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#1 Mar 18 2016 at 3:54 PM Rating: Good
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Let's get the hype train in full swing! Yeah, baby!

How's this for a start? Andre is back. Or someone who looks like him with the same name who is also a Blacksmith. Shows up in the new hub zone.
#2 Mar 21 2016 at 1:04 AM Rating: Good
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So much was the cannot wait that I am playing through DS1 again for the eleventy millionth time. But this time it's on my 60" TV with steam link and that makes it a special.
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#3 Mar 21 2016 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
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So much was the cannot wait that I am playing through DS1 again for the eleventy millionth time.
Been working my way through as well. I think I saw Spoonless playing it too.
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Shojindo wrote:
So much was the cannot wait that I am playing through DS1 again for the eleventy millionth time.
Been working my way through as well. I think I saw Spoonless playing it too.


That is awesome. Smiley: nod
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#5 Mar 22 2016 at 7:26 AM Rating: Good
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I've...uhhh...been playing Digimon. Smiley: um But I'm still hype.
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Dark Souls III in English is now available on the Xbox One after buying on JP store #1
People over on the import thread started reporting it

instructions on how to buy it


Originally Posted by Lashley

I assume you don't need a VPN for JP

On xbox.com scroll to the bottom of the page, click the lower left hand corner and change it to japan, search for dark souls 3, buy it, use a JP address (Hotel etc), then turn on xbox and download it from your games ready to install section

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hopefuly someone else makes a thread but basically :

1. make a dummy account, set the region to japan (this is only if youre scared your main account may get banned)

2. buy xbox credit (yen) from microsoftstore (set region to japan, search for yen cards on the site. they will be sent to you within seconds)

3. buy the game, enter a japanese adress, i used the us embassy in tokyo

4. set your xbox region to us or uk or wherever you live

5. download the game



Second way:

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Go to: https://account.microsoft.com

Login to xbox ms account.

Under billing and payments tab at the top, select payment options.

Add a new payment option.

In the US dropdown, select Japan and check Payal.

Click next and link your paypal to your MS account.

If it asks for an address on MS page, enter US embassy address:

1-10-5 Akasaka

Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420 JAPAN

Phone: 03-3224-5000

Go to microsoft store and purchase 8000 yen.

Use paypal to purchase.

Go to xbox.com and change language to Japan at the bottom left hand side of the page.

Redeem codes from bottom of purchase email: https://account.xbox.com/ja-JP/PaymentAndBilling/RedeemCode?xr=mebarnav

Purchase on xbox.com dark souls 3 purchase page using the yen account credit.

Edit: If it asks for a credit card before being able to use credit, enter in the same address as the US embassy and your credit card info will still go through as it doesn't validate it against the billing address. Once done it should let you still purchase it. (I'm not sure if this is required as I already had the address and card populated)


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#7 Mar 23 2016 at 9:02 PM Rating: Good
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This seems bad.
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#8 Mar 24 2016 at 6:35 AM Rating: Good
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Yup, looked it up on Reddit and the forums there are having a meltdown. Apparently streamers got a copy as well and it's fully ready. With the depth of feels fans have for this series knowing you could play the game right now but they are holding it until the right quarter for profit reports is a bitter estus to swallow.

I could not resist and I did watch Oroborus stream a bit to see the PvP. It was low level but it looked fast and pokey for many hits of small damage. I am a bit concerned that I will want to jolly coo-op as a blind run noobling and someone with the game for 3 weeks will twink harass me before I really know whats what. Apparently you have to ember (humanity/effigy) to be invaded so I guess you will most likely be 2 on 1 if you summon for a boss and get invaded. But still as much as I like the PvP when I am in the mood I might be offline a bit in the early stages except to co-op for souls or stuck on a boss.

We will see, no sense twisting up my pixel panties over it now.
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Holding the Western release back is sort of a slap in the face as it was the Western market that made the Souls games as popular as they are.
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#10 Apr 11 2016 at 7:12 AM Rating: Good
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AND SO IT BEGINS!!!
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#11 Apr 11 2016 at 8:14 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike wrote:
AND SO IT BEGINS!!!

Lucky. The roommate with the PS4 is moving out tomorrow, so no DS3 for me until I save up to get my own. Then again, assuming we get our deposit back for this place, that'll be the end of May at worst.
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PC isn't able to run it?
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PC isn't able to run it?

I haven't checked, but probably not. I need an upgrade to be able to run Fallout 4, if that gives you an idea of where I am.
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Check


Right now



GOOOOOOOOOOO
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I have to spend the next month packing, cleaning and moving anyway. I'll worry about it if we don't get the deposit back. I've got enough of a backlog to tide me over until then at least.
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I've rolled several characters just to try out the weapon arts, bows, and magic. You will like the magic Pol, it feels real solid and you seem to get quite a few soul arrows out of the starting FP pool. I also liked the rapid fire bow spam weapon art, can really put down a plinking.

In the end though I'll be playing the Knight first. I'm just too much of a **** for straight swords and the moveset is perfect with the one handed heavy poke back on a standard longsword this game.

Biggest problem I am facing right now is I just finished 2 runs of Salt and Sanctuary. For some reason they decided on custom non souls controls so now my muscle memory is all wrong. I keep wasting estus flasks because that's the quick attack in Salt. Excellent game btw despite a few annoying platformy areas. I was not playing it to platform but to level up and stab/smash/fireball stuff.

Anyway back to Firelink. Hope stuff settles down for you Pol and you can get to Lothric soon. Smiley: smile
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Shojindo wrote:
Biggest problem I am facing right now is I just finished 2 runs of Salt and Sanctuary. For some reason they decided on custom non souls controls so now my muscle memory is all wrong. I keep wasting estus flasks because that's the quick attack in Salt. Excellent game btw despite a few annoying platformy areas. I was not playing it to platform but to level up and stab/smash/fireball stuff.
I keep trying to play that one, but my DS muscle memory just won't let me do well enough on it to not get frustrated. It's 2016, game designers. Customizable controls are not an option. Smiley: motz
#18 Apr 12 2016 at 12:44 PM Rating: Good
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It's coming back to me pretty quick again. I did also finish that DS1 run before SaS.

Early observations about DS3:

OMFG the screaming from Bloodborne is back. It might even be the same track. Smiley: banghead Miyazaki must have a screaming fetish.
It's purty, the first area past the starting zone is bright and reminds me of Anor Londo, so it's already less oppresive than Bloodborne. (just shut up with the screaming already)
After a pretty gravy start zone and first boss the next zone kicks your teeth in SoTFS DLC style. Gank packs, ambushes, brutal NPC's that will smash down your stamina break your shield, and proceed to stunlock 2-3 shot you without stopping. Just non stop attacks.They must have unlimited stamina. But yeah the area is not holding back on the "This is Dark Souls!" muahahah.
I found a Claymore! So I already did a bit of farming so I could one hand it.
On second boss now. Already have a shortcut dodge mob get back to boss route pretty much down. Will try it again after work.

It's glorious so far. Smiley: jester
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Beat the second boss on Knight and promptly decided to roll an Assassin. Wow, great starting character. Got Magic, got stats for bows early, and Estoc just rocks the crap out of stuff two handed. Those mobs that were breaking my shield stamina on knight are getting stunlocked alive by the Estoc, I swear it stunlocks harder than the claymore for way less stamina and weight in this game. Amazing how once you know a zone you can just run it so fast. Just blitzed the wall and already back to the second boss on Sin. Also I like the armor design muchly. Helps a bit I took the fire enchant item/gem as my burial gift and made a fire Estoc asap. :)
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I only rolled a thief and stopped at the first Bonfire last night as I didn't get home from work until 10PM. Ran into the first Crystal Lizard of the game but couldn't get it, will try again tonight.
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Edited, Apr 13th 2016 12:52pm by Shaowstrike
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In regards to lizardsThe big mean one in the tutorial zone or the little gem dropping type? I've only found 1 little guy so far on a roof in 1'st zone past firelink. I've heard it's tough to beat the starter zone boss as Thief. The good news for filthy Dex builds though is right after him you can get the (Glorious Dex weapon)Uchigatana!

I parked my knight for now after second boss. Sin is caught up and I am going to continue rocking that for now I decided. Blood sugar dex magic. Smiley: yippee

Edited, Apr 13th 2016 4:27pm by Shojindo
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You should spoiler the lizard info as well.
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Shaowstrike wrote:
You should spoiler the lizard info as well.


Noted, and done!

This is going to be hard. I am just excited about the game. Today I was doing stuff in game and then something happened. I love it when that happens. Smiley: tongue I'm trying to sort of play mostly blind right now but that wiki man and reddit, I've seen things.
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Duplicatus totalis!


Edited, Apr 13th 2016 4:35pm by Shojindo
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I've noticed three things so far:

1) Weapon durability is way better than DS 1/2

2) There are actually headshots in this game. Tested on one of the tutorial enemies, body shot with a wood arrow did 80% damage while a headshot one-shotted them.

3) The dogs have an improved version of Bloodborne's dog A.I.

Thanks for the heads up on the katana, it only cost me my boss souls. Smiley: mad
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4) Two handing the Bandit Knife and hitting L2 lets you do the Bloodborne Quickstep, while the Uchigatana does a sheathed quick draw.
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Shaowstrike wrote:
I've noticed three things so far:

1) Weapon durability is way better than DS 1/2

2) There are actually headshots in this game. Tested on one of the tutorial enemies, body shot with a wood arrow did 80% damage while a headshot one-shotted them.

3) The dogs have an improved version of Bloodborne's dog A.I.

Thanks for the heads up on the katana, it only cost me my boss souls. Smiley: mad


Rofl. Well um your supposed to go to Firelink first then cheese the Master. Because seriously you are not winning straight up he will waste you. Off with the cliff or range attack kite time. First boss gives **** for souls 1-2k?. The master gave you 2k though.There is a farm spot soon you can make it up in like 5-10 minutes so don't sweat it.

You can also stagger and get viscerals to the head of some mobs without a parry/sheild break/backstab. Which is pretty cool integration.

Other non story or content thing I learned today is that you should not go naked, I was doing that on my knight some because I had no light armor yet, so I removed helm, gloves etc. Put at least the lightest armor in every slot if you want fast roll. Armor has this new default base defense with absorption on top for heavier stuff. That's kind of why Master is early because that armor is light as **** and simulates nakedness. Roll has changed its now Under 30% fast roll. Over 70% Fat roll. Everything in between is medium roll. Some testing still being done on small adjustment to range of roll and stamina recharge rate at different spots throughout the range.

Ima talk mechanics some. And just spoiler surprise mobs bosses story and areas. Agreeable to us three who still post on DS threads? :)

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I just spoiled myself on one of the bosses by looking at the soundtrack playlist. One of the songs is called "DragonSlayer Armour" Smiley: banghead.
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#31 Apr 15 2016 at 1:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nice I usually don't read Forbes for exactly that adwall reason. But I liked this article and quite agree with it. Don't mess with art just because you don't understand or like it. Just let it be.

I think most people when they stick with it after the learning curve realize they had nothing to be afraid of in the first place.

Souls Book of Evagalista passage 05.7 Word of our Lothric: "This game will teach you about stuff. Stuff about yourself."
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It's weird to me to have two bosses literally across from each other in one area.
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Shaowstrike wrote:
It's weird to me to have two bosses literally across from each other in one area.


zomg did you kill the old lady? you monster.
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Shojindo wrote:
Shaowstrike wrote:
It's weird to me to have two bosses literally across from each other in one area.


zomg did you kill the old lady? you monster.


What?! I remembered where in Lothric the Dancer boss was from the DS3 beta so I went into the opposite end of the 3 red/1 blue knight courtyard and ran into Vordt.
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Yeah The dancer is not supposed to be fought until much later. You only fight it if you kill the lady who gives you the way of blue newbs. So there is only one boss there, the frosty doggy. Who is btw a right pain in the *** until you realize in phase 2 his mace slam hits aoe all around him and you can no longer tickle his belly during that phase. Also he sucks without enough HP. One shot. One shot. One shot. I think his message is "So you did a strategy that made you feel all like the man. Try that in phase 2 *****."

I'm pretty deep in now on my Dex toon.Like 4-5 zones later not counting the starter. Game is amazing so far. I see 400 hours in my future.

Edited, Apr 16th 2016 9:20am by Shojindo
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Glad to see that DS1 mimic and dragons are back, not that glad that the Dragon's fire is now area denial instead of straight spray.
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And for no raisin (drunk) I rolled a warrior, made him a sunbro, and co-oped the **** out of Vort and the Tree. Northen armor made the doggy, the easiest doggy evah. The ax aint half bad either.

I think also I was just procrastinating on fighting phase 2 of the Farron Watcher on my Dex toon. It's probally not even that hard sober, but I could not test that at that point. Smiley: boozing
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I'm holding off on progress till I get the 20K for that key so I can see what's behind door #2.
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What if what you find.. what if what you find is stupid **** Flanders?
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I am all that is Jolly Co-op. Also I have become a Gdam monster. Butcher Blade +4 and great shield. My AR is so **** high it hurts. I'm just hanging out killing the Abyss watchers and gdam it feel gud.
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Got the key, can't use it as the door doesn't open from the outside. Part of a quest I can't start till later. Smiley: glare
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Um, go upstairs. Exit from the right. Collect nice things. Smiley: nod
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Um, go upstairs. Exit from the right. Collect nice things. Smiley: nod

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You're talking about the main exit and the door where the katana NPC was right? Cause that's the one I was speaking of, and I cannot find any other exits in Firelink.
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Not the main exit bud. You will notice that Firelink has an internal set of stairs that leads to a balcony around the shrine. Let's say you just came into Firelink from the main entrance. Head right. There is an opening that leads to the tower on the opposite side of katana boy. You can go up there, get stuff. Also be on the look out for the roof, another small balcony and possibly a illusionary wall.
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Thanks! I must have missed it cause all I saw on the upper floors were the inscriptions on the thrones.
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No worries. I just found it because I was totally and completely lost at first. I did not realize the bonfire is the port on my first toon. So I was trying really hard to find where to go next. Smiley: blush
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Holy **** Heavy Dark Sword +3 on a strength build (36 STR now) is utterly sickdiculous. I thought the Butcher knife was dirty but this thing is just not fair to mobs. I was changing up my fashion souls for variety and realized I am missing just the legs for Lothric Knight set, so I went back to farm them. Hot knife through butter. They are not scary at all now. Revenge of the wrekt is mine!
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Dude, there is a crystal lizard behind Firelink. You need to drop onto the roof from the bridge to get to it. Also there is an Estus Shard and the Crow NPC at the top of the Shrine. And the SIlver Serpent Ring! I am so hyped I bought this key now!

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#49 Apr 18 2016 at 7:07 PM Rating: Good
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I got a Knight's Crossbow from one of the Lothric Knights near the dragon farm. It's lightning infused by default. Smiley: eek
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#50 Apr 19 2016 at 4:24 AM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike wrote:
I got a Knight's Crossbow from one of the Lothric Knights near the dragon farm. It's lightning infused by default. Smiley: eek


Sweeet. Also yeah that extra shard is pretty handy early in the game. I went for the key pretty early as well.
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#51 Apr 19 2016 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
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Guess who's back.
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