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  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 17:00:49
    @BTBAM And say goodbye to hours and hours of your life. Dark Souls will devour them. You will age.

    I used to be a casual gamer :cry:
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 17:09:18 1,559 posts
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    I really hope so! I've been thinking about it for months. Got Amalur (boring) and dragons dogma (too long winded walking) and finally went for this. Wanted it for my 6 week holiday (I'm a teacher) and I am so excited! Installing to hard drive now! And thanks for tips, will do just that!
  • GuiltySpark 17 Jul 2013 17:14:23 6,355 posts
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    If I were you, don't be afraid to "cheat", as in ask for help at every possible opportunity!

    As you can probably tell from the 833 pages of this thread, the thing that makes this game is the community, this thread is basically an extension of the vague notes that you'll find on the floor in the game.

    I wouldn't play solely this game though, or else you will quickly get frustrated. It's one of those games where you try and try and get nowhere, yet you play something else for a few hours, come back to it and you get oh so slightly closer than you did before.

    Get bent.

  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 17:18:38
    @BTBAM I've done 105 hours in 6 weeks. It's completely mental. I've never played anything like this in my life. Even my wife knows about this game now, although she just nods and smiles with a kind of pitying look on her face when I speak about it.

    And it's all I speak about now

    And yeah. Use this thread.

    I would have gone completely mad and eaten my own face if It wasn't for this place.

    Edited by BillCityfingers at 17:18:56 17-07-2013
  • Dangerous_Dan 17 Jul 2013 17:19:39 2,380 posts
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    BTBAM wrote:
    Fancied a challenge.
    Every death, you'll learn something new. It's not about leveling your character or progressing in the story or seeing new levels.
    At the core, it's about you getting better at the melee combat, with learning how enemies behave to anticipate their actions.

    It's about self-improvement. More rewarding than seeing flashy stuff or rising numbers on a stats screen - but it can also be a tough nut to crack at the beginning.

    Edited by Dangerous_Dan at 17:20:44 17-07-2013
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 17:21:12 1,559 posts
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    I can't get out of the create character screen. I might go back to fable haha!
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 17:22:54 1,559 posts
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    Okay it had glitched, never mind. Not the best start...

    Yeah this thread seems daunting to say the least but I will google lots!
  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 17:24:45
    @BTBAM Oh, goes without saying also. Make sure you play online, the orange soapstone hints left by others can really save your bacon.
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 17:25:25 1,559 posts
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    Holy shit, turns out I hadn't entered the name. Is this what the next 150 hours of my life will be like?!
  • LeoliansBro 17 Jul 2013 17:30:52 43,746 posts
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    Yeah, you in trouble boy.

    Welcome to Dark Souls.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 17:35:55
    I wish I could wipe my memory clean and replay DS anew :(
  • quadfather 17 Jul 2013 17:41:12 11,978 posts
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    @BTBAM - and don't be put off when you inevitably die. And keep your shield up!

    @everyone - whats the chances he gets a bss straight away? :)

    psn quaddy456, Dark Souls tips

  • LeoliansBro 17 Jul 2013 17:43:20 43,746 posts
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    100%. If he was a footballer it would be 110%.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 17:44:47
    Probably. I got one second knight I killed :-P
  • Dangerous_Dan 17 Jul 2013 17:49:12 2,380 posts
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    I don't know how it happened but I have three in my inventory - wasn't even farming...
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 18:02:51 1,559 posts
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    Is it worth trying to master parrying? Keep dying on the sixth skeleton I've found because I'm trying to perfect it. I imagine it's useful?
    I'm a pyromancer btw.

    I love how much you guys love this game. Makes me feel positive that I will enjoy seeing 'you die' and going back to my last bonfire
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 18:03:16 1,559 posts
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    I don't even want to know what a bss is...
  • Dangerous_Dan 17 Jul 2013 18:10:51 2,380 posts
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    Is it worth trying to master parrying? Keep dying on the sixth skeleton I've found because I'm trying to perfect it. I imagine it's useful?
    I'd focus on the backstab first. To parry is best trained on low level mobs after you have become stronger - so you don't die as easily.

    Nooooo, get away from the bones - have a look around and explore some paths.
  • GuiltySpark 17 Jul 2013 18:12:45 6,355 posts
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    The skeletons will kill you, no doubt. Even trying to run around and pick up items is futile when you look behind you and a crowd of imminent death is chasing you.

    It's weird because, skeletons in games are normally the easiest enemy to kill.

    Edited by GuiltySpark at 18:13:14 17-07-2013

    Get bent.

  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 18:24:15
    I can't parry. Never have.

    I now shoot the shit out of things with crystal death.
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 18:24:55 1,559 posts
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    Yeah this is unusual. Just got to lodran, not sure what is best to upgrade now I've levelled up but will google everything. It's really good but a bit frustrating. A skeleton jumped down in front of a door out of nowhere and if I had little health and died I'd have been back to before the demon!! I will persevere!
  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 18:33:17
    Something tells me you don't mean skeletons... Are you referring to the standard undead perhaps? The boney bastards that are actual skeletons you'll find in the graveyard
  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 18:33:48
    Early doors make sure you put some points into Endurance, it's by far the best stat for newbies - more blocking potential, better attack potential, higher item limit etc etc.
  • Dangerous_Dan 17 Jul 2013 18:39:05 2,380 posts
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    Yep, if you want to make your life easy (cough...puss...cough) then you should invest in health and endurance.
    And upgrade your armour and weapons when you get around that point in the game.

    Gear Upgrade > Soul Level.
  • romelpotter 17 Jul 2013 18:56:38 148 posts
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    Dark Souls is now a fiver on the Steam Sale. Bloomin Ek. That has to go down as the best fiver ever spent, yes even better than 3 Bottles of Landlord.

    :)

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/211420/
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 19:05:37 1,559 posts
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    Wow, I get this game.

    You have 3000 souls, you die. You go from bonfire and collect souls you lost, run back to bonfire and level up. Enemies return. You kill them, then quickly level up again. Cycle repeats until you take a deep breath and push on to the point of no return.

    That is one of the main draws, right? Never played anything like this before. It's magnificent.
  • BTBAM 17 Jul 2013 19:07:54 1,559 posts
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    BillCityfingers wrote:
    Something tells me you don't mean skeletons... Are you referring to the standard undead perhaps? The boney bastards that are actual skeletons you'll find in the graveyard
    Yeah those are the fuckers! Discovered my fire spell which is excellent, especially if I know I'm going back to the bonfire.

    I have only upgraded endurance and vitality and strength. 15 on all now, I feel invincible! Love going back to the same enemies and seeing how marginally tougher I am than them.

    I'm still only at the undead burg!!
  • Dangerous_Dan 17 Jul 2013 19:19:50 2,380 posts
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    I'm still only at the undead burg!!
    Most people will spend up to 5 hours there.
    Which class did you select? The Knight?
  • romelpotter 17 Jul 2013 19:24:13 148 posts
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    @BTBAM Wait until the Pain and Anguish of loosing 500,000 souls.

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    /kicks cat



    (joke, ......it was the puppy)




    ahh I joke again!! :)
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