Anyone else get this over the holidays?

#1 Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab (668 posts) -

In the Undead Burg. I'm enjoying myself immensely. Got the drake sword, too. I love it, but I wish it was a spear.

#2 Posted by Weesh (58 posts) -

Yeah I got this for Christmas, got the drake sword and can finally use it with my shield not 2 handed. Had my first fuuuuuuuu moment. Got about 10000 souls to level myself at, stupidly died tried to get back quickly and died again so lost my souls. Oh Dark Souls and my impatience, how I hate you.

#3 Posted by bybeach (4829 posts) -

I got it at a pre-christmas sale at a/the big online store. Someday, I will take the plastic off....

#4 Posted by Xeteh (51 posts) -

I got it for Christmas, I just put it in today (I had been playing Saints Row: The Third) and I got ganked by another player about 40 minutes in.  :|

#5 Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab (668 posts) -

@Xeteh: Nice. I just got Saints Row: The Third on the last day of the Steam deals. My world was invaded just after I beat the Helkite Drake. The other player poisoned me and then just ran away whenever I tried to attack them. They kited me all the way to that guy on the battlements admiring the sun. In my zeal, I accidentally poked the NPC and turned him aggro. Eventually the poison caught up to me and I couldn't manage to kill the other player. Didn't realize the option to purchase NPC forgiveness was available a few hours from where I was, so I killed that NPC and took his stuff. After reading some of the wikis, I get the feeling I just deprived myself of one of the few truly friendly NPCs in the game. Dark Souls is some real shit, son.

#6 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

@MuttersomeTaxicab: Be careful with that Drake Sword, it's a bit of a newbie trap. Make sure you keep a regular weapon on hand and keep upgrading it when you can. By the time you get to Sen's Fortress your upgraded normal weapon will be more powerful than the Drake Sword.

If you ever need help, look for the golden summon signs! \o/

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@arch4non said:

@MuttersomeTaxicab: Be careful with that Drake Sword, it's a bit of a newbie trap. Make sure you keep a regular weapon on hand and keep upgrading it when you can. By the time you get to Sen's Fortress your upgraded normal weapon will be more powerful than the Drake Sword.

If you ever need help, look for the golden summon signs! \o/

I haev 360 version. I need a reason to hop back in. Do you know if I AM in new game plus if I can join non new game plus people? Like can they summon me? 
#8 Posted by Brodehouse (9950 posts) -

Fuckin Dark Souls is the blackest lump of coal to fill your stocking.

#9 Posted by BSw (252 posts) -

Bought it during the holiday as well, but I yet need to start. I really want to, though, so I hope to be able to fling it in the 360 very soon. I haven't been looking forward to a game like this is quite some time.

#10 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1247 posts) -

I got it. I am really loving it!

#11 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man: If you're in the same level range as people they'll still be able to summon you. 20-40 is good for general summons, anything past 60 is sort of a no man's land. 120 seems to be the set level for end-game PVP.

#12 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@arch4non said:

@The_Laughing_Man: If you're in the same level range as people they'll still be able to summon you. 20-40 is good for general summons, anything past 60 is sort of a no man's land. 120 seems to be the set level for end-game PVP.

Im level 65...guess I do not really haev to worry about being invaded. 
 
I heard that you can invaded people 10% of your soul level. So that means 6 levels up and 6 levels down right? Ive heard stories of level 100s invading level 10s. 
#13 Posted by StrainedEyes (1324 posts) -

I got this when it came out but I just recently started a second character. I really really like this game, and it's definitely a lot easier after you've played a bunch of it. Putting 60 hours into character 1 makes character 2 almost a breeze. The game in general isn't super hard if you just play smart.

#14 Posted by BSw (252 posts) -

@BSw said:

Bought it during the holiday as well, but I yet need to start. I really want to, though, so I hope to be able to fling it in the 360 very soon. I haven't been looking forward to a game like this is quite some time.

And just lost my first souls. Fuckdamnit, this game is going to take me a looooong time.

#15 Edited by Chippy180 (161 posts) -

After a while losing souls isn't a problem. As Vinny said, it's cathartic. I lost 40k souls yesterday and didn't sweat it. It's sort of like death by 1,000,000 cuts.

@arch4non said:

@MuttersomeTaxicab: Be careful with that Drake Sword, it's a bit of a newbie trap. Make sure you keep a regular weapon on hand and keep upgrading it when you can. By the time you get to Sen's Fortress your upgraded normal weapon will be more powerful than the Drake Sword.

If you ever need help, look for the golden summon signs! \o/

Yeah suhn!

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#16 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

I really need to get back into it. As other's have said and I will say now, don't put all your eggs into the Drake Sword basket, it will only get you so far. I'm now rolling with a electric spear and it's holding up alright but I think I need a new weapon; also get a good shield!

#17 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Dylabaloo said:

I really need to get back into it. As other's have said and I will say now, don't put all your eggs into the Drake Sword basket, it will only get you so far. I'm now rolling with a electric spear and it's holding up alright but I think I need a new weapon; also get a good shield!

Eagle shield and claymore wreck most mobs. And bitch slap all invaders. 
#18 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man: Thank you Sir, I've been needing a new shield!

#19 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Dylabaloo said:

@The_Laughing_Man: Thank you Sir, I've been needing a new shield!

Eagle shield is the lightest Great shield you can get. 
#20 Posted by StrainedEyes (1324 posts) -

@Dylabaloo said:

I really need to get back into it. As other's have said and I will say now, don't put all your eggs into the Drake Sword basket, it will only get you so far. I'm now rolling with a electric spear and it's holding up alright but I think I need a new weapon; also get a good shield!

The electric spear upgraded to +5 if what I used to get through the game the first time. And as stated, the Eagle shield is a fantastic one.

#21 Edited by MentalDisruption (1635 posts) -

Congrats to everyone who's received it for the holidays. May your days be filled with jolly co-operation!

#22 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@MentalDisruption said:

Congrats to everyone who's received it for the holidays. May your days be filled with jolly co-operation!

#23 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

Cool to hear people liking it :)

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