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    Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by TangerineDream on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:28 pm

    If you are like me and didn't use any tips,maps,cheats, guides on your first run through what were your biggest mistakes. I had some doozies.

    When Frampt appeared I thought he was an enemy so fired arrows at him, he disappeared and never came back.

    Accidently hit siegmeir when fighting silver knight and had to kill him. Didn't realise you could absolve this sin

    Didn't use magic or pyro, just weapons.
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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by RANT on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:40 pm

    Not using magic is nopt a mistake, I. Never used magic in my first build, he only has one atgt for powere withing and I got that after I was done with the game right before gwyn. My biggest mistake was I didn save reah and sig, I always felt bad about it.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by SlakeMoth on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:41 pm

    Thinking I could beat the Hellkite with The Drake Sword. It didn't work out.

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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Spurgun on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:51 pm

    Not killing lautrec, ever. I played trough the game without firelink.
    Not upgrading gear before after anor londo. And using the occult club after that.
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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Cantankerous_Flood on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:54 pm

    Putting like 30 SLs into Resistance... Prostration *facepalm*


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Spurgun on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:07 pm

    I thought everyone did that silly
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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Cantankerous_Flood on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:16 pm

    Oh and I also accidentally hit the Crestfallen Warrior when practicing evade attacks in the very beginning, and it took me many hours to finally put him down because 1.) He was hard in the beginning of the game and 2.) I kept asking myself, "wtf is he STILL chasing me?" Had no idea he was going to be permanently agro.

    This is just a clumsy error: I had just defeated the silver knights for siegmeyer and after he rewarded me, I went to look at the ring in the pause menu. I was so good at getting to the equip menu quickly so I pushed start and immediately RI to bring me over. Unfortunately, I didn't hit the pause button hard enough and hit Seigmeyer by accident. Felt bad afterwards. He was very amusing hmmmm.....hmmmm...mmm...hmmmm

    Finally, in the Asylum I believed a msg that said treasure ahead leading off the cliff. I raged quit and broke the controller.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by DamageCK on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:56 pm

    I missed the majority of my now favorite weapons because I got fixated on the GSoA. A wiki entry states that it's "arguably the best weapon in the game". I read that and said eff everything else. Also had the most useless stats ever thanks to that, since I also skipped out on pyro, sorcery, and miracles. Then by something like NG+8 I finally decided to try some PvP. SL218. 30 effing Vit. In PvE I kept thinkng "this is effin' easy. I don't need more HP." Funny thing is, for the first few days I was PvPing, I was completely oblivious to the fact that 30 vit without the FaP or MoM is laughable, especially for a newb. The handful of wins I managed to edge out at the time though... rode that high for a week. Haha. Makes me hugely simpathetic to newb players. I'm like "oh, man. It's gonna be a rough week, little buddy..."


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Doelker on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:59 pm

    Fed my slab titanite slab to framt
    Fed white chunks expe cting to get twinkling titanite in return
    When it didn't work, then fed the blue chunks... Oh my god...
    Getting invaded by Kirk in the depths and got killed. I was freaked out and ended the level being Hollow because I didn't want to get invaded again by the same guy and not knowing anything about him being an NPC and the rewards for killing him.
    I was able to pass the archers from anor londo after 50 + tries and die from not landing on the balcony... I almost kill myself


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Cantankerous_Flood on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:08 pm

    I think the archers' spot in Anor Londo is one of the hardest moments in the game. I wouldn't feel bad about that.

    The first time I got invaded was in the burg. I was terrified and ran the loop back to the bonfire with the invader on my tail. After realizing the fog gate was impassable, I turned around and tried to fight. I dodged his first attack by rolling off the bridge to my death in front of the bonfire. Prostration


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:13 pm

    Cantankerous_Flood wrote:Oh and I also accidentally hit the Crestfallen Warrior when practicing evade attacks in the very beginning, and it took me many hours to finally put him down because 1.) He was hard in the beginning of the game and 2.) I kept asking myself, "wtf is he STILL chasing me?" Had no idea he was going to be permanently agro.

    This is just a clumsy error: I had just defeated the silver knights for siegmeyer and after he rewarded me, I went to look at the ring in the pause menu. I was so good at getting to the equip menu quickly so I pushed start and immediately RI to bring me over. Unfortunately, I didn't hit the pause button hard enough and hit Seigmeyer by accident. Felt bad afterwards. He was very amusing hmmmm.....hmmmm...mmm...hmmmm

    Finally, in the Asylum I believed a msg that said treasure ahead leading off the cliff. I raged quit and broke the controller.

    Calling your bluff on the last one. Players can't leave messages in the asylum and the only ones there are the developer messages.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Cantankerous_Flood on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:17 pm

    [quote="Wade_Wilson"]
    Cantankerous_Flood wrote:Oh and I also accidentally hit the Crestfallen Warrior when practicing evade attacks in the very beginning, and it took me many hours to finally put him down because 1.) He was hard in the beginning of the game and 2.) I kept asking myself, "wtf is he STILL chasing me?" Had no idea he was going to be permanently agro.

    This is just a clumsy error: I had just defeated the silver knights for siegmeyer and after he rewarded me, I went to look at the ring in the pause menu. I was so good at getting to the equip menu quickly so I pushed start and immediately RI to bring me over. Unfortunately, I didn't hit the pause button hard enough and hit Seigmeyer by accident. Felt bad afterwards. He was very amusing hmmmm.....hmmmm...mmm...hmmmm

    Finally, in the Asylum I believed a msg that said treasure ahead leading off the cliff. I raged quit and broke the controller.

    Calling your bluff on the last one. Players can't leave messages in the asylum and the only ones there are the developer messages.[/quote


    No bluff! It was there. I believe it's possible for msgs to appear in the beginning of the game from players that have left them after they return to the Asylum to fight the Stray Demon. Lovely run-on sentence right there.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:22 pm

    [quote="Cantankerous_Flood"]
    Wade_Wilson wrote:
    Cantankerous_Flood wrote:Oh and I also accidentally hit the Crestfallen Warrior when practicing evade attacks in the very beginning, and it took me many hours to finally put him down because 1.) He was hard in the beginning of the game and 2.) I kept asking myself, "wtf is he STILL chasing me?" Had no idea he was going to be permanently agro.

    This is just a clumsy error: I had just defeated the silver knights for siegmeyer and after he rewarded me, I went to look at the ring in the pause menu. I was so good at getting to the equip menu quickly so I pushed start and immediately RI to bring me over. Unfortunately, I didn't hit the pause button hard enough and hit Seigmeyer by accident. Felt bad afterwards. He was very amusing hmmmm.....hmmmm...mmm...hmmmm

    Finally, in the Asylum I believed a msg that said treasure ahead leading off the cliff. I raged quit and broke the controller.

    Calling your bluff on the last one. Players can't leave messages in the asylum and the only ones there are the developer messages.[/quote


    No bluff! It was there. I believe it's possible for msgs to appear in the beginning of the game from players that have left them after they return to the Asylum to fight the Stray Demon. Lovely run-on sentence right there.

    I've never seen a player message there in over 1000 hours of gametime, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Why don't you post a pic of that message? Sorry if I come off as rude, but I strive to be corrected when I'm wrong.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by RANT on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:29 pm

    I ddont get why people say the archers are the hardest part of the game, I did it on my second try and I always do it on my first try after that one but this is coming from the guy that dies at least twice on the ceiling part with all the painting guardians lol.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by dancash1808 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:34 pm

    50 str. and essentially nothing else levelled. I got very good at coming in out of the dog skeletons aggro range and OHKO'ing with a jump attack.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Cantankerous_Flood on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:39 pm

    [quote="Wade_Wilson"]
    Cantankerous_Flood wrote:
    Wade_Wilson wrote:
    Cantankerous_Flood wrote:Oh and I also accidentally hit the Crestfallen Warrior when practicing evade attacks in the very beginning, and it took me many hours to finally put him down because 1.) He was hard in the beginning of the game and 2.) I kept asking myself, "wtf is he STILL chasing me?" Had no idea he was going to be permanently agro.

    This is just a clumsy error: I had just defeated the silver knights for siegmeyer and after he rewarded me, I went to look at the ring in the pause menu. I was so good at getting to the equip menu quickly so I pushed start and immediately RI to bring me over. Unfortunately, I didn't hit the pause button hard enough and hit Seigmeyer by accident. Felt bad afterwards. He was very amusing hmmmm.....hmmmm...mmm...hmmmm

    Finally, in the Asylum I believed a msg that said treasure ahead leading off the cliff. I raged quit and broke the controller.

    Calling your bluff on the last one. Players can't leave messages in the asylum and the only ones there are the developer messages.[/quote


    No bluff! It was there. I believe it's possible for msgs to appear in the beginning of the game from players that have left them after they return to the Asylum to fight the Stray Demon. Lovely run-on sentence right there.

    I've never seen a player message there in over 1000 hours of gametime, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Why don't you post a pic of that message? Sorry if I come off as rude, but I strive to be corrected when I'm wrong.


    It's cool. I understand. If I could, I would have taken a picture. Sorry if it seems like a cop out.


    I made the archers part on my first try second playthrough then got invaded and killed. I had to start all the way back before the elevator. Took me like 25+ tries afterward.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by eminusx on Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:43 am

    RantFromRant wrote:I ddont get why people say the archers are the hardest part of the game, I did it on my second try and I always do it on my first try after that one but this is coming from the guy that dies at least twice on the ceiling part with all the painting guardians lol.

    I got killed first time out by the Archers, then immediately thought 'poison arrow'. Just seemed logical, have dies a few times since tho using my strictly steel build.

    Those rafters are a fricken pain in the ar$e!!!


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Juutas on Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:52 am

    Putting lvls in to resistance..

    Trying to free Laurentius by hitting the barrel with my sword..

    Summoning Dusk when there's 4 crystal golems around me..

    Trying to kill Bed of Chaos with a bow..

    Didn't manage to pull off backstabs because I was always having my shield up..

    Didn't know what kindling the bonfire means..

    Didn't know how to upgrade weapons (until I was in blighttown)..

    Gosh, I was such a dumbass on the first playthrough big grin


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by eminusx on Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:18 am

    Juutas wrote:
    Trying to free Laurentius by hitting the barrel with my sword..

    just reminded me. . .I got invaded in New Londo, the cunning invader positioned themselves behind the cross-legged Solaire, and without thinking, nob head here leaps into a sword attack!!!

    . . . cue thrashing by invader and his Solaire side-kick.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by VinheimProfessor on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:01 am

    Not relying on magic more. I didn't take magic seriously since it seemed under-developed, so I kept trying to play as a warrior. I was learning the mechanics and doing quite well, but it took me forever to progress. I generally play magic users since they usually suit my play style. I finally got tired of swinging a weapon and committed to making a magic-reliant sorcerer, reinforcing Int and Attunement over everything else. I immediately made more progress in that single play session than I had in weeks of playing a jack-of-all-trades warrior. I learned that I had to commit to a strategy and playstyle, and stick with it rather than trying to use warrior skills as a crutch. This is when I started studying how the spells act so started to notice the knockback effect, which spells I could fire after parrying and how to use Force to deflect soul arrows and Homing Soulmass.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by VinheimProfessor on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:09 am

    Also, I was so scared of enemies that I would wait around for minutes waiting for an opening instead of jumping in and being strategic to make my own opportunities.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by Doelker on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:20 am

    @ Wade_Wilson
    You can leave messages at the asylum, when you comeback only. I've left messages warning about the Dark knights and I've even read a couple myself. Even kind of silly that the other messages were newer but rated and mine was not.
    You can't coop there though or being invaded. But we all know that.


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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by bmurn on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:48 am

    Yes, I remember seeing a message on my first play through as well in the Asylum. I noticed it had a different emblem so I did not trust it. It was similar to what the earlier poster said. Something about a detour ahead and it would have led off the cliff on the way to big bird.
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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by bmurn on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:51 am

    As for early mistakes. I made so many it is tough to think of the biggest. Probably focusing on leveling my character up as opposed to my weapons.

    The most "I am stupid moment" was when I figured out, a few hours into the game, that you could scroll left and right on the "purchase" list for the undead merchant. It never occured to me that he would sell weapons and armor. I had visited him a number of times and it wasn't until I needed the residence key that it finally hit me that you could select from other categories.
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    Re: Biggest mistakes on first run through

    Post by White Mamba on Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:10 am

    Thinking my only two options at firelink were either Skeletons or Ghosts. Took me a good 2 days to see the stairs towards the burg.

    Another one was after Queeag, heading back through blighttown/depths

    Biggest mistake was summoning help for Gwyn on my first attempt(didn't realise it was the end of the game yet)

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