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#152 Aug 21 2016 at 12:42 PM Rating: Good
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I finally got off my *** and fought the last Lord of Cinder, and that second stage is brutal without help especially with the teleporting lock-on loss bullshit . Just have Nameless King and and Ermac left. Gonna collect every item I need for trophies first then finish and start NG+.
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Actually, the clothing is the black set you get by murdering Yuria. Only the hat is the witch set. Smiley: grin

I'm playing around with the flame witch set for the Nameless King, though I'll probably go back to the black set/hat after that.
#153 Aug 21 2016 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
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#154 Aug 22 2016 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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Finished the game. No idea who or what Ermac is, unless that's a name for Soul of Cinder(Gwyn, Chosen Undead, Bearer of the Curse, Solaire) whose joke I'm not getting.

No major trouble with the Princes, but Nameless King was brutal. By comparison, the final boss wasn't much of anything, really.

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#155 Aug 22 2016 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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Never played Mortal Kombat I take it.

http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Ermac
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#156 Aug 23 2016 at 12:40 PM Rating: Good
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Never played Mortal Kombat I take it.

http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Ermac
Which was the one where they first introduced the robot ninjas? That was the last one I played.
#157 Aug 23 2016 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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Never played Mortal Kombat I take it.

http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Ermac
Which was the one where they first introduced the robot ninjas? That was the last one I played.


Mortal Kombat 3, he was in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 though.
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#158 Aug 24 2016 at 8:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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First of the two DLC packs comes out Oct 25th, called "Ashes of Ariandel".

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#159 Aug 24 2016 at 2:58 PM Rating: Good
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That looks pretty neat. Glad I didn't wrap my game over into a NG+ yet.

Did start a new character(my Sorcerer, Corvyn). Sorcery sucks on Crystal Sage, fyi. Even after grabbing the scrolls from the swamp for some more power. Was getting frustrated to the point of considering level grinding out some points in Vigor so I could survive trading with him.

And then I remembered those OP Demon's Souls strats.
#160 Aug 25 2016 at 3:21 AM Rating: Good
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Never knew that poison lasted so long with that bird staff. Also I find it funny that there is a Magic Def shield after you fight the magic based boss.
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#161 Aug 25 2016 at 1:47 PM Rating: Good
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Never knew that poison lasted so long with that bird staff. Also I find it funny that there is a Magic Def shield after you fight the magic based boss.

You can get the dark hand before that if you want, though. That's only 2 MDef behind the Crest shield. You can also get twisted wall of light, which might be hilarious and was my plan B for that fight.
#162 Aug 26 2016 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
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It's strange how late it is before you get Soul Spear compared to when you get Chaos Fire Orb. Argh.

Oh well, I have it now, and am finally doing similar damage to my pyro.
#163 Aug 26 2016 at 5:55 PM Rating: Good
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It's strange how late it is before you get Soul Spear compared to when you get Chaos Fire Orb. Argh.

Oh well, I have it now, and am finally doing similar damage to my pyro.


Just wait till you get Chaos Bed Vestiges.
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#164 Aug 26 2016 at 11:21 PM Rating: Good
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I had that one. I found CFO to be more effective most of the time.
#165 Aug 30 2016 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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So my roommate is doing his first(well, second, he gave up on the first pretty early) run-through, in which he has decided that he's getting his Vigor up to 99 before he does anything else, now that he has the stats to wield a Raw Astora Sword.

To make things hilarious, he had missed 3 bone shards, so he was in the Catacombs with his flasks taking 6-7 to heal from low to full. Smiley: laugh
#166 Aug 30 2016 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
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No! You smack him and tell him No! Vigor caps at 60, 99 is a waste of levels in NG.
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#167 Sep 01 2016 at 8:22 AM Rating: Good
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I tried. He isn't having it. I tried convincing him to at least go Vit for a while to get the static defense increases(and get him out of fat rolling while wearing Havel's ring), but not even that would fly.

And honestly, Vigor Softcaps at 26 and 40(after 26, HP goes up slower, but you start getting heavy increases to frostbite resist til 40; 27 gets you a round 1k hp, iirc). But it's his character to ***** up. Not my place to say much.

Speaking of things that are making me lose faith in humanity...anyone here ever try sunbroing Yhorm? I did six runs yesterday. In four of them, it was at least three of us, and I was the only one with a Storm Ruler. In one, only me and the other sunbro had one. The other, there were four of us all using them. It was kinda hilarious. Wish I'd remembered to record it.

Also, I'm thinking of rolling my next character as something of a tribute to Shalltear Bloodfallen, the Bloody Valkyrie of Nazarick. Thinking something like 27vig, 24att, 30end, 15vit, 18str/dex, 15 int/fth, 40lck. Then I'd wield Hollow Warden Twinblades and use either Carthus Rouge(PvP or bosses) or Blessed Weapon, both pontiff eye rings, fire witch's set(diff helm). Situationally: Power within, regeneration, tears of denial and hidden body. Apparently with the twinblades and the rouge, you proc bleed ridiculously quickly. Think it would be interesting for bosses, and might even do some invading.
#168 Sep 01 2016 at 9:49 AM Rating: Good
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Shalltear's weapon was a lance, wasn't it? It's too bad the Executioner's Chariot Lance doesn't exist anymore, maybe you can use Arstor's Spear from the tree for the HP recovery or the Great Lance or Drang Twinspears for Bleed.
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#169 Sep 01 2016 at 5:07 PM Rating: Good
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Arstors is an interesting thought. But I want to make things bleed like she did in the earlier arc. And I'm adoring the speed of the bleed proc on that weapon with the rouge. Smiley: grin

It'll be a loose homage.

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#170 Sep 02 2016 at 3:46 PM Rating: Good
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Playthroughs 2/3 done. Finally got the hang of miracles. Apparently they don't want you ranging anything. Right on something's *** and use the talisman L2. Sorcerer had no trouble with last two bosses, though I got lazy and Hidden Bodied past the non-boss wyvern.

Starting my blood build tonight.
#171 Sep 05 2016 at 2:22 PM Rating: Good
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Blood build is hilarious in PvP. You can actually tell the moment when the opponent craps their pants. It usually happens right after they eat just one combo and bleed and are suddenly below half health.

It's unfortunate that I suck at PvP. Still, moderate success. Working on getting Anri's sword for PvE stuff, as these **** sword hit like wet noodles against anything unbleedable. Was doing about 1k damage against Pontiff with every single L2/R2/L1 combo, which was always followed by backing out to regain stamina.

Considering doing a Quality Astora Greatsword build themed after the holy dragon knight "Touch Me" and playing as a Blue Sentinel/Darkmoon next.
#172 Sep 05 2016 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
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If you want to get practice in and earn covenant items at the same time I'm down for it.
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#173 Sep 06 2016 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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If you see me on some morning or in the wee hours, hit me up. I'm down.

Also, I'm thinking I'm gonna plat this game, making it my third Plat. Probably use my pyromancer since I've been thinking of finding an excuse to use the Crystal Chime to give her some sick versatility against bosses where Magic or Lightning are better than Fire and Dark. Looking at the requirements, it's really not like it'd be hard. Just need to make it to NG++ and farm up a couple covenants.
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Semi-related: Lords of the Fallen is free for PS+ members this month on the PS4.
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#175 Sep 06 2016 at 10:11 PM Rating: Good
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Semi-related: Lords of the Fallen is free for PS+ members this month on the PS4.


I know some souls fans hated it but I actually enjoyed it enough to play twice. Some builds work ridiculously better than others such as 2 handed weapon jump attacking but once you get over the speed differences the combat system is not too bad. It can be frustrating in places but you can get some strong weapons early if you know the trick and that helps smooth out what is otherwise a somewhat uneven difficulty curve.

*In other news I am playing Fall Out 4 again (500+ hours now) since Nuka World DLC came out.I should stop buying new games for a while I am just replaying the stuff I like over and over these days while my library collects dust.


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#176 Sep 10 2016 at 8:01 PM Rating: Good
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Today we learned that you can boost covenant items for Fingers, Purps and Sunbros. Everything else you have to either farm or get the old fashioned way.

Farmed up about half of my Wolf Grass. Not too bad a farm. Dreading farming ears.
#177 Sep 11 2016 at 6:32 AM Rating: Good
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The run from the Farron Perimeter Bonfire to the Abyss Watchers is the easiest farm point in the game. Step out enough that the Darkwraiths activate their path, and then follow the right wall to get the others. Once you get tot the doorway just kill the surviving DWs.

Ears you farm the two knights at the Anor Londo bonfire, don't bother with the third red-eye knight as it's not worth the effort. Use the souls you earn to max out your Rusted Coin stock. Dregs you can get from Aldritch's bonfire, you only need 10 for the spell so it goes faster than the rest. Mound-makers is the really annoying one because you have to deal with the Skeleton Boulder right next to the bonfire.
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#178 Sep 11 2016 at 6:40 AM Rating: Good
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Everything I've heard about ears is that they seem to have a lower drop rate than the rest. Also, faster farming for grasses is to repeatedly kill the three Ghrus either next to the Farron Perimeter or Keep Ruins bonfires, though the latter has the risk of one of the three falling off the bridge. Though the circuit out there is great if you also need tongues. I'm twenty in so far.

Be out of town for a day or so, then the grind continues.
#179 Sep 17 2016 at 2:00 PM Rating: Good
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Perhaps halfway through NG+. Three miracles and one sorcery to go. More farming ahead of me.
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There is a Dark Souls III PS4 theme available for free in the PSN Store.
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#181 Sep 20 2016 at 6:53 PM Rating: Good
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There is a Dark Souls III PS4 theme available for free in the PSN Store.



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You are not able to purchase this product for the following reason(s):

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#182 Sep 20 2016 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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Well nevermind then. Smiley: bah
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#183 Sep 22 2016 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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The buddy who I'm more or less borrowing the game from has the season pass, so score! And speaking of scores: Plat GET.
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So that puts me at three plats. DS1, DS3 and DA2. Because I'm apparently a masochist.

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#184 Sep 22 2016 at 6:05 PM Rating: Good
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Gratz! I still have to finish farming, beat King Ermac the Nameless, and do my +1 and +2 ring runs.
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#185 Oct 24 2016 at 7:20 PM Rating: Good
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Friendly reminder that Ashes of Ariandel goes live tomorrow.
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#186 Oct 25 2016 at 12:15 PM Rating: Good
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I couldn't work up the will to play it today. Maybe tomorrow. More likely Friday night, since we're doing a Higurashi marathon tomorrow and Thursday when my buddy comes into town.
#187 Oct 25 2016 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
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I'm digging it so far. It's purty, atmospheric and all that. When I realized it was coming out I decided to shake off the rust and start a new Dex toon from scratch, got to about level 40 ish and cleared cathedral since last week. Then I decided to mess around on my quality guy who is at the last boss but has not finished to NG+ yet to be poised for DLC. He is like 90 ish. Took him into the DLC today. So far still challenging in places, some neat encounters early where they throw to the wolves. ;) And some other interesting new beasties. I am able to just power through some stuff based on how good quality + sunlight sword +5 is so maybe level 60-70 might be more of a sweet spot for challenge. But I don't really mind being stronk, I've still died what feels like a sufficient number of times to keep it tense so, yeah digging it.

Made a winter fashion souls blend from some of the new armor and got myself a nifty new shield. Looking forward to playing some more later tonight. Also found some weapons that will work neat on my new Dex toon so after get done with this run I may sneak in early and under powered just to get a couple of them on my Dex toon and then come back after Dran castle. (which is reccomended by From at the beginning of the DLC as about right power wise)
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#188 Oct 25 2016 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
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Where is the start point for the DLC content? Do you need an item like the other games?
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#189 Oct 25 2016 at 9:18 PM Rating: Good
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Cathedral of the deep. Guy will be right next to the bonfire at the alter, He has the item. He was not there for me until I enabled the DLC on the PS4 though even though I had season pass, but that was just me forgetting that it did not auto update DLC like steam.
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#190 Jan 19 2017 at 2:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Seriously I'm calling hax on the parrying.

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Trailer for the next/final? DLC is out, called "The Ringed City". It's supposed to be out on March 28th.

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#192 Jan 23 2017 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
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Neat! Maybe that'll get me to finally get off my *** and play the other DLC too. Smiley: laugh
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Neat! Maybe that'll get me to finally get off my *** and play the other DLC too. Smiley: laugh


You should, as one of the primary story NPCs of the first DLC is the cause of the story in the second one.
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Bandai Namco just released gameplay footage of the DLC.

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I'll definitely be getting it. Biggest problem now is deciding which one of my hoard of characters to take through. I went on a binge recently and now have like 10 level 100+ characters. I've deleted level 75+ toons just to make fresh builds. My last guy who was DEX/MAGIC is pretty solid though since I can get crazy AR on crystal magic weapon and sharp infusions with 60 int 40 dex. Might use that toon first. My STR/VIT tank guy is pretty solid as well with Yhorms shield and full Millwood armor. Every time I play him I am like "Never go full Millwood" Smiley: lol

Anyway playing Horizon Zero Dawn in the mean time. It does not suck. In fact I quite like it. FarCry mixed with Witcher and some brand new things of it's own. It's not ground breaking but it just does so many little things right that it's a pretty good play. Well after you get through the WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY too long exposition and tutorial in the beginning and actually get into the meat of the game.

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There is an exclusive Dynamic Theme available for free from the JP PSN Store. Just create an account to get it.




Guide to creating a JP PSN account: http://tay.kinja.com/you-can-play-ps4s-japanese-exclusives-right-now-here-1523908351

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