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Old 03-26-2015, 02:47 AM   #21
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Okay I think I have every right to be a little annoyed at having the level up function be gated behind either killing or dying to the cleric beast. Did not expect that and spent a stupid amount of time running around trying to find the person you level up at.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:07 AM   #22
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You can be annoyed all you want. Bloodborne sustains itself on your tears.

I lost 10k souls farming early. Didn't even realize I couldn't level up until I was at around 8k, lol.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:18 AM   #23
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The big, white guy with the axe is easysauce - intimidating at first, but he's easy to dodge around, dashing to the sides at melee range, and hack at his legs. One of them is his weak spot too or something, he sometimes falls down and lets me wail at him. The ball chain guy though.... fuck him -_-.

@Legacy, maybe, it was probably a nod to Demon's Souls, where you also had to kill the first boss before you could level up. Also to prove that you don't need stats to kill bosses, and that everyone has to kill the first boss on equal footing? Idk, I thought it was fine. But I'm used to that.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:55 AM   #24
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I struggled with Cleric, then 2 shot Gazza. I'd have one shot him, but, well, let's just say he surprised me.

The threaded cane did me no favours against Cleric. I dunno if it'd have been easier with one of the other two. Meh.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:41 PM   #25
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I'm just ready for the weekend so I can actually sit down and play for any length of time. I only got a couple hours in last night, and probably won't get the chance tonight. Killing me here.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:15 PM   #26
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Finally found a weapon that I really like. Ludwig's Holy Blade. It's definitely going to be a popular one. The longsword mode really reminds me of Blueblood Sword and Balder Swag Sword. Had the R1 been a two-hit combo instead of four, it would have been so perfect. But the claymore mode... oh my god. Better than any Souls Claymore, with forward, wide and fast swings, with Zwei R2. It staggers very well too.

And the fourth boss (for me - there are three bosses you can do in any order after the second boss) finally ended my boss kill streak, took three tries.

I have to say that the hunter npcs you fight are all pretty crazy
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:55 PM   #27
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I'm desperate to get Eileen the Crow's daggers. You can kill or, or let her die for them, but I can't do shit like that...

Even in a From game
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:56 PM   #28
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You don't have to fight the Cleric Beast to level, you could fight Gasciogne or pop an Eldritch Skull too. You just need a point of insight for her to open up.
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:02 PM   #29
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I'm not a fan of how little we're gushing over the little follower...dudes.

I dunno how, but they've made something that at first looked utterly horrifying seem absolutely adorable in no time at all. Maybe it's those ones chilling at the Echo vendor like it's a spa with their drinks.

I'm also loving reading the 'Bloodborn is a bad game' articles. Especially when they mention the 'hellish' run back to Cleric Beast, letting on that they haven't even bothered exploring and finding the shortcuts.

GIT GUD

The shortcuts aren't even that hard to find if you're looking for one. I expect people are just utterly failing without a map.

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Old 03-27-2015, 12:03 AM   #30
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Man, the Cleric Beast has my fricking number right now. Still, for my first Souls game, I'm having way more fun than my number of deaths should suggest lol.

Alright, so I got him on my third try which was just satisfying as fuck. Finally.

Edit 2; annnnnd I just found my new favorite thing. All hail the Kirkhammer. I mean, I loved the saw cleaver, but I can't not roll with the sword hammer combo.

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Old 03-27-2015, 05:44 AM   #31
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Talk about contrasts. First massive temple guard dude I encounter has an axe and is the easiest 700 echoes you'll ever get. Just dash behind before he can hit you with one of his massive slams (he lifts a leg up) and get off a full charge attack. Rinse repeat (I couldn't get a visceral off, maybe can't?)

The next one though? With the massive flail? Fuck that guy. If you get behind him he'll just sweep 360, and the area he's in makes dodging his long range slams.. problematic.

Edit: Got him. Cunt.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:35 AM   #32
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I don't know, I noticed last night I was having a hell of a time pulling off visceral attacks. Id nail the guy with my gun, he'd stagger, and then I just couldn't get it to work. Don't know what I'm doing wrong. I saw one guy post on reddit that he was having to hold r1 instead of just tapping it, so I'm hoping that'll fix it.
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It doesn't look like its possible to get a visceral attack off on the giants, or at the very least you have to wait for them to actually stagger and fall over but even then I've never been able to pull it off.
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Sam, don't rush it. I feel like every time I've missed my VA I've probably been hitting a directional button at the same time.

Those two ogres between the giants with their backs to you are perfect practise dummies.

Stagger one, ignore the other as it's charging its attack and tap R1 when he's down. Invulnerability and all that.

Just realised I sounded a bit 'serenity now' there.

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Just started. I'm curious, what Origin did everyone choose? I chose Waste of Skin.
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Cursed Fate. It has the highest item discovery value (which you can only see once you're in game).

It's worth it for the blood vials alone.
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I picked Veteran since I decided on a quality character. Item discovery? I have it at base, and I've had to sell bullets and blood vials to make more space, lol.

This game... it started all about blood and beasts, but after Yharnam, turns into Cthulhu nightmares.
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I picked Veteran since I decided on a quality character. Item discovery? I have it at base, and I've had to sell bullets and blood vials to make more space, lol.

This game... it started all about blood and beasts, but after Yharnam, turns into Cthulhu nightmares.
They're not the only things that drop. I often get multiples of rarer items too. Twin bloodshards etc.

I imagine that quality/ frequency changes the further into the game you are.
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I'm baked right now and I can't wait till I get to this part of the game. Pant shitting will commence soon.
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Don't sell bullets and vials, man. Extras go straight into your storage at Hunters rest, and it refills your inventory up to twenty when you die if you have enough. I haven't ever came close to running out of either. I picked veteran, cause I wanted to do a strength build. Hugplx, is it worth dumping a point or two into that stat? Or is the gap to wide to not even bother?
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