Playing through Dark Souls

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made it to anor londo. was scared to engage anyone and lose my 50k souls so i turned around and went all the way to blighttown to upgrade my pyromancer flame. the hike back is gonna be a pain.

Is Anor Londo really that bad?
The only thing really hard there is O&S and even then the fight is trivial with a lightening spear
I have no clue but I'm not allowed to spend souls on anything but pyromancy and weapon upgrades and idk what to expect in anor londo. I'm playing (somewhat) blind.

Wait
You're playing Dark Souls for the first time and you're doing a challenge run?
maybe


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made it to anor londo. was scared to engage anyone and lose my 50k souls so i turned around and went all the way to blighttown to upgrade my pyromancer flame. the hike back is gonna be a pain.

Is Anor Londo really that bad?
The only thing really hard there is O&S and even then the fight is trivial with a lightening spear
I have no clue but I'm not allowed to spend souls on anything but pyromancy and weapon upgrades and idk what to expect in anor londo. I'm playing (somewhat) blind.

Wait
You're playing Dark Souls for the first time and you're doing a challenge run?
maybe

You absolute madman
I respect that


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Don't forget to pick up that lightening spear tho
You'll need it


 
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Don't forget to pick up that lightening spear tho
You'll need it
it's a SL1 run, so he can't use those anyway

the requirement parameters for even the least-demanding talismans in the game require 10 Faith; at SL1, you only have 8

there's still some pretty powerful pyromancies to work with, though


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Ya fuckin' ganderneck.
Don't forget to pick up that lightening spear tho
You'll need it
it's a SL1 run, so he can't use those anyway

the requirement parameters for even the least-demanding talismans in the game require 10 Faith; at SL1, you only have 8

there's still some pretty powerful pyromancies to work with, though
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Is he talking about the miracle, though, or the actual lightning spear that the mimic in Sen's Fortress drops?


 
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Is he talking about the miracle, though, or the actual lightning spear that the mimic in Sen's Fortress drops?
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you know, somehow, i never actually realized how that could be a source of confusion

regardless, he can't use spears either; he's short just 1 Dex point


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Long live NoNolesNeckin.

Ya fuckin' ganderneck.
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Is he talking about the miracle, though, or the actual lightning spear that the mimic in Sen's Fortress drops?
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you know, somehow, i never actually realized how that could be a source of confusion

regardless, he can't use spears either; he's short just 1 Dex point
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Can't even use spears at lvl 1? Wow. Is there no ring that boosts dexterity like DKS3 has? I can't even remember. Or would that somehow invalidate the sl1 challenge, I wonder.


 
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Is he talking about the miracle, though, or the actual lightning spear that the mimic in Sen's Fortress drops?
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you know, somehow, i never actually realized how that could be a source of confusion

regardless, he can't use spears either; he's short just 1 Dex point
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Can't even use spears at lvl 1? Wow. Is there no ring that boosts dexterity like DKS3 has? I can't even remember. Or would that somehow invalidate the sl1 challenge, I wonder.
Rings like that would be fine if they existed in this game, but I'm not sure if they do. The idea (for me, at least) is just to use all the tools at your disposal while remaining SL1.

Some prefer not to use Black Firebombs and whatnot, but I think tacking on extra rules like that is kind of arbitrary, and tends to ruin the novel simplicity/purity of the challenge.
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made it to anor londo. was scared to engage anyone and lose my 50k souls so i turned around and went all the way to blighttown to upgrade my pyromancer flame. the hike back is gonna be a pain.

Is Anor Londo really that bad?
The only thing really hard there is O&S and even then the fight is trivial with a lightening spear
I have no clue but I'm not allowed to spend souls on anything but pyromancy and weapon upgrades and idk what to expect in anor londo. I'm playing (somewhat) blind.

Wait
You're playing Dark Souls for the first time and you're doing a challenge run?
maybe

Take some blood pressure meds pre-emptively before doing Four Kings my dude. Even though all the bosses one shot you anyway, I think FKs gave me the most panic attacks at SL1, apart from everybody's favorite golden anal rodeo buddies.


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apart from everybody's favorite golden anal rodeo buddies.
i'm currently on that ride right now

not as bad as i expected with +14 pyromancy flame


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apart from everybody's favorite golden anal rodeo buddies.
i'm currently on that ride right now

not as bad as i expected with +14 pyromancy flame

I didn't have the luxury of pyro when I did mine. I think I used a lightning resin buffed starting weapon. It was painful as fuck.


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When I faced O&S I thought the fight was easy as hell because Smough would die in like five hits with the lightening spear. So I thought I would do this fight the hard way and kill Orenstein first. Little did I know people normally do kill Orenstein first and I wasn’t cool with my shit


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
You guys are making me want to play DS1 again