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Revitalized
Sep 13, 2007

A free custom title is a free custom title

Lipstick Apathy

So I take it that come Tuesday, this entire thread is just all going to be spoilers. (not that it isn't to some degree already)

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Darth Windu
Mar 17, 2009

by Smythe


Revitalized posted:

So I take it that come Tuesday, this entire thread is just all going to be spoilers. (not that it isn't to some degree already)

By that time you should be too busy playing the game to read the thread. Unless you live in some socialist country, I guess.

Revitalized
Sep 13, 2007

A free custom title is a free custom title

Lipstick Apathy

Darth Windu posted:

By that time you should be too busy playing the game to read the thread. Unless you live in some socialist country, I guess.

Yeah but then there's those hours where I'm waiting for the UPS truck to arrive!

PringleCreamEgg
Jul 2, 2004

Once you pop..

So considering I did pre-order this game I suppose I could post my link for ??? as well.
http://goo.gl/ExiR0

Anyway I'm really looking forward to spending some time with this game. I didn't get to play as much Demon's Souls as I wanted to, and this series seems to want a lot of time spent with it.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Darth Windu posted:

By that time you should be too busy playing the game to read the thread. Unless you live in some socialist country, I guess.
I have the game and I still take the time to post about it. In fact I hardly play the game during the times the sun is up, it's so much more pleasant to play it in the evening.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Is it known exactly what the downside of being hollowed actually is? 'cause otherwise I'll probably play the whole game that way.

the night dad
Oct 23, 2006

by XyloJW


Heheheheh.

Sputnik
Jul 21, 2003

I felt like a ninja, and my kung-fu was strong.



Updated the clickthrough referral master list for goons page 12-22.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Hakkesshu posted:

Is it known exactly what the downside of being hollowed actually is? 'cause otherwise I'll probably play the whole game that way.
Fewer hit points and lower curse resistance, that's all I know for sure. But you have to be living to do certain things like upgrade bonfires, and some NPCs won't talk to you if you have a hamburger face.

qbert
Oct 23, 2003

It's both thrilling and terrifying.

Hakkesshu posted:

Is it known exactly what the downside of being hollowed actually is? 'cause otherwise I'll probably play the whole game that way.

I think mainly it's the fact that you can't call in human/NPC phantoms to help you fight. This makes some of the later boss fights considerably harder.

Darth Windu
Mar 17, 2009

by Smythe


Samurai Sanders posted:

Fewer hit points and lower curse resistance, that's all I know for sure. But you have to be living to do certain things like upgrade bonfires, and some NPCs won't talk to you if you have a hamburger face.

How big is the hitpoint drop? Not as bad as Demon's Souls, eh?

Cocks on the Rocks
Jan 5, 2011

by Duchess Gummybuns


maybe someone can give tips or a faq on how to find what stores in your area are breaking the street date

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Darth Windu posted:

How big is the hitpoint drop? Not as bad as Demon's Souls, eh?
Yeah, not anywhere near as low.

And yeah, the biggest disadvantage is the same as being in soul form in Demons's: you can't summon people to help you.

Leyburn
Aug 31, 2001


Seriously, why the gently caress can't I switch my target between enemies with the right stick like I could in Demon's Souls? It only seems to work 1 out of every 10 attempts and it's really making dealing with groups of enemies a lot more difficult than it needs to be since I can't quickly move my target to the guy who is closest.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Leyburn posted:

Seriously, why the gently caress can't I switch my target between enemies with the right stick like I could in Demon's Souls? It only seems to work 1 out of every 10 attempts and it's really making dealing with groups of enemies a lot more difficult than it needs to be since I can't quickly move my target to the guy who is closest.
Yeah, there is some bug or something going on that makes target switching way, way less reliable than in Demon's. I have gotten used to simply un-targeting and then re-targeting to grab the nearest enemy.

Schwartzcough
Aug 12, 2009

Don't tease the Octopus, kids!

Sheep-Goats posted:

Can we add the following as a spoiler to the OP (or second post or whatever), it's about which gifts to choose and I got the info and modified them from some wiki:


What starting gift should I pick?

Minor spoiler:Take the pendant or the master key.

Detailed spoiler:

In my view there are basically three options and one joke option. All of the other gifts are consumables that can be purchased later in the game.
  • The pendant. An NPC you'll meet later on will want it and you can only get it as a gift at the start of the game. This is the "enhance the plot options" choice.
  • The master key. As you play you'll find reusable keys as you go that unlock gates that mostly open up new areas. The master key replaces some of these and is also reusable so it allows you to sequence break a bit. There's also a door in the tutorial level which the master key opens that gives you a strong starting weapon -- it's the effective Crescent Falchion of Dark Souls. Note that the Thief starts with a free master key, so if you want to choose "all of the above" take a thief and pick the pendant.
  • No gift at all. This was one of the options suggested by the game's director. Why? We don't know yet. Maybe there's a reward for not taking a gift. It is though.
  • Joke option: the black firebomb. People use this to facilitate killing the tutorial boss which drops a unique weapon which requires a ton of strength to use.

Any idea what benefit giving this person the Pendant gets you? Fancy equipment or spells, or just some extra lines of dialogue?

Also, any idea what the Witch's Ring is for? That was another of the "no known uses" gifts.

KozmoNaut
Apr 23, 2008

Happiness is a warm
Turbo Plasma Rifle


Grimey Drawer

May as well give it a try

http://goo.gl/UNQ0z

Revitalized
Sep 13, 2007

A free custom title is a free custom title

Lipstick Apathy

No homo posted:

Heheheheh.



Those are standard editions right?

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



I just got a call from Gamespot and they're having a Midnight Launch for the game.

MMF Freeway
Sep 15, 2010

Later!


Cocks on the Rocks posted:

maybe someone can give tips or a faq on how to find what stores in your area are breaking the street date

There's not really a science to it. Go to places that are not chains, or do not specialize in selling video games. The idea is that they put them on the shelves because they don't know they are suppose to hold them till Tuesday, or they just don't care.

Schwartzcough posted:

Any idea what benefit giving this person the Pendant gets you? Fancy equipment or spells, or just some extra lines of dialogue?

Also, any idea what the Witch's Ring is for? That was another of the "no known uses" gifts.


I think someone mentioned that the Pendant is given to an NPC to gain approval within the Blade of the Darkmoon covenant. You need the witch's ring in order to speak with members of the Chaos Servant covenant, who sell items. Apparently you can find one somewhere so it isn't necessary to start with it.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Is there any clear way to check which covenant I am in? I mean, for one of the NPCs (the guy in the bell tower who handles the book of the guilty) it says "break covenant" instead of "join covenant", so I assume it is his, but he never said which one he was with, don't even remember ever signing on with him. Is there some default covenant you start in?

evilalien
Jul 29, 2005

Knowledge is born from Curiosity.


Samurai Sanders posted:

Is there any clear way to check which covenant I am in? I mean, for one of the NPCs (the guy in the bell tower who handles the book of the guilty) it says "break covenant" instead of "join covenant", so I assume it is his, but he never said which one he was with, don't even remember ever signing on with him. Is there some default covenant you start in?

Doesn't it say on your stats page? I seem to recall seeing it listed there.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

Clunk! Clunk! Clunk!



No homo posted:

Heheheheh.



Is anyone scoring CE's? As much as I want this game now I don't think I would even buy a standard if I ran into it. Although, considering you bought two copies I'm gonna go out on the limb and assume you are going to have a CE waiting for you on Tuesday as well.

I'm sadly going to buy both platforms too I think. I'm waiting for a price drop to buy the Xbox one though. I'd rather play on PS3 but I want the Xbox achievements.

Samurai Sanders posted:

Yeah, there is some bug or something going on that makes target switching way, way less reliable than in Demon's. I have gotten used to simply un-targeting and then re-targeting to grab the nearest enemy.

drat, that sucks. Has anyone heard anything about a patch yet. I hope they work the kinks out by launch.

veni veni veni fucked around with this message at Oct 1, 2011 around 19:43

MMF Freeway
Sep 15, 2010

Later!


Samurai Sanders posted:

Is there any clear way to check which covenant I am in? I mean, for one of the NPCs (the guy in the bell tower who handles the book of the guilty) it says "break covenant" instead of "join covenant", so I assume it is his, but he never said which one he was with, don't even remember ever signing on with him. Is there some default covenant you start in?

The knight and cleric start out in the Way of White covenant. Did you start as one of those classes?

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Volitaire posted:

The knight and cleric start out in the Way of White covenant. Did you start as one of those classes?
Yeah, knight. So that suspicious looking guy dressed all in black is with the Way of the White?

edit: I just checked the status page and yeah it says 白教, which I guess is the way of the white. That's odd...

Samurai Sanders fucked around with this message at Oct 1, 2011 around 19:47

pvax
Aug 6, 2001



InnercityGriot posted:

Found a place that broke street date in LA, am currently excited as gently caress to play this game. Anybody in the Los Angeles area looking for a place to break street date, let me know.

Guess it depends on which side of LA ... but def interested.

pvax fucked around with this message at Oct 2, 2011 around 06:52

MMF Freeway
Sep 15, 2010

Later!


Samurai Sanders posted:

Yeah, knight. So that suspicious looking guy dressed all in black is with the Way of the White?

I can't say for sure, but from what you describe his purpose might be to reset the covenant you're currently in.

E: make you covenant neutral so to speak.

Leyburn
Aug 31, 2001


Samurai Sanders posted:

Yeah, there is some bug or something going on that makes target switching way, way less reliable than in Demon's. I have gotten used to simply un-targeting and then re-targeting to grab the nearest enemy.

Yeah that's what I've been doing too, when you un-target then target again it always seems to pick the nearest guy, so it's working out okay. I'm just reassured that it's not just happening to me!

Fungah!
Apr 30, 2011

THAT'S IT!
I'VE COME UP WITH A
NEW DISCOUNT!



Not seeing my link here, I think it got lost in the shuffle. http://goo.gl/ChYvd

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

This may apply to Demon's too, but does anyone know if Halberds do piercing and slashing damage at the same time, or does only attacks that visually look like they are using the axe part doing slashing damage?

The Moon Monster
Dec 30, 2005
THIS CUSTOM TITLE WILL COME IN HANDY WHILE LURKING


More importantly, is dual wielding halberds still a viable build?

raton
Jul 28, 2003

by FactsAreUseless


Samurai Sanders posted:

This may apply to Demon's too, but does anyone know if Halberds do piercing and slashing damage at the same time, or does only attacks that visually look like they are using the axe part doing slashing damage?

In Demon's Souls all of the halberd's attacks did "normal" damage which is a different type than "slashing."

Leyburn
Aug 31, 2001


Woooo! I got my first 'Dark Spirit'. 5000 souls, humanity and an item drop!

StringOfLetters
Apr 2, 2007
What?

Leyburn posted:

Seriously, why the gently caress can't I switch my target between enemies with the right stick like I could in Demon's Souls? It only seems to work 1 out of every 10 attempts and it's really making dealing with groups of enemies a lot more difficult than it needs to be since I can't quickly move my target to the guy who is closest.

If you go into your options, there's a thing called 'auto targeting,' which you can turn on or off. I saw it on a stream and wasn't sure what it did - maybe de/activating it will make target-swapping more comfortable?

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Sheep-Goats posted:

In Demon's Souls all of the halberd's attacks did "normal" damage which is a different type than "slashing."
Oh, right, that's what I meant. Anyway it is listed here as normal/piercing.

flashdim
Oct 19, 2005

Still losing criticals


Missing mine from the list too: http://goo.gl/8Ftpt

GhostDog
Jul 29, 2003

Always see everything.


Here's a hint: If you get cursed, don't try to get your souls and humanity back. Just forget them and get the curse fixed first. Because curses stack, so after two curses you have 1/2 of 1/2 of your health left. I think this is pretty much game over for this character.

Lenaway
Feb 7, 2006

Touch Fuzzy
Get Dizzy


Reposting my code too: http://goo.gl/7Lt5E

I'm really jealous that some people are getting to play. If only I could black out till tuesday.

Leyburn
Aug 31, 2001


How do you lift a curse, for when it inevitably happens to me?

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Funkmaster General
Sep 13, 2008

Hey, man, I distinctly remember this being an episode of Spongebob.



GhostDog posted:

Here's a hint: If you get cursed, don't try to get your souls and humanity back. Just forget them and get the curse fixed first. Because curses stack, so after two curses you have 1/2 of 1/2 of your health left. I think this is pretty much game over for this character.

It'll stack a third time, too.

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