Thief 3 Funny

June 27, 2004 by Tim

It’s Sunday, so there’s not much going on. I thought I’d share a funny experience I had while playing Thief 3 last night. I’m sure this must have happened to at least some of you out there, and if you haven’t reached this mission yet, don’t worry, there are no spoilers.

So I was on a mission inside this huge mansion, right? I come across a dining room with a long table, and a blazing fireplace and a chandelier as the only sources of light in the room. There’s a guard sitting at the table, and a serving wench and a cat wandering the room. I need to get to the other side of the room.

So after pilfering everything valuable (including the jeweled goblet sitting right in front of the guard) I proceed to make my way across the room by sticking close to the walls.

I’m about halfway to the other side when suddenly the fucking cat walks right into the fireplace. With a scream of agony, the cat bursts into a little explosion of fire and blood. This freaks out the serving girl, which freaks out the guard who, now alert, comes straight at me, as if I was the one who threw the cat into the damned fire. I get caught, six other guards come running in, and that’s all she wrote. I had to load from my last save point which, with my luck, was some time ago.

It was frustrating, but pretty damned funny at the same time.

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