Puchiko's forum posts

#1 Edited by Puchiko (55 posts) -

I am tired of all these topics about how much people feel cheated out of their subscription money. I mean if $4.16 since a month is too much of a hassle for you, then maybe you should put down the starbucks you get every morning or what ever vice you have. People make it sound like its costing them $50 dollars a month when most people spend that much on non essentials every week.

I'm just happy to support a site and people I love and don't ask to be rewarded in kind.

#2 Posted by Puchiko (55 posts) -

I'm on my NG+ run and have been trying to get Sunlight medals but have been running into a problem. According to a wiki I read, it says you just need to do co-op while in the Heirs of the Sun covenant or with someone else who is. So far I have not been able to get any medals from summoning non covenant members but if they summon me, I get a medal.

Is this the way it is supposed to work or a glitch? This is really annoying because there is rarely any sunbro signs when I play and I got summoned only once in a 3 hour play session last night. This is the only multiplayer thing I need to get the Platinum trophy and farming Falconers does not seem appealing to me.

#3 Edited by Puchiko (55 posts) -

You should steal Danny Odwyer from gamespot

#4 Posted by Puchiko (55 posts) -

@heyguys said:

@puchiko: They're not. Giantbomb obviously has discretion over what appears on their own site and they made the decision to take down the article no one else.

Its not their discretion if they were forced to take it down by a angry internet lynch mob.

#5 Edited by Puchiko (55 posts) -

@joshwent said:

This could only be deemed "unfair" if the sway that GB has was taking money away from one Kickstarter and giving it to another. This certainly could be the case with some individuals, but it doesn't reflect the actions myself, any donors I've ever known or any others I've heard about.

If there's a game that someone would want to help fund, and they see it on this site and then do so, it has no significant effect on any other Kickstarter. Featuring a game here that has a Kickstarter might definitely help that project get funded, but there's nothing unfair about it at all.

Tell that to the guy who is working on his own and Kickstarter is his only way of making his personal project a reality. His message to Alex to check out his project or try a demo prior to a project launch will be ignored 100% of the time mostly on the fact that it is a Kickstarter project and not on any of it's merits as a game. Why should big companies get preferential treatment?

It's not GB's job to look out for the every little start up. IGN, Gamespot, Kotaco, and the other "BIG" sites will do that already. GB is a niche site that covers what they like and its a site built on personal convictions which is what I love. They aren't don't cover everything and I'm glad they don't. So why should they to be to blame when every wannabe indie asks for money and they don't cover it?

#6 Posted by Puchiko (55 posts) -

So if Jeff got cancer and he started a kickstarter to pay for medical bills (like some others have) and the site reported on it, people would get upset as well? This is their site and and they can report on anything they want IMHO.

#7 Posted by Puchiko (55 posts) -

Thanks for the suggestions about Kay's LPs. Really enjoyed the first 2 episodes so far and will probably go back and watch her Dark Souls LP as well. Contrary to what I may have implied I am not yelling at the screen all the time or am angry while I watch these LPs, I was only making observations on things that bothered me. It's no different than Gary Whitta telling someone to "shoot that guy!".

Really tempted to get this on PC after watching of LPs of that port but crossing fingers for a PS4 port now that Kadokawa bought them, a port is more likely (if still slim).

#8 Edited by Puchiko (55 posts) -

@karkarov said:

Personally I suggest you find better Let's Plays to watch.

I am not watching these to learn new stuff. Just for the entertainment value and seeing other people's reaction to game. The three I chose to watch was because of their differing personalities. Epic is highly skilled and versed in the lore. Jumpin seemed to be a troll so I thought it would be funny to see how that brain works. And Jeff is an adult with little free time which I sympathize with.

The point I was trying to get across was that it seems the frustration I see seems to stem from people not bothering to learn how to play a game or pay attention. I play my games a little bit like Brad where I look in every nook and cranny and backtrack and second guess a lot. And a little like Vinny where I have an obsession to collect everything.

I respect Jeff Green a whole lot and was not trying to diss him. It just surprised me that after beat Dark Souls that he was having such trouble with the sequel.

#9 Posted by Puchiko (55 posts) -

I've finally beaten the game finally and before I do my NG+++ I have been watching other people's lets plays (Epicnamebro, Jeff Green, and Jumpin) and something in common has been bothering me about the latter two. I know they are trying get comedic value out of their streams but a lot of the frustration they have over the difficulty and confusion in the game seems to stem from them rushing through the game. Skipping over conversations and not looking around every corner, they miss out on a lot and then complain how stupid the game is during the stream.

I couldn't believe that in both streams they couldn't figure out how to even customize their character appearance. Its not listed as button press but they aren't newbs to gaming either and just trying other buttons they could have figured it out. They also completely skipped over the tutorial areas, then went on to complain that the didn't know how some of the controls worked. In Majula I kept yelling at the screen to talk to the NPCs after for 3 episodes Jumpin couldn't figure out how to level up. And it goes on and on....

Is this where the majority of people's belief this game is hard and obstuse comes from? Dark Souls to me is all about atmosphere and exploration and on NG it took me about 80 hours. I didn't get 100 percent of the items and could have beat the game in less than half the time but I enjoyed the journey. Hindsight is 20/20 and watching other people play and their play styles is fun and frustrating at the same time.

#10 Edited by Puchiko (55 posts) -

I did some testing last night while messing around with a Hex build. Before I had 99 INT on my Sorc build and was doing 807 dmg on the Giant Lord with Soul Spear. Dropping down INT to 80 dropped my dmg to 759. Not a big difference but on some enemies that I would normally take down in 3 hits were now taking 4 hits. I don't do PVP so the damage difference doesn't appear to be that big difference but in a long run having that extra cast could add up? I'm so frugal that I don't use herbs or forget I have them most of the time.

Also I was at 75 ATN and dropping down to 60 my cast speed only dropped 2 points. The extra attunement slot would have been nice but I find myself only relying on 3-4 spells at most. I might just grind out to SL 300ish so my I can do a ultra greatsword build that can still roll and wear Havel's set.