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Hi I'm new here, and a green-hand on AC.
I've been wondering for a long time that, why sometimes Altair seems to be dodging the guards' attacks automatically?
Unlike the dodge we usually use, he dodges just where he stands. And what's worse, he seems unable to be controlled.
You can see the pic here...

He dodges five times...
Clear that I tried counter kill but it didn't work.
(Sorry that I still do not know how to paste the pic.) [Fixed. -stabguy]

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Ah o, I know this question is green-handed
But anyone who knows plz tell me

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I think it's just that the block button is being held down, but the counter attack isn't being executed?

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JoeyFogey wrote:
I think it's just that the block button is being held down

That was my guess too. Try standing there without holding the Right Trigger and see Altaïr get thrashed.

You won't even feel the blade.

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JoeyFogey wrote:
I think it's just that the block button is being held down, but the counter attack isn't being executed?

...Ah o...So is it a bug or something else?...
I was doing the counter attack at that time with nothing else...

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Sogetsu wrote:
I was doing the counter attack at that time with nothing else...

Counter attack = High profile trigger + Armed hand. Your Armed hand was mistimed leaving you with nothing but High profile trigger, which happens to be the control for Block.

You won't even feel the blade.

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stabguy wrote:
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I was doing the counter attack at that time with nothing else...

Counter attack = High profile trigger + Armed hand. Your Armed hand was mistimed leaving you with nothing but High profile trigger, which happens to be the control for Block.

Yeah, thanks. Could you plz tell me under which condition will Block look like Dodge in this way?
Also, sometimes the same Dodge action happens even when I am using a hidden blade or a dagger.

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That's weird, because the hidden blade doesn't have a block option. With a sword, block will pretty much always look this.

I think you may have mismemorized the block actions for the hidden blade, since it doesn't even have a block option. The dagger block looks a lot like the sword block.

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161803398874989 wrote:
That's weird, because the hidden blade doesn't have a block option. With a sword, block will pretty much always look this.

I think you may have mismemorized the block actions for the hidden blade, since it doesn't even have a block option. The dagger block looks a lot like the sword block.

In fact I've got a gif pic with the Dodge of the hidden blade....
Although the pic is a bit small, it is enough to figure out the hidden blade on his left arm...
Please see in this pic:
http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/zbsogetsu/THB/ac36a1a4.gif

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I think that may be Altaïr trying to attack and getting interrupted by the other guard. The framerate is very low, so I can't see it, but I think Altaïr moves forward before the soldier starts his strike.

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I think that may be Altaïr trying to attack and getting interrupted by the other guard. The framerate is very low, so I can't see it, but I think Altaïr moves forward before the soldier starts his strike.

All these weird dodges happen while I am performing the counter kill (including sword, dagger and the hidden blade...)

In the first pic u can see two mistimed counter kill. But in fact I pushed counter kill for more than five times. And it just appears that only the two mistimed actions can be seen while the others that are correct all change into the Dodge...

Some of my friends also meet with similar Dodges, not only in AC1 but in other ACs as well. I wonder whether it is a special move or bug on the PC version. And I'm just too curious and come to ask~ Smile

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Yeah, I play on Xbox and my counters are usually just one button press. Thing is, I don't see Altaïr flicking the hidden blade in your gif, so that makes me doubt whether you hit the counter button at all.

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161803398874989 wrote:
Yeah, I play on Xbox and my counters are usually just one button press. Thing is, I don't see Altaïr flicking the hidden blade in your gif, so that makes me doubt whether you hit the counter button at all.

The pic happens in the middle of a FRAPS video taken by my friend.
He said like that:
——I was holding Block all the time. So Altair's arm is down with the hidden blade stretching out
And when guards strike, I press Attack.
But he didn't do the counter kill action at all...He just performed as you see in the pic.
Such things do not always happen. It happens sometimes, especially when the guards are too close to me or perform very quick attacks to me.

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I saw the hidden blade one pretty well, Phi. It does look like he was interrupted by a second guard or something.

The fact that it happens often with you/your friend(s) on PC, and not to anyone here (mostly console players) most likely means that it's a glitch. Probably a frustrating one if it keeps happening.

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JoeyFogey wrote:
The fact that it happens often with you/your friend(s) on PC, and not to anyone here (mostly console players) most likely means that it's a glitch. Probably a frustrating one if it keeps happening.

Yeah, so I can see there are not similar actions in the normal game.
It doesn't happen too often, but it annoys me each time it occurs.
Anyway, thanks very much!