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#1 Posted by plaintomato (598 posts) -

@sooty said:

Being there on day 1 has no value at all...

There's plenty of value. Information is harder to find, less consistent, confused by misinterpretation, and surrounded by misinformation. But whatever, you can play the game blind anytime.

More importantly, in a month or so, the game will be saturated with experienced players. As white phantoms, they will be able to walk you through the levels too easily. As invaders, they will be more highly optimized, better geared, and have superior tactical knowledge. Since the game is designed for player interaction, if you play off-line you are missing a key part of the experience, so playing offline isn't an acceptable solution to the problem of a quickly maturing player base.

Before then, you get to enjoy the mass of community confusion, experimentation, and developing characters. That opportunity has a very limited shelf life. Take it or leave it as you like. BTW, many who will be playing on PC will be buying on PS3/360 first and then buying again on PC...so while Day 1 on PC will afford the same hysteria to a degree, there will still be a lot of experts running around on PC Day 1.

#2 Edited by plaintomato (598 posts) -

I have neither, but I voted anyway because there isn't an option for "I don't qualify, let me see". Just saying...your poll is effed because human nature.

#3 Posted by plaintomato (598 posts) -

@tesla said:

I want to be able to sample all of the weapons...so I want to have the STR and DEX to do so.

Exactly this. I really don't like the idea of seeing a cool new weapon, and not being able to try it on. STR/DEX it is.

#4 Posted by plaintomato (598 posts) -

You can't win 'em all, at least 360 gets the lots-of-hackers feature.

#5 Posted by plaintomato (598 posts) -

If I have a set of USB wireless headphones connected to my PS3, it automatically overrides / turns off / mutes the audio output to the TV (through both HDMI and Composite). I supposed that's some kind of convenience so you don't have to mute the TV or something, but it's not what I want. I want both.

Turning on Audio Multi-Output in the Sound Settings menu doesn't solve the problem.

Anybody know if there's a way around this, that doesn't involve using the optical out?

#6 Edited by plaintomato (598 posts) -
#7 Edited by plaintomato (598 posts) -

Anyone use this? I just bought one. It started eternally booting and would never finish booting. A video on youtube told me to put it in the freezer. No really. That worked and it booted up. So then I did the first thing Avermedia said to do: update the firmware before using the software. The update failed. Tried again as instructed and the update froze. Now the unit won't even power on. So...

  • Is this thing really just a POS? Or was I just unlucky?
  • What else is recommended, that works for PS3 and is likewise expected to be compatible with PS4?

I don't really care about consoles older than the 360/PS3, but the thing might as well be as future-proof as possible for whatever I may decide to use it for down the road. That's why I went with the LGP, but finding out my problem is common enough for 1200 views of a video telling you to put it in the freezer...well, I'm feeling justifiably concerned. Niche tech is such pain in the ass.

#8 Edited by plaintomato (598 posts) -

Okay, for anyone who stumbles across this thread here's the real way to grind for PBS:

  1. Level to between 100 and 140, dupe some Stones of Ephemeral Eyes if you need to, and go to a multiplayer hot spot during prime-time hours to be invaded.
  2. Message everyone you meet: "have purebladestone?". Also message blue sign people while you are waiting for invasions.
  3. You'll have a purebladestone within an hour or two instead of days and days of endless grinding.

The Souls community is awesome. They love to troll and kill you, but they'll help you in a heartbeat. You don't have to win, you can just practice dying less easily if that's your skill set, but you will have PBS in no time and you won't be near as bored as killing that stupid black skeleton a million times. Plus your friends list will grow if you want it to. Thank me later.

This also works in Demon's and Dark for getting help with a boss you can't find summons for...

#10 Edited by plaintomato (598 posts) -

Yeah, nobody bothers to carry around orange soap just to rate messages. Nobody bothers to carry an indictment either, which really killed the Darkmoon Blade covenant. Sounds like they're eliminating that stuff for Dark Souls 2 though. Yay.

Anyway, as for the PBS, I have an Asian server SL110 or 115 with a PBS if anybody needs one on the Asian version.

And I have an SL141 on the NA server that doesn't have a PBS, but could transfer a PBS from a SL120 to your 161, if you find a 120 that's willing. I'd like a PBS for that build anyway. Part of your problem is that you leveled so high. Most don't go over 125 and I think 141 or 143 or something is as high as you could go and still be w/in range of 120.