Dark Souls Impressions Thread - Update #25.5: ...Consider giving up, skeleton.

 
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Everybody dies at the Asylum Demon their first time. Anyone that says otherwise is a liar; it's a rite of passage.

I didn't.

Just because you couldn't beat him on your first try doesn't mean others couldn't.

That's fine, I just don't believe you.
I didn't die the first time.

>Not spamming him with bombs

>researching bosses instead of going in blind the first time and getting massacred

I went in blind and didn't get massacred. It was a hard fight, but I won.
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I didn't even know you could run through the door on the left and stab him from above until after I beat him.
Last Edit: January 13, 2016, 04:23:46 PM by LC


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I want to answer lore questions.

I like dark souls lore and I don't have people to talk to about it which makes me sad.
I am here to talk about Dark Souls lore if you want.
And I'll start it of with a question I kina want to hear other people's opinion on.

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Do you think Quelaag and the fair lady turned into spider demons as a side effect of the decision of our sickly white princess deciding to help the infected people or as a result of the great witchmother's experimentation to revive the age of fire?

I believe the latter since I also assume that the smaller maggots besides the bed of chaos are transformed witches, like the witchmother herself.
Now if some of the witches transformed into maggots it doesn't seem far off that Quelaag and the fair lady somehow got transformed into spider demons, while a few others like Quelana remained untransformed.
Another reason that leads me to believe that the spider transformation cannot be caused by helping the egg carriers is that it is explicitly stated that the fair lady has sucked the poison out of the carriers against the advice of Quelaag what caused the fair lady to become pale and sick. Meanwhile Quelaag guards the lair and kills healthy undead to harvest humanity to cure her sister.

It seems pretty concrete to me that the spider transformation was caused by the witchmothers tsmpering with the life soul.
What's your take?
I am typing this on mobile do excuse any mistakes - can be autocorrect or butterfingers or both.


 
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I want to steal her thunder!
good luck moron


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I'll just leave these here
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Dunno if that helps, but whatevs.
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I didn't die the first time.

>Not spamming him with bombs
But you don't have any at the very beginning?


 
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I'll just leave these here
Could you not, actually? It lags the fuck out of the page.


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His eyebrows sparkling, his white beard hangs down to his chest. The thatched mats, spread outside his chise, spread softly, his splendid attos. He polishes, cross-legged, his makiri, with his eyes completely absorbed.

He is Ainu.

The god of Ainu Mosir, Ae-Oine Kamuy, descendant of Okiku-Rumi, He perishes, a living corpse. The summers day, the white sunlight, unabrushed, ends simply through his breath alone.
Everybody dies at the Asylum Demon their first time. Anyone that says otherwise is a liar; it's a rite of passage.

I didn't.

Just because you couldn't beat him on your first try doesn't mean others couldn't.

That's fine, I just don't believe you.
I didn't die the first time.

>Not spamming him with bombs

>researching bosses instead of going in blind the first time and getting massacred
>Having to use Google to realize that bombs do a lot of damage when you only get like 4 of them

LOL


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His eyebrows sparkling, his white beard hangs down to his chest. The thatched mats, spread outside his chise, spread softly, his splendid attos. He polishes, cross-legged, his makiri, with his eyes completely absorbed.

He is Ainu.

The god of Ainu Mosir, Ae-Oine Kamuy, descendant of Okiku-Rumi, He perishes, a living corpse. The summers day, the white sunlight, unabrushed, ends simply through his breath alone.
I didn't die the first time.

>Not spamming him with bombs
But you don't have any at the very beginning?
It's one of your gift options. I just always chose the bombs before I started researching builds.


 
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I didn't die the first time.

>Not spamming him with bombs
But you don't have any at the very beginning?
It's one of your gift options. I just always chose the bombs before I started researching builds.
Oh. Well, I won't be doing that now.
Last Edit: January 13, 2016, 04:58:15 PM by Fuddy Duddy II


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I didn't die the first time.

>Not spamming him with bombs
But you don't have any at the very beginning?
It's one of your gift options. I just always chose the bombs before I started researching builds.
Oh. Well, I won't be doing that now.
Always get the key.


 
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Always get the key.
I'd prefer it if you didn't tell me anything. I'll pick whatever I want.
Last Edit: January 13, 2016, 05:02:50 PM by Fuddy Duddy II


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Always get the key.
I'd prefer it if you didn't tell me anything. I'll pick whatever I want.
Well, a key is useful for key related things. Unless you wanna grab the binoculars and check out some

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God like boobies........seriously.


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Oh and what system are you playing on? Probably to prevent anger I'd ask you to turn the connection from the internet off. I don't know if the PS3/360 games are even populated anymore, but still, it's not inviting to get some guy with end game gear to slap you over, and loose all your souls.

That's not even a spoiler, I'm just preventing you from throwing the game into a furnace.


 
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Oh and what system are you playing on? Probably to prevent anger I'd ask you to turn the connection from the internet off. I don't know if the PS3/360 games are even populated anymore, but still, it's not inviting to get some guy with end game gear to slap you over, and loose all your souls.

That's not even a spoiler, I'm just preventing you from throwing the game into a furnace.
PS3.

I already said I'm going Hollow, because as far as I'm concerned, it's the only correct way to play this game.


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Oh and what system are you playing on? Probably to prevent anger I'd ask you to turn the connection from the internet off. I don't know if the PS3/360 games are even populated anymore, but still, it's not inviting to get some guy with end game gear to slap you over, and loose all your souls.

That's not even a spoiler, I'm just preventing you from throwing the game into a furnace.
PS3.

I already said I'm going Hollow, because as far as I'm concerned, it's the only correct way to play this game.
You do have some benefits of going human, a couple of extra opportunities, but I won't say more. It's also makes some conversations less awkward, where they comment that you're sane and not hollow, even though you look like a zombies asshole.

But you're the boss.


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Oh and what system are you playing on? Probably to prevent anger I'd ask you to turn the connection from the internet off. I don't know if the PS3/360 games are even populated anymore, but still, it's not inviting to get some guy with end game gear to slap you over, and loose all your souls.

That's not even a spoiler, I'm just preventing you from throwing the game into a furnace.
PS3.

I already said I'm going Hollow, because as far as I'm concerned, it's the only correct way to play this game.
>omitting a feature put in by the developers is the only correct way to play the game

?


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hey
I have a confession...

I barely got past the tutorial in Dark Souls as well, so this'll be an impression thread on a game I've barely played


 
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I have a confession...

I barely got past the tutorial in Dark Souls as well, so this'll be an impression thread on a game I've barely played
You are no longer my waifu


 
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>omitting a feature put in by the developers is the only correct way to play the game

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Yes, because player invasions are objectively shit, and the game is infinitely better without them.


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hey
I have a confession...

I barely got past the tutorial in Dark Souls as well, so this'll be an impression thread on a game I've barely played
You are no longer my waifu
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>omitting a feature put in by the developers is the only correct way to play the game

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Yes, because player invasions are objectively shit, and the game is infinitely better without them.
lmao


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hey
This thread isn't about arguing

It's about watching Verb HATE the game


 
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>omitting a feature put in by the developers is the only correct way to play the game

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Yes, because player invasions are objectively shit, and the game is infinitely better without them.
lmao
Consent is everything.


 
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>omitting a feature put in by the developers is the only correct way to play the game

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Yes, because player invasions are objectively shit, and the game is infinitely better without them.
lmao
Consent is everything.
Relax, Verb. Don't go bringing that into games please.

You can easily say PvP is shit and be done with it, please and thank you.


 
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The Rage....
try being human, in my time of playing DS, so far, i havent been invaded besides the NPC invaders. im guessing its only cause im on NG and not on NG ++++++ whatever. or maybe im not in the populated invading areas. either way, do it before bosses, it helps a ton.

oh, and youll hate the iron golem, fuck his hitboxes.


 
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try being human, in my time of playing DS, so far, i havent been invaded besides the NPC invaders. im guessing its only cause im on NG and not on NG ++++++ whatever. or maybe im not in the populated invading areas. either way, do it before bosses, it helps a ton.

oh, and youll hate the iron golem, fuck his hitboxes.
In what way does it help? I was told that there would be no difference in gameplay whatsoever.


 
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try being human, in my time of playing DS, so far, i havent been invaded besides the NPC invaders. im guessing its only cause im on NG and not on NG ++++++ whatever. or maybe im not in the populated invading areas. either way, do it before bosses, it helps a ton.

oh, and youll hate the iron golem, fuck his hitboxes.
In what way does it help? I was told that there would be no difference in gameplay whatsoever.
1) You can call for help NPC and other players more often. Just use the white sigh, which can be found mostly next to the arenas, where you fight with bosses.
2) You can encounter additional "attractions" - sometimes special NPC attack you or you can be a witness of other situations. In some cases this means obtaining several additional items.
3) If you have high Humanity level, your chance of item drops from enemies is higher. You can also increase defense against curse.
4) As a human you can light on the fire and obtain more Estus Flask.

So really, if you're adamant about avoiding it, only go human to get more for the Estus, which you unlock later down the road. Upgrading bonfires is something you want to do though.


 
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I won't bother.

The fact that none of that stuff is available as Hollow is a game flaw that I will be taking note of. That's bad design.
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No, it's something I highly recommend doing. As in, you probably won't beat the game otherwise. If you wanna complain about it taht much as if you're making some statement, just kill yourself right after you upgrade it to go hollow again. Just make sure to pick up your stuff, but you only need to use one to upgrade, so the only thing you'd lose is souls (if you dont buy/level up).

Edit: And it's not a flaw. Just because it's some design you don't enjoy, doesn't make it a flaw. It's called a risk reward factor, and everyone who actually plays the game enjoys that.
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No, it's something I highly recommend doing. As in, you probably won't beat the game otherwise. If you wanna complain about it taht much as if you're making some statement, just kill yourself right after you upgrade it to go hollow again. Just make sure to pick up your stuff, but you only need to use one to upgrade, so the only thing you'd lose is souls (if you dont buy/level up).
Nope, I'm going full Hollow. There's absolutely no reason I should have to risk getting invaded just to play the game.