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Topic   ELDEN RING

Kommie
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10-Jun-2021(#1)
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February 25, 2022

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Oooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh the ELDEN RING


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Huy2cdih0 -------------- GAMEPLAY TRAILER

Winners who've beat it:
@Kommie
@Gypsy
@Feeb
@Archer

Almost quitters, but not quite yet:
@theJaw
WithinTemptation
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12-Mar-2022(#2)
Kommie wrote:
> WithinTemptation wrote:
>> MrBean wrote:
> |>> Man, summons feels like cheating. Absolutely love em, but damn. Hope I'm not
> wasting
> |>> my mats but took the wolves to L3 and they're quite handy (in the Castle).
>>
>> There is a group of gremlins that are pretty awesome too. However they got shredded
>> in that area with a bunch of mages. I stumbled upon some cave that I randomly
> found
>> by beating this weird cat boss thing.
>
> That was definitely a dog.

Really? I guess with all the mobs of adds I didn't notice the name. But it sure looks like a cat to me.
Kommie
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12-Mar-2022(#3)
Dog.
SilverOwl
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12-Mar-2022(#4)
I think invading only works when u are in a co op session. It doesnt seem to work when u playing by yourself. The only time i have ever been invaded is when i either have summoned someone or i was in someone's game and they got invaded
Gypsy
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12-Mar-2022(#5)
WithinTemptation wrote:
>
>>
>
> For the most part I did. I remember looking a few things up in Bloodborne and DS3.
> But Demon Souls, DS1 and DS2 were blind.
>
> I'm not sure if I like the open world thing or not. Seems kinda pointless as the
> horse makes everything so easy. I can just run past the enemies and get all the
> loot without fighting at all. I've been all over the map looting in areas I know
> I'm not ready for. Most the caves I just grab all the loot and leave, the bosses
> just 1 shot me. I tried to beat these 3 crystal ladies for hours hoping to save
> my 35K souls, but they just 1 shot me or spam me with rot spells. I could last a
> few minutes, but only doing 20 damage a hit it would have taken an hour to beat them.
>
> I still think DS1 did the whole world thing perfectly. I loved how everything was
> connected.

I would absolutely play a version that hacks the overworld stuff out lol. This would have been even better to me w/o it.

Those crystal things are ass, you need a blunt weapon leveled up.
Kommie
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12-Mar-2022(#6)
SilverOwl wrote:
> I think invading only works when u are in a co op session. It doesnt seem to work
> when u playing by yourself. The only time i have ever been invaded is when i either
> have summoned someone or i was in someone's game and they got invaded

Correct, no solo invasions. The only thing I hates about these games.
DarkFact
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12-Mar-2022(#7)
I'm kinda pissed, went way out of my way to get a Somber Stone [3] for my Bloodhound blade, had to snipe a scarab off a tree in Caelid to get it... and I got it... and I warped back to the anvil to craft and it said "you don't have that". I was like, surely you jest. But no, I didn't! And that scarab is gone. So I guess I google what stupid vendor sells it so I can get them the "easy" way. Lame-o. Had a Somber 4/5 ready to roll for this thing too. Just picked up an 8 to boot.

But now I'm taking dives inside a tower trying to reverse-climb it, real gameplay for sure. The climb up was fun too!
WithinTemptation
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12-Mar-2022(#8)
Havent made any progress in the story, but found some more caves. Right now I'm in some cave where you fight 2 of those cat dog things. I'm just doing co-op getting summoned within 30 seconds of putting the sign down. Never seen that kind of action before. I wonder what you get here, havent beat them in my game yet. Found it by accident escaping this big tree guy in the open world.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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13-Mar-2022(#9)
Thanks. I'll have to find Stormhawk. I've been playing with the Mimic summon, but it's only +3.

Gypsy wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> Anyone have advice for beating the Valiant Gargoyles? I can't even beat one of
> them.
>> I'm getting wrecked every time, and they don't seem especially weak to anything.
>>
>
> These things are butt-holes. Are you already using a spirit summon? I had Stormhawk
> Deenh +10 at this point. That ended up being my favorite summon. Buffs you (increases
> attack quite a bit), tons of health, flies etc But anyway a leveled summon will help
> as will getting weapon level up. That way once the health gets close to the other
> one coming in you can go in for the kill. The less time with both in play, the better.
>
> Feeb wrote:
>> And... you were quite a bit under leveled for that I think.
>
> I just told a friend to ignore what they see online about level recs and that 42
> is probably overleveled for them for Raya Lucaria. They are a Souls vet though, it's
> all case by case. The rec levels on Fex seem high to me, but maybe it's perfect for
> new entry players.
>
> Feeb wrote:
>>
>>
>> That's the attitude my man. You gotta take it. Don't feel any remorse for every
> advantage
>> you can grab. 👊🏻
>
> Totally agree, take the easy mode options if you want to.
Gypsy
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13-Mar-2022(#10)
The Mimic is the best one tbh. I had a lot of the upgrade material from exploring. I actually got the Hawk to +10 shortly after I got it and tested it. Got the Mimic to +7 but had to wait awhile to find another +8 to bridge the gap to +10.

DarkFact wrote:
>
>
> But now I'm taking dives inside a tower trying to reverse-climb it, real gameplay
> for sure. The climb up was fun too!

First time doing the tower? It's bullcrap. Miyazaki added a jump button and thought he was making a Mario game I stg.
Gypsy
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13-Mar-2022(#11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmjORZPIFng

The speedrun is about as silly as expected for a From game. I do find this stuff fascinating.
DarkFact
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13-Mar-2022(#12)
Gypsy wrote:
> The Mimic is the best one tbh. I had a lot of the upgrade material from exploring.
> I actually got the Hawk to +10 shortly after I got it and tested it. Got the Mimic
> to +7 but had to wait awhile to find another +8 to bridge the gap to +10.
>
> DarkFact wrote:
>>
>>
>> But now I'm taking dives inside a tower trying to reverse-climb it, real gameplay
>> for sure. The climb up was fun too!
>
> First time doing the tower? It's bullcrap. Miyazaki added a jump button and thought
> he was making a Mario game I stg.


It helps to break up the gameplay, I'm not hating it. It's a challenge!
Gypsy
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13-Mar-2022(#13)
Feeb
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* 13-Mar-2022(#14)
Gypsy wrote:
>
> This is cracked, full stop.

Jeez. Spells buffed for duration. This is like an almost free reusable flask / ground buff. OP. Don't know if I found it or not on ps5.
Gypsy
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13-Mar-2022(#15)
Terra Magicus, Royal Knight's Resolve on offhand dagger, Cerulean Tears to boost magic and reduce cost to 0 in physick, Magic Scorpion Charm, Twinsage Glintstone Crown (not needed, but cool and helps slightly). Just completely mush anything with the laser.
Feeb
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13-Mar-2022(#16)
Lusats Staff gives a boost but doubles? the cost.
Archer
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* 13-Mar-2022(#17)
Gypsy wrote:
>
> The speedrun is about as silly as expected for a From game. I do find this stuff
> fascinating.

Guess I'm getting another cup of coffee and sitting down to watch this. I love this stuff too.

WTF. I've played this game for 160 hours and thought I explored everywhere. 20 minutes in and I've just seen two hidden areas I missed. My life is a lie.

Could probably cut another 1-2 minutes off of that time with a perfect run. Made a few of mistakes, miss timings and dying to the godskins. But still super impressive.
Gypsy
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13-Mar-2022(#18)
Feeb wrote:
> Lusats Staff gives a boost but doubles? the cost.

Yeah, good for the comet, I'm just using the sword.
Gypsy
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13-Mar-2022(#19)
Hardest point of grace to find? Frenzied Flame Proscription has to be up there.
Archer
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13-Mar-2022(#20)
Gypsy wrote:
> Hardest point of grace to find? Frenzied Flame Proscription has to be up there.

I'll admit I died 50+ times trying to get that jumping right.
TalonJedi87
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13-Mar-2022(#21)
Kommie
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13-Mar-2022(#22)
Archer wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Hardest point of grace to find? Frenzied Flame Proscription has to be up there.
>
> I'll admit I died 50+ times trying to get that jumping right.

It trolls you, I think. Some parts of that platforming are a dead end, so you die.
Kommie
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13-Mar-2022(#23)
Got the Platinum for PlayStation 5
Gypsy
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13-Mar-2022(#24)
Kommie wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> Hardest point of grace to find? Frenzied Flame Proscription has to be up there.
>>
>> I'll admit I died 50+ times trying to get that jumping right.
>
> It trolls you, I think. Some parts of that platforming are a dead end, so you die.

I thought I reached a dead end but managed to finagle a jump to another platform.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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13-Mar-2022(#25)
Impressive!

Kommie wrote:
> Got the Platinum for PlayStation 5
Feeb
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13-Mar-2022(#26)
Pretty sure the war dead cats end boss is the craptiest thing ever. Second time was even worse. Such a small room.
Feeb
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14-Mar-2022(#27)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Impressive!
>
> Kommie wrote:
>> Got the Platinum for PlayStation 5

Not really. He skipped most of the game. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Kommie
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14-Mar-2022(#28)
Feeb wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> Impressive!
>>
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> Got the Platinum for PlayStation 5
>
> Not really. He skipped most of the game. 🤷🏻‍♂️

If the Trophies auto popped you'd of just played the PS4 version and popped the PS5 Trophies.
Gypsy
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14-Mar-2022(#29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2mT_Gb1Tpg

@theJaw Just ask a higher power for help. winking raspberry
Feeb
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* 14-Mar-2022(#30)
Kommie wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> |>> Impressive!
> |>>
> |>> Kommie wrote:
>> |>> Got the Platinum for PlayStation 5
>>
>> Not really. He skipped most of the game. 🤷🏻‍♂️
>
> If the Trophies auto popped you'd of just played the PS4 version and popped the PS5
> Trophies.

Nah. I wanted to play it twice. I had both versions. Not for trophies.
Gypsy
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14-Mar-2022(#31)
bonham2
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14-Mar-2022(#32)
I finally beat Margit...now I'm struggling to get through Stormveil Castle. Damn this game is hard.
thenadz
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14-Mar-2022(#33)
Stormveil castle is huuggeee. Even at level 70 that banished knight was tricky a few times, just farm runes if you're having trouble
Dasgessabel
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14-Mar-2022(#34)
So I'm a few hours in. Got the jellyfish summon which is a godsend in most tough fights so far. I'm trying to reveal the whole map of the area before proceeding into the castle, if I can do that. I'm running an astrologer atm, I like the dynamic of the jelly mixed with magic and some random backstabs here and there where appropriate. Anyone got any beads on a decent staff upgrade I can get to? I just crossed the first bridge the horse guy patrols. I've done a few catacombs and caves, they seem kinda mostly short one off dungeon dives
Feeb
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* 14-Mar-2022(#35)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> So I'm a few hours in. Got the jellyfish summon which is a godsend in most tough
> fights so far. I'm trying to reveal the whole map of the area before proceeding into
> the castle, if I can do that. I'm running an astrologer atm, I like the dynamic of
> the jelly mixed with magic and some random backstabs here and there where appropriate.
> Anyone got any beads on a decent staff upgrade I can get to? I just crossed the first
> bridge the horse guy patrols. I've done a few catacombs and caves, they seem kinda
> mostly short one off dungeon dives


https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Meteorite+St...

This very nearby staff and good early spell

https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Rock+Sling
MrBean
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14-Mar-2022(#36)
bonham2 wrote:
> I finally beat Margit...now I'm struggling to get through Stormveil Castle. Damn
> this game is hard.

More pew pew needed
MrBean
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14-Mar-2022(#37)
So using Meteorite Staff + Crystal Sword = can't use the damn Ashes. I'm really interested to see what these are all about.
Dasgessabel
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14-Mar-2022(#38)
Feeb wrote:
> Dasgessabel wrote:
>> So I'm a few hours in. Got the jellyfish summon which is a godsend in most tough
>> fights so far. I'm trying to reveal the whole map of the area before proceeding
> into
>> the castle, if I can do that. I'm running an astrologer atm, I like the dynamic
> of
>> the jelly mixed with magic and some random backstabs here and there where appropriate.
>> Anyone got any beads on a decent staff upgrade I can get to? I just crossed the
> first
>> bridge the horse guy patrols. I've done a few catacombs and caves, they seem kinda
>> mostly short one off dungeon dives
>
>
>
> This very nearby staff and good early spell
>

Nice, thanks. I'll definitely check this out later. Digging the astrologer so far in general though.
Archer
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14-Mar-2022(#39)
Feeb wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Feeb wrote:
> |>> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> |>> Impressive!
>> |>>
>> |>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> |>> Got the Platinum for PlayStation 5
> |>>
> |>> Not really. He skipped most of the game. 🤷🏻‍♂️
>>
>> If the Trophies auto popped you'd of just played the PS4 version and popped the
> PS5
>> Trophies.
>
> Nah. I wanted to play it twice. I had both versions. Not for trophies.

I did the same, started on the PS4 version after plating the PS5. Its kind of nice starting over and doing a completely different build and using different weapons/skills/spells, etc. However, opening up the entire map again is a fudging pain. I feel like traversal is so slow. Feels like Torrent should run faster.
Kommie
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14-Mar-2022(#40)
Archer wrote:

>
> I did the same, started on the PS4 version after plating the PS5. Its kind of nice
> starting over and doing a completely different build and using different weapons/skills/spells,
> etc. However, opening up the entire map again is a fudging pain. I feel like traversal
> is so slow. Feels like Torrent should run faster.

Imagine how slow BotW would feel if you ever went back to it, granted I think you didn't like it at all.
Archer
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14-Mar-2022(#41)
Kommie wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>
>>
>> I did the same, started on the PS4 version after plating the PS5. Its kind of
> nice
>> starting over and doing a completely different build and using different weapons/skills/spells,
>> etc. However, opening up the entire map again is a fudging pain. I feel like traversal
>> is so slow. Feels like Torrent should run faster.
>
> Imagine how slow BotW would feel if you ever went back to it, granted I think you
> didn't like it at all.

Yeah, no thanks. I have breaking of the weapons 2 on my fantasy list, but I'm not sure I'll even play it. Unless a lot about that game changes.

And on the traversal in this with Torrent. I think it just feels that way because the maps are so big. And I've already done it. And I just want that part to be over with. Because that is the least fun part of this game.
Kommie
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14-Mar-2022(#42)
It'd be nice if they showed you on the map in NG+ where Grace points out, but grey them out or something.

Nintendo will probably triple down on stupid decisions with BotW2, weapons break more and the Master Sword will somehow break down and you need to gather special materials to fix it or something. No buying stuff to fix it, you need to find rare materials.
Feeb
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14-Mar-2022(#43)
Archer wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> Feeb wrote:
>> |>> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> |>> |>> Impressive!
> |>> |>>
> |>> |>> Kommie wrote:
>> |>> |>> Got the Platinum for PlayStation 5
>> |>>
>> |>> Not really. He skipped most of the game. 🤷🏻‍♂️
> |>>
> |>> If the Trophies auto popped you'd of just played the PS4 version and popped the
>> PS5
> |>> Trophies.
>>
>> Nah. I wanted to play it twice. I had both versions. Not for trophies.
>
> I did the same, started on the PS4 version after plating the PS5. Its kind of nice
> starting over and doing a completely different build and using different weapons/skills/spells,
> etc. However, opening up the entire map again is a fudging pain. I feel like traversal
> is so slow. Feels like Torrent should run faster.

I've probably only died because of horse jumping so far. But yeah I went with the bloodhound sword this time and am emphasizing bleed. Also wearing big boy armor now. I've probably found at least a dozen items I never found first time.
SilverOwl
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* 14-Mar-2022(#44)
Feeb wrote:
> Dasgessabel wrote:
>> So I'm a few hours in. Got the jellyfish summon which is a godsend in most tough
>> fights so far. I'm trying to reveal the whole map of the area before proceeding
> into
>> the castle, if I can do that. I'm running an astrologer atm, I like the dynamic
> of
>> the jelly mixed with magic and some random backstabs here and there where appropriate.
>> Anyone got any beads on a decent staff upgrade I can get to? I just crossed the
> first
>> bridge the horse guy patrols. I've done a few catacombs and caves, they seem kinda
>> mostly short one off dungeon dives
>
>
>
> This very nearby staff and good early spell
>

U can also get the demi staff, or whatever its fully called. U get it in the area just south of the starting area. U got to beat the demi god queen. Shes super easy early on as well.

https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Demi-Human+Q...


Ok, so it was called demi human queen staff.


But after looking at stats, the one u showed seems better
SilverOwl
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14-Mar-2022(#45)
Ok, this is what the wiki says about both staffs. The meteorite staff cannot be upgraded. And my demi human staff im using can be upgraded



From the wiki
However, since it is not upgradeable, it gets outperformed in the later game by upgraded staffs like the Demi-Human Queen's Staff.
Archer
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14-Mar-2022(#46)
SilverOwl wrote:
> Ok, this is what the wiki says about both staffs. The meteorite staff cannot be
> upgraded. And my demi human staff im using can be upgraded
>
>
>
> From the wiki
> However, since it is not upgradeable, it gets outperformed in the later game by upgraded
> staffs like the Demi-Human Queen's Staff.

The meteorite staff is the best staff until you can upgrade some of the others to +20 or +8 for special staffs. As it has an S scaling out the gate. So the higher your INT is the, better the spell scaling is. You probably wont get any other staff to out scale the meteorite staff for a long, long time.
Feeb
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14-Mar-2022(#47)
You wouldn't want to fully upgrade many others except for the spell damage increase / double cost one imo.
Dasgessabel
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14-Mar-2022(#48)
Yeah I just grabbed the meteorite staff and warped back. Fought a bunch of tougher enemies/sub boss guys in various places but haven't fought the first actual big bad yet. My favorite one so far has been the ghost skeleton in the boat (don't think that needs to be spoiler tagged). The fight isn't anything special, it's just kinda neat looking.
Archer
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14-Mar-2022(#49)
DarkFact
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* 14-Mar-2022(#50)
Archer wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Archer wrote:
>>
> |>>
> |>> I did the same, started on the PS4 version after plating the PS5. Its kind of
>> nice
> |>> starting over and doing a completely different build and using different weapons/skills/spells,
> |>> etc. However, opening up the entire map again is a fudging pain. I feel like
> traversal
> |>> is so slow. Feels like Torrent should run faster.
>>
>> Imagine how slow BotW would feel if you ever went back to it, granted I think
> you
>> didn't like it at all.
>
> Yeah, no thanks. I have breaking of the weapons 2 on my fantasy list, but I'm not
> sure I'll even play it. Unless a lot about that game changes.
>
> And on the traversal in this with Torrent. I think it just feels that way because
> the maps are so big. And I've already done it. And I just want that part to be over
> with. Because that is the least fun part of this game.

I've effectively played through the first ...fifth, sixth of the game? about three times now, going back to PC to do it again I can say it hasn't gotten old for me yet, but I haven't done full clears either. I like opening up the areas again, just need good cruisin music. It's a pretty chill activity, it's different from the tense moments, which is good. Breaks it up a bit for me. Zelda was much more of a slog, but I didn't mind that either. I've listened to Imperia about six times on horseback effectively (or traversing up and down a tower), I'm cycling through the rest of their albums at this point.
MrBean
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15-Mar-2022(#51)
So is it true that there's no downside to killing merchant's, and instead you actually should to consolidate their inventory back at the roundtable?
Kommie
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15-Mar-2022(#52)
MrBean wrote:
> So is it true that there's no downside to killing merchant's, and instead you actually
> should to consolidate their inventory back at the roundtable?

Yeah. When you kill them you get their bell and you can just buy their stock at the Maidens.
Archer
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15-Mar-2022(#53)
Well, except for the ones that have quests. So, unless you are looking that stuff up you probably shouldn't just kill ever merchant on your first go round.
MrBean
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15-Mar-2022(#54)
Jesus christ, the Night and Flame sword is legit ez mode.
theJaw
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15-Mar-2022(#56)
I did a side quest shtick where I needed to kill 3 turtles and simply felt awful.
Kommie
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15-Mar-2022(#57)
theJaw wrote:
> I did a side quest shtick where I needed to kill 3 dogs and simply felt awful.
>

Fixed
theJaw
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15-Mar-2022(#58)
Any dogs I killed were attacking me, these poor turtle boys were just wandering around. One was legit hiding in a bush, not harming a soul haha
MrBean
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15-Mar-2022(#59)
I feel like killing a turtle results in something bad happening.
Archer
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15-Mar-2022(#60)
Gotta farm that dog neck meat some how.
Feeb
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15-Mar-2022(#61)
Tortoise. Dog.
MrBean
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15-Mar-2022(#62)
Fudge skeletons. Jesus. Stumbled into Sages Cave, that was fun. Welp, time to run, cya fudgeers.
theJaw
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* 15-Mar-2022(#63)
Kommie wrote:
>
> Winners who've beat it:
> @Kommie
> @Gypsy
> @Feeb
> @Archer
>
> Almost quitters, but not quite yet:
> @theJaw

I can assure you I will never beat Elden Ring lol. This will definitely be a game that I pick up and play for days at a time, but because of my overall poor From performance, I'll very likely be pulled away from it for extended periods by other games as they release. I've come to terms with this shortcoming, but I'll enjoy ER when I do play.
Sun
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16-Mar-2022(#64)
Level 60, 51 hours in which equals what I put into Dark Souls Remastered (my first and only Souls game before Elden Ring). I've explored Limgrave and Liurnia pretty good, but have only somewhat explored Caelid and barely any of the Atlus Plateau.

This game might take me 100+ hours.
d3vanj
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* 16-Mar-2022(#65)
Sun wrote:
> Level 60, 51 hours in which equals what I put into Dark Souls Remastered (my first
> and only Souls game before Elden Ring). I've explored Limgrave and Liurnia pretty
> good, but have only somewhat explored Caelid and barely any of the Atlus Plateau.
>
> This game might take me 100+ hours.
I'm at 135 hours and lvl 130 on Steam and just uncovered the last section of the map. I've beat every soulsborne game and never came anywhere near this length of time for a single playthrough. This game is fudging huge, especially if you like to take your time while exploring.

DarkFact
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16-Mar-2022(#66)
I just got into the last third of the overworld map yesterday. Confirmed, game is fudging massive.
MrBean
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16-Mar-2022(#67)
I just got to the Plateau, thinking that was my last section to open... Nope, it got bigger!
Kommie
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16-Mar-2022(#68)
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Kommie
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16-Mar-2022(#69)
MrBean wrote:
> I just got to the Plateau, thinking that was my last section to open... Nope, it
> got bigger!

There's a section to the left of the Plateau. Can be hard to figure out its there.
Gypsy
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16-Mar-2022(#70)
So maybe everyone here already knew this and I'm just a dummy but those statues that are cracked and have something glowing inside... Lure a big enemy to it and they will break it for you.
Feeb
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16-Mar-2022(#71)
On that note- Those statues with the lanterns that shoot a light beam when activated- they point to catacombs. Is that all?
Kommie
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16-Mar-2022(#72)
Gypsy wrote:
> So maybe everyone here already knew this and I'm just a dummy but those statues that
> are cracked and have something glowing inside... Lure a big enemy to it and they
> will break it for you.

There's tons of stuff like that I don't know about. Still haven't gotten on one of those Giant Walking Dogs with the Bell, can you get on them?
Gypsy
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16-Mar-2022(#73)
Yes you can.
Archer
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16-Mar-2022(#74)
Feeb wrote:
> On that note- Those statues with the lanterns that shoot a light beam when activated-
> they point to catacombs. Is that all?

On that vein, there are also ghost candelabras in certain areas of the map. I'm sure you've all seen one. Giant blue candle sticks. If you interact with them a ghost leads you to a near by secret.
MrBean
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16-Mar-2022(#75)
I tend to explore the current map area as far as I can ... marking points of interest. Once I exhaust that, I compare online to a map to make sure I didn't miss any of the caves, then to find world bosses. Helps to make sure to completely finish a zone. I was surprised at how many little spots I missed so far.
MrBean
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16-Mar-2022(#76)
I've also found two Caves so far with two bosses. I wonder how many there are!
d3vanj
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16-Mar-2022(#77)
MrBean wrote:
> I've also found two Caves so far with two bosses. I wonder how many there are!

A lot lol

And some with 3

Feeb
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16-Mar-2022(#78)
On the other hand- I think getting to the naked door ending might be worse than getting to the amputee Valkyrie.
MrBean
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16-Mar-2022(#79)
d3vanj wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> I've also found two Caves so far with two bosses. I wonder how many there are!
>
> A lot lol
>
> And some with 3
>
>

Oh fudge really? Crap. Gonna have to go back and compare what I've done with online to see what I've missed. Son of a dog.

THREE!? Jesus.
Archer
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16-Mar-2022(#80)
MrBean wrote:
> d3vanj wrote:
>> MrBean wrote:
> |>> I've also found two Caves so far with two bosses. I wonder how many there are!
>>
>> A lot lol
>>
>> And some with 3
>>
>>
>
> Oh fudge really? Crap. Gonna have to go back and compare what I've done with online
> to see what I've missed. Son of a dog.
>
> THREE!? Jesus.

He doesn't mean three different bosses in one cave. But three bosses you fight at once. There are only two caves I can think of off the top of my head that actually have two different bosses in them. As in two boss fogs to go through for different bosses.

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