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1) A guy in a cape will appear every now and then, free-running away from me yelling things at me over his shoulder ("murderer" or something). He's not a thief. If I kill him he's got ~500ƒ, and eventually he'll reappear. What's the purpose of this guy?

2) If I hire some girls, is there any way to stop them from adhering to any guards? Say I want them for a group of guards, but I must pass other guards closely on the way, is there a way to hold onto them until I reach my target guards?

3) The girls all carry knives, and sometimes I've seen them draw on guards (but they always end up dead) - What exactly triggers them to attack?

4) How do the capes work? I got awarded a special cape, but then it seemed to revert to some default plain cape. Then I got awarded another cape, but sometimes that reverts too. How do I choose which cape to wear?

5) is there any way to load from last checkpoint (other than dying)? This games saving scheme - coupled with it's controls - is enough to make me homicidal.
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Cool,that's something to forward to after I complete the first assassins creed.
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Cool,that's something to forward to after I complete the first assassins creed.

Are you playing Assassin's Creed on the PC? If so, do you get this bug at all? Grass Flicker:

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I never get that grass flicker.
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1) A guy in a cape will appear every now and then, free-running away from me yelling things at me over his shoulder ("murderer" or something). He's not a thief. If I kill him he's got ~500ƒ, and eventually he'll reappear. What's the purpose of this guy?
2) If I hire some girls, is there any way to stop them from adhering to any guards? Say I want them for a group of guards, but I must pass other guards closely on the way, is there a way to hold onto them until I reach my target guards?
3) The girls all carry knives, and sometimes I've seen them draw on guards (but they always end up dead) - What exactly triggers them to attack?
4) How do the capes work? I got awarded a special cape, but then it seemed to revert to some default plain cape. Then I got awarded another cape, but sometimes that reverts too. How do I choose which cape to wear?
5) is there any way to load from last checkpoint (other than dying)? This games saving scheme - coupled with it's controls - is enough to make me homicidal.

I can answer some of these.

1. He's either a witness to one of your crimes, or a "Borgia messenger." The former is self explanatory, the latter is just a random spawn who is affiliated with the Borgia and drops $$ for catching him.
2. AFAIK "girls' (let's be honest, they're whores) don't go after guards until you a) target the guards and b) press whatever key you have mapped to the "activate" function. This is how it's supposed to work, anyway. What you're describing is probably a buggy/crappy gameplay mechanic.
3. Idk, but probably nothing you can control.
4. You can choose which cape you'll wear by going into the options menu in-game and selecting "Inventory." (note: this is true of AC:Brotherhood, I think it's the same with AC2). I'm pretty sure capes are just cosmetic except for the Monteriggioni cape which has a cool special function.
5. There should be a "replay mission" option in the select-screen (again, this is true of Brotherhood, but I think that in AC2 you actually have to access the DNA strand to replay a mission because they tacked that feature in later in a patch). But other than that, no. Like if you blow your cover, you either have to restart the mission or just roll with it.
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I never get that grass flicker.

I guess it's yet another perk of owning an Nvidia card then. Hell yeah, "the way it's meant to be played"! Today I put my 580 up for sale.
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I can answer some of these.
1. He's either a witness to one of your crimes, or a "Borgia messenger." The former is self explanatory, the latter is just a random spawn who is affiliated with the Borgia and drops $$ for catching him.
2. AFAIK "girls' (let's be honest, they're whores) don't go after guards until you a) target the guards and b) press whatever key you have mapped to the "activate" function. This is how it's supposed to work, anyway. What you're describing is probably a buggy/crappy gameplay mechanic.
3. Idk, but probably nothing you can control.
4. You can choose which cape you'll wear by going into the options menu in-game and selecting "Inventory." (note: this is true of AC:Brotherhood, I think it's the same with AC2). I'm pretty sure capes are just cosmetic except for the Monteriggioni cape which has a cool special function.
5. There should be a "replay mission" option in the select-screen (again, this is true of Brotherhood, but I think that in AC2 you actually have to access the DNA strand to replay a mission because they tacked that feature in later in a patch). But other than that, no. Like if you blow your cover, you either have to restart the mission or just roll with it.

Thanks, but I'm still having trouble with the women sticking to any guard that passes by.EDIT: can target after all, but girls will still engage by proximity - I have to give every group of guards a super wide berth.
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its just how the game works. Im sure as u walk by the groups of guards u only lose 2 at a time.
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The girls will distract the guards if you get close to them, its just the way the game works. You only lose 2 every time it happens
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