Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

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    Well, do you skip the giant fall shortcut at the start?

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    Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Seignar on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:51 pm

    Tittle.
    Me: No

    Never again
    unless Vamos or Great Scythe

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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:55 pm

    I actually still do the full route.

    I have a lot of respect and fun actually going through the skeletons, I admire the level as one of the better constructed ones.. I mean it's heavily inspired by 4-2 of demons souls but still a very cool and pretty atmospheric level.


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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by densetsushun on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:57 pm

    There's more to the Catacombs?

    In all seriousness, I usually skip most of it because I go there almost immediately out of Asylum.


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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Seignar on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:59 pm

    I admit the Catacomb is quite a good level, but the incentive to just save Rhea, farm chunks, enter Gravelords or just finish game far outweigh the easily replaceable loot (Lightning > Fire, Lucerne < Gargoyle's Halberd; Great Scythe is the only loot worth getting)

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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by ChizFreak on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:00 pm

    It's not fun, it's boring, I would like to use the shorcut, but because I'm always doing PvP builds, I need all the souls I can get until I'm in PvP range.


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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:03 pm

    Seignar wrote:I admit the Catacomb is quite a good level, but the incentive to just save Rhea, farm chunks, enter Gravelords or just finish game far outweigh the easily replaceable loot (Lightning > Fire, Lucerne < Gargoyle's Halberd; Great Scythe is the only loot worth getting)

    I'd argue that chaos is far, far better than lightning.

    Also for elemental bows, you have to make them fire, just saiyan.

    AAaaaaand... the darkmoon ring to be able to join darkmoons/fight gwyndolin for Sunlight blade is something completely essential for most faith builds


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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:04 pm

    I generally only do the Catacombs (unless I need Reah's spells) when I'm ready to do the Tomb of the Giants and I always do the TotG last. After New Londo, after Seath, and after BoC, so by that time in the game the Catacombs is a cakewalk so I usually do the full route just to completely loot the area.

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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:11 pm

    I normally head there first when I get the stats to take on pinwheel, and bribe a few humanity out of patches. Most of those shortcuts are 80% deadly for me since I fall a lot. Though I did manage to hop from a bridge to the ledge below Leeroy's summon sign. However it took three tries to get it right, the first try I ended up hopping from bridge, ledge to sign and the fall damaged caught up. Second try I made it only to get blow off into the cavern by those skulls. The third worked.


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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:12 pm

    Always.

    Link has Zelda.

    I have a great scythe.

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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Seignar on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:12 pm

    I'd argue that chaos is far, far better than lightning.

    Also for elemental bows, you have to make them fire, just saiyan.

    AAaaaaand...
    the darkmoon ring to be able to join darkmoons/fight gwyndolin for
    Sunlight blade is something completely essential for most faith builds
    Generally, I'd argue that elemental are usually a waste of time, but that is another discussion.
    Also, the big fall shortcut doesn't lock you out of the ring. In fact, it leaves you across the room to it. You can just deal with the 3 skeletons or just run pas them.

    So the shortcut does 3 things: Get you to the ring faster, gets you to the Gravelords faster, gets you to the boss faster.

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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:13 pm

    Wouldn't it be more apropos to say Link has a Master Sword? silly

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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Ashran on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:16 pm

    Am i the only one who founds the catacombs fun and enternaining? Whatever. I usually do it like REAL MEN but when i need to get down for maybe the cleric set or just get the kindling ritual early in the game, i do the shortcut.


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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:18 pm

    Ashran wrote:Am i the only one who founds the catacombs fun and enternaining? Whatever. I usually do it like REAL MEN but when i need to get down for maybe the cleric set or just get the kindling ritual early in the game, i do the shortcut.

    Know how real men go into the catacombs? Go in without a divine weapon, range weapons and no poise with 5 flasks!


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    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:28 pm

    Pendant, Nope. The master sword is a weapon in need of being located.

    Zelda is a companion in need of rescue.

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    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:31 pm

    The scythe does have a rather impressive shaft.


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    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:34 pm

    And a helluva crack

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    Post by Flankydizzle on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:40 pm

    The time you can save is nuts, but you miss out on great scythe, twop and Vamos. I just like to get the hell out of there ASAP though and usually take shortcuts

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    Post by psychichobo on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:51 pm

    Eh, I like to collect the weapons, and ever since Resi 4 I've always had the mentality of 'If I kill EVERYTHING then nothing will be around to harm me'.

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    Post by Animaaal on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:18 pm

    Shortcut-->rite of kindling--->Vamos and ring and scythe and twop are all later if necessary.
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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by reim0027 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:48 pm

    I do the shortcut almost exclusively. The only time I don't is if I need to get to Vamos. When I'm done with Vamos, I BC out and do the shortcut. That way, I can avoid the bonewheel skellies (for the most part).


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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by Ashran on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:36 pm

    Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:
    Ashran wrote:Am i the only one who founds the catacombs fun and enternaining? Whatever. I usually do it like REAL MEN but when i need to get down for maybe the cleric set or just get the kindling ritual early in the game, i do the shortcut.

    Know how real men go into the catacombs? Go in without a divine weapon, range weapons and no poise with 5 flasks!

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    Post by reim0027 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:24 am

    Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:
    Know how real men go into the catacombs? Go in without a divine weapon, range weapons and no poise with 5 flasks!

    Wait, are these the same men that run like crazy from all the skellies until they reach the Necromancer, then try like crazy to kill him before being swarmed and bled out?

    Just, you know, checkin'.


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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:30 am

    reim0027 wrote:
    Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:
    Know how real men go into the catacombs? Go in without a divine weapon, range weapons and no poise with 5 flasks!

    Wait, are these the same men that run like crazy from all the skellies until they reach the Necromancer, then try like crazy to kill him before being swarmed and bled out?

    Just, you know, checkin'.

    Run? I keep killing them till I make it to the necromancer! I'm not joking that is really how I do it, not easy and I have the tendicy to drain my flask by the time I find that second bonefire.


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    Post by reim0027 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:38 am

    You do what? It is funny how close being a "real man" comes to "insanity".


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    Re: Do you still do the Catacombs normally?

    Post by GrinTwist on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:43 am

    Depends on what exactly I'm doing. If I'm doing a PVE run through of the game, I'll do the whole thing just in good fun. If it's to make a PVP build, I'm going to skip over a lot maybe grab a few items here and there but I'm not there to beat the whole area I'm there to get my character to a higher level.


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