>>323268753 As someone who only recently started it myself, you are not going to have a good time for a while until you get past the barrier of not being a complete scrub. Once you do that though it gets pretty fun.
>>323269341 It pulls a lot of bullshit, and has a brutal learning curve. Once you get the general gist of it though it will generally be bosses that give you grief. But that feeling once you do get over that hurdle of whatever was holding you back is great.
>>323269394 Was playing some more DD today. Can't wait for the update on the 19th. Especially since it means things are locked in and we can finally start properly working on mods.
>>323269341 desu I don't think I've played a game with a steeper learning curve, but once you get your head around it it's not so bad - if you can make it past the first couple of hours you'll be right
>tfw finally playing Dark Souls for the first time after all this time because, hey, backlog
I even temporarily suspensed my "always play mage" rule in these kinds of games to play a Knight because apparently melee is the way to go in this game. I'm looking forward to it but I have no idea what to do with the level up system.
Haven't died yet because I've barely arrived at the Firelink Shrine, but those skeletons in the Firelink Shrine cemetery don't look like a good omen
Dont fret about dying, you will do that a lot. Learn from every death. Try and use souls whenever you have some free, dont save them. Fuck the dogs. Patience patience patience. Unless you are a spineless casual you will have a blast
>>323270469 >tfw undead burg >tfw feeling comfortable with the combat already, being cautious and all that shit >tfw you give it a try to that fucking dark knight >"how hard could it be?" >tfw he kills you after slowly chipping away his health for almost 20 minutes.
>I'm looking forward to it but I have no idea what to do with the level up system.
If melee just remember that it is impossible to waste points in endurance and vitality and that strength and dexterity aren't as important as the gear you use. If you enchant a melee weapon with an element then it invalidates most of the boost your offensive stats would grant you.
A lot of weapon stats and effects arent really explained too much in the game, going to the wiki is your best bet for a good experience. The game does a good job of explaining just enough, don't fuck over npcs, don't be stupid, use a shield if you are new, always keep it up
Magic is incredibly useful and much better for a second playthrough as a lot of good spells are hidden or locked away.
Go 40 in whatever your main offense stat is and then go for endurance and vitality, resistance deals with poison and debuffs and is useless.
Don't wear heavy armour, your gear weighs you down, keeping your total weight at 25% or under will let you roll (which gives you invincibility frames) super fast.
Above all, if you get shitstomped on a boss too much, use humanity to be human and summon a player, watch what they do for next time and try to be an active learner.
>I have no idea what to do with the level up system.
1. Buffing Vitality and Endurance is never wasting points. 2. If you want to use a big smashy weapon level strength. If you want to use a quick weapon level dexterity. Damage will scale with these stats based on weapon type, check the certain weapon to see which. Some even scale with Faith and Intelligence. 3. Don't level stats that you won't use weapons in. 4. Never level resistance, it's useless.
>>323270737 I lived in sheer terror of those knights after the first one wrecked me. Now I love nothing more than stabbing those fuckers in the back. Last one I found had some sort of Lance or Pike, and I managed to stab him in the back and the kick off the blade animation booted him off a ledge.
I have no idea where I am but I know there is a fucking hydra down there so I am going back to that Capra Daemon until I git a little gudder.
>>323271039 Do yourself a favor and make sure you kill Ornstein first.
>>323269341 The only people who memetically label this game as impossibly hard are babies who don't have the patience to actually look at their surroundings and make educated decisions in and out of combat.
>Is Darkroot Garden or Valley of Drakes a closer starting point to finding my way to Lower Undead Burg?
If you have the master key, you can go Valley of the Drakes to New Londo Ruins, to Firelink to Lower Undead Burg. If you don't have the master key you can grab the Londo Ruins key in the beginning of the entrance to Blighttown from the Valley.
I never spec casters, just never felt like they had much play going for them. I spent my first week thinking there was only one way to go from the start, so I learned how to riposte against skeletons while I was very low level. It was a tough week, but when I finally saw there was another path I was supposed to go I was pretty much unstoppable. Get the timing right with riposte, keep calm, and you can get through just about anything.
>>323271731 I'll keep that in mind friend. I really do need some item drop stuff. Though I did get that asshole's Spear or Pike (can't remember which it was). Apparently that works well for a Thief so I might start trying to use that.
I really need to figure out how to beat the Capra Daemon though. It isn't so much him but the fucking dogs fucking me over. I can't even get away from them long enough to swing at them before the Daemon comes over and starts into me.
Do I need to just ignore dodging for this fight and put on some gear that will help me keep stance long enough to kill the dogs? I could probably upgrade my Baulder set. Don't mind grinding some Baulders either since I want their shield.
>>323272218 It's hard for thief, did you pick master key? If so, I recommend skipping him by going to blighttown first. You can access it by valley of the drakes.
If you DON'T have the key, or just want to finish it, roll to the right, left will kill you, don't lockon and aim for the stairs, from there kill the two dogs, then jump over to the part above the doorway accessible from the stairs, do it far enough away from him and he will go over there, then use a plunge r1 attack and repeat.
Against the Capra, poise is your best friend, because you don't want to the dogs stun locking you at all during the fight. Capra will finish you off pretty quick if that happens.
So put on a high poise set of heavy armor first of all.
The strat I typically use for Capra is I just run straight at him and right before his lunge hits you, roll, preferably to the left, but the right isn't a bad option either. After that, run up the stairs and kill the dogs when they chase you up there.
After that Capra isn't too bad at all. The worst part of that fight is the dogs.
>>323272839 It's a no brainer, either you play with a controller and git gud, especially in pvp, or die like a scrub and drop the game because "it's 2hard4me man, it's just a bad port!1!" like thousands before.
>>323272551 Yeah I took the Master Key. That was what sold me on the Thief. I like DEX stuff anyway though so that was just icing. I don't think I have tried rolling to the right from memory. Though I have managed to get up the stairs a few times but the dogs just corner me, then in comes that fucker to finish the job.
I'm thinking it is probably best if I do just manage to get through him though. What I found down in that foresty area scared me.
>>323272667 Yeah it is the dogs that are fucking me. If I can't get rid of them I don't think the Daemon himself will be much of a problem. I might try a proper Poise setup this time even if I can't roll for shit in it. I think my Stamina is probably up to the point where I could take the hits to the shield and still be able to swing back and kill the dogs.
Ornstein and Smough are fucking raping my asshole. I killed Quelaag in two tries. I got the Capra Demon in one. I killed the Iron Golem on my second go. This is the biggest leap in difficulty I've seen in a while.
>>323274067 You and everyone else, man, bit don't give up. Bigs and smalls are games real final test, the rest is just review after that, and Gwyn may be the final, but teacher forgot to take down the posters in the room that explain everything on it.
>>323274276 Yes maybe it would benefit from a bit smoother controls but it is still my favorite souls game just because of the atmosphere. I feel DS1 did pretty good with capturing the same theme with adding a little something different to it but DS2 was just a little too edgy for my taste. Havent gotten a chance to play bloodbourne, looks pretty good though.
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