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5 hours ago, APM said:

I've hit something of an impasse at the moment. I've got to Sen's Tower or whatever it's called.

 

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I killed the fiery spider easily enough and rang the second bell and Sen's Tower opened. I've gone there, killed the serpent guards but am now stuck on a narrow walkway with some dick firing lightning at me and another serpent guard blocking the way and loads of bloody pendulums swinging. I keep getting hit by the lightning guy and then twatted by the guard. I try to lure him back to fight him but get stunned by lighting and killed whilst waiting for the pendulums. I just can't seem to figure out what to do.

 


You’re about where my gf is up to. She dealt with that bit by just running past the first blades, fast enough not to get hit by the lightning, then shield blocking the serpent guy that’s in the way, while locked on, and sort of shuffling past him really close, then reversing past the final blade while still locked on! It was teeth gnashingly precarious but kind of worked.

 

Of course the badass thing to do would be to parry him...

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OH BOY!

 

So, let's start with New Londo Ruins.

 

Feeling good about myself for working out the dumb ghost killing trick I smashed my first curse and waded in. I say waded in because I fell off sunken ledges multiple times collecting treasures and avoiding ghost attacks until I got inside the church building. I like this area a lot. I also relaxed when I found the dude selling Transient Curses and bought about 400 of the fuckers to alleviate the running out anxiousness. This area also gave me another mind blown moment when I drained the water and opened the giant door leading to ... the fucken Valley of Drakes!? WTF. At this point I made a vow to search out a 3D holographic map of the game once this thing is done. This door opening revelation made the apparent lack of bonfire more tolerable (I mean, I assume I didn't miss a bonfire here as I spent about five hours charging into walls) as it meant I could rest at Lower Darkroot to get back quicker.

 

Does anyone want to buy 383 Transient Curses?

 

This whole next section was super atmospheric and eerie and kinda demonic so I wasn't too surprised to find myself fighting a giant black blob of sick that was itself being sick, onto me. Now, I did die once by falling off the bottom of the steps into the Abyss, but it was an accident because I did actually pay attention to the church roof dude that I made rich from earlier and I knew I needed to wear the special ring I got (from the Wolf?). And on the second attempt I also killed the Four Kings, even though I counted five of them, giving me another cool soul. I thought the Lordvessel only needed the three souls I already had, based on the three locations it showed me, but I guess not.

 

After warping back to Firelink, levelling the fuck up (I crushed ALL the souls I was carrying and made it to Level 104): I WAS REAADY.

 

Idiot snake head dude wasn't though. I waited fucking ages to see if I could wake him up or if he would wake up or if warping out and warping back would wake him up but nothing would wake him up. Eventually I rolled off the edge hoping I wouldn't die and that seemed to be fine. But WTF?

 

So I made my way through the Kiln disposing of the Black Knights and picking up some sweet ass loot and generally not being shit for once and I reach the fog gate and, oh, what is this glorious piano, and who is that way over there, and OH SHIT THIS DUDE IS QUICK AS HELL. I actually kinda love how all the levelling up and Estus reinforcing and character empowerment is rendered more or less entirely null and void by the fact that Gwyn is so fast that you don't even get a chance to drink Estus or be hit at all anyway. I get the impression that with a decent weapon you can more or less beat him with the beginning of the game stats. Super cool fight, though. Took me about 15 attempts I would guess, where I think my third or fourth attempt was so close I needed to hit him once more. I love those moments, though. Where you spend the entire fight patiently whittling down a boss's health and then just because you need one more hit your mind abandons all the tactics and strategies you've used to get to that point and you frantically smash the attack button to land it but inevitably it doesn't work and you have only yourself to blame.

 

But then I beat him.

 

And something happened that I need answers on because I am scared.

 

After he died I saw the bonfire but I didn't want to light it because I have a thing where I need to make sure I explore first in case it triggers a cut scene and I miss out on exploring ... BUT THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED. I wandered towards a door and suddenly a cut scene started and loads of snake head people appeared watched me ascend a staircase and then the screen faded black and credits rolled! I was shook. What happened? Was I supposed to light the bonfire? Did I do something I can't undo? I have so much questions right now, please. What happened?

 

But fuck me that was glorious and something quite special.

 

I do have questions but I'll let that post sit there for a bit whilst I process things.

 

Incredible experience.

 

 

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Aw man, you didn’t do the DLC, did you? 
 

EDIT: Not that that would have affected your ending cutscene or choices there, but as an aside. You’re now gonna have to start a new game if you want to play the Artorias of the Abyss content, and you most certainly do want to play that Artorias of the Abyss content.

 

The same thing happened to me, by the way. It wasn’t such a disaster since I really just wanted to play the fuck out of it all over again immediately anyway.

 

If you do do that, however, I’d advise not doing so via NG+ which ups the difficulty, and might make the DLC too hard. It’s intended for late game, levelled up builds as well, FYI. You could make a beeline for accessing it as quickly as possible in your next playthrough, but you might get pummelled once you get there. Your Level 104 guy would have been ideal for going there :facepalm: 

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Quick question about the first Undead Burg tower with the Talus demon up top and the boss knight at the bottom. On the right angle stairs up to the entrance, there is a crack in the wall that you can walk off, with a small ledge below. 


I managed to walk off it and land on the ledge, but turned the wrong way and fell off, and I tried again about ten times and kept going straight down the side into the abyss so I left it. Can you go down there, or did I just have a glitch? There seem to be some stairs on the ledge.

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32 minutes ago, ZOK said:

Quick question about the first Undead Burg tower with the Talus demon up top and the boss knight at the bottom. On the right angle stairs up to the entrance, there is a crack in the wall that you can walk off, with a small ledge below. 


I managed to walk off it and land on the ledge, but turned the wrong way and fell off, and I tried again about ten times and kept going straight down the side into the abyss so I left it. Can you go down there, or did I just have a glitch? There seem to be some stairs on the ledge.


There’s nothing down there when you do manage to hit it. It looks like maybe an item was supposed to go there but if you drop onto the ledge there’s nothing and the only way off is to roll off and die.

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15 minutes ago, Broker said:


There’s nothing down there when you do manage to hit it. It looks like maybe an item was supposed to go there but if you drop onto the ledge there’s nothing and the only way off is to roll off and die.


Cool, thanks!

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Yeah, Iron Golem is a walkover alright. Be interested to hear how you fare against the next one!

 

Did you know that there are secret walls in the game btw? You find them by hitting with your sword, or rolling into them. 

 

Also, have you found/reached all the items in Firelink Shrine?

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My crapness at this game is knobbing me off. I’ve gone quite a way now, into the bit with the second blacksmith, all around the garden bit and basin (except for the magic door by the hidden bonfire), all around up to etc, and I’ve pinched all the loot in those areas by sneaking and running.

 

But I haven’t killed a single major enemy except the Talus demon I cheesed! I haven’t got any technique for black nights, giants, big knights, shiny knights, robot rats, laser moth women (I don’t know the names)...all of them I either escape or get killed by, whereas all the other enemies in the game are currently a reasonable cake walk with my gear. Rolling just isn’t in my nature.

 

I had a few runs when I tried to parry only and I manage it 30% of the time, which makes even basic enemies more trouble than they should be. It’s easier just to smash them into submission.

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Get a blacksmith to upgrade your weapon of choice, and maybe think about levelling up your endurance stat a bit in order to buy you more stamina for blocking and evading.
 

Incidentally, have you rung any Bells of Awakening yet? You’re supposed to be ringing some Bells of Awakening :quote:

 

EDIT: Also, parrying is by no means essential, but respect if you wanna go that route. I don’t think I’ve ever managed it once in the heat of a proper battle, just dicking around every now and then when farming souls against some scrubs.

 

EDIT2: Also also, he’s the Taurus Demon. As in, he’s a bull and he loves listening to soulful music.

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I mean, why wouldn't there be massive knights who fire massive fucking arrows on a narrow ledge? Perfect sense. This feels overly punitive where the rest of the game had felt hard but fair. This is a joke. 

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Don't give up, skeleton! It's not too bad once you 'get it'.  

 

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Keep moving.  When you get to the top of the ramp, back up so you can't get hit by any other stray arrows. If you're lucky the nearest knight will fall off while trying to fight you, otherwise they're pretty easy to parry. 

 

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9 minutes ago, APM said:

I mean, why wouldn't there be massive knights who fire massive fucking arrows on a narrow ledge? Perfect sense. This feels overly punitive where the rest of the game had felt hard but fair. This is a joke. 

 

Watch this at 4:05!

 

 

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I’m playing on Switch and just got past that bit today. It took me many goes, but in the end I just sprinted past everyone else, then blocked the big knight until he fell off the ledge. I’ve never been so happy to find a bonfire. 

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58 minutes ago, Calashnikov said:

Get a blacksmith to upgrade your weapon of choice, and maybe think about levelling up your endurance stat a bit in order to buy you more stamina for blocking and evading.
 

Incidentally, have you rung any Bells of Awakening yet? You’re supposed to be ringing some Bells of Awakening :quote:

 

EDIT: Also, parrying is by no means essential, but respect if you wanna go that route. I don’t think I’ve ever managed it once in the heat of a proper battle, just dicking around every now and then when farming souls against some scrubs.

 

EDIT2: Also also, he’s the Taurus Demon. As in, he’s a bull and he loves listening to soulful music.


I’vs got an axe up to +5, it makes short work of all ‘normal’ enemies, ents are a few light swipes.

 

I haven’t rang any bells, but there is one going off all the time in one of the above ground bits.

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11 minutes ago, ZOK said:


I’vs got an axe up to +5, it makes short work of all ‘normal’ enemies, ents are a few light swipes.

 

I haven’t rang any bells, but there is one going off all the time in one of the above ground bits.

Trivia...you'll hear the bell ringing in your game when another player rings the bell in their game

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42 minutes ago, ZOK said:


I’vs got an axe up to +5, it makes short work of all ‘normal’ enemies, ents are a few light swipes.

 

I haven’t rang any bells, but there is one going off all the time in one of the above ground bits.

Have you found the gargoyles? 

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1 hour ago, Hawklord said:

Trivia...you'll hear the bell ringing in your game when another player rings the bell in their game


That is cool.

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1 hour ago, APM said:

Have you found the gargoyles? 


No I don’t think so, just a metal headless winged something or other and a laser moth woman.

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5 minutes ago, ZOK said:


No I don’t think so, just a metal headless winged something or other and a laser moth woman.

OK. Go back to the blacksmith and head back to the church area where the lift is back to Firelink Shrine. Go up the stairs next to the lift in the church and keep going up until you hit the fog door. Be prepared for gargoyles. 

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