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    Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Slarg232 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:50 pm

    Hey all. I've hit that roadblock that awaits most of us; I've fallen into a rut. I'm sick and tired of using a Claymore, but no matter what build I make I almost always fall back to one. It's caused me to stop playing the game, and even planning characters out just isn't as fun as it used to be. I can barely bring myself up to play.

    Anyone have any idea as to how to bring back that *spark*? I've done low level challenges, I've done Can't Break Humanity challenges. I don't want to leave Lordran, but the game has become stale for me....
    My typical build is 32/32/40/40 Vit/End/STR/Dex, and I've made a glass cannon Int build as well. Typically my characters are hybrids. Can anyone help me?


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by DemonOfFate on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:52 pm

    Either do a all cross/bow challenge, or make a pvp build with only bows/crossbows at SL 56 and invade in Anor Londo, it should get that spark back.


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by LunarFog on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:53 pm

    As kiddy as this sounds, try roleplaying. Make a build that's horribly ineffective, but fun to use. Or go on vacation for a month or two. The spark will come back then.

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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Jodecho on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:00 pm

    i recently started feeling this way and did two things. one i got with a buddy and we do alot of co-op, either pvp or pvm, we do challenged side by side or together, but in private chat either way so we can atleast BS while we play. i also started using gear (weapons, armor, spells) that i never used before i try to make it work. doing a no shield run with a weak weapon in a class you never use (fencing weps in my case) brings a new level of "oh sh!t" to the game
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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by WyrmHero on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:07 pm

    Try a Str build, PvP gets more challenging with the slow weapons. No Zweih nor BKGA, hardcore Str weapons like DGM, Smough's Hammer, DGA.


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Myztyrio on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:02 am

    WyrmHero wrote:Try a Str build, PvP gets more challenging with the slow weapons. No Zweih nor BKGA, hardcore Str weapons like DGM, Smough's Hammer, DGA.

    I <3 DGM


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:06 am

    Stop using the Claymore. It's good but it's so overused, that's probably your main problem.

    A joke build built around the Greatbows has been fun for me when I got into my own rut.

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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Slarg232 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:14 am

    Hmmm, hard core STR weapons and or bow builds? Anyone have a good outline that I could tweek for either?


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by DemonOfFate on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:23 am

    Here's the outline for an Archer.
    http://mmdks.com/12an


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:24 am

    This is my Gbow build I was talking about, Slarg. http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=382632112187585013

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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Slarg232 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:30 am

    Hmmmm, maybe I should make a troll Forester with Avelyn/Chameleon/Hidden Body. Any of you guys tried that before? Just annoy the hell out of people/take pot shots during a fight?


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by DemonOfFate on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:51 am

    Uh i do have a fun troll build for Anor londo. I turn into a pot on one of the small walkways above the painted world and just troll by shooting people off with my Dragon Slayer great bow. (I get alot of fanmail...) But no, i haven't done what you suggested. Does seem fun though.


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:26 am

    Slarg232 wrote:I don't want to leave Lordran
    Why not?


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Slarg232 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:54 pm

    I fear that if I leave, I may never come back, and this place is too cool for me not to be here sad


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:55 pm

    You could be like me and just **** on the forums even though you don't actually play Dark Souls.


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Slarg232 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:57 pm

    That's what I've been doing for a month or so sad

    I want to play, but can't bring myself to do it anymore. But.... will try the Avelyn Troll Build, hopefully that will be fun. And I've never used Ave before...


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by EeAyEss on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:18 pm

    Fun in 4 easy steps

    1. Acquire Dried Finger and Greatbow of your choosing.

    2. Go to Forest

    2. Get RoF

    3. Put items and prism stones on cliff next to stairs.

    4. Piss off all the darkwaiths by shooting them off the cliff.


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by DemonOfFate on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:13 am

    EeAyEss wrote:Fun in 4 easy steps

    1. Acquire Dried Finger and Greatbow of your choosing.

    2. Go to Forest

    2. Get RoF

    3. Put items and prism stones on cliff next to stairs.

    4. Piss off all the darkwaiths by shooting them off the cliff.

    This guy is a genius. Respect earned. Proper Bow


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Slarg232 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:53 am

    So I'm definately going to be doing some Trollin with the Great Bows, but I think my next build will be an Int/Marakuma build in the Easter Armor set. Way of the Samuri.


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by gmwdim on Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:36 am

    Sounds like you need a vacation trip to Boletaria. That'll refresh you!


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by Slarg232 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:58 am

    I actually have a two person ticket to all the hot spots in Boletaria, but the other guy doesn't want to cash in his rewards points for a plane ticket, DESPITE saying he would do it a month ago....


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    Re: Having trouble playing Dark Souls...

    Post by EeAyEss on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:14 pm

    TBH, i discovered that idea on YT, but it's hella fun. I think staying in the forest cov would be better since (almost) all darkwraiths spawn right next to cliff, and there can only be one.


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