weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Share
    avatar
    Rynn
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4689
    Reputation : 257
    Join date : 2012-01-26

    weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Rynn on Thu May 10, 2012 6:27 pm

    what are some silly things during your first playthrough that you thought, that made the game more difficult.

    I thought that rings were the least important piece of equipment, and generally very weak. This led me to think that 40 poise was a low amount, and I refused to play my sorcerer with any less then 90 poise.

    I thought that rolling had 0 invincibility frames, so I never did it.

    I thought HP was a useless stat, and never raised it.

    I thought an enchanted dagger was better then a CMW dagger.

    I thought level 200 was a low level, so I kept leveling up.

    Finally... I had 70 resistance so I could live longer.

    User
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 5753
    Reputation : 193
    Join date : 2012-01-18

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by User on Thu May 10, 2012 6:33 pm

    hm... well girl, I think I see about most here is true, except for the dagger part, resistance, and level stat.

    Let me add something... I *** up with something... hard. I tried to fight enemies with pyromancy only when I made my first successful character, yes? Went up to 78, she did. Well, I tried to level strength and stuff with a Hand Axe I never upgraded higher than 5... not normal, raw. Nito's Domain and the Four Kings are the only areas I did not do, but my Axe was still raw, + 5. Hard, but fun.
    avatar
    Glutebrah
    Hollowed
    Hollowed

    Posts : 1942
    Reputation : 102
    Join date : 2012-01-18

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Glutebrah on Thu May 10, 2012 6:35 pm

    i thought i wanted to save every item i got incase i wanted to use it later, i was afraid of giving Embers to blacksmiths thinking i would miss out on another blacksmith later. never upgraded weapons because i thought as soon as i did id find a new weapon i want to upgrade.

    i also never knew about the repair box from blacksmiths, and when i wa in blight town i almost lost my weapons and armor to durability. ended up beating Qualaag with only 20 Dura left on Drake sword.


    _________________
    Chaos Blade is Best Blade

    **NEW**PSN: Glute_brah **NEW**
    SL 55 (Ele) http://mmdks.com/2b2g (Avelyn + WP)
    SL100 (Dex) http://mmdks.com/25vk (Chaos Blade)
    SL100 (Str) http://mmdks.com/2b2h (MSGS)
    SL100 (Pyro) http://mmdks.com/2b2l (FIRE)
    SL120 (Str) http://mmdks.com/2n6r (DGA)
    SL120 (Dex) http://mmdks.com/2n6v (murk) i did it, i sold out
    SL150 (Int) http://mmdks.com/25vm (Velkas + TCC)
    SL149 (Cos) http://mmdks.com/2b2q (Black Knight)
    SL200 (Cos) http://mmdks.com/2b2j (Ornstein)
    avatar
    Forum Pirate
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 6625
    Reputation : 232
    Join date : 2012-01-30
    Age : 26
    Location : International waters

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu May 10, 2012 6:42 pm

    That the greataxe was good.


    _________________
    Your rules are yours
    My honor is mine.
    Perspective is everything.
    We are Exiles, and our home is Painted with the blood of trespassers.
    avatar
    ALENAH

    Posts : 9
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-05-10
    Age : 44
    Location : Sweden

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by ALENAH on Thu May 10, 2012 6:49 pm

    That the Black Knight Sword must be the best sword because it has the highest starting stats.
    avatar
    Imarreteet23
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 837
    Reputation : 34
    Join date : 2012-03-16
    Age : 21
    Location : The Great Perhaps

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Imarreteet23 on Thu May 10, 2012 6:51 pm

    I thought that going human was a waste of humanity, so I soloed my entire first playthrough. Took me a good twelve hours to beat O&S. And the Four Kings... I don't want to talk about that. :affraid:





    _________________
    There will usually be a time where I realise that my day simply cannot get any better, that the rest of the day will only get worse. This usually happens while playing Dark Souls


    Stay nerdy, my friends.
    avatar
    Glutebrah
    Hollowed
    Hollowed

    Posts : 1942
    Reputation : 102
    Join date : 2012-01-18

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Glutebrah on Thu May 10, 2012 6:52 pm

    ALENAH wrote:That the Black Knight Sword must be the best sword because it has the highest starting stats.



    that sword made the game a joke for me, lol i finally decided to upgrade a weapon when i got it make it +4 and literally just tank spanked every boss with it. (except gywn and S&O) but Seath/Nito/Sif/4 kings were all tank and spanks, 2 handed sword charge them and starting mashing R1 beat all 4 of them first try.


    _________________
    Chaos Blade is Best Blade

    **NEW**PSN: Glute_brah **NEW**
    SL 55 (Ele) http://mmdks.com/2b2g (Avelyn + WP)
    SL100 (Dex) http://mmdks.com/25vk (Chaos Blade)
    SL100 (Str) http://mmdks.com/2b2h (MSGS)
    SL100 (Pyro) http://mmdks.com/2b2l (FIRE)
    SL120 (Str) http://mmdks.com/2n6r (DGA)
    SL120 (Dex) http://mmdks.com/2n6v (murk) i did it, i sold out
    SL150 (Int) http://mmdks.com/25vm (Velkas + TCC)
    SL149 (Cos) http://mmdks.com/2b2q (Black Knight)
    SL200 (Cos) http://mmdks.com/2b2j (Ornstein)
    avatar
    bmurn
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 281
    Reputation : 27
    Join date : 2012-04-10
    Location : the Dead Burg (formerly "undead" but now renamed after a significant effort at regentrification.)

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by bmurn on Thu May 10, 2012 6:57 pm

    I assumed if you were supposed to jump across gaps they would have given you a button dedicated to jumping. Also took a long time to figure out how to slide down a ladder. Not a game breaker, but over an extended period of time all of the time spent climbing down the longer ladders really adds up.
    avatar
    WyrmHero
    Lordvessel
    Lordvessel

    Posts : 8742
    Reputation : 221
    Join date : 2012-02-16
    Age : 29
    Location : The Painted World

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by WyrmHero on Thu May 10, 2012 7:26 pm

    Raised resistance to 20 for some 'good' defense. Kept raising up endurance instead of vitality.


    _________________
    PSN: WyrmHero1945

    Dedicated Blade of the Darkmoon.
    Chaos Legion Str weapons covenant
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by RANT on Thu May 10, 2012 7:28 pm

    WyrmHero wrote:Raised resistance to 20 for some 'good' defense. Kept raising up endurance instead of vitality.

    the second one is actually a good thing, specially for str weapons. i always raise my end first.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    BLA1NE
    Stat Guru
    Stat Guru

    Posts : 2631
    Reputation : 172
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Montreal

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by BLA1NE on Thu May 10, 2012 7:39 pm

    I assumed you couldn't parry Gwyn.


    _________________
    Blaine Incarnate
    avatar
    skarekrow13
    Chat Moderator

    Posts : 10236
    Reputation : 410
    Join date : 2012-01-27
    Location : Ralph Wilson Stadium

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu May 10, 2012 8:31 pm

    I assumed the gold hemmed set would save me from Firesage

    avatar
    DoughGuy
    Duke's Archivist
    Duke's Archivist

    Posts : 11862
    Reputation : 319
    Join date : 2012-02-29
    Age : 23
    Location : The Bakery of Souls, Sydney

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu May 10, 2012 8:42 pm

    I thought higher res would make me a tank. I figured armour > dodging so I always had just below my equip load in armour.


    _________________
    There's more to them - Want to know why your favourite NPC is in lordran? Find out here.
    Farewell to my Noble Knights, while we lived we were mighty. May we meet again in the next game.
    The post that started the legend XD
    avatar
    Odinbear
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 986
    Reputation : 28
    Join date : 2012-04-25
    Location : Sitting here in limbo, but I know it won't be long. Sitting here in limbo, like a bird without a song. Well they're putting up resistance, but I know that my faith will lead me on. Sitting here in limbo, waiting for the dice to roll.

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Odinbear on Thu May 10, 2012 9:01 pm

    Sl103 still havn't finished the game, sunk all my souls, boss souls too into stats. Humanity? Didn't know what it was for, played undead most the time, co-oped only 2 bosses have no humanity now and last time I was in the dukes archives used it all up summoning phantoms that just wanted to wait for the invader....
    avatar
    Buggy Virus
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1279
    Reputation : 37
    Join date : 2012-04-11
    Location : Firelink

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Buggy Virus on Thu May 10, 2012 10:00 pm

    Ugh, where should I start. . .

    1. Thought humanity didn't do anything (didn't even understand the humanity counter so never got any)

    2. Didn't think upgrading gave a significant damage bonus, so ended up using an un-upgraded halberd for much of the game.

    3. Didn't know about the drake sword

    4. Thought that magic only had as many uses as were labeled, then you needed to buy it all over again, so I never bought magic.

    5. Thought endurance wasn't a useful stat.

    6. Didn't understand equip load.

    7. Didn't know secondary weapons added weight.

    8. Didn't think you could black the attacks of anything bigger than baldur knights. This includes golems and forest giants.


    _________________
    *Busy Drawing*
    Xbl: A Buggy Virus
    Whelp, now I have positive rep.
    Reputation : 30
    Positive votes received : 80
    Negative votes received : 74
    avatar
    ARSP
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 605
    Reputation : 13
    Join date : 2012-03-07
    Age : 22
    Location : Anor Londo

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by ARSP on Thu May 10, 2012 10:21 pm

    My First Playthrough mistakes

    1. I based my character around Astora's Sword So my dex Faith and Strength were all the same

    2. Put no stock endurance

    3. Put too much stock in Vit

    4. Was afraid of heavy armor and large weapons because of lack of mobility

    5. Never used big shields for fear of being slow

    6. Only used faith worthless for combat

    7. By Anor Londo didn't do any damage to giant guards.

    8. Said screw this and created sorceror and later a Pyromancer.


    _________________
    :estus: Rookie Researcher :estus:


    Projects Completed
    Spoiler:



    "The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before"- Thornstein Veblen
    avatar
    Sulfur
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 119
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-04-14
    Location : Darkroot Garden

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Sulfur on Thu May 10, 2012 10:45 pm

    I thought the drake sword was a good weapon.


    _________________
    avatar
    FruitPunchNinja
    Revived
    Revived

    Posts : 2770
    Reputation : 106
    Join date : 2012-03-12
    Age : 28
    Location : East Coast , USA

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by FruitPunchNinja on Thu May 10, 2012 10:58 pm

    my first playthrough was blind. i had learned from the little demons souls i played but not much. i ended up going to lvl20 before i even left undead burg all because i wanted to use the bksword. i had no idea what the benefit of humanity was. didnt understand how to backstab and parry for quite a bit of the playthrough. when i look back i have no idea how i didnt figure out how to backstab sooner. i never kindled bonfires. i spread my stats out like an idiot cause i wanted to try everything the second i found it. would i change anything about it, no.
    avatar
    JoeBroski09
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4307
    Reputation : 62
    Join date : 2012-04-12
    Age : 23
    Location : Carim in the Pacific Northwest

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by JoeBroski09 on Fri May 11, 2012 1:53 am

    Started as a knight, killed the merchant on ACCIDENT before getting the bow, so no drake sword for me early on(I heard about it BEFORE release! BEFORE! I didn't evem watch any youtube videos!), killed Lautrec becuase I heard he was a pain in the butt later on in the game. Oh, and I believe I grabbed "divine blessing" as my gift, thinking it was something infinite or replenished at every bonfire or something. I had no idea where pyromancer flames came from. I upgraded a greataxe to +3 then a halberd to +3. Eventually got arrows for a bow and got my drake sword. I'd go back and forth between those. I though dodging was USELESS, mostly because I did NOT want to give up my knight armor. I put points into resistance, faith, dex, end, vit, str, etc. I think I raised faith in hopes to heal in the future, but never had enough souls on me to buy the miracles, mostly because I'd die on my way back to firelink. I didn't parry or backstab even though my friend showed me and told me it was super fun. I denied him saying "tanking is fun." Which it still is. (On my finally GOOD tank, I hate trying to parry qwyn. I got one off, couldn't get my 2nd one. I was going to 2 shot him) I didn't beat the game until recently, but it was my 7th or 8th character, and I could have beat him on 2 characters before. My first character I quit after my friend said Lautrec dropped good items if you killed him LATER rather than SOONER. I then made a pyromancer based of intelligence. Then I made ONE more character, then moved on. Now I'm back, and here's a wiki! Whoo!


    _________________
    big grin Hugs and smiles big grin

    avatar
    Rynn
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4689
    Reputation : 257
    Join date : 2012-01-26

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Rynn on Fri May 11, 2012 2:02 am

    Btw, with the divine blessing one.
    I was so mad to hear they didn't replenish. I thought the gifts were unique, un-attainable items that only that char would have access to, thusforth making a sort of 'subclass' based on your gift...
    It would have been cool, especially since it would have made a 'hard choice' inbetween blessings and the master key.
    avatar
    JoeBroski09
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4307
    Reputation : 62
    Join date : 2012-04-12
    Age : 23
    Location : Carim in the Pacific Northwest

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by JoeBroski09 on Fri May 11, 2012 2:06 am

    I actually almost chose the pendant. I was like "There's gottah be SOMETHING about it. I really want that." and my friend, who was on the xbox sitting next to me said "The developers of this game are serious, I doubt it really does anything." So I chose divine blessing, and he chose a thief and divine blessing.


    _________________
    big grin Hugs and smiles big grin

    avatar
    ALENAH

    Posts : 9
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-05-10
    Age : 44
    Location : Sweden

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by ALENAH on Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 pm

    Glutebrah wrote:
    ALENAH wrote:That the Black Knight Sword must be the best sword because it has the highest starting stats.



    that sword made the game a joke for me, lol i finally decided to upgrade a weapon when i got it make it +4 and literally just tank spanked every boss with it. (except gywn and S&O) but Seath/Nito/Sif/4 kings were all tank and spanks, 2 handed sword charge them and starting mashing R1 beat all 4 of them first try.

    Yeah, two-handed R1 spam is almost too easy.
    avatar
    Yarxov
    Revived
    Revived

    Posts : 2313
    Reputation : 36
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Location : How should I know?

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Yarxov on Sun May 13, 2012 9:10 pm

    -Split my stat investments and had no plan at all.
    -Never upgraded my armor
    -Never upgraded my shield


    _________________
    I do not live in hopes of a better tomorrow, or in blissful dreams, but I live for those who live no longer.

    avatar
    BoilerFan8472
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 261
    Reputation : 3
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Age : 27
    Location : Kentucky ya'll

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by BoilerFan8472 on Mon May 14, 2012 12:41 am

    Thought that the developers would never put a dragon on a bridge again. I sat there for a good 5 minutes thinking demon's souls before I crossed that bridge.Horrible flashbacks then started...


    _________________
    Proud Member of The Noble Knights

    Praise The Sun!!!! cheers

    avatar
    JoeBroski09
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4307
    Reputation : 62
    Join date : 2012-04-12
    Age : 23
    Location : Carim in the Pacific Northwest

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by JoeBroski09 on Mon May 14, 2012 12:49 am

    BoilerFan8472 wrote:Thought that the developers would never put a dragon on a bridge again. I sat there for a good 5 minutes thinking demon's souls before I crossed that bridge.Horrible flashbacks then started...
    lol


    _________________
    big grin Hugs and smiles big grin


    Sponsored content

    Re: weird things you assumed that made your game harder

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:13 pm