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    Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by SlakeMoth on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:17 pm

    I'll never make a mountaineer. I've fallen to my death so many times my bruises have got bruises. Someone, please get out there and show this poor sap the way. I've tried arrows and ended up aggroing a moonbug, who promptly blasted me off the walkway. Why haven't I got a spraygun, then I could paint my way across?
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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by JoeBroski09 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:20 pm

    .. do you need help?


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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by retro on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:28 pm

    The moonlight butterflys won't attack you if you don't attack them. The two invisible walkways required to make it to the end of the level are straight paths. They're fairly wide, but you can test them with prism stones or arrows just to be safe.

    The one tricky path is the one to the
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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:30 pm

    The way, so to speak, is: Take the first invisible path North, go West along the first icy beam (defeat the guardian golem), clamber up that slippery hill, drop down Northward (if you turn around there will be a hidden cave housing a few Crystal Lizards for you to kill), after you've done that, just follow the invisible path Northbound - do not waver - and you will reach the other end of the Crystal Cave.

    I'm sure some of our tech-savvy members can provide you with a 3D diagram of the Crystal Cave but I hope this helps.

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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by BackwardsBaboon on Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:34 pm

    I still struggle with that place, every single time I go, and my soon-to-be FC build still has to kill BoC, Nito, and (you guessed it) Seath the HidingAcrossABunchOfInvisibleWalkways... I mean Scaleless! I'll be on in about 30, if you want I can TRY to guide you across. Might at least provide you some comic relief (and save you some humanities) watching someone ELSE fall to their death!

    EDIT: Guess I should asked your sl first...derp! Mine's 80 right now.


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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by BLA1NE on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:03 am

    There are 5 invisible paths in there. I'll try and explain the layout as best I can without pictures (which I could provide if you like--I do have the map viewer, but I prefer not to abuse that program).

    The 5 Invisible Paths:
    Path 1: Leads to a Humanity. A mini-tutorial path, if you like. After you've walked down the first two giant crystals, and past the first crystal golem in the cave, the invisible path will be on your right. It's short, leads to a body with a humanity on it, and I think it's impossible to fall off this one. You don't need to go on this one, but you may as well, to get the humanity. From there, go right and down the giant crystals to get to the second path.

    Path 2: Once you're down from the giant crystals and onto the platform at the bottom, go all the way to the far end (end furthest away from the moonlight butterfly) and you'll reach the second path. This is the first of only 2 mandatory paths to reach Seath--both of which are straight. This path starts where the ground falls off at the far end of the platform you're on and ends a short distance from the vertical giant crystal that sticks up from the next visible path, in a straight line. Cross the invisible path, make a left, get by the golem, and you'll reach paths #3 and 4.

    Path 3: at the end of the visible path you'll end up on top of a spherical rock formation with crystals on it. Bellow you, in the center of that rock, is a cave with 3 geckos in it. To get to the cave, you must fall from the top of the rock onto either path 3 or 4. Fall to the right (toward Seath) and you'll be on path 4; fall to the left, and you'll find path 3, which leads to the blue slab--I can't overstate how optional this path is! retro provided an image of that path (which you can imagine was a total pain in the *** before we knew its layout, and still is!) but I've got more, better ones, if you like. (I've had them for a long time, but didn't want to post them because of the massive spoiler-implications of the map viewer, so I kept them secret...) Anyways, that's where the blue slab is, you can get it if you like, but you'll save yourself some frustration if you don't!

    Path 4: Exit the crystal gecko cave inside the spherical rock toward Seath to find path #4, the second of both mandatory invisible path. If you look at the platform the invisible path ends on, you'll notice a crystal sticks out furthest from the others; remember it as a landmark. You want to walk straight toward it, and since the path is straight, you won't fall. All you need to remember in the Crystal Caves are the landmarks for paths #2 and 4--all other paths are optional.

    Path 5: this final path is only necessary if you want to go out the crystal caves from Seath's chamber. Since you need to drop from path 2 to path 4, path 5 is necessary to get you back up to path 2 (incidentally, you need to drop from path 4 to get to path 5, making an interesting trio of paths). From path 4, you'll notice a giant crystal bellow you that's more or less horizontal. On it, there is a body with loot (blue chunk) and a crystal golem waiting for you to drop down. Just stand on path 4 and line yourself up with the crystal, and drop down (drop on the left section of the crystal; the right section will cause you to slide to your death!). Walk to the far end of the crystal (end furthest away from the golem) and line yourself up with the same vertical crystal you use to mark path 2. Path 5 is also a straight line, and is in a straight line with path 2.

    So there are 3 straight paths (2, 4, 5), 1 path that is impossible to fall off of (1), and 1 miserable path to the blue slab! Paths 2 and 5 are in a straight line, and you only need to take paths 2 and 4 to get to Seath. To get back to the archives from Seath's, you need to take path 4, then 5 and 2. That's about it for the crystal caves!


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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by SlakeMoth on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:09 am

    Just want to thank all of you for your offers of help. There are some great people on this forum. I persevered after I sent that desparate plea and managed to get the Blue Slab which was what I was after (hooray) and now all I need to do is get to Sleath (again) and try (again) for The Darkmoon Blade. Getting behind that s.o.b. is a pain.

    Also, managed to get a Channelers Trident in the same session so I'm a happy bunny right now.
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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by BLA1NE on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:37 am

    You mean the Moonlight Greatsword?

    Easiest way to get behind him is to bait him into destroying his own crystal. Run to the back of his cave, stand next to the crystal until Seath makes his way over, then he'll draw in his breath, telegraphing his intent to attack you with his crystal beam. When he draws in his breath, start running for his back tail. He'll destroy his own crystal with his attack, and paralyze himself temporarily in the process, giving you free time to run to his tail and whack it a couple times.

    When you're solo, this might not buy you enough time to cut it off. But last time I tried, I actually managed to get a lot of damage in this way, then finish it off using a bow and a well aimed shot! I was able to snipe his back tail with a bow while standing in front of him. Not the easiest solution, but it beats getting stomped by his tails when trying to run behind him...

    Good luck!


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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by SlakeMoth on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:02 am

    @Blaine. What can I say except thanks loads!? I'll try your suggestions next session. I hadn't thought of using a bow and I'm a big bow user, so it gives me hope.

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    Re: Crystal Cave Blues

    Post by BLA1NE on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:44 am

    Happy to help!


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