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    Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Parrotperil on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:02 pm

    I've spent 197 hours in Dark Souls, playing with 10 characters whose combined soul level totals 409. For the last few runs I've gone through, I used the wiki fairly often. Just last night, I was watching a low-level playthrough video on YouTube and found out that there was a second bonfire near the top of Sen's Fortress. Now I'm hitting myself for the all the times I've reached the top of the fortress from the Parish bonfire in one straight shot, humanized, in order to summon Iron Tarkus and take on the boss.

    Does anyone else have a story about something that they feel they should have noticed a lot earlier than they did? It would make me feel slightly better about myself silly.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Imarreteet23 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:07 pm

    I also didn't notice the Sen's bonfire until, well, just last night, after like 200 hours of gameplay. *facepalm*


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by callipygias on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:15 pm

    I just posted in another thread about FINALLY seeing the Dragonslayer Spear statue at the Sunlight Altar. Not a big deal, not like a bonfire, but I've stood at that exact spot looking around with my binocs quite a few times and never noticed it before today. Over 1,100 hours, btw. That's pretty unobservant.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Yukon on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:16 pm

    I only found the sens bonfire my first time because there was a message, I read a lot of messages my first time through the game, rather than using the wiki. It was really helpful

    Ash lake was the one I facepalmed over. Because I got to that tree in blight town, saw a message saying invisible wall and went "Oh okay" smacked that wall down and got to the chest and went **** thats it? another message says invisible wall ahead and I went, "well DUH, I already got it, way to put your message in a useless spot you need to put them outside the invisble walls not inside, idiot." I think I even voted it down.

    .... uuhh.. Thank you wiki. Clearly I cannot understand things until they are fully written out and shoved in my face.
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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Kaminari on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:26 pm

    well, there is the cage shortcut in sens wich I newley found after I have been playing about 400-500 hours.....Never knew about the stairs down in the same room as the merchant.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:28 pm

    350 hours, never killed the Bridge Wyvern. (Never will do either silly)


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Reaperfan on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:29 pm

    Apparently the shortcut in Lost Izalith can be opened from the side with the titanite Demon and Solaire regardless of your covenant or rank. Took me ~600 hours before I found that out.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:31 pm

    We're all bad at this.....there's probably millions of hours globally into this game and no one has the pendant pegged yet

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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Reaperfan on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:33 pm

    skarekrow13 wrote:We're all bad at this.....there's probably millions of hours globally into this game and no one has the pendant pegged yet

    I've resigned myself to the fact that it does nothing, and the comment about it being important was just a trick to get us to make the game harder on ourselves :|


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by befowler on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:35 pm

    I discovered a lot of things embarrasingly late. The most recent was the illusory wall at the top of the ladder up from the titanite demons in Sen's, which leads out to the gate raising giant. Prior to that it was the entire area in Darkroot behind the live tree where the frogs are and the way to the wolf ring. I just assumed people bought the green blossoms from the merchant in Sen's, and when someone mentioned farming "frogs in Darkroot" I laughed. Frogs in darkroot, you guys are such cards. Then I checked the wiki..doh.

    I have to say, my laziness/stupidity in this regard is actually kinda fun, because it draws out the enjoyment you have in the game. I'd probably spent 50+ hours just fighting in the forest before learning I'd literally never been in 1/4 of the level. It was sweet, like my own personal stupidity DLC.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Yukon on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:36 pm

    I am kind of with reaper on this one, maybe a patch or DLC later on will give it a use. But there is just no realistic way that millions of people across the world logging hundred of thousands of hours into this game just haven't stumbled across a use for it yet. Its unrealistic, and if that is the case and it does have a use its hugely obscure.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:38 pm

    I tend to agree. I still like my Muninn theory on it but doubt it has a "use." However, after some hints and accident Ublug discovered an insanely obscure story trick that I found amazing. I hadn't even heard a whisper of it before until he started talking about it. So there's still a chance it does something.

    Edit** I "like" my Muninn theory best. I doubt it's the "correct" one, or the "most logical" one or even a "rational" one. But it is fun!


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Yukon on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:40 pm

    If we have to use transient curses and have dusty dorito fingers before we drop the pendant infront of Artorias' gave or something I might just curl up and die.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:41 pm

    Lol....To be fair the transient curses were a timing thing and if anything, the Doritos made the secret go away.

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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Yukon on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:44 pm

    I am not so sure, did you try different flavours of Doritos? Maybe the Zesty Nacho makes him invite you out to lunch? And maybe the ranch flavour reverses his curse and turns him back to a real boy!


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:50 pm

    That's just preposterous Yukon. Everyone knows the hard to find Flamas Doritos are the universal sign of friendship and lunch invitations. You may be onto something with that ranch idea though........

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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Kaminari on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:58 pm

    about the pendant, I was looking around on the net, this is probably fake but....

    "Guys, I found out what the pendant does! After extensive testing, it
    changes the story line completely to corruption and evil deeds. I'll
    leave exactly what it does to you guys but it's amazing! To get it to
    work properly you must in this order:

    -Don't join any covenants until instructed to.
    -Kill the cleric in Firelink Shrine.
    -When Rhea comes back with her 2 man army, go absolve your sins and she will forgive you.
    -Go get the Lordvessel and shoot the boob-lady.
    -Anor Londo will turn dark.
    -Kill the 4 kings before talking to Framps and join the Darkwraith cov.
    -Go down to the Tomb of Giants and tell Patches you ARE a cleric.
    -Kill Rheas two undead knights.
    -Then
    go to Dukes Archives and get the key to open the gate in the Giant
    Library behind the two squid things that drop the two miracles and buy
    all the spells from Big Hat Logan, he will now attack you. Promptly kill
    him and go open the gate.
    -When you go in the gate where the two squids are, kill them all and stand in the room.
    -You can now Use Item with the Pendant and the wall will open up, much like every other invisible wall.
    -There will be the secret boss (Gurya) behind that through a fog gate beyond a shrine.
    -Kill the boss and go pray at the shrine. There will be another primordial serpent, talk to him.
    -Go on to obtain the other lordvessels and place them in HIS shrine.
    -When you beat Gwynn, Use Item on pendant again and it will show you another AWESOME cut scene.

    I'm
    not sure if you need to do all of those but that's exactly what I did
    in my save file in that order so try it out and tell me how it goes! " but if someone is going to do a new character, they should follow the guide just in case? Also, according to others in the thread, the developers has mentioned a secret boss at the archives.

    Once again, probably a troll or something, but if somone would make a new character and confirms it's fake, that would be good silly (Just in case...)


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Yesuurd on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:02 pm

    first time I used forward r2 jump attack was after 400 hours of gameplay.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:03 pm

    If it's true it's either missing steps or fundamentally alters the Logan timeline. The way that reads is like you can't open his cell door until you buy all his spells and kill him. But to buy all his spells he needs to research Seath which he can't do until you open the door and let him out.

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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Kaminari on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:14 pm

    skarekrow13 wrote:If it's true it's either missing steps or fundamentally alters the Logan timeline. The way that reads is like you can't open his cell door until you buy all his spells and kill him. But to buy all his spells he needs to research Seath which he can't do until you open the door and let him out.

    I'm aware of this, and as I said I think it's a troll, but we should not oversee that he COULD be writing and mix up the events a tiny bit, so maybe, you should do a playthrough and follow this is close as possible?
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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by befowler on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:15 pm

    Yesuurd wrote:first time I used forward r2 jump attack was after 400 hours of gameplay.

    Haha, I love jump attacks. I've had fights that ended with simultaneous jump attacks and mutual deaths. It was like a scene from the Matrix.


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    Post by Parrotperil on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:29 pm

    Jump attacks and kicks: a minute to learn, a lifetime to master.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by RANT on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:49 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:350 hours, never killed the Bridge Wyvern. (Never will do either silly)

    lol same here, i did kill the one demon's souls, maybe i'll give it a shot one of these days.


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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Zechk on Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:43 pm

    I never once used my black seperation crystal because I didn't want to use it up until I found out where to buy more of them, it had a little number 1 on it see?

    So yeah, many many maaaaaany hours later I'm still thinking:

    'well this can't be right, I STILL have no idea where you buy black seperation crystals in this game and I'm pretty sure I've done nearly everything now.'
    *checks inventory*
    'Yeah, see, it's got a little 1 on it....it....it's got a little...a little 1 on it. Like...Like my s-o-a-p-s-t-o-ooooOOOOOOOOH You have GOT to be KIDDING ME! I, I just.....I cannot...but....
    *SMACK*

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    Re: Well, this is embarrassing...

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:49 pm

    200 hours in, I found out that upgrading a shield increases the stability.


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