Thief challenge: Catch a courier

#1batslayerPosted 11/10/2012 5:46:14 AM
Anyone else having difficulty here? I already finished the game, and have only seen one the whole time. I actually shot him, but that's NOT what you need to do. I've ran around every where, and with no luck finding another one. Ideas, thoughts, suggestions would be welcome, thanks.
#2weirdjake52Posted 11/10/2012 5:49:54 AM
there's a lot of topics earlier about this one but it seems like faffing about is the only way to spawn him
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#3Newts_UtePosted 11/10/2012 5:53:07 AM
Desire sensor at its finest, you've probably encountered 10 of them but not been paying attention to the map in normal circumstances. Basically you just need to force NPC spawns as fast as you can for the random chance one will appear. Notoriety 3 is good for this as NPCs run away forcing new ones to spawn a lot. Or you can just run around with an eagle eye on the map waiting for one to spawn.

As far as I know there is no known technique to force a spawn. I had one appear while throwing money all over town and another spawn while standing stationary cos I was typing on here. Just keep looking (I know it sucks)

Although the law of public complaints, now you've made this topic one will appear before you get a chance to reply =D
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#4muska121Posted 11/10/2012 2:49:40 PM
I finally did it! This works, I think, it takes time, but I was able to get 2 to spawn in a time period of say 30 minutes (yeah, sucks, but running around for 2 hours yesterday doing it otherwise, didn't get me any).

http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/assassins-creed-iii/178261-thief-challenge-take-down-courier-3.html#post3197222

is the method I used, at that spot. I just sprinkled money everywhere, and pick pocketed everyone for awhile, while walking slowly, then poof! he appeared!

Hope that helps.
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#5Voriki1Posted 11/12/2012 3:50:42 PM
Urgh,finally a courrier,I thought I was prepared,I was on a horse,chased him easily and jumped him barehanded,he was still very much alive,but did not count towards catch a courrier. So NO HORSERIDING!
#6smithte1994Posted 11/12/2012 5:09:32 PM
How do you know it's a courier
#7Junta_JastPosted 11/12/2012 5:25:54 PM
smithte1994 posted...
How do you know it's a courier


Symbol on the map and above his head. If you don't know what it looks like check the legend in the map screen.
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#8smithte1994Posted 11/12/2012 5:31:57 PM
Ok that's who I thought they we're, I've token down a lot of them so I'm I suppose to kill them or just tackle them.
#9SomajanPosted 11/12/2012 8:30:30 PM
weirdjake52 posted...
there's a lot of topics earlier about this one but it seems like faffing about is the only way to spawn him


Hence the name faffing about creed.
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#10MoooglemanPosted 11/12/2012 9:53:12 PM
Tackle killing doesn't count.