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#127 Aug 10 2016 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
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Honestly I usually like to solo and learn the bosses for the first time through, so I totally get not wanting to get boosted. I did sunbro some just for fun when I had a boss down. :)

*Frosty dog is waaaay easier to co-op. I actually did farm some souls there. I never got dancer summoned when I did it because I was to low soul level I think.

Edited, Aug 10th 2016 10:58am by Shojindo
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#128 Aug 11 2016 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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Sunbroing is just the best, isn't it? Smiley: grin

Anyway. Titanite Shards to level my pyro flame? 1.5/10 Worst Game EVAR! Smiley: wink

Anyway, but seriously. That's kinda annoying, but at least I've found enemies I can farm them from. Oh well. Onionbro and I downed a demon, I found the pyromancer and all is going well enough thus far. I've been saving vids of my boss fights and may upload them if I get around to it so you can all laugh at how rusty I am.
#129 Aug 11 2016 at 8:45 AM Rating: Good
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Like the other games titanite shards are stingy early on but you will be swimming in them eventually. Don't be afraid to add fire to a weapon either those drop pretty frequently later as well.

Onionbro is awesome, but man if I did not manage to bug his questline on all 3 of my play throughs... Poof onionbro is no longer where he should be because you just had to go to a place early for your build and broke the logic chain. Smiley: frown
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#130 Aug 11 2016 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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I flamed up my starter axe and then, almost immediately afterward, found the dark axe in the first zone, which is a better base axe. So that's what I'm using. I farmed shards for a bit, getting enough souls in the process to open the tower. Downed two bosses today. Uploading my boss kill for Crystal Sage is a must, so I'll be uploading all of them in a few minutes here.

As with previous entries in the series, getting fire orb is just the greatest.
#131 Aug 11 2016 at 2:26 PM Rating: Good
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I know you said no maxed out weapons, but I can give you a +10 burn hand in exchange for the one you have if you want.
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#132 Aug 11 2016 at 2:29 PM Rating: Good
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That's alright. I'm good. ******** is half the fun, right? Smiley: grin

The Youtube Vids you can skip unless you just wanna see me suck at gaming:




The boss vid you should definitely watch all the way through:
#133 Aug 12 2016 at 5:44 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
That's alright. I'm good. ******** is half the fun, right? Smiley: grin

The Youtube Vids you can skip unless you just wanna see me suck at gaming:




Definetly part of the fun for me. Shaking off the rust, laughing it off when you ***** up. Feeling your character grow and reach power breaking points.

The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
The boss vid you should definitely watch all the way through:


Classic Souls, omg getting excited I got this, stay calm don't get greedy, one more hit, YES! ooops Smiley: blush

I do like how you conserved by using throwing knives on the clones though. Sage is one of those fights that seems spank easy when it goes well, but during clone phase it can go spectacularly wrong really fast. During my sunbro time there I saw a lot of hosts die because they tried to ignore the clones and burn the main one only to get wtfoneshot by dual clone barrages from opposite sides of the map. I always take those suckers down and try to keep the fight under control even if it takes a bit longer.
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#134 Aug 12 2016 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
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Classic Souls, omg getting excited I got this, stay calm don't get greedy, one more hit, YES! ooops Smiley: blush
Hey, I got credit for the kill. Smiley: tongue


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I do like how you conserved by using throwing knives on the clones though.
That one came by accident in the previous attempt, actually. I accidentally switched to knives after using a blue kool aid in prep for the adds, took a hit, tried to use the regular flask, and hit one with a knife. Then I had an epiphany, right before my brains splatted all over the floor. Smiley: laugh
#135 Aug 15 2016 at 9:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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Started Old Hunters DLC on my uber level 109 Blades of mercy toon yesterday. Not far yet but I caught the very first hunter that jumped me with a viceral on his first attack and pwned him. Smiley: nod I was so proud.
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#136 Aug 16 2016 at 12:40 PM Rating: Good
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Noice. Love it when that kind of thing happens.

Anyway, here's some more vids. Deacons of the Deep and Abyss Watchers. Deacons was a bit hard for me. Kept dying during phase 2 to either damage or curse. So, frustrated, I went wandering around the Farron swampland looking for the two tomes I knew were in there, hoping maybe one would have something useful(also, wanted the shard I knew was in there somewhere). Well, I found something useful alright. First try using Iron Flesh, and bam, down. Abyss watchers was just easy for my playstyle, overall. Dodge back, Fire Orb when I got an opening, repeat. Died twice on the fight, though. Once to dodging sideways when I meant to dodge back, and once during phase one when the "stuck on the wall" boss ganked me.


#137 Aug 16 2016 at 2:46 PM Rating: Good
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Just curious are you soloing or summoning NPCs to help?
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#138 Aug 17 2016 at 3:22 PM Rating: Good
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Soloing unless I get frustrated enough, which hasn't happened yet. Or if I need to summon in order to get a piece of gear I want, which I think comes up later. Edit: Oh, I took out Wolnir today, but I forgot to save the vid. Smiley: frown

Edited, Aug 17th 2016 3:24pm by Poldaran
#139 Aug 17 2016 at 9:15 PM Rating: Good
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The video might still be there, just check all the 15 minute blocks to see if the fight is one of them.

Also not DS3 related, but I was just made aware of this. DS2 spoilers inside.

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#140 Aug 17 2016 at 11:31 PM Rating: Good
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I don't have it set to auto record, so there were no videos. At best, I might have a screenshot if there's a trophy.
#141 Aug 18 2016 at 2:36 PM Rating: Good
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Three new boss vids. For the record, I found Old Demon King to be a major PITA. Might not have died so many times if I were using sorceries other than utility spells, but I want to do mostly pyromancy and weapons for damage. Ended up getting him on my first try after grinding up the souls to raise my faith high enough to use Black Snake. Meleeing was a nightmare. Kept getting stuck on his feet, or his elbow, or his tail. Then my camera would lose lock on randomly, causing me to run the wrong direction at the worst times.
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Second boss was the Pontiff. Easy as pie. First try even.


Third boss was the first one I went in knowing a fair bit about, but only because I've been reading lore stuff on TVTropes, and of course they mention tag teaming Yhorm with OnionBro. Of course, my inventory is a mess and I spent a good 20s in the first fight just trying to find Stormbringer. Hence, OnionBro died, followed by me shortly after. Took me a couple tries to work out the dodge timing, but not a terribly difficult fight, overall.


Beyond that, my pyromancy arsenal is pretty much complete now that I've rescued Karla. Have Fire and Dark pyros, a Simple axe for magic damage(lost about 14 damage converting it, but that's aight), and a Knights Crossbow with lightning bolts if I really find myself needing lightning damage.


Edit: Heh. Arsenal gets caught by the google filters.

Edited, Aug 18th 2016 2:42pm by Poldaran
#142 Aug 18 2016 at 2:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Did you get Creighton's invasion? His axe is amazing with raw infusion and then elemental buffing it.
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#143 Aug 18 2016 at 2:57 PM Rating: Good
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I did. That might be something to look into, though I do still kinda like the Simple axe for a few extra spells while clearing.

Edit: Huh. I hadn't considered it because it's a lightning weapon, but the wiki says it is, in fact, buffable. Might consider that with lightning weapon for bosses that I'm gonna melee.

Edited, Aug 18th 2016 3:00pm by Poldaran
#144 Aug 18 2016 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
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Best part is that the even raw the lightning effect tends to stunlock some enemies.
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#145 Aug 19 2016 at 10:18 AM Rating: Good
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So, apparently, it has an interesting property where if you give it Faith scaling of any kind, the lightning - which normally doesn't scale - begins scaling. Sounds like if you give it a Blessed enchant, you could actually get both Physical and Lightning to scale off of your faith. It would lose its ability to be buffed, mind you, but hey, it's an interesting thing. Edit: I kinda wonder how it'd work with a Hollow enchant, now that I think about it.

Killed four more bosses last night(3 one shots, one where I ended up going to a different area to get the mats to full upgrade my flame after like a dozen tries). Vids tomorrow, probably. Got a thing tonight, where I'm hoping not to be judged too harshly on my pathetic attempt at making a bday cake.

Edited, Aug 19th 2016 10:28am by Poldaran
#146 Aug 19 2016 at 5:02 PM Rating: Good
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I checked all the infusion scaling and seriously nothing compares to Raw. If you were going with a Faith based infusion then double down on Lightning, Blessed just gives you a very minimal HP regen.
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#147 Aug 20 2016 at 11:56 AM Rating: Good
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That fire demon is no joke lol. I pretty much cheesed him every time (bow for days on my non caster toons). Dark Orb works great btw. It even hits harder than GCF on some mobs.

So there I was in Bloodborne cruising along, thinking wow the DLC is almost bright, dusty but brighter at least. I'm totally going to do this, get back into it and stuff. Then I got to the first boss. Now I can take vagi tooth faced bosses. ( I guess if I have too) I can take genticles for days. But for some reason the moment I saw that retarded dog face boss I was done. Full stop. I'm not playing anymore. I'm out.

But the good news is I started a new toon in DS3! Oh man the magic is back. Dark souls forever, it's such a slight bit of differences but I prefer DS over BB immensely. So I rolled a new Herald, decided it's ok if he does not use spears sometimes and gave him a Astora Straight Sword (raw). It's lurvley. I plan to mix in some spears later but man that raw astora sword is so fookin great early.

Just kicked crystal sage to the curb. Enjoying the run so far. I wish they would just crank out a new Dark Souls every year. DS 7 the Wrekonater returns. Would pre-order. ***** Bloodborne though.Clausterphobic mind rape ****** dog bosses is not what I want. Plus ***** you I want a shield. And dragons, and flaming space whales and flaming unicorns. Actually nix those last two but I also played the opening to MGSV this week, then promptly lost interest in the game.

Death to giant crabs! I say.
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#148 Aug 20 2016 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
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Plus ***** you I want a shield.
Preach it, brother.

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2 more killed today. Smiley: grin



Only two left before the final boss. Three if you count the second Wyvern on the cliff.
#149 Aug 20 2016 at 6:42 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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#150 Aug 21 2016 at 9:26 AM 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+.


Nice!

Also I like your fashion souls Pol. She looks purty in the witch gear.Smiley: nod

So last night I was all proud again. I was jollying up some watchers and me and this guy just wrekt um I must have back stabbed them 10 times lol. I was like Ima upload that because it was just poemetry. So I fired up the PS4 this morning and... I did not capture the clip. Smiley: frown

But it was awesome, you will just have to trust me. I was all like STAB and STAB and gimee that backside and whatnot.
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#151 Aug 21 2016 at 10:23 AM Rating: Good
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Just did another round of co-op on watchers. Died on the first phase. /shame Ze majik she has left me no? Smiley: blush
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