Steal the Artifact is so ****in' fun: and I believe I've figured out why. Like with Domination, there's absolutely no moments rest. You're either sprintin' towards the game mode's objective, sprinting away from pursuers or are constantly vigilant of where said pursuers might pop up: and where you'll run off to in that situation. Both game modes are constantly tense, StA is intense even in a n00b lobby since it only takes one missed jump or a single failed knife stun t' get killed by even a bad player. There's never a lull in the action, and I think that's why I love said modes so much.
... Also, as predicted, someone already caught onto me abusin' Castel Gandolfo's center chandelier chase breakers. The first time was unexpected since the player who got me was only lv. 25. All the prestiged players in the lobby were currently eatin' either my dust or my smoke, so I let my guard down 'n didn't jump off to the side of the otherwise predetermined path. The second time I again let my guard down in the same situation; namely 'cause I just joined another lobby and wouldn't expect anyone t' just patiently wait and see if I'd do the same thing.
What do ya know, the same low-level player who shanked me previous was waitin' there again. Joined the lobby with me by coincidence. I was mashin' to throw Smoke before I even fell in the hay bale, but hay bales are even worse in Revelations than in III, so that did nothin' but waste my Smoke... ._. T'was a salty death (which prevented me from winnin', none the less), but still made me lol regardless.
A skilled Assassin Templar must never become complacent nor predictable.