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46  Media / Game Journals / Re: Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 05, 2016, 11:26:03 AM
After taking all the other suggestions into account, if you're hitting loss after loss and not seeing an improvement, stop and play something else. Come back to the game the next day.

Sometimes that's all I've needed to get past fiendish Souls bosses.

edit: farming suggestions....have you gone after the three forest guardians past the door in Darkroot that opens via Artorias' seal? Those guys are pretty good for building souls quickly.
I'm aware of that technique, but leveling now costs me in the vicinity of 50000+ souls.

You know what? Fuck Sif, I'm trying the Catacombs now instead, and am actually having a somewhat easier time with the enemies aside from the fact that it's fucking easy to get lost given the shitty decision by the fucking Japs that developed this overrated piece of shit not to have in-game maps, which even decades-old titles such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past fucking had. Lazy design, plain and simple.
47  Media / Game Journals / Re: Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 05, 2016, 10:42:33 AM
By the way, would any of you have good farming techniques and locations for someone of my level?
48  Media / Game Journals / Re: Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 04, 2016, 10:44:33 PM
A talisman? I'd advise ditching it - I can't imagine your miracles are too powerful with only 18 faith. Are you only using it for healing? Estus Flasks should be enough, I think. Using healing spells in boss battles rarely ends well anyway. Not sure if you're aware, but you can also upgrade your Estus. If you really want to use pyromancy or miracles, I'd pick one and stick with it.

I know about upgrading the Estus Flask, and only used Miracles for healing anyway, so I can live without them.
49  Media / Game Journals / Re: Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 04, 2016, 10:23:31 PM
Thanks. By the way I forgot to mention I also have equipped that thing that lets you cast Miracles whatever it's called.
50  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 04, 2016, 09:27:42 PM
I decided to start a journal dedicated to my struggle against Dark Souls so that it's not hogging up space in this main forum:

51  Media / Game Journals / Help Der Jermeister beat Dark Souls! on: April 04, 2016, 09:26:15 PM
Location: Darkroot Garden trying to fight the wolf boss, after beating the boss of the Painted World of whatever the fuck you call it.

My stats:

Level: 91
Vitality: 15
Attunement: 15
Endurance: 35
Strength: 43
Dexterity: 15
Resistance: 16
Intelligence: 16
Faith: 18


Right hand: Dragon Tooth / Pyromancy Flame
Left hand: Divine Knight Shield +5 / That thing that lets you cast Miracles, forgot its name.
Armor: Havel's Helm, Havel's Armor, Havel's Gauntlets, Havel's Leggings
Accessories: Ring of Steel Protection, Covetous Gold Serpent Ring

Any help would be appreciated, since I don't like giving up on games so I can actually review them on my review wiki with knowledge of a complete playthrough.
52  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 04, 2016, 07:45:19 PM
I've almost been absolutely unable to beat bosses without reverting to human form and possibly getting help from an in-game NPC fighter or another player summoned from near a bonfire point. I'm at about Level 83 or so, and I'm wearing Havel's equipment with the Dragon Tooth and a shield. Currently I'm trying to fight the wolf boss in the Darkroot Basin or wherever, although I almost always have trouble trying to heal in the middle of fights since enemies do nothing other than rape me to the point where I don't have an opportunity to heal without being slaughtered in the process. If someone could actually convince me to play in a different way and actually enjoy this overrated pile of scat, I'm definitely open to suggestions.
53  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 04, 2016, 06:46:06 PM
Still playing Dark Souls, and I'm pretty much back to my initial opinion on the game. The people who actually defend games like these sound like they're in abusive relationships, i.e. "It hurts, but I like it." Sorry, but having to rely on a guide and maps and getting no reward in the form of engaging story doesn't qualify as "rewarding" in my book.
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness comes out April 28? on: March 19, 2016, 10:16:11 PM
April 28th is the Japanese release date for the PlayStation 3 version of the game, with the PlayStation 4 version in Japan coming out March 31 in Japan. Don't think an official American release date has been announced yet.
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 19, 2016, 08:46:36 PM
Finished Trails of Cold Steel this morning. Was enjoyable, but the endgame is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long, and somewhat made me beg for it to be over.
56  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 10, 2016, 10:12:40 PM
Beat The Legend of Legacy about eight hours shy of a hundred. Didn't really fully grasp the mechanisms and a certain trick that helped me in the absolute final boss (which involved using skills that nullify damage and allow character counterattacks), but I don't regret my experience.
57  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 07, 2016, 09:43:07 PM
Finished the android plot arc (which somewhat rips off Terminator) of Dragon Ball Z and am watching Cowboy Bebop. Sort of reminded of Firefly.
58  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 07, 2016, 09:41:19 PM
I beat Adventures of Mana and was overall impressed by the game.

Dark Souls - Kind of pissed at the game again since I've gotten cursed twice now by those fucking basilisks in the Depths, and had to trudge way the fuck across the seamless dungeon just to buy a cure. I'll be even more pissed if I lose the thousands of souls I accumulated before dying by those assholes.

Diablo III (PS4) - Near the end of Act III. Haven't had any major issues.

Dragon Quest VI (iOS) - Died once, but still enjoying it thus far.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - I'm enjoying it, but I somewhat wish it would end sooner. Just reached the end of Chapter 5.

The Legend of Legacy - Still grinding for the final boss. I may give the fight another chance in the near future.
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: March 07, 2016, 09:38:36 PM
I actually think SO4's voice acting, while not perfect, was better than 3's, which had gems like:

Blade...of Fury!
What do you think you're DOING?

Glad you could turn off voices in battle. Giving monsters voices = worst idea ever. Farleen was annoying too.
60  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: March 02, 2016, 06:13:43 PM
I went through the Divergent trilogy and collection Four in anticipation of the forthcoming film, and while I thought the first book was decent, I got sort of lost in the second and third ones, and partway through the collection. I even looked for a flying cube house on fire in Insurgent, but just didn't see it. One case in which I actually sort of prefer the movies.

I also read a book called The Green Ember and its prequel The Black Star of Kingston by S.D. Smith, which are intriguing tales of anthropomorphic rabbits with political overtones, although it sort of inherits the specism of the Redwall series in that animals like hawks and wolves are inherently bad.

Next I'll tackle the Outlander books again in anticipation of the show's return.
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