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    Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by Al1000 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:45 pm

    Hey guys,
    You probably know I'm a great fan of Gravelord covenant. So I decided to start with a new project. The idea is to invite famous YouTuber in Tomb of Giants infected by Gravelord (I will also open this challenge free for all if you show interest). YouTuber has limited amount of time to pass the tomb, He's sl 125 and melee attacker. The mail goal is to beat all 5 BP skeleton dogs in the selected route of the tomb within limited time. For more details about challenge, rules and limitations, read below in discription. If you want to see your favourite player in that challange put his/her name on the board and I will try to fix a meeting.

    My first guest is AGermanSpy. He is really cool guy and I've really enjoyed playing a challenge with him. Here are the results: video. Please also visit his website and see his perspective of the very same challenge: AGermanSpy

    Challenge rules:
    - melee build only SL 125
    - selected route NG5+
    - time limit to pass the tomb is 5 minutes
    - kill all 5 black phantom skeleton dogs
    - maximal use of 5 humanity
    - no pyromancy, sorcery or miracles accept buffs
    - buffs are allowed (CMW, DMB, SB, all resins)
    - consumables are allowed (repair powder, green blossom, moss clumps)
    - projectiles are allowed (dung pie, poison throwing knife...)
    - power within and red tearstone ring are banned
    - Elizabeth's mushroom is banned
    - no restriction on armor or weapons
    - no glitches allowed
    Main objective: escape from the dark into the light (start from the illusory wall that hides the exit from the pit near the first bonfire. When the challenger emerges from the dark into the light area where Leeroy spawns, that's the ending point).
    Side objective: protect the host (host is in a function of cameraman ONLY who records challenger progression during the challenge. He doesn't attack the mobs only defend himself. If he dies challenge is finished).

    After 5 minutes of gameplay host sends away the challenger with the black separation crystal and challenge is finished.

    Regards,
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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by Yukon on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:42 pm

    I just saw this video today in my recommended, I'm glad you're thinking of opening it up to the public!

    I'd really like to participate but I need time to make a sl 125 to do that, right now I only have a 55 and a 100 that are viable builds. I don't have the time to build one up for a few weeks. So here's a friendly bump and also a reminder to myself to get on this when I have the time! Great Idea.


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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by Al1000 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:49 pm

    Yukon wrote:I just saw this video today in my recommended, I'm glad you're thinking of opening it up to the public!

    I'd really like to participate but I need time to make a sl 125 to do that, right now I only have a 55 and a 100 that are viable builds. I don't have the time to build one up for a few weeks. So here's a friendly bump and also a reminder to myself to get on this when I have the time! Great Idea.

    Just send me your build stats on YT channel. I really wanna see some creative builds here. When you are ready just PM.


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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by BLA1NE on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:30 pm

    I'd love to try this! Since Spy went with a Str build, I'd do Dex to be different. I think I have an old Dex/ Fth build that might do. I'll check its stats, and if they're not too retarded, I'd like to volunteer.


    Edit: loaded her up, this is the old build: http://mmdks.com/104j
    I'm thinking: http://mmdks.com/104l , or http://mmdks.com/104m


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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by Al1000 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:30 am

    BLA1NE wrote:I'd love to try this! Since Spy went with a Str build, I'd do Dex to be different. I think I have an old Dex/ Fth build that might do. I'll check its stats, and if they're not too retarded, I'd like to volunteer.


    Edit: loaded her up, this is the old build: http://mmdks.com/104j
    I'm thinking: http://mmdks.com/104l , or http://mmdks.com/104m

    With 4 sets of SB you're the winner. I will add you what's your PSN.


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    Post by densetsushun on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:34 am

    You should pm(on YouTube) Kazamieras, that dude loves challenges.


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    Post by Ashran on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:37 am

    Wow this could be interesting. Maybe Mindeye or Some guy could try this too. Even the legendary ENB!


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    Post by densetsushun on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:04 am

    Ashran wrote:Wow this could be interesting. Maybe Mindeye or Some guy could try this too. Even the legendary ENB!
    IIRC ENB is on a Souls hiatus and his baby was born recently so I doubt he has the time.
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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:48 pm

    I played with the Skele-doggies a bit to practice, and they're really quite friendly once you get to know them--pups, really!

    Seriously, they're nowhere near as bad as I used to think they were. happy


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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by Al1000 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:41 am

    Ha, ha, I hope they were not red ones happy


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    Post by BLA1NE on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:36 am

    No, haven't gotten to play with red ones. I was using my weapon unbuffed, hoping it would be the same as fighting a red one with weapon buffed, assuming their AI is the same. I found it's fairly easy to just run right behind them, don't even need to dodge or block. But now that I think about it, since the red ones have greater aggro range (I think), it might make it hard to do this. If they initiate their attacks sooner than regular pups, then they'll hit me as I'm trying to get around them...

    I also found that they have pretty good path-finding. They will occasionally fall to their death, but that's because their attacks have such amplitude in such small areas. I tried a few times to aggro a bunch of them and fall down to a ledge from where they would all fall to their death, but it didn't work. They're not like the forest hunter NPCs that will run at you to their death; they'll stop and find the route that gets to you--usually trapping you there!


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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by BLA1NE on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:25 pm

    In case anyone's still reading this thread: I tried today. Got destroyed. Repeatedly! My damage output was a lot lower than I was expecting/ hoping. Took me 9 hits with 2-handed SLB-buffed PGS to take down a red skelle-pup. Also they OHK'd me with most of their attacks (with 49 Vit and about 350 phys def).


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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by Al1000 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:17 pm

    @BLA1NE, inspite of the fact you didn't succeed you made very nice progress. You were able to kill 3 BPs. With little more practise I believe you would be able to pass the tomb and beat a challlenge. Congrat.

    If anyone wants to try the challenge please make request on that thread. I'm looking for some bravehearts to beat this hard challenge.


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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by Yukon on Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:07 pm

    Which weapon did you settle on Blaine? The painting sword or the Iaito?

    I'll see if I can't get this done over my holiday, around the 16th- 23rd. I'll probably try with one of the halberd weapons, but not sure which one yet. I'm wondering if its possible to do with a lower damage weapon in under 5 minutes, those dogs must just soak in the damage.


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    Post by BLA1NE on Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:17 pm

    Yeah, PGS. Problem was my build's stats aren't very good; it's a Dex/ Fth that does neither very well (was before I knew a lot of information I know today!). Has 30 Dex rather than 40, and 44 Fth rather than 50, so it doesn't get max scaling from either, and the BP skeletons have very high defense. That means that they block a huge amount of my rather low ARs (this, 353/369). If I optimized my ARs (this, 409/406) it would probably make a huge difference. Also, a Balder Shield or Eagle Shield would be a lot better than Heater. Something like this would make a pretty good Dex/ Fth for the challenge: http://mmdks.com/11ce


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    Re: Gravelord Challenge (Put his/her name on)

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:12 am

    Have fun with this challenge ! If it's succesfull , maybe you could consider doing this in Sen's Fortress aswell twisted


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