regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

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    regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

    Post by retro on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:53 pm

    I recently read that the painted world has a built-in gravelord infection for offline players. It sounded trustworthy, but there wasn't much information on it. Does anyone know more about it? It's the first I've ever heard of it!

    -Is it automatic? Does it always occur to offline players who reach the Painted World for the first time?
    -Do you have to be offline for your entire playthrough up until that point?

    There is no information about it on the wikispaces wiki (gravelord servant page | painted world page), and also basically none on the wikidot as well (gravelord servant page | gravelord black phantoms | painted world page).

    There's only a brief mention on the wikidot painted world page which says-
    If you get to this area without patching your game, black phantom Bloated Undead will fill the area
    Which raises a couple more questions:

    -Does it only occur in unpatched versions of the game?
    -Is it only black phantom Bloated Undead, or is it the same Bloated Undead and Skeleton Bonewheels that appear for a normal gravelord infection?
    -Does it last forever, with no way to kill a gravelord servant?

    For people interested in gathering better evidence on Gravelord Black Phantoms, learning more about how the automatic offline infection works could be incredibly helpful. Anyone with the ability to capture video could clearly record all the ones that exist in the level without much effort, assuming its easy to plan/ make happen.
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    Re: regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

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

    It occured to me everytime I went human in the PW pre patch. If I went hollow they disappeared, but as soon as I went human again they appeared. Hasnt happened since I got the 1.05 patch. There is no sign, no way to stop them apart from killing Pris.


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    Re: regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

    Post by BackwardsBaboon on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:15 am

    Why on earth would they patch this???


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    Re: regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

    Post by retro on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:29 am

    Pretty odd, right? If they disappeared when you went hollow, it's not like they needed to remove this to make the game easier.

    Did it get removed with 1.05, or an earlier patch?
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    Post by RandelOolacile on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:17 am

    I experienced this. It is the bloated dudes and the skeleton wheels!


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    Post by Ghadis_God on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:20 am

    Thank gwyn I never had to deal with this! I've only been playing post-patch.


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    Re: regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

    Post by befowler on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:37 am

    Sorry I missed it, I didn't get into the game until post-patch. What a loss!


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    Re: regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:49 am

    The patches made the game sooooooooooooo much easier.


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    Re: regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

    Post by befowler on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:53 am

    Yeah, that's what I heard. More souls from enemies too, which seems kinda silly.


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    Re: regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:55 am

    Ghosts and skellies started giving souls, you can buy titanite from everyone, evn twinkling. The flame golem on top of sens is imposible to get hit by (he used to predict your movements). The capras in the demons ruins had their aggro range cut to a fifth. There's more I cant remember but after playing offline for 2 months getting the patches made the game easy.


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    Re: regarding the offline gravelord black phantoms of the painted world...

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

    Adding souls for killed skeletons is one of the changes I welcomed. Not because I felt like I needed more souls, but it's a handy confirmation that a skeleton is dead for sure. I would've been happy if they dropped only 1 soul each.

    It's especially helpful for co-op in the catacombs, when someone isn't using a divine weapon and it's hard to be certain whether or not a skeleton is getting back up.

    They also changed some subtle stuff that, to me, seemed like it had no bearing on the difficulty. I'm fairly certain the Sentinels outside the great hall in Anor Londo used to be a little bit closer to the top of the stairs, but were moved back. I can't really figure out the point of that, doesn't seem to make a difference really.

    I'd consider getting rid of offline black phantoms a pretty significant change, I wish they kept that in there.

    MudoRH wrote:I experienced this. It is the bloated dudes and the skeleton wheels!
    Ah ok, so it is probably identical to the normal gravelord infection that occurs in the painted world (asides from being able to avoid it as a hollow).

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