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« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2019, 03:28:57 AM »
Posted in Sekiro thread but not sure if others who post in this thread read that one. Sekiro spoilers obviously. Do Soulsborne games have this type of side questing?

Subtle, world building shit. Like for instance, a lady tells you about fruit: one dry, one wet. And you're not sure what she's talking about. But you're interested. You go down and encounter a snake, you have to survive encounters and then you're face to face with the beast. Then you have to solve a puzzle to get past it. You go in the house it's guarding and turns out it's guarding a heart. I defeated another snake before, and it dropped a dry heart. This one was sopping wet with blood.

Then there's this.



Does Soulsborne have organic side questing/world building like this? I do recall in Dks1, there was a fat knight with a cute outfit guarding a place and there was a quest with a cursed person on the lower deck behind some bars.
If you've played Demon's Souls, they're all pretty much like that, yeah.
Most of the story telling come from item descriptions and some sparse npc dialogue (much like Sekiro), there's just much less of that dialogue dump Sekiro has with Kuro/Emma, every other big boss fight, and less cutscenes.

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« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2019, 03:30:41 AM »
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1) Everything was Castles. Castle here (Cath.), Castle there (C-hurst.), Castle everywhere (N-Mensis).
2) Very limited set of weapons. Truth be told I only used the Axe from zero to Platinum (+DLC) but still.
3) Undercooked random labyrinths (Pthumerian). They could have been much better.
4) Non-existent armor or better yet: every armor set feels the same. It's a game about not being hit after all so armor doesn't matter.

None of these things bother me.

You only have one sword in Sekiro and yet there's still plenty of options. Not sure about the random labyrinth, but again, Sekiro doesn't have armor either.

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But the atmosphere, enemy design, boss design, LORE is only second to Demon's Souls.

And damn I forgot how AWESOME Demon's Souls intro was.



And those character designs. Hnnng.



 I need to replay that some time.

Posted in Sekiro thread but not sure if others who post in this thread read that one. Sekiro spoilers obviously. Do Soulsborne games have this type of side questing?

Subtle, world building shit. Like for instance, a lady tells you about fruit: one dry, one wet. And you're not sure what she's talking about. But you're interested. You go down and encounter a snake, you have to survive encounters and then you're face to face with the beast. Then you have to solve a puzzle to get past it. You go in the house it's guarding and turns out it's guarding a heart. I defeated another snake before, and it dropped a dry heart. This one was sopping wet with blood.

Then there's this.



Does Soulsborne have organic side questing/world building like this? I do recall in Dks1, there was a fat knight with a cute outfit guarding a place and there was a quest with a cursed person on the lower deck behind some bars.
If you've played Demon's Souls, they're all pretty much like that, yeah.
Most of the story telling come from item descriptions and some sparse npc dialogue (much like Sekiro), there's just much less of that dialogue dump Sekiro has with Kuro/Emma, every other big boss fight, and less cutscenes.

Yeah this is why I loved Demon's. I love how they express their world/lore.
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« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2019, 03:41:10 AM »
I feel like you'd enjoy DS1 even more than Demon Souls. It perfects everything you're talking about.
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« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2019, 03:54:18 AM »
This is why I spent 40 hours trying to get into Dark Souls in two separate occasions: itís one of those things that feels made for me. I like a lot about it. I loved the world building that I *did* see in Dark Souls.
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« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2019, 11:58:55 PM »
Installing Dark Souls to fuck around lol.
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« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2019, 12:33:53 AM »
Installing Dark Souls to fuck around lol.

Play Bloodborne :rage :rage :rage

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« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2019, 12:51:41 AM »
I got it in the mail yesterday  :-*

Lets do it Cindi

Ive been looking up noob builds

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« Reply #67 on: April 30, 2019, 01:00:22 AM »
Does this really feel like a summer spring sunshine game though? Mayne best saved for fall/winter

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« Reply #68 on: April 30, 2019, 01:26:43 AM »
My pc doesnít run it well. My old computer ran it really well. Even with dsfix itís not the smoothest. But playing it itís easy to see why I clocked 40 hours in two different tries. I actually love a lot about the game. More later.
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« Reply #69 on: April 30, 2019, 01:27:11 AM »
Installing Dark Souls to fuck around lol.

Play Bloodborne :rage :rage :rage

I ordered and itís on the way. Sick of Sekiroís end game so I wanted a quick break. Relax.
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« Reply #70 on: April 30, 2019, 01:44:56 AM »
Okay so what I've done so far. I'm only asking so I can understand on how I can make this more enjoyable in the long run. I rolled warrior for its high dex. With master key as my item as suggested.

- Looted treasure near the knight on the edge of firelink
- Obtained Zweinhander and other items from skeleton knight graveyard
- Made my way to underground where the ghosts are



Her name is Thick, and she's shy.

I've got 2752 Souls. What should I spend them on? Sekiro has gotten me in the habit of spending currency earlier while I have it because you never know what will happen and given that it's a game where you cannot retrieve what you've lost you might as well wise up to spending on it now rather than later. Because there's no guarantees. Usually I save them until I get to the black smith on the way to the Taurus Demon. But could I spend them now? How do I make my Souls useful? I'm assuming I should level up now. I remember one mechanic in DkS1 is that of dex and str weapons I think? Some weapons that are fast are dex weapons and you want to pump stats into Dex to make that ranking higher? And str if it's a strength based weapon? I don't remember. Is Bloodborne like this?

Another thing I've noticed is my weight goes up as I collect more. I never cared about that in the past and in rpgs I usually have the mindset of,"I have no idea if I'll need it so I'm keeping it" unless the game makes money sparse and you need to sell old gear to get some cash like say, in Dragon Quest. But here more loot makes my roll even more slow in terms of recovery.

So here's my weapon screen, with Talisman and Shield not shown.



So what do I do? Pick one and trash the rest to raise my roll recovery? What's the best way to manage loot in this?

What's amazing about Dark Souls is how embedded it in in me. I haven't beaten it and yet playing it is like seeing a former best friend again. Like I did all of this is in one run without a death. I'm shocked how much I remember.
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« Reply #71 on: April 30, 2019, 01:53:37 AM »
you can hold as much loot as you want without it affecting anything, your roll speed is determined by your equip load. equip load and stamina are increased by end. you want less than 50% for med roll, sub 25 for fast roll. armor doesn't matter all that much. you'll have a hard time heading through the new londo ruins at the outset.
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« Reply #72 on: April 30, 2019, 01:58:03 AM »
Don listed these as locations you can go to at the outset:

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Catacombs, Burg, Blighttown, Depths, New Londo Ruins, Ash Lake, Great Hollow, etc.

Where would you suggest I head?

Going to order Dark Souls trilogy for ps4. That seems the system I'll have to play them on given Dark Souls' performance on my pc.
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« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2019, 02:08:29 AM »
i would highly rec specialising in a primary dmg stat and levelling that next to vit and endurance more or less ignoring the rest. there aren't really quality builds with Dark Souls, it's about getting base stats for your weapon of choice them pumping your dmg stat, end/vit. resistance is worthless.

by far the path of least resistance (and natural progression) is through undead burg
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« Reply #74 on: April 30, 2019, 02:14:43 AM »
Normal run is like: starting area --> go up to the bridge --> Undead Burg (?) --> go for Taurus Demon --> fire bridge --> go unlock Andre. Then it's up to you either Gargoyles up or Capra down and enter Depths (easy boss there) and move on to Blighttown to fight the Spider. But I think you know all of this (you remember) so I dunno why are you asking?

Catacombs, New Londo Ruins --> leave them for later on, much later on. After Sen's and all the other shit.

I'm asking because I'm considering there's other options I didn't know about considered. Who is Andre again? Oh, google tells me he's that awesome blacksmith near the cathedral where you fight Gargoyle.

Isn't Blight town on the way to Capra demon? I remember that being the case. I'd go from blight town, fight those cool looking assassin/ninja dudes, and then capra was there.  You're telling me there's a way to fight Capra then go up to blight town? But how?
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« Reply #75 on: April 30, 2019, 02:16:15 AM »
Ps. Capra Demon fight still gonna be shit all these years later. Just learn the trick and get past it when you get there.

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« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2019, 02:17:39 AM »
Ps. Capra Demon fight still gonna be shit all these years later. Just learn the trick and get past it when you get there.

What I remember is, kill his dogs immediately, run for the stairs let him chase you, fall off stairs, attack while he's falling, repeat.
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« Reply #77 on: April 30, 2019, 02:19:14 AM »
i would highly rec specialising in a primary dmg stat and levelling that next to vit and endurance more or less ignoring the rest. there aren't really quality builds with Dark Souls, it's about getting base stats for your weapon of choice them pumping your dmg stat, end/vit. resistance is worthless.

by far the path of least resistance (and natural progression) is through undead burg

In this i prefer speed over heavy because i like to roll. So pump into dex?
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« Reply #78 on: April 30, 2019, 02:22:32 AM »
Ps. Capra Demon fight still gonna be shit all these years later. Just learn the trick and get past it when you get there.

What I remember is, kill his dogs immediately, run for the stairs let him chase you, fall off stairs, attack while he's falling, repeat.

Yeah, that's pretty much it.

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« Reply #79 on: April 30, 2019, 02:22:57 AM »
havels is ok in this, but imo. armor. doesn't. matter. fashion souls baby. speed rolling > *. you'll save like half a hits worth of dmg over 5 hits between random light armor and havels. big difference is not getting staggered (poise).

nah cindi, your rollspeed has nothing to do with anything except your equip load. you can play the heaviest ultra greatsword in the game and roll like you're carrying a feather, so long as you're under 25% or 50% of your total equip load (you can be over your total equip load too at which point you can't run or roll at all).
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« Reply #80 on: April 30, 2019, 02:23:45 AM »
i would highly rec specialising in a primary dmg stat and levelling that next to vit and endurance more or less ignoring the rest. there aren't really quality builds with Dark Souls, it's about getting base stats for your weapon of choice them pumping your dmg stat, end/vit. resistance is worthless.

by far the path of least resistance (and natural progression) is through undead burg

In this i prefer speed over heavy because i like to roll. So pump into dex?

Yeah. STR/VIT builds are ok but they play more slow and heavy and kill everything in 1-2 swings which is fun too, but DEX is more rolling and stabbity stabbing.

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« Reply #81 on: April 30, 2019, 02:25:20 AM »
I wanna go for Capra first. How do I get to the Depths after I reach Andre and how do I port to a different bonfire so I don't have to trek all the way from the cathedral where andre is to firelink shrine?

Oh wait, I remember the stairs where Andre is there's like a shaman and then you kill him and then there's something after that. Is that where the depths are?
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« Reply #82 on: April 30, 2019, 02:28:29 AM »
nah cindi, your rollspeed has nothing to do with anything except your equip load. you can play the heaviest ultra greatsword in the game and roll like you're carrying a feather, so long as you're under 25% or 50% of your total equip load (you can be over your total equip load too at which point you can't run or roll at all).

ooooooh

how do I check my equip load again?
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« Reply #83 on: April 30, 2019, 02:29:18 AM »
status screen lol

https://darksouls.wiki.fextralife.com/Dark+Souls+Wiki

edit: this also dece https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1416343491

i would def try and coerce you to go down the strength path, or int. dex is fine, but int with base stats for dex weapon? now we're talking. int build is ez mode. if pure physical, strength is easy mode. get on that zwei life early (also claymore is king). faith/miracles build is nice, but not really good/great til the late game
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« Reply #84 on: April 30, 2019, 02:33:52 AM »
I think thatís how I fought Capra the first time.

As much as Iím excited to do all this I should probably wait till I beat Bloodborne first. :(

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« Reply #85 on: April 30, 2019, 02:34:48 AM »
Weapons are very different in BB compared to DS. The vast majority of them only have small stats requirements, and don't scale all that much. Upgrades are more important.

There's a ton less than in DS, and they're all very unique and most likely you'll settle on one that fits your play style more. Each one of them has two modes, which you can change on the fly, even mid-attacks.

And then there's guns, which mostly do fuck all damage, but are used for parrying.

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« Reply #86 on: April 30, 2019, 02:37:54 AM »
How does a gun work for parrying. Of the footage Iíve seen I like the starter weapon in BB. I think itís a saw? And it stretches? I see no other reason to use any other weapon because itís fast and occupies an obscene amount of space. But thatís only from my observation.
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« Reply #87 on: April 30, 2019, 03:46:15 AM »
Borys is wrong, starting saw in short form is awesome. Very fast high damage over time, just lacks range so you gotta be all ninja style in their face. Thereís other weapons I also had fun with in BB but in BB and Dark Souls 1-3 you only get enough of the upgrade items to max a single weapon on first play, so pick one and stick with it. I did the short saw and was totally happy with it.

Gun parry works like a parry with longer reach. Itís actually really cool because you just time it right to interrupt enemy/boss attacks and you get a special sound/animation to rush in and get a Sekiro style deathblow attack that does massive damage.

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« Reply #88 on: April 30, 2019, 03:47:20 AM »
https://www.reddit.com/r/bloodborne/comments/4c3og1/guide_bloodborne_beginner_tips/

I am really looking forward to BB.

I think ultimately I prefer the combat in older soulsborne games than Sekiro. The constant pressure, not ever having time to think, bosses with four forms thing just turns the game into a chore of endurance eventually. I think they went too hard in a direction of ďwe donít want this to be SoulsĒ and created new problems.

Still love the game though. But that end game.
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« Reply #89 on: April 30, 2019, 03:57:24 AM »
Saw squad here.
Closed up saw is basically the game's long sword, fast and versatile.

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« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2019, 04:41:28 AM »
Sekiro DLC, if they're doin it.

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« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2019, 04:41:50 AM »
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« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2019, 05:00:13 AM »
How does a gun work for parrying.

It's basically an interrupt of their attack that stuns them for a second (like a DS parry) allowing you to do a visceral attack for M A S S I V E  D A M A G E.

"Backstabs" are also a lot more satisfying than DS, because you can only get them with a charged back attack, which stuns enemies like the parry.
It's not as simple as walk in circle and eventually the AI will derp out and you'll get a free backstab.

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« Reply #93 on: April 30, 2019, 07:03:41 AM »
Im pretty sure i played BB with a saw, was really good

Im still undecided on the build ill use in DS1.

Pyro, Quality or Dex... Cleric?

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« Reply #94 on: April 30, 2019, 07:29:03 AM »
sheeit, i didn't think Quality builds were really a thing in Dark Souls, but turns weapons like claymore do scale well split between str and dex :doge of course being c/c makes sense. been quite a while since i played dark souls.... aside frm my first run i always played some kinda spellsword with only base physical stats in dks1

mugenmonkey build

Good list of weps https://darksouls.wiki.fextralife.com/Weapons

Might actually have to pick up the switch remaster and give it another run through :doge
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« Reply #96 on: April 30, 2019, 08:47:44 AM »
So your plan is:

Sekiro --> BB --> DS1?

Sound plan, hope you don't bail out in the middle. Be sure to play both games (BB, DS1) with the DLCs. BB DLC is fucking CRAY CRAY.

Yeah man.

Sekiro -> BB -> DS1-3 in order

The BB I ordered has DLC on the disc, and Dark Souls trilogy which I will be ordering eventually has dlc on the discs as well to my knowledge.

So I will be going through Dark Souls Remastered. Which honestly just looks like Dark Souls 1. I had been meaning to get it and give Dark Souls another shot. Putting all the games in one box is great.
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« Reply #97 on: April 30, 2019, 09:17:01 AM »
This guy has a lot of helpful advice. Also as a player of fighting games now, I just have a different mindset. Especially since one of the games he listed as actually hard (Street Fighter III: Third Strike) is actually a game I play and learning to play competitively. Comparing Souls games to the cutthroat environment of Third Strike competition is...well, not even fair. Iíve always liked challenging games but my definition on what a challenge is has dramatically changed.



Also like me he gave Dark Souls a shot 2-3 times. Seems to be a recurring theme with the game.
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« Reply #98 on: April 30, 2019, 10:40:05 AM »
Cindi, didn't you play Demon's Souls anyway? You already know everything you need to know with that.

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« Reply #99 on: April 30, 2019, 02:45:43 PM »
Yeah but :idont It was a long time ago.
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« Reply #100 on: April 30, 2019, 03:05:57 PM »
Why are so many soulsborne youtubers British?
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« Reply #101 on: April 30, 2019, 03:23:32 PM »
I'm not looking forward to Dark Souls 2. :lol

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« Reply #102 on: April 30, 2019, 04:05:45 PM »
Considering this order:

Sekiro -> BB -> DS1 -> Demon's  -> break and play Dragon's Dogma which has been on my list -> DS3 -> Nioh -> DS2

I always wondered why people were negative about DS2 but after that video lmao Now I know why. Looks badly designed and only makes DeS and DkS look better.
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« Reply #103 on: April 30, 2019, 05:11:28 PM »
Im going for a Cleric build, just got to the Tauren who killed me lol even though I know what to do. Last soulsbourne i played was BB like 4 years ago so Im a bit rusty.

Or old or shit   :doge

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« Reply #104 on: April 30, 2019, 05:54:05 PM »
Dark Souls 2 is pretty good. Don't get the hate. There's like one stage which sucks but the main areas are pretty great. Some really neat lore stuff too.

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« Reply #105 on: April 30, 2019, 11:44:57 PM »
Im going for a Cleric build, just got to the Tauren who killed me lol even though I know what to do. Last soulsbourne i played was BB like 4 years ago so Im a bit rusty.

Or old or shit   :doge

WoG, Sunlight Blade and DMB are the nuts in this game  :lawd

Starting with the mace is sick, I done this before and just rock the mace most of the game. A scaling with str at +15. also highly rec grabbing astoras straight sword right near the beginning down next to the sleeping dragon. Absolutely demolishes the early game, can go str8 down into darkroot and start semi sequence skipping stuff (inherent divine dmg lets you kill skeles str8 away in catacombs too)
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Dark Souls 2 is pretty good. Don't get the hate. There's like one stage which sucks but the main areas are pretty great. Some really neat lore stuff too.
I get the hate, but i also like DkS2 a lot, the one i've sinked more hours into, if anything because there's so much content.
It's not like other games in tthe series are ultra polished anyway.

But some design decisions were indeed, absolutely demented (ADP, soul memory, enemy despawning and insane weapon degradation).

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picked up the steam remaster to play along with a cleric too, whipped through to ring the garg bell then forgot how to get down to blight town when not using the master key, or where the capra demon was. just potted around for a while figuring i'd find it exploring but ended up checking a guide. through the door with a key just after meeting solaire  ::) been a while. beat the capra demon and missed the path to the right, so fucked around again looking for the door before the "demon" interpreting that as taurus demon in the wikinote i read, but it was the capra ofc. v dumb. bad memories of that area when i first played in 2014, mostly avoided it apart from grabbing grigs on subsequent play throughs and bailing out to do the valley of drakes entrance. first encounter back then w capra demon they seemed a hell of a lot worse 1 shotting me a few times just as i exited the gate. idk, was fine now and i haven't pumped vit at all. maybe they unfucked him from aggroing so quick as you exit the fog now?

had a few deaths leading up to the gargoyles and thought of cindi, one was the magician x gank squad and hallway camera stuck in wall jank, 4 directional rolling has messed me up a lil bit too trying to take advantage of the ai like in ds3 and get the ez backstabs instead just rolling straight into them and getting pummeled (mainly just a few deaths chipping away at havel). another just after that with some invasion troll posing as a barrel on the landing just before the fog gate and 1 shotting me with a mighty soul arrow then looking at me with the binoculars. hadn't seen that taunt before  :lol
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Also reinstalled PtDE, and this game it's so easy compared to future FROM games, quite comfy in that sense.

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Should I get lighting spear asap? Already put 6 points in faith (and a few in end and vit) ,need 10 more.

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Re: Cindi plays Soulsborne series. Please help Cindi enjoy these games.
« Reply #111 on: May 01, 2019, 10:32:01 AM »
Also this ďplay/watch what you likeĒ is some preposterous shit. How does anyone develop taste by staying in their comfort zone? The reason my taste is so damn good is because Iíve fought hard to be eclectic as possible. At one point in time I liked every game genre and probably had the most diverse game taste on this site besides Demi. The only reason I canít stand modern games is their hand holding, waypoints, and endless tutorials.

I know this is from several days ago and I don't know if anyone else made this point to you, but it's called "the first 30 or whatever years you've been alive so far." This is a natural part of life. I don't play shit in genres I know I don't like anymore just so I can "have an experience" everyone else is having. And some shit I used to enjoy when I was younger (harder games) I just don't enjoy as much any longer because, quite frankly, I'm 41 and my reflexes and hand/eye coordination are shit and can't physically do what I used to do in order to be successful at those games anymore.
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Re: Cindi plays Soulsborne series. Please help Cindi enjoy these games.
« Reply #112 on: May 01, 2019, 10:54:29 AM »
Also this ďplay/watch what you likeĒ is some preposterous shit. How does anyone develop taste by staying in their comfort zone? The reason my taste is so damn good is because Iíve fought hard to be eclectic as possible. At one point in time I liked every game genre and probably had the most diverse game taste on this site besides Demi. The only reason I canít stand modern games is their hand holding, waypoints, and endless tutorials.

I know this is from several days ago and I don't know if anyone else made this point to you, but it's called "the first 30 or whatever years you've been alive so far." This is a natural part of life. I don't play shit in genres I know I don't like anymore just so I can "have an experience" everyone else is having. And some shit I used to enjoy when I was younger (harder games) I just don't enjoy as much any longer because, quite frankly, I'm 41 and my reflexes and hand/eye coordination are shit and can't physically do what I used to do in order to be successful at those games anymore.

Yeah, that's fair. I think the point still stands for like non-reflex games it's always good to be open to trying new stuff that you might like.

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Tbf, Iíve always hated hand holding. Itís why I could never get into Okami. Ive always enjoyed exploring, making my own rules, mastering systems. Back in the day, I enjoyed the freedom that came with games. In that, rules can be broken. Or you had the freedom to explore to your own liking. Itís a big reason I was big on RPGs (especially j) and open world sandbox like gta. So the more games handhold, the less I like. It is by far and beyond my biggest gaming pet peeve and I have never been able to overcome it. I loathe it with a thousand suns.

As for hand eye reflex coordination, in my experience that can be built up and maintained if practiced. I feel like my reflexes are better now than in my 20ís. Might be the fighters, I have no idea.

I completely get you though.
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Ehhh, thereís a reason why most esports players are out by 30s/40s, same as with regular sports players. I definitely donít have the twitch action reflexes I had during the ps2 days.

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:yeshrug

Old players like Daigo still play. Sako won Evo just a few years ago. Sako is 40. :idont

Of course, theyíre beasts. But if you watch the Co-operation Cup itís still full of people in their 30ís and 40ís kicking ass. I swear my reflexes are better. There was a study that showed neural plasticity is a thing and that older people can have the reflexes of someone younger.

Video games arenít physical sports. A big reason those guys retire is that their body breaks down. Video games have far less physical barrier unless youíre some pro smasher who has to retire due to carpal tunnel.

I am better now at games than I was in my teens. :yeshrug

I think there may be a way to recondition Snorenado.
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Tbh the biggest deterrent against games isnít reflexes or anything like that: itís time.
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Tbh the biggest deterrent against games isnít reflexes or anything like that: itís time.
This is true.  And what time allowed to play greatly affects how you play, imo.   I know it does me.  DS for example, feeling of losing progress when souls are lost and/or fighting the same enemies over again (regardless of running past them or not), it's hard to justify, "well, I gained some git gud I suppose"  :doge   Of course, the wee hours of the weekend I get to play my own games, I have some drank... that too hinders those reflexes some, but I still have fun.  :D

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I think it's multiple factors. There's age with brings its own degradation of course. But as we age our priorities also shift. You may not put in the time you once did in games because I mean, they're video games. And you might invest in other things like family or school or your job. As you play less games, your knack for games also lessens which also decreases muscle memory and reflexes. Of course our reflexes go down as a we age, but many of us stop playing games as much entirely, which is probably a bigger factor when it comes to being worse at games in our old age.

So maybe it's a question of finding a game that you like enough to play, if not hardcore, at least casually, that helps maintain those reflexes.

And it may not have to be the most demanding of games either:



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With what little time I have to play, I could never see myself playing for over an hour fighting one boss over and over again till I beat him, like Borys canÖ  Thatís where time tells me to say, fuck it, gotta move on.  Öwhich makes me struggle with Souls games.  But I want to play them so bad though, because I love action RPGs and the themes.  :noah