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    Gonna Try Demon's Souls... Blind *gulp*

    Post by callipygias on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:02 pm

    I bought it right after starting Dark Souls, and after close to 1,000 hours of DkS I've decided to try it. The only thing I know that I don't think I'm supposed to know is that some guy named Yurt is a jerk.

    So you guys should expect a WHOLE LOT OF QUESTIONS over the next however long this takes me. I'm at my first fog wall right now, apparently on my way to a nexus.

    It's pretty exciting to have that feeling of constant anxiety bordering on panic again. Haven't felt this since the first... 80 hours or so of DkS.

    I'm going to try to do it blind, so I'll try to phrase my questions carefully to avoid causing myself spoilers.

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    Re: Gonna Try Demon's Souls... Blind *gulp*

    Post by callipygias on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:06 pm

    ...and I died. That took all of 2 minutes.
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    Post by Scudman_Slayer on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:06 pm

    just don't take any chances specially if you're fighting knights have blue or red eyes

    they can one-shot you easily


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    Re: Gonna Try Demon's Souls... Blind *gulp*

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:07 pm

    Dude, after 1000 hours it will be a breeze, you wont need help.

    Though just to warn you the upgrading system is very confusing.

    also don't ask for help and force yourself through it, you'll enjoy it i promise big grin


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    Re: Gonna Try Demon's Souls... Blind *gulp*

    Post by callipygias on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:58 pm

    Ha, the fight aspect is certainly 1,000 times easier than it would've been if I hadn't played so much DkS, but some guy with a spear shredded my face 4x in a row, so... I'm going to avoid him for now. Hopefully I'm supposed to.

    The hardest thing is not knowing if I'm supposed to be upgrading, or how to, or if there are bonfires. I'd really like to up my strength to 16 because a knight dropped his shield and my soldier shield SUCKS.

    Found a shortcut, though. That's pretty cool.

    Oh! and what the hell's up with this half-hp thing??? In all those hours of DkS I never once got cursed, and DS effectively cursed me from the start.
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    Re: Gonna Try Demon's Souls... Blind *gulp*

    Post by Serious_Much on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:02 am

    You have half max HP when in soul form (hollow) but you get a ring in the first level that lets you have 70% (oh how nice of them)

    btw, there are bonfire esque things at the start of every level lol but they just let you collect the demon's soul and warp to/from nexus


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    Post by callipygias on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:23 am

    I'm a-hunting for that ring, then. Just saved Ostrava. Pfff, right. He looks like he could destroy me with a thought.

    Not sure if I should be where I am. I jumped over a wall... on accident. Barely survived a previously mentioned blue-eyed knight. You have no idea how badly I want a bonfire right now. I'll even take a bonfire-esque.
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    Post by PlasticandRage on Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:18 am

    What kind of build are you aiming for?


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    Re: Gonna Try Demon's Souls... Blind *gulp*

    Post by Serious_Much on Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:40 am

    PlasticandRage wrote:What kind of build are you aiming for?

    LET HIM DO IT BLIND!!!!

    seriously silly so much better that way big grin


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    Re: Gonna Try Demon's Souls... Blind *gulp*

    Post by callipygias on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:49 pm

    I'm not online with my ps3 anyway, and I don't think builds are too relevant against the engine. Don't seem to be, at least. I reeeeaally want to get my strength up to equip a better shield, though.

    So, the last thing I did last night was finally kill that red-eyed badass with the spear---the one guarding the big locked door that apparently needs a key which I apparently didn't find. That guy was a professional healer, man. When an enemy uses estus in DkS it's basically an invitation to whoop them, but that guy was GOOD.

    I quit the game there, and I'm hoping I can find the key (or another way forward) without dying first, in case that badass re-spawns. I need a checkpoint!

    Oh, yeah, finally realized that after dying I could jump back to the nexus, which I did to upgrade my spear to +1. Made a big difference with Red Eyes.
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    Post by befowler on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:10 pm

    Enjoy it! I like the atmosphere in Demon souls a lot better than DkS, although I have a lot more hours on the latter.

    Let me know if you want coop on demon souls happy


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    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:29 pm

    no leveling up until you beat the first boss, then you have to talk to an npc in the nexus to level up. after that you receive the demons equivalnet of the black crystal and summon stone, ther are still people playing demons online, im from oregon myself and recently had 3 consecutive summons in one of the early areas.


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    Re: Gonna Try Demon's Souls... Blind *gulp*

    Post by callipygias on Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:34 pm

    Back at it. Found a way forward through more fog. Whew! guess I don't need the key to that other door yet. This is so freaking cool: I just sprung a trap on THEM! I'm breaking everyting in sight (of course), and these boulders come tumbling out and crush a bunch of bad guys. Scored 8 Crescent Moon Grasses. I'm really loving this game, so far.

    Then I see a huge dragon in the distance and realize I'll soon be respawning back at the start....
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    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:03 pm

    dont charge it, it'll pull the same trick as the hellkite on an upcoming bridge, and its fire breath is a ohk, so be very careful.


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    Post by befowler on Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:13 pm

    I love that rolling ball trap. I think the first time everyone discovers it, they get a nice rush out of it.

    One thing to watch out for is the weight limit on your inventory, which you've probably noticed already is quite different from Dark soul's infinite inventory. The danger is that if you try to pick up something you have no room for, it will drop on the ground, and then if you die it will disappear forever. When you are playing the game through for the first time, it can be hard to know when you will need extra carrying space before you try to pick up something heavy. I say this because it sounds like you are in the vicinity of a spot where you may see two dragons overlooking a field of goodies. Without spoiling anything, let's just say that you should make sure you have plenty of carrying capacity if you try to make a run for those items.


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    Post by callipygias on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:06 pm

    Thanks, good tip. I'll pay attention to that.

    And thanks, sparkly, I assumed that was the case, so I was SUPER careful. I was so careful I almost made it through the whole level without dying. The one death I had was so damn stupid, too. I saw a shiny in the lava so I dipped my toe in, like you can in DkS. Apparently you CAN'T in Demons.

    But the spider-boss-thing just killed the living crap out of me. Promises to be the first of many times, as I have no idea how to not get stunned by it, and I'm starting to run a little low on grasses.

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    Post by callipygias on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:32 pm

    dead. dead. dead. dead. dead. dead. dead. dead.
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    Post by befowler on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:41 pm

    Sounds like you are in stonefang tunnel now?

    You actually can walk (more specifically, run) in lava, but it eats hp extremely fast. There is no charred orange ring to help, but increasing your fire resist and possibly a water themed spell might be of assistance...


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    Post by callipygias on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:45 pm

    I have 0 spells as far as I can tell. This spider boss I'm guessing is a gimmick? I can't figure it out if it is. Most I've landed is 2 hits. I'm gonna go do some co-op on Dark Souls for a while.
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    Post by befowler on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:50 pm

    Well I don't want to give too much away, but explore the Nexus more. There may be some NPCs in various corners that can sell you some starter spells or miracles, although you may need certain base stats to get them to cough up the goods. Some of the things they sell may help with both the lava and your giant fire spider problem.


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    Post by callipygias on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:11 pm

    There are 2 characters in the nexus that do nothing for me. I have no souls, and only 8 magic, so it may prove difficult getting the NPCs help any time soon. The lava is already cooled, the spider is my only real problem now. Last time I got its health bar below half since I finally realized its own fireballs burn off the paralysis thing. When I get next to it and start mashing it got me with a very Bed-of-Chaos-like firestorm.
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    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:34 pm

    calli, do it without magic on your first run, it's better honestly.

    Oh and he's not as gimmick, he's not that hard either long as you got healing items...


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    Post by befowler on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:37 pm

    I'm only trying to help because I feel your pain. I similarly went back and beat Demon's Souls for the first time only after beating Dark Souls a few times.

    Demon's Souls is much harder. happy


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    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:43 pm

    I went after I'd gotten 250 hours, so to be fair it didn't pose that much of a challenge to me..

    the predictable bosses helped a little silly


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    Post by callipygias on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:51 pm

    Okay, so it's NOT a gimmick, and I should be able to beat the spider in melee, huh? That's a surprise to me. I'll go back to it later today, maybe.

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