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Old 03-17-22, 11:52 PM
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

I don't find this game easier than Dark Souls at all, quite the opposite. I'm finding it tough because a lot of the enemies or harder simply because they just fucking spam attacks non-stop and don't give you a chance to heal.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

To confirm, the Fire Giant is a boss we're actually supposed to be able to kill?? Figures they'd patch out the cheese kill method the day before I start to fight him.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Originally Posted by Maxflier
I don't find this game easier than Dark Souls at all, quite the opposite. I'm finding it tough because a lot of the enemies or harder simply because they just fucking spam attacks non-stop and don't give you a chance to heal.
The non-story elements and exploration are Souls-lite. The main story bosses are Souls with summons.

Originally Posted by Noonan
To confirm, the Fire Giant is a boss we're actually supposed to be able to kill?? Figures they'd patch out the cheese kill method the day before I start to fight him.
Fire Giant frustrated the hell out of me until I slowed down substantially. Heart was thumping on those last hits though.

My problem with all these bosses is the last 25% on every single one I got Niall down to that on my first go and still haven't finished him off, the Godskin Duo same thing, and the current boss I'm stuck on, samesies.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Originally Posted by Maxflier
I don't find this game easier than Dark Souls at all, quite the opposite. I'm finding it tough because a lot of the enemies or harder simply because they just fucking spam attacks non-stop and don't give you a chance to heal.
Yeah. It’s like they went to the school of “corner the fighter at the edge of the screen and repeatedly sweep their leg”

But it makes you feel less guilty about cheesing them. What I hate is how you grind, and you start getting payback on enemies that easily killed you before, and you’re feeling pretty powerful so you take on a boss. And you beat him. You’re on top of the world. “Nobody can beat me now!”

Then the game is like “hold my beer” and you get stomped by some hellish bird creature that shoots an arrow from halfway across the map and one shots you.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Originally Posted by RichC2
The non-story elements and exploration are Souls-lite. The main story bosses are Souls with summons.



Fire Giant frustrated the hell out of me until I slowed down substantially. Heart was thumping on those last hits though.

My problem with all these bosses is the last 25% on every single one I got Niall down to that on my first go and still haven't finished him off, the Godskin Duo same thing, and the current boss I'm stuck on, samesies.
It does seem like there’s a rubber band issue going on with the last 25%. They always get in a few quick hits on you. Makes you sweat.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Crap, trying to do Ranni's quest so I can get the Dark Moon greatsword for my sorceress but found out I have to beat Radhan and anyone say he's a pain to do. Probably do it when I level up some more.

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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

What is everyone's Vigor at? I think I may need to re-spec at this point since I've been pumping almost all points in Int for damage and to use higher level spells/weapons. IIRC, my Vigor is only 18.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Originally Posted by dom56
Crap, trying to do Ranni's quest so I can get the Dark Moon greatsword for my sorceress but found out I have to beat Radhan and anyone say he's a pain to do. Probably do it when I level up some more.
Use Rotten Breath on him. Its easy to get if you have a dragon heart. That is one of tbe best incantations.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Easy to get but you also need Faith and Arcane high enough to use it.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Originally Posted by Noonan
What is everyone's Vigor at? I think I may need to re-spec at this point since I've been pumping almost all points in Int for damage and to use higher level spells/weapons. IIRC, my Vigor is only 18.
I’m at 40 vigor, gain’s significantly drop at that point.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

The mask you get from the mimic tear boss gives +8 arcane if anyone needs that boost. Cuz I was at a whopping 7 on it
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Well goddammit now we gotta go back and hit every wall 50 times. Miyazaki is a master troll

https://www.reddit.com/r/Eldenring/c...ll_in_volcano/
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Is that just another entrance into the drawing room?

I think some is less trolling and just a ton of debugging features I found a lost grace that won't activate earlier today (appears after beating a boss in a windmill village)
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

I respecced a bit and switched to a 2 katana Samurai build with Rivers of Blood and Uchi, and it was quite the upgrade. I went back to a couple of bosses who were giving me trouble previously and spanked them. Apparently Rivers of Blood was bugged pre-patch, and is now very nice.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Originally Posted by mhg83
Use Rotten Breath on him. Its easy to get if you have a dragon heart. That is one of tbe best incantations.
I tried that but he hard to keep still and I missed, I beat him anyway by summon bunch of npc helpers and staying away and repeat.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

The
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Haligtree

Is basically "sweaty palms" the level.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

My character is at level 121 but is mediocre.

I did some leveling and was playing as an intelligence/katana character. My son would find a heavy sword or arcane art he liked and would farm the bird until he could do that (for example, some black flame spell required faith 28. I totally ignored faith but he leveled up from 8 to 28 just to use the spell).

So my level 121 character is mediocre because every stat is at like level 30ish instead of the traits I wanted being at 40-60, haha.

Gonna have to find some larva tears to re-spec.

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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Originally Posted by Dan
The
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Haligtree





Is basically "sweaty palms" the level.
I get the feeling that was originally intended to be DLC that boss is crushing me.

Why does "I'm going to play this for 30 minutes" keep turning into 4 hours.

Stumbled upon Mohgywn Palace, pretty cool visually

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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Yeah, that boss was tough. Second phase was particularly hard, but I made it through with my mimic and Rivers of Blood once again.

​​​​​​You're just now getting to Mohgywn, eh? I love the look and feel of that area. The score has big
Spoiler:
2001: A Space Odyssey

vibes.

Man, this game is huge. I came across a new path in one area I had been through a dozen times, and it opened up another big spot.

I've been knocking off some of the NPC quests, but I guess there's at least one I can't do because I progressed too far in the main story. Some of the others have alternate ways to do them, but this one doesn't. Guess I'll do it during NG+.

I also wish I could figure out how to create multiple saves on Xbox before I complete it.
I want to create the number of separate saves needed to get every ending without having to replay the entire main game. I guess it's easy to create multiple saves on PC. And I heard PS has a workaround including putting your console offline or something.

Ah well. I need to actually make some progress...
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Hah yeah I didn't want to deal with Niall until after I was to the end boss. He wound up being super easy because of it.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Beat Starscourge Radhan tonight. Only died a few times. Cheesed him with a more powerful version of Rotten Breath.

Also aquired the mimic tear
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

Originally Posted by mhg83
Beat Starscourge Radhan tonight. Only died a few times. Cheesed him with a more powerful version of Rotten Breath.

Also aquired the mimic tear
I did that myself. Got him in first shot with rot breath. Absolutely wrecked him. Made me laugh because it took my kid like 20 tries but he legitimately fought him. I will take the cheese method.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

I will cheese any time I have a chance but I hadn't looked up ways to beat that boss easily. I fought him the old fashioned way, on my horse, staying as close to his backside as possible.as I whacked away at him with my katana.
Made some good progress today. Not quite at the end game, but I surely must be close based on where I am and how it's... Not the same.
​​​​​​But as I understand it, I have at least three more bosses to go.
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

I guess I still don't understand weapon scaling. I have my sword up to +12 but it still is only rated D in strength and Dex. Does smithing not increase to a C, B, etc?
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Re: Elden Ring (From Software | Miyazaki | Martin | Feb 2022)

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I guess I still don't understand weapon scaling. I have my sword up to +12 but it still is only rated D in strength and Dex. Does smithing not increase to a C, B, etc?
The letter grade is how much your skill level (Dex, Str, Int, etc) influences it. So something with a B in Str and D in Dex scales more on strength than dexterity. It only changes if you change the sword type (Keen, Quality, Heavy, Fire, Magic, etc; that you see when you change the weapons Ashes of War. You gain these attributes via Whetblades you find lying around.)

Heavy focuses more on Strength so it would turn a C in Str to a B, Magic would have more influence from Intelligence and would probably take a sword from Int D to Int B, etc;

I guess what I'm saying is smithing does not change the letter grade but other attributes ("affinities") do.

​​if you're using a special weapon that cannot be assigned Ashes of War, then you're stuck with what ya got

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