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  1. 2 minutes ago, Ste Pickford said:


    I take it there's no quick way to swap out all your armour in the middle of a fight other than by individually  selecting each slot from the equipment menu?


    Don't think so - pretty much means dumping your armour quickly and going in naked. You rely on the Mimic to tank and keep your distance. Works best for ranged builds of course.

  2. 42 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

    Cheers @df0. I'm a pure faith build, chucking lightning spells and stoving in heads with my sacred mace. Mostly, I've been using Latenna (is that her name? The archer woman) and the Redmane Knight summon (Olga?). I've got both of those up to level 6, so I might get them to 9 and then save the +10 flower for once I've found the mimic.


    Honestly, Mimic is a step above the rest. The fact that you can equip them as you see fit to match the enemy makes them extremely versatile and when you get them to +10 they are amazingly durable.


    Honourable mentions to:


    Tiche - Tough, nimble and good in melee or at a distance. Absolutely top tier.

    Lhutel the Headless - The first 'good' spirit ash I got. Carried me through a good chunk of the game. Tough as old boots and can teleport around kicking arse as and where required.

    Fanged Imp - You know how annoying those bloody imps are in various catacombs and dungeons? Yep, you get you own gank squad to back you up.

    Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff - You like lightning? You got lightning. Good as backup for non-faith builds.

    Greatshield Soldier - 5 guys turtling behind their greatshields. Great for running interference while you get down to business.



    And as with the smithing stones, you can find items that allow you to buy grave and ghost glovewarts (1-9) at the Round Table.


  3. Time spent = SNES - Mario Kart - pretty much omnipresent during my time at uni - winner stays on....


    Sim = PS1 - Gran Turismo 2 - lots of cars, lots of tuning, lots of fun.


    Feels = Arcade - Outrun - if you are of a certain age and remember feeding 10p coins into arcade cabs you will know where I'm coming from.

  4. 55 minutes ago, Nate Dogg III said:

    -lategame is very boss-heavy — there is enough game out there that they could better space this lot out, surely — and damage from all sources got silly a while ago and is now so silly there is no word in the English language that can properly articulate its silliness. 54 vigor atm, still getting one-shot by the final boss.


    This is a very minor niggle all things considered but I agree wholeheartedly. The end of the game is pretty much a boss rush and there isn't really anywhere left to explore when you get there so you have to bang your head against them until you win or you give up.


    It's very much a niggle though - the game is an all timer for sure.

  5. I agree that there are no good candidates but Root is at the end of the line now surely? A world class batsman but a very average captain (very much like his predecessor Cook in that regard I would say).


    I think Stokes has enough on his plate already, especially given how much is asked to bowl as 4th seamer. I would go for a short term appointment in Broad and kick the can down the road a bit. Can't be any worse than it is at the moment.

  6. Moonveil vs Uchigatana - why not both? Hell, why not have Rivers of Blood and Hand of Melania up your sleeve too, just in case?


    I finished the game with the Moonveil +10 and Bloody Slash Uchigatana +25 as my main weapons. Nice to have the choice for different encounters or even dual wield if you're feeling particularly gung-ho.


    INT/DEX builds always work well with katanas in Souls games I find.

  7. 6 minutes ago, Mystacon said:

    I’m at over 150 hours on the clock and I’m guessing nearing the end, but I’m not overly keen on the backloading of really hard bosses. At this point in the journey I should be on a giddy power trip after all the character levelling and weapon upgrading, but then I meet an enemy that moves stupidly fast and can two-shot me and it takes the wind out of my sails a bit. I’m not expecting a walk in the park, don’t get me wrong, but I also don’t fancy another boss that takes me 50 attempts.


    I would say overall it’s either been crazy hard or stupidly easy. I imagine trying to strike a good balance in a game of this scope and size must be one of the biggest challenges they face though.


    Yeah, the end of the game is a bit of a boss rush, and if you've rinsed everywhere else there isn't much to do other than keep trying.


    I finished the game late last night, just shy of 140 hours and every second of that a pleasure. I didn't feel the quality dropped at any point and my enthusiasm for playing certainly didn't. Even now I'm itching to get back to it - tidy up a few things, buy some upgrade stones and then plough on into NG+.


    It's fresh in the mind so difficult to place in the pantheon of games but it's right up there in my opinion, no doubt about that.


  8. 40 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

    I can’t imagine having any stats at the level of you guys. I have nothing over 20 yet, and getting to 11k runes for my next level upgrade feels like a slog. And you’re losing 60k runes?! Man.



    Lost 200k runes last night. The game throws so many at you late game that's it's no big deal really (although I have to admit that 200k does hurt just a little bit).

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