As I promised during (and after) my Dark Souls let's play
, I am now set to embark on a blind play through of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Flame.
This is a bit premature, because I thought the game wasn't coming out for another couple of weeks, but I figure I should get in while I can. I've put in the first hour or so, up to character creation, and then stopped, because I have a few things to ask before going further.
The goal is to remain as ignorant as possible, and to that purpose I played Dark Souls 1 completely offline, devoid of any player messages or summons. My intention was to do the same with Dark Souls 2, but I see no way to segregate my game from online without actually disconnecting from my internet. Is that really the case? I can't make an offline game?
Next, are there any mods I should be considering? I used dsfix for Dark Souls 1 to improve settings that were not available out of the box, and mainly that was some texture mods and borderless window options. Apparently Scholar already has improved graphics stuff, and runs at 60fps out of the box, but there's no borderless window option, which is a pain when I frequently tab out for screenshots and notes. Is there a mod for that, is it coming in a patch?
Anyway, place your bets. Which class, which gift? Did I kill all of the rats? How badly do I screw up my build this time?
Depending on how my schedule works out, the first actual update will be tomorrow night or on Saturday.
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