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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Snake-Aes » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:26 pm

hehe ^^ None of what I said relies on level, not more than 2 to 7 level gains anyway.

(Gear is not dependent on level, save for getting the required stats to use them)
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:09 pm

The new trailer for Dark Souls II looks BAD ASS!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9oIi8a07Ac
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:11 am

So I decided to try this game out. Got to Firelink Shrine with little fuss, but now I can't get past the graveyard - I run out of pyromancy charges after the first four skeletons and my tanking skills are not good enough to kill them in melee. :(

Edit: Tried going the other way, fell off a cliff, then got killed on the way back to bloodstain. :(
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:07 pm

Navigating the ledges is much preferred to trying to hoss the graveyard right away on your first playthrough :P General tip: if an area is owning your face harder than normal, you may be in the wrong place / have missed an upgrade ember.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:16 pm

Passionario wrote:So I decided to try this game out. Got to Firelink Shrine with little fuss, but now I can't get past the graveyard - I run out of pyromancy charges after the first four skeletons and my tanking skills are not good enough to kill them in melee. :(

Edit: Tried going the other way, fell off a cliff, then got killed on the way back to bloodstain. :(



Yeah, if you're trying to go through the graveyard, take this piece of advice.

There's nothing there that you can actively accomplish, until after you've beaten 1/2 the game =]

Try a different route!

Enjoy your Dark Souls Experience =D
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:46 am

Acquiring the Drake sword and a shield with 100% physical resistance helped a lot. I still can't parry my way out of a paper bag, but I can still progress regardless (at least, for now).

Killed the gargoyles and the big glowy butterfly yesterday. I wonder where I should head next.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:50 am

Yeah, DrakeSword/100% Shield will hold you until you get to Sen's fortress. You should head to the depths or if you took master-key you can go through the Valley of the drakes and skip depths+most of blighttown.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:41 pm

In case you were confused about the story behind the game, I have a couple options for you:

1) You can rock-out to it with this bitchin' song - Tanooki Suit - Lordvessel

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2) You can watch this newly released summary (I am amazed at how good / accurate this is)

I would recommend both, for the lulz.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:08 am

Aubade wrote:You should head to the depths or if you took master-key you can go through the Valley of the drakes and skip depths+most of blighttown.

I took the tiny ring, because 'constant health regeneration' sounded like a pretty good deal. :oops:

Oh well. Just two-shotted Capra Demon, so I guess it's Depths time for me now.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:42 am

Heil wrote:2) You can watch this newly released summary (I am amazed at how good / accurate this is)

I would recommend both, for the lulz.


I just saw that this morning, couldn't stop laughing.

This one is hilarious too, and It will mentally prepare you for what will happen after you ring both bells.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5yw0wHQx9A
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:38 pm

Depths done - the first and only zone I've managed to do without a single death.

Somehow I don't think that Blighttown will be quite as accomodating...
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:24 am

Passionario wrote:Depths done - the first and only zone I've managed to do without a single death.

Somehow I don't think that Blighttown will be quite as accomodating...


When I do my speed-runs (which are crap and nowhere NEAR the record, still fun for me though.) The only 3 places I'm likely to die are Blighttown. Sen's Fortress. and Ornstein/Smough.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:42 pm

Passionario wrote:Depths done - the first and only zone I've managed to do without a single death.

Somehow I don't think that Blighttown will be quite as accomodating...

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About sums it up. However, it's really not that bad the second time through.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:53 am

I'm pretty sure I've only "Done" Blighttown once. I always go around it lol
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:52 pm

I think I have a new favorite playstyle. It involves walking up directly towards enemies in my Stone Armor and hitting them on the head with a Zweihander until they stop moving.

Edit: Queelag down. Now to retrace my steps back to the sunlight.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:50 am

So, can you tell what my favorite game is?

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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Nooska » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:44 pm

hard to see without the autoresize ;)
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:31 am

What happened to the auto-resize?

Also; LOVING the game thus far. Quite a few big changes in the form of non-respawning mobs. And Summoning "levels" Being based on your total souls gained instead of the amount you've spent on levels.

At this point I've cleared about 9 zones, and I don't think I'm even halfway through the game =O This game is MASSIVE and I'm really excited to see what the speedrunning community can come up with in a few months =]
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:19 am

Many years ago, I used to play (casually & badly) Soul Calibur 2. My favorite character was Nightmare and my favorite "tactic" was spamming Rook Splitter. It was a very simple move to execute: just tilt the stick toward the opponent and press B to execute a massive overhead swing with a huge demonic greatword, interrupting most enemy attacks, knocking them into the ground and setting them up for another smash. Not that I needed many - just a few Rook Splitters were enough to defeat any opponent.

Basically, what I'm trying to say here is that Zweihander's 2HR2 is exactly like that.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:06 am

Passionario wrote:Many years ago, I used to play (casually & badly) Soul Calibur 2. My favorite character was Nightmare and my favorite "tactic" was spamming Rook Splitter. It was a very simple move to execute: just tilt the stick toward the opponent and press B to execute a massive overhead swing with a huge demonic greatword, interrupting most enemy attacks, knocking them into the ground and setting them up for another smash. Not that I needed many - just a few Rook Splitters were enough to defeat any opponent.

Basically, what I'm trying to say here is that Zweihander's 2HR2 is exactly like that.


I was doing that with my Drangliec Sword for quite awhile, so much poise break that after 2 hits, I'd stunlock any enemy. Then I met the Ironclad Soldiers in Iron Keep.....And I cried....And I cried....=[
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:42 am

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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Aubade » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:24 am

So I picked up a Zweihander at your suggestion, leveled it to +10....Holy crap. So much damage.


Such damage.

wow. much swinging

wow.

such poise reduction

wow.

such 1HR2.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:06 am

Reinstalled the game after a year-long break and finally had my first encounter with the fabled Welcome Archers.

...looks like this will take awhile.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Passionario » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:21 pm

Reached the Bed of Chaos. I take back everything bad I said about the Welcome Archers.
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Re: DARK SOULS

Postby Heil » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:30 pm

glad you enjoyed them!
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