For weeks and weeks, I grinded out games of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag multiplayer. I took notes. I did research. I watched other players’ videos. I watched and re-watched my own videos.
Then, I began to write.
A few months later, I had completed nearly an entire book’s worth of Assassin’s Creed online knowledge. Basic and advanced strategies, counters and meta-counters, and simple rules of thumb that any player could benefit from. The only problem I had was figuring out what I’d do with the book!
While I struggled to figure out the file format and pricing for this unparalleled writing labor, I was torn. On one hand, I had poured dozens (if not hundreds) of hours into creating this work. On the other hand, I feel like I’d be doing the Assassin’s Creed community a disservice if I reserved my notes only for those willing to pay, even if it was only a nominal fee.
After wrestling with this issue (and a few thousand online opponents) for some time, I decided I wanted to open the conversation to the community, to share my successes and failures, and to add something meaningful to the otherwise languishing cesspool of internet strategy guides.
So, after long hours and heavy consideration, I’ll be rolling out my full AC4: Black Flag e-book for free here on Top Tier Tactics. The digital tome will be released chapter-by-chapter on site, with a new chapter every day! You’ll find the index of current chapters right here.
Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag multiplayer strategy guide chapter index
- Part 1: Identifying Targets with the HUD (basic)
- Part 2: Identifying Targets with Abilities and Behavior
- Part 3: Identifying Targets with Advanced Techniques
- Part 4: Making Your Approach (timing)
- Part 5: Making Your Approach (spacing and tactics)
- Part 6: Identifying Pursuers (basic)
- Part 7: Identifying Pursuers (advanced)
- Part 8: Stunning Pursuers (hard stuns)
- Part 9: Stunning Pursuers (soft stuns)
- Part 10: Running from Pursuers
- Part 11: Mastering Game Controls
- Part 12: Score Strategy & Score Denial
- Part 13: Abilities Guide (personal abilities)
- Part 14: Abilities Guide (NPC-based abilities)
- Part 15: Abilities Guide (AOE-based abilities)
- Part 16: Abilities Guide (ranged abilities)
- Part 17: Abilities Guide (perks)
- Part 18: Abilities Guide (kill streaks)
- Part 19: Abilities Guide (loss bonuses)
- Part 20: Abilities Crafting Guide
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