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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2011, 05:00:46 PM »
I gotta say, I am liking this thread.  I'm without internet connection at home at the moment, so no coop for me.  But this kind of helps replace that lost sense of camaraderie.  Lol

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2011, 10:29:38 PM »
Somebody thought to invade my world just now. So I whipped their ass and sent them packing. They were nice enough to leave me a parting gift though, some humanity and their best weapon. I think that if you stay a hollow you are safe.

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2011, 12:25:30 AM »
Went back and got the Drake Sword.  Wow.  Gotta say, it really almost feels like cheating...it makes all the enemies in the Undead Parish ridiculously easy.  At least I should be set for a while...

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2011, 04:21:36 AM »
Defeated the Taurus Demon!

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Taurus and the big sword.
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Blacksmith

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Going back to the tutorial level.

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Taking it from both ends.

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Has any of you tried kindle on a pit? I have one humanity point that I haven't used, but I'm not sure exactly how that system works.
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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2011, 07:50:59 AM »
To kindle, you have to be human (which takes one humanity--sit at the fire and select "remove hollowing"), then use another humanity to select "kindle" from the menu.  I'd definitely recommend kindling every fire you can--the extra potions it gives you are invaluable.

About the fire eater soul--DAMNIT.  I got the one from the Undead Parish but tried to use it, thinking it was some kind of powerup (since it said it increased the effectiveness of the potions.)  Of course, it vanished from my inventory and didn't do anything.  That's one thing that kind of irks me--the translations in this game (it's all originally Japanese) are sometimes either VERY unclear (maybe it's purposeful, I don't know) or downright inaccurate--like the Tiny Being's Ring gift, which says that it slowly increases your health over time, even though it actually only gives you a small one-time 5% HP boost.

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2011, 03:08:25 PM »
Here's how my late night hour of Dark Souls went last night:

Me - "This long wall with no enemies is making me nervous.  Oh, a giant bull thing.  Oh it killed me."

Me - "Back to the giant bull thing.  Oh it's called a Taurus Demon.  And it killed me again."

Me - "Back to the Taurus Demon.  Maybe if I let it chase me back to the tower and then shoot at it.  Oh it can jump up here and kill me."

Me - "Back to the Taurus Demon.  Maybe if I climb the tower and then jump down and plunge strike it, then hack at it.   Oops, helps to not fall off the wall in the process."

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2011, 03:47:40 PM »
Defeated the Gargoyles in my lunch break. Then BBQ them and had them for lunch.

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How comes I haven't gotten my first "boss" trophy?? This is all a warm up, isn't it??

Where should I go next...?



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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2011, 05:22:07 PM »
Anybody know where I can get more transient curse. I need to explore the ghost area some more, but I feel I've done all I can do there for now, picked up some souls and items from dead bodies.

Also if you go to Darkroot and join the wolf covenant be sure not to start a fight with any of those guys till you are ready. The only tactic is run away and divide and conquer, these guys are more difficult than some bosses. I guess I'll never know what the wolf summoning ring is for, this time. Hey, it's not my fault if a guy has his back to me the natural instinct is to pull out my big sword and skewer him from behind (no connotation intended). How was I to know he was on my team(again no reference intended).

I guess the castle reminded me of the first game where that is the path to the king, and I had only defeated two bosses and I realized this was the last guy and I shouldn't be here yet. So after the drake I didn't go further that way, but if you go up from darkroot there's another way to the church.

I can't believe I gave the good item to the crap blacksmith. There are so many ways you can make the wrong decision in this game. You could have upgraded the estus flask with the fire bearers soul, that's the best use for it. Enough crying from me for one night, back to the misery that is Dark Souls. :'(

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2011, 05:33:34 PM »
@ wilco RE: giant warthog thing:

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2011, 05:42:57 PM »
Hide near the stairs and make it charge into the fire if you can. Spear it in the ass when it turns to go back to its territory.(What is wrong with me today :P)

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2011, 06:30:40 PM »
Ah it's also doable using some of that pine resin stuff on the sword.  I hit it with a few firebombs (only had 4 on me at the time) and then finished it off with my sword.  Yay that it doesn't come back.  Ran up that tower and tried to kill that black knight fellow real quick while my sword was charged and then the stuff wore off my sword right when I hit him the first time so I ran back down and was waiting at the bottom for him to come out and fight me in the open and he actually jumped off the top of the whole tower, landed behind me, and killed me.  Just awesome.
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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2011, 07:04:34 PM »
Ah it's also doable using some of that pine resin stuff on the sword.  I hit it with a few firebombs (only had 4 on me at the time) and then finished it off with my sword.  Yay that it doesn't come back.  Ran up that tower and tried to kill that black knight fellow real quick while my sword was charged and then the stuff wore off my sword right when I hit him the first time so I ran back down and was waiting at the bottom for him to come out and fight me in the open and he actually jumped off the top of the whole tower, landed behind me, and killed me.  Just awesome.

I think that tower knight is a red herring--there's not actually anything up there.  You do get a fair amount of souls for killing him though.  The main strategy with those knights is to
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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2011, 07:16:59 PM »
Heh yeah I was able to take care of him just fine the second time he jumped off the tower, he just caught me by surprise with that stunt the first time because I could hear him running around and then suddenly it was quiet so I thought for a second he had just gone back to the top and left me alone, but suddenly there he was right behind me swinging away.

Also, poison sucks.
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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2011, 05:52:46 AM »
He has a nice stone, too.

Ok, so here's the report for the day. I cleared he forest area, and got rid of two bossess there (a formal boss and a semi boss)

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The knights in the forest area can be particularly hard to defeat. There's a firepit near the knights area, make sure not to miss it! comes in handy.

Then I headed down the sewers. If you go there, watch for the toads and their "curse" It's the most annoying thing ever since it halves your HP and it's really hard to get the stuff you need to get it off. ugh.

I defeated the boss for the area

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I'm level 31 now. This game is huge.


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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2011, 07:39:23 AM »
I was planning to play a couple hours of this game last night, but I crapped out early before ever starting it.  Couldn't keep my eyes open.  Damn full time job.

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2011, 05:50:11 PM »
I'm going to work on some more boss stuff tonight if I can.  I've found several (the one in the church-ish building that has like fifty friends with him finally convinced me to rage quit last night).
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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2011, 06:39:05 PM »
Lure them out so that you don't have to deal with the magic guy and them at the same time.


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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2011, 07:46:47 PM »
I'm going to work on some more boss stuff tonight if I can.  I've found several (the one in the church-ish building that has like fifty friends with him finally convinced me to rage quit last night).

I lucked out on him.  He saw me through the windows and came down the narrow approach hallway before his minions ever noticed me.  At that point, it was a simple matter of striking and then waiting around the corner for him to miss me with his magic.  Rinse and repeat.  Then take the minions a few at a time.  Easy.

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2011, 08:07:32 PM »
This one is slow-going for me... it's a lot of fun, but... well, you guys know.

Currently I'm in the Parish, shortly before the Gargoyles.

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Re: Dark Souls group therapy session
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2011, 11:54:54 PM »
Finally got a chance to get back to the game.  Rang the first bell.

Now to head downward...

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Around level 25 now.  Think I'm calling it a night.

Pro tip:  Grabbing items right from under the nose of a sleeping dragon does, in fact, have consequences.  Who knew?
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