>The Duke's Dear Freja never was your real target, you just wanted to take souls from dragon's corpse
>You killed her for literally no reason
I don't mind them if they're tiny, sitting in a corner and eating all those shitty bugs that annoy the shit out of you.
If they're giant fuckers who shoot fucking lasers at you while their spawn tries to kill you on the way to your destination, they gotta go.
Like fucking hell they are.
I could understand leaving the passive regular spiders alone and just killing the aggressive ones in self defence.
That is, untill you see these fucking monstrosities. After that, I went on a full spider genocide, and even made sure to kill the ones hanging on the canyon walls
So the spider has seath soul, the gutter takes nito's place, queelana or what was her name is the bastille, the old iron king has gwynn's soul and the drangleic queen is manus daughter. Is it right?
>dark souls 2 is so disliked here people feel the need to go I HATE THIS BUT anytime they compliment something about it like its fallout 3 or some shit
jesus christ you people, you act like DaS2 was actually a bad game and not just simply a disappointment after DaS
Unless she has a hot blind sister then she can literally fuck off
the spider apparently got the soul from that huge dragon carcass it apparently ate until it grew that size
lost sinner has the old witch's soul (i don't know if it belongs to one of the spider sisters from DS1, it's probably from the cult leader)
iron king got his soul from that huge fire demon (called Ichorous Earth or something) that somehow absorbed Gwyn's powers.
dunno about nito and gutter's relation.
the ivory king's abyss has the roots from the bed of chaos all over it
and drangleic's queen, the sunken king's queen, that batshit insane statue in iron king's castle and the priestess in ivory king's castle are all manus' spawn
Please explain where i detailed my hate for the game and then expressed an aspect of it in a positive light
>>dark souls 2 is so disliked here people feel the need to go I HATE THIS BUT anytime they compliment something about it like its fallout 3 or some shit
it's just people that though they were some kind of epic hardcore gamers after beating das that were bitchslapped a bit too hard at heines tower by the mace guys
She fucking attacked me with a magic laser, are you serious? I butchered her with pic related.
those guys were pushovers, it was just a gear check at that point. people were a lot more buttblasted about the dragon temple's guardians that had infinite stamina.
the meme flood happened because of the gimped graphics compared to the first demos and trailers, combined with the insane hype that since DS1 was the HARDEST GAEM EVAR then DS2 was expected to be literally the second coming of christ and score 11/10
DaS3 will probably be better about that.
Are you fucking stupid, the main source of DS2 complaints were the majority of awfully designed boss fights, fucking stupid hurtboxes, and lackluster level design. Muh grafix hardly means anything compared to all that
>attacking chosen undead
>expecting to walk away from it
act like a bitch, you gonna get hit desu senpai
>awfully designed boss fights
the only boss I don't enjoy that much is the iron king since you risk falling into lava every time you try to attack it. there's also the ancient dragon's instakill fire but it got nerfed
all the others fight on fair conditions.
>lackluster level design
I'd rather go through several themed areas instead of a boring "logically and geographically concise" map with nothing but castles and forests over and over
The bosses were on the same level as DS. People were looking really hard to hate it for something else than muh grafix and hitboxes and humanoidal bosses were the main excuses.
The level design while worse still wasn't that bad. At least there was much more diversity between areas like in DeS
Thats seath the semen dragonling in his new form, going by what scorpbro says you didnt kill him and he will be back again in ds3 still trying to achieve immortality.
He also had control over the duke and made him start a mining group looking for brightstones, which was really a front to unearth spider seath.
I doubt it, unless some really bad shit happened to the surviving ones.
Some fucker started teleporting me into a jail cell from the belfry zone in the lost bastille yesterday. First time I've seen that hack.
Thought he was going to fuck my base game up so I hit that router with my fist.
You killed her because she was attacking you and getting in your way.
Like everything else in Dark Soul games.
>not getting rid of the firebox pickup display
How would you react if a heavily armored and well equiped undead soldier walked into your house where you keep millions of your children safe? Of course youd protect your own,
I didnt play Demon Souls so I don't know her context.
But Priscilla isn't technically in your way, she offers you a chance to leave and she wont attack you, so I don't attack her. You're sucked into the painted world, you only want out.
PRESS A YOU FUCKING MONGOLOID JESUS CHRIST
Maiden Astraea calls you out for the fact that you're turning into a massive inhuman demon
She doesn't attack you, tells you that there's nothing but literal trash down in her shithole, and then laments the fact that a power-hungry monster is there to steal everyone's souls. She's also like Quelana in that she's actively absorbing corruption to help others
>To save the world
That's quite literally what they all say, Astraea included
What? No she doesn't. The only mention of what she does in her game is "Well, Astraea absorbs corruption, so /obviously/ she has to be the most corrupt thing herself, right?" in the most sarcastic tone
I don't want to go through all the item descriptions, because fuck that, but I'm pretty sure the old one can only eat so long as arch demons exit in the world.
Since I have no proof on me, feel free to disregard that statement; maybe I'll have it next time.
>to save the world
She became a Demon to cure the plague. It's the whole fucking reason she is in the valley of defilement in the first place. She went there to try and cure the plague and when she realized she couldn't she became a demon thinking it would give her the power to cure it.
Astraea wasn't fixing anything. She was only offering relief by performing some soothing spells. She was remedying the symptoms but not attacking the source of the corruption.
She was using a demon's soul, in order to perform the miracles. The problem with this, is that because everyone in the valley is dying from the plague, she's absorbing all of the souls, which in turn makes her demon's soul more powerful, which then allows her to perform more miracles, which attracts more people seeking relief, which allows her to collect more souls.
This cycle was ensuring a steady flow of souls to be fed to the Old One. Who uses demons in order to collect souls. All demons are a envoys of the Old One. Whether they know it or not.
Astraea learned the true nature of the Church's god.(It being the Old One) And that's why she defected from the church in order to pursue her humanitarian efforts. Because she thought that by dedicating herself to god, she was doing the right thing.
>be melee build
>have to kill 4 individual rats before the big guy gets here which is really fucking hard to do
>if you dont enjoy being toxic the whole fight
Yeah its piss easy if you have a ranged attack which is why the fight is fucking shite.
apart from that its JUST Sif.
is actually a far better description of Astraea than I could come up with
Thank you for opening my eyes
Despite the four hundred hours on the game, I never made all of those connections
Thanks. You should check for yourself though. Because I'm just going off of vague recollection of the lore from years ago. I couldn't cite you exactly where I got all of that. But I do believe I put it together from item descriptions and other contextual material from the game.
Except for the part where the horrible plague swamp streams from her directly. Downwards.
The most concentrated, awful part of the swamp is right next to her and her cozy piles of corpses.
She's a demon.
Don't believe her lies.
Wrong. The old one NEEDS someone to bring him the big souls.
Whether you give them to him or use it as bait to kill him, he actually wants the demons to die so he can get their soul. Obviously this has to mean that he can't absorb their souls, or he wouldn't want them to be handed to him by a guy who could potentially kill him.
>tfw too scared to walk in after getting raped the first time
>know what I have to do
>rush hyenas/rats whatever
>1/2 hit them all before boss sets down
>inexplicably get the boss down to zero even tho sith owned my ass in DaS1 to the point I was about to skip this bitch boss because of my PTSD.
Sometimes I wish I hadn't been such a bitch and stuck to 100% blind play through.
I used to think that. But wasn't the Valley in it's poor state before she went down there? If she went down there first, and then everything started getting the plague, it would be pretty obvious that she's bad, and no one would like her. But instead, she's being worshipped for offering relief to an already preexisting problem.
I think it's more likely that she's using herself as a siphon for for the plague. Hence, it's all streaming down to her. Also by the fact that liquid is going to seek the lowest point, it makes sense that all the worst things eventually muck it's way down to that point.
I still think what she's doing is ultimately harmful. And that she has some knowledge of what she's doing. But also, she continues to do what she does out of misguided faith, with a hint of corruption.
>She's extending the suffering of a shithole with no hopes for salvation.
>Instead of tackling the problem at its roots.
That's essentially what I detailed here. >>323295683
tl:dr you should really read the whole thing.
Is there a DaS2 roll chart?
I feel like replaying after this thread?
>>The Duke's Dear Freja never was your real target, you just wanted to take souls from dragon's corpse
>>>You killed her for literally no reason
>you just wanted to take souls from dragon's corpse
>you wanted souls from dragon's corpse
that IS the reason you idiot, you stated it already
Actually, that bitch attacked my earlier in the stage. I read that the mid-stage encounter is only supposed to show up in new game plus or by using a bonfire aesthetic. But she showed up in a regular new game.
No really. It was on my 3rd playthrough or whatever. But she showed up on a new game. No new game plus. No bonfire aesthetic. By that point, I already read some things from the wiki, because I already milked the game pretty good on my own. So I knew the requirements to see her there. so I was surprised when she showed up without hitting the known triggers. Maybe there's another hidden trigger?
Since Rance uses multiple weapons in the course of the series, a Rance build from what I've done is flexible aside from not using many if any magic and only using shields rarely. Item usage is okay since Rance is resourceful and likes to cheat. Stats should just lean towards STR/VIT with some points into Dex and whatever else you need to equip certain weapons.
Since Rance is unique in that he can break the level 99 limit, making yourself stupidly overleveled with grinding isn't out of character.
In the Souls series weapon wise I've always used Artorias - Majestic Greatsword to represent Chaos as my "ultimate weapon". It also fits since he sometimes lefthands his sword. In Demon Souls I used the Northern Regalia.
Armor is just whatever is green and silver. Dark Souls 1 was bad for this so I just used Black Knight to represent his more kichikuou look. Demon Souls mixed Ancient King, Dark Silver. Dark Souls 2, Drangleic transitioning to Faraam.
And the other half are adventurer 2 in this story
>you just wanted to take souls from dragon's corpse
That means killing the spider
you fucking faggot, Seath Soul powered Freja, it just flows back to the dragon when her body is destroyed because souls can't be destroyed
>"you are the demons" theories in games
>games where every single creature WILL try to kill you as soon as they see you with no kind of mercy or previous intervention in their lives by your hand
no fuck you kotaku
Duke's Dear Freja was just Seath again. Circle strafing a big ass monster who's pivoting with multiple appendages to get to a specific weak point while there's shit all over the floor that fucks with you.
Only Freja's in Dark Souls II so they also feel the need to throw in a bunch of little fuckers just for that extra oomph.
you are playing us like a damn fiddles!
Seath didn't have a specific weak spot though. In fact all you fucking had to do with Seath was pay attention to his breath attacks, otherwise you could just pound on him for days without a worry in the world.
God that fight was so boring.
Isn't that "Frost Knight" just the boss from the demo but given ice abilities? It's a bit of shame they're still doing that. Just like Asylum Demon, Wandering Demon and Demon Firesage.
Yeah so just plant your ass in front of him because there were only 2 attacks you had to watch for in that case and neither one happened often.
The only frustrating part was trying to cut off his tail because of the ridiculous amount of hits it took.
It has a frustrating entry period, that's what you should criticize it for. The entire fight's difficulty is centered around killing the four rats as quickly as possible so you can focus on Si- the giant rat.
I found it really annoying at first but I adjusted by using those pyro mines for once. Another playthrough I switched to claymore to try and sweep several at once and it worked alright.
Would have been better if the rats were in natural positions but you can tell by their placement and grouping they were added as an afterthought when the boss was fucked too quickly.
that's my point.
It was only really 'hard' because of those toxic mini rats. Apart from that the fight wasn't too hard.
The problem with it is that if you weren't ranged you had to pray to the gods your melee weapon could sweep them and because they were so small your weapon might just hit 1 and sweep right across the top of the others and do shit all.
That was the fights problem.