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Castlevania HoD - I'm interested in this!

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Walt wrote: »
    I really like this game, but I despise the general community. It's impossible to get a game going, really. I have yet to beat level 5 because people either bail before we finish or want to do hard mode (which I can't get to yet). I mean, I get it... but if anyone here wants to help me get there, I'd appreciate it. I play Johnathon, which is tough in itself...

    You can hit me up later tonight (9:00 PM EST) and I can help you through normal and hard, my XBL tag is Top Hat Panda.

    Thanks. I'll start randomly sending out invites here. XBL tag is pittfurg

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Thats why I have so many.

    Thinking about doing some Chpt 5 Hard runs tonight if ayone else had the same idea. I can only get 2 of the 3 purple chests, and I really want my second Yast. Plus I need to kill a boss by.... the merge move. (Stupid morning brain)

    And if anyone feels like getting infected so I can kill you for an achievement, that would be dandy.

    I'd really like to get those two achievements as well.

  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    SteevL wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Thats why I have so many.

    Thinking about doing some Chpt 5 Hard runs tonight if ayone else had the same idea. I can only get 2 of the 3 purple chests, and I really want my second Yast. Plus I need to kill a boss by.... the merge move. (Stupid morning brain)

    And if anyone feels like getting infected so I can kill you for an achievement, that would be dandy.

    I'd really like to get those two achievements as well.

    You want to try tonight?
    I really like this game, but I despise the general community. It's impossible to get a game going, really. I have yet to beat level 5 because people either bail before we finish or want to do hard mode (which I can't get to yet). I mean, I get it... but if anyone here wants to help me get there, I'd appreciate it. I play Johnathon, which is tough in itself...

    Add KAYLE SOLO and send an invite if you see me on. I can guarantee help through everything excpet Hard Drac. He still has a bad habbit of beating me down.

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  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'll be around the same time as Walt if you need help getting through the normals. GT in sig.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Played this a bunch over the weekend. Finally went online, which was *kind of* fun, I guess? After a bunch of not finding teams, I set the thing to "custom match" (aka local match - why call it custom when you can only change one setting?) and it found a team right away. But they were really geared people who I think wanted to run Drac Hard over and over. We ran through all the chapters on hard (I think I was holding everyone back since I was only up to chapter 1 hard), but I think they were talking about me and the other guy playing Charlotte. I don't know, because I couldn't freaking hear the damn voice chat over the loud music and there seems to be no way to turn them up. But I heard things along the lines of "not wanting to be a jerk and kick them" and "Shanoa screwed up" (seriously, if you don't want to go into the boss room, don't stand in front of the mirror!). But, we did get to Dracula and killed him a few times, so I got a bunch of awesome gear. So that's nice I guess. Even though Charlotte and I didn't have crazy run shoes and never made it to his room until they were already on phase 2 -_- I really need to at least get some Mercury Shoes...

    Also, screw you game for making Shanoa's weapons such a crappy drop rate. I'm sick of farming Chapter 4 & 5 and not having anything drop (I've gotten *one* of the stone fist things, that's it).

    Decided to play some Charlotte too since I could gear her with all the stuff I've been collecting on Shanoa :D Tried Soma too but I had no weapons which just made it painful... he took no damage but also *did* no damage... is there a good weapon I can farm/buy for him early? I bought one of those more expensive swords, which does ok, but it's still not great.. or maybe I need to farm some better souls? In any case, Charlotte is fun. It's a little crazy how powerful she gets once you get a decent number of spells for her. Farming her spells is a pain in the ass though, ugg... I wish the success rate was higher. Don't know how many stages I ran out of time just farming spells (not that it mattered, this was normal, I don't need that many of the drops anymore, but I would have liked to kill Drac that one time... stupid Dark Inferno, that spell can go to hell).

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Thats why I have so many.

    Thinking about doing some Chpt 5 Hard runs tonight if ayone else had the same idea. I can only get 2 of the 3 purple chests, and I really want my second Yast. Plus I need to kill a boss by.... the merge move. (Stupid morning brain)

    And if anyone feels like getting infected so I can kill you for an achievement, that would be dandy.

    Concerning Ch. 5 Purple Chests:
    Spoiler:

    I won't be home to be online for the next few days, but if you try for the Poetic Justice achievement, remember that killing someone who is controlled by an Imp counts, so you don't have to go fight Dracula for it. Just go to normal Ch. 3 and go up to the top and have the person who is to be controlled put on crappy armor at the nearby Grimoire.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Lars - It's the high up one, right corner of Death. I have 0 luck jump kicking to that for some reason. I can head jump to damn nearr everything else in this game, but that one area just doesn't want me there.

    The rest I get pretty easy.

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  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Decided to play some Charlotte too since I could gear her with all the stuff I've been collecting on Shanoa :D Tried Soma too but I had no weapons which just made it painful... he took no damage but also *did* no damage... is there a good weapon I can farm/buy for him early? I bought one of those more expensive swords, which does ok, but it's still not great.. or maybe I need to farm some better souls? In any case, Charlotte is fun. It's a little crazy how powerful she gets once you get a decent number of spells for her. Farming her spells is a pain in the ass though, ugg... I wish the success rate was higher. Don't know how many stages I ran out of time just farming spells (not that it mattered, this was normal, I don't need that many of the drops anymore, but I would have liked to kill Drac that one time... stupid Dark Inferno, that spell can go to hell).

    I've had a bit of success wearing a bunch of LCK gear while farming the last bit of spells I need. At least farming Dark Inferno/Hellfire isn't like farming Heal.

    Death is being a stingy with his robes. That bullshit still hasn't dropped, but I've seen countless Yats so far.

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  • gjaustingjaustin Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I bought this over the weekend and I'm enjoying it.

    I'm also having trouble deciding who I want to play. I keep changing my mind between Soma (I love the Handgun), Johnathan (Subweapons!) and Shanoa (Magnes is fun).

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    BTW, anyone have recommendations on what spells to use for Charlotte? Right now I'm using Heal, Deathscythe, Acidic Bubbles and Fire Blast (I think that's the name, the one that comes from the fire demons). Are Dracula's spells any good? Or are there any other good ones I should be using?

    And yeah, Heal was a bitch to level. I found an ok video on youtube that gave a decent way to do it though. Also I found they tend to heal twice in a row if you attack them during the first heal (not always, but at least 50% of the time) which helped. I still need to finish leveling Deathscythe, but at least that one is pretty easy since Death fly around laughing and shooting at you about 30 seconds into the level.

    Also, anyone have any tricks for farming Dark Inferno? I swear I keep getting hit by those damn things - it doesn't actually block them like every other spell :(

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  • aBlankaBlank Registered User
    edited August 2010
    working backwards: Duck and absorb, jump the 2nd, duck and absorb the 3rd, jump the 4th. You can actually jump and shield the 2/4 ones but the timing can be a bit tricky. I usually only attempt to absorb 1, 2, and 4 (jump over it turn around and shield on the way down).

    As far as spells to use: I use Heal (helpful when learning stages or just running past shit), acidic bubbles (for multi-hitting purposes like stage 2 boss or giant armor knights), phase beam (or whatever it's called from the green zombies... being able to shoot and move at same time = win), and energy flow (from the witches). Energy flow deals a lot of damage to a single target and it homes. You can cheese a lot of shit with it.

    Deathscythe is way too expensive to use so I dropped it. Fire blast is alright replacement for fireball, but is (IMO) inferior to the phase beam that can hit 2-3 times and move while casting. Range sucks but there aren't many situations where you need a long range attack like that (and energy flow covers it).

  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    When he casts them, duck the first one and hit your shield, jump over the next one and repeat step one. You don't grab them all but you don't take any damage.

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  • WaltWalt Waller Arcane Enchanted Frozen ElectrifiedRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    aBlank wrote: »
    working backwards: Duck and absorb, jump the 2nd, duck and absorb the 3rd, jump the 4th. You can actually jump and shield the 2/4 ones but the timing can be a bit tricky. I usually only attempt to absorb 1, 2, and 4 (jump over it turn around and shield on the way down).

    As far as spells to use: I use Heal (helpful when learning stages or just running past shit), acidic bubbles (for multi-hitting purposes like stage 2 boss or giant armor knights), phase beam (or whatever it's called from the green zombies... being able to shoot and move at same time = win), and energy flow (from the witches). Energy flow deals a lot of damage to a single target and it homes. You can cheese a lot of shit with it.

    Deathscythe is way too expensive to use so I dropped it. Fire blast is alright replacement for fireball, but is (IMO) inferior to the phase beam that can hit 2-3 times and move while casting. Range sucks but there aren't many situations where you need a long range attack like that (and energy flow covers it).
    The flame blast (or whatever) is awesome in Chapter 3 to hit Menace in the heart from behind the gold platform. You can fire it from the same place Soma stands to shoot rockets at him. One of the rare occasions you really want the range.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Thats why I have so many.

    Thinking about doing some Chpt 5 Hard runs tonight if ayone else had the same idea. I can only get 2 of the 3 purple chests, and I really want my second Yast. Plus I need to kill a boss by.... the merge move. (Stupid morning brain)

    And if anyone feels like getting infected so I can kill you for an achievement, that would be dandy.

    I'd really like to get those two achievements as well.

    You want to try tonight?

    Sure! Not sure what time I'll be on, but probably not until 7 PM EST at the earliest.

  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Flame spells doing something like double damage against Menace. If you time it right you can backdash cancel a bunch of them and hit the heart for 250+ damage a shot.

    I typically use Piercing Beam, Heal, Deathscythe and Flame Shot. I'll switch it up depending on the boss but it's usually that setup.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    SteevL wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Thats why I have so many.

    Thinking about doing some Chpt 5 Hard runs tonight if ayone else had the same idea. I can only get 2 of the 3 purple chests, and I really want my second Yast. Plus I need to kill a boss by.... the merge move. (Stupid morning brain)

    And if anyone feels like getting infected so I can kill you for an achievement, that would be dandy.

    I'd really like to get those two achievements as well.

    You want to try tonight?

    Sure! Not sure what time I'll be on, but probably not until 7 PM EST at the earliest.

    Sounds good.

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  • ZaylenzZaylenz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Walt wrote: »
    I really like this game, but I despise the general community. It's impossible to get a game going, really. I have yet to beat level 5 because people either bail before we finish or want to do hard mode (which I can't get to yet). I mean, I get it... but if anyone here wants to help me get there, I'd appreciate it. I play Johnathon, which is tough in itself...

    You can hit me up later tonight (9:00 PM EST) and I can help you through normal and hard, my XBL tag is Top Hat Panda.

    Thanks. I'll start randomly sending out invites here. XBL tag is pittfurg

    Sign up for the metatag listed in the OP. I usually try to find people on there before I start a game.

  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah, feel free to add me to the list as well: WarlockSoL

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Yeah, feel free to add me to the list as well: WarlockSoL

    I'll send you a friend request tonight. It's always a better idea to online with people who know the score.

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Yeah, feel free to add me to the list as well: WarlockSoL

    I'll send you a friend request tonight. It's always a better idea to online with people who know the score.

    Well, then you're not going to enjoy your time with me! My Johnathon sucks!

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Yeah, feel free to add me to the list as well: WarlockSoL

    I'll send you a friend request tonight. It's always a better idea to online with people who know the score.

    Well, then you're not going to enjoy your time with me! My Johnathon sucks!

    Yeah, he takes a lot of time to level up. I started off with Jon and switched to Alucard so I could beat the hard levels easier. Getting the master ring really helps.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Yeah, feel free to add me to the list as well: WarlockSoL

    I'll send you a friend request tonight. It's always a better idea to online with people who know the score.

    Well, then you're not going to enjoy your time with me! My Johnathon sucks!

    Yeah, he takes a lot of time to level up. I started off with Jon and switched to Alucard so I could beat the hard levels easier. Getting the master ring really helps.

    I wish I had bought that after that full hard runthrough I did - I don't think I had enough but I was close. I spent it on other crap though (like a sword for soma). I really need to level Shanoa's spells some more and it goes painfully slow.

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  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It's not as bad as leveling Jonathan. 4 spells versus the 12 subweapons he gets.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I swear I make 200k easy off 3 or 4 Chapt 6 hard Runs.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    IvanIssacs wrote: »
    It's not as bad as leveling Jonathan. 4 spells versus the 12 subweapons he gets.

    And, of course, you have to find 11 of the weapons first. I finally got the kunai the other day. Levelled it up to 4 pretty quickly.

  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I gave up trying to find the rest of Jon's weapons. I'm working on maxing out Charlotte. Running CH6 Normal repeatedly doesn't seem as bad as spamming the shit out of subweapons for levels.

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  • WaltWalt Waller Arcane Enchanted Frozen ElectrifiedRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Leveling all of Jonathan's subweapons takes at least 15 hours of pure grinding in Survival mode with Astral/Mastery ring. Probably took me more like 20.

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    I swear I make 200k easy off 3 or 4 Chapt 6 hard Runs.

    Can you help me with this, too? <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I mainly get Alucard Gear/Demon mail/God Gear now. That stuff sells for a pretty penny.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    IvanIssacs wrote: »
    I gave up trying to find the rest of Jon's weapons. I'm working on maxing out Charlotte. Running CH6 Normal repeatedly doesn't seem as bad as spamming the shit out of subweapons for levels.

    I was surprised by how fast I could max her out. I mean, I played for maybe 3-4 hours with her last night (granted, this was with decent gear already) and I got many of her spells maxed already. The ones off Drac are going to be tough, but other than that it's not too hard (and thankfully Death is nice and comes to me :D). It does get frustrating though when you spend like 5-10 mins on a single enemy trying to learn a spell off them, esp. when they don't always cast it. But it's *such* a nice feeling knowing I can just kill those damn headless armor guys now :D

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I blew my wad on the mirror curisass for Jon; I didn't earn a ton of cash in my one run at Drac.

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • gjaustingjaustin Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Is farming for all the Martial Arts scrolls for Jonathan as painful as I think it might be?

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    gjaustin wrote: »
    Is farming for all the Martial Arts scrolls for Jonathan as painful as I think it might be?

    Not at all; that's the one thing I actually completed with Jonathon easily.

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • gjaustingjaustin Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    gjaustin wrote: »
    Is farming for all the Martial Arts scrolls for Jonathan as painful as I think it might be?

    Not at all; that's the one thing I actually completed with Jonathon easily.

    Then is there some trick to make them more likely to appear? Because I'm in Chapter 5 and only have the Knee one.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I blew my wad on the mirror curisass for Jon; I didn't earn a ton of cash in my one run at Drac.

    Hard run? My advice is to leave all the treasures alone until you kill every living creature axcept Drac and get that truffle. Then Profit!

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  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    What does the truffle do exactly? Someone was always running back to grab one after we killed drac last night.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    If the list in the op is correct and I didn't misread, +12 luck. Good stuff when opening chests.

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    gjaustin wrote: »
    gjaustin wrote: »
    Is farming for all the Martial Arts scrolls for Jonathan as painful as I think it might be?

    Not at all; that's the one thing I actually completed with Jonathon easily.

    Then is there some trick to make them more likely to appear? Because I'm in Chapter 5 and only have the Knee one.

    Well there's one chest in particular in chapter 4 that always seems to give me one, something like 80% of the time; I've gotten knee, roll, and uppercut from it. I can't explain without looking at a map but it's in the "pantry" area of the map...

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    If the list in the op is correct and I didn't misread, +12 luck. Good stuff when opening chests.

    Too bad Charlotte can't grab one. Thanks for not having the drop kick thing.

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  • WaltWalt Waller Arcane Enchanted Frozen ElectrifiedRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    I swear I make 200k easy off 3 or 4 Chapt 6 hard Runs.

    Can you help me with this, too? <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    I'm online now actually if you want to roll the game.

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