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#2 Edited by Baillie (4175 posts) -

Scanlon? Scanlon? SCAANLOOOOOOOOOON!!

#3 Edited by Baillie (4175 posts) -

@namco51: You coulda just asked, I would have told you that!

#4 Posted by Baillie (4175 posts) -

I'm going to read this after I comment, but Well done. Incredible title.

I didn't even realise it.

#5 Posted by Baillie (4175 posts) -

I'll read through this more thoroughly in a while, but while glancing down... Meryl's codec is in the game manual!

#6 Edited by Baillie (4175 posts) -

As I haven't bought the game, I didn't want to sway the vote anyway.

#7 Posted by Baillie (4175 posts) -

@baillie said:

@wemibelec90 said:

@dudeglove said:

Overall it's easier than S-ranking DS1

You're crazy. I did it twice, with the first time taking a decent amount of time and effort just because I didn't know what I would need. With proper planning, however, my second run of S-ranking DS1 (PC then X360 version) took no effort whatsoever. I'm sure I could do it even faster if I wanted it a third time.

DSII is harder just because of the spells, as some of them have rather tedious requirements to obtain. I don't have any desire to ever S-rank it, just because of those.

How can you call it tedious when the only thing hard about it is getting to NG++?

Hidden Weapon is the one spell you can't purchase from Chancellor Whatever McGhostface in Drangleic's foyer in NG++. Darklurker's boss soul also isn't the simplest thing to obtain, depending on which area you're accessing the Abyss from. But I consider those easier than trying to kill Smough first over Ornstein in DkS1, or chopping off Seath's tail solo.

Also I'm pretty sure the Knight's honor achievement for the first game requires all the rings for it to count along with weapons and armor. Can you imagine doing that for the no-bonfire/no-deaths/CoC covenant in the second game?

The bell keeper one is.. I guess a little tedious. It was only 30 though, and you seemed to always get summoned while you had the ring on. So much so, I had to take it off sometimes. I actually did a no-bonfire/no-death/CoC run in the same run. It was exhilarating, but man I wouldn't have done it 3 separate times, that would have been tedious.

#8 Posted by Baillie (4175 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

Overall it's easier than S-ranking DS1

You're crazy. I did it twice, with the first time taking a decent amount of time and effort just because I didn't know what I would need. With proper planning, however, my second run of S-ranking DS1 (PC then X360 version) took no effort whatsoever. I'm sure I could do it even faster if I wanted it a third time.

DSII is harder just because of the spells, as some of them have rather tedious requirements to obtain. I don't have any desire to ever S-rank it, just because of those.

How can you call it tedious when the only thing hard about it is getting to NG++?

#9 Posted by Baillie (4175 posts) -

It was pretty easy to S-Rank. Getting to NG++ wasn't hard at all. Once you've played through it once, you can pretty much rush through a second time, to get to Drangleic a third. The bell keeper covenant is probably the second easiest to level up as you get summoned all the time.

#10 Posted by Baillie (4175 posts) -

@stoodspoon said:

@vierastalo: Then what is

Crunch.

Yes, because that's a part of game development. Crunch just means a lot of work in a short amount of time.