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    Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by dsg78gaming on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:53 pm

    Just finished my NG + harding playthrough. check out the last video:

    http://youtu.be/2J4zrWq4UEI

    Want to start a new challenge, any idea's on some rules?


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:58 pm

    Try my Conan run.

    You can only use the claymore or zwiehander

    No bows, magic, armour or shield.

    Just you and your sword.

    Good luck.


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:00 pm

    I actually picked up the game for a few hours the other day and did about half way through going sword only. I used armor, but no other offenses besides the sword. It was pretty fun and a little challenging at some points.
    If you haven't played the game a million hours it will be pretty rough until you get used to it.

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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by dsg78gaming on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:30 pm

    Am planning maybe a caveman run, sl 1 no armour club only maybe plank as a shield, maybe some fire spells as cavemen were amazed by fire. Will have to create a few set rules, any ideas?


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:44 pm

    Limit the lvl on your pyro flame or it will be too easy, like +10 or +15. Or don't limit the flame, just ban estus use. 1 or the other should make it jolly fun.


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by User1 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:46 pm

    Only use these fascinations of fire when needed, For example, you need to make that little push out of a place like the Depths to get to Andre. You can use the spells to help you until you get to Andre to upgrade your weapon..
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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by dsg78gaming on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:47 pm

    Wasn't planning to spam the pyro just wanted to throw a few fire balls and make a fire club, will have a think about rules, maybe level 10 pyro will be plenty


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by swordiris on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:02 pm

    How about a no running playthrough with mask of Avarice.


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by GrinTwist on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:10 pm

    Caestus run

    Cursed run

    White-Undead Run - Here you essentially have an undead that is completely turned white and can use any weapon available (except for a weapon that uses twinkling or demon titanite) but only up to +5. With this being said you cannot wear any upper-armor and must be undead through-out the whole run (so no phantoms). You also cannot use any shortcuts or rely on the master key and the warp feature cannot be used.


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by mugenis4real on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:52 pm

    GrinTwist wrote:Caestus run
    THIS. Nothing is cooler than punching everything in the game. With your fist. Like a man. Hurrah
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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by GrinTwist on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:01 am

    You know your a real player once you've killed the Four Kings and Gwyn with nothing more than two caestuses.


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by GenericUsername on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:27 am

    Armor cosplays while dual wielding whatever characteristic weapon they use
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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by Kyuseishu on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:31 am

    Next run through dual-wield grass crest shields big grin


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:56 am

    Said it on another thread, bring a dice with you. Let chance decide on what you use, where you go what you build.


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by Djem on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:28 pm

    Cosplay runs tend to be enjoyable. You can even do characters outside of the Dark Souls world.
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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by RANT on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:31 pm

    fat roll run, always alive so you can get invaded all the time. the one i enjoy a lot is just pick a random class and only use the gear you get at the start, you can level howere you want.


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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:09 pm

    I think cosplays are always the funnest. It's not necessarily about difficulty. Just think of a character you like, from anything, and build it as best you can and then enjoy playing with whatever limitations that produces.

    You could do a "Witcher" cosplay. Go with wanderer gear, two hand a long sword and a silver knight sword only. You could do some magics too. You could even go so far as only using estus or other consumables before or after battle, but not during, as is so in the Witcher games.

    You could do a realistic knight cosplay. Go with knight starting gear and don't use anything that would allow you to do less than a fat roll. Or just dont roll period. Only use a sword or other realistic weapon.

    My absolute favorite is an undead run. Only use undead gear, either warrior, soldier, or balder, and their respective weapons. Never go human, and no magics. This is my favorite because I think it is most in keeping with the DKS lore. You are a true undead. There is something awesome too about seeing all these zombie people fighting each other with medieval weapons. They all look the same, but one has a hidden strength inside, the will to survive.



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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by psychichobo on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:27 pm

    I was thinking of trying an Undead Warrior run, actually. Lack of ranged weapons would hurt mind.


    Could try a crossbow only run? Dualwielding them would look badass. Or a bow-only run?
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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by Djem on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:33 pm

    I finished reading all 700 chapters of the One Piece manga the other day. It was brilliant, and caused me to cosplay the character Ace from the series. Ace basicly has fire-related abilities so I rolled a pyromancer. I have to say it's very fun. Comes with nice limitations and perks that spices up the gameplay.
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    Re: Idea's for new playthrough?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:53 pm

    psychichobo wrote:


    Could try a crossbow only run? Dualwielding them would look badass. Or a bow-only run?

    I think that would get tedious quick. I always viewed ranged weapons in Souls games as a kind of crutch, to help you along in certain situations. They aren't terribly fun to use by themselves.


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