Discussion in 'PC/Console Game Discussion' started by Lizard_King, Jan 5, 2012.
Black separation crystal. If you have two summoned, I'd eat it and go.
I completely forgot I had that; I just eventually alt-f4'd (after having sent a message asking if he was around). He sent a reply a few hours later apologizing, saying he had gone to eat and forgotten he had left his sign down.
It just occurred to me that I can skip Centipede if I really want (thanks to my overpriced Izalth all access pass). Not sure if that will break Solaire's sequence or not. I think I'm gonna kill Centipede anyway. Because, why not?
Whoops, sorry, missed that. Should have known L_K would have covered his bases!
That was more curt than I'd intended, sorry about that. Apparently the book has online versions with music and stuff, but it's really a great paper read.
One reason to kill the centipede demon is that the magma ring lets you use the Izalith bonfire, which is a great staging area to farm the two chaos eaters. Fog + magma gets you in the chute and up to the Stone Demons, then you switch magma for gold covetous, sprint past the stone demons, kill the first CE then run across where you kill the NPC invaders and kill the other. Both can be offed with minimal risk with a crossbow from range, and with just 3 soft humanity and the gold covetous ring you frequently get both to drop red chunks. I went from 1 maxed fire weapon to three additional at +9 in very little time.
Of course, depending on how close you are to unlocking the kiln, that's probably a faster bet. But I was just curious about how it fared as a farming location, and the answer was "pretty well".
I have only a fire bow at this point, in fact I just got done getting it to +5, and buying lots of arrows (fire arrows and large arrows), in preparation for the Bed. But IW as intending to use that bonfire as a staging area. Maybe I'll get a crossbow ready and try that.
An excellent bit of invader-trolling:
So not in the mood for Bed of chaos tonight.
Quick FYI: skipping the Centipede does break Solaire's Sequence.
Thanks a bunch to the guy who I got summoned, he'd definitely done this before. Especially nice of him to allow himself to be re-summoned after I failed miserably to stay alive after Smough turned electric.
Also, I put an arrow in the Amazing Chest. I'm sure that will work out lovely after all. No idea what to do next. New Londo?
Do you want to join the Darkwraiths? If so New Londo, otherwise, New Londo, Catacombs/Tomb of Giants, Duke's Archives, Demon Ruins/Lost Izalith or Oolicile, all are valid options.
I ... have been under the assumption that you do something in Anor Lando that makes your trek into New Londo ... easier? Better? I have no idea where I got this from, is it false?
No idea what you're referring to. Anyway I recommend doing this the way that makes it easiest to keep track of Siegmeyer, which is to talk to him at FLS, do either the Asylum or part of the expansion or New Londo, then go talk to him in Blighttown, then Duke's Archives and then Lost Izalith and then Tomb of the Giants now that you have the Sunlight Maggot.
Oh. I probably should have done New Londo before tackling the Law Firm then. Anyway, got the Lordvessel, killed the AL Firekeeper and promptly headed into Painted World. Which might be my even more favoritest place than Blighttown, it's just so incredibly beautiful. And deadly. I tend to do Asylum before Blighttown, for the Rusted Iron Ring.
I must say (again) that I am loving Artoris' great shield. The skeleton wheels can't touch me to the point that they eventually give and then I whack them. It's a bit annoying to watch listen to them grind up against the shield thinking you're going to die, but my stamina is barely dinged.
I was going through the painted world and was farming reprisals and found myself sitting on a treasure of souls. Not wanting to level up 5 or 6 times, I went to the giant blacksmith and ugpraded some wares. Bought a host of twinkling titanite and upgraded the DragonSlayer Greatbow to +3, maybe +4 and got over 100 arrows for it. Went to the parish and under the bridge and was hoping to get the drake sword in short order (for the achievement and completeness) but it died instead. Oops! First time I killed that annoying beast. Back in the painted world I loosed an arrow on a mardi gras head and did over 300 damage. Nice. So, even though it's slow and uses a ton of stamina I'm going to keep this as my bow of choice for the time being. Being able to do as much damage as a melee weapon but at range is a neat trick.
I'm having no trouble getting invaded, and I have invaded many others through the forest covenant. But I can't seem to summon anyone (I always get "summoning failed") and I've never been summoned myself. Do you guys think this is a connection problem, or am I just unlucky? I'll forward ports if I need to, but it doesn't make sense to me that this would be a connection problem since everything other than summoning seems to work fine. Sorry if this has been answered already.
I've had that problem too and was about to post about it, but then I managed to summon a dude a few nights ago, twice even. So I guess just hang in there is my advice.
Next stupid question I'd wish I'd never have to ask:
When attacking an NPC (for example Patches in the Catacombs) does your controls stop working while he speaks his lines? I just hurt my hand from punching a wall after my character stod still and watched as Patches stabbed and stabbed and stabbed and stabbed. I'm afraid this is caused by the mouse mod which removes the cursor in the game and in menus. I'll try and reinstall the mod since I noticed DS installed a patch earlier today.
Definitely not. It would be pretty impossible to fight most NPCs if that were the case, because most of them never shut up.
I don't think so, no. Usually I don't attack until the conversation ends, then I fight. I guess he says something in response before attacking, but I still have control. I imagine after dying he would just aggro and not say anything?
It is a connection problem. From what I have seen, invading others is primarily reliant on the quality of the invader's configuration, but summoning others or being summoned means both of you have to have your ports open. I strongly recommend following the steps in the OP until you can open the XBL network tab and see "open" as your NAT status; some routers require upnp to be turned on for that, some do fine with just the ports.
For my part I took another few stabs at the 4k run and failed. Numerous times. I don't feel like I'm doing enough damage and am terrible at their tells. I have not tried power within, but that's probably for my next run.
So I went to the Duke's Archives. I was running it like a Boss. From the prison to the bonfire (but not lighting it), back to freeing Logan, I killed everything. I took a running 2hr2 attack on those stupid channelers and killed them dead in one swipe. Rawr! Crystal golems fall in two 2hr1 swipes! The golden ones take a few more but I am a BOSS. Those damn mollusks I hate? I kill'em dead in a few hits. I was never this bad ass before. Then I decided to get cute on the last oyster. 2h? check. Instead of doing what worked. lets go with a coup de grace with that nice 2hr2 attack. And due to the long wind up, I died. Dark Souls.
It was late, so I quit. Next up, retrieve souls and then it's a Seath tailchop party.
Yeah Lautrec talks shit throughout, for instance, and it never interrupts anything. You should definitely check that mod.
Hmmm. I'll have to double-check this and see whether pressing E (A-button) works and if I can just skip through all his lines maybe. This also reminds me that I've been experiencing some odd things the last few days. Perma-running without pressing a key, much longer delay for some actions. Shit, Don't tell me they've messed up the m+kb controls with their patches.
The only widely discussed changes from today's patch are improving the functionality of gravelording, fixing the IP pool, whatever that is, and breaking the game if you have framerate modding activated (so turn that off before panicking if the game crashes ).
Multi-direction Backstep tutorial ("ravioli") and follow-up.
The first has been posted before, but now with the follow-up I think it's a lot clearer. I was dimly aware that the backstep has invulnerability frames but now I guess I need to do more with it.
Seriously. Fuck people. Unless you want to get invaded constantly by fucknuts who are either hacking or so good at playing that it seriously doesn't matter, don't go human in Undead Parish. I'm getting constantly invaded and it's taking pretty much all of the fun out of it. I have one +3 weapon and am at lvl 15, they are wearing stuff I normally get at level 50. They're backstabbing machines, getting backstabs when they're barely flanking according to my screen. Oh well, I'll just Alt-F4 from now on, every time, since I'm tired of waiting for someone who either isn't an obvious hacker or a pro-griefer. Here's one thing I seriously hope gets improved in Dark Souls 2.
(This rant was brought to you by Sleep Deprivation - because you deserve it.)
This has happened before, and it will continue to happen. You have the experience to know exactly what you need to do to avoid being invaded or how to proceed rapidly to a boss. I've gotten invaded dozens and dozens of times over the last few weeks, whether as a phantom or in my own character, and only a handful of them have been overleveled gear or hackers. You may have just been unlucky or you may be viewing things through a distorted lens as a result of a weak PvP build, but either way you can't let a perfectly preventable phenomenon ruin your day.
Well, it doesn't ruin my day. Probably not more than ten minutes. I'm perfectly fine with most areas being deathtraps if you're human. But Undead Parish? The very first boss area any new player is going to reach, that's where you hang out with your supah-gear? (Large Club with poison (which I guess 1% of players have a counter for at that level and in that area.), Anor Londo gear, Dark Hand, etc etc. To hunt and fight players who's not even lvl 20? Of course my PvP build is weak, I'm just starting out. At level 16.
OTOH, I did have some fun with an invasion last night where I got invaded in The Catacombs. I honestly didn't even know you could get invaded there. Anyway, since I was in heavy armor, had no spells or pyro, just a Divine Greataxe, I first hid behind the boulders near the first bridge switch. He came running, saw that the bridge was switched and ran over. I waited a bit, then ran back inside in the dark and waited for him to come running back so I could bushwack him with that huge chunk of metal. He never showed and after 15 minutes I alt-f4 out and went to bed. Just when I was starting to snore I woke and said: "Why didn't I switch the bridge when he ran over!? Why!?"
Seath tail chop successful on the first try. The overhand move set for the BKH really made it easier for me this time around. Not that I'll use the sword with this character, but still, I like a successful tail chop.
Killing him was less successful, at first, anyway. The DragonSlyer greatbow would do 210 damage or so, but I was to impatient to wait it out. I had to get YOLO on Seath and run in 2hR2 and die. Eventually I paid attention and got into a rhythm where I would stand back to entice the sweeping breath attack. Then I would run in and 2HR1 attack. There crystals wouldn't spawn in front. Then I retreat and wait for another. Once I got this pattern it was easy peasy.
Then I decided that up next was Lost Izalith. Ceaseless discharge one shotted me when I was running from picking up the robes. I wanted to entice him into the jump and grab to smash his fist, but he did not indulge me. This is unfortunate. I wonder if they removed that. Standing right at the gate I got the tentacle fire breath attack job, and it hurt me bad, but not enough to kill. Too bad the next one knocked me off the ledge dead. But a new pattern emerged for me. Go to fog gate to entice tentacle attack with (crystal) shield up. Absorb the damage and then run up and 2HR1 attack on the tentacle. Estus right away and then shield up. There's a brief second before the next tentacle attack to repeat it until it dies. I think I need 15 estus flasks (including some misses) to do the job.
The first time I beat Discharge, I did it by
They did not remove that, but you're always at some risk of getting smushed. Also FYI you can still pull that off if you lose the first time by running all the way back to the spot where the robes were, waiting for him to get there and stop approaching, and then running back to the fog door.
I just had two different rings of sacrifice bug out on me. The first didn't work when I did the Seath auto-death. I lost 100k and ended up cursed. So I put a rare ring on and ran into some idiots. They killed me, breaking the ring, but not the curse. Ffffffuuuuuuuuuuuck you dark souls
EDIT: Now I understand how rare rings work. Guess I should have read a wiki before using one.
HO HO HO.
With Ceaseless and the easy kill: it's important to pick up the robes and wait. You just stand there, near the robes, while he does his first fire splash. *THEN* you run like hell.
And when you run like hell, you need to also run the "outside" route to the fog gate IIRC? Plus, you also need to dodge his lunge.
I've taken the "inner" route on 3 characters and not had problems.
Yeah, I take the inner route every time, it feels safer to me.
Me too. I grab the stuff, wait for him to do something, then book it inner-style.
If it hasn't been mentioned already, the author of DSfix today upgraded it to 2.0 to deal with the compatibility issue between the just-released patch and the framerate unlock feature:
Also, I just noticed the Durability and Weight icons in the Inventory screen for Armor are reversed. Has it always been incorrect?
Oh, and kicking skeletons off cliffs never gets old when you don't have a blunt weapon. :-)
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