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#answer  #anonymous  #assassin's creed 
There's this idiot going around posting spoilers in the AC tags, the name is andreziololz, he's made over a hundred posts that are the same exact thing. Just spoilers, thought you'd like to spread it :)
 Anonymous

While I have already blocked said blogger (and masterassassin3, who is also doing the same thing), everyone else may want to take the precaution. Just go to http://www.tumblr.com/block and enter in those URLs and you should be safe.

(ALSO I ALREADY HAVE MY COPY OF AC3 BUT I DUNNO IF I SHOULD START IT SINCE MY DAUGHTER WAKES UP IN SEVEN HOURS AHHH FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS)

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 30 Oct with 14 notes
Personally I'm not worried about spoilers... I'm not going to be on long enough between playing and RL responsibilities to notice :P. Just a couple more hours now. DOWN WITH THE TEMPLARS!!!

Hahaha, true facts. Although, since I’m a computer programming major, I’m online about 90% of my school day, so I always have Tumblr open. So I know that I’ve been worried about spoilers, which means that others are probably worried too (and hugs to everyone who was spoiled by masterassassin3 & Co. the last couple of days). But I’m glad you don’t have to worry about them! 

THE TEMPLARS WON’T STAND A CHANCE!

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 29 Oct with 5 notes
Can I just say how I think you are possibly the best group of mods we could have hoped for? Thanks for the awesome spoiler policy and please keep up the great work! *___*

Oh, if I actually filled the queue on a regular basis, I maybe would begin to live up to your praise, but thank you SO much all the same! I’m glad that the spoiler policy is agreeable, and now that midterms are finished, I should have time to fill the queue until it runs out.

Again, thanks for the love!

(LESS THAN FOUR HOURS OMG)

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 29 Oct with 3 notes
tagged as:
#answer  #chibsloves 
Actually about problem 1136 Does Anyone Ever Eat? You can find a few citizens in Roma eating an apple and some throwing it away on the ground. Yes, half eaten apples on the streets! So sad... :(

(Great find!)

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 29 Oct with 19 notes
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#answer  #wishfulcynic  #connor kenway 
I'm the anon who was just commenting on Connor donning the robes. I always saw any variant of the Assassin robes - in-universe - as sort of a secret sign to those in the know, showing that he's an Assassin without blaring it to everyone like they did in AC1. It's debatable whether his donning the robes is a mark of him just trying to use the Assassin identity along with the Kenway identity, or him becoming the mask. I personally don't know. I'm actually wondering if I missed some backstory here.

At this point, searching out information regarding Connor’s back story is a slippery slope straight down into Spoilers Hell, so I’m going to post your speculation without rebuttal, and just reiterate the excitement that 2/3 of the fandom is feeling right now:

SOON.

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 29 Oct with 2 notes
Like the rest of the positive minded people I have to agree that this blog is the tits. Whenever I see something pop up like, "Hurry up and climb Ezio" I always slap my forehead and go, "Good lord the number of times I've done that!" Keep it up!

Thank you so much! I’m glad that the submissions resonate with you.

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 29 Oct with 5 notes
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#answer  #chibsloves 
Aside from being a very well polite admin as a lot have already mentioned, I want to answer myself to the half-empty glass comment. I think something people don't realize about "[Insert name here] Problems" is that you are actually putting something under a much comical light. You're not really criticizing things. It just fun to point them out as little flaws that everyone enjoy, without however being disrespectful or rough towards the creators. Just thought I might add that.

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 29 Oct with 8 notes
I'm really glad to know that someone like you who runs an awesome blog can also answer questions properly thank you

No, thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I’m so blessed to have amazing followers like you and everyone else. It’s for people like you that I resurrected this blog, and I’m really glad that I did. Again, thanks so much!

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 10 Oct with 10 notes
tagged as:
#answer  #synnesai  #i love you guys 
I have to agree! Your answers are always so well phrased and level headed. it's really nice to see compared to other communities where after awhile the mod/admin comes off snarky and short tempered (which, to a point is understandable). -u-!

Where is all coming from today? Gah, thank you! So embarrassed right now, lol.

I will try and keep up the strong responses for you guys, okay? And, y’know, maybe some actual Problems now and again, lol. Love you guys, seriously.

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 10 Oct with 6 notes
tagged as:
#answer  #xholeygeorgex  #i love you guys 
After reading all your answers to everyone's questions, I am very impressed. You have to be one of the best admins I have ever seen on tumblr. Keep up the excellent job!

This is one of the nicest things I have received in any of my Asks, and you have NO idea how much I appreciate it. Thank you SO MUCH, and I hope that everyone else’s is just half as satisfied as you are in regards to this blog. Bless you.

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 10 Oct with 12 notes
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#answer  #anonymous  #connor kenway 
I'd be surprised if people viewed Connor wearing Assassin robes as an act of assimilation. After all, the robes themselves changed over the course of the games - the robes Altair wore in the original AC are very different from the multiple styles that Ezio wore throughout his games. They seem to reflect the changes in fashion, especially during Ezio's games where the idea was to blend in. Granted, I can't remember many pictures of Connor's contemporaries wearing robes, but I'm no expert.
 Anonymous

The whole concept of the robes is a tricky one, because granted they are sort of an anachronism in and of themselves. When you boil it down, the assassin robes are an Ubisoft construct that any of their protagonists would wear because they are the symbol of the brand. But to put them into context of the AC3 universe, the assassin robes are likened to a dress uniform, similar to what the British and Colonial armies wear. To Connor, the British colonists—regardless of which side they chose during the Revolutionary War—are outsiders, and the fact that he is part British causes him inner conflict.

That being said, to call Connor’s donning of the robes an act of assimilation is a tricky one. While one could argue that he is adopting the customs and traditions of a different culture than his own (namely, the assassin culture), he is doing it on his own accord and maintaining his own culture by altering his robes and rejecting the classic hidden blade as his primary weapon. However, his entire adoption of the persona of Connor Kenway is motivated by the desire to be accepted in Colonial circles, which could be a gray area.

I’m no expert either, if you couldn’t tell, lol. But I do agree with you that, at the end of the day, most people won’t consider Connor wearing assassin robes as an act of assimilation. But there is some interesting implications for his character in that, isn’t there? Ugh, I hope October 30 gets here as soon as possible!

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 10 Oct with 10 notes
tagged as:
#answer  #wingedweaver 
why do you spend your time pointing out problems? are you a glass half-empty person? I do my own poking around on games that call them-self "historical fiction" because I want to hold them to it, but keeping in mind that it is a fictional game. Connor is not a real person and what he "does" in the game did not happen that way. you can and will do whatever you want, but most gamer's/fan-girls/fan-boys don't ask them-self "is the history accurate?" you have many good points, but it's just a game.

While this blog was not started by me, when I signed on as an admin, I embraced the tone of Assassin’s Creed Problems; namely, just because you love a video game more than actual people doesn’t mean that there isn’t something that gets under your skin.

Some of these problems express actual frustration; no one wants to be playing through ACB and suddenly end up in the infinite sea underneath Roma.

Some of these problems express individual ticks: some people in the fandom have embraced Rauf as a favorite character, while others wish he would just shut up already.

But all of these problems help us as a fandom grow closer with the recognition that you are not the only person out there swearing at Ezio because WHY CAN’T YOU JUST CLIMB UP THE WALL AHHH?!

So I don’t see it as a pessimistic perspective on Assassin’s Creed; in fact, to me it’s more of a realistic, accepting viewpoint. Everything you encounter in life is going to have issues, and if you can point them out and commiserate and move on to love the thing even more in spite of its faults…it’s a win/win really.

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 10 Oct with 18 notes
tagged as:
#answer  #epikalia  #ACIII 
Yo, I don't have too much to add to the discussion, but as someone who is mixed race, I'm super excited to see how they handle Connor's heritage. I also wanted to point out that it's possible for him to look any which way because of that. For example, I look like a real mixture of Pakistani and White, but my two brothers look more or less 100% White. I feel like the important thing is to see how they portray him rather than analyze what he looks like. I can't wait to see how it's handled.

Very good points, and well said!

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 10 Oct with 8 notes
tagged as:
#answer  #anonymous  #connor kenway  #ACIII 
I remember hearing something about how Conner is only HALF Native American, so that could be the case...
 Anonymous

Connor is of mixed heritage; he was born to a Mohawk mother and a British father, which is why some may think he looks one way instead of another way. But again, this is another tool that Ubisoft is using to challenge us to see things as they really are, instead of what we may perceive them to be.

Just because Connor’s father is British does not make him any less Mohawk, nor does the fact that his “look” doesn’t conform to whatever image of Native Americans we hold in our minds’ eye. At the end of the day, Connor Kenway is just a persona adopted by Ratonhnhake:ton in order to blend in with Colonial society. Connor Kenway is his mask, his ruse, and I think the dichotomy of that will make for a fantastic narrative.

—EP 

posted 1 year ago on 10 Oct with 31 notes
tagged as:
#answer  #spookyspies 
If it's possible, can we please have a rebloggable version of the question where the anon is talking about face models?

Sure, but it may take me a minute. Hold on for just a moment…

—EP

posted 1 year ago on 10 Oct