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bladeblunterie
03-27-2012, 12:02 PM
I was thinking that one of the premises of AC3 is that it's out and playable before the predictions of the end of the world come about on 21st of December 2012 (I think it's the end of the Mayan calendar or something?). What a great chance to insert some kind of sequence that kicks in when the game detects that the date on your PC is and activates an end of the world scenario into your game! I remember when some games would pop up a message or screen when it was a significant day like Easter or Valentines Day, if they could do that then I'm pretty sure they could do something similar now. Image if they ran up a page stating that the world had ended within the game, you can just imagine all the whingers going on about Ubisoft DRM etc..... just think it would be pretty cool if they did something like that!

Ayush_S92
03-27-2012, 12:06 PM
You do know that the game's plot is centered on that very event? The apocalypse. It would be pretty stupid to actually make it behave differently when the date comes in real life, when it would already be focusing upon it in it's own game time.

frigabond
03-27-2012, 12:08 PM
" I'm sorry but the timeline you are requesting is no longer in existance. Please submit a ticket at..."
:)
There would be blood!!:)

LightRey
03-27-2012, 12:15 PM
You do know that the game's plot is centered on that very event? The apocalypse. It would be pretty stupid to actually make it behave differently when the date comes in real life, when it would already be focusing upon it in it's own game time.
Yes, I don't see any way of this making any sense. The end of the world is supposed to be prevented in this game.

De Filosoof
03-27-2012, 02:31 PM
Yes, I don't see any way of this making any sense. The end of the world is supposed to be prevented in this game.
It's supposed to be prevented by the assassins yes, but will it be prevented in the game? That's the big question.

The game's story is designed to surprise you. "We have some serious twists," Hutchinson says, "We have a goal with this story of being unpredictable. In other words, in a game where someone says, 'Go meet Jim' and Jim is there and says, 'Hi, I'm Jim,' it's tedious. It's no surprise. There need to be things you're asked to do that twist and turn and change. And surprise you. And I guarantee you, that that's the story."

With all the hints given in the game i think i'd have to say they won't be able to prevent the disaster but rather go to another world of somekind.
Like some text in the fall said: " The earth is the cradle for humanity but mankind cannot stay in the craddle forever"
That's a HUGE hint if you ask me.

And then there's the stuff subject 16 said.

Abeonis
03-27-2012, 02:36 PM
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LightRey
03-27-2012, 02:44 PM
It's supposed to be prevented by the assassins yes, but will it be prevented in the game? That's the big question.

The game's story is designed to surprise you. "We have some serious twists," Hutchinson says, "We have a goal with this story of being unpredictable. In other words, in a game where someone says, 'Go meet Jim' and Jim is there and says, 'Hi, I'm Jim,' it's tedious. It's no surprise. There need to be things you're asked to do that twist and turn and change. And surprise you. And I guarantee you, that that's the story."

With all the hints given in the game i think i'd have to say they won't be able to prevent the disaster but rather go to another world of somekind.
Like some text in the fall said: " The earth is the cradle for humanity but mankind cannot stay in the craddle forever"
That's a HUGE hint if you ask me.

And then there's the stuff subject 16 said.
Well, yes. It is. It's Desmond's mission to stop the end of the world. TWCB said that. He has to stop it and this is his final game. So yes, the end of the world is supposed to be prevented in this game.

pacmanate
03-27-2012, 02:51 PM
And if it is stopped, well SHET. Because that means we will never be able to relive memories ;)

De Filosoof
03-27-2012, 03:43 PM
Well, yes. It is. It's Desmond's mission to stop the end of the world. TWCB said that. He has to stop it and this is his final game. So yes, the end of the world is supposed to be prevented in this game.

We'll just have to wait and see. You also know the assassin's creed crew is capable of some serious mind****ing:).

UrDeviant1
03-27-2012, 03:45 PM
Isn't Desmond's mission to stop the Templar satellite launch? I mean, If he doesn't stop the Launch (which I doubt), It won't mean 'The End of the World'. He Isn't exactly going to be able to stop a Solar Flare from taking place, so how exactly IS he preventing the end of the world?

LightRey
03-27-2012, 03:48 PM
Isn't Desmond's mission to stop the Templar satellite launch? I mean, If he doesn't stop the Launch (which I doubt), It won't mean 'The End of the World'. He Isn't exactly going to be able to stop a Solar Flare from taking place, so how exactly IS he preventing the end of the world?
The Templar satellite launch is not something he has been assigned to by anyone, contrary to the solar flare. TWCB told him he has to save the world from it. Nobody told him to save the world from the Templar satellite.

Dejan507
03-27-2012, 03:50 PM
Isn't Desmond's mission to stop the Templar satellite launch? I mean, If he doesn't stop the Launch (which I doubt), It won't mean 'The End of the World'. He Isn't exactly going to be able to stop a Solar Flare from taking place, so how exactly IS he preventing the end of the world?

Hopefully the answer to that lies in the grand temple

freddie_1897
03-27-2012, 03:53 PM
the so called end of the world IRL is not true, and ill tell you why:

1. The leap year was introduced during the roman Empire over 2000 years ago, however it was not perfected, any year divisible by 4 was a leap year, and so it was changed 1500 years later into the leap year we know today.

the mayans created there calendar long before this time, therefore did not know what a leap year was.

if the leap year had never been brought in then the official end of the the world would have been about sometime last year.

2. they had to end the calendar at some point, if my calendar ends i usually go out to the shops and buy a new one, usually without the drama



bit off topic, bit random, but i thought i'd share some evidence with you for fun

UrDeviant1
03-27-2012, 03:54 PM
The Templar satellite launch is not something he has been assigned to by anyone, contrary to the solar flare. TWCB told him he has to save the world from it. Nobody told him to save the world from the Templar satellite.

So as of yet, we don't exactly know HOW he's going to be saving the world. Got It.

Dejan507
03-27-2012, 03:56 PM
Of course that mayan calendar BS is not to be trusted. The end of the world in this game is about solar flares and pole shifting, which could technically happen in real life

UrDeviant1
03-27-2012, 03:56 PM
the so called end of the world is not true, and ill tell you why:

1. The leap year was introduced during the roman Empire over 2000 years ago, however it was not perfected, any year divisible by 4 was a leap year, and so it was changed 1500 years later into the leap year we know today.

the mayans created there calendar long before this time, therefore did not know what a leap year was.

if the leap year had never been brought in then the official end of the the world would have been about sometime last year.

2. they had to end the calendar at some point, if my calendar ends i usually go out to the shops and buy a new one, usually without the drama

Dude, we're talking about the In-game 'End of the World' scenario. Not the speculated real one lol

LightRey
03-27-2012, 03:57 PM
So as of yet, we don't exactly know HOW he's going to be saving the world. Got It.
Not a clue. Apparently TWCB had 7 plans, 6 of which have already failed and all the data they have been collecting was sent to the Grand Temple.

De Filosoof
03-27-2012, 04:01 PM
Isn't Desmond's mission to stop the Templar satellite launch? I mean, If he doesn't stop the Launch (which I doubt), It won't mean 'The End of the World'. He Isn't exactly going to be able to stop a Solar Flare from taking place, so how exactly IS he preventing the end of the world?

True, I don't even think there's going to be another solar flare event in AC3.
I think the only catastrophe they have to prevent is abstergo sending eye-abstergo into the air. The whole struggle between the assassins and templars is also kinda symbolic.
Or everyone will go into a higher stage of evolution (assassins) or people will lose their free will and stay ignorant (eye-abstergo)
That's probably why they can continue the franchise after this thrillogy has ended because there's no solar flare at all and abstergo failed to send eye-abstergo into the air because Desmond sacrificed himself somehow and thus continuing the assassin's creed franchise.

freddie_1897
03-27-2012, 04:03 PM
Dude, we're talking about the In-game 'End of the World' scenario. Not the speculated real one lol
i know, had you read the end of my post (which is not in your quote) you would have realised i only posted it for a bit of fun

UrDeviant1
03-27-2012, 04:07 PM
So realistically, how could someone prevent a Solar Flare from causing maximum damage to people on Earth? Isn't one of the main dangers, that It could shut off the whole worlds electrical grids? Plunging us Into darkness and sending us back to the stone age. Could Desmond just have the mission of warning the International Leaders about It? Would shutting off the grids when you know the exact time It's going to hit Earth help? Maybe a big twist would be that he Doesn't prevent It? :eek:

UrDeviant1
03-27-2012, 04:07 PM
i know, had you read the end of my post (which is not in your quote) you would have realised i only posted it for a bit of fun

Ah ok, I don't know why that wasn't In my quote :confused:

LightRey
03-27-2012, 04:21 PM
So realistically, how could someone prevent a Solar Flare from causing maximum damage to people on Earth? Isn't one of the main dangers, that It could shut off the whole worlds electrical grids? Plunging us Into darkness and sending us back to the stone age. Could Desmond just have the mission of warning the International Leaders about It? Would shutting off the grids when you know the exact time It's going to hit Earth help? Maybe a big twist would be that he Doesn't prevent It? :eek:
I suspect he'll have to use some device (possibly a PoE or a set of them or maybe even the Grand Temple itself) to strengthen or support the earth's magnetic field to deflect the solar flare to the poles, like most solar flares are.

UrDeviant1
03-27-2012, 04:25 PM
I suspect he'll have to use some device (possibly a PoE or a set of them or maybe even the Grand Temple itself) to strengthen or support the earth's magnetic field to deflect the solar flare to the poles, like most solar flares are.

This could work.

freddie_1897
03-27-2012, 05:04 PM
I've got a question, do all the different PoE's have different powers? or are they the same

also, are all the PoEs Apples, or are there others? I've heard of the staff thing from AC2 and that thing that brings people back to life. i also heard something about a sword of Eden from somewhere, does anyone know anything about that?

De Filosoof
03-27-2012, 05:07 PM
I've got a question, do all the different PoE's have different powers? or are they the same

also, are all the PoEs Apples, or are there others? I've heard of the staff thing from AC2 and that thing that brings people back to life. i also heard something about a sword of Eden from somewhere, does anyone know anything about that?

From the AC wiki
Confirmed Pieces of Edenhttp://forums.ubi.com/image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIABAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAEALAAAAAABAAEAQAICTAEAOw%3D%3DEdit (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/index.php?title=Pieces_of_Eden&action=edit&section=10)

[/URL]Ezio's Apple, adorned on the Staff of Eden.http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb3/common/avatars/thumb/c/c9/1698809.png/20px-1698809.pngAdded by [URL="http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/User:Zwoooooosh"]Zwoooooosh (http://images.wikia.com/assassinscreed/images/d/da/Zw-eden-4.png)
Besides the Apples of Eden, the First Civilization created many more Pieces of Eden. Some of these affected humanity in similar ways, whilst others affected nature and even time itself.[1] (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Pieces_of_Eden#cite_note-Assassin.27s_Creed_II-0)
The first (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/First_Apple) Apple, second (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Second_Apple) Apple, third (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Third_Apple) Apple, fourth (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Fourth_Apple) Apple, fifth (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Fifth_Apple) Apple and Ezio's Apple (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Ezio's_Apple) were all capable of controlling the minds of men, creating illusions and, to a degree, permitted physical control over said minds;[3] (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Pieces_of_Eden#cite_note-Assassin.27s_Creed-2) the Apples could all be used in conjunction with the Staff, which increased the abilities of both Pieces.[1] (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Pieces_of_Eden#cite_note-Assassin.27s_Creed_II-0)
Other Pieces included the Shroud, whose properties included the ability to heal the wounds of those it touched, the Ankh (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/The_Ankh), capable of resurrecting the dead, and the Sword (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sword), a Piece that would pass through the hands of many great rulers through the centuries, including King Arthur (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Arthur) and Attila the Hun (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Atilla_the_Hun) [1] (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Pieces_of_Eden#cite_note-Assassin.27s_Creed_II-0)
The Crystal Skulls (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Crystal_Skulls), Pieces that were scattered throughout Central and Southern America, allowed for truly wireless, unassisted telepathic communication between the holders of each Skull. At one point, a Crystal Skulls came into the possession of Giovanni Borgia, who made use of its power in 1542.[7] (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Pieces_of_Eden#cite_note-Assassin.27s_Creed:_Project_Legacy-6)
According to e-mails (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/E-mails) read by Desmond Miles in 2012, at least one Piece of Eden existed that granted the ability to manipulate time. Concerns over possible paradoxes, however, led to Abstergo Industries locking it away.[3] (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Pieces_of_Eden#cite_note-Assassin.27s_Creed-2)

De Filosoof
03-27-2012, 05:10 PM
O yes, and this is where the crystal skull pieces of eden are based on:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvF3DSNnpzU

LightRey
03-27-2012, 05:13 PM
I've got a question, do all the different PoE's have different powers? or are they the same

also, are all the PoEs Apples, or are there others? I've heard of the staff thing from AC2 and that thing that brings people back to life. i also heard something about a sword of Eden from somewhere, does anyone know anything about that?
All PoE's seem to be numbered. There are six (known) apples all of which are numbered except for Ezio's (as far as we know). There's the Sword, the Shroud (the shroud of Turin is an Assassin copy of it), the Staff, the Ankh and then there are the crystal skulls. There are several other artifacts that are either TWCB tech, but not PoE's, like the seals, or things like ancient books that contain secret knowledge and then finally there are objects like the Golden Fleece (which is likely made of the same stuff as Alta´r's armor) and the Philosopher's Stone, which can be made using TWCB knowledge. Finally there are some more suggested PoE's/artifacts in the email on Alan Rikkin's computer in AC1.

Any details like the numbers and the people who held the artifacts can be found on the wiki.

pacmanate
03-27-2012, 05:18 PM
I think that Desmond will sacrifice himself, being the prophet that he is, to save the world. As Ezio and Altair had their roles to play, Desmonds would be to sacrifice himself for mankind.

Okay I dont really think that at all but its still a horrible nice thought

LightRey
03-27-2012, 05:27 PM
I think that Desmond will sacrifice himself, being the prophet that he is, to save the world. As Ezio and Altair had their roles to play, Desmonds would be to sacrifice himself for mankind.

Okay I dont really think that at all but its still a horrible nice thought
Ezio was the prophet, remember? ;)