Well this makes me sad all over again.
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So, the first comment is at 6:33 PM ET. The amount pledged in the screenshot is $51,711 from 1,403 backers.
As of 11:50 PM ET, the Kickstarter page shows they are at $59,637 from 1,624 backers.
So, assuming the above screenshot was taken close to the post time, I wonder how much of the $7,926 from 221 backers raised in the last ~6 hours can be attributed directly to this article?
I can't even get the game to start. I installed it on my HDD. I go to run the game, and it appears to begin loading. Then, I get the "Disconnected from Xbox Live" notice, I assume to install a day 1 patch, but it freezes right there and locks up my 360. I don't even get the option to install the patch like any other time a patch is available. I'm going to try it will disconnected from Live next.
EDIT: Nope, doesn't even load if logged out. Just goes to a black screen and the drive just spins and spins until I manually turn it off. What crap.
EDIT 2: Had to uninstall it to get it to work. Patch downloaded and applied and game booted to menu. I'm trying to re-install it to the HDD now.
I lost 17000+ and 6 humanities when I fell into an unseen shaft in the Depths. Got cursed, too. A couple of minutes later my upstairs neighbor came downstairs and knocked on the door. "Is everything okay in there? I heard screaming, and I just want to make sure you're okay."
My first encounter with the frogs did not go well. I discovered them after defeating the Rat King. I was strutting down a side tunnel when *poof*, I fell down an unseen shaft. I got on my feet, brushed the crap off of my pants, and then a pair of these bug-eyed freaks jumped me spewing their accursed fumes all around me. I could barely see what was going on much less do anything to get away or defend myself. A moment later I respawned in Undead Burg, cursed and clueless. I rolled into the fetal position and muttered over and over, "They can't get me here." My girlfriend got home from work twenty minutes later, brought me some cookies and milk, and told me everything was going to be alright.
What does she know of the evils I have seen?
The cookies were pretty good, by the way.
I started out as a Wanderer. I'm level 32 now. Early, I was fairly neutral. Once I hit 22 I started to dump points into Dex and Endurance. I was planning on doing a PvE build for my first time through the game, but the siren song of the Forest Hunter covenant called and I answered. Now, I swapped my Drake sword for a Iaido +7, my Wanderer armor for the ninja gear shown in Rorie's article, and a fancy ring that makes me nearly invisible.
To my fellow adventurers, I apologize in advance for those I may kill in the forest. I have tasted the blood of men, and I find that I enjoy it.
Also, Sen's Fortress just scares me. So, I'm kind of stalling before I go in there.
Or a character you rescue from a locked cell might wind up returning to camp and murdering other friendly NPCs while you’re out killing bosses.
That was exactly my reaction. Ever since I rescued one particular character I'd been wondering if he was going to be like Yurt from Demon's Souls, since he was giving off an evil vibe. Now after what Rorie said I think I'm going to have to go kill him and hope that he actually was a bad guy and hasn't already caused too much trouble.
If you want to know one way or the other, the man in the golden armor is named Knight Lautrec of Carim. I'm sure you can find a wiki about him if you Google it.
That would have to be the best gaming journalism/article I have read in about four years and that's not an overstatement.
I was thinking the same thing. I love this game so far, and his final paragraph describes my feelings quite accurately. My feelings on the game aside, I will keep an eye out for more stuff written by Rory because of this article. It was very well written.