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UchihaKarasu
09-13-2009, 05:50 PM
K!
This needs to be known!
All Girl Gamers here sound off with a brief introduction of yourself!

I'm UchihaKarasu (aka Marka)
I'm an artist, a writer and a Reniassance (well, history in general) fanatic. I like my video games and am proud of it!
and I don't do that romantic crap, unless it's in a story or artwork.


(if you're a guy and want to comment on this thread, make sure you bring up that you are indeed, not a women)

caswallawn_2k7
09-13-2009, 05:54 PM
I'm not a woman but I am wearing a nice black off the shoulder number and felt the need to ask did you not read Lady Z's post in the election thread?

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 05:57 PM
I am not a woman. too bloody hairy to be one. even a greek woman http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif (jk btw if any of u women are greek)
but i say good on u marka. find something u enjoy and stick with it. forget what ppl say girls should be doin.

MartaVasques
09-13-2009, 05:57 PM
Oh, boy, I sense trouble coming…
What the hell... My name is Marta (aka Supreme Empress of the Assassins), and I’m a HUGE AC fan.
I’m interested in History (especially Ancient Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages), Mythology, Art, Writing, Drawing… And yes, I’m a gamer and proud of it!

AC Sisterhood unite! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 05:59 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
we have a marka and a marta? im gonna stick with calling u uchiha marka.
do i rly need to say im not a woman again? cos im pretty sure nothing has changed in the last 5min

SpyderNynja
09-13-2009, 06:02 PM
So saw this coming after the Ezio, Desmond or Altair thread http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

How many people have had that reaction to you Uchiha? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

And like Jaridz I'm not a woman either. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 06:04 PM
thinking shes a guy? i knew as soon as i joined the forum and read one of her posts that she was a chick. she doesnt talk like a bloke

grashopper
09-13-2009, 06:11 PM
Your making a easy guide for stalkers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

thekyle0
09-13-2009, 06:12 PM
Way to sell me out gras. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

MartaVasques
09-13-2009, 06:13 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Uchiha, he’s kinda right, you know?</pre>

UchihaKarasu
09-13-2009, 06:22 PM
...
I got lost on what was happening in the past 5 posts XD

What am I supposed to be answering?

ThePheonix1030
09-13-2009, 06:23 PM
Don't underestimate the Gras. He's always right, bub.

MartaVasques
09-13-2009, 06:23 PM
@Uchiha
This:


Originally posted by grashopper_:
Your making a easy guide for stalkers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

UchihaKarasu
09-13-2009, 06:29 PM
yeah, well, I've won riflery awards, I know ju-jutsu and I am very good with blades....
so I don't have many worries http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As for swisftslasher7:
Obviously people know I'm a girl cause of my looks, but on the internet (especially on Youtube) people seem to think I'm a guy...and then when I bring up that I'm a girl...i get confessions....

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 06:46 PM
All this because I didn't know one chick was a chick... I thought all of you were dudes really...

thekyle0
09-13-2009, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by OSnailsO:
All this because I didn't know one chick was a chick... I thought all of you were dudes really... <STRIKE>Women, huh?</STRIKE>
*thinks better of it*

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by thekyle0:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OSnailsO:
All this because I didn't know one chick was a chick... I thought all of you were dudes really... <STRIKE>Women, huh?</STRIKE>
*thinks better of it* </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I got the point... >.>

alkarnur
09-13-2009, 06:53 PM
@Uchiha: what kind of confessions?

Edengoth
09-13-2009, 07:03 PM
Well, I'm not a woman. I don't even think I'd be very convincing in drag. But I do find Ezio very sexio.

However, I'm fairly certain that there is a rule about this sort of thing. "There are no girls on the internet." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 07:03 PM
confessions of love....

btw, be proud of me. i am now an official owner of AC. u lot were my inspiration to go buy it. and it only cost me $20 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MartaVasques
09-13-2009, 07:05 PM
Hey, let’s keep the weird stuff out of this thread. Besides, curiosity killed the cat. Especially in an Assassins’ Forum.
So, if you’re not fan girls, scram. Or bow to our girl power awesomeness.

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 07:07 PM
if u can beat me in an arm wrestle without blowing kisses at me or rubbing my thighs with ur hand, i will take my hat of to u or salute u, but i will not bow

UchihaKarasu
09-13-2009, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by alkarnur:
@Uchiha: what kind of confessions?

Guys asking if I'll marry them.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
that's almost more awkward than the guys who ask if I'm hot or say they "want me"

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by alkarnur:
@Uchiha: what kind of confessions?

Guys asking if I'll marry them.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
that's almost more awkward than the guys who ask if I'm hot or say they "want me" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i was right!!!! confessions of love, however fake it may be. any nerds would want a gamer girl for a wife. but i believe u can do better than nerds uchiha. besides, rnt u a lil young to be looking at marriage anyway?

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by Jaridz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by alkarnur:
@Uchiha: what kind of confessions?

Guys asking if I'll marry them.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
that's almost more awkward than the guys who ask if I'm hot or say they "want me" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i was right!!!! confessions of love, however fake it may be. any nerds would want a gamer girl for a wife. but i believe u can do better than nerds uchiha. besides, rnt u a lil young to be looking at marriage anyway? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How old is Uchia? I thought she was like 23

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 07:12 PM
i think shes 18. at least, thats what her foto says

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 07:13 PM
I should have checked her profile before I guessed that she was a dude...

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 07:14 PM
rofl snails. anyway, we best leave the women in peace. iv seen what women can do when guys get in the way. its not pretty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

grashopper
09-13-2009, 07:15 PM
@Jaridz: Turn the creepyness down a tad

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 07:16 PM
I will not get in thier way to play AC and AC2... But AC3...

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by grashopper_:
@Jaridz: Turn the creepyness down a tad

whats creepy? i cant help that i see things and remember them

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 07:18 PM
a couple of guys took over a women's discussion thread... It's like every women's thread on every gaming site ever...

grashopper
09-13-2009, 07:21 PM
The thigh rubbing kiss blowing

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by grashopper_:
The thigh rubbing kiss blowing

All the way back there?

UchihaKarasu
09-13-2009, 07:22 PM
Lol
I will tell you I am between the ages of 15 and 20 and that's all you need to know http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

And on the subject of the marriage thing. I've never once considered marrying one of the doofuses that have asked me to marry them and I'm not interested in marriage at this point anyway, I'm too much of a free soul http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
Lol
I will tell you I am between the ages of 15 and 20 and that's all you need to know http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

And on the subject of the marriage thing. I've never once considered marrying one of the doofuses that have asked me to marry them and I'm not interested in marriage at this point anyway, I'm too much of a free soul http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I am between the ages of 14 and 16 and I... Am addicted to video games... and ROTC

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 07:26 PM
There are only 2 girls in this Assasin thing... So It's kool if some newbie confuses it...

MartaVasques
09-13-2009, 07:37 PM
No, there are more than 2. Mods included.

You know what would really be cool? If you guys stop that annoying harrassement thing that has gone beyond any sense of humor. I like a good compliment and a good joke as much as every girl, but you are crossing the line here.
So go take a cold shower or something, and when you come back we can discuss the game.
No hard feelings, guys.

EmperorxZurg
09-13-2009, 07:37 PM
Hey Marta besides u, Uchiha and zgubilici and Ms. Kleaneasy, who is there?

OSnailsO
09-13-2009, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by MartaVasques:
No, there are more than 2. Mods included.

You know what would really be cool? If you guys stop that annoying harrassement thing that has gone beyond any sense of humor. I like a good compliment and a good joke as much as every girl, but you are crossing the line here.
So go take a cold shower or something, and when you come back we can discuss the game.
No hard feelings, guys.

Sorry I ment to type "Only two girls who responded in this assasin thing"
I don't say sexist jokes...

obliviondoll
09-13-2009, 08:17 PM
Well, first off, another guy here. Just commenting that I live with a girl gamer, who is also my girlfriend and my food, and I've recently introduced her to Assassin's Creed.

She's on a break from it right now due to the release of Dissidia, but she'll be back soon.

Oh, and on the guys falling in love thing, I know several people who have experimented and confirmed that World of Warcraft is a significantly easier game to play when your character is female, even moreso when you claim to be a girl in real life.

Kaxen6
09-13-2009, 08:22 PM
I'm a girl. Though people still seem to manage to confuse me for a guy despite all my fangirl tendencies...

UchihaKarasu
09-13-2009, 08:24 PM
lol, I think the Machiavelli animation should make it obvious, Kax, lol

Kaxen6
09-13-2009, 08:28 PM
Well, the pink background dancing Altair wasn't enough. O_o

L.Cie
09-13-2009, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
Hey Marta besides u, Uchiha and zgubilici and Ms. Kleaneasy, who is there?

Hi. I'm a female XD
I get mistaken for a guy a lot online, though.
I'm the typical gamer, but people are often surprised I am. O.o
I ain't girly/wussy though, I hold claim to the dominant male place of my household.
I'm 16 and 7 months >_>

Jaridz
09-13-2009, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by Kaxen6:
Well, the pink background dancing Altair wasn't enough. O_o

well, it is pretty girly. but with all the metrosexual blokes out there, it's hard to say whats manly and whats girly nowadays

ThePheonix1030
09-13-2009, 08:32 PM
If only FY was here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Coley_sXe
09-13-2009, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
Hey Marta besides u, Uchiha and zgubilici and Ms. Kleaneasy, who is there?

Um, there's me, sitting at my computer, shyly waving to all on the AC forums. I'm not very active on these forums, but yes, I too, am a girl. So, hi!
By the way, my name's Nicole.

EmperorxZurg
09-13-2009, 08:36 PM
dam it, now that all these are popping up like L.Cie and Kaxen who I actually knew I feel so stupid for forgetting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif
But I didn't know Coley, Sup Coley!

K, I'll leave now

obliviondoll
09-13-2009, 08:57 PM
I get accused of being a girl online more often than my girlfriend.

It's probably my Hello Kitty fandom that does it.

An email address @hellokitty.com isn't typically seen as a manly thing to use.

EmperorxZurg
09-13-2009, 09:03 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif omg that's PRICELESS! I'm sorry I'm sorry I just HAD to post to that, I'll leave now I swear, hello kitty! lol that's fu**en hilarious! {in no way did I mean to cause any emotional harm, if any was caused it's all uchihas fault for starting this thread and thus bringing up the topic for thishttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif}

Account_Deleted
09-13-2009, 11:48 PM
* i'm notta girl*

it's really hard to find femal gamers these days =.=

edit:holy *** i typed guy insted of girl http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

SinNyxAtra
09-13-2009, 11:54 PM
Hello, I just joined the forums, after ninja-ing for awhile. lol but yeah, I am a girl gamer and an AC fangirl. Been one since last year and at last got to playing the first in the summer and completed it in a week. (Once I started playing, I got hooked.)

I'm a writer, artist, dancer and voice actress (not professionally, just something to do on the side). I like cosplaying and conventions, and of course, mah games. Mostly fighting games.

and if my name is too long, just call me Sin... or Nyx... or Atra. XD

EmperorxZurg
09-13-2009, 11:58 PM
Welcome to the forums SinNyxAtra! enjoy ur stay with us, because ur never going to leavehttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif jk lol

L.Cie
09-14-2009, 01:02 AM
Welcome, Sin!

It seems that female gamers are sort of low-profile/hidden until a topic like this comes up. A lot of people are emerging out of the woodwork right now XD

Lol, my last post wasn't a proper one because I was on my PSP (these forums don't like to cooperate on a PSP lol)
I'm an artist (A lot of people around here seem to be), writer and have a minor obsession with history. I'm training myself for Parkour, despite some issues like a neck problem and rather weak fingers.
I'm trying to get a Lightning cosplay together but it's taking a rather long time, and I play a lot of games while focusing on RPGs like Fallout 3 and Final Fantasy games, but also like Warhawk when there aren't any annoying trolls in the game.
I'm quite fit, and do a lot of excercise, and standing at 5'5" I still have a few inches of growing to do before I'm at adult height.
I seem to be a little sadistic, too. XD

SinNyxAtra
09-14-2009, 01:46 AM
Thanks for the welcome disturbed, L.cie.

As for the bit on hidden gamer girls; not sure if this is true or not so I could be completely wrong but some girls who moonlight as gamers (for the sake of keeping up appearances and not seeming so geeky or getting that certain "wtf r u doing playing games?" look) wouldn't say/admit they are gamers. SOME. One of my friends is a gamer girl but also a complete preppy high maintenance gal. And she prefers to keep up that P.H.M.G factor around her other more girly, sephora shopping friends. I'm not trying to offend, stereotype, etc. but that's what I see.

And I used to think that the male populace of gamers shun the very thought of females touching a controller. Or they just act like jerks and harrass game gals (recently watched a halo sexual harassment vid) Or maybe it's just that ongoing bit of "anything you can do I can do better"

Again, not trying to turn this into a sexist/feminist/what not rant. I apologize in advance if I did.

Xanatos2007
09-14-2009, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by L.Cie:
It seems that female gamers are sort of low-profile/hidden
*not female*

I can't help but imagine the word "blade there". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

And I agree with you SinNyxAtra, the majority of male gamers tend to be complete jerks (well, they sound male anyway). I'd play more games online but I can't stand their "n00b-pwn3d-you-suck-at-everything-even-though-i'm-a-completely-cheap-player-who-picks-on-everybody-online-because-i'm-too-much-of-a-coward-in-real-life" attitude and the apparent lack of coherent English. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

EDIT: For those of you who think (or know someone who tinks) gaming isn't cool enough to admit perhaps this report (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/goodgame/video/default.htm?pres=20090907_2030&story=7) will be of interest.

LadyLewd
09-14-2009, 02:57 AM
Hai there. My name is Taylor, I am an artist, girl gamer 100% and I just love playing Assassins Creed. I'm turning 15 in 11 days so yeahhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jaridz
09-14-2009, 05:07 AM
i also agree with u SinNyxAtra. I love the idea of women being gamers. some of the best gamers iv ever met or played against have been women, and i openly admit they kick my arse, because its the truth. so rock on gamer girls. u have my support

alkarnur
09-14-2009, 05:25 AM
Girls (http://ow.ly/p92M), like everybody else, are too diverse to fit into stereotypes.

UchihaKarasu
09-14-2009, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by Xanatos2007:
EDIT: For those of you who think (or know someone who tinks) gaming isn't cool enough to admit perhaps this report (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/goodgame/video/default.htm?pres=20090907_2030&story=7) will be of interest.

How true.
People always think you'll never get anywhere in life from being a gamer but their are so many skill you can acquire from being one.
I know gaming defiantly boosts my creativity. And when you play games like Assassin's Creed, it can actually give you different ways to look at things

MartaVasques
09-14-2009, 07:23 AM
The way videogames influence your skills in real life is actually a subject I study in my line of work.
This a bit boring and extensive, but is worth reading (especially when you need proof against non believers):
http://fas.org/gamesummit/Reso...cational%20Games.pdf (http://fas.org/gamesummit/Resources/Summit%20on%20Educational%20Games.pdf)

Atmon
09-14-2009, 08:04 AM
Really interesting!!!

Thanks a lot for sharing (I haven'T finished the reading, but the topic is great, you should contact Gamasutra or the IGDA for a reading/share).

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

MartaVasques
09-14-2009, 08:07 AM
Thanks, Atmon.
But I didn’t develop the study, I just use it a lot as a reference.
But thanks for those tips, those are good dissemination points for my own work! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Account_Deleted
09-14-2009, 08:14 AM
*Guy*
poster should make a list of GG's ( girl gamers)
so we know who is what/whom http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

the amolang
09-14-2009, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by MartaVasques:
The way videogames influence your skills in real life is actually a subject I study in my line of work.
This a bit boring and extensive, but is worth reading (especially when you need proof against non believers):
http://fas.org/gamesummit/Reso...cational%20Games.pdf (http://fas.org/gamesummit/Resources/Summit%20on%20Educational%20Games.pdf)

wow i wish i was brave enough to read all of that, but its too late for that type of stuff now, i would fall asleep to quickly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif but i will return tomorrow!

oh and btw, im a guy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

caswallawn_2k7
09-14-2009, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by ThePheonix1030:
If only FY was here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
yeah I need some1 new to stalk and you may of just volunteered.

KZarr
09-14-2009, 09:42 AM
yeah.. uhm... If you're looking for girl gamers all you need to do is visit the Fragdolls and PoP forums. You will quickly feel outnumbered and threaten and run to the manly HAWX and R6 forum's where you will again feel outnumbered by the amount of (man-)trolls. In the end, the AC section is probably the best place to spend you're time.

MartaVasques
09-14-2009, 09:45 AM
Most of the times, KZarr, most of the time... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

loveboof
09-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by MartaVasques:
The way videogames influence your skills in real life is actually a subject I study in my line of work.
This a bit boring and extensive, but is worth reading (especially when you need proof against non believers):
http://fas.org/gamesummit/Reso...cational%20Games.pdf (http://fas.org/gamesummit/Resources/Summit%20on%20Educational%20Games.pdf)

Although I completely agree that you can learn from computer games (the Total War series is the best example I can think of), I don't think it is the most efficient way of learning in an educational sense. It maybe more appealing to kids, but I think it should always stay as a side supplement to actual school stuff.

_______

On topic, I didn't realise there were as many girls here as there seems to be. Nothing wrong with girl gamers at all lol!
(I also didnt realise until recently that Uchiha was a girl - sorry if I was too harsh in our little religion debate...)

ScytheOfGrim
09-14-2009, 11:22 AM
In regards with the general concept of gaming being a waste of time:

Arguing that video games are productive is pointless.
Not because it's not true, or because it is true, but because you would be delving so deep into the matter that those on the receiving end of the argument won't realize the plain and simple truth:

Video games are no different from movies and books.

And I don't mean this in the same sense a five year old might mean it.
Movies show you a story, and expect you to accept it.
Books tell you a story and let you imagine it.
Video games give you a story, and let you create it.

I'm not going to argue that video games 'increase creativity' and whatnot. No, I'm going to say that video games give you the best of both worlds.
You know you are on the same wavelength as the creators, but you can change your amplitude as you see fit.


That doesn't mean that I want to learn the alphabet from Mario, though.
<sub>And I am a member of the ones that have 'M', 'A', 'L' and 'E' in their title.</sub>
*cackle*

caswallawn_2k7
09-14-2009, 11:30 AM
but scythe you told me you were a woman!!!!

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">I feel so dirty</pre>

ScytheOfGrim
09-14-2009, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
but scythe you told me you were a woman!!!!

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">I feel so dirty</pre>

'Female' has 'male' in it too, cassy-poo<sub>p</sub>.

MartaVasques
09-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by loveboof:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MartaVasques:
The way videogames influence your skills in real life is actually a subject I study in my line of work.
This a bit boring and extensive, but is worth reading (especially when you need proof against non believers):
http://fas.org/gamesummit/Reso...cational%20Games.pdf (http://fas.org/gamesummit/Resources/Summit%20on%20Educational%20Games.pdf)

Although I completely agree that you can learn from computer games (the Total War series is the best example I can think of), I don't think it is the most efficient way of learning in an educational sense. It maybe more appealing to kids, but I think it should always stay as a side supplement to actual school stuff.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You’re absolutely right. I don’t think videogames should replace traditional school at all. But they definitely should be a part of it. Most videogames are based in a very simple reward system (the more you try, the best you become and the more trophies you’ll get) that is embedded in human nature – that’s why they´re addictive. If we could use that to an educational purpose, we would be getting the best of two worlds.

We must not forget kids are born with modems nowadays. They have a completely different approach to the learning and teaching methods. And we must keep up with them before the traditional way becomes too obsolete. I read recently that an average adult in present days has to deal with more information in a day than an adult in the Middle Ages during his entire life.

Kids are bombarded with information from the minute they open their eyes and they have an increasing ability to focus in a variety of topics, puzzles and actions at the same time.
So why not used the mechanics behind videogames to help make their learning experience more fruitful and fun? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Drakonous505
09-14-2009, 04:00 PM
Uhm, so yeah I'm a guy. Names George and I think there should be more female gamers overall. One thing that ****es me off is when I'm in an online gaming lobby and I see a guy treat a girl gamer like crap. If you're able to you really should mute them.

*Bows to the awsomeness that is female gamers*

Sorry for intruding by the way http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

caswallawn_2k7
09-14-2009, 04:04 PM
you have to think tho the majority of people who claim to be women gamers are old men who are going bald and have bad tempers.

Drakonous505
09-14-2009, 04:09 PM
Says the stalker http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

caswallawn_2k7
09-14-2009, 04:16 PM
I'm a crap stalker I don't know were FY went.

SinNyxAtra
09-14-2009, 04:19 PM
I remember when growing up (gamer since 6) that videogames were frowned upon, that they are an educational barrier, destroying the minds of our youth and claiming that they would make criminals/serial killers out of them says congress or whatever big wig pen pusher said to get them off store shelves... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif thank you Mortal Kombat. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Ah, how censorship has changed through the years. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif GTA.

thekyle0
09-14-2009, 04:24 PM
I never understood why people were worried about kids trying to imitate mortal combat. I always pictured Timmy and Billy at recess and then Timmy takes a kick ball, lights it on fire and chucks it at the Billy. Then Billy starts twitching on the ground and the principal shouts, "FINISH HIM!".

Who wouldn't want to see that? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

sacredmoon101
09-14-2009, 04:55 PM
I hate how some people are blaming video games for all of the violence these days. I was playing T games when I was eight and I never did anything. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif I can't even kill a spider let alone a person...

ThePheonix1030
09-14-2009, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ThePheonix1030:
If only FY was here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
yeah I need some1 new to stalk and you may of just volunteered. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Oh, I am flattered. Really.

caswallawn_2k7
09-14-2009, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by ThePheonix1030:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ThePheonix1030:
If only FY was here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
yeah I need some1 new to stalk and you may of just volunteered. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Oh, I am flattered. Really. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
it's ok I cant be bothered to edit the board.

UchihaKarasu
09-14-2009, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by sacredmoon101:
I hate how some people are blaming video games for all of the violence these days. I was playing T games when I was eight and I never did anything. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif I can't even kill a spider let alone a person...

If media violence is bad for the minds of youth then the Bible should be banned (or at least have a explicit content sticker) because the Bible has just about every crime and every kind of "cide" in it (suicide, genocide, etc.) and yet the Bible is know for it's morals and teachings.
(and please don't bombard me with religious stuff, I'm a follower of God)

thekyle0
09-14-2009, 05:55 PM
Disturbedme, load the catapult. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

sacredmoon101
09-14-2009, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sacredmoon101:
I hate how some people are blaming video games for all of the violence these days. I was playing T games when I was eight and I never did anything. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif I can't even kill a spider let alone a person...

If media violence is bad for the minds of youth then the Bible should be banned (or at least have a explicit content sticker) because the Bible has just about every crime and every kind of "cide" in it (suicide, genocide, etc.) and yet the Bible is know for it's morals and teachings.
(and please don't bombard me with religious stuff, I'm a follower of God) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I totally agree with you on that. It's probably just easier for those people to point fingers rather than think about it. Oh, and I'm a Christian, too, so you don't have to worry about me being preachy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

EmperorxZurg
09-14-2009, 06:13 PM
why does everyone hate on the CHRISTIAN Bible! The Muslim Quran and such have just as much crimes if not more.
But on a lighter note, yay! another Christian! so this place isn't totally controlled by Atheists, and on Muslim, the only one I know is MartaVasquezhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

thekyle0
09-14-2009, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
why does everyone hate on the CHRISTIAN Bible! The Muslim Quran and such have just as much crimes if not more. Excellent. Now the second volley! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

UchihaKarasu
09-14-2009, 06:18 PM
Yeah but I don't know the Koran so well, and the media violence is an American thing....which...shouldn't be the blame of video games because this is FRICKEN AMERICA!
And I don't care if we have Disneyland, this is NOT the happiest place on Earth!!!!

on another, more random note, a video I found of me and my friend of Youtube http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...kJX8&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nnXvLlkJX8&feature=channel)

MartaVasques
09-14-2009, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:

But on a lighter note, yay! another Christian! so this place isn't totally controlled by Atheists, and on Muslim, the only one I know is MartaVasquezhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

What makes you think I’m Muslim? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EmperorxZurg
09-14-2009, 06:40 PM
I thought u said that once u aren't? Dang I have a bad memory when it comes to remembering stuff about modern people>_<

MartaVasques
09-14-2009, 06:48 PM
I think it was KZarr who asked me that, because I said “Inch’Allah” in one of those threads wishing Danvish Godspeed on his new mission.
I lived in Morocco for a few years, but I’m not a Muslim. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

alkarnur
09-14-2009, 07:13 PM
Actually, Inch'allah means "If God wills it". The Arabic equivalent of Godspeed is "rafaqatka ssalama" (to a guy) and to a girl you say "rafaqatki ssalama" (literally "may safety accompany you").

Castlana
09-14-2009, 08:20 PM
i think we should post pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

alkarnur
09-14-2009, 08:36 PM
Welcome to the forums Castlana.

loveboof
09-14-2009, 09:24 PM
Freedom of speech is more important for the media than for the bible - that has already been censored and edited.

Better to focus on the here and now than to dwell on ancient (often inaccurate) history.

Who agrees? lol

alkarnur
09-14-2009, 09:29 PM
dude, the bible is often thought to be historically accurate, but it is nowhere near that. and im talking about both testaments.
Besides, it's kind of useless. Who needs a long list of do's and don'ts which btw is self-contradictory and inflexible and endlessly interpretable, when you have a simple rule to follow: judge actions by their consequences.

UchihaKarasu
09-14-2009, 09:47 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Xanatos2007
09-14-2009, 10:05 PM
I'm also a follower of God, but I don't entirely agree with Christians, Muslims or Jews, and I don't entirely disagree with them either. I just don't believe there is one 'true' interperetation of God. <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> Nothing is true, everything is permitted.</pre> I believe that there is a little bit of God in every one of us (which is what distunguishes us from animals) and there is a grain of truth in each of us. <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> We are all books containing thousands of pages and within each lies an irreparable truth. </pre> If you don't believe in God... fine, believe what you want. Nobody can make you believe in anything.

Videogames are way better than movies; there are no limits (content, run-time, etc) and allow for a more immersive experience because they actually put you into the world, making you actually give a crap about the characters and events (unless you're one of those people who hates AC because you weren't paying attention to the well-thought story http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif). Lots of people watch horror movies and walk out laughing, I havn't met one person yet who's played F.E.A.R and not sh- soiled themselves (figuratively). And since you're the one performing the actions games make you think a lot more; tactically, creatively, realistically (I do at least) and morally.

So back on topic: is there anyone else (apart from FYTJ whom most of us already know) that hasn't introduced themselves yet?

obliviondoll
09-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by Xanatos2007:
Lots of people watch horror movies and walk out laughing, I havn't met one person yet who's played F.E.A.R and not sh- soiled themselves (figuratively).
Now you have.

Silent Hill, on the other hand...

The original, of course. I played the whole game on a PS2 without a PS1 memory card.

In one sitting.

While sleep deprived and loaded with caffeine.

EDIT: Forgot to mention...

I agree pretty well with everything else you mentioned, although I do consider myself a Christian vampire. I just have a far more flexible idea about what it is to be Christian than most Christians I know.

loveboof
09-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by Xanatos2007:
I believe that there is a little bit of God in every one of us (which is what distunguishes us from animals)

We are animals! - please don't tell me you are a creationist (because you'll just make yourself look stupid)


Originally posted by Xanatos2007:
Videogames are way better than movies; there are no limits (content, run-time, etc) and allow for a more immersive experience because they actually put you into the world

In my experience the most immersive (plot wise) games I've played have had fairly extensive cut scenes to help move the story along.
__________________


Originally by alkarnur:
Who needs a long list of do's and don'ts which btw is self-contradictory and inflexible and endlessly interpretable, when you have a simple rule to follow: judge actions by their consequences.


It's never that simple - ever heard the expression "the ends cannot justify the means"?

That is the main objection here. By only looking at the consequences of an action you ignore all intention.

______________

I don't actually want to derail this thread cos it's doing a good thing, so I'm gonna ignore any responses to this post (unless I find them really annoying) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Xanatos2007
09-14-2009, 10:39 PM
Perhaps the font was a bit small, but I did say "Nothing is true, everything is permitted" and "We are all books... <in my sig>" and "...fine, believe what you want. Nobody can make you believe in anything." I do agree that humans evolved from animals and that they more or less still are animals; when it comes down to it, humans never change.

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> Which is why you need to make yourself more than human... </pre>

So yes - back on topic. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

UchihaKarasu
09-14-2009, 10:47 PM
Yes, back on topic.
I don't want my thread getting closed down by the mods because a religion war started.

(no, I'm not accusing anyone of starting one, and loveboof and I have had many conversations on the subject on religion, which are often very fun)

EmperorxZurg
09-14-2009, 11:02 PM
So r u girls going to petition for a woman assassin in AC3? {trying to get the thread back on topic AND not let it die}

Xanatos2007
09-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Without trying to spark another sexism debate, I think there should be more female AC characters who aren't courteseans or beggars. There's the leader of the courteseans (who's an Assassin) and there's the thief from Dev Diary 2, so that's a start I suppose.

Oh, and Lucy Stillman.

MartaVasques
09-15-2009, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by alkarnur:
Actually, Inch'allah means "If God wills it".

I know that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif I meant the thread was about wishing Danvish luck, not the expression…

On topic: Actually, I wouldn’t like to see a woman assassin in the series, at least not as the main character. This has nothing to do with Altair and Ezio’s sexiness – seriously. I just think the debut character – Altair – was the paragon of an Assassin and it’s hard to imagine someone who deviates too much from that standard playing the part…

Drakonous505
09-15-2009, 04:04 AM
I wouldn't mind playing a kick *** female assassin. I mean it'd be kind of interesting how they might change some things to the overall game now that your charactor is not male. But it would be interesting to see how Desmond would react to playing a female ancester rather than male.

desonnac0
09-15-2009, 04:17 AM
Originally posted by Drakonous505:
I wouldn't mind playing a kick *** female assassin. I mean it'd be kind of interesting how they might change some things to the overall game now that your charactor is not male. But it would be interesting to see how Desmond would react to playing a female ancester rather than male.
You... just... blew... my... mind!!!
:X

thekyle0
09-15-2009, 04:44 AM
Originally posted by Castlana:
i think we should post pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif It's pretty funny how this got forgotten once people started discussing religion.
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Like so many other things</pre>

There is already a thread for posting pictures. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...24/m/6311097596/p/57 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5251069024/m/6311097596/p/57)

alkarnur
09-15-2009, 05:50 AM
I would absolutely love it if in AC3 you could synch memory with multiple ancestors in multiple time periods and that some of those ancestors were female. Whatever they do, they shouldn't make a Lara Croft to cater to insecure teenagers.
Nor should they do the opposite and cater to feminists. The character has to fit the story and AC world without compromise. One of the main things I love about AC is that it's not politically correct, so they shouldn't add a female just to be politically correct or to please the feminist. The woman character should have a clear purpose and reason to be there, and not be "equal" (i.e. the same) to man Assassins. Give her a female personality that belongs to her time period, none of that "I'm a feminist fanatic and I cut my hair very short" BS. But overall, I really think the tone of the game should stick to the strict, no-BS, straight-to-the-point, more male feel of AC1. Let's not forget that we're trying to tell a story here, let's not ruin it by catering to every political/interest/sub-culture group in the US.
Read up on kunoichi, historical female ninjas, and their methods of killing.



Originally posted by loveboof:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally by alkarnur:
Who needs a long list of do's and don'ts which btw is self-contradictory and inflexible and endlessly interpretable, when you have a simple rule to follow: judge actions by their consequences.

It's never that simple - ever heard the expression "the ends cannot justify the means"?
That is the main objection here. By only looking at the consequences of an action you ignore all intention.

______________

I don't actually want to derail this thread cos it's doing a good thing, so I'm gonna ignore any responses to this post (unless I find them really annoying) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The principle itself is very simple. But it's application and every permutation gets a bit more complicated. Wisdom is about knowing which actions lead to which consequences.
Ever heard of the expression "the road to hell is paved with good intentions"?. People will always justify their deeds with the best of intentions, but how long can you tolerate harmful behavior on the account of good intentions. I say harmful instead of evil because there's no absolute good and evil.
I think "the ends justify the means" is inaccurate. The separation between means and ends is incorrect, as both have consequences and when deciding what you should do, you should weigh the sum of effects of your actions and see if the good outweighs the bad.
When people hear "the ends justify the means" they tend to understand that it means it's okay to make a big bad thing to get to a small good thing or for a narrow, personal, interest. That's not it. Here's a correct example of it applied: assassination. The means is to kill someone. The ends is to avoid an all-out war which will kill millions or thousands of people and cause many other calamities, homelessness, orphan... In this case, the "good" far outweighs the "evil". However this does not mean that you should go around assassinating people, justifying your actions with good intentions, saying you're doing it to avoid a war. War should be the last resort, and assassination should be close to it since it involves people getting killed. Diplomacy should be one of the first resorts.

NB: if you would like to continue this discussion, let's open a religious thread (no flaming, people) and take it there. Cause I don't want to hijack the girls' thread.

ScytheOfGrim
09-15-2009, 06:16 AM
Originally posted by alkarnur:
NB: if you would like to continue this discussion, let's open a religious thread (no flaming, people) and take it there. Cause I don't want to hijack the girls' thread.

That should not be done.

Realjambo
09-15-2009, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by ScytheOfGrim:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by alkarnur:
NB: if you would like to continue this discussion, let's open a religious thread (no flaming, people) and take it there. Cause I don't want to hijack the girls' thread.

That should not be done. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

For once, Scythe is right. Please don't start a religious thread - They inevitably end in tears and padlocks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

UchihaKarasu
09-15-2009, 07:15 AM
Something I don't understand about playing a female ancestor of Desmond is that, if Des is reliving his ancestors memories in his body....would we be seeing a man in girls clothes with a woman's voice and being treat like a woman?

alkarnur
09-15-2009, 08:20 AM
he relives the ancestor's memories in the ancestor's body.
The question is "is he just a witness or can he interact and talk and act for him?"

loveboof
09-15-2009, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by MartaVasques:
kids are born with modems nowadays. They have a completely different approach to the learning and teaching methods.

Kids are bombarded with information from the minute they open their eyes and they have an increasing ability to focus in a variety of topics, puzzles and actions at the same time.
So why not used the mechanics behind videogames to help make their learning experience more fruitful and fun? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I sort of agree, but I think there is a danger in underestimating the quality and staying power of more traditional teaching methods.

My mother is a teacher, and there is a current trend right now called 'Kinesthetic learning' - which in theory means to encourage physical activity in the learning/teaching process. I don't doubt the research that proves higher concentration in a more active environment, but in practice lessons can involve 15 mins of throwing a stuffed toy around a room of teenagers (as old as 16 in some cases).

IMO, that is a waste of time.

Similarly, although I know there is potential for learning from computer games, how viable could this be in a learning enviroment like a classroom compared to actually being taught something by a person?

Like I said before, I think games are better suited as a supplement at home for students to further their intersest in certain areas.

(of course the other danger comes from the fact that computer games are also a source of entertainment and a lucrative industry! 'Infotainment' is a genuine problem with our news sources. How far can the truth be watered down to cater for public interest?)

________________

Does anyone know any actual facts about female assassins through history? (I can only think of Japanese Geishas)

[I'm happy to continue our moral discussion by PM if you want Alkarnur]

MartaVasques
09-15-2009, 10:53 AM
The concept behind videogames in a classroom requires the presence of a teacher at all times. Interactive boards are being increasingly used in classrooms and a few interactive games, and with great results.
The idea is to turn a videogame into a tool for the teacher and a fun resource for the student.

Some games like Civilization, SimCity and a few Tycoon titles are being used to teach students a variety of subjects, such as History, Geography, Urbanism and such. This never replaces the teacher, but makes the learning curve much more dynamic.

The point is we don’t really have games specifically designed for schools. None of those titles I mentioned was designed as a tool to be used in a classroom, and yet teachers resort to them. Of course we’re not talking about using games where the goal is to blow up stuff and train your head shots in monsters or zombies!

But imagine the potential of a game exclusively designed for the teaching environment! The possibilities would be endless! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

alkarnur
09-15-2009, 11:03 AM
@lovebook: The kunoichi were female ninjas. Their training emphasized poison, small hidden weapons, and ninjutsu techniques that didn't require a lot of strength.

[i'm up for it]

SinNyxAtra
09-15-2009, 12:19 PM
Prepare for long post.

If there were female assassins in...

AC- back then, women weren't allowed to do anything aside from keeping their mouth shut unless spoken to and bear children. Highly unlikely that they would be assassins and if they were, they would be probably be looked down upon and condemned to death by both parties. (Assassins/common folk)

AC2- Culture wise; Correct me if I'm wrong but as the times changed, women were allowed a bit more freedom than during the Crusades.

gameplay wise; that would be a slightly different experience than what we're used to. For instance, wouldn't need courtesans that much since the fem could have the ability to seduce guards and kill them once they're "distracted". Example: @ 1:29 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyBbaENFcBk

Combat/strength wise- Not to offend but I don't think a woman would stand a chance against one of them axe-wielding brutes. That's a one hit knock down to the ground if the fem was blocking. Small weapons would be her specialty and her size and frame would be both a curse and a blessing. She'd probably have the element of speed and evasion on her side but she'd be very light and easy to toss around and knock back.

Crowd reaction; it would be a probable dead give away that she's an assassin for many reasons. Women always wore dresses and it might look slightly odd with a some girl walking down the street in a white hood and pants, in other cases, she might look like a thief. It'd probably turn into a complete stealth game, completely staying out of sight. Which defies the purpose of the creed. Hide in plain sight.

The only advantage female assassins would have that I can think of is getting really close and being alone with their target. Again, using the art of seduction.

That's my list of pros and cons for if there were female assassins in AC. I remember having more but I forgot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif Feel free to correct me on the cultures of back then and what not. Sorry for the long post. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Drakonous505
09-15-2009, 01:51 PM
Even with those issues I still bet there would be potential for a spin off of AC where you play a female Assassin... Btw that seduction part made me laugh in that youtube vid xD

bladencrowd
09-15-2009, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by Drakonous505:
Even with those issues I still bet there would be potential for a spin off of AC where you play a female Assassin... Btw that seduction part made me laugh in that youtube vid xD

HA-HALLELUJAH! *owned* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif.

alkarnur
09-15-2009, 04:49 PM
I saw the concept art on that game long ago. I always wanted to play it, but I don't have a PS2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Neways those are some nice options she has to kill. If I remember correctly, she was orphaned when her village was raided and she's seeking revenge right?

Perhaps they can put the female in a more modern time.

As for fighting style, she'll have to rely on evasion and speed instead of blocking and confrontation. Read up on aikido and jujutsu, and the ju concept in martial arts. e.g. if a guard is swinging an axe at you, don't try to block it, you'll have to react quickly and jump closer to him, away from the axe and stab him in the neck. Another technique (this one is more aikido) would be to actually complete and add speed to the rotation the guard is making when swinging the axe. Move your body into him while turning so that your back faces his stomach, while grabbing his wrist/bottom handle of the axe and disarming him with a twist, or throwing him to the ground using his own momentum. It's a bit complicated to put into words, but just know that there's a way.

Also, she should avoid a fight altogether and rely on sneaking behind guards and her targets and stab them.

Xanatos2007
09-16-2009, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by alkarnur:
Perhaps they can put the female in a more modern time.

Perhaps Lucy has a few tricks up her sleeve? Although I think Desmond has more (because he has longer sleeves http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif). And pens.

keepth3beat
09-16-2009, 12:22 AM
I'm a girl, too! Just joined. I'm a voice actress / singer professionally... I'm in anime, mostly. I've been gaming for a long time, but AC definitely struck a chord. Just beat it for the third time and got all the achievements. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I also just recently did some backpacking through Europe, and once I found out that it was taking place in Italy, I added Florence and Venice to the lists of cities I was visiting to take note of all the stuff I could climb on. LOL

Now, if I can contribute to previous conversations...

Agreeing with what was said previously--culturally, especially in the universe of Assassin's Creed 1, it would be very difficult to have any sort of strong female character, so it doesn't surprise me that one isn't featured. Not to say that it wouldn't be pretty sweet to maybe have some sort of female assassin as an ancestor (Since it's kind of a requirement to have two parents to create a child and all XD).

Considering the large jump in time between the Crusades and the Renaissance... It's possible that we could have some sort of a female spy from the WWI / WWII-era. ^^ That would be pretty cool. There were quite a number of female spies, many of them celebrities, on both sides of the conflict. But of course, given the fact that the main character is male, the chances of that happening are slim, but hey. One can dream. And if they do have a female as the lead in AC3, cast me...! ;P

midulcemiel
09-16-2009, 12:31 AM
yay! i love assassins creed! that's it!

obliviondoll
09-16-2009, 04:15 AM
Originally posted by alkarnur:
The woman character should have a clear purpose and reason to be there, and not be "equal" (i.e. the same) to man Assassins.

Also called "difference feminist."

I know, my ex was one, and is the most rational and intelligent person I know. She's one of my best friends now.

alkarnur
09-16-2009, 07:16 AM
@obliviondoll: do you believe in reverse gender polarity?

KZarr
09-16-2009, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by keepth3beat:
I'm a girl, too! Just joined. I'm a voice actress / singer professionally... I'm in anime, mostly.
So... when are you going to sing a song for us?


Originally posted by keepth3beat:
Considering the large jump in time between the Crusades and the Renaissance... It's possible that we could have some sort of a female spy from the WWI / WWII-era. ^^ That would be pretty cool. There were quite a number of female spies, many of them celebrities, on both sides of the conflict. But of course, given the fact that the main character is male, the chances of that happening are slim, but hey. One can dream. And if they do have a female as the lead in AC3, cast me...! ;P
Mata Hari FTW!

keepth3beat
09-16-2009, 12:54 PM
Kzarr: I'll sing for you as soon as I get this career in Opera off the ground! ;P

Mata Hari, heck yes! Though from my understanding, there's a bit of controversy as to how much of what she said she did in terms of gathering information is true (I can't recall exactly what was in question, but I remember reading something about it in the Spy Museum in Washington D.C.).

But she'd be a great character to have in AC~! Or some of the German singer/actresses. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

alkarnur
09-16-2009, 01:12 PM
Mata Hari would be cool, even though the image she gave of the Orient is overly decadent and/or exotic. Actually I was thinking something more along the lines of WW2: a woman spy walking around in a Nazi uniform, killing Nazis.

keepth3beat
09-16-2009, 11:14 PM
So a female Brad Pitt, then? ;P

The only downside to having it in anything but a contemporary setting is the fact that women were simply not allowed in the force, unless it was as some sort of a nurse or secretary or something.

Then again, now that I think about it, chances are they're just going to have 3 in a modern setting and have Desmond as the protagonist. That would make the most sense if they were only planning on making this a trilogy in terms of the console games.

Drakonous505
09-17-2009, 03:52 AM
I would so find it Ironic if in the end after three (where you play as Desmond) you begin seeing glitches and what not. Then all of a sudden you come out of the Animus and it's in the future xD!

"So class what did you learn from your Animus project?"

"I learned that my ancestors were master assassins."

"Uhm... What?"

UchihaKarasu
09-18-2009, 07:09 AM
That would be...strange.
And I'm not sure what kind of reaction I might have, lol

keepth3beat
09-18-2009, 01:16 PM
Didn't that happen at the end of Star Ocean III?

I don't think I'd be too happy with that. XD

Coley_sXe
09-18-2009, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
dam it, now that all these are popping up like L.Cie and Kaxen who I actually knew I feel so stupid for forgetting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif
But I didn't know Coley, Sup Coley!

K, I'll leave now

Hi, back at ya! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

UchihaKarasu
09-19-2009, 07:07 PM
hmmmmmmm....
What period should I set my novel of the Hashashin in?
1191-1193: This way I could use the "myth" of Conrad hijacking an Assassin ship, loaded with treasure. I can use the assassination of Conrad and the death of Sinan

1256-1273: I could focus on the siege of the Mongols on the Assassins a input a awesome war scene (only problem is, from what I've read, many of the fortresses were given up without a fight http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif)

Also, should the majority of the story take place in Persia (Alamut) or Syria (Masyaf)?

Just asking for some quick suggestions and didn't feel the need to open a new thread. :P

thekyle0
09-19-2009, 07:18 PM
Is your novel supposed to be a historical account or a realistic fiction?

UchihaKarasu
09-19-2009, 07:39 PM
Historical Fiction

thekyle0
09-19-2009, 07:50 PM
I'd go with 1191-1193. Maybe include a conspiracy where Richard contracts the assassin's to kill Conrad since he was accused of it in reality anyway.

UchihaKarasu
09-19-2009, 07:55 PM
Yeah, but then I can't use the Assassin ship myth XD
Bah, I'll being using in in my AC fanfiction anyway

thekyle0
09-19-2009, 07:56 PM
Speaking of that, when are you going to add to it? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

UchihaKarasu
09-19-2009, 08:01 PM
Yeah, it's been a long time hasn't it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
I'm almost done with the most recent chapter...

UchihaKarasu
09-20-2009, 12:33 PM
Here Kyle, I updated it
I'll probably start on the next chapter soon

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/48.../10/Children_of_None (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4856112/10/Children_of_None)

Drakonous505
09-20-2009, 06:51 PM
Awesome fanfic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

It makes me want to continue with mine that I never started http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

UchihaKarasu
09-20-2009, 07:42 PM
Thanks! http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif
I'm trying to finish it before AC2 comes out

SinNyxAtra
09-20-2009, 08:36 PM
I'm trying to start an AC fanfic but due to lack of much info on Bloodlines since my idea branches from AC to Bloodlines, it's driving me crazy.

Plus, it involves thieves and the Eye of Horus. And I'm trying to be careful on writing my thieves.

UchihaKarasu
09-21-2009, 05:38 PM
So...does anyone else have any suggestions for my novel?

Drakonous505
09-21-2009, 05:43 PM
What kind of ideas are you looking for exactly?

thekyle0
09-21-2009, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by Drakonous505:
What kind of ideas are you looking for exactly? Good ones.

UchihaKarasu
09-21-2009, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by thekyle0:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Drakonous505:
What kind of ideas are you looking for exactly? Good ones. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Just mostly about the time period and such.
I already have some characters in mind and I'll write down my ideas and character info and the first chapter (and a prologue if their is one)before "putting it in the closet" until I finish my current novel (I have to start all over again because of damn Prototype....though I love that game)

Drakonous505
09-21-2009, 06:53 PM
Yeah idk how exactly to help you =\

However if you want you can read the first chapter of my book I've been working on and off on xD
http://geo50505.deviantart.com.../Chapter-1-129758552 (http://geo50505.deviantart.com/art/Chapter-1-129758552)

UchihaKarasu
09-21-2009, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by Drakonous505:
Yeah idk how exactly to help you =\

However if you want you can read the first chapter of my book I've been working on and off on xD
http://geo50505.deviantart.com.../Chapter-1-129758552 (http://geo50505.deviantart.com/art/Chapter-1-129758552)

I liked it, the story seemed very interesting.
But I would suggest more word variety and a little bit better description.
As a fellow author I would suggest not jumping into the weapon conjuration so fast and let George's character develop a bit more.
Then again, I have different tastes and mine may not suit you, but as long as you can get consumers, it's all good.

Drakonous505
09-21-2009, 07:45 PM
Well i havn't edited the first chapter in a long time... been stuck on chapter 9 for a while =\ As for the conjuration and what not you'd have to read the first 5 chapters to really get why it's brought up early ;P

nightpriestess
09-21-2009, 08:49 PM
Wow well I'm a bit late (haven't been on the forums for a while)

Well I'm a girl and like a few of the others here, love art, games, mythology, ancient civilizations, history and more. I'm a big comic fan and am dreading November 17th!

UchihaKarasu
09-21-2009, 09:04 PM
Hey! You're back!
Why are you dreading November?

nightpriestess
09-22-2009, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
Hey! You're back!
Why are you dreading November?

Because Left4Dead 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 come out on the exact same day and I preordered both. -_-

Which will I play first!?!?!?

MartaVasques
09-22-2009, 08:36 AM
AC, of course! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

loveboof
09-22-2009, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
I'll probably start on the next chapter soon

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/48.../10/Children_of_None (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4856112/10/Children_of_None)

Just a few things which I thought could help you (I don't mind if you ignore them)...

- Say the book and chapter of the bible quote rather than just ‘bible’.

- Try to avoid too much slang or spoken language in your writing.
e.g. “He turned quickly, fingers poised and ready to unlatch his hidden blade.”
(I only cut out ‘pinky’, but it reads much better)

- Also, think about how your story will be seen by a first time reader. For example, I hated the way you began chapter 1 - but loved what you were trying to do!

(I rewrote a little section from chapter 10 below for you to see what I mean about wording stuff differently)
____________________
Haydar grimaced with disgust as he instinctively prepared to push the poor woman aside. He glanced at Safa, and saw a gentle smile form on her face. Reaching out, she compassionately offered the old woman some bread and fruit which was cradled in her arms. With this rare act of generosity the woman’s eyes became bright, and for the first time Haydar noticed that she could have once been beautiful. Cautiously patting the food, like it might dissolve in her hands at any moment, the woman blessed them both and nervously sank away.
____________________

The last thing I can suggest is to use a spell/grammar check (from word maybe?) because there are quite a few little typos or mistakes.

[feel free to tell me where to go lol - I wouldn’t appreciate some bloke criticising my writing] http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

nightpriestess
09-22-2009, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by MartaVasques:
AC, of course! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

D:, I'm getting different answers from people lol. Survive the zombie apocalypse with friends or play during the Renaissance? ...can't...choose! >.<

EmperorxZurg
09-22-2009, 09:09 PM
LFD2 won't be any good, all they did was remake the first since they did it so quickly, AC2 will blow it out of the water...I'll leave now before I'm pounced on for being a guyhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Xanatos2007
09-22-2009, 09:09 PM
Kill zombies in the Renaissance! There's bound to be one or two in the catacombs. If not, just imagine the guards as undead soldiers.

thekyle0
09-23-2009, 04:47 AM
They're soon to be <STRIKE>un</STRIKE>dead anyway.

nightpriestess
09-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by d1sturbedme_468:
LFD2 won't be any good, all they did was remake the first since they did it so quickly, AC2 will blow it out of the water...I'll leave now before I'm pounced on for being a guyhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

O_o have you seen/read about the new stuff they implemented in the sequel? Definitely too big to be DLCs (especially on the Xbox). When I first herd of L4D2, I was ****ed but after I played the beta at Comic Con....definitely worth the 60 bucks.


Kill zombies in the Renaissance! There's bound to be one or two in the catacombs. If not, just imagine the guards as undead soldiers.



That would be AWESOME! ;D

EmperorxZurg
09-23-2009, 10:54 PM
eh, I never really liked the first one, it's all just house of the dead when it comes to zombies, nothing new... unless you count zombies who ride motorcycles and apparantly can throw molotov cocktails at you. To me they just dressed it up different and gave it a lollipop instead of a candy cane to fool us. That makes me hungryhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Assassin_Kat
09-23-2009, 11:28 PM
I really liked Left 4 Dead.
It's a shame that apparently L4D2 has been banned in Australia.

I love Zombies and Assassins, ZOMBIE ASSASSINS! Now that would be enough to make any guard sh*t themself. Or the survivors.

I am a girl gamer and I'm quite late to this thread, haha.

Mitro-Blade
09-24-2009, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by Xanatos2007:
Kill zombies in the Renaissance! There's bound to be one or two in the catacombs. If not, just imagine the guards as undead soldiers.
Maybe a Altair zombie, which you will have an epic battle with http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
*edit Oh and im a guy btw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Stormpen
09-24-2009, 07:52 AM
Or maybe A Ezios dad zombie in the Venice cemetery.(sp?) That would be interesting.

My name's Sulakna, and I like video games, painting and food. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

nightpriestess
09-24-2009, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by Assassin_Kat:
I really liked Left 4 Dead.
It's a shame that apparently L4D2 has been banned in Australia.

I love Zombies and Assassins, ZOMBIE ASSASSINS! Now that would be enough to make any guard sh*t themself. Or the survivors.

I am a girl gamer and I'm quite late to this thread, haha.

Already done (http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af124/polstephen08/left%204%20dead/left4deadhunter.jpg)! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif and yeah it sucks that Australia banned L4D2, they always seem to have problems with video games. :/

Also, don't worry, I'm late to this thread too haha.