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One [Elden] Ring to Rule Them All

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    ghosts are fake

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    ghosts are government paid crisis actors

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    ghosts are government paid crisis actors
    Zoinks

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    I'm a ghost and I won't stand for this kind of libel

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    This game could use a journal or database of ashes of war you've got and where they currently are.

    Quote possibly I sold the sword I put seppuku on and going through all my shields to see where I last left Shield Crash is getting old as hell

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    sounds like ya'll are having some

    ghost problems

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    And that's credits. 157 hours. Lorge game! One banged the final set of bosses because Mimic Tear just never dies and I could L1 them to death while powerstancing. last fight:
    Elden Beast's things where it just constantly runs away is a really annoying design, the fight's not hard it just takes f o r e v e r because you can only get damage on the boss like 25% of the time.

    I'll probably just head right into NG+ and try a no summon run. I'm not finding pvp as engaging as I did in DS3, in large part because the latency feels much more consistently bad.

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  • VanguardVanguard But now the dream is over. And the insect is awake.Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    I NG+ but realized I wanted to try it from scratch knowing all that I do

    Probably going to beat it in about 60 hours, about 1/3 of that first run

    Doing no spells this go

  • DysDys Registered User regular
    edited May 16
    I'm at Farum Azula now, and I am kind of psyched for NG+.

    Mostly because my build has gone from longsword/shield to greatsword/shield to powerstancing greatswords, now that I can take hits and am better at dodging.

    If I am smashing my way through things this quickly in the late game, I can't wait to bring an established build into the early game areas. Very much going to be a revenge run.

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  • VanguardVanguard But now the dream is over. And the insect is awake.Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Dys wrote: »
    I'm at Farum Azula now, and I am kind of psyched for NG+.

    Mostly because my build has gone from longsword/shield to greatsword/shield to powerstancing greatswords, now that I can take hits and am better at dodging.

    If I am smashing my way through things this quickly in the late game, I can't wait to bring an established build into the early game areas. Very much going to be a revenge run.

    Margit and Godrick are particularly fun to kill in like 4 hits

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Dys wrote: »
    I'm at Farum Azula now, and I am kind of psyched for NG+.

    Mostly because my build has gone from longsword/shield to greatsword/shield to powerstancing greatswords, now that I can take hits and am better at dodging.

    If I am smashing my way through things this quickly in the late game, I can't wait to bring an established build into the early game areas. Very much going to be a revenge run.

    Yeah assuming I do finish this game, my next run I will be rocking whatever is the considered the highest tier build path for revenge myself.

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    I kinda wonder if there was some sort of mistake with the Veteran’s Armor stats.

    The armor and poise values seem way high considering the lower weight. Like, identical weight and near identical stats to tree sentinel, but poise equal to the far, far heavier Lionel’s set.

    I may have overspent on endurance a little, might pop a tear to squeeze out a few more points of str.

    (Note my build is always, always super huge armor and super huge swords maximum strength maximum endurance maximum vigor huge huge huge huge. It is the most fun.)

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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited May 16
    Completion times can be much faster on subsequent runs even starting from scratch just due to knowledge of everything. Even when going from a weapon considered overpowered to a dumb idea (I've not seen anyone say power stance Scythes are op at least) I had. First run I beat the final boss first try. Second run was 10-15 tries or I would have finished a bit sooner. On run 2 I did skip Fia and the little jar's quests, but did Tanith and Rya that I didn't do the first time. The rest was the same.

    First run:
    Int/Dex
    Moonviel + Cold Uchigatana
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    Second run new character:
    Fai/Str
    Halo Scythe + Winged Scythe
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    Third run (again from scratch) I'm about to go into Lyndell at level 52 and just shy of 12 hours with dollar store Darth Maul (Arc/Dex, plain twinblade, but just got godskin peeler and need to decide if I want to power stance instead of 2hand). Haven't done any of Ranni, Radahn, or Lava Manor so I may go back if Lyndell proves to be a bit much at that level. Also completely skipped Weeping peninsula as it's still a grey fog on my map.

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  • Alistair HuttonAlistair Hutton Dr EdinburghRegistered User regular
    edited May 16
    Yeah, most of NG+ is UNBELIEVABLY EASY.

    It is like a power fantasy made real. NG+ start to killing Margit in approximately 7 minutes.

    I started NG+ at about level 117 and steamrollered one-shot everything in my path up to Maliketh. He was still a bag of dicks.

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  • SeolSeol Registered User regular
    i'm on ng+2, dual wielding giantcrushers, around level 240, and just ploughing through everything. maliketh took me two tries, but in one evening i ran through stormveil, leyndell, fire giant and crumbling farum azula in like two hours.

    it's hilarious and cathartic

  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    140 hours later and I'm the Elden Lord.

    First From Soft game I've beaten since Dark Souls 1. That was excellent.

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  • pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited May 18
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    Narbus wrote: »
    No, you summon the formerly living. When Ranni gives you the bell, she says:

    Ah. As I had hoped.
    I was entrusted this, for thee.
    By Torrent's former master.
    'Tis a bell for calling forth spirits.
    Summon them with it, from ash unreturned to the Erdtree.
    The spirits will obey thine command but briefly, as they recall battles past.
    Now it is thine. To do with as thou wishest.
    No.
    The archer you talk to to get the half of the medallion and has a quest line that ends in the mountains is alive. Explicitly.

    The jellyfish you get at the start is also alive, as you can set it free to hang out with its sibling.
    jellyfish are ghosts

    your other example is also dead. explicitly.
    I did not know the former, where do they mention the latter?
    Roderika mentions it sort of offhandedly when you run into her in Limgrave.
    Not the jellyfish, I mean about the unalive person.
    the part where you pick her ashes up from her dead body
    I don't remember that being how it went at all. She just wisped away and was still there. [snip]
    I am visiting my parents and cannot check for myself, but in the ash description, it says, "A rare case of one who chose to become a spirit voluntarily."

    Latenna
    is real and is my friend, and doesn't leave a dead body
    next to her very dead wolf companion's body
    , but dissolves into blue sparklies, wisping away. Every appearance thereafter (e: well, as far as I've played) is blue-white, ethereal ghosty form. So you're both wrong shut up jeeze

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    This is probably nothing but I was looking at the map, so full map spoilers, but I overlaid
    Crumbling Farum over the Erdtree and it looks like it might have been built like Leyendell, around the tree.

    It also makes sense as there's no eastern landmass when you visit the three other cardinal directions; thematically, at least.

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    Bigass magical flowerpot. Alexander would be proud.

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    This is probably nothing but I was looking at the map, so full map spoilers, but I overlaid
    Crumbling Farum over the Erdtree and it looks like it might have been built like Leyendell, around the tree.

    It also makes sense as there's no eastern landmass when you visit the three other cardinal directions; it lifted and shifted

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    Bigass magical flowerpot. Alexander would be proud.
    At one point there was a tree before there was an erdtree planted so more likely farum azula was built around the old tree.

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    edited May 19
    darunia106 wrote: »
    This is probably nothing but I was looking at the map, so full map spoilers, but I overlaid
    Crumbling Farum over the Erdtree and it looks like it might have been built like Leyendell, around the tree.

    It also makes sense as there's no eastern landmass when you visit the three other cardinal directions; it lifted and shifted

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    2ocf3lh6ngd8.jpg

    Bigass magical flowerpot. Alexander would be proud.
    At one point there was a tree before there was an erdtree planted so more likely farum azula was built around the old tree.
    I think that was a Vaati mistranslation (he's walked back from that). It's more likely whatever world tree that was present from before the age of the Erdtree was assimilated into becoming the Erdtree itself. Like a parasite taking over a host.

    Faram Azula being around the former tree works for me though, as far as speculation goes.

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  • DysDys Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    darunia106 wrote: »
    This is probably nothing but I was looking at the map, so full map spoilers, but I overlaid
    Crumbling Farum over the Erdtree and it looks like it might have been built like Leyendell, around the tree.

    It also makes sense as there's no eastern landmass when you visit the three other cardinal directions; it lifted and shifted

    2y00rfdk13bx.jpg
    2ocf3lh6ngd8.jpg

    Bigass magical flowerpot. Alexander would be proud.
    At one point there was a tree before there was an erdtree planted so more likely farum azula was built around the old tree.
    I think that was a Vaati mistranslation (he's walked back from that). It's more likely whatever world tree that was present from before the age of the Erdtree was assimilated into becoming the Erdtree itself. Like a parasite taking over a host.

    Faram Azula being around the former tree works for me though, as far as speculation goes.
    I almost wonder if this was part of a world design change. Like, if the tree was supposed to be more central in the water there with Farum Azula around it, and Leyndell originally just supposed to be looking out over the whole area.

    I could very much see the throne where Morgott is being more of a large viewing balcony, rather than the Erdtree entrance.

    MalReynolds
  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    darunia106 wrote: »
    This is probably nothing but I was looking at the map, so full map spoilers, but I overlaid
    Crumbling Farum over the Erdtree and it looks like it might have been built like Leyendell, around the tree.

    It also makes sense as there's no eastern landmass when you visit the three other cardinal directions; it lifted and shifted

    2y00rfdk13bx.jpg
    2ocf3lh6ngd8.jpg

    Bigass magical flowerpot. Alexander would be proud.
    At one point there was a tree before there was an erdtree planted so more likely farum azula was built around the old tree.
    I think that was a Vaati mistranslation (he's walked back from that). It's more likely whatever world tree that was present from before the age of the Erdtree was assimilated into becoming the Erdtree itself. Like a parasite taking over a host.

    Faram Azula being around the former tree works for me though, as far as speculation goes.
    what with all the themes of the world and all it's a lot more likely the alien plant was Grafted on to the Erdtree.

    Damn Miyazaki and his pun based mythology!

    Naphtali
  • NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    Naphtali wrote: »
    darunia106 wrote: »
    This is probably nothing but I was looking at the map, so full map spoilers, but I overlaid
    Crumbling Farum over the Erdtree and it looks like it might have been built like Leyendell, around the tree.

    It also makes sense as there's no eastern landmass when you visit the three other cardinal directions; it lifted and shifted

    2y00rfdk13bx.jpg
    2ocf3lh6ngd8.jpg

    Bigass magical flowerpot. Alexander would be proud.
    At one point there was a tree before there was an erdtree planted so more likely farum azula was built around the old tree.
    I think that was a Vaati mistranslation (he's walked back from that). It's more likely whatever world tree that was present from before the age of the Erdtree was assimilated into becoming the Erdtree itself. Like a parasite taking over a host.

    Faram Azula being around the former tree works for me though, as far as speculation goes.
    what with all the themes of the world and all it's a lot more likely the alien plant was Grafted on to the Erdtree.

    Damn Miyazaki and his pun based mythology!


    yep

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    Dys wrote: »
    Naphtali wrote: »
    darunia106 wrote: »
    This is probably nothing but I was looking at the map, so full map spoilers, but I overlaid
    Crumbling Farum over the Erdtree and it looks like it might have been built like Leyendell, around the tree.

    It also makes sense as there's no eastern landmass when you visit the three other cardinal directions; it lifted and shifted

    2y00rfdk13bx.jpg
    2ocf3lh6ngd8.jpg

    Bigass magical flowerpot. Alexander would be proud.
    At one point there was a tree before there was an erdtree planted so more likely farum azula was built around the old tree.
    I think that was a Vaati mistranslation (he's walked back from that). It's more likely whatever world tree that was present from before the age of the Erdtree was assimilated into becoming the Erdtree itself. Like a parasite taking over a host.

    Faram Azula being around the former tree works for me though, as far as speculation goes.
    I almost wonder if this was part of a world design change. Like, if the tree was supposed to be more central in the water there with Farum Azula around it, and Leyndell originally just supposed to be looking out over the whole area.

    I could very much see the throne where Morgott is being more of a large viewing balcony, rather than the Erdtree entrance.

    That's kind of where my head was at, especially with the way
    Ruin debris are everywhere, so my thinking was it used to be ground based somewhere before it was sent skyward and that caused the tide to retreat, giving us Radhans battleground, the trees growing in the lakes when all roads don't seem to lead there or at least circle elevated structures. When Farum lifted it fucked with the water elevation levels a bit.

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited May 19
    check out what i made:
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    Just need to pick up some light brown paints.
    let me know if you want an STL

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  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Is there any lore for what the deal is with warrior jars other than some sort of amalgamation of bodyparts that also consumes dead warriors to persist?

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    Is there any lore for what the deal is with warrior jars other than some sort of amalgamation of bodyparts that also consumes dead warriors to persist?

    If they're all warrior types then their natural predator seems to be to Erdtree Avatars since there's always huge clusters of jars around them. Maybe something to do with that? No actual lore, just conjecture

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    The lore is mostly environmental and what alexander and the kid in jarburg tell you. Inanimate jars appear around minor erdtrees a lot, whatever that implies.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    Is there any lore for what the deal is with warrior jars other than some sort of amalgamation of bodyparts that also consumes dead warriors to persist?

    Go to Jartown

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    So from what i gathered Jars were created to be the Fertilisers for the Erdtrees. They go around the world, gather up bodies and when they're full they go to the nearest Erdtree and dump their contents which leaves them lifeless.
    Except for Alexander who chose the way of the fist instead.

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Larger Erdtree is for souls, minor Erdtree for goops.

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    "Readers who prefer tension and romance, Maledictions: The Offering, delivers... As serious YA fiction, I’ll give it five stars out of five. As a novel? Four and a half." - Liz Ellor
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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Jars seem to get their personality based on whats inside the jar.

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    Larger Erdtree is for souls, minor Erdtree for goops.

    Also I think people basically Erdtree seeds(at least those with Grace). Would explain why there's a little golden sapling that grows everywhere you died.

  • mrpakumrpaku MichiganRegistered User regular
    I think with the way they're literally created out of "convergence" of parts that the Jars might've been something that originated during the time of the original Erdtree, and is another case of the Greater Will subtly perverting the original order of things in the Lands Between to serve itself

  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    Larger Erdtree is for souls, minor Erdtree for goops.

    Also I think people basically Erdtree seeds(at least those with Grace). Would explain why there's a little golden sapling that grows everywhere you died.

    The golden seeds are the seeds of the erdtree

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    edited May 20
    I really, really think the level design of Liurnia supports the idea that
    Crumbling Farm Azula, pre crumbling used to be ground based and that its departure caused the water levels to drop massively.

    The bridge to the academy ESPECIALLY highlights that. There's no need for a school that high up on an island, the stairs to access it are new architecture.

    And Azula links up with one of the spires of Leyendell with a tiny rotation.

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    Everything around the Erdtree itself is cratershaped but I don't think it's because it fell there, I think it's because it uprooted a rebellious part and shoved it away, and then waged war with everything it couldn't handle itself by proxy

    I tried finding if anyone else had noticed this online and didn't but I don't think it's insubstantial. At least the water portion of it.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    CFA?

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    edited May 20
    CFA?

    Crumbling Farum. Sorry. I picked the literal worst acronym, gonna fix that rq.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    CFA?

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