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post Apr 22 2014, 11:07 PM
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Pre-Downloading this badboy as we speak on mah PC.
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post Apr 25 2014, 01:58 AM
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Man PC version vs PS3 version is night and day. Only hell does native 1080p, better texture quality, and most of all 60 FPS make a difference. The sound quality seems better too.

For those that waited for PC release hope you enjoy your first playthrough as much as I did. Really my favorite Souls as of now because it's a lot more consistent (no drop in quality late game like most every thing after Anor Londo), a lot more variety in weapon and armor selection, and nice quality of life changes. Dark Souls has the better boss designs and higher highs, while this one does a great job of mixing the good elements of Demons' and Dark Souls. Covenants are a lot more fun. Not to mention NG+ has new stuff.

A bit of a shame that they nerfed some of the bosses before PC release with the current patch. Also, a later area in the game got nerfed, but I think it was well deserved because it was complete bullshit. It might still be pretty rough still, did not play it after nerf on PS3.

And man death counter already high. I am surprised this many people were on the PC version. It peaked at 58k on Steam.


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post May 21 2014, 07:51 AM
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PC version broke; it is highly suggested that you lock your FPS to 30 until FROM fixes some rather nasty bugs.
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post May 21 2014, 11:45 AM
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Interesting. Why did it take a month for folks to notice? Did not notice much difference compared to PS3 version except gameplay was much smoother with the 60 fps. Though come to think dodge rolling was giving me trouble on a few bosses and enemies and I remember thinking "I just did this shit the other day on PS3 with same build, no way I am rusty so soon."


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post May 22 2014, 09:18 AM
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Some people noticed earlier, though a lot were the same as you and I where it was more of a "am I just sucking a bit today?" deal, or of course the classic 'getgud' replies to people inquiring. The difference is quite noticeable locking the PC version to 30fps. Easily 1 shot the Pursuer once I did so, while prior I would just get whittled down to glancing hits during dodges that I felt should have been invuln frames. I also had the curse attack bs hit me like the gif in the steam post on two occasions. That and the durability of my dual club power build was just so insanely short, nearly breaking both weapons killing 6 old knights (which I can 2 shot with an L1 + L1) just going to one of the bosses in Heid's. It was after all that when I started poking around forums trying to figure out wtf was wrong.

I hate running it at 30 fps compared to 60, but having to pack around 6 fucking clubs due to how fast they break from their power stance attack striking the ground is even worse.
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post May 25 2014, 02:52 AM
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So hows everyone doing on this game? I picked it up a few weeks before I went on the boat and felt like a total scrub. I died like a million times to the first fat looking troll dood hiding behind some rocks next to the house where you start the game with the old ladies. Managed to kill him eventually but my health bar was sooooo low. Then I made out into the town looking area with the Green herald chick and almost got raped by some zombie pigs. Now I'm just trying to figure out what the fuck to do. I think I started off as a night or a swordsman. You guys have any recommendation on builds or what I should do first?

I was looking at the leaderboards and I hate that all the builds people have look stupid, a bunch weird mismatching gear.


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post May 25 2014, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE(AC9breaker @ May 25 2014, 02:52 AM) *
So hows everyone doing on this game? I picked it up a few weeks before I went on the boat and felt like a total scrub. I died like a million times to the first fat looking troll dood hiding behind some rocks next to the house where you start the game with the old ladies. Managed to kill him eventually but my health bar was sooooo low. Then I made out into the town looking area with the Green herald chick and almost got raped by some zombie pigs. Now I'm just trying to figure out what the fuck to do. I think I started off as a night or a swordsman. You guys have any recommendation on builds or what I should do first?

I was looking at the leaderboards and I hate that all the builds people have look stupid, a bunch weird mismatching gear.



First stop from Majula tends to be the Forest, which is just down from the Majula bonfire along the cliff. Everything is more or less viable on NG as always, though with some of the retarded design decisions this go I would say range have it easier. Dual wield, particularly with power stance is great times, unless on PC running at 60fps, then your weapons just break so fucking fast. I am progressing 2, now a third char at roughly same rate. Have a pure glass cannon mage, a dual wield clubinator melee, and a traditional sword and board. Takes a while to clear an area on all 3, but it gives me a good idea on what works and what just fucking sucks in this game compared to the first.

The pigs and the pair of hippos are largely just stat padding for the death counter. Though explains nicely the dumbed down method to "difficulty" this game has. Solo hippo at least has a nice ring.

It is enjoyable for what it is, but it is inferior to the first with little question.
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post May 28 2014, 05:10 AM
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QUOTE(AC9breaker @ May 25 2014, 02:52 AM) *
So hows everyone doing on this game? I picked it up a few weeks before I went on the boat and felt like a total scrub. I died like a million times to the first fat looking troll dood hiding behind some rocks next to the house where you start the game with the old ladies. Managed to kill him eventually but my health bar was sooooo low. Then I made out into the town looking area with the Green herald chick and almost got raped by some zombie pigs. Now I'm just trying to figure out what the fuck to do. I think I started off as a night or a swordsman. You guys have any recommendation on builds or what I should do first?

I was looking at the leaderboards and I hate that all the builds people have look stupid, a bunch weird mismatching gear.



I beat it first on PS3 when it was released. Started a bit on PC but waiting hopefully for a patch with the 60 FPS issues.



As for build, you only need to be below 70% equip load for fast roll. Raising ADP until agility is at 110 is good if you are rolling.

Exhaust the dialogue for every NPC you meet. There is are part that is not that is not intuitive that is related to exhausting an NPC's dialogue. I think everyone that did not spoil the game gets stuck at that part.

Game is harder for the first bit of the game compared to Dark Soul. Then you start to over level some areas because they designed them to be tackled in any order. So the beginning of later new areas you discover can feel unusually easy because technically it's a starting area. Bosses are generally easier overall compared to past Souls games, however there are a few bosses that I would argue are harder than anything in Dark Souls at least (one of them got nerfed unfortunately).

Illusory walls work differently in most cases. You need to press A or X (depending on controller) to find them instead of hitting them with your weapon. Pretty sure From changed this to troll players' old Dark Soul habits by switching one obsessive behavior with another (now click on all the walls instead of hitting them).

There is another Dark Soul habit that From will troll you. You can break wooden chest if you hit them, you know because you are checking for a mimic, destroying the contents. You are allowed one poke before it breaks with most weapons.


Oh there is a part near the end of the game that is total bullshit if you are melee. You will know the part. I mentioned in an earlier post that they nerfed it since I played first week on PS3. Well I am hearing it is still pretty rough even with the nerfs. So keep a bow and some arrows handy. But really, hardest area in all the Souls games pre-nerf. Are you playing offline unpatched PS3 version AC9? If so lord help you soul when you get to this area. crash.gif



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post May 28 2014, 08:08 AM
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Poison arrows are almost a must have investment for melee in this game just due to the less than ideal method of "making the game hard"; which consists of a small side of bullshit with a heavy dose of 'MOAR MONSTERS'! The vast majority of fights in this game consist of spending a few minutes figuring out the strike patterns, waiting till the 2-3-4 swing sets, move in and get off a hit then back out. Repeat till you win, or die being too greedy trying to end the fight before boredom sets in.

The 2h mace dragonshrine fucks are the dictionary definition of bullshit in Dark Souls 2. Lets give generic oversized humanoid with a massive 2h weapon unlimited stamina to chain attacks non stop. Enjoy melee players!
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post May 31 2014, 09:03 PM
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Well, whenever I play these Dark Souls games I make it a point to exhaust every NPC dialogue I can just because I like to learn as much about the world as possible. So not too worried about that.

I've made a lot of progress these past few days, I least I feel like I have. Killed the Pursuer, The Forgotten one, The Ruined sentinals, The Dragonslayer and Old Dragonslayer. I thought the Old Dragonslayer was a cool throwback to Ornstein. I've been going for a pretty Melee focused billed. 25 on Dex and Str with 21 on my equip load stat. Went down the pit in Majula and got to the Rat Vanguard boss fight where I got owned cause I didn't have enough health recovery shit. Been using partial Dranglic armor with Falconer body set and the Dranglic sword which is pretty beast. Been wondering if there is some kinda of secret or something for lighting all the torch spots in this game. Been trying to do it anytime I can and now that I have those fire butterfly items its a lot easier to do it.


Also yeah I've been playing it offline, think I managed to get the patch though, its still fucking hard though. But I've been doing pretty good at thinking outside the box and overcoming the challenges I come across.


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