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Title: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on March 16, 2016, 03:06:43 PM
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Welcome, to the official Dark Souls 3 thread. There is MASSIVE hype for this game right now, and it is less than a month away now. Now, there is an official SPOILER WARNING for this thread as a whole. Before the game is release, we will most likely talk about what we expect in the game, and once it is release, we will most likely discuss different bosses and game aspects that could be potential spoilers.

APRIL 12th  - Release Date (march 28th in Japan)

Here are the opening credits for the game, again - spoiler warning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zDZYrIUgKE


Who else is hyped as hell for this? Let's discuss!

Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on March 16, 2016, 03:26:54 PM
Hype Train, Hype Train! Choo choo!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on March 17, 2016, 12:59:45 AM
Hype Train, Hype Train! Choo choo!
ALLL ABOOOOOAAARDDDDDDDD

I watched a fair biut of spoilers for it now and... IT LOOKS SO GOOD I CANNOT WAIT
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on March 27, 2016, 12:01:20 PM
I just bought the game through Amazon. The act of owning the game only has me more hyped. This will be the first time I'm part of the game at its peak, instead of getting the game months later.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on March 27, 2016, 12:22:44 PM
I just bought the game through Amazon. The act of owning the game only has me more hyped. This will be the first time I'm part of the game at its peak, instead of getting the game months later.

Same, I got darks souls close to its release, but didn't play it until a long time after, and similar thing with the second. I have kept myself mostly spoiler free, and I cannot wait for it to arrive at my place :D
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on March 27, 2016, 03:08:31 PM
I'm jealous of the guys who took the time to switch their console location to Japan and buy the digital version with a yen psn points card. For 19 extra days. Praise it!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: cY Agent 115 on March 31, 2016, 10:39:29 AM
Saw some guys from IGN play it and they got so scared I can't wait for Dark Souls 3 eeeeeeeeek
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on March 31, 2016, 01:23:29 PM
Finally. I can come out of hibernation for the third round of punishment. /skull
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 01, 2016, 12:46:11 PM
While you are waiting, I think Lords of the Fallen is still free. It is like a reskined dark souls for xb1 that is pretty good
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 01, 2016, 01:57:01 PM
I considered getting it the other night. I saw it on the Playstation store while browsing.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 01, 2016, 02:58:18 PM
I considered getting it the other night. I saw it on the Playstation store while browsing.
I like it. I'm not super far in, but it is pretty good so far. It feels like what you would get if Dark Souls was bought by another studio and they tried to reimagine it while keeping the core concepts the same
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 01, 2016, 04:32:22 PM
I like it. I'm not super far in, but it is pretty good so far. It feels like what you would get if Dark Souls was bought by another studio and they tried to reimagine it while keeping the core concepts the same

Interesting. Is there multiplayer? I tend to enjoy the Solo portion more than the Multiplayer side. I get the occasional blood lust with my brother but I usually enjoy the story line.

Also, how's the equipment set-up/Character side? Can you make a character, or is the character pre-made and all ready to go?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 01, 2016, 05:01:59 PM
I like it. I'm not super far in, but it is pretty good so far. It feels like what you would get if Dark Souls was bought by another studio and they tried to reimagine it while keeping the core concepts the same

Interesting. Is there multiplayer? I tend to enjoy the Solo portion more than the Multiplayer side. I get the occasional blood lust with my brother but I usually enjoy the story line.

Also, how's the equipment set-up/Character side? Can you make a character, or is the character pre-made and all ready to go?
I'm not super far into it, I haven't encountered any multiplayer aspects yet. The character creation is probably the weakest part. You play as a set character, and you get to choose from a class and a gear set. I went with the deviever class and medium armor. There are dialogue trees, which is probably the reason for a set character. So far I have only made two decisions through them, and neither seemed very impactful.

Here is some gameplay
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IXAE7bEDeX0
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 01, 2016, 05:07:27 PM
I'm not super far into it, I haven't encountered any multiplayer aspects yet. The character creation is probably the weakest part. You play as a set character, and you get to choose from a class and a gear set. I went with the deviever class and medium armor. There are dialogue trees, which is probably the reason for a set character. So far I have only made two decisions through them, and neither seemed very impactful.

Alright that's not so bad. I do enjoy custom character creation, but I can live without it. What other classes do they have, any magic-users?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 01, 2016, 05:12:48 PM
I'm not super far into it, I haven't encountered any multiplayer aspects yet. The character creation is probably the weakest part. You play as a set character, and you get to choose from a class and a gear set. I went with the deviever class and medium armor. There are dialogue trees, which is probably the reason for a set character. So far I have only made two decisions through them, and neither seemed very impactful.

Alright that's not so bad. I do enjoy custom character creation, but I can live without it. What other classes do they have, any magic-users?
I may be wrong, but I think they were called brawler, deceiver, and mage. All have unique spells. For example, the second spell for the deceiver supposedly has a shadow version of you follow and mimic your movement, doubling your damage by hitting everything a second time.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 01, 2016, 09:18:07 PM
I may be wrong, but I think they were called brawler, deceiver, and mage. All have unique spells. For example, the second spell for the deceiver supposedly has a shadow version of you follow and mimic your movement, doubling your damage by hitting everything a second time.

That sounds really interesting, actually. I will definitely try mage. Only downside is PS isn't offering Lords Of The Fallen for free. Still $19.99. :/
Title: OMG THERES ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 09, 2016, 07:15:05 PM
The hype is real. omg. three days. thats it. three more days.

HYYYYYYPE TRAIN CHOOO CHOOO MOTHER TRUCKER>


But yeah, theres only three days till we all get this. I have a final exam that night, idk if ill be playing right away :/
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 09, 2016, 07:39:51 PM
Woooooooooooo! /heidy
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 11, 2016, 06:53:54 PM
Choo choo, hype train! :D
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Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 11, 2016, 07:16:14 PM
*silently waits for best buys to ship it to me*
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 11, 2016, 09:05:08 PM
Who's making what for your first builds??? What stats are you pumping? Strength? Dexterity? What magic type?? I usually always praise the sun first and do a faith build. Not sure what to expect from myself in this game though.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 11, 2016, 09:28:48 PM
Who's making what for your first builds??? What stats are you pumping? Strength? Dexterity? What magic type?? I usually always praise the sun first and do a faith build. Not sure what to expect from myself in this game though.
I'll most likely be going down the Strength/Faith build I normally do, or I'll be going down Dex. Maybe a quality build.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 11, 2016, 09:50:03 PM
I usually enjoy a straight role play of the most ridiculous build I can come up with. Problem with this is I need to meet the characters before I make my guy....so my first run is always a throw away guy with not much of a specific.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 11, 2016, 10:35:00 PM
I usually enjoy a straight role play of the most ridiculous build I can come up with. Problem with this is I need to meet the characters before I make my guy....so my first run is always a throw away guy with not much of a specific.
I do that as well. Helps you get a feel for how the game works. Souls games have different vibes depending on which one you play. Demon souls works way different than Dark Souls.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 12, 2016, 12:48:06 AM
Most likely I will wear the Ornstein torso and gauntlets, the shadow mask and tights, and use dual claws while alternating the left claw with a talisman/chime
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 12, 2016, 01:04:47 AM
Months of excitement, of hype, an it all comes crashing down the moment I load up the game, to discover that I can barely run it on the lowest settings. Getting from 4-10 fps as my average, I can't play the game. My hype train got derailed instantly. :(
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 12, 2016, 04:08:52 AM
Months of excitement, of hype, an it all comes crashing down the moment I load up the game, to discover that I can barely run it on the lowest settings. Getting from 4-10 fps as my average, I can't play the game. My hype train got derailed instantly. :(

i'm sorry dude.  :(
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 12, 2016, 12:59:29 PM
Oh no! /gk any way to fix it?

And I'll probably be running a bow Dex build since bows are now viable
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 12, 2016, 02:08:12 PM
Ive never played Souls before, it looks really good. I havent read much about the game, but is it a game that I have to experience the first two to enjoy the third?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The White Rabbit on April 12, 2016, 02:31:01 PM
I only played a little of the first two but really enjoying the third. It feels more refined and well done without feeling clunky.

I haven't had any crashing issues that others had and it looks amazing so no complaints from me.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 12, 2016, 02:50:57 PM
Months of excitement, of hype, an it all comes crashing down the moment I load up the game, to discover that I can barely run it on the lowest settings. Getting from 4-10 fps as my average, I can't play the game. My hype train got derailed instantly. :(
You can request a refund from steam. Just beware fickle use of this method if you intend to nurture relations.
Do you have a next generation console?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 12, 2016, 03:07:31 PM
http://games.mxdwn.com/news/dark-souls-3s-firelink-shrine-bug-got-you-down-heres-a-workaround/

This could be important
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 12, 2016, 03:14:13 PM
Ive never played Souls before, it looks really good. I havent read much about the game, but is it a game that I have to experience the first two to enjoy the third?

Yes and no. This is the third in the series so there will be a lot of throw backs to the previous two games (references, weapons, bosses, enemies etc) but you will be able to understand and enjoy the game either way

You may not understand the lore as well as someone who's played all three, but you'll still be able to piece it together
 
I also highly reccomend playing the other two. DkS1 is a masterpiece and number two, although much less fluid and considerably worse story line was still a good game.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 12, 2016, 06:36:09 PM
Months of excitement, of hype, an it all comes crashing down the moment I load up the game, to discover that I can barely run it on the lowest settings. Getting from 4-10 fps as my average, I can't play the game. My hype train got derailed instantly. :(
You can request a refund from steam. Just beware fickle use of this method if you intend to nurture relations.
Do you have a next generation console?
I bought the game through Amazon, so a refund I believe would be a more difficult procedure. And I have neither a PS4 or a Xbox One.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: II FerGie x 🍀 on April 12, 2016, 06:49:14 PM
Unfortunate to hear about that Knighty. Hope you get something figured out, keep me updated if you manage to get playing the game.

I started playing it today, put roughly 4 and a half hours in the game so far and loving it each step of the way. :D I much prefer it over 2 so that's a great relief, but highly recommended. :)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 13, 2016, 12:15:05 PM
Yes and no. This is the third in the series so there will be a lot of throw backs to the previous two games (references, weapons, bosses, enemies etc) but you will be able to understand and enjoy the game either way

You may not understand the lore as well as someone who's played all three, but you'll still be able to piece it together
 
I also highly reccomend playing the other two. DkS1 is a masterpiece and number two, although much less fluid and considerably worse story line was still a good game.

Im buying the game, im gonna study the lore and watch some old gameplay from the past game. Its gonna be a challange, but that what the games about :D
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 13, 2016, 12:26:10 PM
Yes and no. This is the third in the series so there will be a lot of throw backs to the previous two games (references, weapons, bosses, enemies etc) but you will be able to understand and enjoy the game either way

You may not understand the lore as well as someone who's played all three, but you'll still be able to piece it together
 
I also highly reccomend playing the other two. DkS1 is a masterpiece and number two, although much less fluid and considerably worse story line was still a good game.

Im buying the game, im gonna study the lore and watch some old gameplay from the past game. Its gonna be a challange, but that what the games about :D

The lore is amazingly original, and I think...I think you may enjoy a chap named Big Hat Logan. ;) Just saying.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 13, 2016, 12:36:45 PM
Just started playing and wooo, amazing starting area.was a bit rusty so I died a few times, but it was all brilliant.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 13, 2016, 12:37:13 PM
Yes and no. This is the third in the series so there will be a lot of throw backs to the previous two games (references, weapons, bosses, enemies etc) but you will be able to understand and enjoy the game either way

You may not understand the lore as well as someone who's played all three, but you'll still be able to piece it together
 
I also highly reccomend playing the other two. DkS1 is a masterpiece and number two, although much less fluid and considerably worse story line was still a good game.

Im buying the game, im gonna study the lore and watch some old gameplay from the past game. Its gonna be a challange, but that what the games about :D

The lore is amazingly original, and I think...I think you may enjoy a chap named Big Hat Logan. ;) Just saying.

Ahh so thats whos in your signature.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 13, 2016, 12:42:19 PM
Yes and no. This is the third in the series so there will be a lot of throw backs to the previous two games (references, weapons, bosses, enemies etc) but you will be able to understand and enjoy the game either way

You may not understand the lore as well as someone who's played all three, but you'll still be able to piece it together
 
I also highly reccomend playing the other two. DkS1 is a masterpiece and number two, although much less fluid and considerably worse story line was still a good game.

Im buying the game, im gonna study the lore and watch some old gameplay from the past game. Its gonna be a challange, but that what the games about :D

The lore is amazingly original, and I think...I think you may enjoy a chap named Big Hat Logan. ;) Just saying.

Ahh so thats whos in your signature.
Indeed! Marvelous spell caster, he's more interesting than that though. /sage
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 14, 2016, 12:47:33 AM
Yes and no. This is the third in the series so there will be a lot of throw backs to the previous two games (references, weapons, bosses, enemies etc) but you will be able to understand and enjoy the game either way

You may not understand the lore as well as someone who's played all three, but you'll still be able to piece it together
 
I also highly reccomend playing the other two. DkS1 is a masterpiece and number two, although much less fluid and considerably worse story line was still a good game.

Im buying the game, im gonna study the lore and watch some old gameplay from the past game. Its gonna be a challange, but that what the games about :D

The lore is amazingly original, and I think...I think you may enjoy a chap named Big Hat Logan. ;) Just saying.

Ahh so thats whos in your signature.
Indeed! Marvelous spell caster, he's more interesting than that though. /sage

Only interesting people have a name like big hat logan!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 14, 2016, 01:15:30 AM
So uhhh, who wants to discuss the game? I did put a spoiler warning on the whole thread
 Where are you guys in the game currently? I'm at the swamp currentlu
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 14, 2016, 01:18:49 AM
Ive never played Souls before, it looks really good. I havent read much about the game, but is it a game that I have to experience the first two to enjoy the third?

The idea behind the souls series has always been the thrill of the unknown. I would personally reccomend going in knowing as little to nothing at all. The game doesn't promote player communication for a specific reason. Reading all the items you get and listening to the npc dialogue is all you need to get fully engaged into the game. Reading another players synopsis or watching YouTube spoilers and lets plays will only hurt your game. You will die in this game, you will get frustrated, it's not easy, but it is fully rewarding once you beat the parts that you die on over and over or discover a hidden item you didn't know was there. It's a story you are supposed to try to figure out. Full on RPG. Play it your way but I reccomend not watching anything until you have played for a few days at least. The non player verbal communication is there for the specific reason of them not wanting players to say, "hey follow me over here, there's a secret" <----this is not the way to play a game
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 14, 2016, 01:21:04 AM
So uhhh, who wants to discuss the game? I did put a spoiler warning on the whole thread
 Where are you guys in the game currently? I'm at the swamp currentlu

Not really sure where any place specific is. I got into the pit of hollows and killed the boss. Are you on pc? Or ps4?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on April 14, 2016, 01:22:35 AM
No spoilers here, just a warning.

If you plan to play on PC and use mouse/keyboard, make sure you remove any controllers from your PC before you start the game for the first time.

I had a controller plugged in when I first ran the game, and it kind of locked the game into a controller priority mode, which I couldn't find any way to turn off. So all the prompts, early game hints etc where showing controller buttons rather than keys which makes it really hard to learn the controls (have to keep referencing the key bindings screen).

So I thought I'd 'restart' the game, and used the steam 'Remove Local Content' option, thinking it would just remove local settings/data files etc, NOT THE WHOLE BLINKING GAME!@@332. So had to redownload the 17GB again...
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 14, 2016, 01:26:20 AM
No spoilers here, just a warning.

If you plan to play on PC and use mouse/keyboard, make sure you remove any controllers from your PC before you start the game for the first time.

I had a controller plugged in when I first ran the game, and it kind of locked the game into a controller priority mode, which I couldn't find any way to turn off. So all the prompts, early game hints etc where showing controller buttons rather than keys which makes it really hard to learn the controls (have to keep referencing the key bindings screen).

So I thought I'd 'restart' the game, and used the steam 'Remove Local Content' option, thinking it would just remove local settings/data files etc, NOT THE WHOLE BLINKING GAME!@@332. So had to redownload the 17GB again...

Aw man. That's awful.  Well enjoy it now man! Glad to know you're a souls fan. Praise it!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 14, 2016, 11:24:45 AM
So uhhh, who wants to discuss the game? I did put a spoiler warning on the whole thread
 Where are you guys in the game currently? I'm at the swamp currentlu

Not really sure where any place specific is. I got into the pit of hollows and killed the boss. Are you on pc? Or ps4?

Neither, xboxone. And I'm not sure I've been there yet :p only bit I've been to was a

the giant blueberrying tree that pissed me off because I couldn't figure out how to injure it at first
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 14, 2016, 01:02:48 PM
So uhhh, who wants to discuss the game? I did put a spoiler warning on the whole thread
 Where are you guys in the game currently? I'm at the swamp currentlu

Not really sure where any place specific is. I got into the pit of hollows and killed the boss. Are you on pc? Or ps4?

Neither, xboxone. And I'm not sure I've been there yet :p only bit I've been to was a

the giant blueberrying tree that pissed me off because I couldn't figure out how to injure it at first
I got it last night for the nextbox if you need any backup. Although I'm a little out of my element since my character spawned with a mace.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 14, 2016, 01:19:34 PM
So uhhh, who wants to discuss the game? I did put a spoiler warning on the whole thread
 Where are you guys in the game currently? I'm at the swamp currentlu

Not really sure where any place specific is. I got into the pit of hollows and killed the boss. Are you on pc? Or ps4?

Neither, xboxone. And I'm not sure I've been there yet :p only bit I've been to was a

the giant blueberrying tree that pissed me off because I couldn't figure out how to injure it at first
I got it last night for the nextbox if you need any backup. Although I'm a little out of my element since my character spawned with a mace.

Oh I beat it, just died horribly one my first attempt since I didn't know how to fight it.

But I'm down for coop at some point !
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 14, 2016, 02:38:54 PM
So uhhh, who wants to discuss the game? I did put a spoiler warning on the whole thread
 Where are you guys in the game currently? I'm at the swamp currentlu

Not really sure where any place specific is. I got into the pit of hollows and killed the boss. Are you on pc? Or ps4?

Neither, xboxone. And I'm not sure I've been there yet :p only bit I've been to was a

the giant blueberrying tree that pissed me off because I couldn't figure out how to injure it at first
I got it last night for the nextbox if you need any backup. Although I'm a little out of my element since my character spawned with a mace.

Oh I beat it, just died horribly one my first attempt since I didn't know how to fight it.

But I'm down for coop at some point !
I just got to the tree last night, I only got to play for about two hours before I had to get off. I haven't beat it yet, but I have only had one attempt. Any tips besides hit the fungus?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 14, 2016, 02:44:02 PM
So uhhh, who wants to discuss the game? I did put a spoiler warning on the whole thread
 Where are you guys in the game currently? I'm at the swamp currentlu

Not really sure where any place specific is. I got into the pit of hollows and killed the boss. Are you on pc? Or ps4?

Neither, xboxone. And I'm not sure I've been there yet :p only bit I've been to was a

the giant blueberrying tree that pissed me off because I couldn't figure out how to injure it at first
I got it last night for the nextbox if you need any backup. Although I'm a little out of my element since my character spawned with a mace.

Oh I beat it, just died horribly one my first attempt since I didn't know how to fight it.

But I'm down for coop at some point !
I just got to the tree last night, I only got to play for about two hours before I had to get off. I haven't beat it yet, but I have only had one attempt. Any tips besides hit the fungus?

Charcoal line resin, and coop can help baha
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on April 15, 2016, 12:15:59 AM
So I found out the controller thing is normal, they just basically haven't supported pc controls with the in game button hints.

In any case, I can't even beat the first boss  >:(
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The White Rabbit on April 15, 2016, 06:30:28 AM
So uhhh, who wants to discuss the game? I did put a spoiler warning on the whole thread
 Where are you guys in the game currently? I'm at the swamp currentlu

Not really sure where any place specific is. I got into the pit of hollows and killed the boss. Are you on pc? Or ps4?

Neither, xboxone. And I'm not sure I've been there yet :p only bit I've been to was a

the giant blueberrying tree that pissed me off because I couldn't figure out how to injure it at first
I got it last night for the nextbox if you need any backup. Although I'm a little out of my element since my character spawned with a mace.

Oh I beat it, just died horribly one my first attempt since I didn't know how to fight it.

But I'm down for coop at some point !
I just got to the tree last night, I only got to play for about two hours before I had to get off. I haven't beat it yet, but I have only had one attempt. Any tips besides hit the fungus?

Charcoal line resin, and coop can help baha

Pffft coop is for the weak xD just soloed the Abyss Watchers and that was truley a nasty fight. Also the Watchdogs of Farron is my favourite covenant since those who tresspass deserve to be slain xD
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on April 15, 2016, 08:33:41 AM
Playing on PC atm, man this games good but DAMN I wasn't ready for the boss that resembles a large plant thing...  ;)

the first boss I got stuck on was the second one, man he hit harddddddd
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The White Rabbit on April 15, 2016, 09:04:08 AM
So far I felt that the deacons of the deep was an underwhelming fight once you catch on you can do it easily. Took me a 2 attempts the first was death by curse which was easy to avoid.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 15, 2016, 02:49:57 PM
Deacons was a piece of cake for me, one shot I do believe, though I haven't dine anything about those giants yet....

And the only thing I've cooped was the abys watchers not vmbecasue I needed to, but just wanted to do some coop with atlas.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 15, 2016, 09:19:56 PM
Alright, so, I updated my graphics card driver, and can now play the game at a steady 20+fps, so I can actually play it now! Huzzah!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 15, 2016, 09:36:39 PM
So I found out the controller thing is normal, they just basically haven't supported pc controls with the in game button hints.

In any case, I can't even beat the first boss  >:(

This your first souls game? And what build you going with?

and do you mean the boss or the crystal lizard?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 15, 2016, 10:02:37 PM
Alright, so, I updated my graphics card driver, and can now play the game at a steady 20+fps, so I can actually play it now! Huzzah!

Nice!!! Praise the sun
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on April 15, 2016, 10:59:23 PM
This your first souls game? And what build you going with?

First. Knight. ludex-gundyr.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 15, 2016, 11:07:48 PM
This your first souls game? And what build you going with?

First. Knight. ludex-gundyr.
If you havnt beaten him yet, I'll give you a tip. With a boss like him, it is a lot easier to be a light roller than a tank like a knight. Some bosses will be easier for a tank, but one like ludex, you need to be able to dodge. Perhaps try taking off a piece of armour to be able to roll faster.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on April 16, 2016, 12:07:14 AM
If you havnt beaten him yet, I'll give you a tip. With a boss like him, it is a lot easier to be a light roller than a tank like a knight. Some bosses will be easier for a tank, but one like ludex, you need to be able to dodge. Perhaps try taking off a piece of armour to be able to roll faster.
That helped and I watched a youtube vid. My big mistake was trying to keep distance on his second form. Once I stopped doing that and just stuck close, I killed him on second attempt.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 16, 2016, 12:17:34 AM
If you havnt beaten him yet, I'll give you a tip. With a boss like him, it is a lot easier to be a light roller than a tank like a knight. Some bosses will be easier for a tank, but one like ludex, you need to be able to dodge. Perhaps try taking off a piece of armour to be able to roll faster.
That helped and I watched a youtube vid. My big mistake was trying to keep distance on his second form. Once I stopped doing that and just stuck close, I killed him on second attempt.

That is one thing you'll come to know with the souls games, it is often much easier to keep the fight at a close proximity rather than a distance. Unless you are a mage, being close and personal is the wqy to go with almost all bosses. Just have to keep an eye in stamina/poise for a tank or time your rolls for a lighter build such as my Dex archer
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 16, 2016, 12:31:42 AM
Also for anyone looking for a great play through youtuber, a good friend of mine just started playing. He is a souls expert, and is going through this blind, he will be talking about the lore, and basically doing all the game has to offer. His channel name is GeneratuonHollow, and he is the best content creator in the dark souls community IMO.

Youtube.com/generationhollow

That's his channel if anyone wants to check him out. His vids are amazing, lore filled, and very funny. He has full playthroughs of Dark souls 1, Dark Souls 2, and Bloodborne on his channel, including dlcs. Check him out!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 16, 2016, 02:10:30 AM
If you havnt beaten him yet, I'll give you a tip. With a boss like him, it is a lot easier to be a light roller than a tank like a knight. Some bosses will be easier for a tank, but one like ludex, you need to be able to dodge. Perhaps try taking off a piece of armour to be able to roll faster.
That helped and I watched a youtube vid. My big mistake was trying to keep distance on his second form. Once I stopped doing that and just stuck close, I killed him on second attempt.
Psst, Craig, if you ever want a friendly partner for coop, I'm more than willing to help you out! ;) As it turns out, if you use the password feature, levels between characters don't matter, as it scales the summoned phantom if they're above your level. ;)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 17, 2016, 05:18:06 PM
So, I had made plenty of progress recently, having defeated two of the lords of cinder, the Abyss Watchers and Aldritch, being the two defeated so far. When I had progressed through Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, somewhere made me feel plenty of feels. Putting the stuff into a spoiler for spoilery reasons.
I had made it to Anor "flipping" Londo, or rather, what remained of it...(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/451859178978460410/4DFF23FCB7EB3B149CA6AA9613011111BD52A025/)
The city of the Gods, a once bright and awe inspiring location, now blanketed in the cold night...
(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/451859178978460130/B42F75732E1AF6AF0F9054B98FF85C5C77858893/)
I won't be posting pictures of what gave me the sad feels, but you'll know once you see them. ;-;

Also, made a new character for teh lulz.
(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/451859178978459882/7240A601743D68ECBEDB7C8F9991EC4387437AE9/)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 17, 2016, 05:47:54 PM
So, I had made plenty of progress recently, having defeated two of the lords of cinder, the Abyss Watchers and Aldritch, being the two defeated so far. When I had progressed through Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, somewhere made me feel plenty of feels. Putting the stuff into a spoiler for spoilery reasons.
I had made it to Anor "flipping" Londo, or rather, what remained of it...(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/451859178978460410/4DFF23FCB7EB3B149CA6AA9613011111BD52A025/)
The city of the Gods, a once bright and awe inspiring location, now blanketed in the cold night...
(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/451859178978460130/B42F75732E1AF6AF0F9054B98FF85C5C77858893/)
I won't be posting pictures of what gave me the sad feels, but you'll know once you see them. ;-;

Also, made a new character for teh lulz.
(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/451859178978459882/7240A601743D68ECBEDB7C8F9991EC4387437AE9/)

It's like a Demonic Groucho Marx.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 17, 2016, 09:04:16 PM
Jesus gk, how much have you been playing XD I only just got to the boreal valley. Given I've spent a lot of time in each area finding everything there is to find, and cooping on other worlds, but still
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 17, 2016, 09:28:08 PM
Jesus gk, how much have you been playing XD
Well, you see, the thing is... I'm about 80%(?) through the game I believe.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 17, 2016, 10:24:27 PM
Jesus gk, how much have you been playing XD
Well, you see, the thing is... I'm about 80%(?) through the game I believe.

Good lord.... How many hours?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 17, 2016, 11:23:55 PM
Jesus gk, how much have you been playing XD
Well, you see, the thing is... I'm about 80%(?) through the game I believe.

Good lord.... How many hours?
26. A bit of that time is from hosting fight clubs. :D
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 17, 2016, 11:50:25 PM
Getting it tomorrow! Hoping I can keep a steady magic build.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 18, 2016, 01:59:26 AM
Getting it tomorrow! Hoping I can keep a steady magic build.

You can! Even more so then the other games in the series with the Ashen Estus Flask added. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 18, 2016, 02:00:12 AM
Jesus gk, how much have you been playing XD
Well, you see, the thing is... I'm about 80%(?) through the game I believe.

Good lord.... How many hours?
26. A bit of that time is from hosting fight clubs. :D
You have less than me yet your further XD I'm taking my time going through every area 100% :p
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Stoneart on April 18, 2016, 02:10:12 AM
I'm taking my time going through every area 100% :p

I'm doing the same. I need top know each area and the locations of the spells for all my other builds I will make. I've been running through with a DEX HEX build which also has been using some miracles. Interesting that pyromancy has now been given stat requirements like Hex with a need for both int and fth.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on April 18, 2016, 04:26:11 AM
I've been experimenting with builds, my first class was deprived and wasn't so bad but the low health early game made it more critical to not get hit when it counts I started a new character as a knight going a mixed build of health, raw strength and I've already done way more (6 hours less time!) the games damn fantastic, cannot wait for a 21:9 fix.

What's everyones fave weapons/armour sets? if anyone replies and is past the area after road of sacrifice just be as vague as possible thanks :)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The White Rabbit on April 18, 2016, 05:31:29 AM
My current set is the Fallen Knight Armour set mixed with the shield from the cursed tree and Sword from my current covenant.

It makes me look like very ragged and the sword has an amazing special attack while making me light enough to roll still.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on April 18, 2016, 05:45:08 AM
My current set is the Fallen Knight Armour set mixed with the shield from the cursed tree and Sword from my current covenant.

It makes me look like very ragged and the sword has an amazing special attack while making me light enough to roll still.
Nice, love the fallen set! I'm using the helm mixed with the fire keepers robes :3 and the mirra pants as they are light, the ultra greatsword is so heavy!

Pro-tip take the knight and the fire gem burial gift, first thing after you get to firelink is to infuse the longsword with the gem and bam early game become twice as easy so if your having trouble give that a go, also put  a decent amount into your health, 20 or so would be ideal early that way you can really make a few mistakes and still be ok :)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 18, 2016, 12:23:25 PM
Getting it tomorrow! Hoping I can keep a steady magic build.

You can! Even more so then the other games in the series with the Ashen Estus Flask added. Enjoy!
Cant wait, why cant school be shorter :(
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on April 18, 2016, 12:59:11 PM
Finally with some work around we've got 21:9 support http://i.imgur.com/zDiRojL.jpg looks amazing :D (thats my character)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 18, 2016, 09:22:43 PM
I'll get a cool pic of my character too soon, but man blueberry the boreal valley and irlthyl it is the first area to actually kick my butt. Dungeon jailers are annoying cause they don't have to hit you to hurt you, and the boss in the big cathedral is killing me.

First time I've actually struggled so far. Perhaps I should head to the demon ruins instead.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 18, 2016, 09:56:51 PM
I'll get a cool pic of my character too soon, but man blueberry the boreal valley and irlthyl it is the first area to actually kick my butt. Dungeon jailers are annoying cause they don't have to hit you to hurt you, and the boss in the big cathedral is killing me.

First time I've actually struggled so far. Perhaps I should head to the demon ruins instead.
Hehe, I'm at the end of the game apparently. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) If you were on PC, I'd offer my help, but, y'know...
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 18, 2016, 10:09:38 PM
I'll get a cool pic of my character too soon, but man blueberry the boreal valley and irlthyl it is the first area to actually kick my butt. Dungeon jailers are annoying cause they don't have to hit you to hurt you, and the boss in the big cathedral is killing me.

First time I've actually struggled so far. Perhaps I should head to the demon ruins instead.
Hehe, I'm at the end of the game apparently. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) If you were on PC, I'd offer my help, but, y'know...

Jeez, youre just flying through. And normally I prefer to take on the Voss alone, at least for my first attempt, ubkrss someone insists ::)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 19, 2016, 01:28:01 AM
Here's what my first Fashion Souls build looked like. ;)
(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/451859561977931098/F834C67F7CAC986AFBE5EA4E4E7A87471624EFA9/)
And my current set up, which is super spoilery. I'd recommend not checking it unless you're OK with a bit of spoiling. ;)
(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/451859561977930744/E6B6D3D7DE523B3BBBB5FDA28E814FD0DDD8BF64/)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 19, 2016, 02:11:25 PM
I'll get a cool pic of my character too soon, but man blueberry the boreal valley and irlthyl it is the first area to actually kick my butt. Dungeon jailers are annoying cause they don't have to hit you to hurt you, and the boss in the big cathedral is killing me.

First time I've actually struggled so far. Perhaps I should head to the demon ruins instead.
If you need my help just let me know. That area was pretty easy for me. Especially since I use Cheese of Denial
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 19, 2016, 08:19:17 PM
(http://imgur.com/pZKNuFh)



Edit: My link wont work... So here is it separately

http://imgur.com/pZKNuFh
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 20, 2016, 12:27:15 AM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on April 20, 2016, 12:34:39 AM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 20, 2016, 12:51:52 AM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 20, 2016, 03:14:35 AM
Finished play through one. Started a second character and killed the first boss. If anyone needs help, ill have two characters in different ranges to help with.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on April 20, 2016, 10:16:51 AM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.
I haven't even managed to get a single hit on Vordt yet O_O
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 20, 2016, 10:28:33 AM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.
I haven't even managed to get a single hit on Vordt yet O_O

The way to fight Vordt is to stay under him. When he gets to his second stage, just make sure yiunare ready to dodge for his charge attacks, and still stay under/behind him
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 20, 2016, 12:13:52 PM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.

O.O Im scared
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 20, 2016, 01:44:32 PM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.

O.O Im scared

Oh believe me, there is a reason the doc in dark souls one was named prepare to die. The entire franchise is known for its difficulty. Even for veterans of the series it'll still pose a challenge at times haha.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 20, 2016, 02:02:17 PM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.

O.O Im scared

Oh believe me, there is a reason the doc in dark souls one was named prepare to die. The entire franchise is known for its difficulty. Even for veterans of the series it'll still pose a challenge at times haha.

Trust me, I know all about the dark souls series and how its challenging, but this is my first Souls game playthrough and it hit me like a truck.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 20, 2016, 04:28:17 PM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.

O.O Im scared

Oh believe me, there is a reason the doc in dark souls one was named prepare to die. The entire franchise is known for its difficulty. Even for veterans of the series it'll still pose a challenge at times haha.

Trust me, I know all about the dark souls series and how its challenging, but this is my first Souls game playthrough and it hit me like a truck.
Here's one tip... If you ever get into a boss fight and the name says
"Eye of the Storm", use a homeward bone and only go back if you have to. Not trying to spoil it, but he is an optional boss that has no impact on story progression, and is probably the hardest boss I have had to beat throughout the souls series. No point in beating him unless you want the armor or spear he is guarding.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 20, 2016, 06:42:07 PM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.

O.O Im scared

Oh believe me, there is a reason the doc in dark souls one was named prepare to die. The entire franchise is known for its difficulty. Even for veterans of the series it'll still pose a challenge at times haha.

Trust me, I know all about the dark souls series and how its challenging, but this is my first Souls game playthrough and it hit me like a truck.
Here's one tip... If you ever get into a boss fight and the name says
"Eye of the Storm", use a homeward bone and only go back if you have to. Not trying to spoil it, but he is an optional boss that has no impact on story progression, and is probably the hardest boss I have had to beat throughout the souls series. No point in beating him unless you want the armor or spear he is guarding.
Actually, it's name is King of the Storm, and I'm currently refusing to finish the game until I defeat this a-hole. ;)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on April 20, 2016, 07:03:30 PM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
I found it easiest with knight or assassin, so tips for the fight.

take of your shield and helmet, gauntlets to probably you want to be fast rolling.

Stay CLOSE distance makes this fight so much harder!

Dual hand your longsword for the extra damage.

Every attack he does roll and get one back, strafe around him as much as you can and just attack, if you get enough dps in he will be staggered thats your chance to seriously get damage in.

Dont give up skeleton!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 20, 2016, 11:54:36 PM
Omg, I got on today, had a bit of free time between my studies, and man did I get a lot done. In the spoiler is a pic of one of the two bosses I beat, and how I feel about it XD

Again, spoilers though in a sense, has the boss name and location
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2usu7fk.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 21, 2016, 12:12:33 PM
Started a pyromancer build, and I beat the first boss finally!

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/obRwKwez2MM/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 21, 2016, 01:10:24 PM
Cant get past the first boss with my knight... great. The farthest I got his health bar was half of it down, then he and proceeds to mutate and give me the spank of death. Great game :D
Worry not, it only gets harder after the first boss ^-^
Believe me, you have no idea.

O.O Im scared

Oh believe me, there is a reason the doc in dark souls one was named prepare to die. The entire franchise is known for its difficulty. Even for veterans of the series it'll still pose a challenge at times haha.

Trust me, I know all about the dark souls series and how its challenging, but this is my first Souls game playthrough and it hit me like a truck.
Here's one tip... If you ever get into a boss fight and the name says
"Eye of the Storm", use a homeward bone and only go back if you have to. Not trying to spoil it, but he is an optional boss that has no impact on story progression, and is probably the hardest boss I have had to beat throughout the souls series. No point in beating him unless you want the armor or spear he is guarding.
Actually, it's name is King of the Storm, and I'm currently refusing to finish the game until I defeat this a-hole. ;)
I beat him the other day, but without cheese of denial, I would have lost. He was so close to dying, so I just charged him and hit him until he popped my protection, then I did a roll attack that hit him right in the crotch as he was about to swing again. I survived with one HP, and I've failed at helping my friend beat him every time since. He is the biggest a hole I have had to fight and I only beat him because of pure dumb luck and a cheap miracle
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 21, 2016, 04:52:21 PM
Started a pyromancer build, and I beat the first boss finally!

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/obRwKwez2MM/maxresdefault.jpg)

There ya go.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 21, 2016, 08:00:20 PM
Started a pyromancer build, and I beat the first boss finally!

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/obRwKwez2MM/maxresdefault.jpg)
There ya go.
I also went back to the very beginning before you even get a campfire and fought this giant ice lizard for a titanite shard.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 21, 2016, 08:59:36 PM
*crystal lizard, titanite *scale

Jeez
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 22, 2016, 12:17:50 PM
*crystal lizard, titanite *scale

Jeez

Sorry, all I read was titanite and I have lots of different kinds of titanite in my inventory and im quite sure its ice because it did a frost breath thing spawning ice crystals.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 22, 2016, 02:19:11 PM
*crystal lizard, titanite *scale

Jeez

Sorry, all I read was titanite and I have lots of different kinds of titanite in my inventory and im quite sure its ice because it did a frost breath thing spawning ice crystals.
Crystal is its own element in dark souls. There are crystal spells, weapons, enemies, and even armor(at least in ds1). It most likely isn't formed from ice, but from some kind of space magic from a world below.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 22, 2016, 03:31:04 PM
What atlas said. The name of the beast is "ravenous crystal lizard" and it had crystals covering it
 It has crystal breath which summons crystals.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 24, 2016, 04:29:02 AM
I dont care, I was just trying to share my experience not get lectured by a bunch of souls leaches
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 24, 2016, 12:33:22 PM
I dont care, I was just trying to share my experience not get lectured by a bunch of souls leaches
I don't know why you getting angry, we were just trying to help you understand what you were fighting. Having knowledge of what you are fighting and that crystal is it's own element will help you in the future. Specifically, you won't be bringing fire to try to melt it now that you know it isn't ice.

Nothing either of us said was hostile in the slightest. Yet you were extremely hostile. I don't see how we are the "Leeches" here
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 24, 2016, 01:39:13 PM
I dont care, I was just trying to share my experience not get lectured by a bunch of souls leaches
Actually this is a leech in Dark Souls, we are just informative experienced Dark Souls players letting you know a bit a bout the game.
(http://i68.tinypic.com/20tqb05.png)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Dryym on April 24, 2016, 03:32:47 PM
I dont care, I was just trying to share my experience not get lectured by a bunch of souls leaches
Actually this is a leech in Dark Souls, we are just informative experienced Dark Souls players letting you know a bit a bout the game.
(http://i68.tinypic.com/20tqb05.png)

XD I was going to make that joke, But I felt it would be in bad taste. Damn Blighttown and it's 4 FPS.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on April 28, 2016, 05:33:06 AM
I'm not really understanding the equipment progression. I've been playing the game now for around 12 hours, almost finished Cathedral of the Deep, and I'm still using the same sword I started with, and the same shield. The only thing I've upgraded is the chest plate and leggings, which are only small upgrades from Knight to Lothric.

No other equipment I've found has been better than these initial items, except a couple of weapons which require like level 25-28+ strength or dex which I'm no where near.

I don't really get it.

I'd have thought after this much play I would have re-kitted several times. And it's not for lack of finding stuff. I've found probably 20+ melee weapons, around 10-15 shields, and around 10 sets of armor. But none of them are as good as the ones I started with, including items in NPC shops.

My sword is infused with fire and reinforced twice, and light which helps keep my equip load < 70% (necessary for fast dodging afaik) which is one reason it's still better than others I've found, but still.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Dryym on April 28, 2016, 06:42:19 AM
I'm not really understanding the equipment progression. I've been playing the game now for around 12 hours, almost finished Cathedral of the Deep, and I'm still using the same sword I started with, and the same shield. The only thing I've upgraded is the chest plate and leggings, which are only small upgrades from Knight to Lothric.

No other equipment I've found has been better than these initial items, except a couple of weapons which require like level 25-28+ strength or dex which I'm no where near.

I don't really get it.

I'd have thought after this much play I would have re-kitted several times. And it's not for lack of finding stuff. I've found probably 20+ melee weapons, around 10-15 shields, and around 10 sets of armor. But none of them are as good as the ones I started with, including items in NPC shops.

My sword is infused with fire and reinforced twice, and light which helps keep my equip load < 70% (necessary for fast dodging afaik) which is one reason it's still better than others I've found, but still.

I haven't played 3, But from my knowledge of 1, Maybe I can be some help.

The first thing that I feel I should ask is how well your weapon scales with your stats compared to the others you've found?

Maybe you aren't noticing that, And are just looking at the base weapon stats.


But mainly I'd say to use what is effective for you. In 1 I used the halberd from the 3rd area in the game all the way until I got to anor londo. After which I switched to the silver knight spear which I've used for the rest of the game.

All other weapons I've used have been just for testing, And messing around.


Changing your equipment is only necessary if you don't like what you have, Or don't do well with it.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 28, 2016, 11:24:34 AM
I'm not really understanding the equipment progression. I've been playing the game now for around 12 hours, almost finished Cathedral of the Deep, and I'm still using the same sword I started with, and the same shield. The only thing I've upgraded is the chest plate and leggings, which are only small upgrades from Knight to Lothric.

No other equipment I've found has been better than these initial items, except a couple of weapons which require like level 25-28+ strength or dex which I'm no where near.

I don't really get it.

I'd have thought after this much play I would have re-kitted several times. And it's not for lack of finding stuff. I've found probably 20+ melee weapons, around 10-15 shields, and around 10 sets of armor. But none of them are as good as the ones I started with, including items in NPC shops.

My sword is infused with fire and reinforced twice, and light which helps keep my equip load < 70% (necessary for fast dodging afaik) which is one reason it's still better than others I've found, but still.
Many times the best weapons drop from enemies or are transfused by boss souls. If you have beat the grave rotted snowcone wood, you should have a transposing kiln. Go back to firelink shrine and look on the thrones of cinder. On one of them there is a legless guy who you can give it to to transpose boss souls.

Also, try killing enemies with a weapon you like. Farming them enough can yield their weapons and armor. But you will have to have a high enough dexterity/strength to use whatever you get.

If you are a fast character though I recommend the painting guardian sword, if it is anything like the one in DS1. It swings really fast and deals bleed, as well as doing better DPS than most weapons. Combine it with a buffing spell/miracle and you are golden. But this is only if it is like it was in DS1
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 28, 2016, 12:34:53 PM
I'm not really understanding the equipment progression. I've been playing the game now for around 12 hours, almost finished Cathedral of the Deep, and I'm still using the same sword I started with, and the same shield. The only thing I've upgraded is the chest plate and leggings, which are only small upgrades from Knight to Lothric.

No other equipment I've found has been better than these initial items, except a couple of weapons which require like level 25-28+ strength or dex which I'm no where near.

I don't really get it.

I'd have thought after this much play I would have re-kitted several times. And it's not for lack of finding stuff. I've found probably 20+ melee weapons, around 10-15 shields, and around 10 sets of armor. But none of them are as good as the ones I started with, including items in NPC shops.

My sword is infused with fire and reinforced twice, and light which helps keep my equip load < 70% (necessary for fast dodging afaik) which is one reason it's still better than others I've found, but still.
From what I have found in Dark Souls 3 armor wise, the "best" armor you'll get if often from the shrine hand .maiden. If you take your time in each area, you'll find that there are ashes in which you can gibe to her. These ashes lead to more weapon chooses, and more armor selection.

Question - have you found and saved greyrat the the if? He is locked up in a cell in the high walls of lothric. He sells the zweighhander, which is a great strength weapon. Also on the tower that the dragon is on is a claymore, which is another great strength weapon.


One thing about weapons in this game is often times certain ones are very good, and a lot of times those are starting weapons. For example the knight starts off with the long sword I do believe, which evidentially is one of the most balanced and stronger weapons in the game. You'll have to look for weapons that will scale (the letter grades you see in the item description) better to find a better weapon.


Another point on armor is the fact that the armor you are wearing, although great for raw damage defense, will be very poor against certain bosses who deal in dark, poison, magic, fire or electric damage. You may have to change accordingly.


And one finals point. Often times in a souls game, a lot of people play it as "fashion souls" rather than "what us the best armor". People wear the armor that looks the best, and given there is SO MANY options once you get late game, it is quite fun.

Just keep an eye out for ashes to give to the shrine handmaide , you'll get a lot more armor that way.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 28, 2016, 12:38:37 PM
Oh yeah, and the "top three" heavy armor sets are not found until much later in the game. Much later. If you are looking for a brilliant heavy set, you'll have to wait until you get a ways through the game. Right now, I'd say your MAYBE a quarter way through stroy line wise.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 28, 2016, 12:40:04 PM
My guy looks like a giant marshmallow right now.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 28, 2016, 12:53:45 PM

Another point on armor is the fact that the armor you are wearing, although great for raw damage defense, will be very poor against certain bosses who deal in dark, poison, magic, fire or electric damage. You may have to change accordingly.


And one finals point. Often times in a souls game, a lot of people play it as "fashion souls" rather than "what us the best armor". People wear the armor that looks the best, and given there is SO MANY options once you get late game, it is quite fun.

Just keep an eye out for ashes to give to the shrine handmaide , you'll get a lot more armor that way.
Regarding the armor defense in this game, fashion souls is literally all that matters now. There was a post on reddit a while ago that explained how defense worked in this game, as it's different than the first two DkS games, and went on to say that the only thing that matters is if you actually have armor on, because not having an armor piece equipped causes you to take much more damage than if you have even the weakest piece of armor. I'll see if I can find the post later when I have time.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on April 28, 2016, 02:29:20 PM

Another point on armor is the fact that the armor you are wearing, although great for raw damage defense, will be very poor against certain bosses who deal in dark, poison, magic, fire or electric damage. You may have to change accordingly.


And one finals point. Often times in a souls game, a lot of people play it as "fashion souls" rather than "what us the best armor". People wear the armor that looks the best, and given there is SO MANY options once you get late game, it is quite fun.

Just keep an eye out for ashes to give to the shrine handmaide , you'll get a lot more armor that way.
Regarding the armor defense in this game, fashion souls is literally all that matters now. There was a post on reddit a while ago that explained how defense worked in this game, as it's different than the first two DkS games, and went on to say that the only thing that matters is if you actually have armor on, because not having an armor piece equipped causes you to take much more damage than if you have even the weakest piece of armor. I'll see if I can find the post later when I have time.
That's sad. This crap used to matter and made creating a "build" more fun. :/ So basically you're just wearing it as a buffer of damage and concentrating on weapon enhancements?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 28, 2016, 02:39:39 PM

Another point on armor is the fact that the armor you are wearing, although great for raw damage defense, will be very poor against certain bosses who deal in dark, poison, magic, fire or electric damage. You may have to change accordingly.


And one finals point. Often times in a souls game, a lot of people play it as "fashion souls" rather than "what us the best armor". People wear the armor that looks the best, and given there is SO MANY options once you get late game, it is quite fun.

Just keep an eye out for ashes to give to the shrine handmaide , you'll get a lot more armor that way.
Regarding the armor defense in this game, fashion souls is literally all that matters now. There was a post on reddit a while ago that explained how defense worked in this game, as it's different than the first two DkS games, and went on to say that the only thing that matters is if you actually have armor on, because not having an armor piece equipped causes you to take much more damage than if you have even the weakest piece of armor. I'll see if I can find the post later when I have time.
Really? Well it looks like I need to find a hat for my Smurf, oompa loompa, and Dremora characters
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 28, 2016, 06:45:46 PM
Here's that post I mentioned earlier - Here! (https://www.reddit.com/r/darksouls3/comments/4dsvfa/guide_how_defense_works_and_how_damage_is/)

And for those too lazy to just click the link, here it is copy and pasted over here.

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I recently posted about the effects of equip load on stamina regen and everyone got into a tizzy, so I took it upon myself to determine exactly how much armor matters in this game.

Turns out, armor matters a lot. However, it doesn't matter in the way you think it does.

To gather data, I let the same hollow hit me with the same running overhead attack on the same character hundreds of times, with different armor combinations each time.

The number on the left side of the defense section indicates flat damage reduction, and the number on the right indicates % damage reduction. The % reduction, or "absorption" as its called in-game, is calculated after the flat reduction has been subtracted. The flat reduction is exactly as it sounds. Taking 300 damage with 150 flat reduction and 0 absorption means you take 150 damage.

Here's a few numbers to prove the formula, though you might notice a weird trend near the higher numbers. http://pastebin.com/uZbgep99

So basically damage is calculated as (Base - flat reduction) x (100-absorption). Once you get above 20% absorption, the absorption level's effectiveness starts going down so it is no longer 1:1 with 1% of damage reduction, but it still follows the same principle. I just can't figure out the exact curve right now.

Now here's some weird avocado.

The type of armor you have on does not matter in terms of flat damage reduction. The game only cares that you have armor on. So, I could have full Havels on, and then switch to a full Robe set, and have the exact same flat damage reduction. The only number that changes is the % absorption.

Each armor slot grants a specific bonus to your total flat defense. Not having a piece of armor has the following penalties:

No chest: Decrease of base resist by 20%.

No legs: Decrease of base resist by 14%.

No arms: Decrease of base resist by 6%.

No helmet: Decrease of base resist by 10%.


This means if you have 150 flat defense as a result of your SL and your stats, and you take off your chest piece, regardless of what it is, you would now take exactly 30 more damage from attacks (or 20%), assuming it were possible to have armor on with no absorption level.

So what does all of this mean exactly? Basically, armor is extremely important. Naked people take a avocado ton more damage than people in rags. Heavy armor still has % reduction which is great for reducing damage from big fat slow hitting weapons, but everyone, regardless of the type of armor, gets the same flat damage reduction overall. This is why smaller weapons do such little damage compared to PVE enemies - because everyone has the same flat reduction, and the % absorption is so tiny that the armor is sort of irrelevant.

So, in a nutshell - Heavy armor = good for big fat weapons as it adds a % reduction, which will prevent a large chunk of damage. Light armor, or really any armor, is good against smaller weapons, because the game doesn't care what type of armor you have, as long as you have it equipped. Being naked means your flat damage reduction is 50% lower than someone in basic rags.

I think I covered everything. Let me know if you have any questions.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 28, 2016, 07:16:24 PM
Does it take anyone else ages for the game to retrieve the latest callibrations? mine always takes forever, failing multiple times.

Also, i had read that before /gk certainly interesting. I honestly like it, rewards people for wearing full armor.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on April 28, 2016, 09:34:23 PM
I'm just confused on the whole poise thing, I feel like I shouldnt be getting staggered by a tiny rat constantly... I read that it was switched off? seems like it is just resistances now based on your post /gk


https://www.reddit.com/r/darksouls3/comments/4gdj3j/discussion_about_a_recent_discovery_about_a/

very interesting post.

So anyway I beat the game (first journey) that last boss fight oh man with that music and everything was AWESOME....
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 28, 2016, 09:37:35 PM
I'm just confused on the whole poise thing, I feel like I shouldnt be getting staggered by a tiny rat constantly... I read that it was switched off? seems like it is just resistances now based on your post /gk


https://www.reddit.com/r/darksouls3/comments/4gdj3j/discussion_about_a_recent_discovery_about_a/

very interesting post.
I had either read something about poise, or heard a streamer I watch talk about it, but the idea is that since (if) the game is built upon Dark Souls 1, then the old poise mechanic may just be a remnant of the old code, so not necessarily being switched off.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on April 28, 2016, 09:55:56 PM
And, now, on to a more fun topic that isn't about game mechanics. Funny PvP videos!

Here's the current state of PvP in the game. Warning, spoilery location in this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ZITQ6bluA

Here's a good old fashioned trolling video. Not spoilery, as it's done in the first location of the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hxCb6l2n4c

And here's one I just enjoyed. :P Includes some late game locations, so watch at your own risk. ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxJX23KTHTk
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Fuertey on April 28, 2016, 10:12:03 PM
Make the most of it because you're unlikely to see a Dark Souls IV:

http://www.geek.com/games/dark-souls-iii-is-the-last-dark-souls-game-fromsoftware-is-focused-on-new-ip-1653517/

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-27-dark-souls-dev-begins-work-on-new-ip-report
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on April 28, 2016, 11:21:11 PM
@Fuertey, yes this is well know as being the last of the "souls franchise" but it is certainly not the last of the soulsesk type games from fromsoft. I've done a lot of reading, and had many discussions with a few other soups fanatics, and miasaki said that although this is the last "dark souls" game, it isn't the last souls game. He intends to take the game in a new direction, and as such is sending of the "Dark souls" franchise in order to create a new one. (Now that I think about it, that is probably why he included so much fanservice in the game)



Anyways, I've still not beaten the game 100% yet, I'm currently at the place after the electric boss (trying to stay spoiler free here, for others sake) and I'm loving it. I'm going quite in depth in all my exploration and lore searching, this game is beautiful.

I also just started a new character, going strength instead of Dex, and will be going down a different path for this character. But wow, strength is sooooo much easier in the starting area haha, killed gundyr so quick, one shot on both builds (Dex vs str) but still, so much more damage.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Clerical on April 29, 2016, 01:24:42 AM
I also just started a new character, going strength instead of Dex, and will be going down a different path for this character. But wow, strength is sooooo much easier in the starting area haha, killed gundyr so quick, one shot on both builds (Dex vs str) but still, so much more damage.

yeah i was tempted to change my stats to a more str base build as str is realy powerfull in this souls game, specially with the Fume Great Sword, Basically two hit everything but bosses, and if not stagger then enough to do it again lol
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 29, 2016, 01:53:48 AM
I am currently trying to manage 4 characters at once. My play through 2 faith build, my oompa loompa mage, my Smurf strength build, and my dremora pyromancer.

Does anyone have any suggestions on pyromancies to use? Despite gathering all the pyromancies on DS1 for the achievement, I've never actually had a full on pyromancer character.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 29, 2016, 12:31:01 PM
I've gone through like 4 characters, this my first souls game. A knight, pyromancer, sorcerer, and now a warrior (Warrior is now my main). I played my first pvp match ever on a Souls game. It was a 1 v 2, I invaded by myself. I was on a small wooden balcony by the fatty running around the statue in lothric as invader, they didn't know I was above the entrance to fatty. The white phantom goes out to kill my big friend and I drop on him, but he was already staggered from fatty, so I killed him (mine you these guys have been shooting arrows and stuff at me so at this point in our 30 minute battle, I had no health and no estus.) I got a estus back from killing him, then the Host of Embers comes out, he misses his riposte on me and hits the fatty, so I start swinging with my battle axe +2 with some magic effect I got from killing the mimic. I ran out of stamina and he started wailing on me so I rolled and finished him off. I won, got my pale tongue and now im trying to get the Unbroken red eye orb. That was basically my first Souls PvP experience, I recorded the end part on Xbox one.

All this was done with my main Warrior build
I use this build.
https://youtu.be/bxOUpMqNbZs
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 01, 2016, 10:07:05 PM
Well, I have now reached the infamous nameless king, and I killed the first part of the fight, then ran out of heals about half way through the second. He's difficult, but it doesn't seem too bad, least not if you time the dodges right, but in may be wrong, a deathtage may be soon coming, perhaps I was lucky
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 01, 2016, 10:16:52 PM
I now see where this boss stands
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on May 02, 2016, 12:43:07 PM
Im currently lvl 66, killed Yhorm at 64. Im pretty sure I need to fight the dancer. What level should I be for that?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Clerical on May 02, 2016, 01:07:16 PM
Im currently lvl 66, killed Yhorm at 64. Im pretty sure I need to fight the dancer. What level should I be for that?

From the suggested level guide
http://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/Recommended%20Level+by+Location

You're over leveled by a bit. im lower level and am quite further then you are so you should be fine.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on May 02, 2016, 05:43:49 PM
Well, I have now reached the infamous nameless king, and I killed the first part of the fight, then ran out of heals about half way through the second. He's difficult, but it doesn't seem too bad, least not if you time the dodges right, but in may be wrong, a deathtage may be soon coming, perhaps I was lucky
He was much easier on play through 2 for me. Probably because I had 80 levels on when I killed him on play through 1
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 02, 2016, 08:02:19 PM
Well, I have now reached the infamous nameless king, and I killed the first part of the fight, then ran out of heals about half way through the second. He's difficult, but it doesn't seem too bad, least not if you time the dodges right, but in may be wrong, a deathtage may be soon coming, perhaps I was lucky
He was much easier on play through 2 for me. Probably because I had 80 levels on when I killed him on play through 1
80 levels higher? Jesus what level are you haha
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Dryym on May 02, 2016, 08:18:07 PM
Well, I have now reached the infamous nameless king, and I killed the first part of the fight, then ran out of heals about half way through the second. He's difficult, but it doesn't seem too bad, least not if you time the dodges right, but in may be wrong, a deathtage may be soon coming, perhaps I was lucky
He was much easier on play through 2 for me. Probably because I had 80 levels on when I killed him on play through 1
80 levels higher? Jesus what level are you haha

Maybe he never leveled up his character for the first play through so he was level 81 when he killed him the second time.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on May 02, 2016, 09:20:54 PM
One thing about weapons in this game is often times certain ones are very good, and a lot of times those are starting weapons. For example the knight starts off with the long sword I do believe, which evidentially is one of the most balanced and stronger weapons in the game. You'll have to look for weapons that will scale (the letter grades you see in the item description) better to find a better weapon.
Actually I was closer to 20 hours.

I had already tried everything you suggested above. Still not found anything better than I started with (that I can actually yet use). I guess I'm just thinking about it wrong, maybe it's just more of a preference thing than a progression thing.

And yes, I started with the Knight + Long Sword, infused with fire. The infused fire damage it what makes it better than everything else I've found so far.

The Cathedral of the Deep has been the most frustrating area by far. I must have lost over 50k souls here, and although I've almost finished it, I've hardly levelled up at all because of all the lost souls. I know it's optional, but I thought I'd do it anyway, to level up (which hasn't happened) and just because it's such an awesome place.

I'm starting to dislike the mechanism where you leave your souls at your place of death and then lose them forever if you don't recover them again on your next life. I understand it's purpose, but at the moment it's just causing me more bitterness towards the game than enjoyment, and I feel like it's causing the game to be more of a grind than it needs to be, and wastes a lot of time, and generally crushes any spirit of adventure or experimentation.

Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on May 02, 2016, 09:43:50 PM
I'm starting to dislike the mechanism where you leave your souls at your place of death and then lose them forever if you don't recover them again on your next life. I understand it's purpose, but at the moment it's just causing me more bitterness towards the game than enjoyment, and I feel like it's causing the game to be more of a grind than it needs to be, and wastes a lot of time, and generally crushes any spirit of adventure or experimentation.
This is where a Ring of Sacrifice comes in. If you had died already, and were wearing a ring of sacrifice upon your second death, your souls would still be reachable. If you're having trouble with an area, it's generally a good idea to try another area, summon, or just keep trying to power through the area.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on May 02, 2016, 09:54:10 PM
This is where a Ring of Sacrifice comes in.
I only have 2 of those. I'm talking about scores of deaths.

If you're having trouble with an area, it's generally a good idea to try another area
The next area is generally harder.

summon
I'm not sure it would help.

or just keep trying to power through the area.
That's what I do, and get killed unexpectedly before recovering the souls from previous death. The problem is even the lowliest creature can kill you, very quickly. You can't underestimate anything in this game, everything can kill you in the blink of an eye. Just one mistake is often fatal. It's extremely unforgiving. I guess I'm just not used to it and am too relaxed.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on May 02, 2016, 11:06:12 PM
This is where a Ring of Sacrifice comes in.
I only have 2 of those. I'm talking about scores of deaths.

If you're having trouble with an area, it's generally a good idea to try another area
The next area is generally harder.

summon
I'm not sure it would help.

or just keep trying to power through the area.
That's what I do, and get killed unexpectedly before recovering the souls from previous death. The problem is even the lowliest creature can kill you, very quickly. You can't underestimate anything in this game, everything can kill you in the blink of an eye. Just one mistake is often fatal. It's extremely unforgiving. I guess I'm just not used to it and am too relaxed.
Summoning can actually be far more helpful that it seems. In fact, if you decide you are willing to risk being invaded by two people, you can use the dried knuckle, which will allow you to summon up to 3 other phantoms. If you feel like you need souls, but aren't sure enough to get through this area, put your sign down and help other players get through it. No risk for soul loss if you die as a phantom. It'll even help you get a lay of the land with less risk to yourself.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on May 03, 2016, 01:31:37 AM
Well, I have now reached the infamous nameless king, and I killed the first part of the fight, then ran out of heals about half way through the second. He's difficult, but it doesn't seem too bad, least not if you time the dodges right, but in may be wrong, a deathtage may be soon coming, perhaps I was lucky
He was much easier on play through 2 for me. Probably because I had 80 levels on when I killed him on play through 1
80 levels higher? Jesus what level are you haha
I'm around 160 right now. I believe I killed him around 75.

I found a spot on play through 2 will killing an enemy gives me 19k souls. He dies in 3 sunlight spears, and is roughly a 12 second run from the bonfire while wearing a symbol of avarice. Better than the guy who died in one spear, was a 10 second run, and gave me 9k.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 03, 2016, 01:44:50 AM
@atlas jeez, I'm capping myself at 120 for PvP since it is consider the meta for PvP.

And Craig, the Cathedral is not optional you need to go there to progress the game. And as for tips, gk summed it up pretty nicely.

One thing, you said your logsword is infused with fire, doing that lessens the scaling of the weapon itself. Although the sword may look better than some of the options you have, they will be better since they scale better. Scaling in this game is often much grander than people give t credit for.

As for strength weapons, what is your strength level? There are plenty of boss weapons that are great strength weapons as a whole.

Again, the logsword is a good weapon, some people use it throughout the entire game it is that good. But if you are looking for better strength weapons, they will come later in the game/come from soul transposition... And yes they will take a lot of leveling


The best way to gain levels early on is by putting your summon sign out by a boss you have beaten, and you will fight that boss in coop and earn a good amount of souls.

As for the soul loss problem, the ring is the only way to surely fix it. If you are having trouble with the cathedral, may I ask if you have the shortcuts unlocked, there are about three different shortcuts in the cathedral itself, which allow for a much easier time getting to and from it.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on May 03, 2016, 01:58:11 AM
@atlas jeez, I'm capping myself at 120 for PvP since it is consider the meta for PvP.

And Craig, the Cathedral is not optional you need to go there to progress the game. And as for tips, gk summed it up pretty nicely.

One thing, you said your logsword is infused with fire, doing that lessens the scaling of the weapon itself. Although the sword may look better than some of the options you have, they will be better since they scale better. Scaling in this game is often much grander than people give t credit for.

As for strength weapons, what is your strength level? There are plenty of boss weapons that are great strength weapons as a whole.

Again, the logsword is a good weapon, some people use it throughout the entire game it is that good. But if you are looking for better strength weapons, they will come later in the game/come from soul transposition... And yes they will take a lot of leveling


The best way to gain levels early on is by putting your summon sign out by a boss you have beaten, and you will fight that boss in coop and earn a good amount of souls.

As for the soul loss problem, the ring is the only way to surely fix it. If you are having trouble with the cathedral, may I ask if you have the shortcuts unlocked, there are about three different shortcuts in the cathedral itself, which allow for a much easier time getting to and from it.
My fifth character I am currently trying to set up for pvp. My first four are to test out all the different weapon types/build types
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 03, 2016, 02:15:23 AM
WOOO OMG YES NAMELESS IS DOWN.

Man this is why I play dark Souls, it'll kick you ass over and over but when you finally beat it, man does it feel good. Jeez, that was by far the hardest boss I've faced in the entire souls series (dark souls, bloodborne, some of DkS2)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Clerical on May 03, 2016, 02:23:31 AM
that was by far the hardest boss I've faced in the entire souls series (dark souls, bloodborne, some of DkS2)
looking forward to it, i have a feeling im going to need to change my stats/build for that fight, the hardest fight i've had in dark souls are propably artorias on DK1, died over 10 times trying to kill it, even the hardest bosses i usualy only die 3-4 times, altho i've not had the chance to play blood borne/demon souls, played all the dark soul series.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 03, 2016, 02:25:52 AM
that was by far the hardest boss I've faced in the entire souls series (dark souls, bloodborne, some of DkS2)
looking forward to it, i have a feeling im going to need to change my stats/build for that fight, the hardest fight i've had in dark souls are propably artorias on DK1, died over 10 times trying to kill it, even the hardest bosses i usualy only die 3-4 times, altho i've not had the chance to play blood borne/demon souls, played all the dark soul series.

Definitely harder than Artorias. Though I didn't personally find artorias too bad.
This boss his hard, and has deceptive attacks. And he's optional which makes him so much worse XD
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Clerical on May 03, 2016, 02:58:58 AM
that was by far the hardest boss I've faced in the entire souls series (dark souls, bloodborne, some of DkS2)
looking forward to it, i have a feeling im going to need to change my stats/build for that fight, the hardest fight i've had in dark souls are propably artorias on DK1, died over 10 times trying to kill it, even the hardest bosses i usualy only die 3-4 times, altho i've not had the chance to play blood borne/demon souls, played all the dark soul series.

Definitely harder than Artorias. Though I didn't personally find artorias too bad.
This boss his hard, and has deceptive attacks. And he's optional which makes him so much worse XD
i usualy like to 100% my dark souls play through so i will definetly go there, currently artioras is the hardest boss for me in any soul game, even out of all DLC for them all. died so many times my first time fighting him, i kill him in 1 try now, but died so many times XD
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Clerical on May 03, 2016, 12:16:05 PM
For those of you who cannot play online on the xbox one sometimes due to errors "Retrieving Latest Calibrations"
Here a strange Fix
https://www.reddit.com/r/darksouls3/comments/4ehmkd/xbox_one_retrieving_latest_calibrations_fix/
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on May 03, 2016, 12:17:55 PM
Im currently lvl 66, killed Yhorm at 64. Im pretty sure I need to fight the dancer. What level should I be for that?

From the suggested level guide
http://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/Recommended%20Level+by+Location

You're over leveled by a bit. im lower level and am quite further then you are so you should be fine.

Thanks, im level 80 now, I guess im a bit over leveled. But I beat dancer and dragonslayer armor. Now im in consumed garden. Im trying to get to archdragon peak. But im starting to farm souls
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Clerical on May 03, 2016, 12:21:49 PM

Nice you're around the some point i am, however i already did the optional areas (Not dragon peak yet, altho may go there soon)

Right now im changing my stats while PVPing trying to get all spells so need to get some ranks in pvp covenants.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on May 04, 2016, 12:24:28 PM
Currently level 86, farming souls. Trying to beat archdragon peak too. I allocated my points into a different areas so I can use Gundyrs halberd. After deafeating champion Gundyr, I really fell in love with his weapon. Idk why I did, but its really good in PvP too. Its weapon art is crazy good in my opinion.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/IIGnXc_JlSo/mqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 04, 2016, 06:39:49 PM
Well all I have left on playthrough one is the final boss now, so that should bring this to new game plus soon, but i am not quite ready to finish this playthrough off. Since i have every area unlocked I am going through each one, scavenging for loot, and farming enemies for their armor and weapons.
Then I will be doing all covenant quests to achieve their rewards.
Once that is done, ill prob do some fun pvp ganking for a bit and finally finish this off. I'm capping myself off at 120, it will be a quality build.


As for the gank, With Atlas and a few other yesterday, we had some fun farming and ganking, unfortunately since he is so over leveled not many invaded, but we got a few :D
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on May 05, 2016, 01:04:54 AM
Finally killed the Nameless king at level 89, then I started farming until level 95. I only need to beat two more bosses, Prince Lothric and Soul of Cinder. Im playing a lot of PvP, I got summoned into a match and I felt like a boss enemy and the Host of Embers was my master. He would summon people one by one and I they would see me sitting in path of dragon gesture at the end of half circle in Pontiffs pvp area. I would just plain out destroy them with my Gundyrs Halberd and what made it even cooler I was wearing is in my opinion the coolest looking armor in the game, Dragonslayers armor (Ornstein). I killed 5 people until I ran out of estus fully. I started doing the out of estus animation and the host knew it was time to fight me. It was really intense. I ended up winning and claiming my souls and pale tongue. Once I finish this character off, im gonna download Dark Souls 2 off this backwards compatibilty code I got from Souls 3.

(http://)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: .ok on May 07, 2016, 05:22:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2efQKVlkwc
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Clerical on May 09, 2016, 12:51:38 AM
Finaly got to the nameless king, already died 3 times (About the max against any other boss in this souls game)
And i don't think im going to beat him in the next attempt lol.

Altho i don't think he is that much of a hard boss, the only thing that causes it to be hard, is the wierd camera angle, both my deaths against the first form was from getting hit without being able to see and seeming i die to two hit it leaves me 1 hit when i get hit by a dead angle like that lol

altho i once i died because i tried to use an estoc to do it quickly, however i quickly realised that you can;t hit the head of the dragon very easy with it, used about 7 esctus to hit it 2-3 times lol changed to uchi and then took the dragon down in 1 esctus lol.

-Side notes-
would not be suprised if i quit this boss till a higher level (Level 70)

everything i read says to change my build to a str or magic build lol
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on May 16, 2016, 05:11:11 AM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Gary on May 16, 2016, 05:45:16 AM
Somewhat relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kr7KDCsIws

Edit: Right after I posted this I found out that this is a reference to DS2, not DS3, but I imagine that since it is within the series most people on this thread will find it entertaining nevertheless.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on May 16, 2016, 10:27:58 AM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Yhorm is a gimmick boss, almost impossible to kill without his gimmick. In his boss fight room he has a sword called "storm ruler" on the ground. Hit the left trigger and hold it down and it should charge. Then while holding down the charge button, do a heavy attack and it will send forward a shockwave. This shockwave should take out roughly an 8th of his health each time and drop him to his knees. Repeat until he is dead.

Edit: You can also precharge the sword before the bossroom if you want, but you still have to charge it once before each hit.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on May 16, 2016, 06:39:40 PM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Craig, my friend, it's time for you to "git gud" with Pontiff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYRsPEVNQU
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Dryym on May 16, 2016, 06:56:00 PM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Craig, my friend, it's time for you to "git gud" with Pontiff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYRsPEVNQU

I don't understand, Where was the boss in that video? Was it that thing with the fire attack that nearly killed the guy at the beginning?
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 16, 2016, 07:56:27 PM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Craig, my friend, it's time for you to "git gud" with Pontiff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYRsPEVNQU

I don't understand, Where was the boss in that video? Was it that thing with the fire attack that nearly killed the guy at the beginning?

Na that was just a pawn to make him even stronger. The real boss were the invis enemies he ran away from
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Dryym on May 16, 2016, 08:17:23 PM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Craig, my friend, it's time for you to "git gud" with Pontiff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYRsPEVNQU

I don't understand, Where was the boss in that video? Was it that thing with the fire attack that nearly killed the guy at the beginning?

Na that was just a pawn to make him even stronger. The real boss were the invis enemies he ran away from

Oh, Was he wearing one of the tearstone rings? (I forget which one is damage.)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on May 16, 2016, 08:52:12 PM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Yhorm is a gimmick boss, almost impossible to kill without his gimmick. In his boss fight room he has a sword called "storm ruler" on the ground. Hit the left trigger and hold it down and it should charge. Then while holding down the charge button, do a heavy attack and it will send forward a shockwave. This shockwave should take out roughly an 8th of his health each time and drop him to his knees. Repeat until he is dead.
Well that made it a whole lot easier. I did actually pick up the Storm Ruler the first time I met him, but he was attacking so I didn't actually read what it was, then later, I couldn't find it in my inventory, I didn't check the swords for some reason.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 17, 2016, 01:18:01 AM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Craig, my friend, it's time for you to "git gud" with Pontiff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYRsPEVNQU

I don't understand, Where was the boss in that video? Was it that thing with the fire attack that nearly killed the guy at the beginning?

Na that was just a pawn to make him even stronger. The real boss were the invis enemies he ran away from

Oh, Was he wearing one of the tearstone rings? (I forget which one is damage.)

Red tearstone yeah, and several buffs. It was a one avocado build
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on May 17, 2016, 03:03:38 AM
Im kind of stuck between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. I don't think I can kill Yhorm the Giant without a lightning infused weapon, but to infuse a weapon with lightning, I need Giants coal, which I can only get from Anor Londo, and to get there, I have to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, who I also have no answer for at the moment.
Yhorm is a gimmick boss, almost impossible to kill without his gimmick. In his boss fight room he has a sword called "storm ruler" on the ground. Hit the left trigger and hold it down and it should charge. Then while holding down the charge button, do a heavy attack and it will send forward a shockwave. This shockwave should take out roughly an 8th of his health each time and drop him to his knees. Repeat until he is dead.
Well that made it a whole lot easier. I did actually pick up the Storm Ruler the first time I met him, but he was attacking so I didn't actually read what it was, then later, I couldn't find it in my inventory, I didn't check the swords for some reason.

Yeah, I wish the game told you about the sword though. If my friend didn't tell me about the sword, I probably wouldn't have figured it out.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Craig on May 17, 2016, 04:03:11 AM
I can't kill Pontiff. Died like 20 times, so now I'm just bored.

I've tried my trusty long sword, Smough's great hammer, and Yhorms great machete. Had the most luck with the hammer, got him down to about 25% health.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on May 17, 2016, 02:37:07 PM
I can't kill Pontiff. Died like 20 times, so now I'm just bored.

I've tried my trusty long sword, Smough's great hammer, and Yhorms great machete. Had the most luck with the hammer, got him down to about 25% health.

Try summoning some phantoms or you can try this.

https://youtu.be/uwlYcNp4ARU
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Dryym on May 17, 2016, 04:01:21 PM
I can't kill Pontiff. Died like 20 times, so now I'm just bored.

I've tried my trusty long sword, Smough's great hammer, and Yhorms great machete. Had the most luck with the hammer, got him down to about 25% health.

Try summoning some phantoms or you can try this.

https://youtu.be/uwlYcNp4ARU

Jeez, How much HP does that guy have? XD
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 17, 2016, 06:27:34 PM
I mean I beat yhorm without the storm ruler ::) I didn't even know it was a mechanic I had my trusty onion knight with me since I wanted to know his story line
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 17, 2016, 06:31:10 PM
And Craig as for pontiff, my best advice is to fight him like a black knight. Get a good shield, make sure you are below 70% weight and circle him. Roll when you can. Rolling is the best stragey in this fight, but a 100% shield will help.

He is also weak to fire, or chaos pyromancy. If you have two attunement slots and you have the chaos fireball (which has 0 required stats) you can take his second stage phantom out with ease.

Although, for some killing the phantom makes the fight harder because he is less aggressive with the phantom, and the phantom telegraphs his moves.


If you still have trouble, smon one, just one phantom player. It doesn't give him too much more health and you can use the phantom to heal and take hits.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on May 18, 2016, 12:42:14 PM
Going to start a new Morne's roleplay build!
Faith/STR Build

(http://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/file/Dark-Souls-3/eygon%20of_carim_small.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Dryym on May 18, 2016, 03:33:14 PM
And Craig as for pontiff, my best advice is to fight him like a black knight. Get a good shield, make sure you are below 70% weight and circle him. Roll when you can. Rolling is the best stragey in this fight, but a 100% shield will help.

He is also weak to fire, or chaos pyromancy. If you have two attunement slots and you have the chaos fireball (which has 0 required stats) you can take his second stage phantom out with ease.

Although, for some killing the phantom makes the fight harder because he is less aggressive with the phantom, and the phantom telegraphs his moves.


If you still have trouble, smon one, just one phantom player. It doesn't give him too much more health and you can use the phantom to heal and take hits.

Question, Do the 100% shields in DS3 have decent stability? In 1 I always preferred stability to damage resist.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 18, 2016, 05:01:38 PM
And Craig as for pontiff, my best advice is to fight him like a black knight. Get a good shield, make sure you are below 70% weight and circle him. Roll when you can. Rolling is the best stragey in this fight, but a 100% shield will help.

He is also weak to fire, or chaos pyromancy. If you have two attunement slots and you have the chaos fireball (which has 0 required stats) you can take his second stage phantom out with ease.

Although, for some killing the phantom makes the fight harder because he is less aggressive with the phantom, and the phantom telegraphs his moves.


If you still have trouble, smon one, just one phantom player. It doesn't give him too much more health and you can use the phantom to heal and take hits.

Question, Do the 100% shields in DS3 have decent stability? In 1 I always preferred stability to damage resist.

Some yes, actually most do. The best 100% shield with good stability that is moderately light is the silver knights shield
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Dryym on May 18, 2016, 06:12:37 PM
And Craig as for pontiff, my best advice is to fight him like a black knight. Get a good shield, make sure you are below 70% weight and circle him. Roll when you can. Rolling is the best stragey in this fight, but a 100% shield will help.

He is also weak to fire, or chaos pyromancy. If you have two attunement slots and you have the chaos fireball (which has 0 required stats) you can take his second stage phantom out with ease.

Although, for some killing the phantom makes the fight harder because he is less aggressive with the phantom, and the phantom telegraphs his moves.


If you still have trouble, smon one, just one phantom player. It doesn't give him too much more health and you can use the phantom to heal and take hits.

Question, Do the 100% shields in DS3 have decent stability? In 1 I always preferred stability to damage resist.

Some yes, actually most do. The best 100% shield with good stability that is moderately light is the silver knights shield

I looked it up, It still seems worse (If I read right.) than the Eagle Shield in DS1.

Granted the Eagle Shield is 95% damage reduction, But it had more stability, At around the same weight.


I'd rather take a little HP damage and a little stamina damage than take no HP damage and tons of stamina damage.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on May 20, 2016, 03:59:56 AM
I'd rather take a little HP damage and a little stamina damage than take no HP damage and tons of stamina damage.

Same. Stamina has always been key to survival on the Dark Souls Series. If you lost it all, you would be done in a fight. Or, at the very least, BADLY injured and in for a soon-to-be You Died screen.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on May 20, 2016, 10:58:27 AM
Idk for me I'm able to time my dodges fairly well, so I like a shield that can block 100% for the few times that I will need it
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on May 23, 2016, 12:56:58 PM
Made a build inspired by this one
Funnest way to play pvp imo.

Dark Souls III: The Forest Assassin
https://youtu.be/4rmXS9-P2zM
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on May 23, 2016, 03:03:36 PM
So I have been playing on my spearmen build, and found that the greatshield of glory is OP. I got invaded earlier today, and he just kept wailing on it to no avail as I hid behind it and poked him with my greatlance.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on May 23, 2016, 08:43:16 PM
So I have been playing on my spearmen build, and found that the greatshield of glory is OP. I got invaded earlier today, and he just kept wailing on it to no avail as I hid behind it and poked him with my greatlance.
Until you run into that one guy who uses bleed based weaponry and just bleeds you to death.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on May 23, 2016, 09:44:11 PM
hello, it's me.

Bleed's my thing, dorhy's gnawing is my jam.

I'm on NG+2 currently, the quest for all the rings continues!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on May 23, 2016, 10:10:16 PM
So I have been playing on my spearmen build, and found that the greatshield of glory is OP. I got invaded earlier today, and he just kept wailing on it to no avail as I hid behind it and poked him with my greatlance.
Until you run into that one guy who uses bleed based weaponry and just bleeds you to death.
I fought a bleed build the other day. I only had a knight shield, but I blueberryed him up.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Kitty on May 23, 2016, 10:28:19 PM
So I have been playing on my spearmen build, and found that the greatshield of glory is OP. I got invaded earlier today, and he just kept wailing on it to no avail as I hid behind it and poked him with my greatlance.
Until you run into that one guy who uses bleed based weaponry and just bleeds you to death.
I fought a bleed build the other day. I only had a knight shield, but I blueberryed him up.
What weapon was he using o: I've noticed lots of people trying bleed builds are just r1 spammers :c
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on May 24, 2016, 01:24:12 AM
So I have been playing on my spearmen build, and found that the greatshield of glory is OP. I got invaded earlier today, and he just kept wailing on it to no avail as I hid behind it and poked him with my greatlance.
Until you run into that one guy who uses bleed based weaponry and just bleeds you to death.
I fought a bleed build the other day. I only had a knight shield, but I blueberryed him up.
What weapon was he using o: I've noticed lots of people trying bleed builds are just r1 spammers :c
I believe it was the carthus curved sword. He bled me twice during the fight, but I healed because I wasn't trying to duel him. I just wanted to kill the dancer without wasting embers. He couldn't get past my shield, and I ended up backing him into a corner because he tried to use a blue cloaked knight as cover.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on May 24, 2016, 12:30:50 PM
Last night I was pvping with my assassin build in the crucifixion forest. The host would stand on a staircase while I was nearby behind a tree and then I would use hidden body and back stab the invader. I also got my first 4 parries on a online person. It was satisfying.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Jack Of Shades on June 25, 2016, 05:29:34 PM
Day 1: Finally went out and bought Dark Souls 3 first boss is a d i c k. As a veteran of literally every game, I expected as much.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on November 01, 2016, 01:30:47 PM
So...
Ashes of Ariandel everyone? I enjoyed it quite a lot actually. Particualrily the final boss, it is one of my, if not my favorite boss in DkS3 now
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on November 01, 2016, 03:47:23 PM
So...
Ashes of Ariandel everyone? I enjoyed it quite a lot actually. Particualrily the final boss, it is one of my, if not my favorite boss in DkS3 now
I am having job problems, so I don't have enough income to support buying the DLC. It sounds fun though
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: The Gold Knight on November 01, 2016, 06:52:13 PM
So...
Ashes of Ariandel everyone? I enjoyed it quite a lot actually. Particualrily the final boss, it is one of my, if not my favorite boss in DkS3 now
I beat it in roughly 7-8 hours. It was amazing, and difficult for me (Started it in NG+). I love the arena, and mostly do Duels in it (I'm silver tier in duels, still stone tier in brawl). And holy crap, that main boss was amazing! I've fallen in love with the new weapons too, especially the scythe!
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: RF In The Jet on November 02, 2016, 08:45:00 AM
So...
Ashes of Ariandel everyone? I enjoyed it quite a lot actually. Particualrily the final boss, it is one of my, if not my favorite boss in DkS3 now
I beat it in roughly 7-8 hours. It was amazing, and difficult for me (Started it in NG+). I love the arena, and mostly do Duels in it (I'm silver tier in duels, still stone tier in brawl). And holy crap, that main boss was amazing! I've fallen in love with the new weapons too, especially the scythe!

I definitely agree difficulty wide. I played it on my NG+++ character and holy... It was certainly difficult lol. And 100% the new weapons are awesome, I've yet to try out the arena though, should soon!

And that sucks Atlas, hopefully you get the job situation sorted out soon, sucks to see friends go through hard times :(
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on March 30, 2017, 02:37:47 PM
(http://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/file/Dark-Souls-3/the-ringed-city-dark-souls-3-logo.png)
The Ringed City DLC is the second and final DLC for Dark Souls 3. It was announced on January 23rd, 2017 by Bandai Namco and released on March 28th, 2017. It is recommended by the developers for players that have cleared Lothric Castle.

https://youtu.be/5VhnJ-7PbTE

Explore a brand new convoluted region, inhabited by new enemies, mysteries and characters. Fight your fight through The Ringed City with new armor, weapons and magic!

Fear not the dark, ashen one. Journey to the world’s end to search for the Ringed City and encounter new lands, new bosses, new enemies with new armor, magic and items. Experience the epic final chapter of a dark world that could only be created by the mind of Hidetaka Miyazaki. This new adventure has players chasing after the Slave Knight Gael to the literal end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity.

At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on March 31, 2017, 10:03:58 PM
(http://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/file/Dark-Souls-3/the-ringed-city-dark-souls-3-logo.png)
The Ringed City DLC is the second and final DLC for Dark Souls 3. It was announced on January 23rd, 2017 by Bandai Namco and released on March 28th, 2017. It is recommended by the developers for players that have cleared Lothric Castle.

https://youtu.be/5VhnJ-7PbTE

Explore a brand new convoluted region, inhabited by new enemies, mysteries and characters. Fight your fight through The Ringed City with new armor, weapons and magic!

Fear not the dark, ashen one. Journey to the world’s end to search for the Ringed City and encounter new lands, new bosses, new enemies with new armor, magic and items. Experience the epic final chapter of a dark world that could only be created by the mind of Hidetaka Miyazaki. This new adventure has players chasing after the Slave Knight Gael to the literal end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity.

At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.
0/10 not enough caterina
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Not Actually Atlas on April 03, 2017, 05:42:40 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f1bFxj3crJ4

This is an interesting theory I don't think I have seen around
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: KeefdaQueef on April 03, 2017, 08:24:30 PM
*insert every game theory ending here*
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 06, 2017, 02:03:14 PM
Just beat vanilla Dark Souls 3 in 4 days, and beat the DLC the day after so 5 days to beat the entire game. A new record :) Im trying to get all the achievements. I have everything besides one ending achievement and a couple of "Collect all of these" achievements.
Title: Re: Dark Souls 3
Post by: Deacon on April 15, 2017, 07:05:22 PM
I am starting a new character, I've never used sorceries and im taking my shot at it. I am basing my character to the Rosarias Finger covenant. If you know the lore, every big character of Rosarias Fingers, have a finger in front of there name. For example (Ringfinger Leonard, Longfinger Kirk) my characters name is Middlefinger Ex lol. I got some pretty nice fashion souls going on, ill post a pic this weekend of my character. I use the moonlight greatsword as my backup if they get to close. I have court sorcerers staff for obvious reasons. I have a parry shield that can parry attacks from weapons and spells. Im level 46 and just got done with Crucifixion woods.