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Full synchronization speedrun of AC2 in 7:09:51

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFiws9_Vq_I
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Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAAB3xSA3bP2vX0QIHv8KMajQGQHyrkek

Part 01: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFiws9_Vq_I
Part 02: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YonPLCLC-TY
Part 03: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7-ca2IGzFY
Part 04: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXorJrWuXpw
Part 05: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2BzkCs0JDM
Part 06: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ylt6Oikhsg
Part 07: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXVDnEKbYBk
Part 08: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8pqtAP8yVQ
Part 09: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuqlaDuZfj4
Part 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9gf7wVcfRU
Part 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-3vGf3gyYs
Part 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXeCQsTG1H0
Part 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSkYhz_VXKk
Part 14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOdRynLsBgg

Welcome to my speedrun of Assassin's Creed II 100% sync in 7 hours, 9 minutes and 51 seconds. The completion rate taken into account is the one shown in stats/overall; which means all side memories have to be done additionally to the main sequences (beat-ups, races, assassinations, courier missions, tombs and lairs). This run features save warping, and it is tagged new game +, so that 25 knives are available.

I started the project in summer 2013, began to record in january 2014 and finished on 2014-04-05. I wish to thank everyone from TheHiddenBlade for their continuous support (they will recognize themselves), and people from SDA for their awesome work, as well as verifiers.

This run was done on PC with every possible DLC and extra. I used a Logitech controller to play, and Fraps software to record. There is a total of 157 segments, finishing either with a save ("quit") or assuming the save from the previous checkpoint ("exit to windows").

Timing note: what is shown is the in-game time (from the stats menu), but it doesn't take into account all the time you can not press start and see the stats. Which means all loading times and outside animus events (including Altaïr's memory in Acre) don't add anything to the final time. Nevertheless, creating a segment adds about 3 seconds to the in-game time, so I did it only when the warp saves more than 5 seconds, or when the difficulty/randomness/length was high enough.

A particular thing to mention about the assassinations: there are several places from where you can start one, but for each there is a default pigeon cage assigned; if you reload the checkpoint you will spawn there, and this is used in the run of course. Before moving on to the details, I would like to mention the planning was pretty hard, but I believe the run is now quite optimized from every point of view . This is actually the main point of the commentary, especially when comparing to my any% warpless run.

Final stats:

Overall

- synchronization (%) 100.0
- time played 07:09:51
- distance covered (m) 65009

Fight

- deaths 0
- favorite weapon double blade
- enemies killed in fight 268
- enemies assassinated with the hidden blade(s) 125
- air assassinations 6
- double air assassinations 1
- disarms 3

Navigation

- height climbed (m) 1980
- distance covered on ground (m) 41821
- distance swam (m) 358
- distance covered on horseback (m) 7889
- distance covered on gondolas (m) 745
- distance flown (m) 529

Villa

- Monteriggioni restored (%) 3
- Monteriggioni's value (florins) 5790
- Monteriggioni's population 135
- renovations completed (%) 0
- shops completed (%) 19
- collections completed (%) 23
- equipment collected (%) 9

Social

- money earned (florins) 296905
- money spent (florins) 39713
- time spent blended 00:02:39
- times notorious 30
- Borgia couriers killed 0
- courtesans hired 0
- mercenaries hired 4
- thieves hired 4

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Wow man. What you've done is freaking impressive, I want you to know that. I mean, it's just over 7 hours. There's this whole freaking game and.. and.. it's just..

just over 7 hours man...

*slow clap*
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*massive standing ovation, cheering, people going nuts*

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Thanks. Also, no apparent link, but my new car just arrived today. Kreygasm.

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I have to start watching these. Big smile Are there any awesome moments or highlights you can tell us about? In spoiler tags of course.

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Yeah man! That's all I wanna say, that's all I wanna do.

You're awesome! Fed.

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aurllcooljay wrote:
Are there any awesome moments or highlights you can tell us about?

I was interested to see the new Uberto blitz: Second video at 14:53.

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Actually I suggest you watch everything and takes notes, because I'm planning to make (later) some kind of "best of speedrunning". Smile

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I've finished exams today, so I'll have some free time from now on to watch everything. I've just watched part 1. Highlight for me is definitely punching the crap out of Maria in the memory where you pick up Leonardo's paintings, to make her move faster. Man, that looked so heartless. But fun!

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While I don't think I have enough free time to watch all 7 hours of gameplay, I do like what 've seen so far!
Very impressive stuff, must have taken a lot of effort.

Bravo!

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Needless to say I'll be spending those 7 hours for verification purposes. Smile

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I bow down before your awesomeness, Fed.

*bow* *bow*

Seriously, congratulations. This is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Big smile

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My favorite parts are probably the Assassin Tombs. Your freerunning is just so seamless and efficient, it's a joy to watch. The planning really shows in these segments.

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Thank you very much, guys. Also, SDA needs public verification, feel free to volunteer:

https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/assassins_creed_ii_available_fo...

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Not enough verifiers? O.o

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Surprisingly, yes. It makes me feel sad... I hope a few people will answer in the public verification thread.