Adventures in Lordran - or tales of brave Sir Onion

PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
edited September 18 in Singularity Engine++
In the beginning, there were dragons

The dragons sat under huge trees and didn't know death because death was a weakness they didn't possess

Then there appeared fire and introduced the arrow of time and entropy into the world

The flame drew creatures to it, creatures which came from the Dark

They found souls in the fire and used those souls to challenge the dragons

Among them were Gwyn who became head honcho of a whole pantheon of gods, the Witch of Izalith who sought to bend fire to her will, and Nito, a skeleton wearing smaller skeletons

They triumphed over the dragons but somewhere along the way things went really, really wrong

It seems like fire is fading but I guess we'll do something about it?


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  • KamarKamar Registered User regular
    Continued escorting my friend through DS3. We've completely cleaned out the swamp and reached the pre-boss bonfire, which means it's time to double back and do the Cathedral (and maybe some suicidal runs in the early DLC). Now, to remember how we're supposed to move through the Cathedral to progress quests safely without it being a pain in the ass...

  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    I thought I was set on going full weeb with the Uchigatana in DS3, but I’ve discovered the Sellsword Twinblades and I’m now an unstoppable whirling blade god of death

  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    The gods created a wondrous city but they turned out to be massive dicks so they had everyone who wanted an audience go through a deadly house of traps

    They also let a highly unethical dragon do his thing

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Get Gud m I rite?

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    I just cleared the Monkeys "boss" in Sekiro on my replay. It's a weird encounter, it seems like there's so many mechanics in play but you're much more likely to just brute force it and be done than to engage with any of them. Makes me think of some of the weirder mechanics in the MGS games

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Is there any reason to hold on to the various named souls I get from beating bosses?

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited August 25
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Is there any reason to hold on to the various named souls I get from beating bosses?

    you can use them to create certain weapons, some of which are varying degrees of good to amazing, but mostly very bad

    if you don't care about any of the weapons, you can just crunch em for souls

    EDIT: oh you're in 3, I forgot

    have you encountered the rotted greatwood boss? he drops the transposing urn you give to ludland in flink shrine to trade in boss souls for weapons/spells/rings

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Is there any reason to hold on to the various named souls I get from beating bosses?

    you can use them to create certain weapons, some of which are varying degrees of good to amazing, but mostly very bad

    if you don't care about any of the weapons, you can just crunch em for souls

    EDIT: oh you're in 3, I forgot

    have you encountered the rotted greatwood boss? he drops the transposing urn you give to ludland in flink shrine to trade in boss souls for weapons/spells/rings

    Ahh, so they’re a similar deal to the umbral ash you give to the old lady?

    I haven’t encountered the greatwood boss yet, no.

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Is there any reason to hold on to the various named souls I get from beating bosses?

    you can use them to create certain weapons, some of which are varying degrees of good to amazing, but mostly very bad

    if you don't care about any of the weapons, you can just crunch em for souls

    EDIT: oh you're in 3, I forgot

    have you encountered the rotted greatwood boss? he drops the transposing urn you give to ludland in flink shrine to trade in boss souls for weapons/spells/rings

    Ahh, so they’re a similar deal to the umbral ash you give to the old lady?

    I haven’t encountered the greatwood boss yet, no.

    greatwood is optional and is near where the giant shoots enemies by the white tree, real early on

  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Daypigeon wrote: »

    I understand this! I was just there!

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    goddammit, you assholes

    I bought Dark Souls Remastered on PS4 because of you nerds

    during this extended quarantine I could read books or learn an instrument or better myself in any way

    but nope! time to play through the dumb hard skeleton game again!!!

    PRAISE THE SUN!!!!!!!!

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Started another DS1 replay. I actually still hadn't really used the Zweihander, so I'm doing that. Fun weapon, making pancakes. I've used the claymore a bit previously. I think I liked that a bit better, that little extra speed really made a difference for me. Probably gonna switch to the BK greatsword once I get my strength high enough; I've never used the black knight weapons either. Might mess around with some of the fuckoff huge hammers or clubs when I get them too, that's another weapon category I've never touched.

    Resumed my DS2 ng+ run as well. Back when I started this run, I respecced into a hex build from my ng quality build. Anyone have thoughts on fun spells to use in DS2? I went from having no spells to having all the spells, so I could probably use some help finding my footing.

  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Dealing with the new posts bug is the real Dark Souls

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    The gods created a wondrous city but they turned out to be massive dicks so they had everyone who wanted an audience go through a deadly house of traps

    They also let a highly unethical dragon do his thing

    Turns out the dragons were dicks even before the gods and they bullied this one dragon without scales so much that he made a deal with the gods to get all the other dragons hyper murdered so they could take over the age with fire

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    UPDATE
    I've got the Lordvessel

    -Ornstein and Smough were strong but not outlandishly so. at one point I was one attack away from beating them on my first attempt, but ultimately it took...3 tries, I think, or 4.

    -Anor Londo is a neat place, design-wise. People often talk about how good this game looks but I think virtually every area up to this point is an ugly, muddy mess, or so dark that what it looks like doesn't matter (lookin' at you, Sen's Fortress). Anor Londo is like...style by scale. It's a neat execution of decay, with these buildings that are generally in pretty good shape, but they're huge and empty and everything's dead quiet. The implication is that there used to be a ton of people around here. Super well-executed idea, imo. This does mean you spend a lot of time running your tiny ass around, which sucks.

    -Fuck all these silver knights. Especially those two. You know the ones.

    -Merked Lautrec. Get some fire defense, nerd.

    -Frampt, buddy. Is this really the most efficient way to take me somewhere?

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    vore is the high speed transit system of tomorrow

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    vore is the high speed transit system of tomorrow

    In one end and out the other, can't get simpler than that

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    UPDATE
    I've got the Lordvessel

    -Ornstein and Smough were strong but not outlandishly so. at one point I was one attack away from beating them on my first attempt, but ultimately it took...3 tries, I think, or 4.

    -Anor Londo is a neat place, design-wise. People often talk about how good this game looks but I think virtually every area up to this point is an ugly, muddy mess, or so dark that what it looks like doesn't matter (lookin' at you, Sen's Fortress). Anor Londo is like...style by scale. It's a neat execution of decay, with these buildings that are generally in pretty good shape, but they're huge and empty and everything's dead quiet. The implication is that there used to be a ton of people around here. Super well-executed idea, imo. This does mean you spend a lot of time running your tiny ass around, which sucks.

    -Fuck all these silver knights. Especially those two. You know the ones.

    -Merked Lautrec. Get some fire defense, nerd.

    -Frampt, buddy. Is this really the most efficient way to take me somewhere?
    Dang, 4 runs is really good against Biggie and Smalls. Nice job.

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  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    Among them were Gwyn who became head honcho of a whole pantheon of gods, the Witch of Izalith who sought to bend fire to her will, and Nito, a skeleton wearing smaller skeletons

    You missed someone, but easily done I suppose.

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    I think this is only a spoiler for Brovid at this point.
    Gargoyles can still mess me up. They're a pretty annoying boss for me because my strat is still just DPS the first gargoyle down as fast as I can as soon as it hits the health threshold to bring the second one into the fight. The second one getting into the fray before I can do that usually means I've lost the fight.
    Some of my difficulty was just never having fought them with a weapon nearly as slow as the zweihander. Lots of whiffs, lots of getting staggered out of my attacks. But, eventually I cottoned onto the fact that I could stagger the boss with a single RT, and that was all I needed. That was definitely peak zweihander so far; staggering a boss in a single hit.

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Does DS3 have a way to respec your character at all? I'm starting to think my playstyle doesn't really suit an assassin build so much as a nimble fighter type, so I'd like to tweak that if I can.

  • Dee KaeDee Kae Registered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Does DS3 have a way to respec your character at all? I'm starting to think my playstyle doesn't really suit an assassin build so much as a nimble fighter type, so I'd like to tweak that if I can.

    Yeah but it's a bit far in, in Rosaria's Bed Chambers in the Cathedral of the Deep. Gotta use a Pale Tongue to do so though.

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    The gods created a wondrous city but they turned out to be massive dicks so they had everyone who wanted an audience go through a deadly house of traps

    They also let a highly unethical dragon do his thing

    "Uh, your majesty, one of your vassals is conducting unholy experiments on humans and turning them into nightmarish hellbeasts, should we not do something?"
    "He's a dragon."
    "Very good, m'lord."


    Also, obligatory.


    Strength. Dexterity. Stamina.
    Everything you need.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    I really should replay this one of these days. I only played through DS1 & DS2 once, but that was after playing through Bloodborne and DS3 like a dozen times each, easy.

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  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    goddammit, you assholes

    I bought Dark Souls Remastered on PS4 because of you nerds

    during this extended quarantine I could read books or learn an instrument or better myself in any way

    but nope! time to play through the dumb hard skeleton game again!!!

    PRAISE THE SUN!!!!!!!!

    The best build in DS1 is to put enough points in strength where you can single hand wield Zeihander, always put on the heaviest armor and get tower shields, and just smush everything in your way. It doesn't take a ton of time to get the stats for it, and then you wear the ring that halves your weight carry or whatever and you can even fast roll.

    It rulllles

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »

    One of us!

    One of us!

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    I was today years old when I found out vagrants existed.

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  • KamarKamar Registered User regular
    edited August 25
    After so many attempts I have dealing with archers and the ledge guard down to a science. I run the same exact route every time, walk up to him (rolling along the ledge without locking on if he does one last arrow shot) and parry+riposte him off the edge.

    As an aside, if you're only going to learn to parry one thing in Dark Souls, learn to parry Black and Silver Knights. They're hands down the easiest enemies in the game to parry and it turns them from major threats to easy souls.

    ...if you can reliably parry them, btw, you also have the skills to reliably parry Havel's super telegraphed attacks and drop him with, like, an unupgraded reinforced club (you'll proc bleed eventually) first thing in the game. Though you'll instantly die if you mess up.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I forgot that you actually need the Master Key to get to Havel, considering how frequently new players used to talk about getting smashed by him

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    edited August 25
    i've been playing bloodborne and i've been stuck on the orphan of kos for like a week now

    that fucker is hard!!!!

    i'm getting more consistent about beating his first phase but once he changes his movest he's just a nightmare

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Is that the alien one where hitboxes are basically a suggestion? Fuck that guy

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    there's a not-so-hidden secret of bloodborne where you become arbitrarily more tanky for every level you gain, no matter how you spend your skill point

    come back with 3 more levels and you'll find you mysteriously survive his attacks more easily now, even if you put the points into arcane or something

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    I forgot that you actually need the Master Key to get to Havel, considering how frequently new players used to talk about getting smashed by him

    You do not, one of the directions you can approach him from is unlocked. Can't remember which one but I assume the darkroot side.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    yeah you can get to him from darkroot basin early and easily

    I only found him after getting the lordvessel though so he went down like a chump

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    I forgot that you actually need the Master Key to get to Havel, considering how frequently new players used to talk about getting smashed by him

    You do not, one of the directions you can approach him from is unlocked. Can't remember which one but I assume the darkroot side.
    You still need a key for the Darkroot side. I can never remember where you get it.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    i've been playing bloodborne and i've been stuck on the orphan of kos for like a week now

    that fucker is hard!!!!

    i'm getting more consistent about beating his first phase but once he changes his movest he's just a nightmare

    The trick to that bastard is watching for his tells. You'll get them after a LOT of practice, and then you'll know when it's safe to go in and when not to. He has one swinging attack that you can easily get in during. Watch videos of people who took him out, it helps.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I watched the bloodborne sgdq speedrun yesterday

    I am intrigued but it needs to come out for PC

    that game has a real neat vibe

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    For those that are yet to play Bloodborne this is all you need to know.

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    Anato Finnstark’s ArtStation page is a real trip to browse. So many great pieces there.

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