumpy or i sound like a mod (not tht i mean u mods are old grumpy people http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif)

+ ac2 has made me want to visit Italy even more to.

LaurenIsSoMosh
11-07-2009, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by nox_umbra:
Edit: ok i type too slow; Laurenissomosh is attacking you LaurenIsSoMosh dealt 64 damage points. Nitres155 flinched!

I'm not sure how that's "attacking" him. I just told him it's rated 18+ for a reason and tried to point him the age-appropriate direction. >_>

nox_umbra
11-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Metaphorically.. by that i mean to say you started to say why... i really dunno why i said attacking http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

JudgeQwerty
11-07-2009, 11:34 AM
Actually, I'm quite the amateur historian on the Crusade and while I quite enjoyed the game, a lot of the details bugged me, especially because I knew they were oputting gameplay first. But one thing I found very odd was that you assassniate William of Montferret and not his son Conrad, who WAS killed by Assassins. Amd while most assume Al Mualim is Rashid ad-Din Sinan, they cleverly added in traits and episodes traditionally associated with Hassan-i Sabbah, the Assassin's founder. I was also pleased they remembered to give Richard a French accent.

Eldran
11-07-2009, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by LaurenIsSoMosh:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nox_umbra:
Edit: ok i type too slow; Laurenissomosh is attacking you LaurenIsSoMosh dealt 64 damage points. Nitres155 flinched!

I'm not sure how that's "attacking" him. I just told him it's rated 18+ for a reason and tried to point him the age-appropriate direction. >_> </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Quick! Use Hyper Beam Attack!

Anyway, yeah, Medieval/Renaissance times have always been somewhat interesting to me, Medieval in particular, so AC kinda added fuel to my interest :P

StefanAClover
11-07-2009, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by UBOSOFT-Gamer:
Hello,

did your knowledge about the crusades and the Renaissance improved, because of AC and AC2? Did you get interested in the cursades/templars/assassins/renaissance/venice/medici/ etc. etc???
Just wondered.


Wow im so impressed of the nice words you guys is using. im not from amarica, england or another country thats taking english. im im learing english in school ofc but when i read your coments its some words that i dont understand and its so cool to see all this. All of you is realy good in writing english i wish i could write like you guys and use words sush general including ect ect
You guys may not find this intressting or impressing but i realy do. i did just wanned to say that bye And i realy love AC2

StefanAClover
11-07-2009, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by StefanAClover:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by UBOSOFT-Gamer:
Hello,

did your knowledge about the crusades and the Renaissance improved, because of AC and AC2? Did you get interested in the cursades/templars/assassins/renaissance/venice/medici/ etc. etc???
Just wondered.


Wow im so impressed of the nice words you guys is using. im not from amarica, england or another country thats taking english. im im learing english in school ofc but when i read your coments its some words that i dont understand and its so cool to see all this. All of you is realy good in writing english i wish i could write like you guys and use words sush general including ect ect
You guys may not find this intressting or impressing but i realy do. i did just wanned to say that bye And i realy love AC2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry i wrote a word wrong coments is comments rigth ? taking i mean talking hehe

Mitro-Blade
11-07-2009, 02:52 PM
Let me just say it this way. I have never been interested in reading books or learning about the past, that is until i played Ac1. I started watching more history channel. And i started reading Alamut after i heard Ac1 was inspired by it. Yeah... I think you guys get the point http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

caswallawn_2k7
11-07-2009, 02:57 PM
after playing AC1 it did push my interest in a different direction, but I had to stop when the hamster died in my home made animus http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Phobos14
11-07-2009, 03:01 PM
I have read 4 books and have 6 more lined up to brush up on my history before the game comes out and to read during my down times from the game (mainly just usig the bathroom and eating haha).

I ordered alamut from the library a month ago and I just got it yesterday. It will be interesting to read it after reading so much on the real assassins.

AltairEagleEzio
11-07-2009, 03:06 PM
I've always been interested in history, but usually The Middle Ages, and almost always on the Europeans. Assassins Creed really got me into the Middle Eastern areas in that time, and with the announcement of AC2, the Renaissance was a pretty awesome place for me to look into while I am waiting in eager anticipation for the game.

jonnyrox5
11-07-2009, 04:22 PM
i've always loved the renaissance time and when i found out that assassin's creed was in the renaissance i was overjoyed but never new anything about the crusades so i learnt something new

nitres15
11-07-2009, 04:28 PM
books are boring sumtimes

AltairEagleEzio
11-07-2009, 04:32 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif LIES!! Books are never boring.

caswallawn_2k7
11-07-2009, 04:36 PM
realy it depends how they are wrote.

AltairEagleEzio
11-07-2009, 04:45 PM
True, but not the books they're talking about here. Alamut seems like a great read!

Xanatos2007
11-07-2009, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by UBOSOFT-Gamer:
did your knowledge about the crusades and the Renaissance improved, because of AC and AC2? Did you get interested in the cursades/templars/assassins/renaissance/venice/medici/ etc. etc???
Yes.

gamerxclutch
11-07-2009, 06:42 PM
yes i did i started getting interested in leonardo da vinci so i rented the da vinci code and did research on a bunch of stuff about him

UchihaKarasu
11-07-2009, 06:47 PM
I http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif Leonardo! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

HewieAlbino
11-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by JudgeQwerty:
Actually, I'm quite the amateur historian on the Crusade and while I quite enjoyed the game, a lot of the details bugged me, especially because I knew they were oputting gameplay first. But one thing I found very odd was that you assassniate William of Montferret and not his son Conrad, who WAS killed by Assassins.

I can answer that. In the AC1 artbook, there's a paragraph by Jade Raymond explaining why they chose William instead of Conrad.

According to her, the developers originally wanted to stick Conrad in Acre, but found out though he was killed mysteriously, it wasn't in 1191. They didn't want you killing a guy who, according to history, didn't die that year.

They found out, however, that William happened to be in Acre at that time. So, it was William that got the sharp end of the hidden blade instead. Hope that clears it up.

And yes, some books are interesting to read, some are just snore-fests. It depends on content, structure and phrasing I guess. And also your interest in the subject.

Oh and btw, what is "Alamut"?

UchihaKarasu
11-07-2009, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by HewieAlbino:
Oh and btw, what is "Alamut"?

The book that inspired the creation of Assassin's Creed.

Xanatos2007
11-07-2009, 07:01 PM
It even says it in the blurb, I'll read it once I finish my current book (nearly finished).

EDIT:
This masterpiece, admired enough to be translated into nineteen languages, a bestseller throughout Western Europe, and an inspiration for videogames ("The Secrets of Alamut" and the forthcoming "Assassin's Creed") has never had its moment in English.

LaurenIsSoMosh
11-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by nitres155:
books are boring sumtimes Hey, even video games can be boring sometimes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Maybe you could try reading a history book Assassin's Creed style. Pretend you're actually one of the people being written about and what it'd be like to be that person. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hey, that actually sounds kinda fun. I wanna go try that now. >.>

AltairEagleEzio
11-07-2009, 10:07 PM
Just Pre-ordered Alamut from my local Borders (Best store in the world, by the way), 4-5 weeks, so it's gonna be my christmas present.

Xanatos2007
11-08-2009, 01:17 AM
Yeah, my copy took a while to get here as well. It's larger than I thought.

KZarr
11-08-2009, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by LaurenIsSoMosh:
One thing's for sure, I started watching all those Templar conspiracy shows on the History Channel.
It's just such a shame that the History Channel contradicts itself somuch



Originally posted by LaurenIsSoMosh:
We gotta keep our eyes on those guys. >_>
Damn right!, My theory is that big corporations in the US are all Abstergo like.

Azugo
11-08-2009, 04:00 AM
Damn I want that book!

Bac on topic; Yeah, AC has definitely gotten me more interested in the Renaissance and the Crusades. Yup, I've always been interested in the Renaissance and the Crusades. More the Renaissance though.
I've always wanted to go to Italy. But now I really wanna go there.

I wish there was a museum about the Assassin's and Templars...

dnmsjmfnamf
11-08-2009, 04:03 AM
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Xanatos2007
11-08-2009, 04:07 AM
I've nearly finished reading a book called Assassins: Holy Killers of Islam (by Edward Burman). It's a very detailed history of the Nizari Ismai'li (Hashshashin), including their beliefs and religion. There's also a fair bit about the Templars as well. And apparently the Assassin's uniform was white trimmed with red, similar to Altair's outfit.

SWJS
11-08-2009, 04:07 AM
Originally posted by dnmsjmfnamf:
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UBOSOFT-Gamer
11-08-2009, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by HewieAlbino:
On a side note, I really want to visit Venice now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

telling about the history of each building. you can also read the spoken commentary if you did not understand all

246 "stepS in whole making the tour.

Example step 163 "DOWN THE GRAND CANAL"
http://www.museumplanet.com/tour.php/venice/gc/163


or this
http://www.virtourist.com/europe/venice/index.html