>there are people who don't rush to the Gravelord Sword as soon as they start the game
Why would they when they can get a weapon with a better moveset on the way to being upgraded instead of wasting time running down there?
It's not like the beginning of the game is remotely difficult if you aren't a scrub. Unless you need the gravelord sword to progress to the point that you can get the drake sword, which sounds about right for scrublords.
I don't even know where to get that sword.
I usually go
>New Londo Ruins - Master Key to Drake Valley - Darkroot Garden - Undead Parish - Undead Burg
This way the drake never spawns and I have access to the Sunlight alter and Claymore right away.
>get to firelink
>run to parish via valley of drakes
>upgrade battle axe to +5
>completely shit on the gargoyles
>kill taurus and capra in a couple of hits via gold resin
>get large ember
>lower water from new londo
>get the last ember
>pick a weapon
>get a +15 weapon before Anor Londo
>completely shit on the game
If I want to use a meme weapon then ill just go for one of the black knight weapons. Pretty good chance of at least one of them dropping.
>don't need upgrade embers
>enough twink tits early in the game to be +2 by sens fortress which is enough to easily beat the game with
>bonus damage multiplier on 'demon' enemies such as Taurus demons and bosses
>low stats if you two hand
I only ever speedrun the game when I play it now though, my late game weapons are crystal halberd and giant blacksmith lightning hammer
>calling things 'meme _____'
When will this faggotry end?
>love the way a weapon looks.
>hate it's moveset.
What's her name /v/?
>implying I don't rush EKnight Set, Crest Shield and Astora's Straight Sword
Please don't start this.
Heide Knight Sword. The vertical slash weak attacks and the thrust being second on the heavy really bother me.
Anyone else have platinum in both games? Some of the covenant shit in dark souls 2 took forever. Did most of it offline against NPCs because Havel tryhards were making it take even longer.
>loved BK weapons in DS1
>decide to try them in DS2
>only move they have left over is the stab
>BKS SCALES WITH FUCKING FAITH AND INT WHAT
>not using a massively op weapon
>that makes him a casual
Black Knight Halberd is definitely the smartest weapon to rush. Nothing else even comes close. Only problem is it relies on RNG.
used a black knight sword (dropped from the first BK in the burg) on my first run through and loved it. The weight of the strikes, the power, easily my favorite weapon. Used that and a grass crest shield for basically the entire game.
>Not going for the Estoc and using it the entire game.
What are you, gay?
>mfw my first playthrough of DaS went like
New Londo--->Valley of drakes->through back of Blightown to kill quellaag->Kill gargoyles
>mfw I never had to go through shittown
i went to play as ciaran as fast as possible and only used her weapons
i got gud at parrying and dodging at least
gameplay is nothing without a quality field for it
imagine a platformer with magnificent controls and techniques, but the only level is a straight line
that's obviously an extreme example but you get my point, the things you do when you press buttons in das2 are great, but everything surrounding it including level design, enemy placement and such aren't at the same level
>friend playing for the first time, being completely clueless and bad at the game like you could imagine
>he wandered into the forest and encountered BKH Knight
>Black Knight's AI fucked completely and it walked off the ledge
>BKH drops and he starts leveling str for it
>after that he just shats on everything the game can offer, calling the game too easy
Well, can't blame him