Dark Souls is Boring Now..

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    Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by LagStab on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:09 pm

    So I was booting up Dark Souls, get into the forest, 5 invasions happened.

    Invasion 1:
    Tank, 2 handed greatsword, just swinging trying to stun lock me, I roll BS, he uses a humanity, so I BS him again and finish him off with a heavy 2 handed Chaos blade attack.

    Invasion 2:
    Magic spammer, he was using dark bead. I managed to get behind him, and BS him. He tries to run, but I catch a running BS to finish him.

    Invasion 3:
    Chaos blade user. This was a duel for the most part, no BS's although he tried to roll BS a couple times. I got a parry and ended the battle.

    Invasion 4:
    Great Scythe User, he basically just did the running/dead angle attack. Although, he did a heavy attack, I got a BS, and then spammed him with quick attacks till bleed out.

    Invasion 5:
    I'm still hosting, invaded by 1 person, seconds later another invader comes at me. They look like noobs, one is a Tank, using the greatsword of Artorias, and the other is a Magic Spammer. Oh joy, I think as I run away to get one isolated. The Magic spammer stays back, for now, and the tank follows me towards the mushroom creatures. I got him to do a heavy swing, I roll away, and back stab him, as he goes for another swing, I parry it and finish him off. After this, the magic spammer was a BS breeze.


    I came to the conclusion that Dark Souls is too easy now. I shut my console off after those matches, and haven't touched the game in 2 weeks. I feel there is an influx of new players, possibly modders as I haven't seen level 120's this noobish. I really am bored of the single player campaign after 3 playthoughs, and online has just become repetitive. I have to use the same tactics over and over to win, just because of the same play types in the game now.

    Anyone feel this way?
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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Slarg232 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:43 pm

    So uh.... don't backstab people?

    From the sounds of it you; Backstabbed three people to death and then R1 spammed them to death.


    I had to be that guy, but this sounds more like an e-peen stroke thread than an actual complaint thread.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Reaperfan on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:16 am

    You just need to find more inspiration. If PvP is too easy, make it more interesting by using a more restrictive build. Maybe go no poise, go shieldless, or use a whip or something.

    Maybe change your summoner level to try and see what's different. If you're winning at the 120 range, PvP at level 20 is surely to be at least a little different.

    Or if you're tired of stomping baddies, maybe take a break from PvP altogether and start showing them up by "helping them out" (aka carrying their butts through the levels single-handedly) in co-op.

    Take a step back and ask yourself, "what sounds fun to do in this game?" If you find an answer, focus on that. If not, just stop playing until you find some inspiration, because when you play without the possibility of having fun then you're just wasting your own time.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:18 am

    PvP is always boring. The game is a PvE based game, exploit it.

    Do a challenge run.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by RANT on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:31 am

    Eh, you do not host I. The forest and expect the best pvpers, fores hunter suck for the most part, you should Invade or host in the township.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:34 am

    RANT wrote:fores hunter suck for the most part ... host in the township.
    I think you've got it backwards. I've had better luck in the Forest lately. 3/4 of my Township invaders run straight into the enemies as soon as they spawn, or backstab me during a gesture.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by RANT on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:54 am

    That's not what I get when I host, even if I didn't, hosting the forest is one of the easiest spots if not the easiest.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:56 am

    But it's consistent unlike these dark magic spamming hornet stabbers that all have DWGR.

    Easy is better than terrible.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:08 am

    once you can kill people as easily as you have stated above while dual wielding whips, then you are bored. Until that point try weird things like off hand greatclubs or actually using the attack shields.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Rynn on Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:11 am

    Stop stabbing people in the *** then.
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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by LagStab on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:08 am

    Alright, those of you who say stop backstabbing people, do you even know what a tactic is? BS'ing was put in the game for a reason, and when people use the same build, like tanking or magic, there is no other way to beat them. I don't understand why everyone hates backstabbing, when it is just another tactic in the game. I am bored of having to use it or i'd die because of the similar tactics being constantly used in PvP, that make you resort to these tactics.
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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:10 am

    The reason it's boring is because you keep using the same tactic over and over again. Switch it up. By "Don't backstab", it means don't do the same thing every single time, repetitiveness is the root of boredom.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Slarg232 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:10 pm

    Yeah. I don't mean stop backstabbing completely, that would be dumb. Heck, anyone who has foughten me in one of the Forum Events knows they get an Axe to the back if they leave themselves open for it.

    But come on, if you can say "It's boring", then list your last couple of fights, and see an obvious pattern, it really isn't deserving of it's own thread silly


    Might have come off a little ruder than I meant it to, but there really isn't any other way of saying that.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Halicarnassis on Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:09 pm

    Why not try a different build that doesn't need backstabbing to win? Do a bows only build or something outlandish


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by drdrack on Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:45 pm

    You got burned out....

    Try other games, then come back. That usually works
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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Green__Eagle on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:13 pm

    Dark Souls is hard to stay away from. I've played "The Last of Us" for a couple of hours today, but it was so easy I had to shut it off.

    Now I'm thinking about playing DS again. :-)


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:34 pm

    I'm going to start by adding another post telling you to stop backstabbing all the time.You either get easy wins or fun wins,not both at once.A handicap would make things more interesting,try using a weapon you never see in PVP or make a horrible build on purpose.If all of our recommendations don't work,your time with Dark Souls 1 has probably run it's course.There are only so many times you can play before you burn out.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Demon Slayer on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:46 pm

    The amount of hackers and modders is insane on the Ps3, doesn't matter if it is in the burg, random invasions, or forest duels, I always seem to find hackers. On top of that the "community" has gone to ****, just like any online game it will eventually happen. Furthermore, on Ps3 if I do forest invasions, it takes 10 minutes to get into a match, and it is always the same 1-3 hosts. Even if I invaded for a few hours. And learning new things only goes so far, nothing recently is important.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Serious_Much on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:47 pm

    Well if all you do is BS people of course it'll be boring. It's not even thr it's easy, you're just using one tactic (and a boring one too which is even worse), you're making the game boring for yourself.

    Try something new, whether that be pvp or some weird challenge run. Try the scavenger run, it's good fun


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Demon Slayer on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:14 pm

    lol


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:49 pm

    This is one reason I enjoy XBox more than pS3.  On PS3 the lag is enough to get easy backstabs; not so on the 360.

    I played a *** player today on the PS3 I could not beat because of the teleporting backstabs (I was midrolling, he was using DWGR).  I can always kick or turn or see the BS attempt coming on the XBox.

    The backstab is a mechanic put in to punish certain things, but it also assumes a certain amount of lag.  If you don't believe that, then fight someone that uses a lagswitch.  You cannot win.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by Green__Eagle on Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:40 am

    I'd like to revise my earlier statement about "The Last of Us". It's not so much that it's easy, but it's linear. After enjoying the open-world of the DS games, I feel insulted to be told where to go or what  to do next.


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    Re: Dark Souls is Boring Now..

    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:20 am

    I agree with pretty much everyone here.  Backstabs are perfectly fine to use, no ethical or moral judgment here (or from anyone else on the thread so far) but even stubborn old me has tried different weapons for fun.  I started getting mediocre with the great scythe (a drastic improvement for me) so I decided to go all out and become mediocre with other weapons.  Now, I'm also not terrible an expert with the Priscilla's Dagger and I killed one guy this one time with pretty awesome with the Gargoyle Tail Ax.


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